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Ghoulie
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:00 pm  Reply with quote



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An oldie but such a goodie.

I truly believe this show proves that Hitch could lead you down a dark corridor and then without warning he throws you down a new path. The twists and shocks come flying and pulverize you in the last scene. It's hard for me to pick anyone higher than him but when I think of the reduxes of his hits such as the upcoming BIRDS film I feel blue. Heck, I can't feel like my day has been completed unless I hear his "Good Eeeevenning". He was so much more than Mrs. Bates or the necktie killer. A good example would be the episode concerning a kid walking around with a loaded gun or a pompous employer who frantically needs help after being paralyzed in a car accident. Suspense is a must in the genre and it is wonderful that we had someone like Alfred to perfect it. Twisted Evil
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ajburton29
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:43 pm  Reply with quote



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I watched this show on Nick at Nite way back in the 80s.
I haven't seen this show in almost 20 years.
Most of the episodes would play like new to me today, I really don't remember most of them.
Occurance at Owl Creek (?) is the only one that I remember the end to.
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Samhain
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:25 pm  Reply with quote
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I LOVELOVELOVE this show and am happy that they're (slowly) releasing the seasons on DVD.

The best parts are the little "intros" with Sir Alfred himself. Thumbs Up
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Kryten Syxx
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:13 pm  Reply with quote



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http://www.dreadcentral.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1452&theme=Printer

He is coming back ... maybe.
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brainee
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:33 pm  Reply with quote



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Location: WI

ajburton29 wrote:
Most of the episodes would play like new to me today, I really don't remember most of them.
Occurance at Owl Creek (?) is the only one that I remember the end to.


Goes to show what you remember ... that a Twilight Zone episode you're thinking of Razz

My memory of this show is rather sketchy as well. I only remember 2 episodes. The one where the woman kills a guy with a leg of lamb (not a spoiler ... it happens early in the ep), and the gambling game about striking a lighter consecutively (loser loses a finger).

Anyone buy the DVD sets? I heard there were some encoding problems, and some people had trouble playing them.
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Ghoulie
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:59 pm  Reply with quote



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THE LIGHTER WAGER!

Tarantino did a nice spoof of that in Four Rooms. Chester and Norman make the same bet in the man from hollywood! Poor Ted.
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Zombie65
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 10:07 am  Reply with quote



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ajburton29 wrote:
I watched this show on Nick at Nite way back in the 80s.
I haven't seen this show in almost 20 years.
Most of the episodes would play like new to me today, I really don't remember most of them.
Occurance at Owl Creek (?) is the only one that I remember the end to.


Same here. Nick at Nite showed some cool stuff.
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pondo sinatra
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 12:55 pm  Reply with quote



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I still have every episode that the USA Network aired in the early eighties, neatly tucked away in my beta bin, alongside some of the 'new' episodes made in the eighties.
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ajburton29
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 5:14 am  Reply with quote



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Okay, I remember an episode now.
There is an escaped metal patient on the loose.
And these nurses are in this mental hospital (?) and are scared about this killer getting inside.
There is a larger female nurse working there that night, along with a younger prettier nurse.
And throughout the whole episode, it is made to seem as if the killer is in the house.
Near the end of the show, they see the door wide open, with a man standing behind the door, whom they all think is the escaped patient.
They open the door and find that the man is a hospital employee who has been killed.
Long story short, the larger female nurse is actually a man who is the escaped mental patient and has been posing as a nurse for the whole episode.
He attacks the pretty nurse and she grabs the wig off of his head.
An awesome episode that I really don't remember all of! Laughing
I really want to see it again.
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