Thriller (1960–1962)
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A family of cannibalistic thieves menace a young couple, but the husband laughs off their scary Southern hotel as a joke. The lovebirds became lost on a second honeymoon and sought shelter ... See full summary »

Director:

Herschel Daugherty

Writers:

Henry Kuttner (story), Donald S. Sanford (adaptation)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Himself
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Rosamond Denham
Tom Poston ... Charlie Denham
John Carradine ... Jed Carta
Jack Lambert ... Lem Carta
Dorothy Neumann ... Ruthie Carta
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Storyline

A family of cannibalistic thieves menace a young couple, but the husband laughs off their scary Southern hotel as a joke. The lovebirds became lost on a second honeymoon and sought shelter in the spooky Baits Hotel, but were quickly locked in by the Carta Family. The gorgeous wife Rosalynn is appalled to find the Cartas have a private jail cell, containing haggard female relative Ruth Carta, who pleads for the young woman to release her. Written by David Stevens

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bats | moonshine | coffin as bed | See All (3) »


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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on Henry Kuttner's story "Masquerade", which appeared in the May 1942 issue of Weird Tales. See more »

Goofs

When Elizabeth Montgonery first puts on dry clothes, she is not wearing the string of pearls she had on upon entering the house. When she comes out of the kitchen, she is wearing the pearls again. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Totally delightful with fun twist.
26 October 2009 | by oldshawfanSee all my reviews

This is another one of my favorite episodes. It is not terrifying, but they were not trying to be. Even so, it does have it's genuinely creepy moments. The great John Carradine plays his creepy role with relish as the head of the family that could be vampires,cannibals or just plain murders. Also delightful are Tom Poston and Elizabeth Montgomery who play a young couple that come out of the storm to this creepy house, the wonderful psycho house. I absolutely loved all the cliché mocking touches being a fan of creepy shows and movies from childhood. I first saw thriller when I was five or six, but this show wasn't seen until a little less than ten years ago.

The amusing surprise ending was exquisite!


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