Horror stories from the earliest days of television
Movie Lover: call me Z
somewhere out there
-- May, 12, 2006
Man, I hope Alpha can dig up some more episodes of Lights Out. I used to watch it late at night on The Sci-Fi Channel, so I know there are other, even creepier episodes out there. It's kind of a clumsy (yet charming) show, shot live on an ancient form of videotape. The two preserved here aren't bad, involving some hystrionics in a haunted house, and a sci-fi-ish tale about a guy with a magic watch. (If you pay attention you can watch the (pretty bad) actors flubbing lines). What these stories may lack in scares they make up for in historical interest. The opening narration is about as weird as anything ever shown on TV. "Hell-oooo..."
The episode of Witchcraft is good, and it's too bad it's the only one they ever made. And The Veil is always a great lost show; you can't go wrong with anything that has Boris Karloff in it.
Here's hoping for more volumes...