—Frank Zappa “The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing”
I have the pleasure of sending to a good friend my no-longer-needed DVDs of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery (as the glorious Blu-Ray editions for all three seasons have now arrived.)
It crosses my mind, as I am sharing these with a friend, that I need to be highly selective about sharing these with the missus (who has zero appetite for horror) hence this list—just a start and therefore subject to expansion—of episodes suitable for horror-averse viewers:
From the Pilot:
“Escape Route” (author: Serling) a fugitive Nazi in South America meets Karma.
From Season 1:
“The Housekeeper” (author: Matthew Howard) Larry Hagman seeks to “cure” a bad marriage.
“The House” (author: Serling) Joanne Pettet in her Night Gallery inaugural, a gentle ghost story.
“Lone Survivor” (author: Serling) Arguably something of a re-tread of a Twilight Zone story.
“They’re Tearing Down Tim Riley’s Bar” (author: Serling) One of Serling’s hymns to nostalgia, and nominated for an Emmy.