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Mar 27, 2017

Notorious scares delivered on TV! 

Back in the early 1970's, Network TV executives started to make original movies to compete against Hollywood. They were fast, cheap and, occasionally, great!

Many of these telefilms were horror movies. Some of those network TV-produced movies generated some genuine scares, and sent kids to bed to have nightmares. 

Not to mention that some of these movies were the starting ground for great writers, directors, and make up artists. 

In this episode, horror film journalist Scott Drebit from Daily Dead ( and I talk about some classic TV horror movies that you can hunt down and watch on the internet. 

Some still pack a good scary punch.

You can contact Scott Drebit on Twitter: @phantasm2

Read Scott's articles on "Drive-in Dust-offs"

Read Scott's articles on "It Came from the Tube"


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Movies Discussed:

Duel (1971) (ABC)

The Night Stalker (1972) (ABC)

Gargoyles (1972) (CBS)

Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) (CBS-Saturday Night Movies)

Trilogy of Terror (1975) (ABC)

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) (ABC)

When Michael Calls (1972) (ABC)

Satan’s Triangle (1975) (ABC)

Salem’s Lot (1979) (CBS) Miniseries

Don’t Go to Sleep (1982) (ABC)

The Paper Man (1971) (CBS)

A Cold Night's Death (1973) (ABC)