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The Hungry Glass 

A married couple moves into a house that is haunted by images reflected in glass and mirrors.

Director:

Douglas Heyes

Writers:

Robert Bloch (story), Douglas Heyes (adaptation)
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Episode cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Himself
William Shatner ... Gil Thrasher
Joanna Heyes Joanna Heyes ... Marcia Thrasher
Russell Johnson ... Adam Talmadge
Elizabeth Allen ... Liz Talmadge
Clem Bevans ... Obed
Pitt Herbert ... Mr. Cabot
Donna Douglas ... Laura Bellman
Duane Grey ... Nephew
Ottola Nesmith ... Old Laura Bellman
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A married couple moves into a house that is haunted by images reflected in glass and mirrors.

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3 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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The house sits on a cliff many feet above the water, but in the view out the window, the sea appears to be at the same level as the house. See more »

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[first lines]
[a man who has a hook for a hand knocks loudly on the door, then turns to the doctor]
Nephew: I know she's in there, Doctor. She's always in there! With her cursed mirrors.
Old Laura Bellman: Go away! Oh, go away! Leave me alone, can't you? Leave me alone... with my mirrors.
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Bloch Does It Again
14 November 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is an excellent ghost story. It is atmospheric and has a great gimmick. It involves a young couple who buy a house, unseen, overlooking a cliff. The local residents, like in any good story, know that something is wrong in the house. As is always the case, the young people and their realtor, who knows some of the history, laugh about it. We find out that there is something about mirrors in the house having been responsible for deaths that has the locals spooked. The young man, played by William Shatner, has a history. He had a rough time in Korea and is rather fragile. When it comes to a fainting scene, he's the one who faints. Of course, we've been set up for the mirrors from the opening scene. The plot is developed slowly and the young couple try their best to avoid some awful truths. The realtor begins to realize that he has made a mistake in selling the house. The special effects are quite good. The key thing, however, is that this is again based on one of Robert Bloch's stories. He is one of our very best writers of supernatural and horror fiction (e.g. "Psycho"). I think this is a real achievement for a series I was ready to give up on.


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