Thriller (1960–1962)
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The Hungry Glass 

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

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Douglas Heyes

Writers:

Robert Bloch (story), Douglas Heyes (adaptation)
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Episode cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Self
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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Not exactly subtle!
24 October 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In many ways, "The Hungry Glass" reminds me of the famous William Shatner "Twilight Zone" episode with the monster climbing on the wing of the airplane ("Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"). Both feature him obsessed about some terror that others cannot see and both feature him acting very broadly. The "Twilight Zone" episode worked very well...whereas "The Hungry Glass" didn't. I think much of it was because the episode would have worked better had his acting been more subtle. While I really like Shatner normally, here the director should have asked for LESS.

The episode finds a young couple buying an old house on a cliff. When they discover tons of old furnishings in the attic, they think it's their lucky day. Little did they know that their mirrors were evil and cursed!

The ending, to me, seemed really over-the-top and silly. A much better "Thriller" episode about mirrors is "The Prisoner in the Mirror"...."The Hungry Glass" is, in contrast, barely worth it as a time-passer.


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