This Is a Thriller: An Episode Guide, History and Analysis of the Classic 1960s Television Series

This Is a Thriller: An Episode Guide, History and Analysis of the Classic 1960s Television Series

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Overview

The late 1950s and early 1960s were the golden years of horror television. Anthology series such as Way Out and Great Ghost Tales, along with certain episodes of Twilight Zone and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, were among the shows that consistently frightened a generation of television viewers. And perhaps the best of them all was Thriller, hosted by Boris Karloff.
In Thriller the horror was gothic, with a darker, bleaker vision of life than its contemporaries. The show's origins and troubled history is first discussed here, followed by biographies of such key figures as producer William Frye, executive producer Hubbell Robinson, writers Robert Bloch and Donald S. Sanford, and Karloff. The episode guide covers all 67 installments, providing airdate, production credits, cast, plot synopses and critical evaluations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786419692
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/14/2004
Edition description: ALT
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alan Warren has published essays, short stories and articles in publications as varied as Film Comment, Publishers Weekly, Issac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Castle of Frankenstein, and Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine. His other books include the critical study Roald Dahl (Starmont House, 1994). He lives in Alameda, California.

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