CTVA Europe - "13 Demon Street" (1960) Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.

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13 Demon Street
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13 DEMON STREET
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Nordisk Tonefilm Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Created and Produced by Curt Siodmak

Swedish Anthology Series 1960 13 episodes x 30 min bw

Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.

Premise:
Veteran horror film writer/director Curt Siodmak created this eerie
anthology series. The shows were set at decaying 13 Demon Street where the
host, an unnerving and haggard Lon Chaney, Jr., opened and closed each
episode. As he says in the show's introduction, "I am condemned to live
here, to suffer on this earth eternally as a punishment for my sin. It
is said that no greater outrage was ever committed by any mortal. But
should I find a crime more heinous, my terrible punishment will end!"


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Syndicated Program

1.1 [--] 13 Demon Street: THE BLACK HAND
1960
Written by Richard Jairus Castle
Directed by Curt Siodmak
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guest cast:
Sheldon Lawrence
Louise Grant
Tor Steen
Pat Clavin
Synopsis:
When surgeon Heinz Schloss becomes trapped in a car accident, he must
sever one of his hands to free himself. Dr. Schloss harvests a replacement
from the other driver who is dead and happens to be a psychotic strangler.

1.2 [--] 13 Demon Street: FEVER
1960
Written by ??
Directed by Curt Siodmak
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guest cast:
Alf Kjellin
Jill Donohue
Karen Stefanee
Synopsis:
A mysterious artist gets Dr. Franz's attention during a flu outbreak,
having a difficulty seeing what is real and what is not. [RF]

1.3 [--] 13 Demon Street: CONDEMNED IN THE CRYSTAL
1960
Written by ??
Directed by Curt Siodmak
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guest cast:
Michael Hinn
Chalmers Goodlin
Gunnel Brostrom
Synopsis:
John Radian's recurring nightmare and a fortune teller warn him of
his own death. [RF]

1.4 [--] 13 Demon Street: GREEN ARE THE LEAVES
1960
Written & Directed by Curt Siodmak
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guest cast:
John Crawford
Jason Lindsey
Ann Wakefield
Synopsis:
A TV crew hosting a live broadcast from Stafsholm Castle are concerned
that an authentic ghost choked a crew member to death. [RF]

1.5 [--] 13 Demon Street: THE GIRL IN THE GLACIER
1960
Written & Directed by Curt Siodmak
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guest cast:
Frank Taylor
Sara Hart
Jason Lindsey
Synopsis:
A glacier containing a 50,000 year old woman is brought to a museum for
study and the scientist is surprised when the ice princess opens her eyes. [RF]

1.6 [--] 13 Demon Street: THE BOOK OF GHOULS
1960
Written by ??
Directed by Curt Siodmak
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guest cast:
Charles Nolte
Vernon Young
Berit Lind
Synopsis:
The ancient "Book of Ghouls" gives Anton the key to gaining untold wealth. [RF]

1.7 [--] 13 Demon Street: THE PHOTOGRAPH
1960
Written & Directed by Curt Siodmak
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guest cast:
Ralph Browne
Inga Botorp
John Crawford
Synopsis:
A picture of a snowy Maine farmhouse taken by photographer Donald Powell is
haunted by a woman who was strangled. After returning to New York, Donald
finds that his photograph has a disturbing quality; each time he views it,
the murdered woman moves closer and closer to the camera. [RF]

1.8 [--] 13 Demon Street: THE VINE OF DEATH
1960
Written by Leo Guild & Curt Siodmak
Directed by Curt Siodmak
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guest cast:
Larry Falk
Don Molin
Pat Clavin
Robert St. Clair
Ingemar Pallin
Synopsis:
A museum curator brings home a bulb of the rare Mirada death vine,
excitedly planting it in his greenhouse. When he catches his wife
and neighbor in a tryst, a fight follows with the curator being killed.
The neighbor buries the curator's body in the greenhouse and soon
learns why the plant's called the "death vine" it's activated by the
heat of a human's corpse. [RF]

1.9 [--] 13 Demon Street: A GIFT OF MURDER
1960
Written by Ken Herts & Ib Melchior
Directed by Curt Siodmak
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guest cast:
Charles Nolte
Doreen Denning
Gita Ander
Synopsis:
Jim and Betty receive a voodoo doll for their anniversary. Jim is
able to get rid of a couple of his enimies at work and then he
starts an affair with his secretary and tries to use the doll to
take his wife out. [RF]

1.10 [--] 13 Demon Street: THE SECRET OF THE TELESCOPE
1960
Written by ??
Directed by Curt Siodmak
Guest cast:
Hortensia Hedstrom
Charles Nolte
Lorri Scott
Synopsis:
A man buys an old telescope with unexpected powers. While looking out
the window, he gets a view of himself dead! [RF]

1.11 [--] 13 Demon Street: NEVER STEAL A WARLOCK'S WIFE
1960
Written by ??
Directed by Curt Siodmak
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guesy Cast:
Alan Blair
Lorri Scott
Robert Kanter
(same cast as #13 "Black Nemesis" - to be verified)
Synopsis:
Hubert Ames learns about his wife plans to run off with her lover, he
consults the book "The Science of Necromancy". With its help, he summons
a highway of flames for the couple to drive into. [RF]

1.12 [--] 13 Demon Street: MURDER IN THE MIRROR
1960
Written and Directed by Curt Siodmak
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guest cast:
Vernon Young
Doreen Denning
Ben Breen
Synopsis:
Count Potosi hires Antonio to hunt down an antique mirror he's seeking.
Upon finding the desired item, Antonio is terrified when it shows the
Count killing his wife's former lover. [RF]

1.13 [--] 13 Demon Street: BLACK NEMESIS
1960
Written Ib Melchior
Directed by Curt Siodmak ? (some sources: Directed by Jason Lindsey)
Hosted by Lon Chaney, Jr.
Guest cast:
Robert Kanter
Alan Blair
Lorri Scott
(same cast as #11 "Never Steal a Warlock's Wife" - to be verified)
Synopsis:
A sham psychic medium, Monsieur Armit, kills a doctor to exploit his widow for
some easy money. [RF]

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