CTVA US Anthology - "Circle of Fear" (William Castle/ScreenGems/NBC) (1973)

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Ghost Story (NBC)(1972)   -   Circle Of Fear (NBC)(1973)

Circle of Fear (1973) (new title)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

with contributions by:

Tom Alger, Rina Fox, Tim <Chicagotolasvega@aol.com>

references:

Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)

Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

Videos: Scott <magussxxx_2000@yahoo.com>

William Castle production in association with Screen Gems

a division of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

for

NBC (Fridays 9:00 pm EST)

Executive Producer William Castle / Produced by Joel Rogosin

 

US Thriller Anthology series 1973   9 episodes x 60 min color

 

 Mid-Season the title was changed from  "Ghost Story" to 'Circle of Fear'

The host disappeared, and the themes were not necessarily supernatural thereafter. 

 

'Circle of Fear' theme music by  Billy Goldenberg

 

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NBC Fridays 9:00 pm Eastern

Episode numbers continue from "Ghost Story"

 

  [14] Circle of Fear: DEATH'S HEAD

       05Jan73 NBC Fri

       William  Castle production in association with Screen Gems

       Produced by Joel Rogosin 

       Written by Rick Blum

       Directed by James Neilson

       guest stars

       Janet Leigh ................... Carol

       Rory Calhoun .................. Larry

       Gene Nelson ................... Steve

       Joshua Bryant ................. Doctor

       Doreen Lang ................... Mrs. Norman

       Ayn Ruymen .................... Young Gypsy Woman

       Madeleine Taylor Holmes ....... Old Gypsy

Synopsis 1:

A grim drama about an insect collector, a romantic triangle and murder.

Synopsis 2:

A spine-chiller about a flirtatious wife - and the weird vengeance that overtakes her!

 

  [15] Circle of Fear: DARK VENGEANCE

       12Jan73 NBC Fri

      William  Castle production in association with Screen Gems

       Produced by Joel Rogosin

       Written by Peter L. Dixon

       Directed by Herschel Daugherty

       guest stars

       Martin Sheen .................. Frank

       Kim Darby ..................... Cindy

       Shelly Novack ................. Art

       From the moment Frank brings home the curiously-fashioned

       casket he disinter, a growing terror takes over the household.

 

  [16] Circle of Fear: EARTH, AIR, FIRE AND WATER

       19Jan73 NBC Fri

       William  Castle production in association with Screen Gems

       Produced by Joel Rogosin

       written by Harlan Ellison & D. C. Fontana

       directed by Alex Singer

       guest stars

       Frank Converse ............... Sam Richards

       Joan Blackman ................ Ellen Parrish

       Scott Marlowe ................ Paul Cepeda

       Tim McIntire ................. Jake Freeman

       Tyne Daly .................... Anna Freeman

       Brooke Bundy ................. Holly McCory  

       Dabbs Greer .................. Harry Bell

       Oliver Clarke ................ Marks

       Frances Spanier

       Six young artists with high hopes work together in an old

       warehouse, unaware of the whispered evil within. Then they find

       six curiously fascinating bottles in an old wooden chest and

       their work takes on a whole new intensity.

 

  [17] Circle of Fear: DOORWAY TO DEATH

       26Jan73 NBC Fri

Written by Jimmy Sangster

       Directed by Daryl Duke

       guest stars

       Barry Nelson .................. Jim

       Susan Dey ..................... Peggy

       Leif Garrett .................. Robert

       Dawn Lyn ...................... Jane

       Henry Jones ................... Truthers

       Scott Thomas .................. man upstairs

       Larry Fleischman .............. moving man

       Carolyn Stellar

   Synopsis:

A family moves into an apartment in San Francisco that is cheap for a

 reason: the spirit of an ax murderer lives in the apartment directly

 above them.  The children see him, but the adults do not. One funny line

 involves him chopping wood at night.

 

[18] Circle of Fear: LEGION OF DEMONS

       02Feb73 NBC Fri

       William  Castle production in association with Screen Gems

       Produced by Joel Rogosin

       Written by Anthony Lawrence

       Directed by Paul Stanley

       guest stars

       Shirley Knight-Hopkins ........ Beth Daniels

       Jon Cypher .................... Keith

       Neva Patterson ................ Mary

       Bridget Hanley ................ Dana

       John Ventantonio .............. Al

       James Luisi ................... Rick

       Kathryn Hays .................. Janet

       Paul Carr ..................... Bill

     Synopsis:

A young woman in a big city is terrorized by a devil worship group.

 

 [--] 09Feb73 - pre-empted for "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown,"

       a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" special.

 

[19] Circle of Fear: THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT

       16Feb73 NBC Fri

Written by Mann Rubin

       Directed by Don McDougall

       guest stars

       John Astin .................... Fred Colby

       Patty Duke Astin .............. Linda Colby

       Joe Renteria .................. Johnny Horne

       Douglas Henderson ............. Jack Willis

       Don "Red" Barry ............... Charlie Durham

       Paul Picerni .................. Dr. Richardson

       I. Stanford Jolley ............ Wolfman

       William Castle ................ Mr. Fillmore, Studio Head

       Royce Wallace ................. Nurse

       Hal Bokar ..................... Apeman

       Mathias Reitz ................. Claw

       Jim Boles ..................... Dr. Death

       Allen Jaffe ................... Hunchback

       Anthony Eldridge .............. Royal Warlock

       Skip Riley .................... Royal Warlock

       Roger Garrett ................. Royal Warlock

       Eric Gethers .................. Royal Warlock

       John D. Garfield .............. Royal Warlock

Synopsis:

John Astin and his wife Patty Duke play a couple who is haunted by ghosts

of old horror-film monsters. The ghosts want to possess a baby because the

studio is being torn down. The baby is carried by Linda (Patty Duke Astin),

the guard's wife. In order to kill the spirits, the security guard takes

some gasoline and burns all of the old films (this scene may disturb film

preservation fans) The setting, a deserted movie studio, is the original Columbia Pictures lot.

 

[20] Circle of Fear: SPARE PARTS

       23Feb73 NBC Fri

Written by Jimmy Sangster, Seeleg Lester, Paul Mason

       Directed by Charles Dubin

       guest stars

       Susan Oliver .................. Ellen Pritchard

       Rick Lenz ..................... Dr. Steven Crosley

       Christopher Connelly .......... Chuck

       Meg Foster .................... Penny Wiseman

       Don Knight .................... Dr. Pritchard

       Alex Rocco .................... Joseph Moretti

       Lee Kroeger ................... Nurse Mary Storman

       Barbara Stuart ................ Nurse Georgia Grant

       Larry J. Blake ................ Mr. Mobley

    Synopsis:

A dead doctor gets revenge on his wife for her murder of him by shutting

 him in a garage with a Corvette running.  He does this through vocal

cords, hands, and eyes he has donated to three innocent people.

 

[--] 02Mar73 - unknown

 [--] 09Mar73 - unknown

 [--] 16Mar73 - unknown

 

[21] Circle of Fear: THE GHOST OF POTTER'S FIELD

       23Mar73 NBC Fri

       William  Castle production in association with Screen Gems

       Produced by Joel  Rogosin

       Written by Bill S. Balinger

       Directed by Don McDougall

       guest stars

       Tab Hunter .................... Bob Herrick

       Louise Sorel .................. Nisa King

       Gary Conway ................... John Walsh

       Pat Harrington, Jr. ........... Mark Riceman

       Myron Healey .................. Detective Maloney

       Phillip Pine .................. Dolf Ellis

       Paul Winchell ................. Carlson

       Robert Mandan ................. Ted Murray

       William Boyett ................ foreman

       Darwin Joston ................. Danny Ferro

       Joe Petrullo .................. tenant

     Synopsis:

Tab Hunter plays two roles as a magazine journalist and his doppelganger.

 The doppelganger almost destroys him until he finds out the true identity

of a hit man buried in a potter's field that took over his soul.

 

[22] Circle of Fear: THE PHANTOM OF HERALD SQUARE (final episode)

       30Mar73 NBC Fri

Written by Seeleg Lester, Jimmy Sangster, Ed DeBlasio

       Directed by James H. Brown

       guest stars

       Victor Jory ................... Old Man

       David Soul .................... James Barlow

       Sheila Larken ................. Holly Brown

       Meg Wyllie .................... Old Woman

       Murray Matheson ............... Mathews

       Dennis Lee Smith .............. Art Student

      Judie Stein ................... Girl

    Synopsis:

David Soul plays a man who is really an elderly gentleman that steals

souls from women so he can stay young. 

 David Soul sings the song during the episode

 

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