Thriller: The Complete Series 1 Season 1961

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Season 1
(48) IMDb 8.2/10

31. Thriller: Season 1: Episode 31: A Good Imagination TV-NR

A Poe-loving bookworm creatively disposes of his spouse's lovers but saves his most ingenious plot for his wife.

Starring:
Boris Karloff, Edward Andrews
Runtime:
50 minutes
Original air date:
May 2, 1961

Thriller: Season 1: Episode 31: A Good Imagination

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Director John Brahm
Starring Boris Karloff, Edward Andrews
Supporting actors Patricia Barry, Ed Nelson, William Allyn, Ken Lynch, Britt Lomond, Mary Grace Canfield, Jim Bannon, Glenn Strange
Season year 1961
Network Egami
Producers Douglas Benton, William Frye
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Now I can buy it and watch it whenever I want to.
Tom Johnson
The music was ahead of it's time and pretty scary at that time.
Ed from Long Island
Crafty yarn, tension-filled with many twists and turns.
Grendel

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53 of 60 people found the following review helpful By jammer on October 30, 2006
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Seeing so many 5-star ratings, this reviewer is reminded of the Los Angeles area movie critic some years back on TV who, with a 10-star-maximum rating system, rated so many average movies highly that he had no room left when something better came along, hence resorting to superlatives like "10-plus stars" or even "11 stars." In a 5-star-maximum rating context, 3.5 stars seem reasonable for this package: These episodes have mostly pretty good plots with excellent acting throughout, though in this much screen-time one must expect an occasional plot-hole.

These ten 61-to-67 minute episodes (totaling about 655 minutes, plus 2-3 minutes of Clemons' introduction for each episode) are each divided into three 20+ minute parts (DVD chapters) separated by breaks (e.g. "End of Part 1" ... "Part 2"...):

1. Lady Killer - 3 stars; A marriage set-up and murder-for-money scam, with a Hitchcock-ian twist.

2. Possession - 3 stars; Creepy old mansion; bodies in the basement; psychotic finger-snapping, whistling murderer; and a medium with supernatural powers.

3. Someone at the Top of the Stairs - 3 stars; An apartment "too good to be true;" two "marvelous" and "pretty, pretty girls"; steepled index fingers; and supernatural, satanic evil.

4. An Echo of Theresa - 2.5 stars; Mind-altering dual-personality deja-vu ghosts are triggered by the London Times and 20-year-old espionage activities. The ending is marred by Dinsdale Landen's (as Mathew "Earp") over-the-top melodramatics, ending an interesting episode with a farce. Re-edited into 1973 British TV movie "Anatomy of Terror." Minor sound glitches occur at 33 minutes.

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109 of 129 people found the following review helpful By someone on August 30, 2005
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I have not seen this DVD set, but I thought I would inform everyone since the listing details are minimal, that this is the English television series Thriller that came out in the early 70's, and not the Karloff Thriller that came out in the early 60's.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Hitman777 on October 7, 2006
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This series was known in the US as ABC Wide World of Mystery! I used to stay up late at night as a young teenager, often with my older teenage sisters and their friends, who would bake brownies, pop popcorn, and generally sit around being scared and watching with the lights out! THere are some real gems in this series! I hope that the REST of this series gets released in the USA, because the whole thing was released in Britain as a complete series set! Hoepfully, we don't get a one shot release here!

Some of the ones from the later years were real gems, like Carol Lynley in "If It's A Man, Hang Up!" released in England as an extended cut release!

So where is the REST of this set?!!

If you have never seen any of these, I urge you to buy them and watch. You will NOT be disappointed!
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Téléfan on July 23, 2006
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Thriller is a unique and ultimate collection of heart stopping,

pulse-pounding,spine-chilling tv series and episodes ever made

for tv. Each episode of Thriller is razor-sharp stories full of

suspense,some are supernatural.In Thriller you will find the

macabre,the menacing and nail-biting tension and more.

Each episodes has top international stars and guest stars

making of Thriller one of the best tv series produced in the

U.K. The creator of the serie Brian Clemens has won the Edgar

Allan Poe Award for the best television thriller. Do not

miss the chance to have great viewing.Lovers of mystery,

suspense and horror will enjoy Thriller a quality anthology

series which will bring exciting hours of viewing.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Y2bjs Reviews on March 10, 2007
Format: DVD
I recall watching this show when i was a kid,and being absolutely terrorfied at some of the earlier ones.I was 7 years old and we lived in an old house on the beach for 6 months,it used to creak alot when the wind blew,and then this show would come on.

Especially some of the early episodes were the most scary.There was something about the atmosphere of the old English surroundings,that kind of gives you the creeps at times.

The episode where the guy was burying people in the cellar was scary as well as Someone At The Top Of The Stairs.

The episodes are quite long,which is good when you have a real scary one,but some episodes tend to drag on a bit.But upon saying that this is an excellent series and worth getting.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Claire St. Claire on December 14, 2010
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And I love it just as much now, it's dated perhaps but then again so am I. Subtle fear coupled with oftentimes cozy settings make for a sense of creeping dread missing in so many big budget theatrical horror releases. The music fits it perfectly and adds to the unnerving atmosphere greatly. My only complaint is that I can't find the other seasons.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kevin C. Haney on January 3, 2007
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Thriller is a British anthology series, much like Night Gallery or Twillight Zone and fans of those series will find much to enjoy here. A little slowly paced for American audiences (especially the MTV generation) but patience will reward with some excellent story telling and good English video work. recomended
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Doctor Trance VINE VOICE on March 10, 2007
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When this creepy anthology series first debuted on Region 2 DVD back in 2005, I knew I wanted to eventually purchase it, and it was a great deal in getting all 4 seasons in one boxed set. I never got around to buying it, figuring I would see if it would ever surface on Region 1. Well, it has, and for more money than I can buy all 4 seasons, we only get the first season? ARGH! You'd spend a small fortune collecting these! Since cheap DVD players can easily be changed to multi region these days, for the price you will have to pay to get the entire series on Region 1 discs, you could spend far less buying a new DVD player, the Region 2 boxed set, and still have money left over for a few seasons of some other television show. Ridiculous how we get rooked in the US, and it's a UK show.
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