THIS SATURDAY ON SVENGOOLIE (10/28/2023): The Night Strangler and Trilogy of Terror

Are you ready for more Sven this October? That’s right! Every Saturday night for October will feature not one, but two movies!

The Night Strangler is an American made for television horror film which first aired on ABC on January 16, 1973, as a sequel to The Night Stalker. The Night Strangler proved almost as popular as its predecessor garnering strong ratings and eventually prompting ABC to order a TV series (neither writer Richard Matheson nor producer/director Dan Curtis was involved in the TV series). In the United States, the TV movie ran (without commercials) approximately 74 minutes. ABC planned to release the film overseas as a theatrical release and had additional footage shot rounding out the movie to 90 minutes.

Trilogy of Terror is a 1975 American made-for-television anthology horror film directed by Dan Curtis and starring Karen Black. It features three segments, each based on unrelated short stories by Richard Matheson. The first follows a college professor who seeks excitement with her students; the second is about twin sisters who have a bizarre relationship. These two segments were adapted by William F. Nolan. The third, adapted by Matheson himself, focuses on a woman terrorized by a Zuni fetish doll in her apartment. Black stars in all three segments and plays dual roles in the second.

Don’t miss it this Saturday at 8 PM EST on Me-TV and don’t forget to read my CELEBRITY INTERVIEW and HORROR HOST SPOTLIGHT on Svengoolie!

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