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Name That Trauma :: Raul F. on a Quickly Cancelled Monster Show

April 6th, 2015 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

I need confirmation of a little kid memory. There was a show I remember as “Monster Story” from the early ’70s. The title is probably wrong because I have researched it and found nothing. Then again, it could have been a show that was cancelled quickly and I just happened to see it. I’m pretty sure it was an anthology show and probably not on NBC, since I remember it as another network’s answer to “Night Gallery“. That leaves CBS or ABC in prime time, around 1972 or 73, if I am at all correct.

I don’t remember any details of episodes or even if there was more than one, but for some reason, a TV horror anthology called “Monster Story” sticks with me. Anyone?

Raul F.

UNK SEZ: Thanks for writing in, Raul! If you switch out the word “Monster” with “Ghost” you’ll end up with the excellent anthology show GHOST STORY which premiered in exactly 1972! After 13 episodes GHOST STORY changed its name to CIRCLE OF FEAR and lasted nine more episodes. I am happy to tell you that currently all of the episodes are available on YouTube and you can read about a few of my favorite episodes HERE. I hope I’m right, if not, the show is still very much worth checking out!

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Caffeinated JoeNo Gravatar // Apr 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Not sure if this is the show Raul is looking for, but I know I want to go on over to YouTube and check it out!

  • 2 GunnlodNo Gravatar // Apr 6, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I recently rediscovered Ghost Story/Circle of Fear on youtube and also rediscovered the cause of a couple of recurring nightmares. Great casts and great writing.

  • 3 czarcasm00No Gravatar // Apr 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    That has to be it. I remember it as Monster Story, but I was four years old. The fact that Ghost Story is an anthology show from 1972 pretty much nails it. Thank you!!! I’m off to You Tube…

  • 4 UglyBobNo Gravatar // Apr 6, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you so very much! I was looking for the name of this series (Ghost Story/Circle of Fear) for ages.

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