I love your site!
It brought back a flood of scary T.V./movie memories, particularly that my sister and I were obsessed with watching ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS on Sunday nights in the mid-‘80s, followed (or preceded) by STEVEN SPIELBERG’s AMAZING STORIES which were often VERY disturbing and kept us up at night.
There was one ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS called “Final Escape” that still creeps us out to this day. It was about a rich, mean woman who gets sent to jail and where she strikes a deal with the elderly prison coroner. She promises to pay for his expensive eye surgery (I think) if he buries her with the next inmate who dies and then comes back to dig her up. They agree that the next time the death bell tolls she will climb into the casket and wait for him to come and get her after the burial.
Before long, the bell tolls, she sneaks into the morgue area and gets into the casket and gets buried in the prison graveyard. She waits and waits and waits, but the prison coroner doesn’t come. After a while, she lights a match and finds herself lying next to the DEAD coroner!!!! Zoom out to hearing screams coming from the ground.
Does anyone else remember this series/episode?
Keep up the good work!!
AUNT JOHN SEZ: Thanks D. for the sweet traumafession! While I don’t recall that particular episode, I did manage to locate a clip from the ’60s ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR on which the plot of the ’80s re-hash is based: