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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thriller: Masquerade (1961)

Season 2, Episode 6

Yes!  Just put Elizabeth Montgomery [Bewitched], Tom Poston [Zotz!] and John Carradine [The Howling, The Sentinel] in an old spooky house on a stormy night and watch the comedy and mayhem fly.  The first two are comedic legends that can deliver one liners wit the best of them.  Carradine always brings the crazy and seems to be having a great time with his role as head of The Carter Family who own the guest house that Montgomery and Poston are staying in.

Donald S. Sanford [tons of TV credits] wrote a nearly flawless script and these pros make it come to life with wit and charm.  Director Herschel Daugherty [Alfred Hitchcock Presents] knows how to make the most of this talented cast and pulls with episode together with perfect timing every step of the way.

I don’t want to say much about this episode because the viewer simply needs to enjoy it with no pre-conceived notions going in.  This one is a total keeper.  Even Boris Karloff, who introduces the episode, has a twinkle in his eye and delivers a few zingers of his own.  A must-see.

RATING: Excellent.

For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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