Virtual Screening Room: Archive Television Treasures - "The Screaming Skull"

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Scene from The Classic Ghosts: “The Screaming Skull”

UCLA Film & Television Archive Virtual Screening Room

The Classic Ghosts: "The Screaming Skull" (ABC, 2/14/1973)

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Eerie, gothic sensibilities abound in this rare videotaped horror production directed by television pioneer Gloria Monty and produced by Emmy winner Jacqueline Babbin. The tale concerns an eccentric doctor (David McCallum) that experiences untold terror following the gruesome demise of his wealthy, dearly-departed wife (Carrie Nye). A chilling hybrid of the cult-favorite soap opera, Dark Shadows and B-movie frights that is certain to inspire foreboding dread and nervous insomnia…. just in time for Halloween.

Color, approx. 66 min Preserved from 2” videotape master by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Director: Gloria Monty. A Specter Production. Executive Producer: Robert Berger; Producer Jacqueline Babbin. Written by Norman Borisoff. Based on a story by F. Marion Crawford Starring: Vincent Gardenia, Carrie Nye. Special Guest Star: David McCallum.

Scene from The Classic Ghosts: “The Screaming Skull”