Saturday, March 28, 2015

1970s Paranormal Television




The vintage era of paranormal adoration found in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, produced a LOT of themed shows. See which ones you cut your para geek teeth on - 

*descriptions thanks to IMDB.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
1968-1970
Lovely young widow Carolyn Muir, her two young children, and the maid discover that the New England seaside house they've moved into is haunted by the former owner -- an old salt named Captain Daniel Gregg. Gregg at first resists this intrusion, but he develops a ghostly love for his uninvited guest.





Bewitched
1964-1972
A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

The Munsters
1964-1966
A family of friendly monsters have misadventures never quite realising why people react to them so strangely.

The Addams Family
1964-1966
The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

Tom Slick Monster Rally
1967
Tom has his hands full in this spook race, with competitors such as vampire Count Lew Gosi (with his Red Corpuscle Bloodmobile) and werewolf Lobo Fanguzzi.



Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
1969-1972
A group of friends and their dog (Scooby Doo) travel in a van solving strange and hilarious mysteries.

Dark Shadows
1966-1971
The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.

The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.




In Search Of
1976-1982
Leonard Nimoy hosts investigations into various mysteries.

HR Pufnstuf
1969
The adventures of a boy trapped in a fantastic land with a dragon friend and a witch enemy.



Land of the Lost
1974-1977
A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land.

Tales of the Unexpected

1979-1988
Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Fantasy Island
1977-1984
Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.




Land of the Giants
1968-1970
A spaceship from Earth crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on which everything, including the human-like inhabitants, is twelve times the size of its counterpart on Earth.



Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Night Gallery
1969-1973
Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Outer Limits
1963-1965
An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

The Man From Atlantis
1977-1978
The adventures of a man with amphibious abilities.



Kolchak: The Night  Stalker
1974-1975
A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Sabrina and the Groovy Goolies 
1970-1971
Sabrina's involved with a band of monsters, The Groovy Ghoulies; a rock band with Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein; who scare people for their own amusement.




Sabrina the Teenage Witch
1971-1974
Toon version of the Archie Comics witch who uses her powers to aide the uncertainty of adolescence.

Casper
1963
A child ghost who does not want to scare people like other ghosts, he wants to make friends.

Goober and the Ghost Chasers
1973-1975
A dog, able to become temporarily invisible, and his human companions investigate mysteries involving the paranormal.

My Favorite Martian 
1963-1966
A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth.





I readily admit that "Twilight Zone" started it for me. "Outer Limits" scared me too much to sit through, "Scooby Doo" was fun, but not very scary, and "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" made me want to be a para journalist!


1 comment:

  1. What a great list. I'll have to see if some of these are floating around on youtube.

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