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
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.

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

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

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

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

Tom Slick Monster Rally
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?
A group of friends and their dog (Scooby Doo) travel in a van solving strange and hilarious mysteries.

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

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

In Search Of
Leonard Nimoy hosts investigations into various mysteries.

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

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

Tales of the Unexpected

Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Fantasy Island
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
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
Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

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

Outer Limits
An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

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

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

Sabrina and the Groovy Goolies 
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
Toon version of the Archie Comics witch who uses her powers to aide the uncertainty of adolescence.

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

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

My Favorite Martian 
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.