I used to love this horror show in the 80's. I have every episode on my hard drive, and I have some favorite episodes I love to watch all the time today. It was low budget, and aired late Saturday nights, so a lot of the episodes weren't very good and were super cheesy.
But, the episodes that were good, were usually really good. And both George Romero and Robert Bloch were among the many writers of the 4 year series, with Romero writing, or helping write, 4 episodes and Bloch involved in 3. It was directed by Michael McDowell who went on to help write Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Anyway, I only bring it up now because it does have a Christmas themed episode and it is that time of year.
It's called Seasons of Belief, and it stars E.G. Marshall and Margaret Klenck as parents telling their children a story on Christmas Eve about a Krampus like creature called The Grither.
It's not a great episode at all. Actually, I don't think I have watched this particular episode since it originally aired. But, it was cool to see it and it is season appropriate.
So, should you want to see it, here is Seasons of Belief in all it's glory. Just remember, it was the 80's and low budget...
Post by MacReadyOrNot on Jan 30, 2020 10:54:46 GMT -5
When I was younger I couldn't get into this show. I remember renting a video of this series with a couple episodes from it from the library and it felt cheap to me. I don't know. I haven't seen many, but I did like that Christmas episode, and I like the one with the mother who
The movie is good and well put together. Love the wrap around story, but the Stephen King story The Cat from Hell didn't do much for me. Loved the cast, but the ending was just meh to me.
The first and last stories are great.
The show was cheap, but the stories, for the most part, were pretty original and well done. I think I was towards the end, or had just graduated from high school when this was airing and I loved seeing this show after a Saturday night hanging out with my friends. Romero gave it credibility and it even had a couple of stories by Stephen King. Four seasons isn't a bad run, especially in the time slot it had. Some episodes were really cheesy, and some outright sucked. But even watching them today, I love this series. But I love some dumb ish sometimes.
Wish I could repost the episode, but I can't find it anywhere. I have it on my hard drive, but I'm afraid if I upload it to my YouTube account they'll hit me for copyright infringement.