First aired: 1972
Ghost Story was a one season long anthology show based on horror themes (rather than simply ghost stories). It changed title halfway through the season, becoming Circle of Fear. This change also saw the removal of the wraparound section, which was essentially introductions by Winston Essex (Sebastian Cabot) owner of the hotel Mansfield House. This actual episode was part of the series when it was called Ghost Story.
In the wraparound protagonists who were either in or connected with the actual episode's story might be mentioned. In this episode Essex talks about a professor named Pendergast who had died but had left a manuscript at the hotel. It was a treatise on modern-day vampires.
|running from the vampire|
|Laura the love interest|
|looking as mad as a box of frogs|
|digging up Pendergast|
|nice to see Mike Farrell|
Despite all this, as part of the series this was a fun piece of 1970s horror hokum. 5 out of 10. The episode's imdb page is here.
Bonus Bits: there were some other episodes worth mentioning on the blog.
|the concrete captain|
|Michael-James Wixted as Bobby|
After the series became Circle of Fear there was one more episode that would interest us. I intend to look at the episode the Phantom of Herald Square in a future article.