Car trouble forces two young brothers to spend a terrifying night in a dilapidated and seemingly abandoned Louisianan manor house where they encounter some birds that seem to have a strong dislike for intruders.
This is one of the best known episodes in the series, dreamy rather than terrifying with it's sense of night suffocating the daylight even outside the house.
Cast: Boris Karloff (Host) , Brandon de Wilde (Timonthy Brown), Crahan Denton (Sheriff Buckner), David Walsh (John Brown), Ken Renard, David Whorf, Guy Wilkerson, Ottola Nesmith Writer: John Kneubuhl
Director: John Newland
Story by Robert E. Howard first appeared in Weird Tales May 1938, Howard is one of the best writers in that unique magazine; best known for creating the CONAN saga. The teleplay is John Kneubuhl's adaptation.
Starring Brandon DeWilde, who remains forever young having reached fame as the boy in SHANE; he also did well as the lead in the notorious Hitchcock Presents episode "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and he appeared opposite famous horror star Vincent Price in the notable Night Gallery episode "The Class of '99.". Sadly killed in a car crash at age 30... the same age as Robert E. Howard who committed suicide when only 30.
Aired 6 June 1961 XviD/416x320/29.97fps/50min