30 May 2017 | czar-10
Very dark and original.
This show is "Tales of the unexpected" nastier brother. Much darker than anything seen in similar 30 min format TV shows. Some of the endings left me saying "Holy Moly!" When audiences in the USA in 1972 were watching stuff like Night Gallery and saying "Gee, this is great", audiences in the UK were treated to this anthology show that was original, and dark. Not sticking to too well worn TV tropes THE FRIGHTENERS showed what no holds barred TV was all about. Only running 13 episodes, at 24 min each episode, this show is as good as it gets for this type of TV, I wish there was more episodes, but sometimes less is better. The ultimate theme of each episode is Man's malice towards one another, so no ghost stories, or anything dealing with the supernatural, just human's being nasty to each other.