Night Visions – An Anthology Horror Series From 2001

Night Visions was a horror anthology series that ran on Fox in 2001. 13 episodes were produced, but only 10 ended up airing in the initial run because of coverage of the September 11th attacks. Those last 3 episodes did end up airing in repeats on SciFi and Chiller.

The show was hosted by Henry Rollins and had such directors as Joe Dante and Tobe Hooper. Guest stars included Aidan Quinn, Lou Diamond Phillips, Brian Dennehy (2 episodes), Bill Pullman (starred and directed), Cary Elwes, Luke Perry, Sherilyn Fenn, Jerry O’Connell, Amy Jo Johnson, Randy Quaid, Bridget Fonda, Jack Palance, Marla Sokoloff, Chad Lowe, Michael Rapaport, Thora Birch, Malcolm McDowell and many more!

This show is one of my favorites in the anthology genre. I guess it helps that there were only 13 episodes, but there was barely a stinker in the 26 stories told. The acting was great, there was very little CGI, which can really date a show. The stories themselves, however, really hold up. Event though I knew how they would end, I still thoroughly enjoyed this re-watch. Henry Rollins is a surprisingly good host; he’s no Rod Serling of course, but his serious delivery of the opening and closing lines of each story is certainly fine, and he doesn’t take away from the show.

I’d be hard pressed to choose a favorite story from the series, so I’ll name my top 14, in airdate order:

    1. The Passenger List
    2. Dead Air
    3. A View Through the Window
    4. Quiet Please
    5. Used Car
    6. Rest Stop
    7. After Life
    8. The Occupant
    9. Neighborhood Watch
    10. My So-Called Life and Death
    11. The Dog House
    12. Still Life
    13. Darkness (despite my hatred of Michael Rappaport)
    14. Patterns

OK, so I ended up picking over half of them. Th only ones I don’t like are Reunion and Switch.

Night Visions never got an official DVD release, which is a shame, and unfortunately I think it’s time has passed. It’s too bad, because I would love to have a proper set, maybe with some commentary from the directors and stars, maybe some of the commercials that ran on Fox at the time too.

You can watch Night Visions on Youtube, with one episode (6) missing because of Youtube blocking it.

Which stories were your favorites? Let me know in the comments.

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Pinterest Success: Bunny Digging Box

I saw this pin on Pinterest, and when I saw shredded tissue paper in the gift wrap section at the dollar store, I thought I’d try it. I used 2 packages, I could use one or two more in the box to really please the bunnies. Buying the shredded tissue paper is a great time saver! He doesn’t eat the tissue but I think I’d just get all white tissue paper if I had thought of it, just to be safe. Brian loves it.

The Stately Ghosts Of England

“A documentary-style tv programme made by NBC where Margaret Rutherford and her husband Stringer Davis visit three so-called haunted mansions.”

The locations featured are:
Basing House, Hampshire, England, UK
Longleat House, Wiltshire, England, UK
Old Wardour Castle, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK

On Hollywood Ghost Stories, Frank De Felitta tells of real hauntings that threatened to sabotage this project.

My Ghost Story + My Family

My story starts at 43:45

“A child finds comfort from the spirit of a little girl, but could she be the link to a secret her parents have been keeping?”

I love the summary they came up with for it. I also found a lot of comfort in Jenny’s words, and it really made me think about other experiences I have had in my life and how it could be related to this.

This is a really fun podcast that I would suggest you check out. They have 4 free episodes a week, and they have a membership option that costs $5 a month, and you get another weekly episode plus videos in the archive. They have a really cool documentary on a haunted airport.

Since I sent in my story, my older sister told me that my dad was home at the time the fire happened. I’d always believed that he had just gone to work.

Unfortunately there are no photos of my sisters. The photos I have of my brothers are from their permanent records at school.

Jimmy Wiseman
Jimmy
Terry Wiseman
Terry

And for comparison, here’s one of me from around that age, we all looked so much alike!

Me
Me

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