Do you recognize these classic TV stars on the eerie series Thriller?

The anthology series had a killer cast.


When it comes to horror, you can trust the opinion of Stephen King. In his non-fiction book Danse Macabre, the prolific author looked back at the classic anthology shows of the late 1950s and early 1960s. 

King singled "Pigeons from Hell" as "one of the finest horror stories of our century." No, that tale was not an episode of The Twilight Zone nor The Outer Limits. It was a 1961 episode of Thriller, the eerie and underrated anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff.

Who better to host a spooky show? The Universal monster movies legend had played both Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein and Imhotep in The Mummy.

Karloff acted in some of the episodes, too. The Thriller cast also included dozens of rising television stars. Let's see if you can recognize them!

  1. He seemed to always get the girl — even in outer space. You know him best as…?
  2. These two were in different Thriller episodes, but they eventually teamed up in…?
  3. These two eventually ended up where?
  4. You know her best as the mom on…?
  5. You could find him as this fellow in Mayberry…
  6. He became a secret agent — but which one?
  7. You know her better as this character.
  8. She later worked for which fictional station?
  9. You know him better as this helpful hand.
  10. She later headlined her own sitcom. Which one?

Do you recognize these classic TV stars on the eerie series Thriller?

Your Result...

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trogg888 7 months ago
That waspretty easy.hardly recognized marlo though
Mom1961 48 months ago
10/10:) Love this show, it was one of the best things on MeTV!
Stoney 51 months ago
10 for 10. Really enjoyed MeTV showing "Thriller" this last time, hope to see it back in the rotation soon!
Mom1961 Stoney 48 months ago
I agree! The best shows, such as "Thriller," " Alfred Hitchcock Presents," and "Twilight Zone," are on sooo late, or not at all.
trogg888 Mom1961 7 months ago
Aas much as I love twilight zone I've been watching them since they came out
KeithARies 55 months ago
l didn't know #6. was never into that type of program. the man from U.N.C.L.E. was on after my bed time too. Ha! really never got to watch it. l have seen re-runs, & the story line moves too slowly for me. so... l guess l still don't like that kind of program!
trogg888 KeithARies 7 months ago
Youcan still catch illya on ncis
MrDbutler69 55 months ago
10 out of 10. That was kinda easy.
booster 55 months ago
9/10 Missed #10. It really didn't look like Marlo Thomas.
MrBill 55 months ago
10/10; Fun and easy quiz for me. Enjoyed it.
DavidBarker 55 months ago
10 of 10...I like Thriller...
Jon 55 months ago
While Me-TV has rerun MTM's S1 THRILLER appearance, "The Fatal Impulse", where she has a minor role, it has never rerun her S2 THRILLER appearance, "Man of Mystery". She made this episode when she was already starring as Laura Petrie on DVD SHOW, and she has a more substantial starring role in it. I hope Me-TV will show it this time around.
cperrynaples Jon 55 months ago
Well, you can watch it NOW on YouTube!
MarkSpeck Jon 55 months ago
If you have Roku, there's a free Roku app where you can see the entire Thriller series.
jholton30062 55 months ago
"You got 10 out of 10"

Too easy, actually... I've never even watched Thriller...
cperrynaples 55 months ago
Last night,MeTv ran an episode with Joyce Bullifont which i'm pretty certain featured the Psycho house! Bonus Question: What Classic TV role was she hired for but replaced at the last moment? And yes, it's on MeTV!
Jon cperrynaples 55 months ago
Ms. Bulifant was the original choice to play Carol Brady on THE BRADY BUNCH.
cperrynaples Jon 55 months ago
Yes, she was going to be "the lovely lady" until Florence Henderson became available!
Guess Joyce didn't have Wessonality.
MarkSpeck cperrynaples 55 months ago
She did wind up on Me-TV as Murray Slaughter's wife on MTM.
EricFuller cperrynaples 54 months ago
I recall Joyce playing a teacher on "The Bill Cosby Show" in 1969 or 70.
Pacificsun 55 months ago
No. 10 was hard. The lady looked like Shelly Fabrese actually. And I don't even remember RV in a Thriller episode. I'll have to look for that one.
MarkSpeck Pacificsun 55 months ago
Shelly Fabrese? Does she smell really nice? LOL!
cperrynaples MarkSpeck 55 months ago
Clearly, Pacificsun meant Shelly Fabares, best remembered as Donna Reed's daughter!
Pacificsun cperrynaples 55 months ago
Yes, I was just too tired to look it up! Please whack me with a soggy TV Guide!
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