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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
Sleepy Village
Plot:
A college professor and his wife retire to Sleepy Village to find some peace and quiet so he can finish his book. But before they can settle down, the village inhabitants will test if they are in the 'right state of mind'.
Episode:
0210
Air Dates:
First Run - January 23, 1975
Repeat - April 2, 1975
Repeat - July 11, 1980
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12 Responses to Episode 0210


This is one of the classics of the cbsrmt. As we are drawn deeper into the story, we begin to realize that things are not quite right in this village. Though one can guess the general direction there are still surprises in the twist ending. One is left with a sense of amazement and the feeling that such villages may exist somewhere. Spooky and great, and one of my favorites from back in the day.

I agree with Fred that this is a classic. There's something about the idea of a past still being alive and calling to us that is both apealing and disturbing. Given that E.G. is a voice that's past makes it all the more unsettling as he invites us back at the end. Like a dream in a dream! lol

Kind of an "Our Town" meets Jim Jones or David Koresh with a little "Poltergeist" thrown in. Cults always give me the creeps, this one is well played out.

The Sleepy Village is a well told tale of the familiar "trapped in a town" theme. It's extremely well written and with the addition of some excellent acting, this program is well worth a listen.

A couple seeking to leave behind the stress of big city life come upon a small backroad town that seems the ideal place for an early retirement...until they discover that the residents of Sleepy Village share a bizzare secret. This is a great episode, reminiscent of the hour-long episode "VALLEY OF THE SHADOW" from the original Twilight Zone tv series. The writing and performances are excellent and the story really pulls you in. Genre: Suspense/Occult

THIS is one of those perfect little ghost stories that made all the late nights listening to the radio worth while!! A couple, seeking a quieter life in the country, stumble across the tiny village of Sleepy Village. The name reflects what it is they’re seeking and they enter asking the old timers outside where to find the real estate office. They are directed to the town hall and the mayor. He is a kindly and welcoming man and agrees to talk to them about the possibility of moving to his quiet town. It isn’t as easy as just purchasing a house and moving in… they must be the right kind of people, they must be prepared to stay for a long time, they must appear before the town fathers for review. It all seems a little much, but they go through with it. All the while, the mayor’s live-in manservant seeks quiet conferences with them to plead that they take him with them if they are not chosen to stay. There is something very strange about this little town.

Norman Rose is my favorite RMT cast member.

This is a good example of RMT at its best. A fun little ghost story. The setting is perfectly executed. The mental image of the remote, hidden-away village is perfectly conveyed. And strong performances by two of RMT's best--Norman Rose and Court Benson. I know some people have said they're not crazy with Court Benson, but I've always enjoyed his performances -- from Dr. Watson (Several times), to an Indian servant ("The Love God") to a psychiatrist ("Fallen Angel") and everything in between. I think he is very accessible. The ending is also a fine example of typical RMT. Quick, twist ending with eerie overtones-- just enought to send a shiver or two down the spine. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Alright. Nice one! Very interesting ending with the graveyard bit.

Wow, did I feel bad for poor old Lucas.

Listened to this one not expecting much. But was very pleasantly surprised. By start of Act II I had no idea how this story was going to unfold, and indeed got wrapped up in how it would end. Found it pretty satisfying indeed.

Wow. Nice and creepy. The dead seeking/calling to the living to join the dead. That's a nice twist. I guess they still have room in the cemetery.

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