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Title:
Taken for Granite
Plot:
A deranged artist works as a caretaker of a garden filled with statues. Except that he uses live models for his art and encases them in granite.
Episode:
0270
Air Dates:
First Run - May 8, 1975
Repeat - August 20, 1975
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7 Responses to Episode 0270


I CAN'T STAND the voice of the deranged artist!!! It is like fingernails down a blackboard!! UGGH!! That voice ruined this episode for me.

This is the one episode that remains with me to this day, I was a 10 year old when it first aired!

A mad artist uses live models for his work in a Colorado sculpture exhibit.

A famous and accomplished sculptureā€™s works are on limited display in a garden devoted to his work. Access is only provided by permission of the dean of the local art college, according to the will of the owner of the statues. An eccentric caretaker of the exhibit is himself a budding artist and is haunted by the fabulous success of the sculpture to whom the garden is devoted. Both the sculpture and the owner of the statues disappeared under mysterious circumstances. When more visitors start disappearing, the solution is there, chiseled in stone!

This is one of the creepier episodes - why doesn't anyone spot how unbalanced "the artist" is sooner? I guess there wouldn't be much story then.

This episode gives a new meaning to "life-like statues." Pietro is one of Howard Da Silva's more creepier roles, and does he does it well. Da Silva and Joan Loring's voices seem to sound like they have a slight cold or a stuffy nose.

Another good listen for me. I found it interesting that after the first disappearance we hear the sheriff mention checking Pietro's alibi, but after that he seems to fall off his radar. It seems if he was the last person to see two people gone missing that he would be investigated more thoroughly, but it was still a good listen.

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