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A Ghostly Game of Death
A prospective buyer for an ancient dwelling recruits the services of a ghost hunter to get rid of the spirit of the wife of a sea captain.
Air Dates:
First Run - February 2, 1974
Repeat - April 12, 1974
Repeat - February 4, 1979
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13 Responses to Episode 0028

Typical ghost story. I was waiting for a "rational" explanation for what was happening...but there wasn't one! Ghost story; haunted house.

In Game of Death, a ghosthunter takes on the challenge of staying a full night in a home that has been haunted by the wife of a sea captain that murdered her and her lover when he caught them together. Didn't find it all that entertaining, to be honest. Maybe if I wasn't battling traffic on I-80 for most of it i might have thrown my mind into it more...

Why did the sea captain have to break the dogs neck?

I agree... not the best episode. Still not sure why the developer didn't just take a bulldozer and knock the house down? Why was it so important to have someone spend the night to get the ghost out if they were building a new development anyway?

In this tale, we learn of a haunted house and a developer that wants to use the property. He hires two men to spend the night in the ghostly house.

In this house there are truly scary ghost and truly sad ones. Anger and hate is maintained by hidden forces.

A ghost hunter tries to drive the ghost of an old sea captain's wife out of a house so a new buyer can live in it to tear it down to build condominiums.

Well told "chick-flick" type haunted house story.

A profssional ghost hunter and his skeptical friend spend a night in a house so haunted that no one has ever been able to spend a single night there. The ghost of a beautiful woman having an affair with another man was murdered by her jealous seafaring husband. The owner of the land wants to tear it down to build a condo but none will go near the house. an o.k. episode

I finally had to shut it off - the barking, whining dog was too much to take. A little of that goes a long way in radio.

Not an exceptional episode in any good way. The writing is clumsy, too much unexplained & confusing, ending unsatisfactory. Some good parts, though, and generally a good storyline. Wish a different writer could have given it a treatment.

This haunted house story spooked the socks off me when I was a kid in the 1970s

This story reminded me of Richard Matheson's story "The Legend of Hell House" at the beginning, but as mentioned, it's not as good of a story. I also agree that if he wanted to get rid of the house why not use a bulldozer, wrecking ball, or just a controlled fire? The answer is because then it would be a boring story.

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