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Witches' Sabbath
Witches celebrating their holy day, witches conspire to kill a man with murderous intentions.
Air Dates:
First Run - October 30, 1976
Repeat - February 12, 1977
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4 Responses to Episode 0544

A man with murder in his heart, falls in with a coven of witches celebrating their holy day. They inspire him to murder.

There indeed is a savage intrigue of a man talking of how he suddenly is transported to a room with an ostensibly beautiful blonde and a brunette (I think at one point they said: "You've got two wives now.") who tell him: WOMAN 1: "Don't be scared, baby". (Played by Marian Haley, who sounded like Marian Seldes.) WOMAN 2: "Nothing to be scared of yet, tiger." (Played by Evie Juster) The man (played by Larry Haines) who relates this is a scientist/engineer who's sought refuge in a bar, and is so frightened that he's begging the barkeep (played by Robert Dryden) to let him stay there past closing time as he's afraid to go out on the streets alone. Haines' character says he met these girls and their swingin' prince of darkness/pimp daddy/warlock/whoever (delightfully and maliciously played by Leon Janney) in a room with a fire that burned with no heat, and that they (and he, suddenly) were all dressed in flowing, hooded robes. He says the three all told him they knew that he hated: 1) his boss, who was taking credit for his ideas at work, and; 2) his unfaithful wife and her lover (another threesome) and that three's his lucky number. In fact, they worship it, and say that he'll (Haines' character) kill all three of the sources of anger in his life this very night, and Haines' character tells the barkeep he indeed has memories of having 86ed all three of them. He then tells the barkeep words to the effect of: "Of course, this didn't really happen...I've just imagined all of this because I wanted it to happen." Another cautionary tale of witchcraft (Harry Potter, anyone?), its effects and who's really behind it all courtesy of the RMT.

This one cracks me up because of the women's voices and what they say. I think one could make a drinking game out of the number of times Haines's character is called "tiger" or "baby." This is one of the first CBSRMT shows I ever heard, the very first one being "Where Fear Begins." And I've been hooked ever since. But this episode is one of the ones that had me laughing in the darkness because of the way those women talked. (If you want to hear an unintentionally hilarious episode from a totally different series, see "Spawn of the Sub-Human" from the series Dark Fantasy radio show from the 1940s

My favorite is episode the Witches Sabbath. I listen to that one almost all the time.

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