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The Ghost with a Knife
Alleged to based on real-life incidents, this is the story of a family threatened by a knife-wielding spirit who kills their plants and repeatedly adjusts their thermostat. Ghost hunters try to talk to him and understand his strange behaviour.
Air Dates:
First Run - December 16, 1977
Repeat - May 20, 1978
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4 Responses to Episode 0755

Not much plot to this one, but I still enjoyed it. Plus, it really, actually happened! Someday I hope I'll come across an episode where the wife does the comforting while the husband breaks down sobbing "I can't take this anymore!"

I liked this one quite a bit, actually. Probably because it is based on true events. I think it's a great story that converted nicely to OTR. Arnold Moss has a very unique voice and helps make the whole story - he is just perfect for parts like these.

I had to stop this one halfway through because the wife's constant blubbering was irritating. It seems this was a common affect in 1970's radio drama. Or at least in this series. Women were usually depicted as very weak and hysterical throughout most of these dramas. I can't understand why it took so long for actors and directors to realize women don't get hysterical over every moment of every drama and they don't scream their heads off every time they see something mildly startling. It comes across as forced and I'm sure it did back then as well. As far as this being based on true events - there's nothing about it that rings true to me.

A very good episode along the lines of Poltergeist or one of those 1970s ghost anthology tv series that were so popular at the time. The characters and dialogue were very convincing and I found myself quite creeped out.

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