Let's venture off into "The Twilight Zone" for this Wednesday's offering on The Countdown!
I was looking at a list of Halloween TV shows on Wikipedia, and this "Twilight Zone" episode was on it, but I'm still not quite sure why. I guess because it has a scary guy in it, but there definitely ain't no trick or treating going on!
The story begins with H.M. Wynant as David Ellington, telling the story you're about to hear!
H.M. might not be a household name but this guy has been acting on TV for seven decades, so I'm sure you've seen his face before. H.M.'s last appearance was in 2018, and if I did the math right, he should be 94 next February! Active in not just stage, TV, and film, H.M. also has a twenty year old daughter named Pasha.
Out taking a nice walk when the weather goes South in Europe somewhere, David Ellington stumbles on this shelter from the storm, and you know what that means, he just entered "The Twilight Zone!"
Immediately, but he keeps hearing this howling sound.
The truly amazing John Carradine has the role of the boss of the joint, Brother Jerome!
Brother Jerome reiterates what the other fellow told David, but after David asks enough times, he finally gives in, and says he can spend the night!
Not a whole Helluva lot else is going on, but the howling continues, and everbody else acts like they don't hear anything!
Instead of staying in his room as told like a good boy, David goes out to try and track down the noise, and he finds this guy who seems fairly normal penned up and wanting out really bad!
Robin Hughes as 'The Howling Man" was also in "The Son Of Dr. Jekyll," "The Maze," "Dial M For Murder," and "The Mole People."
David was warned by Brother Jerome, but if he had listened, we wouldn't have a story, so the stupid, dim-witted numbskull releases the prisoner!
The poor falsely imprisoned man is indeed The Devil himself!
Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, or Mephistopheles, whatever you want to call him, he's just evil!
David really feels stupid now, but the damage is done, and this evil genie is not going back in the bottle!