TV episodes The Best Thriller Episodes  

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List of the best Thriller episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Similar to The Twilight Zone, Thriller was an anthology horror series that ran in the early 1960's. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Thriller episodes of all time are. Fans of Thriller are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List features "The Prediction," "Choose a Victim," and more episodes. What is the best Thriller episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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The Hungry Glass is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
The Hungry Glass Jan 03 1961 - A young couple buy a run-down, old mansion surrounded with legends about the lack of mirrors and the deaths of many former tenants. On their first night in the house they are frightened by ...more

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The Grim Reaper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
The Grim Reaper Jun 13 1961 - An eccentric mystery writer purchases a ghoulish painting of the grim reaper which happens to have a curse on it - almost all of its former owners have died. When the owner's life is in danger ...more

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The Cheaters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
The Cheaters Dec 27 1960 - A pair of very unusual glasses allow the wearer to see the absolute truth about whatever they look upon. We see what happens as they pass from one owner to another.

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Pigeons From Hell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
GregRopp added Pigeons From Hell Jun 06 1961 - Two young brothers attempt to spend the night in an abandoned southern plantation and encounter some birds that seem to have a strong dislike for intruders.

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Masquerade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
Masquerade Oct 30 1961 - A young couple take refuge in a spooky house on a stormy night and are terrorized by the strange family who occupy it. But do the young honeymooners have a secret of their own?

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The Incredible Doktor Markesan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
The Incredible Doktor Markesan Feb 26 1962 - A young couple go to stay with an uncle while they look for work in a new town. They find the house run-down and their visit unexpected. Locked in their room at night they become curious about ...more

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Guillotine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
Guillotine Sep 26 1961 - To save the life of her husband who is to be executed, a young woman attempts to murder the executioner.

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The Weird Tailor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
The Weird Tailor Oct 16 1961 - A man attempts to bring his dead son back to life with the use of black magic and an unusual suit of clothes.

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A Wig For Miss Devore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
JimThomas added A Wig For Miss Devore Jan 29 1962 - A washed-up actress selects for her comeback vehicle the story of a real woman who was accused of being a witch and susequently hanged. When she purchases the actual wig owned by the real woman ...more

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Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper Apr 11 1961 - A series of brutal murders in the modern-day U.S. mirror those of Jack the Ripper. Sir Guy informs the police of his theory that it is in fact the Ripper himself, alive and well - and not a year ...more

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The Purple Room is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
GregH3000 added The Purple Room Oct 25 1960 - A man who inherits a house from his brother has one night to decide whether or not to stay - if he leaves, his cousins will inherit the house instead. He expects his cousins to try and frighten ...more

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Waxworks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
Waxworks Jan 08 1962 - A traveling exhibit of wax figures of murderers seems to be the cause of some more recent deaths - are the wax figures real or is their creator a madman?

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Knock Three-One-Two is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
Knock Three-One-Two Dec 13 1960 - A man desparate for money decides to enlist the help of a serial killer in getting the cash he needs from his wife.

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Late Date is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
Late Date Apr 04 1961 - When a man murders his adulterous wife his brother attempts to conceal the crime by disposing of the body - but it won't be easy.

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The Watcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
The Watcher Nov 01 1960 - A twisted zealot seeks to kill all those he feels are sinners.

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The Premature Burial is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
GregH3000 added The Premature Burial Oct 02 1961 - When a man is accidentally buried alive and then saved he becomes paranoid that it might happen again - and he has good reason to be scared - his new wife is anxious to become a widow.

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The Return of Andrew Bentley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
JbLee added The Return of Andrew Bentley Dec 11 1961 - A man inherits his uncle's estate on the condition that he spend twenty-four hours a day in the house and guard his uncle's grave against a supernatural intruder.

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La Strega is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
La Strega Jan 15 1962 - A young woman accused of being a witch goes to her young lover for protection against both her accusers and her grandmother, who really is a witch.

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Dialogues With Death is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
Dialogues With Death Dec 04 1961 - Two separate tales: a morgue attendent seems to be able to talk to the corpses, and get an answer; a young couple arrive at the home of their aunt and uncle who seem to believe the pair are dead ...more

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Choose a Victim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
Choose a Victim Jan 24 1961 - A wealthy girl takes up with a mercenary beachbum. Together they plot to kill her uncle for his money

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The Prediction is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
The Prediction Nov 22 1960 - A phony clairvoyant suddenly starts having genuine premonitions. Will he be able to save those closest to him when he sees death in their future?

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A Good Imagination is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
A Good Imagination May 02 1961 - A book dealer turns to murder over his adulterous wife - taking his methods for killing from classic literature.

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The Twisted Image is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
The Twisted Image Sep 13 1960 - When the paths of a disturbed young man (consumed with the idea of taking over the life of his boss) and a disturbed young woman (obsessed with the same man) cross, the results are disatrous.

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Man of Mystery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
Man of Mystery Apr 02 1962 - A mysterious and powerful man is keeping many secrets and everytime someone gets close to the truth, they are murdered. Will a beautiful young singer survive her relationship with the man of

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The Fatal Impulse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Thriller Episodes
The Fatal Impulse Nov 29 1960 - A canidate for Mayor is told he won't live through the next day. The police are sent to protect him and we follow their actions as well as those of the potential killer.