Ghost Stories (1997 TV series)

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Ghost Stories is an American horror anthology television series that ran from 1997 to 1998 on The Family Channel.

Ghost Stories
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DVD cover
GenreHorror
Mystery
Anthology
Drama
Narrated byRip Torn
ComposerClaude Foisy
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes44 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersFrederick Rappaport
Tom Naughton
Nicolas Valcour
ProducerNew Dominion Pictures
Release
Original networkThe Family Channel
Original releaseSeptember 28, 1997 (1997-09-28) –
June 8, 1998 (1998-06-08)

The show was narrated by Rip Torn and originally two episodes were presented back to back in an hour-long segment. However, towards the end of the series, it was broken down into 30 minute episodes with just one story, most featuring a style similar to episodes of The Twilight Zone in which there would be a twist at the end.

There have been five DVD releases. Also, Ghost Stories episodes are currently being shown in the United Kingdom on the TV channel Zone Horror.

EpisodesEdit

Each episode begins with an introduction segment narrated by Rip Torn (viewable in QuickTime[1] or in Windows Media[2]):

Come with me to a place of wondrous contradictions. A place that is silent and unstirring yet restless and alive. A place of untold peace and boundless dread. Come with me into the very cradle of darkness, where those who dwell, dwell alone.

Once complete, it goes directly into the episode where Rip Torn introduces the episode. During the episode's conclusion, Rip Torn comments on what was seen (usually in some form of a moral).

Home releasesEdit

Volume setsEdit

Name Release date Ep # Additional information
Ghost Stories December 7, 2004 40 5-disc DVD set released by Platinum Disc Corporation, presented in a digipak format with no bonus features or commentary; excludes 4 episodes; "It's Only A Movie", "At Death's Door", "Going Down", and "Cabin Fever".
Ghost Stories: Volume 1 August 23, 2005 8 Run-time of 165 minutes and is basically a repackaged version of disc 1 from the box set above; followed by Ghost Stories, Vol. 2, which is disc 2 from the box set above.
Ghost Stories: 6-disc set September 30, 2008 44 The complete series was released in a 6-disc set, including the 4 never-before-seen episodes; comes in a new digipack with the same 5 volumes and a 6th disc including the 4 never-before-released episodes; released on region 1 with no other bonus features.
Haunted: Ghost Stories October 6, 2009 40 The 40-episode set was re-released in a 2-disc keepcase featuring new cover art and bearing the title: Haunted: Ghost Stories; each disc is dual-sided and contains 10 episodes of the series as opposed to 8; presented in a standard DVD case and includes no bonus features.
Ghost Stories – The Complete Series April 10, 2012 44 The complete series was re-released in a 4-disc set by Timeless Media Group.[3]

Complete setEdit

On September 30, 2008, the complete series was released in a 6-disc set, including the 4 never-before-seen episodes. The set comes in a new digipack with the same 5 volumes and a 6th disc including the 4 never-before released episodes. It was released on region 1 with no other bonus features.

This set includes the episodes shown below and does not have any special features or commentary.

Technical dataEdit

See alsoEdit

Similar showsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-03-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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