SEASON 1 EPISODE 18.
"Image of Death"
May 15 1959.
** Spoiler Alert **
SYNOPSIS: In 1892 France, a common woman marries above her station after poisoning her new husband's
wife, the kindly, aristocratic Janette. Soon after Charlotte moves into the chateau of her new husband, a
strange patterns emerges on a wall where Janette's portrait once hung: the unmistakable outline of a
screaming human skull. The conspirators in Janette's murder are driven to despair, paranoia, and death.
COMMENTARY: This episode is a sterling example of what horror movie expert John Stanley refers to in
his reference books as a "slowly going bonkers" story. In this horror sub-genre, something starts to drive
guilty conspirators mad. Perhaps it is their guilty conscience; perhaps it is . . .
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