Waxworks

Written by Robert Bloch, from his own short story
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Starring Oscar Homolka, Antoinette Bower, Booth Colman, Ron Ely,
      and Alan Baxter
Originally aired on January 8, 1962

What is it about the traveling waxworks exhibit that seems so morbid yet compelling—the wax figures, or the proprietor's beautiful female ward?

The script for this episode comes from the pen of Robert Bloch, a prolific writer who earned his place in the horror pantheon partly due to his authorship of the novel on which Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) is based. And the writing here is enhanced by a fine performance from Ron Ely, known to genre fans for his portrayal of Tarzan on TV and in film and for playing the titular role in the flick Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975).

 
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