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Friday, January 15, 2016

ONE STEP BEYOND: The Bride Possessed

Hosted by John Newland
Guest Stars:  Virginia Leith, Skip Homeier, Harry Townes, Ann Morrison, Janet Hughes
Directed by John Newland
(actor & director credits courtesy

While traveling on their honeymoon, the groom is unsettled by the behavior of his bride, who acts as if she doesn't know him, and claims to be a woman who's been murdered.

The pilot episode for John Newland's anthology series dramatizing unexplainable events prepares us for what's to come in the series, and probably features the best showcase Virginia Leith ever had, although she's better known for her role in the notorious film The Brain That Wouldn't Die.  She's quite convincing as the bride here, and the teleplay is well-constructed, building the story slowly by revealing the murdered woman's story bit by bit.

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