1. ONE STEP BEYOND-1959-1961
This is often compared to The Twilight Zone but this show was supposedly based on fact and dealt with ghosts, aliens to past life...and beyond(insert a snicker or a groan). I really enjoyed this show which was remade in the 1980’s usually with the same scripts so watch the original with the narrator, John Newland. My favourite episodes dealt with a woman who had nightmares about water and being book on the Titanic. Another is about the number of people who had a premonition about Lincoln’s death including Lincoln himself ( I remember reading about this) and the last and very frightening episode about a skeptical man who decides to stay at this old hotel supposedly haunted, along with an older woman novelist. His weekend becomes a nightmare and totally freaked me out.
2. RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT-1982-1985
Jack Palance, who was quiet weird himself but I love him, was the host of this anthology show that talked about the strange and freaky things that Ripley himself found on his many travels, but also spoke about hauntings, aliens and the just plain HUH??? What the hell is that? I really enjoyed this program and it is best with this actor.
3. FACE OFF-2011 TO PRESENT
I love this reality program (so does Alex:)) which takes a number of men and women who have applied, to be the best FX makeup artist. Hosted by McKenzie Westmore, whose father, Michael Westmore, guides the people and who is famous for many Star Trek aliens plus other sci-fi and horror films. She informs the group of what creature or being they must create often with a unique slant. For example, they might be told to create a monster but must pick a realm/weapon/colour that they must incorporate into their being. You see these artists create from the putty and molds to the clothing, wings, tails etc... they must put the faces etc...on their model and paint them before their works are shown to the experts. The experts are the Oscar winner Ve Neill, Neville Page and the totally weird, Glenn Hetrick. What I love about this show is not only the creativity but that nobody is cutthroat, yelling or emotionally retarded. No Jersey Shore here and thank god! I just read it has been cancelled after the final showing of season 13....I don't like this at all!
What are your 3?