Air Date: June 10th, 1989
A series of stories based on the EC horror comics of the 1950s.
Season 7 - Episode 13 : The Third Pig Jul 19, 1996
The Big Bad Wolf eats two foolish pigs and frames the third. Animated.
Season 7 - Episode 12 : Ear Today ... Gone Tomorrow Jul 12, 1996
A hearing-impaired safecracker makes a deal with a mobster's wife to settle a gambling debt. Starring Robert Lindsay and Gretchen Palmer.
Season 7 - Episode 11 : Confession Jul 5, 1996
A screenwriter specializing in tales of horror becomes a suspect in the grisly deaths of three women.
Season 7 - Episode 10 : About Face Jun 28, 1996
A preacher's abandoned progeny return to reacquaint themselves with their philandering father. Starring Anthony Andrews and Imelda Staunton.
Season 7 - Episode 9 : Smoke Wrings Jun 21, 1996
An ex-convict becomes an irresistible salesman in a scheme to double-cross an advertising agency. With Ute Lemper and Chris Stanton.
Much as horror fans might revere HBO for spending good dough and hiring top-rank directors and crew members for the series, the initial results are mixed. Show More
Are they scary? Not generally. The stories exist only to make bad things happen to bad people. You can see the "twist" endings coming a mile away, but the fun is in the ghoulish glee taken in the telling. [9 June 1989, p.3D] Show More
Certainly, these pioneering jaunts have a stylishness and sophistication lacking in most mainstream televison shows. But at this point, for all their nifty good looks, they just aren't special or scary enough. [9 June 1989, p.C-1] Show More