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identify old horror tv show similar to twilight zone

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12 Sep 2018 12:16 #281489 by i7741212
Hi everyone! I really want to find this episode and the tv show it belonged to. It is probably an old English or American Horror tv show. It might be black and white, but I am not completely sure. It is definitely from before 2000, most like 90s or 80s tv show. I vaguely remember the opening and it is really similar to the twilight zone. Each of the episodes had a separate short plot. They weren't connected. It might have had an elevator in the opening of the show. (something like this
i.pinimg.com/originals/d9/9a/25/d99a256f...87a92d842a6d4446.jpg )

But I do remember the story of one of the episodes.
A new neighbour comes to town. He is misterious and scary. A girl and other characters meet him. And the characters start disappearing. It turns out that the guy is eating their hearts or something. And then I believe they tried to kill the guy. But when they pierced his heart, they realised he won't die because every time he eats a human he gets his heart. So he had several hearts in his body.

It had so much impact on me as a kid and yet I can't remember the name of the show.

I would be grateful if someone knows the details of it! :D

I really gave all the details I knew about it and hope it's possible to find it haha. Thanks
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12 Sep 2018 12:21 - 12 Sep 2018 12:23 #281490 by charlest
Outer Limits probably. It's gone through multiple runs at different times, including one during the 60s.

They revived it during the 90s. The first episode, The Sandkings, scared the hell out of me when I was pretty young. Think that's based on an old George R.R. Martin short story.
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12 Sep 2018 12:29 #281491 by Space Ghost
I would guess it is either Outer Limits or Tales from the Darkside (I am watching all of these right now -- through the first two seasons, there hasn't been anything like what you described).

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12 Sep 2018 12:44 #281492 by Deleted

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12 Sep 2018 12:57 #281493 by Gregarius
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12 Sep 2018 13:26 #281495 by Black Barney
did anyone click on the guy's link?

but yeah, sounds like Outer Limits. Reminds me of the Alyssa Milano episode where having sex with her kills you.

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12 Sep 2018 13:28 #281496 by jpat
But what a way to go.

Can we disable the link? (I didn't click on it.)
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12 Sep 2018 13:58 #281499 by Sagrilarus
I threw it into google image search. It's an old wrought iron elevator, and it does indeed ring a bell. I just don't remember what the name of the show was.

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12 Sep 2018 14:02 #281500 by bronb

Gregarius wrote: Is this spam?

No.

Black Barney wrote: did anyone click on the guy's link?

Yes.

jpat wrote: Can we disable the link? (I didn't click on it.)

Why?










(I clicked, it's genuine.)
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12 Sep 2018 14:05 #281501 by bronb
Damn, Sagrilarus posted while I was composing.

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12 Sep 2018 14:19 #281502 by Black Barney
wasn't that from the Friday the 13th Tv show? Man that show used to scare the heck out of me, but it was all around artifacts which doesn't make sense with the heart thing I think.

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12 Sep 2018 16:38 - 12 Sep 2018 16:40 #281507 by jpat
My concern was just whether it might be a malicious link. Admittedly, the OP's query was super specific and perfectly targeted, so I probably just jumped the gun based on the combination of new poster and numeric username.

There are a perhaps surprisingly high number of SF/horror anthologies from the 80s and 90s. The one that leapt to mind for me was ABC's The Darkroom, which scared the crap out of me in 1980 or 81, but while that has a credit sequence involving a camera moving through an empty house, I didn't see an elevator there. (The eps are on YouTube.) It was also an hour and had two stories per episode, so almost certainly not it.
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13 Sep 2018 03:01 #281520 by i7741212
Thanks everyone for trying to figure out the episode. I will try to look through your suggestions but it still doesnt ring a bell. It might have even been an episode of twilight zone. I wish I had more details to give you.

Sorry for sending that link, but its not a malicious link as far as I know, it's just an image from google. And yeah I made the account just to ask this question as it's the only website i found where people ask these type of questions and get decent answers. :)
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13 Sep 2018 08:08 #281522 by WadeMonnig
Maybe Fear Itself? Timeline is off but reminds me of the episode Eater.

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13 Sep 2018 10:02 #281526 by Shellhead

Black Barney wrote: wasn't that from the Friday the 13th Tv show? Man that show used to scare the heck out of me, but it was all around artifacts which doesn't make sense with the heart thing I think.


Maybe if the elevator is from a specific episode, but it isn't part of the opening credits. That curiosity shoppe was only two stories tall, IIRC.
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