Worst & Best Thriller Episodes





Title: Thriller
Genre: Anthology
Series: 6
Episodes: 43
First Transmission: 1973-1975

Anthology series encompassing theme from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

 

Episode Rankings

Use your mouse to hover to see the corresponding episode title –

 

Notes

*The Standard Deviation (SD) of the ratings is a measure of how much spread there is in the numbers. The median represents the middle value of the ratings

The top-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.43 standard deviations.

The bottom-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.58 standard deviations.

 

Best Episode #18

A Coffin for the Bride (1974) – Mark Walker marries wealthy older women and murders them after the honeymoon. Then, he falls in love for real with cool blonde Stella McKenzie.

2nd Best Episode #31

The Double Kill (1975) – Hugh’s house is full of priceless treasures and he likes to advertise the fact that he has no burglar alarms!

3rd Best Episode #33

Fear Is Spreading (1975) – Two escaped convicts hold a couple captive in their country home.

4th Best Episode #8

File It Under Fear (1973) – Young women are being killed. The local librarian is the only one who can provide clues.

5th Best Episode #22

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are (1974) – A female American tourist is baffled to discover that her cousin, Jane, has mysteriously disappeared – did she ever exist?

Worst Episode #16

Color Him Dead (1974) – Husband and wife detective team, Arden and Suzy Buckley, are hired to protect a millionaire as somebody is trying to kill him. The pair have to discover the identity of the would-be-assassin before they succeed.

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Lady Killer (1973)
#2 Possession (1973)
#3 Someone at the Top of the Stairs (1973)
#4 Anatomy of Terror (1973)
#5 The Carnation Killer (1973)
#6 Murder in Mind (1973)
#7 A Place to Die (1973)
#8 File It Under Fear (1973)
#9 The Eyes Have It (1973)
#10 Spell of Evil (1973)
#11 Only a Scream Away (1974)
#12 Once the Killing Starts (1974)
#13 The Savage Curse (1974)
#14 One Deadly Owner (1974)
#15 Death in Small Doses (1973)
#16 Color Him Dead (1974)
#17 Sign It Death (1974)
#18 A Coffin for the Bride (1974)
#19 I’m the Girl He Wants to Kill (1974)
#20 Murder Is a One-Act Play (1974)
#21 In the Steps of a Dead Man (1974)
#22 Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are (1974)
#23 Not Guilty! (1974)
#24 Screamer (1974)
#25 Nurse Will Make It Better (1975)
#26 Murder on the Midnight Express (1975)
#27 A Killer with Two Faces (1974)
#28 A Killer in Every Corner (1974)
#29 Where the Action Is (1975)
#30 If It’s a Man, Hang Up (1975)
#31 The Double Kill (1975)
#32 Terror from Within (1975)
#33 Fear Is Spreading (1975)
#34 Mirror of Deception (1975)
#35 Look Back in Happiness (1975)
#36 Murder Motel (1975)
#37 Sleepwalker (1976)
#38 The Next Victim (1976)
#39 Nightmare for a Nightingale (1975)
#40 Dial a Deadly Number (1975)
#41 Cry Terror (1975)
#42 A Midsummer Nightmare (1975)
#43 Death in Deep Water (1975)