Night Slaves (1970)

You may notice that all week I’ve talked about how great 70s TV movies are. That’s because they have great pedigrees. Take a look at Night Slaves, which was based on a book written by Jerry Sohl (Die, Monster, Die!The Crimson Cult and episodes of The Outer LimitsTwilight Zone and Star Trek) and directed by Ted Post, who amongst all things made The Baby.

Clay and Marjorie (James Franciscus and Lee Grant) are a couple on the outs who take a vacation after Clay nearly dies in an accident and has a metal plate inserted into his head. The town they decide to visit is certainly nice enough, except that every night, every single person lines up like a zombie, gets in a truck and returns in the morning.

Originally airing on September 29, 1970 on ABC, this has a great cast, including Andrew Prine, Leslie Nielsen, Virginia Vincent and Morris Buchanan.

I dream of a world where more TV movies get released on blu ray. Until then, we have YouTube.


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