Circle of Fear episode 16 “Earth, Air, Fire and Water”

When you have D.C. Fontana, Harlan Ellison and Richard Matheson working on a story, you know it’s going to be good. This episode of Circle of Fear has a community of six artists who discover six colorful glass containers within a storefront that has rent and location that’s too good to be true.

Ellen Parrish (Joan Blackman, Macon County LineShiversBlue HawaiiPets), Sam Richards (Frank Converse), Jake Freeman (Tim McIntire,  the voice of Blood in A Boy and His Dog), Tyne Daly (Cagney and Lacey), Brooke Bundy (Elaine in two Elm Street movies) and Paul Cepeda (Scott Marlowe) are the artists who soon find that the containers are starting to take their souls and destroy them.

Director Alexander Singer had a career that stretched from making an episode of Dr. Kildare in 1961 all the way to Star Trek: Voyager in 1998.

This is a strange episode that I’ve noticed that plenty of folks disliked. I have no idea what episode they watched, because I loved it. It’s perfect for 1973 and the end of the era of artist collectives and free love. Watch it and let me know what you think.

You can watch this on YouTube.

One thought on “Circle of Fear episode 16 “Earth, Air, Fire and Water”

  1. From my YouTube post: I watched Ghost Story/Circle of Fear back in the 70s and was pleased to see it here on YouTube. I enjoyed all of the episodes. Well, almost all of them. I watched this episode when I was 11 years old, and I just watched it again at 61. I didn’t understand it then, and I still don’t understand it now. What were those glass jars? Can anyone explain what happened?


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