Show Type: Supernatural Anthology

First Telecast: September 15, 1972

Last Telecast: June 22, 1973

Broadcast History:

September 1972 - June 1973, Friday 9:00-10:00 on NBC


Winston Essex (1972)..... Sebastian Cabot


When Ghost Story premiered in September 1972, it dealt exclusively with tales of ghosts, vampires, witches and various other aspects of the supernatural. It was hosted by Sebastian Cabot in the role of Winston Essex. Essex would open the show by taking the audience to Essex House and introducing the story as something that could happen to anyone. As the story unfolded, however, it turned into a bizarre nightmare of one kind or another. On January 5, 1973, the title was changed to Circle of Fear. Under the new title stories of suspense could be included that did not have supernatural overtones. In addition, the narrator was no longer part of the program.