Saturday Frights: Don’t Go To Sleep (1982)

Welcome back, dear viewers. I want to thank you all for the amount of flattering electronic missives you have been sending to the Retroist Vault in praise of our recent sharing of some of the best made-for-television horror features.

So for this week’s offering I have once again chosen a television movie for your evening’s entertainment. It is a rather creepy ghost story that originally was broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company on December 10, 1982 called ‘Don’t Go To Sleep’.

The story concerns a grieving family who are starting a new life after the loss of their eldest daughter, Jennifer. After moving into their new house however…strange things began to manifest themselves to the youngest child. Mary is certain she can hear the calling of her departed Sister and it’s coming from underneath her bed. Heh, heh.

So gather your loved ones near and douse the lights as we fight the urge to go to sleep with Saturday Frights!

[Via] Hitchcock Presents 11

(The Projectionist has neglected to mention that this TV movie stars Dennis Weaver, Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon, Robin Ignico, Kristin Cumming, and Poltergeist’s Oliver Robins! – Vic)

The Projectionist

Lurking in the bowels of the Retroist Vault, the Projectionist comforts himself with the dreams of celluloid glory of days gone by. With his assistant, Daniel XIII, in the quiet time of the night he serves as host in what has been dubbed the Haunted Drive-In. Bringing films to the entertainment starved masses the Haunted Drive-In projector roars to life and shines brightly once again...

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