Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Creeper (1956)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A stalwart of the radio anthology circuit, the classic suspense tale "The Creeper" is given its first TV treatment on this episode. The title character is a serial strangler who preys upon helpless women. Terrified at the prospect of being the next victim, Ellen Grant (Constance Ford) locks her apartment door and refuses to come out. Before long, however, salvation seems to be at hand, as a locksmith shows up to fix Ellen's door so that no one -- but no one -- will be able to break in. At least, that's what Ellen thinks until the very last, horrifying minute of this macabre little playlet. "The Creeper" was re-filmed for the 1985 revival of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, with Karen Allen as the protagonist.