Encounter with the Unknown (1973)

Genres - Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Supernatural Horror  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This film is another amateurish, low-rent pseudo-documentary (of the kind prevalent in the mid-1970s) which marked the unfortunate nadir of Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling's career. Serling offers intermittent narration to a trio of allegedly true supernatural tales, all of which are purported to be based on actual paranormal case studies by Dr. Jonathan Rankin. The first tale concerns a group of youths who fall victim to a chilling graveyard prophecy; the second features a monster lurking within a pit in a farmer's field; and the third describes a mysterious rendezvous between man and ghost on a lonely bridge. The poorly-shot, post-dubbed segments are apparently padded with footage from another film.

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supernatural, supernatural-forces, bridge [structure], encounter, ghost, graveyard, monster, prophecy, rendezvous, teenagers, curse, farming, occult, unknown, death, afterlife