This Day in Halloween: The anthology horror and mystery show Thriller -- starring Boris Karloff -- premieres on NBC in 1960. / Illustration by Blanca Dunwoody
Thriller premieres on NBC in 1960. The anthology horror and mystery show features Boris Karloff as host and occasional star of episodes. Writers included Robert Bloch and Cornell Woolrich. Actors inlcuded William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Mary Tyler-Moore, Bruce Dern, Rip Torn, John Carradine, and Elizabeth Montgomery. A total of 67 episodes were produced over two seasons.