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Beginning & Ending Narrations (Voice-overs)

THE OCCULT/SUSPENSE SERIES

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BEAUTY & THE BEAST/CBS/1987-90

[Voice of Ron Perlman as Vincent the beast/man and Linda Hamilton as Catherine Chandler]
Vincent: "This is where the wealthy and the powerful rule. It is her world, a world apart from mine. Her name is Catherine. From the moment I saw her, she captured my heart with her beauty, her warmth and her courage. I knew then as I know now she would change my life, forever."
Catherine: "He comes from a secret place far below the city streets. Hiding his face from strangers, safe from hate and harm. He brought me there to save my life. And now wherever I go, he is with me in spirit. For we have a bond stronger than friendship or love and although we can never be together, we will never, ever be apart." 

BRIMSTONE/FOX/1998

[Voices of Peter Horton as Ezekiel Brimstone; John Glover as The Devil]
 Brimstone: I was cop. Then my wife was raped. I caught the guy that did it and I killed him. Two months later I died and went to hell.
A hundred and thirteen of the most vile creatures escaped.
The Devil: They think they'll beat the Devil. Nobody beats me. 
  Brimstone: How am I supposed to send them back?"
 The Devil: The eyes. Windows to the soul. Destroy the eyes and they all get a one way ticket back home to hell. But it's not hell you
should be scared of. It's loosing a second chance at life on Earth. You got to give the Devil his due."

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER/WB/1997-2003
[Voice of Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles, The Watcher] "In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer."

THE CHARMINGS/ABC/1987-88
[Narrator] "Once upon a time there was a vain queen who was so jealous of her beautiful stepdaughter, Snow White that she poisoned her with an apple. But a handsome prince came along and broke the spell. Snow White and Prince Charming threw the wicked stepmother into a bottomless pit and lived happily ever after. But it turns out the pit wasn't bottomless, just very deep...and now the queen was very mad. With a spell so powerful even she couldn't control it, she put the Charmings asleep for a thousand years. She also got herself and one dwarf. Eventually, they woke up."

THE CLOCK/NBC/ABC/1949-52
[Voice of Larry Semon] "Sunrise and sunset, promise and fulfillment, birth and death the whole drama of life is written in the sands of time."

THE CROW: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN/SYN/1998-99

[Voices of Sabine Karsenti as Shelly Webster;
Mark Dacascos as Eric Draven
]   

Shelly: People once believed that when someone dies a crow carried their soul to the land of the dead. 
 Eric: But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest.
Shelly: And sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring the soul back and put things right.
Eric: Things can never be right. My soul will never rest until we are together again.

DARK SHADOWS/ABC/1966-71
[Opening lines from the first episode] "My name is Victoria Winters. My journey is beginning-a journey that I hope will open the doors of life and link my past with my future. A journey that will bring me to a dark place to the edge of the sea high atop Widow's Hill; and a house called Collinwood. A world never known, with people I've never met. People who, tonight, are still only shadows in my mind but who will soon fill the days and nights of my tomorrow..."

DEAD LAST/WB/2001
[Narrator's voiceover] "Since the dawn of man, the amulet of Sauryn has bestowed upon it's possessor the power to see ghosts. This power is an awesome responsibility and it's possessors have forsaken all else to serve it faithfully in return...Until now."

THE DEAD ZONE/USA/2002+
[Voice of Anthony Michael Hall] "I had the perfect life. Until I was in a coma for six years. And then I woke up and found my fiancée married to another man. My son doesn't know who I am. Everything has changed. Including me. One touch and I can see things. Things that happened. Things that will happen. You should see what I see."

EERIE, INDIANA/NBC/1991-92
[Voice of Omri Katz] "My name is Marshall Teller. Not too long ago, I was living in New Jersey, just across the river from New York City. It was crowded, polluted, and full of crime-- and I loved it. But my family wanted a better life for my sister and me. So we moved to a place so wholesome, so squeaky-clean, you could only find it on TV. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, my new hometown looks normal enough-- but look again. What's wrong with this picture? The American Dream come true, right? Wrong. Nobody believes me, but this is the center of weirdness for the entire planet: Eerie Indiana, My Home Sweet Home. Still don't believe me? You will!"

[Variation on Opening narration] "My name is Marshall Teller. I knew my new hometown was going to be different from where I grew up in New Jersey, but this is ridiculous. Nobody believes but Eerie, Indiana is the center of weirdness for the entire planet. Item: Elvis lives on my paper route." [Elvis Speaks] 'Thank you little paper boy' [Marshall continues] "Item: Bigfoot eats out of my trash. Even man's best friend is eerie. Still don't believe me? You will."

FOREVER KNIGHT/CBS/SYN/1992-96
[Voice of Nigel Bennett as LaCroix, the master vampire] "He was brought across in 1228, preyed on humans for their blood. Now he wants to be mortal again. Repay society for his sins...to emerge from his world of darkness, from his endless, forever night."

FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES/FOX/1987-90
[Narrator] "Lewis Vendridi made a deal with the devil...to sell cursed antiques, but he broke the pact and it cost his soul. Now his niece Micki and her cousin Ryan have inherited the store...and with it the curse. Now they must get everything back...and the real terror begins."

FRIGHT NIGHT/Channel 9/KHY-TV, Los Angeles/1970s
[Narrator] "Good evening and welcome again to a twin bill of horror affair with your host...SEYMOUR...Master of the Macabre, epitome of evil, the most sinister man to crawl on the face of the earth."

GARGOYLES/SYN/ABC/1994-95
[Voice of Keith David as Goliath] "One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was the age of gargoyles. Stone by day, warriors by night, We were betrayed by the humans we had sworn to protect, Frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand years. Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken And we live again! We are the defenders of the night. We are Gargoyles!"

GHOST STORIES/SYN/1997-98
[Voice of Rip Torn] "Come with me to a place of wondrous contradictions. A place that is silent and unstirring yet restless and alive. A place of untold peace and boundless dread. Come with me into the very cradle of darkness where those who dwell, dwell alone."

THE GHOSTS OF MOTLEY HALL/ITV/1976-77
[Narration] "There has been an Uproar at Motley Hall since the days of Queen Elizabeth the First. And although the dust now lies thick on its historic floors and weeds choke its once-fine gardens, there are Uproars still at Motley Hall. The house imposing, grand, decaying, unused, is not yet quite empty.

There are five Ghosts in Motley Hall. The oldest is Bodkin, an Elizabethan Fool employed by Motleys first owner, Sir Richard Uproar. Bodkin eventually died of flu, the result of being thrown in the lily-pond by Sir Richard, and he has haunted Motley with his bad jokes ever since. There is the White Lady, the mystery of Motley. A conventional sort of ghost, she goes in for wailing and moaning now and again, but she can usually be cheered up by Fanny—Sir Francis—Uproar, a dashing if rather dim eighteenth century Uproar who died of a fatal combination of drink and dueling. General Sir George Uproar is the noisiest of the lot. A soldier of the nineteenth century, he was the backbone of the British Army until he fell down stairs and broke his neck. And finally there is young Matt, a stable lad of the Regency period, and the only one of Motley's ghosts who is able to leave the house and rove freely in the grounds. Matt is the eyes and ears of Motley Hall, warning the other ghosts when danger threatens—be it demolition, redevelopment, or new house owners who know nothing of ghosts and their ways. Like residents of some lonely guest house, the ghosts of Motley Hall, each from a different era in the house's history, are compelled to get along with each other as best they might, and try somehow to keep the twentieth century away from their doorstep, that they might remain undisturbed as the sole occupants of their ancestral Motley Hall home."

THE GIRL WITH SOMETHING EXTRA/NBC/1973-74

[Voices of John Davidson & Sally Field as
newlyweds John and Sally Burton
]  

John: Let me get this straight, you can read everybody's mind?
Sally: Of course not. Just some people.
John: What people?
Sally:  Well, some people more of the time, and then some people some of the time, and a few people, most of the time.
John: What category do I fall into?
Sally: The last one? 
  John: [Astonished] Most of the time?   
 Sally:  [Softly] Yeah. 

HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD/SYN/1980s
[Voice of John Carradine] "They're coming...they're coming back--There's no escape! The horrors from Hollywood's past have returned. Forgotten skeletons from long-locked closets and dusty film vaults... Delightful tales of the macabre... unsettling visions ...Ghost of Hollywood's past walk once again! It's not a dream...it's not a nightmare...It's HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD!"

LIGHTS OUT/NBC/1949-52
[The program opened with a pair of spooky eyes; bloody hand reaching for the light switch; an eerie laugh; and the words] "Lights out everybody!"

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