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April 07, 2018

Exploring The Unknown - Dark Curtain (April 20, 1947)

"The episode 'Dark Curtain' dealt with mental illness. It was certainly a serious issue. Veronica Lake starred as young woman stricken with paranoia. Her sister and fiancé send her off for 'treatment' after she strangles her pet kitten and tosses it out the window. She suffers weeks and weeks of electroshock therapy, complete with injections, restraints, and leather straps to press the metal electrodes firmly to her head.

"It would have been bad enough if the show presented the shock treatment as a miracle cure, but no, that would be too tame for Exploring the Unknown. Instead, they decided to kick it up a notch, taking it even further beyond the pale... I can't begin to do the incredible injustice justice, so why even try? I'll let the series speak for itself..."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 7, 2018 07:24 PM