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C&L's Saturday Night Chiller Theater: Haunts Of The Very Rich (1972)

There used to be something called a "made for TV movie"....

Long ago before phones had become sentient when great beasts like Triceratops and Sam Ervin walked the Earth, there were things called "Made for TV Movies". No kidding. You can look it up. On your sentient phone.

Anyway, a lot of these "Made for TV Movies" were delightfully wretched "Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land" , but some were pretty decent, including tonight's feature, "Haunts of the Very Rich".

Keep an eye on the strong performances by an excellent ensemble cast that includes Ed Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Anne Francis, Moses Gunn and a standout turn by Robert Reed.

Also fans of "Lost" may notice some similarities between that six-year-long series about a group of strangers who are brought by some unseen power to an island where terrible and impossible things happen and this 1972 made-for-TV-movie about a group of strangers who are brought by some unseen power to an island where terrible and impossible things happen. And -- bonus! -- even if you don't like the ending, at least "Haunts of the Very Rich" doesn't drag it out for two years.

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