Now, I want to focus on an episode that boasts no greater thematic intent than to get your ghost; to scare the hell out of you.
This particular tale involves a young student, Gail (Roberta Weiss) who rents a room in the home of prickly old professor, Dr. Fenner (Fritz Weaver). The officious prig lives alone, he claims. His wife died of cancer, and his daughter is apparently away at graduate school.
With imaginative staging and mise-en-scene, he generates a sustained and disturbing atmosphere of terror until the final, macabre revelation. There's very little dialogue in "Inside the Closet," and thus Savini relies on two creative elements to create the dark atmosphere.
That's plenty of efficacious terrain for a 22-minute story.