In Ghost Story’s “The Summer House” written by Seeleg Lester and directed by Leo Penn, Martha Alcott (Carolyn Jones) drives to her summer house by a lake. Martha has (apparently...) traveled there ahead of her husband, Andrew (Steve Forrest), and yet everyone in the small nearby town insists that Mr. Alcott has already been there.
Despite the confusing plot-line, I must acknowledge that many of the visuals in the episode remain stunning. Every scene set in the basement proves unsettling. The well stands at the bottom of a very long, very narrow staircase, and director Penn makes good use of shadows. Furthermore, he frequently deploys tight-framing and high-angle shots to increase the sense of Martha's entrapment in a "suspended moment" of time. All of this style would be a net plus if this episode were a story about human psychology, rather than a story about an evil house that wants to torture Carolyn Jones.