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Encounter with the Unknown (1973)


Three eerie tales, based on actual events, are reenacted in this film by Hampton, Arkansas native Harry Thomason. The cast was largely unknown but the picture does have the distinction of being narrated by Rod Serling of The Twilight Zone fame

“First, three college students play a prank on a geeky classmate, who is accidentally shot and killed. His vengeful mother forecasts the deaths of the three young men she holds responsible, on 7, 14, and 21 days hence. And, one by one, her grim predictions come true. Next, a ghoulish sound emanates from a mist-shrouded hole in the Earth near where a Missouri boy has lost his dog. The boy's father is lowered into the hole and lets out an agonizing scream!  Finally, a senator returning home from a party finds a lost girl on a bridge and learns from her father that she died years earlier!" Synopsis written by Kevin McCorry

According to writer Joe Glass, the picture was filmed in Little Rock at such locations at Mount Holly Cemetery, the Capital Hotel, and the Ark. 300 bridge.


Internet Movie Database


Ark. 300 Bridge
Behind Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Mount Holly Cemetery
1200 Broadway

The Capital Hotel
111 West Markham Street


Mount Holly Cemetery in downtown Little Rock is often to referred to as "The Westminster of Arkansas."