The Horror at 37,000 Feet

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The Horror at 37,000 Feet
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Written by Ronald Austin
James D. Buchanan
Starring Chuck Connors
William Shatner
Buddy Ebsen
Roy Thinnes
Jane Merrow
Russell Johnson
Tammy Grimes
Music by Morton Stevens
Release dates 1973
Country United States

The Horror at 37,000 Feet is an American horror television movie made for CBS Television by David Lowell Rich.[1] The film first aired in 1973. In the movie, demonic forces terrorize the passengers on a Boeing 747 en route from London to New York.[2]

William Shatner, who 10 years earlier had starred in the Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," plays the lead role. Shatner described his character's demise in the movie as one of his "unique ways" of dying: "I get sucked out of an airplane while carrying a lit torch into the airliner's baggage compartment to try to confront a druid ghost." According to Shatner, many of his fans consider the movie the worst Shatner movie ever.[3]




  1. ^ Roberts 2009, p. 475.
  2. ^ Young 2000, p. 285.
  3. ^ Shatner and Fisher 2009, pp. 167–168.


  • Roberts, Jerry. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-81086-138-1.
  • Shatner, William and David Fisher. Up Till Now: The Autobiography. New York: MacMillan, 2009. ISBN 978-0-312-56163-5.
  • Young, R.G. The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film: Ali Baba to Zombies. Winona, Minnesota: Hal Leonard Corporation, 2000. ISBN 978-1-55783-269-6.

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