The Veil, which both starred and was hosted by Boris Karloff, was to have served as a predecessor for such anthology/horror classics as The Twilight Zone and One Step Beyond. Yet financial difficulties kept the episodes from ever being aired on network TV. Each episode was based on actual accounts of some form of psychic phenomenon.

The Veil - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1958-01-11

The Veil - The Minister's Black Veil - Netflix

“The Minister's Black Veil” is a short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It was first published in the 1832 edition of The Token and Atlantic Souvenir. It was also included in the 1836 edition of The Token and Atlantic Souvenir, edited by Samuel Goodrich. It later appeared in Twice-Told Tales, a collection of short stories by Hawthorne published in 1837.

The Veil - Inspiration - Netflix

Hawthorne may have been inspired by a true event. A clergyman named Joseph Moody of York, Maine, nicknamed “Handkerchief Moody”, accidentally killed a friend when he was a young man and wore a black veil from the man's funeral until his own death.

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