"Historias Para No Dormir" (Stories to keep you awake) was a horror anthology series with most episodes presented by the show's creator, director and writer Narciso Ibanez Serrador.

The series ran from 4 February 1966 until 27 September 1982 on TVE1 (servicing Spain, Andorra, also parts of France and Portugal).

Stories were adapted from authors such as Ray Bradbury or Edgar Allan Poe as well as original scripts, including stories written by Serrador.

The indoor scenes were shot in video, while the outdoor scenes where shot in film. Due to the impossibility to edit together both formats at the time, the footage was mixed "live" during the broadcast.

Serrador was born on 4 July 1935 in Montevideo, Uruguay and passed away on 7 June 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

The following is a clip from the show:

Historias Para No Dormir (Opening) from The Professor on Vimeo.

In 2021 "Historias Para No Dormir" would return as a non-hosted horror mini series, with four independent horror stories that pay tribute to the classic format of Narciso Ibanez Serrador, directed by and starring well known names in Spanish cinema, such as Rodrigo Cortes, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Paco Plaza and Paula Ortiz direct "La Broma", "El Doble", "Freddy" and "El Asfalto".

The following is a trailer for the mini series:

Historias Para No Dormir Mini-Series (2021) Trailer from The Professor on Vimeo.


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