Help a Horror Hound out, please?

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Starting when I was a horror pup at age 5 in 1966, my Dad and I watched horror together on Friday nights. That year we watched a show in which an angry young man stabbed his horrible father's portrait--and the portrait started to bleed. I have been looking for this show ever since I hit adulthood (I'm 60 now). I HAVE HAD ZERO LUCK. I want to see this again before I croak. This is all I remember, except Dad thinks it was part of a half-hour or hour-long series. I've searched both movies and series from 1945-1966. It could have been in color, but we had a black-and-white TV, so that's no help.

I have a long list of what it isn't. Especially, it isn't The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, even though in that movie someone stabs a woman's portrait with garden shears and the portrait bleeds. This is ruled out because 1. it's a woman's portrait and 2. neither Dad nor I can stand Don Knotts movies. Here's my list of shows ruled out:

Movies:
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Blood Bath A Bucket of Blood
Color Me Blood Red (Dad did *not* introduce me to giallo at age 5!)

TV series:
The Outer Limits
'Way Out
13 Demon Street
Great Ghost Tales
Karloff's The Veil
Karloff's Thriller
The Twilight Zone

TV series with possibles, since I haven't been able to track down all episodes yet:
Lights Out
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
One Step Beyond
Armchair Theatre (a UK series starting 1956)

Does this snippet of memory sound familiar to anyone? I offer a character named after whoever solves this 55-year-old mystery!

Thanks, Hounds.
 

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Wow, the power of suggestion runs strong with this! I can swear I've see this too, but who knows? I watched a lot of Twilight Zone (you've eliminated that) as well as Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In the late 70s and early 80s PBS played a lot of Vincent Price shorts filmed many years earlier, but those were mostly Edgar Allen Poe adaptations as I recall. "Vincent Price's Gothic Horror" was the name of the show, and the voiceover for the funder was hilarious, some bored Masterpiece Theater type trying to sound ominous--I'll edit with a YouTube link if I can find one.

If I have seen it, and there's no guarantee I'm not only thinking I have, it would be one of those.
 
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Wow, the power of suggestion runs strong with this! I can swear I've see this too, but who knows? I watched a lot of Twilight Zone (you've eliminated that) as well as Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In the late 70s and early 80s PBS played a lot of Vincent Price shorts filmed many years earlier, but those were mostly Edgar Allen Poe adaptations as I recall. "Vincent Price's Gothic Horror" was the name of the show, and the voiceover for the funder was hilarious, some bored Masterpiece Theater type trying to sound ominous--I'll edit with a YouTube link if I can find one.

If I have seen it, and there's no guarantee I'm not only thinking I have, it would be one of those.
Thanks! I haven't seen all of Hitchcock Presents. Haven't heard of Vincent Price's Gothic Horror. I'll look it up.

ETA: the Price show seems to be from 1982, which would rule it out. :(
 

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Thanks! I haven't seen all of Hitchcock Presents. Haven't heard of Vincent Price's Gothic Horror. I'll look it up.

ETA: the Price show seems to be from 1982, which would rule it out. :(
I think the shorts in the Price show were filmed long before, and likely aired in other places before then. I seem to recall Price was significantly older in the intro/outro parts starting and ending each show than in the films. But I agree, it's a slim chance.

ETA: wow, I had no idea that show was filmed in Des Moines! I was watching it as a local show!
 
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