I remember only this scene from what I believe was a horror themed TV show from the '70s.
I was born in 1970, so I think I watched it between 1973 and 1977? It was in color and it was seen on U.S. television and appeared to be shot on videotape, which is why I say it was a TV show or TV movie. It could have been British also because there was no dialogue in the scene.

In the scene, a medieval suit of armor is standing in a hallway like you see in castles in horror movies. It seems to come to life and comes walking down the hall and into the room of a sleeping boy, who looked to be about 8? years old and with brown hair, and then carries him back out of the room and down the hallway. This was a very scary scene and had a real horror vibe to it and it was at this time a grown-up said something like 'you shouldn't be watching this' or something like that and turned it off!

I also don't think it was "Dark Shadows", but I could be wrong. I seem to remember it was at night when I saw this. I know the British produced lots of television horror that was shot on videotape at this time.

It was definitely shot on videotape and had the look of a "Dark Shadows" or "Doctor Who" episode.

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    Probably not "Rent a Ghost". That was a G-rated kid's afternoon show. Not horror at all.
    – Moriarty
    Commented Jul 16, 2017 at 22:35
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    I wonder if it could be Sapphire and Steel ? I seem to remember a scene with civil war suit of armour in one episode. That was a fairly spooky show.
    – Sarriesfan
    Commented Aug 14, 2017 at 21:56
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    @Sarriesfan, this looks promising. From skimming through that episode, I don't think it's the one but it looks like a great show. I can't believe I've never even heard of this one! I see that it all seems to be available on Youtube, so I'm going to start watching them and I will see if this is it. Thank you very much for your help.
    – the guest
    Commented Aug 15, 2017 at 14:31
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    @Danny3414. Thanks, but that's not it, I have the entire series on DVD and I've seen that one. This one was shot on video tape. I think it might be an episode of ABC Wide World of Mystery, but some of those don't even have plot descriptions on IMDb. I don't think I will find this.
    – the guest
    Commented Jan 19, 2018 at 23:35
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    Mentioning "Wide World of Mystery" is good. I was thinking it might not be a purely horror-based production, but you caught the particularly spooky scene. It could easily be a re-run of "The Avengers", which often had villain shenanigans faking up supernatural threats. "Doctor Who" comes to mind. Even "The Saint" had a plot or three that could qualify as "horror".
    – Blaze
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 15:51

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Maybe it was Kolchak: The Night Stalker the episode called The Knightly Murders

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    Could you edit this to explain how it matches?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Commented May 26, 2021 at 23:28
  • This was my first thought also, as I remember there was a Suit of Armor episode. But although I watched the series over again 10-15 years ago, I dont recall the specifics of the episode.
    – NJohnny
    Commented May 27, 2021 at 1:50
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    Ok Just watched the episode online and it does NOT match the OPs description. The Suit does kill 2 people in their beds, but there are no children in the episode, Nor does the suit kidnap anyone and carry them away.
    – NJohnny
    Commented May 27, 2021 at 2:02
  • @Brockenstein. Someone already suggested the Night Stalker episode, but it's not the one. I have the series on DVD and I've seen every episode, but thanks for trying.
    – the guest
    Commented May 27, 2021 at 4:26

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