Film Review: Twilight Zone The Movie (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: “Four horror-science fiction segments directed by four of Hollywood’s famous directors based on TV’s most popular anthology series, bookened by a funny and scary prologue and epilogue. In the first story, a loud-mouthed bigoted businessman with an intense hatred for Jews, blacks and Asians gets the tables turned on him when he walks out a bar and is inexplicably transported back in time to being pursued by Nazis in 1940s France, then as an … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (season five episodes)

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“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound; a dimension of sight; a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into…The Twilight Zone.” #121 IN PRAISE OF PIP – In the early sixties, small-time bookie Max Phillips hates his life. His only pride is his son Pip, currently serving in the … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (season four episodes)

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“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound; a dimension of sight; a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into…The Twilight Zone.” #103 IN HIS IMAGE – A young man named Alan grapples with an urge to kill and confusion about his origins. Upon visiting his hometown his memory seems … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (season three episodes)

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“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Your next stop…The Twilight Zone.” #66 TWO – The opening narration tells us the time could be the distant past or the far future. A female soldier, the survivor of an apocalyptic war, stumbles into a deserted war-ravaged town. Searching a derelict restaurant she finds a can … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (season two episodes)

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“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop…The Twilight Zone.” #37 KING NINE WILL NOT RETURN – A pilot of a downed WW II bomber comes to in the African desert and desperately tries to find out what happened to the rest of his crew. Directed by … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (season one episodes)

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“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call…The Twilight Zone.” #1 WHERE IS EVERYBODY – A man … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone (Original TV Series)

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“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound; a dimension of sight; a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into…The Twilight Zone.” Few television shows have bequeathed a more treasured legacy of ideas and style, and it still stands as the role model for the anthology genre. Its trenchant parables … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Mr. Denton On Doomsday

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Land of Shadow and Substance – Mr. Denton On Doomsday- (10/16/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: And When the Sky Was Opened

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Land of Shadow and Substance – And When the Sky Was Opened – (12/11/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Judgment Night

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Land of Shadow and Substance – Judgment Night – (12/04/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: One for the Angels

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Land of Shadow and Substance – One for the Angels – Episode 2 – (10/09/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Where is Everybody?

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The Land of Shadow and Substance – The premiere episode – “Where is Everybody?” On October 2, 1959, America had the opportunity to view a brand new television show from CBS that eventually proved to be a classic. However, this very first show was different than the rest of the series, with only the story tale type and filming style staying consistent. While the name Twilight Zone remained the same, the show’s title lettering was … Continue reading

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Anthology Television Part 1

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An anthology television series is a program that presents a different story with a different set of characters in each episode. These normally have different actors each week but some employed a permanent ensemble of actors who would appear in a different drama each week (like Four Star Playhouse). Others would have different actors and stories set in the same ‘shared world’ (like Welcome To Paradox). Many anthology shows would have a host to introduce … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Paranormal and Science Fiction Nostalgia

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I’m back and talking about MORE horror movie nostalgia from the 70’s and 80’s. This is a follow-up to my column titled “ Growing up as a Horror Fan” that was posted a few years ago and then re-posted 10/13/2010. I challenge everyone to reach back as far as you can in the dark recesses of your mind and find that moment that you became a horror fan. I’m not trying to discredit anyone’s decade … Continue reading

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Night Gallery (1970 – 1973) – TV Show Episodes List

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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings. Cast Members: Host: Rod Serling EPISODES: TV Pilot Episodes The Cemetery / Eyes / The Monster Who Wanted To Be A Fisherman (11/8/1969) The First Season 01… The Housekeeper / The Dead Man (12/16/1970) 02… The Nature Of The Enemy / The Little Black Bag / Room With A View (12/23/1970) 03… The House / Certain Shadows On The Wall (12/30/1970) 04… Clean Kills … Continue reading

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