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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Twilight Zone TV Series Poster

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Twilight Zone TV Series Poster

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Halloween in November? It happens on all-new “Midnight Hour”

Before you wash off the greasepaint, fold up your costume and eat all your candy, prepare for one last Halloween shiver with November’s all-new “Midnight Hour” episode, “Doomsday’s Fury.” This violent entry tells the story of a George (James Caudill) who brings his daughter Amelia (Gabrielle Phillips) home from trick-or-treating only to find ex-wife Lydia (Sherri Semine) has just called the cops to report that George has violated her restraining order. Faster than you can … Continue reading

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Anthology Television Part 2

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Continuing on with our essay,  we present –  Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 2. If you missed the first part you can access Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 1 directly here. DARKROOM aired from 1981 to 1982, each hour-long episode featuring two or more stories of varying length hosted by actor James Coburn. Starring Steve Allen, David Carradine, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, June Lockhart and Esther Rolle, in stories of suspense and terror which characterised the short-run series: An imaginative teenager … 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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Spotlight: The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

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You’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, you think you have your whole life figured out, then you’re swimming in the paranormal, things suddenly happen that you can’t explain. You’ve stepped into…the Twilight Zone! Even if you never have seen an episode, The Twilight Zone has such a cult following and is so extraordinary in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror community, I’m sure you have heard the theme song before. Did you know that even though … Continue reading

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TWILIGHT ZONE SEASONS 1 AND 2 Blu-ray Win at 37th Annual Saturn Awards

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IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT’S TWILIGHT ZONE SEASONS 1 & 2 BLU-RAY ORBITS COMPETITION AT 37th ANNUAL SATURN AWARDS Iconic Series Awarded ‘Best DVD Television Release’ By Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films ‘Image Entertainment proudly announces that the Twilight Zone Seasons 1 & 2 Blu-ray won the Saturn Award for “Best DVD Television Release at tonight’s 37th Annual Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films ceremony. Marc Scott Zicree, author, THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION … Continue reading

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Twilight Zone: Erotic Parody

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Adults only kiddies… Director Paul Thomas’ The Twilight Zone: P*rn Parody is set in a distant era of cocktails with lunch, and gender-specific roles, biblical virtue found itself being challenged by a couple of new neighbors, whose penchant for earthy carnal pleasures dominate the archaic and self-suppressing morals practiced by the rest of the town. In a quest to uncover the mystery behind the new family, known as The Stones, Kimberly Kane finds herself drawn … Continue reading

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Living Dolls

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My old friend Sigmund Freud claimed that most children fantasise about dolls coming to life, and psychologist Ernst Jentsch theorised that uncanny feelings arise when there is an intellectual uncertainty about whether an object is alive or not, and also when an object that one knows to be inanimate resembles a living being enough to generate confusion about its nature. Robot engineer Masahiro Mori expanded on Freud and Jentsch’s theories to develop the ‘Uncanny Valley’ … Continue reading

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