With the passing of revered journalist Mike Wallace this weekend, a lot of his old interview footage has started popping back into the limelight—including the time he got Rod Serling to crack on his most famed creation, The Twilight Zone.
Sure, The Twilight Zone pushed the limits of sci-fi television with its shocking plot twists, but it also sometimes simply used a startling image to strike fear into our hearts. For the 5th of our 31 posts for the 31 days of Halloween, here are the seven scenes from this classic series most likely to give you nightmares.
The 5 twist endings every Twilight Zone episode seems to share
There have been three Twilight Zone TV series, a feature film, a magazine, comic books and all kinds of other stuff. But there has never been a movie about its creator Rod Serling—until now.
I started following Marc Scott Zicree's career long before he wrote some of my favorite episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5—back when he was analyzing Twilight Zone episodes in the 1980s' magazine of the same name (essays later collected in the indispensable The Twilight Zone Companion).
In a never before seen interview from 1970 that just surfaced on YouTube, The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling talks with SF author James Gunn about his show, the stories he created and his own ability to actually write science fiction.
Alfred Hitchcock, Groucho Marx and others are part of the Early TV Memories set.