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Barnes & Noble -Though cancelled in 1964, The Twilight Zone remains television's most treasured anthology program. The brainchild of writer/narrator Rod Serling -- no doubt inspired by the pulp comics, novels, and sci-fi films of his youth -- the series introduced its own special brand of weirdness to viewers on October 2, 1959. Five years followed, and The Twilight Zone went through the show business wringer as network executives tried to squeeze more profits from the already successful show. Experiments ranged from cutting costs with six episodes shot on videotape to dropping "The" from the series' title -- but no matter what, rave reviews continued, and every week loyal fans tuned in to enter the infamous dimension of sight, sound, and mind. Episodes included here are:
- "The Passerby" Ep. 69, October 6, 1961: On the road home from the Civil War, a Confederate soldier stops at a house. He and the owner, a recent widow, soon realize that all who pass are dead. Including them!
- "The Grave" Ep. 72, October 27, 1961: Before he died, notorious badman Pinto Sykes put a curse on hired-gun Conny Miller Lee Marvin. If Miller ever sets foot on his grave, he will kill him -- a threat Sykes carries out!
- "Death's Head Revisited" Ep. 74, November 10, 1961: A former Nazi SS Captain returns to the ruins of a concentration camp to re-live the good old days -- until his long-dead victims appear to deliver overdue justice!
- "The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank" Ep. 88, February 23, 1962: Ever since he came back to life at his own funeral, Jeff hasn't been the same! The townspeople want him out of town, but Jeff says they have no reason to fear him. Or do they?