Twilight Zone: The Movie
Based on the popular television series created by Rod Serling, this film of horror and the supernatural tells four separate stories--each by a different director: John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller. In one, a bigot is taught a lesson when he is transported to experience the lives of three different victims of prejudice and intolerance. Another takes a trip to an old-age home where the arrival of a special man turns some of the residents into youthful people once again. In the third, a woman befriends a timid young child who turns out to be a maniacal brat with bizarre powers. The final segment shows how a man with an aversion to flying has a rough time when he panics and then sees a strange creature on the wing outside his window seat.
- Release Date:
- Original Release:
- Warner Home Video
- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|David Allen||Special Effects|
|James D. Bissell||Production Designer|
|Jerome Bixby||Original Story|
|Rob Bottin||Makeup Special Effects|
|Jackie Carr||Set Decoration/Design|
|Thomas D. Causey||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Jon Davison||Associate Producer|
|Michael Finnell||Associate Producer|
|George Folsey||Associate Producer|
|Jerry Goldsmith||Score Composer|
|George Clayton Johnson||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|William B. Kaplan||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Kathleen Kennedy||Associate Producer|
|Frank Marshall||Executive Producer|
|Steve Maslow||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Michael McCracken||Makeup,Makeup Special Effects|
|Dan Moore||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Deborah Nadoolman||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Craig Reardon||Makeup Special Effects|
|Richard Sawyer||Art Director|
|Deborah L. Scott||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Howard E. Smith||Editor|
|James Spencer||Art Director|
|Paul Stewart||Special Effects|
|Jim Teegarden||Set Decoration/Design|
|Michael Wood||Special Effects Supervisor|
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This movie is masterfully done the performances in the movie are fantastic, especially John Lithgow's performance, I think that my favorite part of the movie would have to be the opening sequence with Dan Aykroyd, ''Wanna see something really scary'', this is a great movie if you liked the old television series you love this.
This movie is awsome. I give it 4 stars because it is a mix of science fiction & fantasty. It is just like the new generration of the twilight zone should be. Don't listen to whatever bad things your freinds or other people say about it. THIS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE!!!!!
Twilight Zone: The Movie was very enjoyable. Stephen Spielberg did an excellent job with ''Kick the Can.'' John Lithgow's performance is terrific in the movie's ending. All in all, it's a good movie.
This movie is almost as good (and ten times scarier) as the original, great TWILIGHT ZONE tv show. Buy it! You'll love it. There are is a new original story that's great (segment one) and some pretty creepy interstitials at the begining and end of the film. Burges Merrideth does a wonderfull job narrating. Two of the three segments based on cassic episodes are better than the originals (Kick the can, #2, and Terror at 20,000 feet, #4) John Lithgow gives a very chilling performance in number four. It's more than worth the money
This movie was both well thought out, and had a good storyline. The prelude into the four short stories (played brilliantly by Dan Ackroyd) sets the mood for the rest of the movie. The first story starts off well, and ends even better. It teaches us that we never know what people have to go through until we walk a mile in their shoes. The second story, about a mystical kick-the-can game, is both heart-warming and entertaining to watch. The third story is an interesting look at what someone with the power of manifestation would do with his/her ''powers''. The fourth and final story tells of a man who is deathly afraid of flying, and becomes hysterical on the flight. This is the story famous for the... ''there's someone on the wing, there's some thing on the wing.'' John Lithgow plays the hysterical man on the plane, almost as though it were really happening to him (scary, huh?). If nothing else entices you to buy this movie, be assured that the ending is magnificent.
This movie kept the originality and creativity from the original show and made it scary! All of the four stories are different and keep you wondering what is going to happen next, the best of which are the last two. The movie starts out with an introduction scene that is shocking, frightening, and surprisingly funny. Then the first segment begins when a racist man is forced to expierience the hardships of the people he is unfair to. The second segment, about the elderly getting a second chance at youth, is directed by Speilburg and is the last glimpse of happiness you will get until the real weirdness sets in. The third story places a woman at the mercy of a all powerful child who has made his parents disappear, took his sister's mouth away, and is now forcing strangers to be his new family. the final segment, the best of all, has a man who has a fear of flying seeing a strange creature trying to destroy the wing of the plane, but is it really just in his head? This movie is a must-buy.
when i first watched this movie i didn't know what to expect. when i watched it i loved it. the beginning i awsome because it shows dan akoroid turn into a cool looking monster and attack the driver. the only thing that i didn't like about it was the 2nd part. it didn't seem like the twilight zone, but it was good. overall i thought that it was a great movie.
I don't think that the movie really lives up to the original television series. All except for the following: NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET, that is. I think Lithgow's performance was spectacular in the remake of the classic episode, and it really stuck close to it (I've seen a few original Twilight Zone episodes). I also rather liked the one where a strange visitor makes elderly patients in a nursing home return to early youth. I also liked the beginning of the movie, where the two men are riding in the car together. ''You wanna see something really scary?'' is my favorite line, and then Dan Akroyd turns his head, and then when he turns it back around, he's a horrificly-faced creature.
Twilight zone the movie was a very good sci fi film. Based on the classic TV show by Rod Serling,it featured four stories and a very disquieting opening sequence. The first segment is about a bigot who got what he payed for. The secend was the weakest segment. It is about a old man that brings joy to his friends with a game. The third is about a nasty little boy with horrible powers. The fourth and best is a man who's flight turns into living terror. The movie was not as good as the show but it was very entertaining.
This was absolutely HORRIBLE. It wasn't neat to watch, mysterious, or even scary at all I expected it to be like the old twilight zone TV shows when I rented it. It starts out with an introduction where two people are driving down the road for a long time (very boring) and ends when one of them suddenly turns into a monster. The first show has a racist person in a bar. When he wanders out of it, he arrives in what is suppose to be Nazi Germany and gets shot by soldiers in the arm. It was stupid and pointless. The second show was the worst at all. You would of guessed it would have been for 3 year olds. An old man comes to a nursing home and has the old folks play outside, where they turn into kids and then turn back. It had long drawn out scenes where i could have fallen asleep. There was one time where it tried to be funny, but it was boring and stupid. The third one was where a teacher is driving somewhere. She meets a kid and comes home with him. He has powers to wish whatever he wants. (Actually it was about tied for the worst with the 2nd one) The last ''show'' features a hysterical man on a plane. It lasts for about an hour with nothing happening, and then he looks outside and sees a creature on the air plane. They land (no one is hurt) and part of the airplane is ripped up. To sum it up, this movie was boring and horrible. It wasn't well thought out. I could have fallen asleep while watching it (I mistakinly kept thinking that the next part of it might be better). Save your money. It is nothing-----nothing at all like the old (real) Twilight Zone shows (as if they just stuck the name in the title) . The movie ''Treasures of the Twilight Zone'' was pretty good, but don't get this: it is idiotic, thoughtless, and corny. I wouldn't have given this phony, so-called ''Twilight Zone'' movie a star at all, but the minimum was 1 star.