Twilight Zone: the Movie

Twilight Zone: the Movie

John Landis (1983)

96min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Despite the involvement of Hollywood major league directors Steven Spielberg, John Landis and Joe Dante, it was Australian George Miller, responsible for cult hit Mad Max and its sequels, who produced the one truly scary section of this feature-length stab at Rod Serling's classic TV series. In Miller's tale, paranoid passenger John Lithgow is the only person on a plane who can see a creature gnawing away at the wings. The rest of the stories are a mixed bag: the Spielberg oldies' story is pure slush; Dante's wickedly cruel mixture of animation and live action eventually goes the same way; while Landis's contribution remains overshadowed by the controversial death of star Vic Morrow (father of Jennifer Jason Leigh) during filming.

Summary

Compilation of four scary stories inspired by the TV series, ranging from old folk magically regaining their youth, to an airline passenger terrorised by a menacing creature perched on the plane's wing. Horror anthology, starring John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd, Scatman Crothers and Vic Morrow.

Cast & Crew

John Valentine John Lithgow
Passenger/Ambulance driver Dan Aykroyd
Mr Bloom Scatman Crothers
Bill Connor Vic Morrow
Car driver Albert Brooks
Helen Foley Kathleen Quinlan
Walter Paisley Dick Miller
Uncle Walt Kevin McCarthy
Director John Landis
Director Joe Dante
Director George Miller
Director Steven Spielberg
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video
Drama