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Twilight Zone: the Movie

  • Drama
  • 1983
  • John Landis
  • 96 mins
  • 15

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.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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NarratorBurgess Meredith
PassengerDan Aykroyd
DriverAlbert Brooks
BillVic Morrow
LarryDoug McGrath
RayCharles Hallahan
ConroyBill Quinn
WeinsteinMartin Garner
Mrs WeinsteinSelma Diamond
Mrs DempseyHelen Shaw
AgeeMurray Matheson

Crew

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DirectorJohn Landis
DirectorSteven Spielberg
DirectorJoe Dante
DirectorGeorge Miller (2)

Details

Guidance
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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