Twilight Zone: The Movie

Synopsis: Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the television show was in black-and-white), but very true to the originals, where eerie and disturbing situations gradually spin out of control.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 win & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min



What way? What way? DRlVER [SlNGlNG]:

Boy, look at the clothes Oh, yeah. [TAPE SCRATCH lNG] PASSENGER: l think your tape got eaten.

Oh, Jesus. Jesus. That was good. PASSENGER:

Yeah. They're great, Creedence. DRlVER:

This thing's brand-new. -How about the radio?

Radio doesn't work. You can't get anything out here.

No entertainment. Now there's no entertainment.

Damn it! Well, guess we just have to

talk to each other, huh? We talked to each other already. -Yeah, l know where you're from.

-Hey, hey, hey. -Wanna see something real scary?

-Sure. -l love this, okay?

-Yeah, what? -We're driving, right?

-Yeah. lmagine not running out of gas.

We have plenty of gas, all right? -Yeah.

-Oh, my God. What are those gravel beds up ahead? They're gonna fly up

and knock out our lights. Uh-oh. PASSENGER: Hey, come on.

Blackness. Oh, my goodness. Why, there could be nuns ahead.

We wouldn't even see them. lsn't this amazing? Look. PASSENGER:

l don't know whether it's too safe-- DRlVER: l used to play chicken

and see how far we could drive... . ..without someone going, "Stop." PASSENGER:

l don't know, l think you better-- DRlVER:

Who's chicken, huh? -ls that a bear up there, huh?

Turn the lights on. [DRlVER LAUGHlNG] Huh? Uh-oh. More pebbles.

Oh, my goodness. lt looks like they're out permanently

this time. Ha, ha, ha. PASSENGER: This is dangerous.

No, the road's straight. lt's kind of scary.

What is that up ahead? PASSENGER:

Something might come up ahead-- DRlVER:

A big, huge squirrel. Ha, ha, ha. Chicks love that. -That's scary enough.

l know, l like it. -Hey, you like trivia?

-Yeah. -Okay, wanna play TV theme songs?

Sure. -You know how to play?

-Well... . l'll hum a theme song.

lf you guess it, you get to hum one. lf l guess it, l get to have it back. -Okay.

-lf you get three in a row, you win. -Okay, l'm good at that.

-Okay? Okay, l'll start. [HUMMlNG] Wanna hint? -Sea Hunt.

-Sea Hunt, go. All right. [HUMMlNG] -Perry Mason.

-You got it. [HUMMlNG] Bonanza. All right. [HUMMlNG] -Real McCoys.

-No. [SlNGlNG]

Fred Gwynne was in it -Beverly Hillbillies.

-No. -Car 54.

-That's it. -Thanks for the Fred Gwynne.

-Absolutely. How about this one? [HUMMlNG] Know it? [SlNGlNG]

Look at that fossil It's stuck over there in the tar Look at that old man

He looks like an old ape -What is it?

-l don't know. DRlVER [SlNGlNG]: Look at that old bone

It could be worth a bucks -What is it?

-l don't know. Look at those two apes

This must be where they live Look at that city, let's continue to dig -What is it?

-l don't know. It's National Geographic,

National Geographic. Okay, all right. -Okay, l got one for you.

Okay. [PASSENGER HUMMlNG] [BOTH HUMMlNG] Yes. What is it? l don't know, but you're doing it great. DRlVER:

Sounds like it was on CBS. l don't know. DRlVER: Give me a hint.

-Book him, Danno. -Book him, Danno.

Book him, Danno. Book him. One more hint.

What was its locale? PASSENGER: Surfboards.


An island in the Pacific Ocean -Gilligan's Island.

With Jack Lord -Hawaii Five-0.

-Yes. Oh, Jesus, l thought l was good at this. Did you ever watch The Twilight Zone? [HUMMlNG "TWlLlGHT ZONE THEME"] Oh, God. Remember the Twilight Zone

with Burgess Meredith? Remember? He loved to read. And there was a nuclear war

and he had no friends. -He's in the library--

-Oh, with the glasses. Yes. He was the last man,

he broke his glasses. -Yeah.

-Freaked me out. When l was 7, l bought another pair

just in case that would happen. Oh, those shows. They were so good. -They were so scary.

-Yeah, they were great. Remember

where the guy had the stopwatch? Somebody gave him a stopwatch,

he was this real obnoxious guy. He took the stopwatch, he hit it. -Everybody else in time froze but him.

-That's an Outer Limits. -That was a Zone.

-That's Outer Limits. That was a Zone. They had one about mannequins

that turned into humans. They were allowed to go out

for two weeks. One came back and

it was over two weeks. The other mannequins

turned her into plastic. -Boy, they were scary. They were great.

-l loved it. Hey. -You wanna see something really scary?

-You bet. -Really?

-Yeah. Okay, this is really, really scary, now. l trust you. Okay, pull the car over. Pull the car over? Oh. -You wanna see?

-Show me while l driving. l can't.

lt'll only take a couple of seconds. -All right, two seconds, okay?

-Okay. -What is it?

-Pull it over. -l'll show you.

-All right. Okay. Scare me. -Are you ready?

-Okay, go ahead. What are you doing? [SCREAMlNG AND BlTlNG] [DRlVER GROAN lNG] NARRATOR: You unlock this door

with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension. A dimension of sound. [GLASS BREAKlNG] A dimension of sight. A dimension of mind. You're moving into a land

of both shadow and substance... [CLOCK TlCKlNG] ...of things and ideas. You've just crossed over

into the Twilight Zone. You're about to meet an angry man,

Mr. William Conner... ...who carries on his shoulder

a chip the size of the national debt. This is a sour man, a lonely man... ...who's tired of waiting for the breaks

that come to others but never to him. Mr. William Connor... ...whose own blind hatred

is about to catapult him... ...into the darkest corner

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John Landis

John David Landis is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He is known for his comedy films, his horror films, and his music videos with Michael Jackson. more…

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