The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone is an American horror psychological sci-fi television francise that centers around on the anthology television series created by Rod Serling and originated on June 1st, 1960. Lathe show would go on to be revived several times, the most recent is Jordan Peele’s revival in 2019.
The Twilight Zone was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling, who served as host and wrote more than 80 episodes of the original show's 150-plus episode run. It's a strange mix of horror, science-fiction, drama, comedy and superstition. Serling introduced each episode, and many of the black and white episodes concluded with a surprise ending. Actors such as Burt Reynolds, Roddy McDowell and Robert Redford made appearances in some of the more well-known stories.
Why It Rocks
- An amazing mixture genre of horror, psychological, sci-fi, suspense and thriller.
- Rod Serling gives some amazing monologues in both the openings and endings of each episode that are delivered in a very eerie manner.
- Each and everyone of the actors on this show give wonderful performances.
- Many unexpected twists and turns that’ll leave the viewer shocked, horrified and built up with suspense.
- Most of the shows have some good morals that go good with the episode it’s centering around.
- The eerie black-and-white cinematography is great and captures the tone of the show very well.
- It has been renewed and rebooted several times and managed to keep it’s charm throughout most of it.
- The episodes endings are probably the best partabout the show due to them having a always having some kind of creepy and unpredictable twist.
- The idea of a making an anthology show that consists of nightmare fuel, creative twists and decent morals is very original.
- A well-done and amazing soundtrack that perfectly fits the show’s tone, especially the twisted-sounding theme music played by Marius Constant.
The Only Bad Quality
- "The Encounter" was pulled from the network and syndication for years due to either being too violent and disturbing, or having offensive Asian stereotypes. It aired on the Sci-Fi channel in 2016.