Rod Serling’s classic anthology TV series became an A-list Hollywood feature with amped-up fantasy/horror FX, full of name and character actors. John Lithgow soars as a nervous flyer in Miller’s white-knuckle remake of Nightmare at 20,000 Feet; and Landis’ Time Out segment has a different ending than originally intended, necessitated by the tragic accidental on-set death of three actors including star Vic Morrow, excellent as a bigot sent traveling through time.
In 1983, my father was shocked to discover that John Landis’ prologue sets up Twilight Zone with the same game Landis and him played on his local radio show. Hearing this story while watching this film at four years old left the inestimable impression that movies are an accessible art. -Chris H., front of house staff