Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
"The Twilight Zone" (original title)

TV Series  -   -  Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
8.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.9/10 from 31,956 users  
Reviews: 121 user | 58 critic

Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb + 2 more

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 28 Jul 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 13 Jun 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 20 Jul 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Twilight Zone" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

Twilight Zone (1959–1964) on IMDb 8.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Twilight Zone.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
1964   1963   1962   1961   1960   1959  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan
The Twilight Zone (2002–2003)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Piven, Olivia d'Abo
The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, Robert Culp
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This tv movie features two stories by Rod Serling, who also wrote the stories of the original Twilight Zone (1959) series. "The Theater": A young girl goes to the cinema to see His Girl ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: James Earl Jones, Amy Irving, Gary Cole
Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet
The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Science fiction anthology series that occasionally features twist-endings, sometimes continues some of the stories in later episodes and avoids fantasy or supernatural story elements entirely. A modern revival of the classic 1960s show.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Narrator / ... (156 episodes, 1959-1964)
Edit

Storyline

Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 October 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Twilight Zone  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(18 episodes) (season 4) | (138 episodes) (season 1-3 and season 5)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Due to budgetary constraints in its second season, the network decided to cut costs by shooting some episodes on videotape rather than film. Because videotape was a relatively primitive medium in the early 1960s, the editing of tape was next to impossible. Thus, each of the 6 episodes was "camera-cut" as in live TV, on a studio sound stage, using a total of four cameras. The requisite multicamera setup of the videotape experiment, pretty much precluded location shooting, severely limiting the potential scope of the story-lines, and so, the short-lived experiment was ultimately abandoned. The limitations of using videotape (e.g., it could not be edited as cleanly as film and its visual quality was poorer) led them to switch back to film for the rest of the series, despite the greater cost. The 6 videotaped episodes were titled: Twilight Zone: The Lateness of the Hour (1960); Twilight Zone: Static (1961); Twilight Zone: The Whole Truth (1961); Twilight Zone: The Night of the Meek (1960); Twilight Zone: Twenty Two (1961); Twilight Zone: Long Distance Call (1961) and then transferred to film for broadcast, which saved the producers about $5,000 per episode. See more »

Quotes

[Opening narration - season 3]
Narrator: You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Night Court: Party Girl: Part 2 (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Twilight Zone Theme
(theme song)
Composed by Marius Constant
(seasons 2-5)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A Show of Depth Well Ahead of it's Time
7 December 2002 | by (northridge, ca) – See all my reviews

"The Twilight Zone" brought a complexity and maturity to television that had never existed before and probably hasn't been seen since. The stories were always ironic, briliant, and fascinating, and they often came with a moral lesson. Episodes like "A Kind of a Stopwatch", with Richard Erdmann, "Time Enough At Last", with Burgess Meredith, "Nightmare at 20,00 Feet", with William Shatner, and "Where is Everybody," with Earl Holliman, dove into concepts and situations no other show would have even touched. The entertainment brought on by "The Twilight Zone" was as vast as the Zone itself. Its principal writers, Sterling, Beaumont, and Matheson, were the best of their era. For sheer television entertainment, nothing compares to the brilliant, heavyweight stories of "The Twilight Zone." TO be frank, "The Twilight Zone" was the first show that didn't insult the viewer's intelligence.


59 of 63 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Episodes without a fictional element? crockett_john
Only an 8.9? Why is that? crockett_john
What are the most dangerous activities in the Twilight Zone? crockett_john
Favorite Season mmb74
More things we learned from the Twilight Zone crockett_john
Episodes with morals you disagree with Makarov-324
Discuss Twilight Zone (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?