Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) Poster


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Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)

Followed by 

The Twilight Zone (1985) (TV Series)
The Twilight Zone (2002) (TV Series)

Remake of 

Twilight Zone: It's a Good Life (1961) (TV Episode)
the third segment of the movie was a remake of this episode
Twilight Zone: Kick the Can (1962) (TV Episode)
the second segment of the movie is a remake of this episode
Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963) (TV Episode)
The fourth segment of the movie is a remake of this episode.


Perry Mason (1957) (TV Series)
The Real McCoys (1957) (TV Series)
Zero Hour! (1957)
The ventriloquist dummy the girl uses in segment four is a reference to "Zero Hour!" when the passenger amuses Joey, the child, with the hand puppet ventriloquist
Sea Hunt (1958) (TV Series)
Bonanza (1959) (TV Series)
Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)
Apart from three of its sequences being remakes of three episodes and one referencing a fourth, the characters in the prologue hum the show theme and discuss it in general.
Twilight Zone: Time Enough at Last (1959) (TV Episode)
This is one of the episodes from the TV series that Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks discuss.
Twilight Zone: What You Need (1959) (TV Episode)
The description "...who carries on his shoulder a chip the size of the national debt."
Twilight Zone: Nightmare as a Child (1960) (TV Episode)
A character named Helen Foley appears in both, named for one of Rod Serling's favorite teachers.
Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) (TV Series)
Twilight Zone: A Quality of Mercy (1961) (TV Episode)
A man sworn against a different race transforms to resemble that race
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) (TV Series)
The Outer Limits (1963) (TV Series)
Albert Brooks' character (incorrectly) thinks the episode about a stopwatch that freezes time was from this anthology series.
Twilight Zone: A Kind of a Stopwatch (1963) (TV Episode)
In the prologue segment, Albert Brooks and Dan Aykroyd are reminiscing about old Twilight Zone episodes. (Brooks says that this episode was from Outer Limits).
Gilligan's Island (1964) (TV Series)
National Geographic Specials (1965) (TV Series)
Hawaii Five-O (1968) (TV Series)
Animal House (1978)
The troops in Vietnam mention they kill Neidermeyer, which was mentioned as his fate in the epilogue.
Mad Max (1979)
Eyeball-popping effect in "Nightmare" segment

Referenced in 

Gremlins (1984)
When Billy leads Pete up to his room to show him the Mogwai, a rolled up movie poster for "Twilight Zone The Movie" can be seen standing on end against a wall. Director Joe Dante directed one of the sequences for that film a year earlier.
Explorers (1985)
A newspaper headline says that Homewood teacher Helen Foley is still missing.
Memories of Videodisc (1986) (Video)
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Wired (1989)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Being from Another Planet (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Let's not forget his cameo appearance in the remake of the 'Twilight Zone' movie."
Freaked (1993)
3rd Rock from the Sun: Frozen Dick (1996) (TV Episode)
Reference to John Lithgow's character seeing a gremlin on a the plane's wing
Shock-X-Treme, Vol. 1, - Snuff Video (1997) (Video)
Behind the scenes footage of the three actors' deaths from this film is included.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick's Big Giant Headache: Part 1 (1999) (TV Episode)
Reference to John Lithgow seeing a gremlin on a plane
The PJs: Smokey the Squatter (2000) (TV Episode)
Thurgood says there's a gremlin on the wing when he sees Smokey get blown past and says it scared the "Shatner" out of him
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Slash (2002)
The Terminal (2004)
In addition to Frank Dixon alluding to the episode upon which a segment from "The Twilight Zone: The Movie" is based, Dixon also mistakes an episode of The Outer Limits for an episdoe of The Twilight Zone, just like the two characters in the beginning of "The Twilight Zone: The Movie".
Disaster! (2005)
someone has a sign that says "There's something on the wing"
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
It is listed as one of the "sweded" movies.
Entourage: Stunted (2010) (TV Episode)
Drama describes how Vic Morrow was decapitated during the production of the movie after a helicopter accident
Extraviados (2012) (Short)
Inspired by first scene.
Rabid Love (2013)
The character of Julie (Jessica Sonneborn) says that her favorite movie is 'The Twilight Zone' when the girls are walking in the woods.
Holliston: Halloween Girl (2013) (TV Episode)
Joe parodies Jon Lithgow's scene with "something on the wing" in describing why Danielle's flight may have been late.
The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
"Can Scatman Crothers just turn them into kids to play Kick the Can and get it over with?"
The Last Showing (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
There Goes the Neighborhood: The Making of 'The 'Burbs' (2014) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
Wait, Wait, Don't Kill Me (2015)
Title is Referenced


Bimbo's Initiation (1931) (Short)
Case of the Missing Hare (1942) (Short)
Behind the Meat-Ball (1945) (Short)
Mouse Wreckers (1948) (Short)
The Power of Thought (1948) (Short)
It's Hummer Time (1950) (Short)
the scene where the cat pleads 'Not Happy Birthday" plays on the television during the "It's a Good Life" segment
Feed the Kitty (1952) (Short)
Jeopardy! (1964) (TV Series)
During the "Kick the Can" segment.
Quasi at the Quackadero (1976) (Short)
Tempest (1983) (Video Game)
Sound effects

Featured in 

Death Scenes 2 (1992) (Video)
Behind the scenes footage of this film is featured.
40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) (TV Movie)
Troldspejlet: Episode #38.14 (2007) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Visionado obligado: Secuestrados (2011) (TV Episode)
poster shown/behind the scenes footage
Visionado obligado: Primer (2012) (TV Episode)
poster shown/behind the scenes footage
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Twilight Zone: The Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror II (1991) (TV Episode)
The second segment of this episode, in which Bart has magical mental powers, lampoons the "It's a Good Life" segment of the "Twilight Zone" movie. Nancy Cartwright also appears in both.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror IV (1993) (TV Episode)
The "Nighmare at 5 1/2 Feet" segment is a spoof of the "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" segment of the "Twilight Zone" movie.
Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (1995) (TV Movie)
The final segment is a parody of the famous. Twilight Zone movie segment with the Gremlin on the plane
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Alex sees Mort on the wing of the plane and thinks that he's a gremlin.

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