While traveling by train, the aspirant writer Cogswell is challenged by an old salesman to get off the train and settle in a small town to lead a boring life. Cogswell asks the conductor to stop the ...
Sergeant Hollis, a troubled young man inside a world that has been at war for sixteen years, reveals to General Cross -- his commanding officer -- that he has invented a device to do away ... See full summary »
Earth sends its first manned probe to Mars in 1999, and a jealous Martian murders the two astronauts when his wife has erotic dreams of meeting them. Members of a subsequent expedition are ... See full summary »
The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury, a collection of eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin, visions as keen as the tattooist's ... See full summary »
Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »
Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »
Will J. White
Each episode of this TV series depicts a short, strange tale...with a twist! With eerie stories vaguely reminiscent of 'The Twilight Zone,' viewers learn to appreciate that things are often... See full summary »
Biography of Norman Corwin, the great writer, producer and director of the Golden Age of Radio. Actors in his radio plays included Orson Welles, Jimmy Stewart, Charles Laughton, Danny Kaye,... See full summary »
A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.
Pamela Dean Kelly,
Michael J. Anderson
Night Visions is an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone - some tales are supernatural, others are just commentaries on twisted human nature. Each hour episode is made up of two half-hour episodes aired back-to-back.
A Canadian-produced fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories. Written by
Marty McKee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I looked forward to every episode of this now-ancient HBO series. I guess I should pick up the DVD set one of these days. Not all episodes were of equal quality, and the budgets were often appalling. But when the stories adhered to the original source material, they couldn't be beat -- except maybe by the first few seasons of the original TWILIGHT ZONE. This is the series that adopted A SOUND OF THUNDER, one of Bradbury's very best short stories, and did an excellent job with it. Also, while Bradbury was no Rod Serling, his quavery intro to each episode was always something to look forward to. I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall some episodes were adapted from stories that had been earlier adapted for use on the original TWILIGHT ZONE.
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