Awakened in the middle of the night by the cries of his daughter, a father enters the girl's room to find that she has vanished - even though he can still hear her crying out for help.



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Ruth Miller
Robert Sampson ...
Chris Miller


When he hears his young daughter Tina calling out in the night, Chris Miller go to her room but finds she isn't there. At first he thinks she fallen off the bed or slid herself under it but despite hearing her call out she's nowhere to be seen. He gets help from a friend, Bill, who concludes that Tina has slid through a portal into another dimension. They find the portal opening but Tina is lost inside and Chris goes in after her. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

16 March 1962 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Possibly may have inspired the Poltergeist 1982 film. See more »


Chalk marks are visible on the wall during Rod Serling's opening. They are drawn there later on, showing that the intro was shot later. See more »


Chris Miller: What is it?
Bill: The opening.
Ruth Miller: To what?
Bill: I think - to another dimension.
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Referenced in Poltergeist (1982) See more »

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No more Mr. Nice Guy...
26 June 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I went on record, in print, at the time of the film's release, to point out that POLTERGEIST was simply an overblown rip-off of THIS episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE (I also cited several other obvious "influences")- but I was genuinely surprised when Richard Matheson himself professed no ill will toward the producers of the movie. He didn't see anything wrong with their all-too blatant theft of his intellectual property. Whatever his reason(s), I was baffled; but I came to accept his wisdom on the matter. Back THEN... But I can't help but feel, right now, that it was theft, plain and simple. Matheson himself is gone, but his legacy remains; it's too bad, though, that the guilty parties in this case never felt inclined to INCLUDE him in their money-making endeavors. That's just something THEY'll have to live with, I guess.

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