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
The only Twilight Zone (1959) episode for the score-writer to be credited before the director (for the vitality of the episode's music). See more »
When the parents enter their daughter's bedroom the closet doors are closed. While they are listening to their unseen daughter's voice the camera cuts to a reaction shot of her mother then to a medium shot and the closet is now partially open though neither parent has gone near it. See more »
When I was in high school a friend told me about this episode. I have known about it forever and now have finally seen it. The premise is great. What's disturbing are the histrionics of the main characters, especially the mother. There's also that thing where the guy they call seems to have things pretty well figured out. Nevertheless, the idea that there is an opening into another dimension is quite frightening. The use of a distorted lens is also pretty creepy. The one thing that bothered me is since the girl could hear them and vice versa, why didn't they try to communicate with her specifically. She seemed lucid. At least ask her a few questions about what it was like. I still enjoyed it very much.
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