Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 9

Perchance to Dream (27 Nov. 1959)
"The Twilight Zone" Perchance to Dream (original title)

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A fatigued man fights to stay awake as he explains to a psychiatrist that if he falls asleep it will trigger a nightmare, which will cause his heart to fail.

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Edward Hall
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Dr. Eliot Rathmann
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Edward Hall visits the psychiatrist Dr. Eliot Rathmann that was recommended by his doctor and he explains that he is extremely tired since he has not slept for many days. Edward believes that if he sleeps, he will die and explains that he is dreaming in "chapters" with the evil Maya, the Cat Woman that will kill him in his next nightmare. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This was the first Twilight Zone (1959) episode aired that was written by Charles Beaumont and also the first that was not written by Rod Serling. See more »

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Maya: We've been expecting you, Mr. Hall.
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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Twilight Zone #9 (2011) See more »

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Scary and Fun, with a Trippy Homage to the American carnival.
17 October 2007 | by (MN) – See all my reviews

Long before Freddy Krueger, The Twilight Zone brought us the beautiful, voluptuous, and deadly "Maya," a character in a man's dream determined to literally scare him to death. "Perchance to Dream" plays like a carnival dark ride, full of cheesy fun, nightmarish imagery, and low-rent thrills and chills. Richard Conte plays Edward Hall, a man terrified to fall asleep lest the exotically seductive Maya take him away in his dreams to a place that will cause his weak heart to fail. It's a story perfect for The Twilight Zone, helped by the series' low budget, black and white cinematography, and make-do special effects. It plays like German Expressionism done with a distinctly 1950's rural American vibe. Highly recommended!


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