The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
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The Shadow Man/The Uncle Devil Show/Opening Day 

"The Shadow Man": A teenager discovers that a supernatural being lives underneath his bed. "The Uncle Devil Show": A children's video tape includes instructions in the black arts. "Opening ... See full summary »

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Danny Hayes (segment "The Shadow Man")
Jason Presson ...
Eric (segment "The Shadow Man")
Michael Lopez ...
Peter (segment "The Shadow Man") (as Michael Rich)
Heather Haase ...
Lianna Ames (segment "The Shadow Man")
Jeff Calhoun ...
The Shadowman (segment "The Shadow Man")
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Mother (segment "The Shadow Man")
Tricia Bartholome ...
Redhead Girl (segment "The Shadow Man")
Julia Hendler ...
Girl with Braces (segment "The Shadow Man")
Melissa Moultrie ...
Janie (segment "The Shadow Man")
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Boy #1 (segment "The Shadow Man")
Marc Bentley ...
Boy with Glasses (segment "The Shadow Man") (as Marc Bently)
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Kid #1 (segment "The Shadow Man")
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Blonde Girl (segment "The Shadow Man")
Murphy Dunne ...
Uncle Devil (segment "The Uncle Devil Show")
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Dad (segment "The Uncle Devil Show")
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"The Shadow Man": A teenager discovers that a supernatural being lives underneath his bed. "The Uncle Devil Show": A children's video tape includes instructions in the black arts. "Opening Day": A golf pro who kills a businessman in order to be with his wife suddenly finds himself occupying the other man's life just before the murder. Written by A. Nonymous

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29 November 1985 (UK)  »

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"Opening Day" goes by another title, "Duck Shoot". See more »

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Narrator: [opening narration for "The Shadow Man"] When you're thirteen years old, you're supposed to be beyond those childhood fears of things that go bump in the night. Supposed to be. But for Danny Hayes, those fears are about to rear up before him, from the shadows... of the Twilight Zone.
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wasted potential
25 April 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

"The Shadow Man" feels like a prequel to the "Goosebumps" series of children's books, and it seems to be aimed at the same audience. All the ingredients were there for a suspenseful story that would appeal to kids and adults alike, but the end result came across as a failed morality play.

"The Uncle Devil Show": Fans of "Calvin and Hobbes" might appreciate this one, though it's much more bizarre than the comic strip. There is a (very obviously presented) lesson to be learned underneath all the wackiness.

"Opening Day": I can't decide whether this is a huge flop, or a deliberate parody of bad 1980s soap operas. The standard "wife and lover conspire against husband" plot is enhanced by a twist right out of Star Trek. With better acting and more subtle directing (I'm looking at you, endless stream of fog!), it could have been a winner.


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