"The Twilight Zone" Nothing in the Dark (TV Episode 1962) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • The old Ms. Wanda Dunn is afraid of Mr. Death, and does not open the door of her room for anyone who knocks the door. When the police officer Harold Beldon is shot at her front door, the reluctant woman opens it and lets him in. She helps Harold and she tells him about her fear of Mr. Death and that her time was coming, therefore she could see him. When a contractor comes to demolish the building, he explains the "old gives space for the new" to her and she finds that her new journey has begun.

  • Elderly Wanda Dunn lives by herself in a dilapidated apartment. She's the last of the residents in her building which is scheduled for demolition. She's basically a shut-in, never leaving her place with groceries and the like being delivered by a neighborhood boy. The reason she lives like is that she's convinced the personification of death will come and take her away. She's not sure what form death will take and so shuns contact with anyone. When a young policeman is shot just outside her door, she has to decide whether to help him.

  • An old woman has fought with death a thousand times and has always won. But now she finds herself afraid to let a wounded policeman in her door for fear he is Mr. Death. Is he?


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