After drinking too much at a party, Bob and Millie Frazer awaken in a strange bed, in a strange house in a strange town. They're still dressed in the clothes they wore to the party but their memories are fuzzy. Bob was too drunk to drive so Millie was behind the wheel and she vaguely remembers a shadow falling over them. They soon realize that everything in the town is fake: the telephone in the house isn't wired; the drawers and cupboards in the kitchen are only a façade; even the trees are fake. The town is deserted and Millie begins to wonder if they're dead. They keep hearing a child laughing and begin a search. They're not prepared for what they encounter.Written by
The bulletin board in front of the church says that the sermon will be given by Rev. Kogh Gleason. F. Keogh Gleason was a set decorator at M-G-M for many years, and worked on The Twilight Zone (1959). See more »
When the husband rings the church bell, the cord pulls itself up and down, as it would if it were connected to the bell itself,with the weight of the bell pulling the rope back up. When the closeup is shown thought, the rope is connected to the ringer, not the bell on a wheel. See more »
Bob and Millie Frazier, average young New Yorkers who attended a party in the country last night, and on the way home, took a detour. Most of us on waking in the morning know exactly where we are. The rooster or the alarm clock brings us out of sleep into the familiar sights, sounds, aromas of home and the comfort of a routine day ahead. Not so with our young friends. This will be a day like none they've ever spent, and they'll spend it - in The Twilight Zone.
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This episode is very representative of the entire run of The Twilight Zone series in many ways: the creepy sounds, misplaced reality, ignorant participants, all the elements that make it a classic Zone story. This is from the days when imagination and writing were primary and props and special effects were secondary or non-existent. The characters really had to tell the story, even pad it now and then, as in this story, because the story itself could've been done in half the time (you'll see what I mean when you watch it). Over all it may not be the BEST episode in the series, but a very memorable, none the less. I saw this episode some 40+ years ago. It is still the ONE episode that I think of when I see or hear mention of The Twilight Zone.
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