The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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The Fear 

Charlotte Scott and policeman Robert Franklin seem to be stalked by giants.


Ted Post


Rod Serling, Rod Serling (created by)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Mark Richman ... Trooper Robert Franklin (as Mark Richman)
Hazel Court ... Charlotte Scott


Trooper Scott Franklin stops by Charlotte Scott's remote cabin to see if she's alright. She is a big city fashion editor who is looking for peace and quiet while Franklin is a local who sees her as a snob. They are soon drawn to together when a giant creature seems to appear in the woods just outside Charlotte's cabin. Franklin's patrol car is overturned and her telephone is suddenly out of order. Together, they will have to overcome their fears and deal with the extra-terrestrial creature that has appeared, which turns out to be something altogether unexpected. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

29 May 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Trooper Franklin's (Peter Mark Richman) badge number is #810 for an unidentified state police agency. See more »


Miss Scott and Officer Franklin come out of the cabin to find the patrol car turned over on its side. His explanation of this was that the brakes gave out......really? If the car rolled down a hill maybe, but there is no way that a car can turn over on its side from a sitting still position just because it had no brakes; therefore it had to be aliens. See more »


[closing narration]
Narrator: Fear, of course, is extremely relative. It depends on who can look down and who must look up. It depends on other vagaries like the time, the mood, the darkness. But it's been said before with great validity that the worst thing there is to fear is fear itself. Tonight's tale of terror and tiny people on The Twilight Zone.
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Scream Queen in a tale with a message
15 November 2013 | by darrenpearce111See all my reviews

This episode is very quaint now and, in parts, laughable too. However, it does deliver a nice message concerning the title. This is the sort of Zone to watch in a marathon or sandwiched between some others, it's light but has a nostalgic sort of appeal.

Hazel Court (Scream Queen from Hammer's first Frankenstein and several Roger Corman films inspired by Poe) and Mark Richman play an unlikely duo come together to face the unknown. I rather like the last shot of Ms Court and the last line delivered by Richman, but you'll have to watch it to see what I mean. One of the better of the very last episodes, as the series limped towards it's own fate with rubbish like The Encounter, Caesar and Me, and The Bewitchin' Pool.

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