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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »


[opening narration]
Narrator: The major ingredient of any recipe for fear is the unknown. And here are two characters about to partake of the meal: Miss Charlotte Scott, a fashion editor, and Mr. Robert Franklin, a state trooper. And the third member of the party: the unknown, that has just landed a few hundred yards away. This person or thing is soon to be met. This is a mountain cabin, but it is also a clearing in the shadows known as - The Twilight Zone.
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Underrated episode
17 August 2019 | by cpearce-02076See all my reviews

This episode is not only a terrific mystery as to what the heck is going on (as many Twilight Zones are) but the interactions between the sheriff and the snobbish woman is quite entertaining.

Two strangers alone in a mountain cabin with possible space aliens outside? That's a neat story.

And the message about fear is another relatable moral, told in a most interesting way.

I'm surprised this isn't considered one of Rod's classic episodes.

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