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The Ten Best “Twilight Zone” Episodes Ever!

Back in 1959, Rod Serling created  a little show called “The Twilight Zone” thinking it would be forgotten long after the series went off the air. Well, 50 years later, people (myself included) still can’t get enough of it!

Now to celebrate the awesomeness of the series, following are what I think are the 10 best “Twilight Zone” episodes ever!

“It’s A Good Life” stars Billy Mumy who who was the Haley Joel Osment (“I see dead people”) of the day. It’s a creepy story about a young boy and his very scary powers (check out the hot, young Cloris Leachman!).

“Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” – long before he was the calm, cool and collected Capt. Kirk, William Shatner was the nervous and terrified passenger on this plane ride from hell.

“Time Enough At Last” – Burgress Meredith plays a bank teller who just wants to be alone with his books. Unfortunately he gets just what he wishes for.

“A Stop at Willoughby” – Tired of his miserable job and wife, a businessman starts dreaming on the train each night about an old, idyllic town called Willoughby. Soon he has to know whether the town is real and fancies the thought of living there.

“Eye of the Beholder” – A young woman lying in a hospital bed, her head wrapped in bandages, awaits the outcome of a surgical procedure in a last-ditch attempt to make her look “normal” (dig the cool way the episode is filmed!)

“Living Doll” – A frustrated father does battle with his stepdaughter’s talking doll who has some very bad vocabulary.

“The Hitch Hiker” – A young woman driving cross country becomes frantic when she keeps passing the same man on the side of the road hitching her for a ride.

“The Midnight Sun” – When the Earth falls out of orbit, two women try to cope with increasingly oppressive heat in a nearly abandoned city.

“The Masks” – A wealthy relative is dying and invites his greedy heirs to a Mardi Gras party where they must wear the masks he specially had made for them or else be cut off from their inheritance. (You ain’t never seen a Mardi Gras like this before!)

“After Hours” – A woman is treated badly by some odd salespeople on an otherwise empty department store floor.  After watching this,  you and your girlfriend may never want to go shopping again!

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