Program: The Twilight Zone
Episode Title: To Serve Man
Episode #: 89 (S03-E24)
Original Air Date: March 2, 1962
Directed by: Richard L. Bare
Teleplay by: Rod Serling
Story by: Damon Knight
Cast: Lloyd Bochner, Richard Kiel, Susan Cummings
CAST: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Lloyd Bochner
SYNOPSIS: A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.
Not only is this film quite good, but the opening sequence is very unique and surprisingly creepy.
It amounts to a 2-minute pastiche of psychedelic imagery and absurd, horrifying visuals.
I would call it Bunuel-esque (perhaps some Dali notes too).
And the narration by Paul Frees (sounding oh-so Orson Welles) makes it even more special.
But don’t stop there. Watch the entire film for some creepy visuals, make-up, sets, sounds and bad dreams.
Barbara Stanwyck’s screams are a bit over the top but you’ll learn to live with it.
CAST: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Red Buttons, Janine Turner, Megan Gallagher, Eric Braeden
SYNOPSIS Josh Baker (Eric Roberts) meets a very special woman (Janine Turner) on his lunch break in Manhattan.
The woman suddenly collapses and is picked up by a strange ambulance. Josh tries to visit her in the hospital but she was never admitted. Soon other people begin disappearing at the hands of this ambulance. It’s up to Josh to solve the secret behind this strange vehicle. Look for cameo appearance by Stan Lee in the Marvel Comics offices.