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Twilight Zone: The Movie

Probably the best thing about this is that it’s narrated by Sir Burgess Meredith but there are a few things to enjoy in the four segments of this Landis & Co-helmed portmanteau (sort of). Unsurprisingly the schmaltzy one is the work Stephen Spielydrawers as he gets Scatman Crothers to snog life back into some coffin dodgers who should in any case have been taking running kicks at daisies many years before and had just become a burden on the state; the Joe ‘Gremlins’ Dante one has probably the most famous image of all since it features a massive scary rabbit thing though the last segment has the most famous story as it’s the old Shatner gremlin schtick but with John ‘knock ’em dead kid!’ Lithgow instead. In fact, it’s so famous you wonder why on earth it needs to be remade. We’d much rather have had that one with Ed Wynn and the stopwatch done over instead. Dan Ackroyd and Albert Brooks flesh out a cast of, it has to be said, relative nobodies.

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Proud to own this on DVD. What’s not to love? Vic Morrow and that bloke from the Thing. Scatman “You want some ice cream, Doc?” Crothers. Kathleen Quinlan looking stunning. Kevin McCarthy and that creepy-as-shit kid, with classic Chuck Jones cartoons (including ‘Feed Kitty’) playing on all the tellies, and Runaways vocalist Cherie Currie as the none-more-startling mouthless (and disabled) older sister. John Lithgow being brilliant. Annoying brat with a WC Fields doll. It’s all bloody gold.

  2. Richard16378

    February 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Vic Morrow & 2 child actors died during the making of this when a helicopter crashed onto them.

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