|That guy |
Not bad. Some of that dialogue/acting is a little much.
You're absolutely right of course. Still, imagine watching this as a 10-year old kid. I couldn't sleep for a month.
Needs an ACTING! tag.
the lighting was way better than typical tv lighting of that era
I haven't watched the episode, but I remember the Gramma short story being pretty great.
Not as great as The Jaunt. But great.
|Binro the Heretic |
Ah, yes, the excellent 1980s revival of "The Twilight Zone" with great new stories from the likes of Stephen King, Harlan Ellison and Ray Bradbury.
And then the 2000s gave us the shitty revival with modernized re-writes of the old 1960s scripts. Not even Forest Whitaker doing his best Rod Serling could make it watchable.
That 00's remake was just some really super-bland UPN-type stuff. Bland, odorless, flavorless, colorless.
Can I be the asshole and say this was pretty bland?
Now I know Twilight Zone and Outer Limits weren't known for their happy endings, but they usually had a message or an irony to contemplate when the episode's protagonist got fucked at the end. Burgess Meredith finally gets all the books and solitude he could, but his glasses break and he will never be able to enjoy it. A thrill seeking gangster gets his every wish fulfilled and it turns out to be hell.
The one big shift the Twilight Zone and Outer Limit remakes made were shoehorning meaningless diabolas ex machina into every ending. Here a grandmother is obviously possessed by evil and then the kid is possessed by evil. No surprise, no irony, no contemplation. The movie Skeleton Key wasn't that great but it handled this story a lot better.
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