Twilight Zone: The Invaders with Agnes Moorehead

That’s right, it’s not an actual movie for this event, but Movie Night 3 of 32 Days of Halloween has become a place to enjoy a pair of Twilight Zone episodes. Because it is the freaking Twilight Zone, after all. We’re going with a pair of classic ones.

First we have “A Hundred Yards Over the Rim,” written by Mr. Serling himself and starring Cliff Robertson. An excellent example of the turn-the-corner-and-WTF-ness that the Zone can bring you.

Then we have “The Invaders,” starring Agnes Moorehead (yes, later to be Endora from Bewitched, though you probably wouldn’t recognize her here). A unique episode written by Richard Matheson, it’s Moorehead pretty much acting alone and with no dialogue. This episode would, as I understand it, inform the Stephen King short story “Battleground.” And both this episode and that story would later inform my own short story about invaders.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

The past two years we’ve been doing a Twilight Zone double feature: Part III featured William Shatner and Burgess Meredith. Then Part IV we had John Carradine and Jack Elam. And before that we had the original Thing From Another World and Horror Hotel.

Both the episodes from this year are from the second season, which is now available on Blu-Ray.