Twilight Zone – The Movie

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  • Fantasy films
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These revamped episodes from the old supernatural TV series begin splendidly with Aykroyd and Brooks driving down a dark road at night, singing along to Creedence Clearwater and trying to guess TV theme songs. Four episodes follow, and it's ironic that producer Spielberg's geriatric remake of Peter Pan set in an Old People's home is easily the weakest of the lot, exhibiting all the churning sentimentality of a great film-maker going OTT. The others have a comic strip zeal which makes them intensely watchable, but ultimately it's left to Mad Max wizard Miller to steal the show with an extraordinary remake of Richard Matheson's story about an airline passenger who spies a demon noshing the starboard engine.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, George Miller
Screenwriter: John Landis, George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson, Josh Rogan
Cast: Dan Aykroyd
Albert Brooks
Vic Morrow
Scatman Crothers
Bill Quinn
Kathleen Quinlan
Jeremy Licht
Kevin McCarthy
John Lithgow
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