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