Future Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller contributes what is, far and away, the scariest segment of this eerie TV-based anthology thriller—the classic “nightmare at 20,000 feet” about a paranoid passenger (John Lithgow) convinced that there’s a monster on the wing trying to crash the plane.
Reasons to avoid
You’ve never seen an actor sweat like Lithgow does here, turning his half-crazy fears into a dangerous campaign to handle matters himself. Even if this is all in his head, the terror he inspires in the cabin is real.
Brace for impact
Ultimately, there’s a gun, a smashed window, loss of air pressure and loss of sanity. We won’t spoil the film’s devastating final shot. But if you ever make it there, we’re really hoping you have been watching this one on the ground.