Many of us who came of age in the 1980s got our first taste of The Twilight Zone when the movie based on the seminal TV series was released; this was certainly the case for me. Not only did it open the doorway into another dimension (one not only of sight and sound but of the mind) it also launched a lifelong love of horror that only grows stronger with age.
Like many, my favorite segment was the remake of A Nightmare at 20,000 Feet directed by George Miller and starring Jonathan Lithgow. I was lucky enough to stumble across some behind the scenes footage that gives offers an incredible window behind the camera. Miller discusses his approach to the film, his experience working with Lithgow, and praises the incredible creature FX from Craig Reardon. Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Check out the trailer and synopsis for Twilight Zone: The Movie below; the film’s other chapters are directed by Joe Dante, John Landis, and Steven Spielberg.
Official Synopsis: This tribute to the beloved supernatural TV show has four episodes. In the first, racist Bill Connor (Vic Morrow) is transformed into a Jew in World War II. Next, Mr. Bloom (Scatman Crothers) comes to a retirement home to teach the residents that they are only as young as they feel. In the third, teacher Helen Foley (Kathleen Quinlan) meets Antony (Jeremy Licht), a boy who is not what he seems. Finally, panicky plane passenger John Valentine (John Lithgow) sees gremlins attacking his flight.