Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Twilight Zone Diaries, episode 21

Mirror Image

originally aired: February 26, 1960
written by: Rod Serling
starring: Vera Miles, Martin Milner

"Millicent Barnes, age 25. A young woman waiting for a bus on a rainy November night. Not a very imaginative type is Miss Barnes, not given to undeu anxiety, or fears, or for that matter even the most temporal flights of fancy. Like most young career women she has a generic classification as a 'girl with a head on her shoulders.' All of which is mentioned now because in just a moment the head on Miss Barnes' shoulders will be put to a test. Circumstances will assault her sense of reality and a chain of nightmares will put her sanity on a block. Millicent Barnes, who in one moment, will wonder if she's going mad."

classification: drama

story: A young woman believes she has gone mad when seh sees her doppelganger in a bus station. Later, a man who tried to help her sees his own double.

my summary: YES!!! Very, very creepy. I love it. This is definitely one of my favorites. Music and filmwork made this quite a scary display. So what, do all the creepy twins just happen to hang out at this bus station? Evil grins when the CTs are discovered are horrifying (and priceless). A definite trend is developing here in all the episodes: SCARY= GOOD. Can't go wrong freaking the audience out, can you, Rod? WELL DONE.

"Obscure metaphysical explanation to cover a phonomenon. Reasons dredged out of the shadows to explain away that which cannot be explained. Call it parallel plaines or just insanity. Whatever it is, you'll find it in The Twilight Zone."