April 8, 2014
The Twilight Zone: "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"
The Twilight Zone: "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" (episode 22 of 36 from season one), 1960. A meteor and power outage lead to paranoia.
Created & written by Rod Serling. Directed by Ron Winston. Starring Claude Akins, Barry Atwater, & Jack Weston.
Special effects/design: B
Enjoyment: A great idea, not executed particularly well. The turns are too sudden and extreme to be believable, and it ends up more a political cartoon than the thriller or parable it's meant to be. C