Nightmare At 20,000 Feet by Richard MathesonRemember that monster on the wing of the airplane? William Shatner saw it on The Twilight Zone, John Lithgow saw it in the movie-even Bart Simpson saw it. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet is just one of many classic horror stories by Richard Matheson that have insinuated themselves into our collective imagination.
Here are more than twenty of Mathesons most memorable tales of fear and paranoia, including:
Duel, the nail-biting tale of man versus machines that inspired Steven Spielbergs first film;
Prey, in which a terrified woman is stalked by a malevolent Tiki doll, as chillingly captured in yet another legendary TV moment;
Blood Son, a disturbing portrait of a strange little boy who dreams of being a vampire;
Dress of White Silk, a seductively sinister tale of evil and innocence.
Personally selected by Richard Matheson, the bestselling author of I Am Legend and What Dreams May Come, these and many other stories, more than demonstrate why he is rightfully regarded as one of the finest and most influential horror writers of our generation.
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Initial television broadcast on October 11, Image is a frame grab. When the episode was first announced, fans most likely assumed that it was only the title that would be tweaked, but based on the trailer, it looks as if the entire concept is receiving a nearly-unrecognizable makeover.
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First, the most obvious thing that all three incarnations share. Horror works best when the characters being terrorized have no escape. And on an airplane, there is virtually no escape. In the episode, Bob Wilson Shatner has boarded an airplane with his wife. In the installment John Valentine Lithgow experiences largely the same thing, though he is not with his spouse. In , Justin Sanderson Scott is also alone but he does call his wife prior to takeoff.
Sign in. The star of " The Boys " has a great Watchlist that she can't stop re-watching. Watch now. Title: Nightmare at 20, Feet 11 Oct Bob Wilson is on a flight when he sees a creature of some sort out on the wing of the aircraft. He's only recently recovered from a nervous breakdown and isn't sure that what he is seeing is real. Every time someone else looks out the window, the creature hides from view.
One reason The Twilight Zone works so well is that it always feels just a couple of steps removed from the reality we know. The classic Rod Serling—created series specialized in stories just askew from reality, tales of the uncanny that felt like situations an ordinary person could stumble into with a few wrong turns. Some of the most effective Twilight Zone episodes made an already scary scenario even scarier. But imagine if it did happen. Imagine the horror of looking out and seeing a creature out of your worst nightmares waiting there. The gremlin in the original episode looks a bit like an oversized teddy bear left in the wash too long. The premise of the episode is simple: When Bob looks outside, he sees a monster.