“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead- your next stop…..”
Today is National Twilight Zone Day. There is no real explanation behind who created or why this day exists, it’s not about or because of the show, it was just made popular by it.
The show aired in 1959 and ended in 1964, it had 5 seasons and 156 episodes. Every year on New Year’s and the Fourth of July SyFy does a marathon. I knew of the show, not just because of the Tower of Terror but because one of my old friends loves it. Anyways, our families used to spend Christmas Eve and New Year’s and the occasional Independence Day, going out to dinner and fireworks. Before going to dinner we would hang out at one of our houses. And, you guessed it, we would watch the Twilight Zone. I don’t remember a lot of episodes but one in particular has stuck with me for years.
The episode is called “The Eye Of The Beholder”, it aired for the first time on November 11, 1960. Basically, the story is about a woman that keeps having surgery to improve her looks because she is unhappy with her appearance. After her last legally allowed surgery, she begs her doctor to remove the bandages early, to which he finally gives in. When they are removed it reveals that the surgery did nothing but it finally shows the faces of the nurses and doctors, that up until that part had been hidden in the shadows, that they have for lack of a better term, pig faces. So, she freaks out, which who wouldn’t? I’m not going to give away the ending but she gets exiled. I encourage you to watch it.
Perhaps it will give you nightmares like it did to my 10 year old self, I couldn’t sleep for days. I can’t even watch it today because of those nightmares…but I hope you like it!
Have a wonderful day!
Picture from Neatorama from Pinterest. Quote by Rod Serling.