Saturday Frights: Twilight Zone – “Wordplay” (1985)

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Welcome back to all of you fans of fiendish film and TV! Those howls you hear from the creatures of the night need be no cause for alarm, you are safe down here with us in the Retroist vault! Us? Yeah, that’s the one and only Doug McCoy behind the concession stand and you can see the esteemed Daniel XII manning the projector. We also have good friend to the Retroist Claymation Werewolf as head usher and Phisbon3s in the ticket booth!

This week’s offering is the first segment from the second episode of the 1985 Twilight Zone revival series entitled ‘Wordplay’. All three segments by the way are covered in Doug McCoy’s 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode podcast, so after watching this segment make sure to follow the link provided to give the latest show a listen!

“Wordplay” was directed by Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street, People Under the Stairs) and stars Robert Klein (Hooper, Poison Ivy) as a family man who finds that those around him start speaking rather odd…
[Via] Classic Horror TV


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Frights: Twilight Zone – “Wordplay” (1985)

  1. I never watched the 85 Twilight series but after listening to the Anthologies: Episode By Episode podcast I think I just may. I was kind of a wimp when I was younger when it came to creepy & weird stuff.

  2. Sjgeek89, thanks for listening to the podcast! How do you feel about our statements on the 1985 TV series so far? Do you agree that it’s a perfect time capsule of the 80s?

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