I meant to announce this on Sunday but apparently my visits in the Twilight Zone have affected my abilities to understand what day of the week it is. Fellow Retroist writer Doug McCoy and I were able to get together again last week to record a new episode of 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode and this time we discussed the third episode of the 1985 Twilight Zone series.
The third episode features three segments this time around with “Healer”, “Children’s Zoo”, and “Kentucky Rye”.
‘Healer’ starring Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio) and Vincent Gardenia (Death Wish, Little Shop of Horrors) concerns a small time cat burglar who during a foiled robbery attempt at a museum makes off with a very unique and powerful artifact.
The second and very creepy segment “Children’s Zoo” stars Lorna Luft (Grease 2) and Steven Keats (Death Wish, Silent Rage) as two nightmarish parents who manage to put their bickering and selfish way aside just long enough to bring their child to the Children’s Zoo.
The last segment is entitled “Kentucky Rye” and stars Jeffrey DeMunn (The Mist, The Walking Dead), Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket, JP: The Lost World), and Michael Green (To Live and Die in L.A.). The story focuses on a man with an alcohol problem that finds himself after a traffic accident in the company of strangers at a very odd roadside bar.