Saturday Frights: Twilight Zone – Living Doll (1963)

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Welcome back, dear viewers. It has been a rather busy week down here in the Retroist Vault, the construction for a new wing has been started, some manner of TV studio for Sage’s Diary of an Arcade Employee series. I certainly hope the Retroist has ordered wide lenses for the cameras in the studio so that the audience can see Orson, I mean Victor when he is on camera. Heh, heh.

For your viewing pleasure this evening, I have selected an episode of the Twilight Zone. Living Doll. It stars 1965’s Battle of the Bulge co-star Telly Savalas as Erich Streator, a rather dislikable Husband and Father who finds he has become the target of his Step-Daughter’s new doll, Talky Tina. A vengeful plaything who finds Erich Streator’s boorish behavior unacceptable. Heh.

I also admit that I chose this particular episode because I know of Sage’s…fear…of dolls.

(Holy smoke! The voice of Talky Tina is none other than June Foray of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame. – Vic)

The Projectionist

Lurking in the bowels of the Retroist Vault, the Projectionist comforts himself with the dreams of celluloid glory of days gone by. With his assistant, Daniel XIII, in the quiet time of the night he serves as host in what has been dubbed the Haunted Drive-In. Bringing films to the entertainment starved masses the Haunted Drive-In projector roars to life and shines brightly once again...

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Frights: Twilight Zone – Living Doll (1963)

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Ooh, good choice, Projectionist!
    I must admit to sharing Vic’s creep-out reaction to talking dummies (or just plain old ventriloquist dummies sitting there, staring…not quite at you…but you feel – no, you know! – those eyes will meet yours if you turn and look…)

    But, me, I like being scared, enjoy the chills when a bump is heard in the night.
    Makes you feel alive. Possibly right the moment before you are…dead.

    And Mr. Serling could always cook up the best-told-tales that spoke directly to the human experience of terror.

    Can’t go wrong with the Twilight Zone for those chills.
    Well…things *can* go wrong if you find yourself within its realm.

  2. You are so right, Atari. Serling was the master of chills…and let’s hope you and I never find ourselves keeping company with Talky Tina…or Willie…in the Twilight Zone! ;)

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