Saturday Frights: Twilight Zone – The Beacon

Friends, welcome back to Saturday Frights! The Projectionist has been called away on business this weekend…he was extremely giddy about finding a lost print of some film, seeing him so excited is actually a lot more frightening than the way he normally acts.

So with Daniel XIII and I just puttering around the Retroist Vault I thought we should share a rather creepy episode from the 1985 Twilight Zone revival series entitled “The Beacon”. It stars Charles Martin Smith (American Graffiti, The Untouchables) as a Doctor that has a bit of car trouble and finds himself walking into a curious town that doesn’t seemed to have been touched by modern technology. Though it does seem to have a lighthouse that shines it’s beacon on the house of those about to die. This episode also stars the legendary Martin Landau (Ed Wood, North By Northwest) and a young Giovanni Ribisi (The Gift, Saving Private Ryan).

So turn down the lights and join us here on Saturday Frights as we investigate “The Beacon”.
[Via] AM Twilight Zone


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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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