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->''"You're travelling 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. Next stop, the Twilight Zone."''

An AnthologyFilm based on the 1959 ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 Twilight Zone]]'' [[TheFilmOfTheSeries television series]], released in 1983. It follows the show's anthology format by presenting four segments (all but one remakes of classic episodes), which are directed by four different directors.

# "Prologue" (Directed by Creator/JohnLandis): Two men discuss old television shows.
# "Time Out" (Directed by Creator/JohnLandis): A bigot is taught a fantastic lesson as he finds himself traveling through time and hunted down for being a minority (a Jew in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, a black man living in the DeepSouth during the 1950's, and a Vietnamese man during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar)
# "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E86KickTheCan Kick the Can]]" (Directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg): A mysterious man arrives at a retirement home and shows its inhabitants how to be young again.
# "Literature/ItsAGoodLife" (Directed by Creator/JoeDante): A woman meets a young boy who has a very special power, which he uses to hold his family in a grip of terror.
# "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E123NightmareAt20000Feet Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"]][=/=]"Epilogue" (Directed by Creator/GeorgeMiller): A man who is scared of flying finds out that the plane he is in is being sabotaged by a gremlin.

This film became infamous for a ghastly accident that took the life of Vic Morrow and two child actors. The script for "Time Out" called for a scene in which Morrow's character is supposed to be carrying two Vietnamese children across a river to safety during an American bombing raid in Vietnam. Director John Landis was shooting late at night, violating child labor laws, and ignoring the helicopter pilot's concerns about flying so close to the ground and so close to explosive detonations. The cameras rolled anyway, and the explosive charges meant to simulate bombs caused the helicopter to crash, crushing one child under its landing skid and decapitating Morrow and the other child. Landis was later tried and acquitted on charges of involuntary manslaughter.

!!The tropes covering the film as a whole:

* NoAntagonist: All but the final segment.
* RemakeCameo:
** Burgess Meredith, who starred in four episodes of the series, including the all-time classic "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E8TimeEnoughAtLast Time Enough at Last]]", is the {{Narrator}} of the film.
** Creator/RodSerling's wife Carol has a cameo as an airline passenger in "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet".
** Bill Mumy, who played the creepy omnipotent boy in the original episode "It's a Good Life", plays a diner patron in this film's adaptation.

* JumpScare: [[spoiler:The segment ends with hitchhiker revealing his NightmareFace to the driver]].
* LightmareFuel / SchmuckBait: "You wanna see something ''really'' scary?"
* MythologyGag: The segment references many episodes of the series and the characters involved debate if "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS5E124AKindOfAStopwatch A Kind of a Stopwatch]]" was a ''Zone'' or an ''[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 Outer Limits]]''.[[note]]It was a ''Twilight Zone'' episode.[[/note]]
* RecursiveCanon: Played with, as the characters discuss the old TV series before a TwistEnding reveals they're ''in'' the Zone. Granted, if any franchise was tailor-made to mess around with this stuff, this one's it!

!!"Time Out"
* AbortedArc: [[FatalMethodActing Vic Morrow's death]] changed the segment's ending from "protagonist goes back to his time learning his lesson" into [[DownerEnding "protagonist goes back to the 1940s and is sent to a concentration camp"]].
* CallBack[=/=]ShoutOut: The [=GIs=] who are lost in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar part argue if they should have fragged Niedermeyer, calling back to Landis' ''Film/AnimalHouse''.
* ColorMeBlack: Bill finds himself placed in the fates of various oppressed minorities, first a Jew being chased by the SS in occupied France, then a black man hunted by the KKK in the 1940s, next a North Vietnamese man facing American troops and ultimately as a German Jew sent off to a concentration camp.
* LanguageBarrier: Bill, when he is sent back in time to UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and questioned in German.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Shockingly, the only segment that portrays this trope.
* NoEnding: See Aborted Arc.
* OneCharacterMultipleLives: the main character is shuttled back and forth in time to live lives as a Jewish, black, and Vietnamese person, during the worst times to be part of their minorities respectively.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: See AbortedArc above.
* VillainProtagonist: Bill, since his supposed development to stop being a racist was cut out.

!!"Kick the Can"
* AngelUnaware: ''Strongly'' hinted of Mr. Bloom.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Watching Mr. Conroy playing Kick the Can, Mr. Bloom then turns to the camera and smiles, saying, "He'll get it!"
* BreatherEpisode: Spielberg directed the lone segment that isn't scary.
* GameShowAppearance: Brief clips from the April 24, 1974 episode of the original ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' appear during the segment.
%%* MagicalNegro: Mr. Bloom.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Young Mr. Agee just runs off, confusing the hell out of the nurses the next day.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Leo Conroy begs this of a young Mr. Agee.
* RealityEnsues: After the elderly people become young they wonder who will take care of them now and what they'll do now that they're kids, so all but one decide to just go back to being old again. The original episode left it more open-ended but we were left to assume the magic only works one-way.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Before leaving Sunnyvale, Mr. Bloom promises that old man Conroy will soon get his own chance to be young again.

!!"It's a Good Life"
* AdaptedOut: Anthony's mother.
* ClosedCircle: Anthony's house, while the town only know that something strange goes on there.
* EldritchLocation: Anthony's house looks normal (even though it's based on a subtle cartoon design), its upper floor is gray and very Creator/TimBurton-esque with a portrait of a family of blank faces. According to Ethel, that's his ''real'' family.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: "Th-th-th-th-that's all, Ethel."
* GiantEyeOfDoom: Helen meets one when she tries to leave the house.
* HairRaisingHare: Anthony asks his uncle to [[PullARabbitOutOfMyHat pull a rabbit out of a hat]] as a magic trick, then the rabbit turns into a hairless, hulking, snarling monstrosity before it goes back into the hat.
* MythologyGag: Helen mentions going on her way to Willoughby, referencing the original episode, "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E30AStopAtWilloughby A Stop at Willoughby]]".
* ObliviouslyEvil: Anthony wants to be a good little boy, but his "family" is so terrified of him that they don't set any limits on his actions.
* RealityWarper: Anthony.
* ResetButton: Pressed by Anthony, sending the people he tormented back to wherever they belonged.
* ShoutOut: Helen Foley shares a name with the main character in the original series episode "Nightmare as a Child".
* StepfordSmiler: Anthony's "family". No bad emotions allowed.
* ToonTown and ToonPhysics: Anthony brings a cartoon character to terrorize the characters.
* TrappedInTVLand: Anthony sends his sister into a cartoon world to be eaten.
* WipeThatSmileOffYourFace: Anthony did this to his other sister.

!!"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" / Epilogue
* AdaptedOut: The wife of the protagonist.
* AdaptationalNameChange: Bob Wilson (the protagonist of the episode this segment was based upon) becomes John Valentine.
* BittersweetEnding: John saves the plane from being destroyed, but he's hauled away as a crazy person in an ambulance. And unlike the TV episode, in which the protagonist killed the gremlin, ''this'' one is at best mildly inconvenienced and is still flying around up there somewhere. Also, we actually get to see the passengers on the plane discover the damage done to the wing.
* BookEnds: The ambulance that John is placed in is driven by the hitchhiker from the prologue, who pops in "Midnight Special", asks him if he "wants to see something really scary".
* ExplosiveDecompression: John grabs an air marshal's gun, and shoots the window, which causes this, forcing the plane to land, ruining the gremlin's plans.
* EyePop: When John removes the cover from his window, the gremlin is behind it, which makes him do this briefly.
* ForTheEvulz: Strongly implied to be the "reason" for the gremlin's attack. When it sees it has a single witness, it starts ''showing off'', just for ''him''.
* GracefulLoser: Realizing that its window of opportunity to drop the plane is closed, the gremlin grins and [[FingerWag wags its finger]] at Valentine before flying away.
* GripingAboutGremlins: The villain of the piece, obviously.
* ImmuneToBullets: The Gremlin shrugs off Valentine shooting it with the aforementioned gun.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Though "friend" is probably the last word that John would use.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: As noted above, the gremlin.