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''Night Visions'' is a ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone''-esque horror anthology series that ran for 13 episodes in 2001. Each episode features two half-hour stories, generally with a TwistEnding. Music/HenryRollins introduces each story and provides some kind of {{Aesop}} at the end.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AcquittedTooLate: "Neighborhood Watch" ends with Mr. and Mrs. Osgood learning [[spoiler: that the police misidentified the address of the child molester and that the new neighborhood was innocent.]]
* AdultFear: "Neighborhood Watch" runs on it.
* AllJustADream: The pilot episode, "The Passenger List", ends with the main character, an airplane crash investigator, waking up onboard a plane. It turns out that various aspects from his dream were [[AndYouWereThere taken from his surroundings]], such as a grieving woman in the dream looking like the passenger seated next to him, a book he found in a plane wreckage was actually one that someone else was reading, etc. [[spoiler:Then the plane crashes for real and he and everyone onboard are killed.]]
* AnAesop: Delivered in no uncertain terms at the end of each episode. Almost always [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop questionable]], [[BrokenAesop broken]] or just outright [[SpaceWhaleAesop weird]].
* AndIMustScream: In "Switch," a woman seeing a psychiatrist to find her alternate personality and eliminate it found that [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie she WAS the alternate]], created by her child-like real self after her parents died when she was five. The real twist? [[spoiler: She murdered them. The episode ended with this woman -- trapped in her mind, unable to speak, and unable to move -- totally encased in eight big hollow bricks that spelled out "ETERNITY," with holes only for her forearms.]]
* TheAloner: Thora Birch (at first) in "The Maze."
* AmazingFreakingGrace: In "Harmony," the residents of a town recite "Amazing Grace" because they think music summons a monster. When a stranger convinces them that music is safe, they sing instead. [[spoiler: [[CruelTwistEnding And then it turns out a monster ''is'' summoned when there's music, and it eats them.]]]]
* AssholeVictim: Seen occasionally, hence the [[AnAesop Aesops]].
* CameBackWrong: In "Afterlife", a middle-aged man comes back from the dead during his funeral. He becomes convinced that he visited {{Heaven}} and that life on Earth is just a transitory prison of rotting human flesh. He eventually tries to force his beloved daughter into a suicide pact so they can be TogetherInDeath.
* CruelTwistEnding
* DiabolusExMachina
* EarnYourHappyEnding: the ending of "Voices" [[spoiler: Everybody lives.]]
* EmpathicHealer: "Now He's Coming Up the Stairs" stars Luke Perry as a psychotherapist with the ability to absorb his patients' mental disorders.
* EveryEpisodeEnding: Each episode ends with some sort of quip, one-liner, or [[BrokenAesop Broken]] or FamilyUnfriendlyAesop by Henry Rollins.
* EyeScream: The series' intro title is a needle falling onto someone's exposed eye, but stopping just before the impact to flash forward through the upcoming stories.
* FalseInnocenceTrick: "Cargo" deals with a crewman on a cargo ship who finds that one of the containers is carrying what seem to be stowaways who have the misfortune of being locked in with a man-eating monster. The twist is that the people in the container [[spoiler:are cannibalistic assassins who are being imported for use by the Russian mafia, and that the crewman's superior officers are being paid to transport them]]. Things do not end well for the crewman.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: "The Maze."
* HauntedTechnology: "Used Car."
* HumanResources: This becomes the fate of a group of unfortunate travellers in "Rest Stop". It turns out that the rest stop in the woods is a trap by the xenophobic locals to capture and kill people so they can make artifacts out of their hair, skin, and teeth.
-->''"You may have no use for us... but we definitely have use for you."''
* ImAHumanitarian: The [[spoiler:seemingly helpless stowaways]] in "Cargo."
* KarmicTwistEnding
* MadeForTVMovie: Four unaired episodes -- "Patterns," "The Maze," "Harmony," and "Voices" -- were edited into a movie, ''Shadow Realm'', minus the introductions and aesops by Music/HenryRollins.
* MadnessMantra: In "Now He's Coming Up the Stairs":
-->"Now he's coming through the woods, now he's coming through the yard, now he's coming up the stairs..."
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished:
** The protagonist in 'Now he's coming up the stairs" [[spoiler: ends up insane because he adsorbed a little boy's insanity.]]
** In "Cargo", the protagonist ends up [[spoiler: EatenAlive, because he wanted to the seemly harmless stowaways in the ship.]]
* NightmareFuel: In every episode
* PaedoHunt: In "Neighborhood Watch", based around a town's residents turning vigilante when they are informed that a convicted child abuser has been released into the community.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Ben]] in "Quiet Please". The episode arguably suffers because there are only two characters, and his status as the Red Herring is obvious, making the killer's identity equally obvious.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: A possible interpretation of "Bitter Harvest". The antagonist (arguably not a villain) passes up numerous chances to punish the VillainProtagonist. Punishment is finally delivered only after the protagonist not only fails to learn a lesson but [[spoiler: outright condemns the antagonist for showing forgiveness.]] The ending could be seen as Old Man Jennings telling Shane "ok, we'll play by your rules."
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[spoiler: The ending of "Rest Stop" involves the heroine tied down to have her body parts recycled by a crazy cult.]]
* TomatoInTheMirror:
** "My So-Called Life and Death" ends with the main character [[spoiler:realizing that the man she thought was a ghost is actually alive, and it's her and her family who are dead.]]
** In "Switch", the woman who is seeing a therapist to get rid of alternate personalities realizes '''''she herself''''' is one of the alternate personalities.
** In "The Occupant", the main character, [[spoiler:a woman who fears someone is living in her house, turns out to be the insane ex-wife of the house's former owner, who sold it to another woman. As the real intruder is driven away by the police, she stares at the house's actual occupant, commenting that "she must be crazy..."]]
* TownWithADarkSecret: "Neighborhood Watch" and "Harmony."
* UnwantedRevival: In "After Life," a man who revives during his own funeral misses the perfect, beautiful heaven he had moved on to. [[spoiler: But it turns out after he dies again that his "perfect heaven" was just a stained glass window above his coffin at the funeral parlor.]]
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