The Date: January 1
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
What Is It?: Burgess Meredith takes over for the late Rod Serling as tour guide through a series of four dimension-busting tales. John Landis and Steven Spielberg’s stink, but Joe Dante and George Miller’s are most memorable. Landis’s wrap-around starring Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks is great too…especially if you want to see something really scary…
Why Today?: Since 1995, the Sci-Fi channel (now known as Syfy, which is apparently some sort of sexually transmitted disease) has been hosting a “Twilight Zone” marathon that gets started on New Year’s Eve and keeps rocking into the following day.