Saturday, October 1, 2016

31 TV Shows for 31 Days of Halloween Season: Day 1


Series: The Twilight Zone

Episode: “Living Doll”, in which an adorable little girl’s adorable little dolly faces off against rotten stepdad Telly Savales. The final moments are only rivaled by the denouement of “The Dummy” for the series’ most frightening scene. The use of slow motion was most likely a means of stretching out the sequence to fit Rod Serling’s narration, but it really contributes to the queasily unsettling atmosphere of a show in which a talking doll manages to slip in phrases like “You’ll be sorry,” “You better be nice to me,” and “I’m going to kill you” when she isn’t cooing, “My name is Talky Tina, and I love you very much.” Talky Tina: she’ll make you pee your pants like Betsy Wetsy.
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