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    Little boy left alone with his grandma who turns out to be much more than an old lady.

    By twilightboy, Jan 02, 2013

    Yeah, this is the kind of episode i love. Poor George, all alone at home while his mother is gone, only to find out that his grandmother is an old powerful witch who is going to end up devouring him.

    I like the parts where George talks to himself and has conversations about what to do next. The house looks also very spooky and that helps to create an ambient for the show to be experienced in.

    The ending was kind of expected for I knew this was based on a Stephen King's short story, so it is kind of given that a monster is going to eat someone up.moreless

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    Is there a point to this?

    By CaptainMidnight, Feb 24, 2011

    Unfortunately, this episode is typical Stephen King. Lots of setup. Far too much setup, in fact, with an awful lot of voiceover thought. Anybody who has ever suffered the David Lynch "Dune" movie knows you can't get away with that much in movies (or TV). The episode could have been done in five minutes. As for the ending, it's a contradiction. Like many Stephen King "twist" endings, it comes from out of left field, with no real foreshadowing. But again, King has done this so many times that the ending isn't shocking or surprising at all. In fact, the final scene is clumsily telegraphed thanks to the teleplay cobbled together by Harlan Ellison seemingly at his worst. When it's all over, you have the feeling that the entire segment was a waste of time. Child actor Barrett Oliver, who was decent in the movie "Cocoon," is sometimes embarrassingly bad here. Skip this if you can. There are plenty of better episodes in this series.moreless

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