The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 54

Devil's Alphabet

3
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 28, 1986 on CBS
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Devil's Alphabet
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In Victorian England, a group of college friends, the Devil's Alphabet Society, pledges to meet every year, even if death takes them. As the years pass, many meet with gruesome ends, yet the members continue to meet.

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  • A secret society makes a pact that will last after death but it is broken after death for it is not fun anymore.

    10
    Great episode. I love shows that have to do with life after death in any way possible.



    What is so great about this episode? Well I love the story first of all, I love the setting which is a nineteen century city, tight streets, horse carts and a pact that must last after the grave.



    My favorite scene is when all the spirits let themselves be seen but they are all a green smoke in the air. This is one of the scariest moments in the Twilight Zone universe in my opinion.



    I think this episode deserved another 5 to ten minutes to know more about the society members and their lives.moreless
  • Different ways to evaluate this tale

    8.5
    I suppose I could classify every Zone episode as 'alternate reality'. I can't quite understand though why Devil's Alphabet earns such a poor overall rating as I remember enjoying this particular tale at the time and enjoy watching it still today. The story is a simple one that benefits from outstanding set design and costume. It's a bit of an anomaly, I suppose, since there's no surprise ending, and no real moral lesson to be learned, but I find it to be a visual treat. This short story is a perfect example of what was possible when the Twilight Zone had the budget to produce something fun.moreless

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