The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 19

The Burning Man

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 15, 1985 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Evil creature comes back from the mud to kill.

    Creepy, that one word describes this episode completely. From the sensation of loneliness we get from seeing Aunt Neva and the boy in the middle of a dusty road going to what it seems nowhere, to an ending that will make you chill your blood.

    Loved this episode the first time I watched it and loved it even more the second time. The idea of an evil being coming back from a long and deep snooze is not new. A recent similitude can be found in Jeepers Creepers in which an evil creature hunts for human flesh after a long sleep.

    The kind of episode I love.
  • A strange man hitches a ride with a woman and her nephew during a heat wave.

    This was a Ray Bradbury story brought to the small screen.

    I'm surprised that fellow reviewers didn't like this episode as much as I. What's not to like. It was really scary at the end.

    I guess one could argue that there's a little too much left to the imagination. But then again, that's one of the things that makes this show great.

    We don't know what it whispered in the Aunt's ear at the end of the show by who appears to be spawned genetic evil, but we can guess. That's what makes it scary, too.

    The old man delivered a deranged performance, too. Well done.
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