The Twilight Zone

Season 3 Episode 9

Deaths-Head Revisited

Aired Unknown Nov 10, 1961 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • flawed

    Sorry no KZ ever looked like this
  • A Nazi captain gets what he deserves from the ghosts of his victims.

    This is maybe my favorite. Evil is almost always punished in the Twilight Zone, and this episode proves it. Never boring, I greatly enjoyed a Nazi's descent into madness. The caretaker is calm and smooth when needed, but his voice can become even more threatening than even Talky Tina, and we find we enjoy it. Especially wonderful is the closing narration. Rod Serling writes this story with such an obvious passion, fueling the hatred of hate until the last of the stars fade and the marathon continues. Every single line is treated like Shakespeare, written and delivered with such greatness that it's a ghastly shame this episode never won an Emmy.
  • A man, who was once an SS Nazi Captain, goes back to the concentration camp that he once ruled. He wants to remember the good old times, in his opinion, unfortunately for him, the ghosts of the past are waiting for him.

    Definately one of the top 10 BEST episodes of Twilight Zone. This is so well done and well written. It actually was written by Rod Serling himself: No wonder its so good! It tells the story of a Captain Lutzer, who is a SS nazi, who has vanished for many years and wants to come home, so to speak. He misses the good old days of himself terrorizing hundreds of people. He arrives at the camp but sees an old acquaintance of his days at the camp. You eventually find out that the person is a ghost of the past and was killed by the Captain on the last day before the Americans arrived at the camp. What happens during these few minutes between the ghost and Captain Lutzer is fantastic and the ending is great. Justice is given. What makes this truly great is the dialogue and the fantastic words that the ghost, who was once a person doomed to die at the camp, says near the end. The words are so haunting and are truly something to be remembered as long as there are people in the world. Even the final words by Serling is so true and so important to be said. A GREAT EPISODE.