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The episode that scared you the most.

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    anderson587

    [1]Jun 23, 2008
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    The episode that scared me the most is "Living Doll".

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    JediSnoopy

    [2]Jun 25, 2008
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    "The Obsolete Man" that featured a superstate that had outlawed religion.
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    soundmonkey44

    [3]Jun 26, 2008
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    JediSnoopy wrote:
    "The Obsolete Man" that featured a superstate that had outlawed religion.

    Yeah that one scared the heck outta me when I was little, so did the one with the homacidel doll, & the one where the dead guy keeps calling the old ladies house, now that im older though i find them all somewhat funny, in a morbid, iroonic, & hope this never happens kinda way.

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    mrsdiva333

    [4]Jul 3, 2008
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    Nightmare at 20,000 feet. I always watch it with my hands over my eyes since the monster scares me.
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    stevereno81126

    [5]Jul 4, 2008
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    "Living Doll" was kinda creepy, but I saw the Simpsons parody of it before the actual episode, so I had lass impact. "Nightmare at 20,000 feet" is also really good. Ironically I think the monster in the episode is scarier than the monster in the movie.

    But, there is one episode that really gets to me, "Midnight Sun," it is just so uncomfotrable to watch. The tension builds, it is great but scary.

    I find episodes like "The Obsolete Man" and "Number 12 looks just like you" scary in a different way, the social comentary way.

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    frucheydragon

    [6]Jul 4, 2008
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    I think "The Midnight Sun" is one of the scariest. There's something about the intensity of the acting and the way it's shot that feels real. As a teacher "It's a Good Life" is scary, too. That little freckle-faced kid looks sweet and innocent, but when he starts to talk about "good" and "bad", and the way the adults all act around him, it's creepy!

    Edited on 07/04/2008 4:17pm
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    DrCook920

    [7]Jul 5, 2008
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    For me it is definately "Living Doll". I am 38 years old and to this day I cannot watch it, not even a little bit of it. My husband makes fun of me, but I don't care; if I am going to sleep at night I cannot watch that episode.
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    girl-next-door

    [8]Jul 11, 2008
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    I think that "The Dummy" is the scariset episode, but I still want to watch it again.
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    TOOLFRENZY

    [9]Aug 10, 2008
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    The After Hours scared me the most (still does). It was also the episode that introduced me to TZ.
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    EdwardoMario16

    [10]Aug 11, 2008
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    The most scariest Twilight Zone episodes are the ones that have a great possibility of happening. This includes The Obsolete Man, The Monsters are due on Maple Street, The Hitch-Hiker, and The Midnight Sun.

    Oh, and anything involving dolls or mannequins are automatically scary.

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    DrZoidberg1295

    [11]Aug 12, 2008
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    The Dummy It scared the crap out of me
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    SuperTam

    [12]Aug 17, 2008
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    Another scary one that no one else mentioned is "What's In The Box?" This one scared me mainly because the guy kept seeing himself on TV. His wife refused to believe him, and eventually began making fun of his infidelity. He got so enraged that he and she began fighting, and he knocked her out the window and killed her--just as he'd seen on the tube. This was also scary because it could happen in real life, though not the way the episode showed it.
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    SteveBurns

    [13]Nov 20, 2008
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    "Night Call" Hearing the voice moaning from the other end of the phone while it was thunder storming outside my own own was creepy. I almost wanted to change the channel to something that would get my mind off the dead man's moaning.

    "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" has the shock scene when Shatner moves the curtain and the gremlin face is at the window. The music adds to the shock. That one scene made me jump when i first saw it. "Night Call" is the one that scared me the most, but the one scene in "Nightmare" is a close second.
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    puddleglum5999

    [14]Nov 26, 2008
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    "The Living Doll" gets my vote for the scariest, but "It's a Good Life" runs a pretty close second. Just the idea of a kid that young with the ability to wish any sort of fate upon you is chilling. I don't think I'd deny a kid like that his dessert just because he didn't eat his greens! lol

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    LoneTread

    [15]Nov 26, 2008
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    "The Hitch-Hiker" (watching it for the first time alone at midnight? not helpful, lol) and "The Dummy". I can't even watch "The Dummy" all the way through. Creepy stuff.

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    Woolsey

    [16]Nov 30, 2008
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    Nightmare at 20,000 Feet always petrified me far more than any other episode. I agree that the episode owes a lot to its musical score.
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    seto1

    [17]Dec 11, 2008
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    corn field freaked me out
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    revbucky

    [18]Dec 15, 2008
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    The Living Doll!!
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    brooklyngal73

    [19]Jan 1, 2009
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    "The New Exhibit". Those wax figures of killers are ghastly--I still can't watch the episode in it's entirety.
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    jrsgalaxy

    [20]Feb 24, 2009
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    None of them really scared me . Mainly cuz I didnt watch them till I was an adult. But the movie I watched when I was a kid and it gave me nightmares for weeks.
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