The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 9

Perchance to Dream

Aired Unknown Nov 27, 1959 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • A man will not allow himself to sleep for fear of being killed in his dreams.

    One of the lesser episodes that played during The Twilight Zone's first season. Richard Conte plays a man who has not allowed himself to sleep because he fears his dreams will kill him. The show is utterly ridiculous. The idea of a reoccurring character appearing in a man's dreams with the intent of killing him does have potential. However, this episode does not make the potential killer believable. We need a plausible motive for the killer or at least a psychological issue that the victim might cause such a condition. Furthermore, the guy falls for his killers murderous tricks way to easily. Overall, this is an idea with great potential that was not realized. I voted 4.5.