The Twilight Zone

Season 2 Episode 26

Shadow Play

Aired Unknown May 05, 1961 on CBS

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  • Truly horrifying story!

    Whether it was intended or not, the story was presented in a way that the audience is living the horror of the main character with him. The thought that you just replay this dream for potentially ever, while aware of it as being a dream seems like a hell to me. Scariest episode I've seen yet....I am up to this one while working through the series from the beginning.

    Dennis Weaver puts in a command performance and I found his portrayal quite convincing. I can imagine being in such a situation would be funny and horrifying all at once and he nailed it.
  • a man claims to be living in a nightmare where he dreams the same one every nite and is stuck in his nightmare. he is sentanced to the electric chair each night, and each night he fights his best to prove he is living in a dream...sadly nobody listens

    i think this episode is really great. it really makes you think. dreams are rele crazy stuff....sometimes you can be in a dream and you could just swear that everything your doing is real and then bam youll wake up. this guy was stuck in his dream and it wasnt a good one(getting sent to electric chair!) everyone in his dream were people who he met before, because thats how far his mind capacity went. i especially liked how in the ending, the man who he was talking to across the cell was this time the judge who sentences him. it is a crazy concept...what if your whole lives are just pawns in anotehr persons chess set? wat if once that person wakes up we dissapear? dreams are some crazy stuff and i think this episode depicted it perfectly. "have you ever had a dream where you woke up screaming the next day? where everything seemed so real?" i thin kwe all have