The Twilight Zone

Season 5 Episode 30

Stopover in a Quiet Town

Aired Unknown Apr 24, 1964 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • The Quiet Town

    This episode is one of the best and still is, the name of the game in this episode is disorentation. In a way this whole episode gets at the common fear and phobia of finding yourself in a rather strange enviorment where everything feels different, nothing really looks familar, you have no idea how you even got to where you are now. It makes sense that the two characters who obviously drank above the limit would find themselves in this predicament, since that most of the time happens with people who have a little too much, they would go into what you might consider a drug trip. But anyway all this episode reilys on build up and moodyness, the isolated quiet depopulated setting thoughout the whole episode is creepy and unnerving almost similar to the setting in movies "28 Days Latter" or "The Quiet Earth". It's nerveracking and disarming having no understanding and few clues how they got to how they got to the quiet town, where they are, why is the town so quiet and certain things seem fake, why are they even there in the first place? We get no answers to these questions until the very end.