The Twilight Zone

Season 4 Episode 13

The New Exhibit

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Aired Unknown Apr 04, 1963 on CBS
8.7
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The curator of a murderers' row in a soon-to-be-defunct wax museum persuades the owner to let him keep the figures for awhile. When his wife attempts to destroy them, a new murderous rampage begins...

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  • The episode that made me fall in love with The Twilight Zone.

    9.0
    The New Exhibit is by far one of the most terrifying episodes of the Twilight Zone and one of my all time favorite episodes of the Twilight Zone. This was actually the very first Twilight Zone episode I remember actually sitting down and watching. At that time it scared the living daylights out of me.



    The curator of the museum, portrayed by Martin Balsam, adores these murderous wax figures and when they are left in his care they kill his boss, his wife, and her brother and at the very end he becomes their last victim and a part of the new exhibit.



    The New Exhibit is one of the scariest episodes of The Twilight Zone that I can't get enough of.moreless
  • Probably the best of the horror episodes.

    10
    9.1? 9.1? 9.1 doesn't do this episode justice. effectively creepy, this is one episode you don't want to miss. The wax figures (Jack the Ripper especially) are very creepy, and the ending makes you wonder," Whaaat?" The man's love for these mannequins is sort of like an anti-Miniature, the yin to its yang. This is probably the only creepy episode that (in my opinion) is better than what people say about it. I just can't recommend it enough, I really can't. The ending, describing how everyone is uneasy around his figure is so thought-provoking, you can't help but wonder; did he kill them? Did he take the fall for the mannequin's sins? Or was it a combination? Effectively scary.moreless
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    • Jerry Sohl wrote this episode, but, the screen credit is given to Charles Beaumont only. Sohl was serving as a ghost writer to Beaumont who had taken on too many jobs near the end of his life. He had farmed out ideas to other writers to do the actual scripting. On this story, Beaumont plotted it along with Sohl, who wrote the screenplay.

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    • (Opening Narration)
      Narrator: Martin Lombard Senescu, a gentle man, the dedicated curator of murderers' row in Ferguson's Wax Museum. He ponders the reasons why ordinary men are driven to commit mass murder. What Mr. Senescu does not know is that the groundwork has already been laid for his own special kind of madness and torment--found only in the Twilight Zone.

    • (Closing Narration)
      Narrator: The new exhibit became very popular at Marchand's, but of all the figures none was ever regarded with more dread than that of Martin Lombard Senescu. It was something about the eyes, people said. It's the look that one often gets after taking a quick walk through the Twilight Zone.

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