Rod Serling was all about the heavy-handed allocation of ironic fate, so maybe it was inevitable that the Spielbergian bloat of Twilight Zone: The Movie would be punished by being remembered only for the helicopter crash that killed Vic Morrow and two child actors. But the omnibus—presented by my Beer and Movie fest—should also be recalled as the garden where Gremlins director Joe Dante pruned his grafting of Warner Bros. cartoons and the real world. In Dante's segment, the two mediums blend into a funhouse of the devil, with rock candy indistinguishable from brimstone.

  • Showing at: Laurelhurst.
  • Best paired with: Woodchuck hard apple cider.
  • Also showing: Chronicle (Academy, Bagdadm Laurelhurst, St. Johns, Valley).