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).