Twilight Zone: The Movie – WTF Happened To This Movie?
“Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me…”
The Twilight Zone: The Movie should have been a critically acclaimed piece of cinema that was cherished for years to come, but due to the terrible accident that claimed several lives on set, the film has ever been sitting under a dark big cloud of controversy. JoBlo Videos tackles this sensitive subject with a dark little video that delves down deep into the films production, in the hope of answering one single question, Twilight Zone: The Movie – WTF Happened To This Movie?
Hollywood has had its fair share of historically troubled productions. Whether it was casting changes, actor deaths, fired directors, in-production rewrites, constant delays, budget cuts or studio edits, these films had every intention to be a blockbuster, but were beset with unforeseen disasters. Sometimes huge hits, sometimes box office bombs. Either way, we have to ask: WTF Happened To This Movie?
In this episode we look at the troubled and deadly production of 1983’s Twilight Zone: The Movie. Directed in four segments by John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller, the Landis-directed chapter (“Time Out”) resulted in three deaths, including actor Vic Morrow, which would bring up criminal charges for Landis and sever his friendship with Spielberg forever. It’s a frightening tale set amidst a frightening tale as we explore WTF Happened to Twilight Zone: The Movie!