If I recall correctly, Amazing Stories aired at 8 p.m. on Sundays. This certainly was not the timeslot for a tale about a serial killer (two brutal strangulation murders are shown in the opening minutes), but here it was in all its fantastic noir glory.
Gregory Hines and Richard Masur do an admirable job of keeping up the fright factor with the final clash reminding me of something out of The Sopranos. 9/10
Despite the presence of Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Costner, this starts off like 1980s dude-bros doing the bare minimum to LARP as WWII bomber crew members. Luckily once the attack happens the pacing and editing liven things up to make it a worthy episode. This was one that I remember seeing as a kid and occasionally themes from this episode pop up in nightmares, namely being a trapped belly gunner under a plane with no wheels.
On this more recent watch, I viewed it as the belly gunner not surviving, but forcing himself into a dreamlike state just before he meets his demise under the weight of the bomber. Or perhaps he is being welcomed into an afterlife of some sort. 8/10
More lazy attempts at family friendly humor with well-known actors and high quality production values. I guess they were trying to say something about the South and dumb rednecks, but there is nothing redeemable here. 0/10
This pretty much sums up the United States’ most horrible historical tourist site wonderfully. A time travel tale on par with the best of “The Twilight Zone”, the volunteer’s purpose in modern San Antonio is ambiguous. That he leaps back into the fray after our police state chases after him makes it even more delicious. 9/10
Second season. Opening episode.
A mirror of the series debut. A lone man wandering about, wondering where people are in a desolate landscape. An air force hook too. 3/10
It’s almost if the producers said “Hmmm…the production values are going to be great…let’s just hand off the script to the janitor’s retarded son. It’s the ’80s! Nobody will care!”
Oh there is no interpretation to be had. It only slightly redeems itself with some decent slapstick and Rube from ‘Major League 2’ is in it. 3/10
A kidnapper tires of his captives. He kills on a whim. Yet he lives a respectable existence…in this ‘The Twilight Zone’. 6/10