Went to the movies yesterday, saw “A Quiet Place”. The ads make it look scary but it’s almost a milder version of “Aliens” which I thought was really scary. It was 1986 and cgi wasn’t as perfected as it is now. Monsters created in the series “Lost in Space” seem silly now, but when you heard “danger, danger, Will Robinson”, you knew Robbie the Robot would save the day. One of the scariest movies I ever saw was “The Twilight Zone”. (Dan Ackroyd: “Want to see something really scary?”)
“This tribute to the beloved supernatural TV show has four episodes. In the first, racist Bill Connor (Vic Morrow) is transformed into a Jew in World War II. Next, Mr. Bloom (Scatman Crothers) comes to a retirement home to teach the residents that they are only as young as they feel. In the third, teacher Helen Foley (Kathleen Quinlan) meets Antony (Jeremy Licht), a boy who is not what he seems. Finally, panicky plane passenger John Valentine (John Lithgow) sees gremlins attacking his flight.