The BEST Episodes of The Twilight Zone (1985)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2020
This show is based on Rod Serling's classic TV anthology show, The Twilight Zone. Redoing some episodes and doing new ones 20 years laters after the originals, these are made in color and in one-hour episodes. Most of the episodes contained two or three stories, and were broken up in half hour episodes for syndication. CBS cancelled the show in its second season, but it was picked up by a Canadian producer and aired in syndication in a half-hour format. The show contains mostly ironic or special situations with a twist at the end, which show the human nature, coupled with science fiction, horror or fantasy. Some of the show's writers are well known: Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Sidney Sheldon and J. Michael Straczynski. The opening and closing music was done by The Grateful Dead.
#1 - To See the Invisible Man
Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Jan 31, 1986
An uncaring man is sentenced to a year of social isolation.
#2 - Aqua Vita
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 4, 1986
A woman finds a method for eternal youth at a steep price.
#3 - Need to Know
Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired Mar 21, 1986
A government scientist/agent sent to a small town to help investigate a bizarre outbreak of insanity which is spreading through the town.
#4 - Profile in Silver
Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired Mar 7, 1986
A researcher from the future, a descendent of President John F. Kennedy goes back in time to witness his ancestor's death.
#5 - Shadow Play
Season 1 - Episode 56 - Aired Apr 4, 1986
A man is convinced that reality as we perceive it is dependent on his staying alive.
#7 - Her Pilgrim Soul
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Dec 13, 1985
Two scientists create a holographic projector that has a woman appear in the display.
#8 - Shelter Skelter
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired May 21, 1987
A survivalist traps himself in his bomb shelter when a nuclear blast finally comes.
#9 - The Call
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 19, 1988
A lonely man accidentally phones the wrong number and finds an intriguing female to whom he grows attached. When she refuses to meet him, he investigates and finds the phone in a museum next to the statue of a woman.
#10 - The Trunk
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 24, 1988
A young man at a motel discovers an empty trunk that grants any wishes. He uses it for popularity, but at a party he discovers who his true friends are.
#11 - The Elevator
Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Jan 31, 1986
Two brothers searching for their father discover a factory full of giant animal bodies.
#13 - Special Service
Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired Apr 8, 1989
A man finds that his life has been on TV for the past five years.
#14 - The Library
Season 1 - Episode 55 - Aired Mar 28, 1986
Landing a new job at a private library a girl is warned never to look at the books. Taking a peek she learns that there's a book for everyone alive. When a neighbor pesters her, she rewrites his biography.
#15 - Cold Reading
Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired Feb 14, 1986
An actor arrives at a radio station to perform a radio play. An old voodoo stick is accidentally activated and the play becomes more real that anything anyone expected.
#16 - Extra Innings
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 1988
Ex-baseball player Ed Hamler, lame from an injury and forced to retire early, is given a baseball card from the early 1900s that transports Hamler to the past to be the player he used to be.
#17 - The Hellgramite Method
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 1988
An alcoholic goes through an extremely painful and potentially deadly cure for his drinking problem. He has to choose which is more important - the bottle or his life.
#18 - The Card
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 21, 1987
A woman with out-of-control spending habits finds her new credit card comes with unexpected penalties.
#19 - A Matter of Minutes
Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Jan 24, 1986
A young married couple discovers that their home is being remodeled by blue-clad workers who are workers of time that build and move objects from one time period to another.
#20 - What Are Friends For?
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 4, 1986
A lonely boy finds a strange friendship in the woods around his home.
#21 - Button, Button
Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired Mar 7, 1986
A mysterious man offers a couple a bizarre deal: if they will push a button on a box that will kill one person they don't know, they will get a million dollars.
#22 - Dead Run
Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired Feb 21, 1986
An out-of-work trucker takes on a bizarre job upon the recommendation of a friend: deliveryman of souls to Hell.
#24 - Acts of Terror
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 3, 1988
A battered wife living with her abusive husband finds the strength to leave him in the form of a Doberman pinscher statue.
#25 - Welcome to Winfield
Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired Feb 7, 1986
The grim reaper arrives at a hospital to take possession of a dying man. The man's wife rescues him and takes him to the western town of Winfield where residents have been living for hundreds of years. Apparently, the reaper has failed to collect those living there.