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The Shadow Man/The Uncle Devil Show/Opening Day 

"The Shadow Man": A teenager discovers that a supernatural being lives underneath his bed. "The Uncle Devil Show": A children's video tape includes instructions in the black arts. "Opening ... See full summary »

Directors:

Joe Dante, John Milius | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Rod Serling (created by), Rockne S. O'Bannon | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Ward ... Danny Hayes (segment "The Shadow Man")
Jason Presson ... Eric (segment "The Shadow Man")
Michael Lopez Michael Lopez ... Peter (segment "The Shadow Man") (as Michael Rich)
Heather Haase Heather Haase ... Lianna Ames (segment "The Shadow Man")
Jeff Calhoun Jeff Calhoun ... The Shadowman (segment "The Shadow Man")
Kathleen Coyne ... Mother (segment "The Shadow Man")
Tricia Bartholome Tricia Bartholome ... Redhead Girl (segment "The Shadow Man")
Julia Hendler Julia Hendler ... Girl with Braces (segment "The Shadow Man")
Melissa Moultrie Melissa Moultrie ... Janie (segment "The Shadow Man")
Christopher Gosch ... Boy #1 (segment "The Shadow Man")
Marc Bentley Marc Bentley ... Boy with Glasses (segment "The Shadow Man") (as Marc Bently)
David Goldsmith ... Kid #1 (segment "The Shadow Man")
Amy O'Neill ... Blonde Girl (segment "The Shadow Man")
Murphy Dunne Murphy Dunne ... Uncle Devil (segment "The Uncle Devil Show")
Joel Polis ... Dad (segment "The Uncle Devil Show")
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"The Shadow Man": A teenager discovers that a supernatural being lives underneath his bed. "The Uncle Devil Show": A children's video tape includes instructions in the black arts. "Opening Day": A golf pro who kills a businessman in order to be with his wife suddenly finds himself occupying the other man's life just before the murder. Written by A. Nonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1985 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Opening Day" goes by another title, "Duck Shoot". See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [opening narration for "The Shadow Man"] When you're thirteen years old, you're supposed to be beyond those childhood fears of things that go bump in the night. Supposed to be. But for Danny Hayes, those fears are about to rear up before him, from the shadows... of the Twilight Zone.
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Features The Valley of Gwangi (1969) See more »

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wasted potential
25 April 2016 | by nebmacSee all my reviews

"The Shadow Man" feels like a prequel to the "Goosebumps" series of children's books, and it seems to be aimed at the same audience. All the ingredients were there for a suspenseful story that would appeal to kids and adults alike, but the end result came across as a failed morality play.

"The Uncle Devil Show": Fans of "Calvin and Hobbes" might appreciate this one, though it's much more bizarre than the comic strip. There is a (very obviously presented) lesson to be learned underneath all the wackiness.

"Opening Day": I can't decide whether this is a huge flop, or a deliberate parody of bad 1980s soap operas. The standard "wife and lover conspire against husband" plot is enhanced by a twist right out of Star Trek. With better acting and more subtle directing (I'm looking at you, endless stream of fog!), it could have been a winner.


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