The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (1960)

1960 | USA | Rod Serling | ★★★★★

Rod Serling's gorgeously crafted The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street is a brilliant, chillingly plausible Twilight Zone episode about paranoia, hysteria, and the pack mentality, featuring striking photography and notable performances.

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"Maple Street, Anytown, U.S.A. A tree-lined street filled with white picket fences, neighborhood barbecues and children's laughter...until late on Saturday afternoon. After a sudden flash of light and a rumbling in the sky, Maple Street loses all of its power—cars, lights, telephones, appliances. The neighbors come to the conclusion it was just a meteor, but 8 year-old Tommy, a sci-fi buff, says he knows the real cause...aliens disguised as humans have infiltrated Maple Street and now they're taking over." CBS


See also:
Stotty's Five-Star Favourites
The Twilight Zone