In a small farming community in Ohio, a young boy by the name of Anthony Fremont terrorizes those around him. Anthony has the ability to command anything he wants simply by thought. The community is cut off from the outside world and the boy insists that those around him think only pleasant thoughts, and if they don't, he eliminates them. Everyone walks in fear of the lad who ably demonstrates what he's prepared to do at a small party in his home.Written by
Inspired 'The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror episode'The Bart Zone'. See more »
(At around 9:30) As Mr. Fremont is putting on his tie, he turns around to Anthony and the tie is loose. After a shot showing Anthony the camera returns to Mr. Fremont, who hasn't moved. But now his tie is neat and tight around his neck. See more »
Tonight's story on The Twilight Zone is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. This, as you may recognize, is a map of the United States, and there's a little town there called Peaksville. On a given morning not too long ago, the rest of the world disappeared and Peaksville was left all alone. Its inhabitants were never sure whether the world was destroyed and only Peaksville left untouched or whether the village had somehow been taken ...
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The child has a supernatural ability to destroy and cause harm. Those around him are terrified of what he might do, so they try to appease him. They have no control over him, because he doesn't respond to reason or logic: all he know is what he wants. And he will not allow anything to stand in the way of what he wants.
The child is a monster of the highest order. He is a mutant freak, it's implied he is the product of radiation in the aftermath of a nuclear war. In this story, there seems to be no way out. It is completely terrifying.
We are all now living in this story.
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