Synopsis by Mark Deming
This made-for-TV movie features two previously unproduced stories written by Rod Serling for his groundbreaking anthology series The Twilight Zone, and adapted by Richard Matheson, one of Serling's frequent collaborators on the show. In "The Theater," a woman (Amy Irving) who frequents a neighborhood movie theater discovers her own life is starting to appear on the screen, and she's more than a bit concerned about how the ending is panning out. In "Where the Dead Are," Dr. Benjamin Ramsey (Patrick Bergin) loses a patient during an operation in 1868. Later, he discovers that the man suffered head injuries years before that by all rights should have killed him. While trying to learn the truth about his mysterious patient, Ramsey encounters Dr. Jeremy Wheaton (Jack Palance) who makes a most remarkable medical discovery. The Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics first aired in the United States on May 19, 1994.