The Twilight Zone: Replay
April 12, 2019 11:35 AM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

On a road trip to move her son into college, a woman captures this momentous life milestone with an old family camcorder. But soon she discovers the device is capable of more.

‘The Twilight Zone’ Director Gerard McMurray Recreates the Horror of ‘Driving While Black’ in America -- “The First Purge” director spoke to IndieWire about how “Replay” lives in the same universe as “Get Out.” (Hanh Nguyen for Indie Wire)
Over and over again, black motorists in America have been victims of the racial profiling and now this act has been brought to terrifying life on “The Twilight Zone.” In the latest episode “Replay,” director Gerard McMurray takes on that real-life recurring nightmare and dramatizes it through a camcorder that literally rewinds time.

Interpreting the black experience through the lens of horror brings to mind Peele’s directorial debut “Get Out,” which McMurray acknowledge is a fair comparison.

“It’s in the same universe for sure in a lot of ways, but it’s just across the universe,” he told IndieWire. “Ours pushes the boundaries in that it’s more pointed. We replay this over and over so you can understand this stuff happens in the real world, which we see replayed and replayed over and over again. I felt we made it more personal, made it more real.”
With a near-classic episode, the new Twilight Zone gets a do-over (Noel Murray for TV/AV Club)
posted by filthy light thief (2 comments total)
 
It strongly reminded me of The Venus Effect in a good way.
posted by GenderNullPointerException at 12:53 PM on April 15 [1 favorite]


Glenn Fleshler nails the unavoidable lurking cop. Just nails it.
posted by flabdablet at 8:22 AM on April 21


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