Chris Alexander, Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria and director of the experimental horror film Blood for Irina (find out more about that project in our interview with Chris), is currently penning a new book entitled The Twilight Zone Legacy, which looks to be a comprehensive overview of Rod Serling's landmark TV series, a show that set the standard for genre writing and entertainment for generations to come.
In addition to a detailed episode guide of the original series' five-season run (1959 to 1964), the book will also contain several essays and interviews, in which celebrities from all different media will recount their favorite episodes and reflect on how the show impacted them personally and professionally.
“The Twilight Zone is my favorite TV show of all time,” Chris says. “But more importantly, it is an example of the influence of a man who in my estimation – and many others – is one of the greatest American writers, Rod Serling. The Twilight Zone wasn’t just a three act, half-hour horror program... it was concentrated poetry, soulful observations on the folly of the human condition that used the fantastic to sell that soul.” In the book, which Alexander calls a “gift” to the show's creator to honor his legacy, he will explain how Serling used the series as a platform “to secretly change the face of not only genre filmmaking but in many ways, mankind.”