As far as holidays go, this special day is out of this world! May 11 is National Twilight Zone Day! While the origins of this annual holiday are unknown, most people of a “certain age” probably remember the thought-provoking television series where nothing was quite what it seemed. Or was it?
Hosted and created by Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone aired from 1959 through 1964. Strange and surreal things often transported ordinary people into another dimension during the twisted sci-fi thriller with the super-creepy theme song.
Serling was born in New York on Christmas Day in 1924. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army and attended Antioch College. The Emmy-award winning writer went on to write television scripts and screenplays and wrote over 90 of the 156 Twilight Zone episodes himself. Rodman Edward Serling died in 1975.
How to Celebrate National Twilight Zone Day
Watch one or two of the classic Twilight Zone television episodes – if you dare.
Tune in to the 1983 Twilight Zone Movie starring Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks and directed by John Landis.
Play The Twilight Zone board game.
Who do you think were the 10 Weirdest Twilight Zone Villains?
After you have a few of these Twilight Zone Cocktails, made with Bacardi White, Dark and 151 Proof Rum, Triple Sec and orange and pineapple juices, chances are pretty good you’ll be transported to a different dimension too!