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Night Visions is a Twilight Zone-esque horror anthology series that ran for 13 episodes in 2001. Each episode features two half-hour stories, generally with a Twist Ending. Henry Rollins introduces each story and provides some kind of Aesop at the end.
Provides examples of:
- An Aesop: Delivered in no uncertain terms at the end of each episode. Almost always questionable, broken or just outright weird.
- And I Must Scream: In "Switch," a woman seeing a psychiatrist to find her alternate personality and eliminate it found that she WAS the alternate, created by her child-like real self after her parents died when she was five. The real twist? She murdered them. The episode ended with this woman -- trapped in her mind, unable to speak, and unable to move -- totally encased in eight big hollow bricks that spelled out "ETERNITY," with holes only for her forearms.
- Amazing Freaking Grace: In "Harmony," the residents of a town recite "Amazing Grace" because they think music summons a monster. When a stranger convinces them that music is safe, they sing instead.
- Cruel Twist Ending
- Diabolus Ex Machina
- Empathic Healer: "Now He's Coming Up the Stairs" stars Luke Perry as a psychotherapist with the ability to absorb his patients' mental disorders.
- Karmic Twist Ending
- Made for TV Movie: Four unaired episodes -- "Patterns," "The Maze," "Harmony," and "Voices" -- were edited into a movie, Shadow Realm, minus the introductions and aesops by Henry Rollins.
- Madness Mantra: In "Now He's Coming Up the Stairs":
"Now he's coming through the woods, now he's coming through the yard, now he's coming up the stairs..."
- Tomato in the Mirror: "My So-Called Life and Death" ends with the main character realizing that the man she thought was a ghost is actually alive, and it's her and her family who are dead.
- Unwanted Revival: In "After Life," a man who revives during his own funeral misses the perfect, beautiful heaven he had moved on to.