CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"Thriller" 2 Child's Play

Another episode that is too long for it's own good, "Child's Play" tackles the scourge of black & white television, juvenile delinquency. A boy crosses the fine line between fantasy and reality. So the boy takes a rifle and goes into the mountain to hunt down the bad guy, Black Bart. Frank Overton (the sheriff from "To Kill a Mockingbird") portrays the crusty father who resembles the villainous Black Bart.

Not a bad episode, "Child's Play" has some fascinating moments featuring the boy roaming the mountainside with his loaded rifle. The conclusion deflates the "Thriller" aspect of the narrative. However given Boris Karloff's hosting chores, one sees a connection with Karloff's last important film, "Targets."

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