The Shelter

The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
Narrated by: Ernie Hudson
Length: 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Radio warnings of attacking UFOs turn neighbors into a mobthat jealously fight for the only bomb shelter on their block.

©1960 Rod Serling (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Vintage Twilight Zone.

This episode packed quite a punch when it was aired in 1961. The Cold War was very real and the threat of "The Bomb" was very much in peoples minds.

Adapted to radio/audio it still works very well. A great episode!

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People Under Pressure

A classic story of fear in the nuclear and information age. Regular people turn to animals when faced with survival, but only defined in the mind by media. Seem archaic or a haunting warning from the past even more applicable today.

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Perfect

The concepts explored here are well trod for a reason. Although this cold war tale has been updated for modern times, there is no era in which the themes are not relevant. Their portrayal here is perfectly executed. Highly recommended.

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A very good update of the original Serling classic

Ernie Hudson stars in this great update of the original Rod Seeking story. A nice modernization of the original material.

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classic twilight zone

Good story I would definitely recommend. gives an example of "your friends " true selves. at the end of the day... do you really have friends