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After a wax museum decides to discard the likenesses of their famous murderers, their custodian retrieves them and stores them in his own basement.
Thursday April 04th, 1963
Ferguson's Wax Museum is closing it's doors for good. Custodian Martin Senescu asks his boss if he can have five of the discarded figures that are special to him. They are the likenesses of famous mass murderers. At his home, they come to life and kill his wife, her brother and then his ex-boss Mr. Ferguson. Martin decides he must destroy the wax figures, but they come to life again and explain it was Martin who did these murders. Later, at a new museum, a guide is explaining details of their wax figures. The guide tells of the grisly murders of this figures wife, brother-in-law and boss. The new figure is none other than Martin Senescu. ..Read the full recap
Marcel Hillaire is also in "A Most Unusual Camera."
Martin Balsam is also in "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine."
Milton Parsons was also in "Once Upon a Time" and "I Dream of Genie."
Robert L. McCord was also seen in "Long Distance Call," "A Hundred Yards over the Rim," "The Rip Van Winkle Caper" and "The Mirror."
Will Kuluva is also in "The Mirror."
Narrator: Martin Lombard Senescu, a gentle man, the dedicated curator of murderers' row in Ferguson's Wax Museum. He ponders the reasons why ordinary men are driven to commit mass murder. What Mr. Senescu does not know is that the groundwork has already been laid for his own special kind of madness and torment--found only in the Twilight Zone.
Narrator: The new exhibit became very popular at Marchand's, but of all the figures none was ever regarded with more dread than that of Martin Lombard Senescu. It was something about the eyes, people said. It's the look that one often gets after taking a quick walk through the Twilight Zone.
Although ghost-written by Jerry Sohl, the episode was credited solely to Charles Beaumont, who was is frail health at the time.