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A group of students must sacrifice one of their own to save the Earth after they unleash an Aztec curse that causes the sun to disappear.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x42
Production Number: 137
Airdate: Wednesday May 21st, 2003

  • Currently 6/10
6/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Sarah CarterSarah Carter
As Amber
Michael PenaMichael Pena
As Noah (as Michael A. Pena)
Tyler LabineTyler Labine
As Wesley
Main Cast


In the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in New Mexico, a group of five students are on a GPS Internet treasure hunt. Amber takes video as the others find a stone box. However, it’s much older than they expected and Noah identifies it as Aztec. Eve finds a way to open it and Marty takes out an old pot with something inside. Eve opens it and they discover it contains liquid blood. Eve dips her finger in it and they wonder how it didn’t clot. Amber takes the pot and inadvertently spills the blood, and the light in the chamber starts to fade...

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Episode Quotes
Host: (opening voiceover) Five close friends looking for a last good time before graduating college and going their separate ways. But their light-hearted search is about to take a dark turn. For the cave they're exploring isn't an ordinary cave, it's a passageway leading directly into The Twilight Zone.

Host: (closing narration) The sun has returned and the grateful world is warm again but for these four survivors, a bitter chill remains. Haunted by uncertainty they can find no peace of mind, no escape from the shadows of doubt, no light to guide them out of the murky depths of The Twilight Zone.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerPen Densham  |  Ira Steven Behr  |  John Watson
Co-Executive ProducerJohn Peter Kousakis
Supervising ProducerMichael Angeli
ProducerKay Reindl  |  Erin Maher  |  Moira Kirland Dekker
Co-ProducerAnne Tabor  |  Patrice Allen
Consulting ProducerZack Stentz  |  Forest Whitaker  |  Brent V. Friedman  |  Frederick Rappaport  |  James Crocker  |  Ashley Edward Miller
Production DesignerRicardo Spinacé
EditorSondra Watanabe
CastingLiz Melcher  |  Holly Powell  |  Bette Chadwick  |  Candice Elzinga  |  Martina Smyth  |  Lisa Ratke  |  Helen Diament
First Assistant DirectorGreg Zenon
Second Assistant DirectorKathy Houghton
MusicMark Snow  |  Marius Constant  |  Jonathan Davis (1)
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorMichelle Kuznetsky Silverman  |  Mary Ramos
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Camera OperatorNeil Seale
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerMichael C. Young  |  Bill Burns (1)
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorRoss Walshe
Production Sound MixerMichael Williamson (3)
Script SupervisorHelga Ungurait
Production CoordinatorSusan Crawford  |  Jennifer Metcalf
Script CoordinatorKurt A. Langenhahn
Assistant EditorJacqueline Bisbano  |  Dino Delorenzo
Post Production SupervisorRuth Hawryluk  |  Adam Mann  |  Nancy Valle
Supervising Sound EditorMark Kamps
Re-Recording MixerGary Montgomery  |  Craig M. Otte
GafferJeffrey Pentecost
OtherMatt Gore (Visual Effects Supervisor)  |  Simon Lacey (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Director of PhotographyRick Maguire
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Art DirectorBrentan Harron
Post Production CoordinatorStephanie Thompson
Production ManagementPatrice Allen
Special EffectsBob Comer
Key Makeup ArtistYvonne Weber
Production AccountantDebera Barager
Post Production EditorGary McFarland
Key HairstylistDanna Rutherford
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJayne Bieber
Warning: The Twilight Zone season 1 episode 42 guide may contain spoilers
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