Tonight's story is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction
A monster had arrived in the village The major ingredient of any recipe for fear is the unknown And this person or thing is soon to be met He knows every thought, he can feel every emotion Oh yes, I did forget something didn't I? I forgot to introduce you to the monster.
You're fearing me, 'cause you know I'm a beast Watching you when you sleep, when you're in bed I'm underneath You're trapped in halls, and my face is the walls I'm the floor when you fall, and when you scream it's 'cause of me I'm the living dead, the dark thoughts in your head I know just what you said That's why you've got to be threatened by me
Chorus: You should be watching me, you should feel threatened Why you sleep, why you creep, you should be threatened Every time your lady speaks she speaks to me, threatened Half of me you'll never be, so you should feel threatened by me
You think you're by yourself, but it's my touch you felt I'm not a ghost from Hell, but I've got a spell on you Your worst nightmare, it's me I'm everywhere In one blink I'll disappear, and then I'll come back to haunt you I'm telling you, when you lie under tomb I'm the one watching you That's why you got to be threatened by me
Rod Serling Verse
The unknown monster is about to embark From a far corner, out of the dark A nightmare, that's the case Never Neverland, that's the place This particular monster can read minds Be in two places at the same time This is judgment night, execution, slaughter The devil, ghosts, this monster is torture You can be sure of one thing, that's fate A human presence that you feel is strange A monster that you can see disappear A monster, the worst thing to fear.
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Rod Serling Outro
What you have just witnessed could be the end of a particularly terrifying nightmare. It isn't. It's the beginning.