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Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by TonyGCampagna Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by TonyGCampagna
Another tribute to classic sci-fi, this is my homage to the Twilight Zone episode of the same name. I've modernized it a bit, but I wanted the gremlin to still have a bit of the same look.

I'd also love to give special thanks to BaronGirl :iconbarongirl:
Without her beautiful shot of the aircraft and permission for use, this image wouldn't have been possible. Please visit her gallery, there are some truly amazing photos to see!
Photo of the IL-14 aircraft is not stock. Copyright BaronGirl 2013

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Here are the credits:

:iconbarongirl: IL-14 Plane
:iconbirdsistersstock: Shocked passenger
:iconaleaja: Lightning brushes
:iconelizavetbrushes: Rain brushes
:iconskydancer-stock: Pose reference for the gremlin
:iconlostandtaken: Fur texture
:iconsmoko-stock: Stormy sky
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BWH-Twilightdrifter Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Richard Matheson!  This and Prey are probably my two favorite short stories by him.  To be honest, I liked the Twilight Zone the Movie's version better.  It is probably the most memorable movie image from my childhood.  You did a very good job with the original furry version.  Your picture looks creepier than the episode.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
He's amazing, isn't he? Embarrassingly enough, I'm not familiar with Prey, I don't think. The Twilight Zone movie was a bit scarier than the episode but then, it was separated by a few decades. I really love both of them. Shatner and Lithgow played it to the hilt. Thanks for the feedback, I tried to make it a tribute to the original but modernize just a little. ;) :handshake:
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A-Wakefield Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful imagination!!!! :D
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Far too kind my friend, thank you! :D
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A-Wakefield Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome, and it's definitely creative and imaginative!! :D
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well I appreciate your saying so, that makes it all worth while. ;)
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A-Wakefield Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome! :dance:
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miha9000 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
added to Sketches and concepts in Sci-fi Archives  sci-fi-archives.deviantart.com…
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Haha, this is awesome!! I love that movie! :thumbsup::D
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
One of my favorites :D Thank you! :highfive:
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Well..I'm old enought to actually remember the series..it was a creepy episode for sure! I love the monster..actually kinda cute..!


Nice and you are quite talented..!! :hug:

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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
It was and is still one of my favorite of the old episodes. Shatner was campy and I loved the demon, though it was a bit fuzzy and cute in an evil way. ;) Very much appreciated, thank you! ;)
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was actually talking about your monster..although the episode did scare me..never wanted to fly after that! Still don't like flying!! 
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh I know. The look of the monster was more of a fuzzy doll but yes, it did scare the heck out of me as a kid. I'm flying to SoCal next week. Every time I fly I always wonder if I'll see one. I dont blame you!
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revande Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here [link] :hug:
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Most kind, thank you! Wonderful feature. :)
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revande Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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revande Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really Great Work!! :)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you my friend! :)
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revande Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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robinbrian55 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just fantastic I can't imagine being the one to see this spectacle hehe :hug:
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Much appreciated, thank you. :) I know, I'm glad I'm on this side of the screen. :D
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robinbrian55 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Bojan1558 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing :love:
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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night-is-my-shield Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
This is amazing! And one of my favorite episodes. You did a great job. (:
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well thank you very much! It's one of my all time favorite episodes. ;)
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night-is-my-shield Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
You're welcome!
I'm really liking your work. :)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Much appreciated! You have a wonderful eye for detail. ;)
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night-is-my-shield Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
:D Haha thanks. Can't wait to see more art from you!
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Anytime, you as well! :)
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night-is-my-shield Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Thank you. :)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very welcome. :)
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AzrielMordecai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Another of my favorites!
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well thank you. :) I love that episode!
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Katzztar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
lol that was the episode tht came to mide but I could remember teh look of the gremlin on the wing.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
That has got to be the best Twilight Zone episode ever. At least in my humble opinion. William Shatner was perfect. In the movie, John Lithgow was also good, but I love the old suspense over the modern horror. ;)
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Katzztar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Oh yes, I agree. Most modern films has to be classified as slasher flicks because they do not have the suspence that true horror classics have. I've had friends that classify a slasher as having a man/monster that is behind the murders, I classify it as a scary movie that has gory and lack of understandign of true suspence. There are some gory flicks that I prefer to catagorize as horror instead of slasher. The original Nightmare on Elm Street is one slasher that had suspense in it but the sequels didn't have the same grasp as the first.

Suspense is what made Twilight Zone so scary even though it didn't get as gory as say some episodes of Tales from the Crypt. Both very enjoyable but Twilight relied on psycological suspense to create a sense of horror, while the Crypt relied on supernatural for the sense of horror. Don't get me wrong, I loved the Tales from the Crypt and they had some good suspense but it was the child of the masterpiece of the Twilight Zone. I remember a few stories that had nothing to do with supernatural but with complex issues of culture but had plenty of suspense, two of them stand out with Shatner's gremlin episode as th top three I can remember.

One had to do wo with beauty is on the eye of teh beholder, the entire 30 min had only a small cast that focused on a dr & nurse whose faces in shadows and a female patient whoses face is wrapped up. they talk about beauty and if the procedure was a sucess or what she can do if it failed and she still look "normal". The Dr alludes to theres a compound for such abnormal looking people. At the end they take off the bandages, and teh Dr and nurse recoil sayign she's still as hideous as before. Only at the paitents screem do we see her face, which by our standards is beautiful and the medical staff, which is hidious.
That one always stuck in my mind due to 30 min of building suspense.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Eye of the beholder. God I loved that episode! The shadows, the quiet and disembodied voices as you never see the staff. That was the way to make suspense! I dont mind gore, I've seen a zillion gore flicks, but I'll take suspense or "Universal Studios lighting" any day of the week. One of the reasons I love movies like Van Helsing, Underworld, American Werewolf in London, The Howling, Red Riding Hood etc..... is for the suspense! I dont mind the blood, it's expected....but from watching Hammer Horror to todays films, the mood will always rule out for me. The first Nightmare on Elm Street had a huge amount of suspense, though the deaths were in your face. Gore for gore's sake I'm really not into. Did you ever watch Rod Serling's Night Gallery?
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Katzztar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Oh my, I forgot about the Night Gallery! But yes, I did watch the Night Gallery. The Night Gallery I believe came out after Twilight Zone and before (I think) Tales from the Crypt.
Speaking about other spooky TV shows...suspence is one reason I liked to watch the somewhat campy Night Stalker, he was a bit campy but they understood how to add tension and suspence in the 1 hr shows.

I always liked the "spooky" (the susspense)shows when young, they were my mom's faveorite kind of horror, but she did branch out to include some other horror shows ranging between suspense and jsut mildly good story telling to humor= Dark Shadows, the Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Night Stalker, even the short lived TV series Friday the 13th (not related at all to the movies)

My mom liked horor movies with suspense while my older sister got me exposed to the classic slasher flicks. My mom liked Nightmare on Elm Street, but didn't get into the 'gore for gore's sake' slashers like My Bloody Valentine and Friday the 13th, those were the ones my sister, or aunt, took me to see. I liked the very first of Friday the 13th series but by 4th they were all the same.

My cousin and I actually walked out of the 6th one of Friday the 13th, because we were bored with the "gore with no plot". I remember complaining how obvious the no plot was that the movie had no build up, no middle (the climax of the story. It seemed to have the same feel as the begining, which it should not have after the climax, turns out it was so bad of a plot that the point we left thinking its not hit the climax was only 15 minutes to the end of the film. Thats bad plotting of story :threaten:

Oh thank you for the title of that episode!! hehe glad I was able to describe good enough that you knew what I was talking about and its been years since I've seen it. That's how one can tell a good show, when its remembered so well years later :)
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MMSmith1777 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
GOOD GOD, man!!! Is there no END to the awesomeness???????

That episode scared the bejeezuz out of me when I was little! Your pic sent shivers down my spine as I yelled, "Aw Hell yes!"

Huuuge Twilight Zone fan here!

ok, spill: Favorite episodes...
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Far too kind, but sincerely appreciated. :) It still scares me every time I see it!
My other all time favorite Twilight Zone episode is "King Nine Will Not Return" Are you familiar?
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MMSmith1777 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Is that not the one where the pilot visits the plane he was supposed to be on in the desert? The one where thre's sand in his shoes? If that's the one, it's one of my favorites too! That flipped me out as a kid, the sand in his shoes :)

An episode where this little girl falls thru her wall into another dimension terrified me too, "Lost Little Girl" or something. There are so many!! Oh!!! How about "To Serve Man"? :dance:
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thats the exact same one. A perfect one person show and the sand in his shoes at the end was priceless. I could watch it over and over. I remember that one about the little girl too, now that I think about it, yes. :)

...and To Serve Man still scares me no end....love it!

...and what was the one about the guy running all over the neighborhood, he was the only one there and every once in awhile you'd hear a child giggle? ;)
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MMSmith1777 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Oh ya! That's the one where he finds out he and his wife have been abducted by giant aliens and are in a train layout. Gads, I love that one!

"The eye of the Beholder", where everybody has that piggy face...?
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thats right, it was a couple! I remember now! :) It was soooo good.

That piggy face one, again, is one of my all time favorites. Stories arent written like that anymore.
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MMSmith1777 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Too tru. I love the twists of fate, the lessons taught...my spongy little mind soaked them up as a kid...making a warped and cynical adult, no doubt LOL.

Okaaay.....

"I sing the Body Electric", which was quite good, but not fantastic. I love it because it was based on a short story by my all-time favorite author, Ray Bradbury. He had such a love affair with the written word, I grovel at the foot of his pedastal and burn votives in respect. :)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Warped and cynical I think is a good path to success or being crotchedy (sp?) ;) Either way it works for me.

Mr. Bradbury.... I love this passage from "The Veldt"

"Well, here I am," said David McClean in the nursery doorway, "Oh,
hello." He stared at the two children seated in the center of the open glade
eating a little picnic lunch. Beyond them was the water hole and the yellow
veldtland; above was the hot sun. He began to perspire. "Where are your
father and mother?"
The children looked up and smiled. "Oh, they'll be here directly."
"Good, we must get going." At a distance Mr. McClean saw the lions
fighting and clawing and then quieting down to feed in silence under the
shady trees.
He squinted at the lions with his hand tip to his eyes.
Now the lions were done feeding. They moved to the water hole to drink.
A shadow flickered over Mr. McClean's hot face. Many shadows flickered.
The vultures were dropping down the blazing sky.
"A cup of tea?" asked Wendy in the silence.
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Orion12212012 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to say that you did an outstanding job on the entire piece! This was one of my favorite episodes from the series. I can watch The Twilight Zone for many hours if I happen to run across a marathon ~lol~ The creature "Gremlin" on the wing is placed very well and the window with the passenger is lit up perfectly. Of course the entire plane has your style all over it which makes this an amazing work!.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
I really wanted to do the "original" one justice. A slight twist yes, but faithful. It's my all time fave episode, though I do like the John Lithgow one as well. I really appreciate your comments and time......sincerely. Happy New Year!
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