19. "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge"
"A Bummer At Owl Creek Bridge" would be an equally accurate title for this notoriously gloomy episode, which, unlike the others, was actually a short French film that The Twilight Zone aired as part of its series. Only slightly more uplifting than Requiem For A Dream is this story of a Civil War prisoner's (Roger Jacquet) last moment of life before his hanging. The fear on the trembling guy's face is hard to shake, even hours after the episode's already wrapped, but just as soon as he's about to be dropped—the rope breaks and we accompany him for the next 25 minutes as he flees the scene.
Or at least that's happens in his head. That decision to run back home and caress his wife as opposed to maybe getting out of the state probably should've been our tip-off.