SEASON 1 EPISODE 16.

"The Burning Girl"
May 5 1959.

** Spoiler Alert **

SYNOPSIS: A shy teenage girl named Alice has a history of starting fires when goaded by her cruel
Aunt Mildred. These fires are not set intentionally, but by some strange power in her mind: through
pyrokinesis. A doctor attempts to get to the truth of Alice's strange powers, but instead of answers,
he only provokes another deadly conflagration.

COMMENTARY: Even the most cursory look at this classic episode reveals it to be an early, dead-on
version of the popular 1974 Stephen King novel Carrie, later made into an equally popular film by
Brian de Palma in 1976 . . .


For full episode commentary . . . plus cast credits, series production details,
cultural and television history, and much more . . . see John Kenneth Muir's
                  "An Analytical Guide to Television's One Step Beyond":

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