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I saw a movie when I was little. A woman hits a little boy with her car. The little boy took her home. He then turned out to have his whole family under his control. His sister locked in her room with her mouth nailed shut. The family ate only junk food . Might be a tales from the crypt creep-show flick.

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Thank you for this...I was searching for the same thing, it's amazing, after nearly 20 years, this movie is still in my memory... –  SAFX Dec 28 '12 at 5:08

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That is one of four stories in Twilight Zone: The Movie from 1983.

As IMDB plot summary describes: "a young woman on the road gives a ride to a mysterious 10-year-old boy to his house and ends up trapped with other people in an alternate reality created by the boy's imagination."

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Thanks, I've been dying to see it again. –  jax Jul 19 '12 at 23:15
@jax If this answer was the correct solution to your problem, then accepting (and of course up-voting) is the correct response. –  Napoleon Wilson Jul 20 '12 at 7:26
@ShaneFinneran Is this movie in color? I remember it being in color, but it was so long ago.... –  SAFX Dec 28 '12 at 3:52
@SAFX yes, in color. Apparently there is an older black-and-white Twilight Zone episode on the same subject (see other answer). –  Shiz Z. Dec 28 '12 at 16:24
One Halloween's episode of The Simpsons is an homage to this story as well... –  JuanZe Jan 10 '13 at 4:43

Here's the original 1961 episode of Twilight Zone, also on IMDB.

I recall the actor who played the boy went on to star as Will Robinson in Lost In Space. IMDB confirms, actor Bill Mumy. I recall the boy had a line while foisting his evil on some helpless guy "You're a bad man! You're a very bad man!" as the guy dies a slow painful death or something.

I've seen versions of this story in multiple places, including a episode of Supernatural if I recall right.

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"It's a Good Life" Twilight Episode!

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Hi Troy, and welcome to! Answers to questions are preferred to have more than a one line answer. On identification questions the answers are usualy expected to be something like "I think it's <this>, here's why:". So, could you please add more information to your answer? –  DForck42 Jul 20 '12 at 19:42
This is actually a very popular episode of the series. It is based on a short story of the same name by Jerome Bixby. The episode aired in 1961 (… ). The remake/homage in the TZ movie from 1983 actually has a happier ending than the TV version. And there is a sequel (to the TV episode), in the 2002 TZ series, "It's still a good life" (which is how I found out the segment in the movie was a remake). –  Andrés Caicedo Jul 20 '12 at 21:13
Wasn't the boy played by the actor who went on to star as Will Robinson in Lost In Space? I remember this line, as he is doing something evil to some guy "You're a bad man! You're a very bad man!" as the guy dies a slow painful death or something. Yup! IMDB confirms the coarse details, actor Bill Mumy. –  BobStein-VisiBone Jul 20 '12 at 23:50
just watched the B&W TV version on the 'net... that kid is damn creepy... ick –  Shiz Z. Jul 25 '12 at 2:21

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