Twilight Zone: “The Howling Man” [Season 2, Episode 5]
Original Air Date: November 4, 1960
Director: Douglas Hayes
Writer: Charles Beaumont
Starring: John Carradine, H.M. Wynant and Robin Hughes.
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
David Ellington [Wynant] while on a long hike alone in the woods in Europe becomes ill. Ellington stumbles across a monastery. Initially told he cannot stay, Brother Jerome [Carradine] allows him to stay until he is well enough to travel.
While recuperating, Ellington hears a man howling in pain. The screams lead to a cell where a man is being held prisoner. Before Ellington can release him, Brother Jerome arrives and explains that the thing in the cell is not a man, but the devil!
How could the devil be held in a cell? Are the monks insane? If so, Ellington is in danger as well. Isn’t his duty to help the man escape? These are the thoughts that race through Ellington’s mind before he makes a decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life.