Devil's Alphabet (The Twilight Zone)
|The Twilight Zone episode|
|Episode no.||Season 1
|Directed by||Ben Bolt|
|Written by||Robert Hunter|
|Original air date||March 28, 1986|
|List of The Twilight Zone (1985 TV series) episodes|
In Victorian England, a group of young Cambridge students form a group called "The Devil's Alphabet Society". Upon their graduation, they make an oath to meet at the same time every year, joking "even if we are dead". When one member commits suicide twenty years later, the surviving members discover that they are indeed bound by their oath.
The remaining members die, either by violent accident or suicide, until the final surviving member returns to the meeting place and asks the deceased members present to agree to end the pact, which releases their spirits.
It was based on a short story "The Everlasting Club" by Arthur Gray, under the pseudonym Ingulphus. The story was first published in The Cambridge Review (October 27, 1910)
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