Have You Seen Alan Wake’s Twilight Zone Parody? (VIDEO)

Joystiq has been cycling through episodes of “Night Springs,” a Twilight Zone-inspired TV series featured in Alan Wake.

“Night Springs” didn’t just serve to flesh out Alan Wake’s world; it also helped inspire the downloadable spin-off, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, in which the hero is caught in the middle of an episode arc.

Six episodes of “Night Springs” were hidden throughout the original Alan Wake. Check out this episode, titled “Family Occasion:”

We take the facts of our existence for granted, unaware that they are merely a thin veneer of desperate self-delusion covering a vast cosmos of madness and horror. All too often, the stars are right… in Night Springs.

Fantastic. They captured the vibe perfectly.

Alvyn Derleth learned a harsh lesson. If you go looking for mythology, it may come looking for you.

I’m not sure if Night Springs is intended to be an homage to the Twilight Zone or a parody of it, but in either case, I enjoyed that video.

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2 Comments on Have You Seen Alan Wake’s Twilight Zone Parody? (VIDEO)


On March 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I suppose it would be gratuitous to point out that the protagonist’s surname (Derleth) is the same as August Derleth, the ur-follower of H.P. Lovecraft, the founder of Arkham House (publisher of Lovecraft and of his many followers and imitators), and himself a prolific writer in the HPL universe?

Or that the deity alluded to appears to be a riff on the Lovecraftian Shub-Niggurath, the Black Goat With A Thousand Young?

CJ Miozzi

On March 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm


You, good sir, are awesome.