This post originally appeared on Quora December 25, 2019.

Which horror/thriller was your favorite, Tales From the Dark Side, The Outer Limits, or Twilight Zone?

How could I choose? Tales, Limits, and Zone all had their own merits.

A good episode from any of them could leave me awake thinking about it and its implications for hours.

I suppose if I were pressed to choose a favorite it would have to be the original version of The Twilight Zone. It had the biggest influence on my writing. You can see it in my short story, Exit 1042. There’s quite a bit of inspiration from the show, but perhaps you could see the others in it, too.