The Similars (Los Parecidos) written and directed by Isaac Ezban. The movie takes us to a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity, paying tribute to The Twilight Zone. The Similars opens with a monologue delivered with the same pauses and inflections (at least to my English speaking ears: the movie is in Spanish) Rod Sterling used during The Twilight Zone’s opening sequence and during his episode book-ending monologues. The set-up of The Similars is near-identical to season 2, episode 28 of The Twilight Zone, “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?” A roomful of strangers delayed on a bus trip — in “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?” because of a blizzard and in The Similars because of a hurricane — trying to figure out who the outsider is.
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