Dead Woman's Shoes (The Twilight Zone)  

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"Dead Woman's Shoes" is the first segment of the ninth episode from the television series The New Twilight Zone.


A shy, timid woman working at a thrift shop tries on a pair of shoes and her personality completely changes. She becomes confident and assertive. She storms out of the store and catches a cab to a mansion where she is strangely comfortable. When the maid asks who she is, she says that she is the owner of the house and shares tales of the maid's life which a stranger could not know. She tells the maid she is having a bath and runs up to change. Then when the woman takes off the shoes she turns back to the timid girl she was at the start. The maid proceeds to run her off, but once the shoes return to her feet the woman regains the confidence and knowledge she had when she first entered the house. The strange woman tells the maid she is the owner's deceased wife.

When the husband comes home, he finds a stranger sitting on his couch dressed in his dead wife's clothes. The woman then goes on to retell the events of her death, how her husband killed her, and how she is now going to get her revenge. She then picks up a gun and begins shooting at him. After a bit of a chase the woman's feet begin to hurt, so she takes off her shoes and returns to her usual personality. Afraid, she dumps the shoes in a garbage can and runs off.

Another young woman is then seen picking up the shoes and walking into the house. A single gunshot is heard.

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