Interview: Face of Rod Serling in Disney’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, now runs Girls and Corpses Magazine

Posted on August 6, 2014
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Though longtime host of “The Twilight Zone” Rod Serling died long before Disney created their famous Tower of Terror ride, he still appears in the attraction. Through a bit of Hollywood magic, some pieces of actual footage of Serling were used to place him in the pre-show video. But there are moments in the ride where Serling is seen that isn’t actually him.

Enter Robert Steven Rhine, a lookalike who actually knew Serling as a child. Today he runs “Girls and Corpses Magazine,” but still fondly looks back at his days portraying the television icon for Disney, which he discusses in the interview below at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.


Video: Tower of Terror, face of Rod Serling – Robert Steven Rhine at San Diego Comic-Con 2014


Rhine was at SDCC promoting his magazine alongside “Teen Mom” Farrah Abraham, who recently appeared in an issue. Rhine will appear at the upcoming ScareLA convention with “House of 1,000 Corpses” star Sid Haig.

More about Rhine and his magazine can be found on his web site.


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1 Comment

  1. Mark Silverman

    Hello this is Mark Silverman. I do the voice of Rod Serling for all the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attractions. When you see Rod Serling in the pre show that is the REAL Rod Serling from an episode of the Twilight Zone. MY VOICE is coming out of his mouth. There is nowhere else in the attraction where you see Rod Serling. When the ride was being made over 20 years ago the Imagineers wanted a “double” to be seen as Rod Serling lip syncing MY Serling dialogue. They filmed Mr. Rhine and “tested” it out in the attraction, but for one reason or another it did not work and the footage was REMOVED before the grand opening of the attraction. That was 20 years ago. You write above that aside from the pre show appearance of Rod Serling, he is seen in other parts of the attraction and he is portrayed by Robert Rhine. I don’t understand how you can write an article about The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and no so little about it. Aside from the brief moment you see the REAL Rod Serling in the Pre show there is NO appearance of Rod Serling in the attraction. Only his voice is heard and that voice is mine. I’m glad I could clear this up.

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