Little Girl Lost
The Twilight Zone

Jack Kirby seems to have responded to Matheson’s story and anticipated Stewart’s direction in “The Fourth Dimension is a Many Splattered Thing”.

To be sure, Stewart is a natural. The set decoration is remarkable for its realism, his rhythm in the up-and-down of the parents looking for their daughter is flawless, his deadpan combines with his sympathy for the actors to give them every possible remedy, and the “fourth dimension” sequence is yet another key to the Star Gate puzzle in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The little girl’s disembodied voice comes from her empty bedroom, from a wall, from a liquor sideboard in the living room. A physicist friend identifies the vortex, outlining it in chalk and leaving no doubt.