"It's a Good Life" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It is based on a short story of the same name by Jerome Bixby.
Six-year-old Anthony Fremont looks like any other little boy, but looks can be deceiving: He is a monster, a mutant with godlike mental powers. Early on, he isolated the small town of Peaksville, Ohio. In fact, the handful of inhabitants do not even know if he destroyed the rest of the world or if it still exists. Anthony has also eliminated electricity, automobiles, and television signals. He controls the weather and what supplies can be found in the grocery store. Anthony creates and destroys as he pleases, and controls when the residents can watch the TV and what they can watch on it.
The adults tiptoe nervously around him, constantly telling him how everything he does is "good", since displeasing him can get them wished away "to the cornfield". At one point, a dog is heard barking angrily. Anthony thinks the dog is "bad" and "doesn't like me at all," and wishes it into the cornfield. His father is horrified, but he dares not show it.
Finally, at Dan Hollis' birthday party, Dan, slightly drunk, can no longer stand the strain and confronts the boy, calling him a monster and a murderer; while Anthony's anger grows, Dan yells for the other adults to kill Anthony from behind, but no one has the courage to act. Anthony points to Dan and cries out, "You're a very bad man! And you keep thinking bad thoughts about me!" Before Dan is killed, he is shown, indirectly by his shadow, transformed into a jack-in-the-box with his human head, causing his widow to break down.
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