It reminded me some, of course, of the Twilight Zone episode where the kid could send people to the corn-field, and I'm sure that episode was an inspiration, but it treated the child and the results and reasons for his ability as very different giving that old tale a new and interesting spin.
It was certainly nice that the dire death-like moment happened to Amy this week instead of to Rory as is so often the case.
This would probably be a good episode to show one of your non Doctor Who watching friends to give them an idea about what the show is without spoiling the overall story-line too much. Once they are hooked on Matt Smith's portrayal of the Doctor, start them on the Stephen Moffett led ride that is the Matt Smith era!
Until Next Time, next week's episode looks to continue the theme of replacing Rory with Amy as the companion who always has bad things happen to them.