Tales from the Darkside (1984)


Genre: Comedy , Drama , Fantasy , Horror , Thriller

Plot: "Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But... there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a Darkside." This 30-minute horror/fantasy anthology series follows in the vein of The Twilight Zone. Each week presents another standalone story of horror fantasy, and/or science fiction. Some episodes are gruesome, a few are of a lighter comedic style. Like many such shows, Tales... adapted the work of famous genre authors of the period such as Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. Many episodes also featured veteran actors of the 40's and 50's that saw very little work in their later years. "The Darkside is always there waiting for us to enter; waiting to enter us. Until next time, try to enjoy the daylight." Read More



Episode 20: Basher Malone
Episode 19: Barter
Episode 18: Hush
Episode 17: Going Native
Episode 16: Family Reunion
Episode 15: Do Not Open This Box
Episode 14: The Cutty Black Sow
Episode 13: The Apprentice
Episode 12: The Deal
Episode 11: Love Hungry
Episode 10: Payment Overdue
Episode 9: Sorry, Right Number
Episode 8: Seymourlama
Episode 7: The Yattering and Jack
Episode 6: The Grave Robber
Episode 5: No Strings
Episode 4: The Moth
Episode 3: The Spirit Photographer
Episode 2: Mary, Mary
Episode 1: Beetles
Episode 22: The Enormous Radio
Episode 21: Let the Games Begin
Episode 20: The Swap
Episode 19: The Social Climber
Episode 18: Auld Acquaintances
Episode 17: Everybody Needs a Little Love
Episode 16: Red Leader
Episode 15: My Own Place
Episode 14: My Ghostwriter - The Vampire
Episode 13: The Milkman Cometh
Episode 12: Miss May Dusa
Episode 11: Seasons of Belief
Episode 10: Deliver Us from Goodness
Episode 9: Baker's Dozen
Episode 8: A Serpent's Tooth
Episode 7: Heretic
Episode 6: Black Widows
Episode 5: The Geezenstacks
Episode 4: Florence Bravo
Episode 3: The Bitterest Pill
Episode 2: I Can't Help Saying Goodbye
Episode 1: The Circus
Episode 24: The Casavin Curse
Episode 23: Fear of Floating
Episode 22: The Unhappy Medium
Episode 21: Strange Love
Episode 20: A Choice of Dreams
Episode 19: The Last Car
Episode 18: The Old Soft Shoe
Episode 17: The Shrine
Episode 16: Printer's Devil
Episode 15: A New Lease On Life
Episode 14: Dream Girl
Episode 13: Comet Watch
Episode 12: Monsters in My Room
Episode 11: Effect and Cause
Episode 10: Ursa Minor
Episode 9: The Trouble with Mary Jane
Episode 8: Distant Signals
Episode 7: The Devil's Advocate
Episode 6: The Satanic Piano
Episode 5: Halloween Candy
Episode 4: Parlour Floor Front
Episode 3: Ring Around the Redhead
Episode 2: Lifebomb
Episode 1: The Impressionist
Episode 23: The False Prophet
Episode 22: Grandma's Last Wish
Episode 21: Bigalow's Last Smoke
Episode 20: It All Comes Out in the Wash
Episode 19: Levitation
Episode 18: If the Shoes Fit...
Episode 17: Madness Room
Episode 16: The Tear Collector
Episode 15: Answer Me
Episode 14: Snip, Snip
Episode 13: Anniversary Dinner
Episode 12: In the Cards
Episode 11: All a Clone by the Telephone
Episode 10: Djinn, No Chaser
Episode 9: A Case of the Stubborns
Episode 8: The Word Processor of the Gods
Episode 7: Inside the Closet
Episode 6: Slippage
Episode 5: Mookie and Pookie
Episode 4: The Odds
Episode 3: Pain Killer
Episode 2: I'll Give You a Million
Episode 1: The New Man