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.

Tales from the Darkside is a horror tv series produced by George A. Romero. The series originally aired from 1983 to 1988. Each
episode is approximately 25 minutes in length. The series ran for 90 episodes, the final episode airing on July 24, 1988. Every episode
is an individual story, usually ending with a plot twist. The series spans many genres; horror, science fiction, comedy and fantasy.

The series has a haunting opening and closing theme, similar to the Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. This can be referenced below:-

 

Many of the episodes from the series were written by or adapted from the works of many authors. Stephen King, Frederik Pohl, Clive Barker, Robert Bloch were just some of the authors who had a hand in writing many of the episodes.

This site contains synopses of all the episodes in the series.

 

The dark side is always there, waiting for us to enter, waiting to enter us.
Until next time, try to enjoy the daylight.

 

Pilot: Trick or Treat

Airdate: 29 October 1983

Trick or Treat - Tales from the Darkside A rich and spiteful old man offers trick-or-treaters the opportunity to search his house for their parents’ mortgages. In
the process of searching, he scares them with animatronic spirits. The tables are about to be turned on him!

Main Cast: Barnard Hughes, Max Wright

1. The New Man

Airdate: 30 September 1984

The New Man - Tales from the Darkside Recovering alcoholic Alan Coombs is approached by a young boy called Jerry who claims to be his son. When Alan gets
home from work that day, Jerry is there, and Alan’s wife and other son recognise him as part of the family. Just who
is Jerry?

Main Cast: Vic Tayback, Chris Herbert, Kelly Jean Peters

2. I’ll Give You a Million’

Airdate: 7 October 1984

I'll Give You a Million - Tales from the Darkside Millionaire Duncan Williams convinces his friend, Jack Blaine, to sell his eternal soul for a million dollars. When Jack
finds that he is dying, he returns to reclaim the goods.

Main Cast: Keenan Wynn,, Michael Freeman, George Petrie

3. Pain Killer

Airdate: 14 October 1984

Pain Killer - Tales from the Darkside Harvey Turman not only suffers from excruciating pain, but he also has to suffer the constant nagging from his wife, Nadine. Dr.
Roebuck finds nothing physically wrong with Harvey and suggests that his problem is caused by his anger towards his wife. He
prescribes a drastic cure.

Main Cast: Farley Granger, Peggy Cass, Lou Jacobi

4. The Odds

Airdate: 21 October 1984

The Odds - Tales from the Darkside Bookie Tom Vale never refuses a bet. Punter Bill Lacey, a man who bets only on longshots and wins each time, makes a
wager on the exact time of Vale’s natural death.

Main Cast: Danny Aiello, Tom Noonan

5. Mookie and Pookie

Airdate: 4 November 1984

Mookie and Pookie - Tales from the Darkside A teenage girl meets with disbelief when she discovers that her recently deceased twin brother’s spirit is inhabiting
her computer.

Main Cast: Justine Bateman, Tippi Hedren

6. Slippage

Airdate: 11 November 1984

Slippage - Tales from the Darkside Graphic designer Richard Hall discovers that he is literally slipping out of existence.

Main Cast: David Patrick Kelly, Philip Casnoff

7. Inside the Closet

Airdate: 21 November 1984

Inside the Closet - Tales from the Darkside Something is scurrying around in the closet of the room that Gail Aynsley has rented from a veterinary school dean. Gail
is determined to find out what it is.

Main Cast: Roberta Weiss, Fritz Weaver

8. The Word Processor of the Gods

Airdate: 25 November 1984

The Word Processor of the Gods - Tales from the Darkside Struggling writer Richard Hagstrom receives a gift from his nephew, Jonathan, just before he dies in an accident. It is a word processor with amazing powers. Everything that
he types into it becomes real.

Main Cast: Bruce Davison, Karen Shallo

9. A Case of the Stubborns

Airdate: 2 December 1984

A Case of the Stubborns - Tales from the Darkside A mother and son sit down to breakfast. The night before grandpa passed away. Just then, cantankerous old grandpa shows up too and
is shocked to see that no plate has been set up for him.

Main Cast: Christian Slater, Eddie Bracken

10. Djinn, No Chaser

Airdate: 13 January 1985

Djinn, No Chaser - Tales from the Darkside A married couple discover a lamp which holds a genie. The genie is extremely annoyed at being trapped in the lamp for thousands of years,
and besets the couple with all manner of problems. The wife finds a simple solution to the predicament.

Main Cast: Charles Levin, Colleen Camp, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

11. All A Clone by the Telephone

Airdate: 20 January 1985

All A Clone by the Telephone - Tales from the Darkside Failed Tv screenwriter Leon is helped out by an answering machine with a will of its own. It gradually begins to take
over his life.

Main Cast: Harry Anderson, Marcie Barkin

12. In the Cards

Airdate: 27 January 1985

In the Cards - Tales from the Darkside Soft-hearted Tarot reader Catherine makes a living by only giving out good predictions. She finds herself stuck with a new
deck of cards that makes bad predictions come true.

Main Cast: Dorothy Lyman, Carmen Mathews

13. Anniversary Dinner

Airdate: 3 February 1985

Anniversary Dinner - Tales from the Darkside Henry and Elin Colander are preparing to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They invite Sybil, who has just broken up with
her boyfriend, to their special dinner. Unfortunately for Sybil, they plan on serving a particularly revolting dish.

Main Cast: Fredrica Duke, Mario Roccuzzo, Alice Ghostley

14. Snip, Snip

Airdate: 10 February 1985

Snip, Snip- Tales from the Darkside A warlock is mad when he narrowly misses the lottery numbers. He is even madder when he discovers that his hairdresser neighbour has
matched all the numbers. The two engage in a battle of wits.

Main Cast: Carol Kane, Bud Cort

15. Answer Me

Airdate: 17 February 1985

Answer Me - Tales from the Darkside A washed up actress is living in an apartment provided by an old friend. She soon becomes bothered by a constantly ringing telephone
from the next door apartment, which is odd as the dwelling is unoccupied and the former occupants have been dead for many years.

Main Cast: Jean Marsh

16. The Tear Collector

Airdate: 24 February 1985

The Tear Collector - Tales from the Darkside Prudence is a sensitive woman who cannot stop herself from crying. She meets Ambrose, a psychiatrist, who has the
strange hobby of collecting peoples’ tears.

Main Cast: Jessica Harper, Victor Garber

17. The Madness Room

Airdate: 5 May 1985

The Madness Room - Tales from the Darkside An old rich man with heart trouble, his wife and a visitor called Richard play with a Ouija board. The board tells them
about a secret room behind the wall where a murder took place.

Main Cast: Stuart Whitman, Nick Benedict, Therese Pare

18. If the Shoes Fit

Airdate: 12 May 1985

If the Shoes Fit - Tales from the Darkside Politician Bo Gumbs believes that politics is nothing but entertainment. He shows his true colours graphically during
the campaign.

Main Cast: Dick Shawn, Harry Goz

19. Levitation

Airdate: 19 May 1985

Levitation - Tales from the Darkside Circus magician Kharma is goaded by two hecklers into reviving his famous wireless levitation trick. He abandoned it
years ago for a good reason, it went horribly wrong!

Main Cast: Joe Turkel, Brad Cowgill,

20. It All Comes Out in the Wash

Airdate: 26 May 1985

It All Comes Out in the wash - Tales from the Darkside Real estate developer Carl Gropper visits a chinese laundromat which offers the chance to wash away all of the client’s sins.

Main Cast: Vince Edwards, James Hong

21. Bigalow’s Last Smoke

Airdate: 9 June 1985

Bigalow's Last Smoke - Tales from the Darkside Chain smoker Bigalow is driven to the brink of insanity when a mysterious figure appears on the television and insists that he
quits his terrible vice.

Main Cast: Richard Romanus, Sam Anderson

22. Grandma’s Last Wish

Airdate: 16 June 1985

Grandma's Last Wish - Tales from the Darkside An elderly woman, who is about to be commited to the Tranquil Gardens retirement home, is given one last wish which shows
her unsympathetic family what it is like to get old.

Main Cast: Jane Connell, Paul Avery, Kate McGregor-Stewart

23. The False Prophet

Airdate: 4 August 1985

The False Prophet - Tales from the Darkside On the advice of a fortune-telling machine, a young woman travels to Texas by bus. Before she reaches her destination, she comes
across another machine which gives her conflicting advice.

Main Cast: Ronee Blakly, Justine Deas

1. The Impressionist

Airdate: 26 September 1985

The Impressionist - Tales from the Darkside The government want to communicate with an alien who holds the secret to nuclear fusion. A nightclub impressionist
is blackmailed into helping them.

Main Cast: Chuck McGann, Bobby Di Cicco, Jack Andreozzi

2. Lifebomb

Airdate: 6 October 1985

Lifebomb - Tales from the Darkside A special medical firm, ‘Lifebomb’, implants a device in Ben Martin, a rich businessman. It will allow him to live
forever. It soon becomes clear to him that there are some things worse than death.

Main Cast: Bill Macy, Robert Riesel, Samantha Harper

3. Ring Around the Redhead

Airdate: 13 October 1985

Ring Around the Redhead - Tales from the Darkside Billy Malone, a death row inmate, relates to a journalist of how he survived an earthquake and discovered a portal
to another dimension out of which popped Keena, a young redhead.

Main Cast: John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller

4. Parlour Floor Front

Airdate: 20 October 1985

Parlour Floor Front - Tales from the Darkside A young married couple learns that their tenant is a practitioner of voodoo. The wife attempts to drive the tenant out
of the building after bad things start to happen.

Main Cast: Adolph Caesar, Rosetta LeNoire, Donna Bullock

5. Halloween Candy

Airdate: 27 October 1985

Halloween Candy - Tales from the Darkside Mr. Killup is a nasty old misanthropic man who uses Halloween to torment trick-or-treating children. He gets his comeuppance when
he is visited by a terrifying goblin demanding candy.

Main Cast: Roy Poole, Tim Choate, David Varnay

6. The Satanic Piano

Airdate: 3 November 1985

The Satanic Piano - Tales from the Darkside Pete Bancroft, a struggling composer, is contacted by a strange man who believes that his invention, a piano that can read minds, may
be able to help Bancroft in his career.

Main Cast: Michael Warren, Lisa Bonet, Philip Roth

7. The Devil’s Advocate

Airdate: 10 November 1985

The Devil's Advocate - Tales from the Darkside A hate-filled radio host gets multiple calls telling him that he’s dead. He then discovers that the door to his studio has
disappeared.

Main Cast: Jerry Stiller, Todd Oleson, Patrick Farrelly

8. Distant Signals

Airdate: 17 November 1985

Distant Signals - Tales from the Darkside A mysterious investor approaches a director and asks him to complete a short-run television series that was cancelled
20 years ago.

Main Cast: Darren McGavin, Lenny von Dohlen, David Margulies

9. The Trouble with Mary Jane

Airdate: 11 November 1985

The Trouble with Mary Jane - Tales from the Darkside Two occultists have a devil of a time when they are offered $50,000 to rid young Mary Jane of the demons possessing her.

Main Cast: Phyllis Diller, Lawrence Tierney, Anita Dangler

10. Ursa Minor

Airdate: 1 December 1985

Ursa Minor - Tales from the Darkside A little girl is not believed when she tells her parents that her teddy bear is responsible for the various pranks happening
in the house. They start to believe her when they find giant claw marks and disturbing sounds during the night. The girl’s
mother destroys the teddy bear, but she is about to pay for her actions.

Main Cast: Marilyn Jones, Timothy Carhart, Jamie Ohar

11. Effect and Cause

Airdate: 8 December 1985

Effect and Cause - Tales from the Darkside Kate Collins, an artist, is afraid to paint over her old canvasses because she thinks that it will bring her
bad Karma. She comes to the realisation that she has the power to change reality.

Main Cast: Susan Strasberg, Ben Marley, Judith-Marie Bergan

12. Monsters in My Room

Airdate: 22 December 1985

Monsters in My Room - Tales from the Darkside Timmy finds monsters in his bedroom, and this greatly complicates the already fractious relationship that he has with his stepfather.

Main Cast: Greg Mullavey, Seth Green, Beth McDonald

13. Comet Watch

Airdate: 30 September 1985

Comet Watch - Tales from the Darkside While innocently watching Halley’s comet, Astronomer Englebert Ames gets the shock of his life when sir Edmond Halley
turns up.

Main Cast: Fritz Weaver, Anthony Heald, Kate McGregor-Stewart

14. Dream Girl

Airdate: 7 October 1985

Dream Girl - Tales from the Darkside A theactrical director and her co-workers find out that all the world’s a stage when they are trapped in a place dreamt up by
a meek stagehand.

Main Cast: Carolyn Seymour, Jon Cedar, Lou cutell

15. A New Lease on Life

Airdate: 26 January 1986

A New Lease on Life - Tales from the Darkside After finding an inexpensive apartment with all the mod-cons, the tenant discovers that there is something living
underneath it.

Main Cast: Marie Windsor, Robert Rothman, Ben Frank

16. Printer’s Devil

Airdate: 2 February 1986

Printer's Devil - Tales from the Darkside A literary agent convinces a writer to sacrifice animals to make his novels a success.

Main Cast: Lrry Manetti,Charles Knapp, Kate Charleson

17. The Shrine

Airdate: 9 February 1986

The Shrine - Tales from the Darkside Returning home, Christine, a young woman, finds herself in a battle for her mother’s affections with Chrissie, an idealised
younger version of herself.

Main Cast: Lorna Luft, Coleen Gray, Virginya Keehne

18. The Old Soft Shoe

Airdate: 16 February 1986

The Old Soft Shoe - Tales from the Darkside Chester Caruso, a lingerie salesman, makes a play for a woman in a motel. Later, he wakes up in his room with a different woman
clad in lingerie calling him Harry.

Main Cast: Paul Dooley, John Fiedler, Kathy McLain

19. The Last Car

Airdate: 23 February 1986

The Last Car - Tales from the Darkside Stacey, journeying home for thanksgiving, has the ride of her life when she boards a train full of odd characters.

Main Cast: Begona Plaza, Mary Carver, Louis Guss

20. A Choice of Dreams

Airdate: 4 May 1986

A Choice of Dreams - Tales from the Darkside A mob boss, who has terminal cancer, accepts a man’s offer of choice of dreams after death. The price is
ten million dollars.

Main Cast: Abe Vigoda, David Chandler, Ralph Monaco

21. Strange Love

Airdate: 11 May 1986

Strange Love - Tales from the Darkside When Dr. Carrol makes a late-night house call, he discovers that his injured patient and her husband don’t want
him to leave.

Main Cast: Harsh Nayyar, Patrick Kilpatrick

22. The Unhappy Medium

Airdate: 18 May 1986

The Unhappy Medium - Tales from the Darkside Attending the reading of a deceased preacher’s will, his family discover that they have been left nothing. On a
videotape, he tells them that he will send them a sign.

Main Cast: Connie Stevens, Carolyn Ann Clark, Richard Kuhlman

23. Fear of Floating

Airdate: 23 May 1986

Fear of Floating - Tales from the Darkside A man finds that he levitates every time he lies.

Main Cast: Sherman Howard, Anne Lange, Leon Russom

24. The Casavin Curse

Airdate: 13 July 1986

The Casavin Curse - Tales from the Darkside Beautiful woman Gina Casavin is under the spell of a decades-long family curse. Everyone she falls in love with dies
mysteriously.

Main Cast: Joe Cortese, Catherine Parks, Scott Lincoln

1. The Circus

Airdate: 28 September 1986

The Circus - Tales from the Darkside A sceptical investigative journalist who loves to debunk tales of the weird and bizarre, investigates a circus which
exhibits monsters.

Main Cast: William Hickey, Kevin O’Connor, Ed French

2. I Can’t Help Saying Goodbye

Airdate: 5 October 1986

I Can't Help Saying Goodbye - Tales from the Darkside When Karen says ‘goodbye’ to people, they die some time later. Somehow, she can sense their impending deaths.

Main Cast: Brian Benben, Loren Cedar, Alison Sweeney

3. The Bitterest Pill

Airdate: 12 October 1986

The Bitterest Pill - Tales from the Darkside An ill-treated boy comes into the possession of a pill that can increase memory and intelligence when his eccentric
uncle turns up. He uses it to turn the tables on his abusive parents.

Main Cast: Mark Blankfield, Joe Carafello, Catherine Battistone

4. Florence Bravo

Airdate: 19 October 1986

Florence Bravo - Tales from the Darkside When a young couple move into a house where a woman murdered her cheating husband, the past incident starts to repeat itself.

Main Cast: Lori Cardille, David Hayward, Carol Levy

5. The Geezenstacks

Airdate: 26 October 1986

The Geezenstacks - Tales from the Darkside When a little girl comes into the possession of an abandoned dollhouse, the girl’s father notices that whatever happens to the
dolls also happens to their family.

Main Cast: Craig Wasson, Tandy Cronyn, Larry Pine

6. Black Widows

Airdate: 2 November 1986

Black Widows - Tales from the Darkside A dark secret is revealed to a young woman on her wedding night and also explains her mother’s reclusiveness.

Main Cast: Margaret O’Brien, Theresa Saldana, Paul Eiding

7. Heretic

Airdate: 9 November 1986

Heretic - Tales from the Darkside When a wealthy art collector buys a stolen painting from a thief, he soon regrets his purchase when he discovers the
world within the painting.

Main Cast: Robert Blossom, Bruce MacVittie, Michael O’Hare

8. A Serpent’s Tooth

Airdate: 16 November 1986

A Serpent's Tooth - Tales from the Darkside Pearl King finds her children are ungrateful and never listen to her. Her friend, Myron, gives her a serpent’s tooth on a
necklace which gives her the power to make whatever she says come true. Needless to say, things do not go to plan.

Main Cast: Renee Taylor, Louis Quinn, JoAnn Willette

9. Baker’s Dozen

Airdate: 23 November 1986

Baker's Dozen - Tales from the Darkside An elderly cookie baker, Ruby Cuzzins, teams up with Henry Hogan, an ad executive, to profit from her baking skills. She also adds some
voodoo to the mix.

Main Cast: Mabel King, Larry Manetti, Vernon Washington

10. Deliver Us From Goodness

Airdate: 30 November 1986

Deliver Us fro Goodness - Tales from the Darkside Valeria Cantrell decides to start breaking the ten commandments to help get her husband, Julian, elected to the position of mayor
in an Alabama town.

Main Cast: Kaiulani Lee, Mary Louise Wilson, Albert Macklin

11. Seasons of Belief

Airdate: 29 December 1986

Seasons of Belief - Tales from the Darkside On Christmas eve, a father tells his two bored children the scary tale of the ‘Grither’, a fearsome beast.

Main Cast: E.G. Marshall, Margaret Klenck, Sky Berdahl

12. Miss May Dusa

Airdate: 18 January 1987

Miss May Dusa - Tales from the Darkside When a woman with no memory of her past befriends a saxophone player, she slowly uncovers the truth about the accidental deaths she has caused throughout
her life.

Main Cast: Sofia Landon Geier, Gary Majchrazak, Yolanda Childress

13. The Milkman Cometh

Airdate: 25 January 1987

The Milkman Cometh - Tales from the Darkside A mysterious milkman, someone who no-one has even seen, grants wishes to people when they leave a note with their discarded
bottles. When a man’s last wish is fulfilled, he learns the hard way that you should be very careful what you wish for.

Main Cast: Robert Forster, Seymour Cassel, Shannon Wilcox

14. My Ghostwriter – The Vampire

Airdate: 1 February 1987

My Ghostwriter - The Vampire - Tales from the Darkside A frustrated horror novelist strikes a deal with a coffin-dwelling vampire to provide material for his stories. He
pays a very big price for his success.

Main Cast: Jeff Conaway, Roy Dotrice, Jillie Mack

15. My Own Place

Airdate: 8 February 1987

My Own Place - Tales from the Darkside A desperate woman, Laura, attempts to get herself an apartment of her own, but instead she has to take in
Ram, an immigrant from Calcutta. After Ram’s tragic death, she finds that he has left her a frightening inheritance.

Main Cast: Perry lang, Harsh Nayyar, Nancy Travis

16. Red Leader

Airdate: 15 February 1987

Red Leader - Tales from the Darkside A corrupt and wealthy businessman strikes a deal with the Devil that gives him a top position in Hell.

Main Cast: Joe E. Tata, Carmine Caridi, Brioni Farrell

17. Everybody Needs a Little Love

Airdate: 22 February 1987

Everybody Need a Little Love - Tales from the Darkside A lonely, divorced man dotes over a mannequin, and his friend becomes concerned over his mental stability.

Main Cast: Jerry Orbach, Richard Portnow, Philip Lenkowsky

18. Auld Acquaintances

Airdate: 1 March 1987

Auld Acquaintances - Tales from the Darkside Two witches covet a magical talisman, but each cannot be in possession of it all the time, so they take turns owning it down
through the centuries.

Main Cast: Sally Gracie, Linda Thorson, Paul Sparer

19. The Social Climber

Airdate: 8 March 1987

The Social Climber - Tales from the Darkside An assistant shoemaker finds that he can live other people’s lives by just putting on their shoes.

Main Cast: Albert Hague, Robert Romanus, Talia Balsam

20. The Swap

Airdate: 3 May 1987

The Swap - Tales from the Darkside A woman’s plan go awry when she decides to murder her wealthy husband.

Main Cast: Charles Ludlam, Maria Manuche, James Wlcek

21. Let the Games Begin

Airdate: 10 May 1987

Let the Games Begin - Tales from the Darkside When Harry Carson dies from a heart attack in a hotel room, an angel and a devil battle over his immortal soul.

Main Cast: David Groh, Jane Summerhays, Earl Hindman

22. The Enormous Radio

Airdate: 17 May 1987

The Enormous Radio - Tales from the Darkside A new radio allows a couple to hear their neighbour’s private discussions.

Main Cast: Christine Estabrook, John Rothman, Kate O’Toole

1. Beetles

Airdate: 27 September 1987

Beetles - Tales from the Darkside Ignoring a warning, an archaeologist opens a sarcophagus and also unearths a curse.

Main Cast: Rod McCary, Sirri Murad, Donald MacKechnie

2. Mary, Mary

Airdate: 4 October 1987

Mary, Mary - Tales from the Darkside An isolated woman, fearful of the world, turns to her mannequins and dolls for company.

Main Cast: Margaret Whitton, A.C.Weary, Fred Burstein

3. The Spirit Photographer

Airdate: 11 October 1987

The Spirit Photographer - Tales from the Darkside A photographer and inventor is determined to capture the images of spirits on film. He is discouraged by his friend.

Main Cast: Frank Hamilton, Richard Clarke, Terres Unsoeld

4. The Moth

Airdate: 18 October 1987

The Moth - Tales from the Darkside A dying woman is convinced that her soul will be trapped in a moth after her death.

Main Cast: Deborah Harry, Jane Manning, Paul Sparer

5. No Strings

Airdate: 25 October 1987

No Strings - Tales from the Darkside A mobster forces a puppeteer to string up his beaten rival and make him dance, but the tables are about to be turned.

Main Cast: T.J. Castronovo, Barry Dennen, Cameron Milzer

6. The Grave Robber

Airdate: 1 November 1987

The Grave Robber - Tales from the Darkside A treasure hunter end up in a game of strip poker with a mummy.

Main Cast: Arnold Stang, Polly Draper, Daren Kelly

7. The Yattering and Jack

Airdate: 8 November 1987

The Yattering and the Jack - Tales from the Darkside A man becomes plagued by a demon, the Yattering. Strangely, the man refuses to believe that the demon exists.

Main Cast: Phil Fondacaro, Antony Carbone, Thomas Newman

8. Seymourlama

Airdate: 15 November 1987

Seymourlama - Tales from the Darkside Henry & Ellen Strand’s home is visited by some strangers from the Himalayas who claim that their son Seymour
has been chosen to become the Llama of their faraway country Lo Pu after the old one’s demise.

Main Cast: Divine, J.D. Roth, Kathleen Doyle

9. Sorry, Right Number

Airdate: 22 November 1987

Sorry, Right Number - Tales from the Darkside Kate gets a call from a stranger warning of her husband’s death. The problem is that he is still alive, so she ignores
the call. Later, her husband dies after she fails to get him to the hospital on time, and at the funeral Kate finds herself talking to herself on the telephone.

Main Cast: Deborah Harmon, Arthur Taxier, Rhonda Dotson

10. Payment Overdue

Airdate: 14 February 1988

Payment Overdue - Tales from the Darkside A heartless collection agent finds that what goes around comes around.

Main Cast: Maura Swanson, Lewis Arlt, Wanda De Jesus

11. Love Hungry

Airdate: 21 February 1988

Love Hungry - Tales from the Darkside In order to please an old boyfriend from high school, overweight Betsy Cowland receives mysterious weight-loss
products by mail-order. Unfortunately, she finds herself more attached to her food than ever.

Main Cast: Sharon Madden, Larry Gelman, Diana Hale

12. The Deal

Airdate: 28 February 1988

The Deal - Tales from the Darkside Tom Dash is an out-of-luck starving scriptwriter who would give anything to sell a script in Hollywood. Unwittingly, he
makes a deal with the devil and finds that the only way he can break free is by delivering another victim.

Main Cast: Allen Garfield, Barry Whitford, Robert Costanzo

13. The Apprentice

Airdate: 1 May 1988

The Apprentice - Tales from the Darkside College student Sarah McBride accepts a position at a puritan museum that recreates life in 1692 Salem. Magically, she
is transported back in time to work as a near-slave.

Main Cast: Wayne Tippit, Haviland Morris, Katherine Elizabeth Neuman

14. The Cutty Black Sow

Airdate: 8 May 1988

The Cutty Black Sow - Tales from the Darkside A boy is told about the Cutty Black Sow, a Celtic demon that takes the souls of those people who die on All Hallow’s Eve. Today
is Halloween and he must prevent the demon from taking the soul of his dying great-grandmother.

Main Cast: Huckleberry Fox, Paula Trueman, Mary Griffin

15. Do Not Open this Box

Airdate: 15 May 1988

Do Not Open This Box - Tales from the Darkside Charles is a meek and henpecked inventor living with his greedy wife, Rose. The postman brings them a misdirected item. It
is a box with the inscription “Do Not Open This Box”. Later, the postman comes back and tells them that there will be trouble if
he doesn’t get it back.

Main Cast: Eileen Heckart, William LeMassena, Richard B. Shull

16. The Family Reunion

Airdate: 22 May 1988

The Family Reunion - Tales from the Darkside Young mother Janice tells her social worker, Trudy, that her husband, Robert, kidnapped their son, Bobby, months ago and hasn’t seen
them since. Trudy agrees to look for the father and son but finds that everything is not what it seems.

Main Cast: Stephen McHattie, Daniel Terrence Kelly, Patricia Tallman

17. Going Native

Airdate: 19 June 1988

Going Native - Tales from the Darkside An alien resembling a normal earthling infiltrates American society to study human nature.

Main Cast: Kim Greist, John Aprea, Cynthia David

18. Hush

Airdate: 10 July 1988

Hush - Tales from the Darkside Buddy and his babysitter play with one of his inventions – a machine which sucks in sounds. It isn’t long until the
machine goes wrong and attempts to suck the life out of everything in the house.

Main Cast: Nile Lanning, Eric Jason, Bonnie Gallup

19. Barter

Airdate: 17 July 1988

Barter - Tales from the Darkside Driven almost to the point of insanity by her son’s constant drumming, a mother strikes a bargain with a alien who is in need of ammonia.

Main Cast: Jack Carter, Jill Jaress, Michael Santiago

20. Basher Malone

Airdate: 24 July 1988

Basher Malone - Tales from the Darkside Basher Malone, a professional wrestler, fights a demon wrestler called Trog summoned up by Tippy Ryan, an unscrupulous promoter.

Main Cast: Vic Tayback, Marie Denn, Marlene Casamento

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