Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)

TV Series  -   -  Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 2,336 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 15 critic

Each episode of this TV series depicts a short, strange tale...with a twist! With eerie stories vaguely reminiscent of 'The Twilight Zone,' viewers learn to appreciate that things are often... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 27 Aug 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 03 Nov 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)

Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tales from the Darkside.

User Polls

Season:

4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Year:

1988 | 1987 | 1986 | 1985 | 1984 | 1983
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

Director: Chuck Russell
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may know the way to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, Lisa Wilcox
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

Director: Stan Winston
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Hopkins
Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Kelly Jo Minter
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Freddy Krueger returns once again to haunt both the dreams of his daughter and Springwood's last surviving teenager.

Director: Rachel Talalay
Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.

Director: Brian Gibson
Stars: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke
Freddy's Nightmares (1988–1990)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Freddy, the dream serial-killer, hosts this anthology of stories set in Springwood.

Stars: Robert Englund, Todd Allen, Sandahl Bergman
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Part three of the "Three Mothers" trilogy which takes place in Rome and has to do with Mater Lachrymarum (The Third Mother).

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Asia Argento, Cristian Solimeno, Adam James
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him to continue his murdering in the real world.

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers
Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Family | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A collection of children's horror stories by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones
The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Paul Sparer ...
 Narrator (90 episodes, 1983-1988)
Edit

Storyline

Each episode of this TV series depicts a short, strange tale...with a twist! With eerie stories vaguely reminiscent of 'The Twilight Zone,' viewers learn to appreciate that things are often not as they seem. The usual plot formula is comprised of an initial normal, mundane situation that gradually begins to get off-kilter, with suspense building up to the final, chilling, surprise conclusion. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tales from the Darkside  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(92 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Famed horror writer Stephen King contributed two stories to the series: "Word Processor of the Gods" and "Sorry, Right Number." Both have subsequently been reprinted in the author's anthology works. See more »

Quotes

[opening narration]
Narrator: 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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

great series..worth watching at least once a week!
31 March 2003 | by (RHODE ISLAND) – See all my reviews

Although I was in my early teens when I watched tales from the darkside, if left an impression on me. As a matter of fact, I still remember the first TFDS episode. The Halloween episode in which a rich old, whom everone in the town owns money to, has fun with his debtor's children by making them search for the outstanding notes in his creepy mansion. If a child found the outstanding-notes, that families debts would be wiped off. Of course, none of the children every found them...running out of the house scared out of their minds....until a real witch shows up! Needless to say, the old miser is paid a visit by the devil himself! I still rmemeber it to this day. Anyway, TFDS has dozens of episodes with eerie endings. If you like the late 80's tv series MONSTERS, you would also enjoy "tales from the darkside". It is just too bad that they don't show it any more....


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Stories that make no sense guitar_shredder69
Top 5 Scariest Episodes DylanRitemyer
What a jerk. mcbunn
Sad episodes? sportdistant
Top 5 episodes per season Jolly-Jack-Tar
episode title please help. leighsturgeon0
Discuss Tales from the Darkside (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?