Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)

TV Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 3,054 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 17 critic

A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures and creepy, unexplained events.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 27 Feb 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 15 Jul 2014
 
a list of 32 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

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

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1988   1987   1986   1985   1984   1983  
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In anthology style, a child tells three stories of horror to keep from being eaten by a witch.

Director: John Harrison
Stars: Deborah Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An exclusive all-new interstitial content for the first time in 15 years. See the Cryptkeeper take a blast through the past, decomposing the best of the '70s, '80s, '90s and '00s, on his way to welcoming in 2013.

Director: Rhianne Paz Bergado
Stars: John Kassir, Rebekah Brown, Raiya Corsiglia
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
The Twilight Zone (2002–2003)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Piven, Olivia d'Abo
Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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
Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo
The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas
Creepshow 2 (1987)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die.

Director: Michael Gornick
Stars: George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John
The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A modern revival of the classic eponymous 1960s sci-fi horror anthology show. Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, story from one episode continues in a later episode.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross
Creepshow (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau
Monsters (1988–1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.

Stars: John Bolger, Pamela Dean Kelly, Michael J. Anderson
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 »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 September 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Geschichten aus der Schattenwelt  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(92 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Episode 4.19, with its characters named Ruthie, a drum-playing Micky, and "Little Micky," is a thinly-disguised parody of I Love Lucy (1951). See more »

Quotes

[closing narration]
Narrator: The Darkside is always there waiting for us to enter; waiting to enter us. Until next time, try to enjoy the daylight.
See more »

Connections

Spin-off Night Rose: Akhbar's Daughter (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

dark version of the twilight zone
17 September 2001 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This wasn't a bad show, but watching it on a regular basis could leave you with a hollow feeling. The bad guys occassionally won in this very dark series, and I was sometimes repulsed by some images. However, if you were in the right mood, you might find something to enjoy, and I myself actually enjoyed most of the episodes. Some that stand out include one Christmas episode about the "grither," kind of an anti-Santa Claus being; an episode where a grandmother makes a birthday wish, and it comes true in rather painful ways for her other family members; and an episode set in a baker's shop, where an old black lady combines baking cookies with voodoo. Pretty good stuff, just not for the faint-of-heart.


17 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst episode john292
Twilight Zone or Tales From the Darkside? multisyphonfilter
Stories that make no sense guitar_shredder69
Anniversary Dinner borg1005-1
I wonder if this episode was written by a guilty-ridden vegan? dsgraham212002
Sad episodes? sportdistant
Discuss Tales from the Darkside (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?