29 October 1983
Town miser Gideon Hackles spends Halloween hiding IOU's in his house, which he then rigs as haunted and invites local kids to search for the IOU's so he can scare them. This year, he gets his comeuppance.
30 September 1984
A reformed alcoholic is visited by his young son. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a young son.
7 October 1984
Wily millionaire Duncan Williams engages his longtime acquaintance Jack Blaine in a cat & mouse game ... by offering Jack one million dollars for his mortal soul.
14 October 1984
Harvey Turman suffers from both back pain and his nagging wife Nadine. Dr. Roebuck finds nothing physically wrong, concludes that the problem is caused by latent anger toward Nadine, & suggests uxoricide to kill ALL Harvey's pain.
Season 1, Episode 4: The Odds21 October 1984
Bookie Tom Vale never refuses a bet. Bettor Bill Lacey only bets long shots and beats impossible odds each time. Lacey's latest bet is that Vale will die of natural causes by 8:00 am tomorrow.
4 November 1984
Mookie and Pookie are twins. Computer whiz Mookie is terminally ill. But not even death can sever the bond that exists between the two siblings when his knowledge of technology follows him into the afterlife.
Season 1, Episode 6: Slippage11 November 1984
When graphic designer Rich Hall fails to receive timely news about the outcome of a job interview, he begins to discover that he is slowly ceasing to exist.
18 November 1984
What is scurrying around inside the closet of the upstairs room that grad student Gail Aynsley rents from veterinary school dean Dr. Fenner? Gail doesn't know, but she is determined to find out and Dr Fenner isn't telling.
25 November 1984
Struggling writer Richard Hagstrom receives an upgraded computer from his computer-whiz nephew Jonathan right before Jonathan dies in an accident. Thanks to Jonathan, this word processor has the power to grant any wish that Richard desires.
2 December 1984
Dressed in black, a very subdued mother and son (Christian Slater, age 15) sit down to breakfast on a hot summer morn, after Grandpa passed away last night in his bed upstairs. But cantankerous Grandpa shows up for breakfast too, lily in the lapel of his best suit, astonished that there's no plate set up for him ! The more folks insist he play dead and dignified, the more persnickety and odoriferous he becomes.
13 January 1985
Mental patient Danny Squires tells his unseen psychiatrist the story of how his wife Connie purchased an old lamp, rubbed it, and brought an ill-tempered genie into their lives.
20 January 1985
The life of failed TV screenwriter Leon is taken over by a voice that emanates from inside his answering machine.
27 January 1985
Soft-hearted Catherine makes a living as a tarot card reader but faces a crisis of conscience in the process.
3 February 1985
Henry and Elinor Colander are preparing to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a special dinner. Hiker Sybil has just broken up with her boyfriend, so they invite her to join them.
Season 1, Episode 14: Snip, Snip10 February 1985
Warlock Abe North and hairdresser Anne MacColl do battle over a winning lottery ticket.
Season 1, Episode 15: Answer Me17 February 1985
Commercial actress Joan Matlin is constantly annoyed by the sound of a ringing phone coming from the apartment next door.
24 February 1985
A young woman who can't stop crying meets a mysterious man who collects tears.
5 May 1985
A wealthy couple finds an extra room in their house with the help of a Ouija board.
12 May 1985
Gubernatorial candidate Bo Gumbs fervently believes that politics is nothing more than entertainment, and he shows his true colors graphically during his campaign.
Season 1, Episode 19: Levitation19 May 1985
Two young hecklers goad once-great circus magician Kharma into reviving his legendary wireless levitation trick, which he abandoned years ago because it went horribly wrong.
26 May 1985
Unsavory real estate developer Carl Gropper pays Chinese laundry man Chow Ting to perform an expensive special service: washing away all of Gropper's sins.
9 June 1985
Chain smoker Frank Bigalow is imprisoned in a simulacrum of his apartment, then forced to quit smoking and punished each time he lights up.
16 June 1985
Given one last wish to enliven her days before she is moved into the Tranquil Gardens retirement home, elderly Grandma sees to it that her self-centered family finds out what it's like to grow old.
4 August 1985
A young woman depends on an astrology machine to help her make all her decisions.
26 September 1985
Nightclub impressionist Spiffy Remo is blackmailed into helping the government establish communication with Hoffgosh, a seemingly hostile alien who holds the secret to nuclear fusion.
Season 2, Episode 2: Lifebomb6 October 1985
A CEO working himself to death receives an offer of a special service designed to keep him alive.
13 October 1985
Death Row inmate Billy Malone tells a journalist of how he survived an earthquake and found a portal to another dimension. Out of that portal popped young Keena, whose ensuing relationship with Billy seals his fate.
20 October 1985
After Linda, a landlady, speaks to her tenant, Mars Gillis, who she wants to move out of the parlour floor front apartment, bad things start happening all over the apartment she and her husband live in, and suspect it's Mars's voodoo.
27 October 1985
Nasty old Mr Killup uses Halloween to taunt kids. This year, he's in for a surprise, from which even his long-suffering son Michael cannot save him.
3 November 1985
Struggling composer Pete Bancroft is contacted by strange Wilson Farber, who has invented a piano that can read minds and may be able to help Bancroft in his career.
10 November 1985
A hate-filled host of a radio call-in shows discovers where his anger and cynicism leads.
17 November 1985
Mr. Smith is a cult follower of the failed 60's TV show MAX PARADISE and approaches Hollywood studio executives about recreating it, despite the reluctance of its now-alcoholic leading man Van Conway.
24 November 1985
Mrs. Nugent enlists the aid of bumbling occult students Jack and Nora Mills to exorcise Aisha Candisha, the demon who is possessing her now-goat-footed daughter Mary Jane. The price? Fifty thousand dollars.
Season 2, Episode 10: Ursa Minor1 December 1985
Richard and Joan's birthday gift for their daughter Susie is a large stuffed teddy bear ... or is it?
8 December 1985
Artist Kate Collins is afraid to recycle her old canvasses by painting over them because she thinks doing so is bad karma. She soon learns that she has the power to change reality.
22 December 1985
Biff doesn't understand children well and winds up at odds with his new wife Helen's young son Timmy, whose life is already complicated by the monsters that Timmy finds in his bedroom.
12 January 1986
An amateur astronomer makes a surprising discovery about Halley's Comet after a young woman falls out of his telescope.
Season 2, Episode 14: Dream Girl19 January 1986
A theatrical director finds herself trapped along with her colleagues in a dreamlike world created by a stagehand.
26 January 1986
Archie Fenton moves into the St. George Apartments, where the lease has caveats: he must take out the trash every night, and he must not hang pictures on the walls. These aren't the only strange things about the St George.
2 February 1986
An author uses animal sacrifices to become successful.
Season 2, Episode 17: The Shrine9 February 1986
Cecilia Matthews has turned her daughter Christine's bedroom into a shrine. But Christine didn't die; she merely suffered a nervous breakdown, has recovered, and is coming for a visit. But there's a new tenant.
16 February 1986
A traveling salesman has a weird date in a motel.
23 February 1986
A young woman taking a train home for Thanksgiving learns that this will be her final ride.
4 May 1986
Mobster Jake Corelli has terminal cancer. A stranger promises him his choice of dreams and power over death. The price is ten million dollars.
11 May 1986
A doctor makes a house call and finds his patients are vampires
18 May 1986
Televangelist Farley Bright, the founder of the Church of the Bright Tomorrow, has died recently. Three greedy relatives gather for the reading of his will. But Farley hasn't finished communicating with them yet.
25 May 1986
At an Army recruiting station in Arizona, Arnold Barker asks for protection from the Cooper's, who are trying to hold him hostage as "The Human Balloon" in their circus. But the Cooper's are nearby and have a different story to tell.
13 July 1986
Beautiful Gina Casavin claims to be under the spell of a decades-old family curse, because everyone with whom she falls in love dies mysteriously.
Season 3, Episode 1: The Circus28 September 1986
Newspaperman Bragg debunks charlatans as a way of "staying sane." His latest quarry is the obscure circus of Dr. Nis. When Bragg visits, Dr. Nis tries to prove its authenticity.
5 October 1986
Asthmatic Max Smith is dating Libby and plans to marry her, until he learns that her sister Karen appears to be able to make people die by touching their faces and saying goodbye.
12 October 1986
Based on a story by renowned sci-fi writer Frederick Pohl. Twelve-year-old Jonathan Bender is mercilessly and cruelly dominated by his callous parents. After Mom wins the lottery in spite of her stupidity, they are assailed by money-seekers, including a very dubious old acquaintance who is now the miraculously clever inventor -- he baldly claims -- of pills that will transform anyone into an unthinkably powerful intellect. When Dad throws him out, scattering the pills on the floor, little Jonathan is assigned the task of cleaning up.
19 October 1986
Dr. David McCall is cheating on his emotionally unstable wife Emily, who is visited by the specter of Florence Bravo, who murdered her own adulterous husband.
26 October 1986
Sam Hummel notices eerie parallels between events in the life of his own family, and events in the lives of his daughter Audrey's dolls, the Geezenstacks.
2 November 1986
On her wedding night, a young bride learns a secret about the women in her family.
Season 3, Episode 7: Heretic9 November 1986
Arrogant art "dealer" Harte buys an expensive 16th century tempera painting from an art fence, then lands in a Court of Inquisition to face judgment for his act.
16 November 1986
Disappointed with her unappreciative children, Pearl King enlists the aid of a serpent's tooth talisman that has potent powers and produces instant results.
23 November 1986
Elderly cookie baker Ruby Cuzzins teams up with ad exec Henry Hogan to profit from her baking skills with a plan that includes greed, spousal abuse, and voodoo.
30 November 1986
Julian Cantrell's bid for mayor in an Alabama town is undermined by his saintly wife Valeria's miraculous behavior. So she decides to change her ways and break the Ten Commandments in order to help Julian get elected.
29 December 1986
On Christmas Eve, a father ends his two children's boredom by holding them spellbound with a scary story about a fearsome beast known as the Grither.
18 January 1987
Jimmy James is playing his saxophone in the New York City subway when he meets an enigmatic woman named May Dusa, who claims to suffer amnesia and to have caused several accidental deaths.
25 January 1987
Ruth Cooley is curious as to the reason why her husband Garry leaves unusual written requests in their mailbox for the mail carrier to fulfill.
1 February 1987
Hack horror writer Peter Prentice receives an offer from Vampire Count Jeffrey Draco: nine hundred years of authentic vampire stories to use as material - in exchange for sanctuary in Peter's home.
18 February 1987
A young man gets a great deal on a New York apartment, then discovers he has a mysterious roommate.
Season 3, Episode 16: Red Leader15 February 1987
A corrupt business man is offered a top position in Hell by the devil.
22 February 1987
A divorced man dotes upon a mannequin.
1 March 1987
Two accused witches covet a talisman for its powers but can't have it all the time. So they agree to take turns keeping it for one year at a time... through the centuries.
8 March 1987
A shoemaker's assistant discovers that he can live other people's lives by putting on their shoes.
Season 3, Episode 20: The Swap3 March 1987
In the Louisiana bayou, loathsome-looking Bubba is the son of an infamous conjure woman. His wife Annabelle is cheating on him with their handsome handyman Claude. But Bubba has a solution to the problem.
10 May 1987
Harry Carson suffers a heart attack and dies in a hotel room, prompting an angel and a devil to battle each other for possession of Harry's soul.
17 May 1987
A new radio lets a couple overhear their neighbors' private conversations.
Season 4, Episode 1: Beetles27 September 1987
Archaeologist Arthur Hartley is accused of stealing expensive artifacts from a museum, is warned of a curse that befalls those who touch the artifacts, but won't be stopped in his quest for wealth.
Season 4, Episode 2: Mary, Mary4 October 1987
A lonely single woman hides behind a mannequin.
11 October 1987
A man invents a camera which can make ghosts disappear and use it in a room haunted by a violent spirit.
Season 4, Episode 4: The Moth18 October 1987
Dying Sybil uses her last hours on Earth to curse her enemies and plan for the afterlife, much to the chagrin of her mother.
Season 4, Episode 5: No Strings25 October 1987
Mobster Eddie Minelli plans a private performance by a famous puppeteer, but with a ghoulish new puppet: the bloody remains of Don Paulie, the man Eddie has just murdered.
1 November 1987
Two grave robbers play strip poker with a mummy.
8 November 1987
Happy-go-lucky salesman Jack Polo receives a yuletide visit from the 3.5-foot-tall Yattering, a snarling horned demon that wants to claim Jack's soul.
15 November 1987
On a bitter cold night, Henry & Ellen Strand's home is visited by exotic Himalayan strangers who claim that son Seymour Strand has been chosen to replace the recently deceased Llama of their faraway country Lo Pu.
22 November 1987
A woman is troubled by a mysterious phone call and tries desperately to help the person on the other end of the line.
14 February 1988
A callous collection agent discovers that she herself has an overdue payment involving Rita Valdez, a client who took drastic steps to end her financial woes.
21 February 1988
Desperate to lose weight in order to please an old boyfriend from high school, compulsive eater Betsy Cowland uses mysterious, and possibly unsafe, products that she receives in the mail.
Season 4, Episode 12: The Deal28 February 1988
Starving screenwriter Tom Dash claims he would give anything to sell a script in Hollywood. His acquaintance Donald has the means to help him give anything.
1 May 1988
College sophomore Sarah McBride accepts a job at Colonial Village, a tourist attraction that recreates Puritan life in 1692 Salem and allows nothing from the 20th century. But things aren't quite what they seem.
8 May 1988
Young Jamie receives, and takes seriously, a deathbed warning from his great grandmother to guard against the legendary Cutty Black Sow.
15 May 1988
Charles is a meek inventor living with his greedy nagging wife Rose. The mail brings them a misdirected box saying "Do Not Open This Box". Then the postman comes looking for it and says there will be Hell to pay if he doesn't get it back.
22 May 1988
Janice Perry claims that her husband Robert has kidnapped their son Bobby, but Robert maintains that the boy needs to be cured of an illness. After all, Bobby hasn't been himself lately.
19 June 1988
An alien on Earth who is studying humans in a therapy group envies them and wants to be one.
Season 4, Episode 18: Hush10 July 1988
On a seemingly "ordinary night", a teenage babysitter, and a young boy, are terrorized by the boy's latest invention, that's gone awry: a "noise eater", which -- in reality -- sucks the life out of its victims!
Season 4, Episode 19: Barter17 July 1988
Harried housewife Ruthie receives a visit from bizarre salesman Klaatzu, whose mechanical device may help her shut out the sound of her son Nicky's constant drum-playing... in a way that Ruthie never imagined.
24 July 1988
Professional wrestler Basher Malone fights Trog, a demon wrestler summoned by unscrupulous promoter Tippy Ryan for a private match in Tippy's gym.
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