Tales from the Darkside (TV Series 1983–1988) Poster

(1983–1988)

Episode List

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Season 1

29 Oct. 1983
Trick or Treat (Pilot)
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 Sep. 1984
The New Man
A reformed alcoholic is visited by his young son. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a young son.
 
7 Oct. 1984
I'll Give You a Million
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 Oct. 1984
Pain Killer
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.
 
21 Oct. 1984
The Odds
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 Nov. 1984
Mookie and Pookie
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.
 
11 Nov. 1984
Slippage
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 Nov. 1984
Inside the Closet
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 Nov. 1984
The Word Processor of the Gods
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 Dec. 1984
A Case of the Stubborns
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 Jan. 1985
Djinn, No Chaser
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 Jan. 1985
All a Clone by the Telephone
The life of failed TV screenwriter Leon is taken over by a voice that emanates from inside his answering machine.
 
27 Jan. 1985
In the Cards
Soft-hearted Catherine makes a living as a tarot card reader but faces a crisis of conscience in the process.
 
3 Feb. 1985
Anniversary Dinner
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.
 
10 Feb. 1985
Snip, Snip
Warlock Abe North and hairdresser Anne MacColl do battle over a winning lottery ticket.
 
17 Feb. 1985
Answer Me
Commercial actress Joan Matlin is constantly annoyed by the sound of a ringing phone coming from the apartment next door.
 
24 Feb. 1985
The Tear Collector
A young woman who can't stop crying meets a mysterious man who collects tears.
 
5 May 1985
The Madness Room
A wealthy couple finds an extra room in their house with the help of a Ouija board.
 
12 May 1985
If the Shoes Fit...
Gubernatorial candidate Bo Gumbs fervently believes that politics is nothing more than entertainment, and he shows his true colors graphically during his campaign.
 
19 May 1985
Levitation
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
It All Comes Out in the Wash
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 Jun. 1985
Bigalow's Last Smoke
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 Jun. 1985
Grandma's Last Wish
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 Aug. 1985
The False Prophet
A young woman depends on an astrology machine to help her make all her decisions.
 

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