7.5/10
4,022
30 user 15 critic

Amazing Stories 

Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors make guest appearances.
Reviews
Popularity
2,059 ( 43)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1987   1986   1985  
Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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

Stars: Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, John Marzilli
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
Monsters (1988–1990)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    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
Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet
The Twilight Zone (2002–2003)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This second revival of The Twilight Zone (1959) presents tales of suspense, fantasy, science fiction and horror.

Stars: Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Piven, Olivia d'Abo
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
Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Comedy | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer
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 science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) originally produced by the Master of Suspense himself. His original opening bits are colorized for reuse here.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Assistant to the Boss / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
...
 Mike Malloy / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
...
 Dr. Templeton / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Sharon Spelman ...
 Mom / ... 2 episodes, 1986
...
...
 Detective Watts / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
...
 Eddie / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
...
 George Gershwin / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
...
 Mark / ... 2 episodes, 1986
...
Joshua Rudoy ...
 Billy / ... 2 episodes, 1986
...
 Elmer / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Rick Andosca ...
 Haller / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Gregory Wagrowski ...
 Ben Oltman / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Fredric Cook ...
 Dr. Wittenberg / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
...
 Family Dog / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1987
Arnold Johnson ...
 Johnny / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
...
 Angela / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
...
 Jimmy / ... 2 episodes, 1985
...
 Caretaker / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
...
 Jerry Lane / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
...
 Indian / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Larry Spinak ...
 Arnold Skamp / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
...
 Marshall / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Jonathan Luria ...
 Cameraman / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Ben Kronen ...
 Bald Man / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
...
 Assistant Director / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1986
Lynn Kuratomi ...
 Nurse #2 / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Conrad Dunn ...
 Gas Station Attendant / ... 2 episodes, 1986
Wade Mayer ...
 Airline Representative #2 / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Eve Smith ...
...
 Lady on Train / ... 2 episodes, 1985-1987
Edit

Storyline

Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors make guest appearances.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anthology | See All (1) »

Taglines:

In the extraordinary worlds of Amazing Stories! See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(45 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(1986-1987)| (1985-1986)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rain Phoenix's television series debut, and first acting role. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Amazing Tails 3 (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great series
27 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Spielburg is truly one of our cinematic giants and were so lucky to have him. I remember that he said that he based Raiders Of The Lost Ark on all those cliffhanger movie serials that he saw as a kid. He is like a person with the mind of a genius and the heart of a child. Amazing Stories was his contribution to television and this series has been unfairly forgotten. It should have run longer and I am glad some of the episodes are out on video. It was imaginative and daring just like the movies Speilburg directed. It told different stories every week and used some of our finest actors in the roles. The one that touched my heart the most was one about a man who was a soldier in World War II and came home resented by his little girl. She wandered off in the woods during a picnic and was lost forever. Years later, when the old man's wife is on her deathbed, he hears a knock at the door and he opens it to see his little girl. She has come for her mother and takes her away. This was one of the most moving stories that I have ever seen and it almost brings tears to my eyes thinking of it even now. Some episodes were dramatic and some were funny but the point is that all were masterful and original. Fred Allen once said "No wonder they call tv a medium, nothing on it is ever well done". I think even Fred would have loved Amazing Stories.


16 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Paul Scheer lets us in on a secret in The Disaster Artist and answers your questions. Plus, we explore the origins of midnight movies and take a look at IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch the show