Tales from the Darkside: Season 2, Episode 15

A New Lease on Life (26 Jan. 1986)

TV Episode  -   -  Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 72 users  
Reviews: 4 user

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 646 titles
created 11 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 806 titles
created 01 Apr 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A New Lease on Life (26 Jan 1986)

A New Lease on Life (26 Jan 1986) on IMDb 7.1/10

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.
« Previous Episode | 39 of 90 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Madame Angler
Robert Rothman ...
Archie Fenton
Ben Frank ...
Al
Robert Sutton ...
Mac
Patricia Pelham ...
Helen Tanner
Paul Sparer ...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 1986 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not a bad episode.

Tales from the Darkside: A New Lease on Life starts as Archie Fenton (Robert Rothman) moves into the St. George's apartment block, at only $200 a month it's the cheapest room in town. Run by eccentric landlady Madame Angler (Marie Windsor) there are several rules tenants must follow including throwing all organic waste down a disposable chute, Archie quickly realises that the rent was so cheap for a reason & that St. George is alive & needs to be fed...

Episode 15 from season 2 this Tales from the Darkside story was directed by John Strysik & after a string of terrible light hearted fantasy themed episodes A New lease on Life could at least be classed a supernatural horror & therefore a step in the right direction. The script Harvey Jacobs & Michael McDowell moves along at a good pace, it only lasts for twenty odd minutes & at least it has horror elements behind it that try to frighten although you would have to be the kind of person who is frightened by their own shadow for A New Lease on Life to even slightly scare you. I also liked the ending too, none of this happy ever after sentimental stuff which is a relief. The whole idea of a living apartment block that needs to be fed & looked after is quite appealing & a novel concept which doesn't wear too thin too quickly.

Like most Tales from the Darkside episodes A New Lease on Life show's what you can do with only a couple of sets & minimal actor's if you have a decent idea. The acting is alright here but nothing special.

A New Lease on Life is at least a horror themed Tales from the Darkside episode which, for me, makes it better than the majority of season two.


6 of 8 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
Top 5 episodes per season Jolly-Jack-Tar
Sad episodes? sportdistant
episode title please help. leighsturgeon0
Discuss A New Lease on Life (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?