Tales from the Darkside: Season 3, Episode 6

Black Widows (2 Nov. 1986)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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On her wedding night, a young bride learns a secret about the women in her family.


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Mildred Webster
Reverend Joy
Howard Dayton ...
Paul Sparer ...
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On her wedding night, a young bride learns a secret about the women in her family.

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2 November 1986 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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Shocked at seeing Margaret O'Brien as a fat old lady
14 December 2008 | by (Hamilton OHIO) – See all my reviews

I recall this episode from "Tales from the Dark Side" because it starred Margaret O'Brien as a mature Black Widow spider mother. I hadn't seen her in many years and was shocked to see how heavy and old she had become. Some of that was make-up but some of it was due to the passage of time which of course comes to all of us. I remember seeing Margaret O'Brien paper dolls and coloring books and she even had a Capitol Records album where she read "The Three Bears." Then I later saw a few pictures of her where she lost weight and still had that cute smile. The other thing I recall about the episode was where they showed a brief shot of "the bridegroom". His face was a ghastly white (from all the blood sucked out of him" and there was a web like silk over his face. The scene doesn't last that long, but it does leave an impression.

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