Tales from the Darkside: Season 4, Episode 16

Family Reunion (22 May 1988)

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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.

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Robert Perry
Daniel Terrence Kelly ...
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Marilyn Rockafellow ...
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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.

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Family Reunion
28 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robert Perry(Stephen McHattie)has a major problem on his hands..his son Bobby(Daniel Terrence Kelly)is a werewolf who turns at the fullness of the moon and has escaped numerous times from his room killing innocents in the night. On the run and sweating out Bobby's lycanthrope tendencies, Robert must also deal with his wife, Janice(Patricia Tallman)who is following after them, calling on a professional from an abuse center, Trudy(Marilyn Rockafellow)to assist her in finding them. But, Janice might not be who she appears, and there is indeed a reason why Bobby is going through his lycan transformations..

Tom Savini gets a chance behind to camera thanks to producer George Romero's influence behind the show, Tales from the Darkside. Lots of cool things in this episode for horror/Savini buffs, such as little Bobby's monstrous creations and his reading from Fangoria magazine, posters of Romero movies on Bobby's wall(specifically "Creepshow"), Tallman as the ferocious mother who'd later be cast as the lead heroine in Savini's version of his mentor's "Night of the Living Dead", Stephen McHattie, who'd become a staple in B-movie horror throughout the 90's, and some cool werewolf make-up add much to this particular episode. Creepy little effort from the make-up/gore master.

And, in typical fashion for the show, it ends in a terrifying fashion(ye one can almost find it oddly touching) leaving open the idea of something grave towards others.


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