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.




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Episode credited cast:
Gail Aynsley
Paul Sparer ...
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Himself - Host (only UK version)


Gail is a university student and houses don't grow on trees; she's thrilled to find the last available housing to be affordable and sanitary and moves into the enormous house of Dr. Fenner (a professor in veterinary medicine). As the days go by though, strange occurrences begin to happen, getting more and more sinister each time. Could it be Dr. Fenner's wife, his supposed daughter? Or maybe whatever it is, it doesn't appreciate having Gail as company in the house. Written by GasmaskProductionsBooks

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18 November 1984 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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"Inside the Closet" Tales from the Darkside-1984
19 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite of all time!! It's only a 30 minute short, but it is so amazing!. There is still so many questions to be answered though. What is the creature? What gave birth to it? And what was the end result of the girl after she was pulled into the closet?? I've watched this episode many times trying to find clues to these questions. The Monster looks to be a cross between Human and ape. Obviously it's albino because it's always in the closet. The Dr. Makes reference to his lost wife, and his daughter out of state??. I wish Romero would explore this more and either make a movie that is longer or a sequel.

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