Dying Sybil uses her last hours on Earth to curse her enemies and plan for the afterlife, much to the chagrin of her mother.

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Sybil
Jane Manning ...
Mother
Paul Sparer ...
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Dying Sybil uses her last hours on Earth to curse her enemies and plan for the afterlife, much to the chagrin of her mother.

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18 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Though they call the insect in the episode a moth, it is actually a butterfly. When a moth lands, it rests with its wings lying flat. When most butterflies land, they rest with their wings up, as this insect does. See more »

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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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A star turn in an odd episode
25 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE MOTH is a strange little episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE that's chiefly of interest today for featuring a central performance from Blondie singer Debbie Harry. She plays a dying woman whose witchcraft-practising mother attempts to trap her soul in the form of a moth, but the woman has other ideas.

This is a poorly-written little effort that tries to make the very best of a slim budget that limits the action to just two actors in a single location. Harry is pretty effective, but the same can't be said for Jane Manning as the mother. The narrative feels unfocused and unsatisfying, leaving this one of the lesser episodes of the show.


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