A traveling salesman has a ghostly date with an attractive woman in a motel, which turns ominous.

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Chester Caruso
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A traveling salesman has a ghostly date with an attractive woman in a motel, which turns ominous.

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16 February 1986 (USA)  »

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Potential wasted by lacklustre execution
3 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE OLD SOFT SHOE has some potential as an episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE but it's let down by typically weak execution which drags it down and reduces the enjoyment value considerably. There are times when it feels like a Stephen King horror a la THE SHINING but other times when romantic scenes are padded out so that it feels hopelessly lost.

The storyline involves an unlikeable salesman who ends up stopping in the haunted room of a two-bit motel. He meets the ghost of a beautiful woman who proceeds to seduce him, while a fellow guest and the motel's owner get involved in the shenanigans. The performances aren't very good here, and the only thing this has going for it is a great ending.


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