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Tales from the Darkside 

A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures, and creepy, unexplained events.
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1988   1987   1986   1985   1984   1983  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ...  Narrator 90 episodes, 1983-1988
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Storyline

Each episode of this TV series depicts a short, strange tale...with a twist! With eerie stories vaguely reminiscent of 'The Twilight Zone,' viewers learn to appreciate that things are often not as they seem. The usual plot formula is comprised of an initial normal, mundane situation that gradually begins to get off-kilter, with suspense building up to the final, chilling, surprise conclusion. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geschichten aus der Schattenwelt See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(92 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Season four, episode nineteen, "Barter", with its characters named Ruthie, a drum-playing Micky, and "Little Micky", was a thinly-disguised parody of I Love Lucy (1951). See more »

Quotes

[closing narration]
Narrator: The Darkside is always there waiting for us to enter; waiting to enter us. Until next time, try to enjoy the daylight.
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Connections

Referenced in Der Todesking (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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A very well done horror show.
26 July 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite horror shows as it was very watchable and enjoyable. There were many shows of this type during the time it ran and one can say it was probably the inspiration for a couple of the other ones that came on during this time such as "Monsters" and ever the one that Freddy Krueger had as the stories from those two shows I sometimes think came from this one. However, this one was around first and it is the best of the bunch. Granted, the episodes on Tales from the Crypt got a little darker and you could sometimes get lucky and see some nudity this one had by far the better stories. It also had one of the coolest openings of the bunch as well, for it may have been simple it was also effective in telling the viewer that they were on a trip to the darkside. Many good episodes are to be found, one of my favorite involved a woman renting a room in a place or something and there is a hole in the wall and something seems to be living there. I also remember one about some old lady who treated her father horribly and was good at making cookies, but she gets what is coming to her in the end. All in all one of the best horror shows out there.


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