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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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4   3   2   1  
1988   1987   1986   1985   1984   1983  
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Paul Sparer ...  Narrator 90 episodes, 1983-1988
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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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29 October 1983 (USA)  »

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Geschichten aus der Schattenwelt  »

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1.33 : 1
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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

[opening narration]
Narrator: Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But... there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a Darkside.
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Connections

Referenced in Deep Shock (2003) 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 mixed bag that usually was excellent!
23 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This show was really great, most of the time. Like the original Twilight Zone, it was sometimes horror episodes, sometimes fantasy and sometimes comedy/fantasy. 92 episodes aired, around 70 of them being really great, and the others being stinkers. Since it was on regular TV, it couldn't contain very much language, and the violence was plentiful, but usually mild. The narrator Paul Sparer had a really creepy voice and started and ended the show. The shows were often about ghosts, demons, Satan, monsters and even a boy putting his voice onto a computer. Each episode had a surprise ending, which made it even better. It was often very morbid and could be depressing, but usually wasn't. It was great.

My rating: A. 1984-1988. 30 mins. 6 volumes with 5 episodes on each are available on VHS, and one volume has two.(32 episodes available)


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