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Tales from the Darkside 

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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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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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The series originally aired as a pilot in October 1983 as "Trick Or Treat" starring Barnard Hughes. Apparently, this was before it became "Tales From The Darkside". The original broadcast wasn't intended as a episode of it until the "Tales From The Darkside" intro was tacked on future repeats of it. See more »

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[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 The Death King (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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great series..worth watching at least once a week!
31 March 2003 | by uboat96See all my reviews

Although I was in my early teens when I watched tales from the darkside, if left an impression on me. As a matter of fact, I still remember the first TFDS episode. The Halloween episode in which a rich old, whom everone in the town owns money to, has fun with his debtor's children by making them search for the outstanding notes in his creepy mansion. If a child found the outstanding-notes, that families debts would be wiped off. Of course, none of the children every found them...running out of the house scared out of their minds....until a real witch shows up! Needless to say, the old miser is paid a visit by the devil himself! I still rmemeber it to this day. Anyway, TFDS has dozens of episodes with eerie endings. If you like the late 80's tv series MONSTERS, you would also enjoy "tales from the darkside". It is just too bad that they don't show it any more....


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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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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