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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

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 »

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 Riverdale: Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside (2017) 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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Scared the crap out of me!
1 June 2012 | by manipoolSee all my reviews

More than the episodes scaring me, the beginning of the show used to. In fact it scared the crap out of me. I think I used to turn it down and wait until the eerie music was over before I'd watch it. I was 22 at the time! This and Tales From The Crypt (which was scarier) were the kind of 80's era kitsch(?) I enjoyed. Not sure which episodes are from which show, but I think this one had the slaves taking over the plantation or mansion something like that? I don't think all of these stories were meant to be taken seriously, but more tongue in cheek. I'm watching "Deliver us from Goodness" right now and it's ridiculous. Anyway it was good fun for the times if you just avoid the really silly or nonsensical episodes.


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