Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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My Ghostwriter - The Vampire 

Hack horror writer Peter Prentice receives an offer from Vampire Count Jeffrey Draco: nine hundred years of authentic vampire stories to use as material - in exchange for sanctuary in Peter's home.

Director:

Frank De Palma

Writers:

Scott Edelman (story), Peter O'Keefe (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jeff Conaway ... Peter Prentice
Roy Dotrice ... Vampire Count Jeffrey Draco
Jillie Mack ... Jayne
Chi Chi Navarro Chi Chi Navarro ... Carla, Cleaning Lady
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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Hack horror writer Peter Prentice receives an offer from Vampire Count Jeffrey Draco: nine hundred years of authentic vampire stories to use as material - in exchange for sanctuary in Peter's home.

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TV-14
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Goofs

On the back of Peter's novel, the jacket has the "Lorem ipsum" placeholder text around the author's picture. See more »

Connections

Featured in Stephen King's Golden Tales (1985) 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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Learn how to write a novel from hands on experience!
25 July 2008 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This "TFTD" episode titled "My Ghostwriter-The Vampire" was one of the better ones for it's spooky yet campy feel as the episode would take a twist in the end and prove that those who seek greed will pay dearly with the price of blood! Jeff Conaway is Peter a struggling vampire horror novelist writer who's running out of ideas and stories he really needs to make it seem real where the readers will believe more of his stories. His only other hobby is his sleeping around with his tramp and slut type of a girlfriend Jayne(Jillie Mack). Then one night appears an actual Vampire named Draco(Roy Dotrice)who starts to tell him actual stories and tales of the real life vampire way. Soon these details go into his next novel work, and you guessed it bloody success only the greed sets in as the profits don't want to be shared and in the end it proves greed doesn't work. Overall good episode despite it's camp and humor.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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