Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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Seasons of Belief 

On Christmas Eve, a father ends his two children's boredom by holding them spellbound with a scary story about a fearsome beast known as the Grither.

Director:

Michael McDowell

Writers:

Michael Bishop (story), Michael McDowell
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
E.G. Marshall ... Father
Margaret Klenck Margaret Klenck ... Mom
Sky Berdahl Sky Berdahl ... Jimbo
Jenna von Oÿ ... Stefa (as Jenna von Oy)
Mark Capri ... Uncle Michael
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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On Christmas Eve, a father ends his two children's boredom by holding them spellbound with a scary story about a fearsome beast known as the Grither.

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1986 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

E.G. Marshall was 72 at the time this show was first broadcast. Margaret Klenck, playing his wife, was 11 days short of 34. That's a 38 year difference, which would make more sense if he was playing the children's grandfather. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Michael: [last lines]
Uncle Michael: God in Heaven, what was that?
Stefa: It was the...
Jimbo: NO, DON'T SAY HIS NAME!
Stefa: It wasn't Santa Claus.
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Soundtracks

Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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Clever.
2 August 2006 | by TOMNELSee all my reviews

Guest stars EG Marhsall.

Here we have a really clever plot, that's really scary brought down by horrible child actors. The plot is EG Marshall (from George A. Romero's and Stephen King's Creepshow) and his wife tell their kids a scary story on Christmas Eve of the Grither, a big creature that eats little children. As the story goes on the kid's get more and more scared, and by the end, we learn that the Grither is not a myth. Violent and scary ending works really well to a poorly acted episode written wonderfully. Found on VHS volume 1.

My rating: Great. 22 mins. TV PG V


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