Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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The Cutty Black Sow 

Young Jamie receives, and takes seriously, a deathbed warning from his great-grandmother to guard against the legendary Cutty Black Sow.

Director:

Richard Glass

Writers:

Michael McDowell (teleplay), Thomas F. Monteleone (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Huckleberry Fox ... Jamie
Paula Trueman ... Great Grandma
Mary Griffin Mary Griffin ... Gloria (as Mary Alison Griffin)
Timothy Landfield ... Father
Sharon Ullrick ... Mother
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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Young Jamie receives, and takes seriously, a deathbed warning from his great-grandmother to guard against the legendary Cutty Black Sow.

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

The initials for the Cutty Black Sow are CBS. The show aired on the channel CBS. 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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Quite disturbing
30 January 2007 | by awsum_gingerSee all my reviews

I've never really found a lot of the Tales from the Darkside episodes scary, with the exception of this one and a few others (Inside the Closet and Geezenstacks) The plot line is pretty simple. A little boy vows to protect his dying grandmother from a Celtic monster called "The Cutty Black Sow." The visual effects are unsettling, including the surprise-twist ending (I won't bother to spoil anything else.) After seeing it several times, it never ceases to creep me out. I'd highly recommend this, probably my favorite in the entire series along with "The Apprentice," which isn't particularly a scary episode but I just like it.

8 outta 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1988 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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