Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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The Spirit Photographer 

A man invents a camera which can make ghosts disappear and use it in a room haunted by a violent spirit.

Director:

Bill Travis
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Frank Hamilton ... Algernon Colesbury
Richard Clarke Richard Clarke ... Harry Bainbridge
Terres Unsoeld Terres Unsoeld ... Lenore
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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A man invents a camera which can make ghosts disappear and use it in a room haunted by a violent spirit.

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TV-14
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Goofs

When Algernon uses the Ouija by himself, he moves the planchette and makes the tip point at the letters. The accepted way of reading the letters is to look at the letter through the lens that is in the middle of the planchette. 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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Photographing ghosts
25 June 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

As an episode of the TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE TV series, THE SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHER manages to summon up a little of the appropriately spooky atmosphere here and there. The story involves a paranormal investigator who purchases a house with a haunted reputation. His goal is to get some photographs of actual ghosts, but of course there's a twist in the tale.

Like most episodes of this show, not a lot actually happens during the running time, at least until the end, which you can put down to a lack of budget and the limited imagination of the scriptwriter. Saying that, this is still better than many other episodes, as it actually features ghosts (in a few effective scenes) and has some creepy bits here and there. It's also a little more original than most, which gives it some charm.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1987 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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