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Stephen King's Golden Tales (1985)

Compilation of five horror stories from _"Tales from the Darkside" (1983)_ that takes the viewer into the dark world of vampires, cursed objects and sinister humor. Despite the title, only the final story is by Stephen King.


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Credited cast:
Miranda Beeson Miranda Beeson ... Belinda (segment "The Word Processor of the Gods")
Bill Cain Bill Cain ... Tom Nordhoff (segment "The Word Processor of the Gods")
Jeff Conaway ... Peter Prentice (segment "My Ghostwriter - The Vampire")
Marcia Cross ... Marie Alcott (segment "Strange Love")
Bruce Davison ... Richard Hagstrom (segment "The Word Processor of the Gods")
Paul Dooley ... Chester Caruso (segment "The Old Soft Shoe")
Roy Dotrice ... Vampire Count Jeffrey Draco (segment "My Ghostwriter - The Vampire")
Patrick Farrelly ... Sheriff (segment "The Old Soft Shoe")
John Fiedler ... Arthur the Hotel Manager (segment "The Old Soft Shoe")
Fay Gold Fay Gold ... Clarissa Sanderson (segment "Do Not Open This Box")
Eileen Heckart ... Rose Pennywell (segment "Do Not Open This Box")
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Dr. Philip Carrol (segment "Strange Love")
William LeMassena William LeMassena ... Charles Pennywell (segment "Do Not Open This Box")
Jillie Mack ... Jayne (segment "My Ghostwriter - The Vampire")
Kathy McLain Kathy McLain ... Carol (segment "The Old Soft Shoe")


Compilation movie consisting of five episodes from Tales from the Darkside (1983) horror anthology series. In "Do Not Open This Box", a meek inventor and his greedy nagging wife receive by mistake a strange package with a "Do Not Open This Box" warning. The postman arrives to return the package, but the wife refuses to give it to him without some sort of compensation. The postman uses the powers of Hell to try and convince her otherwise. In "My Ghostwriter - The Vampire", in exchange for a sanctuary, a vampire count offers a hack horror writer to tell him his life story which he can then turn into his latest bestseller. In "Strange Love", a doctor makes a house call only to become a slave of a married vampire couple. The vampire wants him dead, but his tantalizingly beautiful vampire wife has other plans for young doctor that do not include her husband. In "The Old Soft Shoe", a married middle-aged traveling salesman thinks he hit the jack pot when a vamp brunette shows up in his ...

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20 October 1993 (Germany) See more »

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From the "Tales from the Darkside" TV series
4 September 2018 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

From the "Tales from the Darkside" TV series

"Stephen King's Golden Tales" is a compilation of five episodes from the "Tales from the Darkside" TV series, of which only one actually is an adaptation of King's story. I have no idea on what basis these episodes are selected because their quality is rather uneven and, as for the entire series, which I recently watched, the average score is somewhere around


Tales from the Darkside (1983-1988)

Few gems mixed with a bunch of nonsense (11 November 2017)

Although there are some real masterpieces, most of it is just mediocre and there are even some episodes that make 20 minutes seem like an eternity. Still, I recommend this show because good ones are worthy of getting through the bad ones to see them.


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