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Tales from the Darkside 

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A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures, and creepy, unexplained events.
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4   3   2   1  
1988   1987   1986   1985   1984   1983  
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Complete series cast summary:
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ...  Narrator 90 episodes, 1983-1988
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Storyline

Each episode of this TV series depicts a short, strange tale...with a twist! With eerie stories vaguely reminiscent of 'The Twilight Zone,' viewers learn to appreciate that things are often not as they seem. The usual plot formula is comprised of an initial normal, mundane situation that gradually begins to get off-kilter, with suspense building up to the final, chilling, surprise conclusion. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Famed horror writer Stephen King contributed two stories to the series: "Word Processor of the Gods" and "Sorry, Right Number". Both have subsequently been reprinted in the author's anthology works. See more »

Quotes

[closing narration]
Narrator: The Darkside is always there waiting for us to enter; waiting to enter us. Until next time, try to enjoy the daylight.
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Connections

Referenced in The Arrival (1996) See more »

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Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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Scared the crap out of me!
1 June 2012 | by manipoolSee all my reviews

More than the episodes scaring me, the beginning of the show used to. In fact it scared the crap out of me. I think I used to turn it down and wait until the eerie music was over before I'd watch it. I was 22 at the time! This and Tales From The Crypt (which was scarier) were the kind of 80's era kitsch(?) I enjoyed. Not sure which episodes are from which show, but I think this one had the slaves taking over the plantation or mansion something like that? I don't think all of these stories were meant to be taken seriously, but more tongue in cheek. I'm watching "Deliver us from Goodness" right now and it's ridiculous. Anyway it was good fun for the times if you just avoid the really silly or nonsensical episodes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Tales from the Darkside See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(92 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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