Tales from the Darkside Episode 67: The Swap

Tales from the Darkside The Swap

General Information Director: John Drury Writer: Dick Benner Cast: Charles Ludlam, Maria Manuche, Jim Wlcek, Timothy Jenkins, and Paul Sparer Composer: Tom Pile Air Date: 5/3/1987   Overview Covered in terrible skin lesions, Bubba (Charles Ludlam)—son of a powerful conjuror—discovers that his wife Anna Belle (Maria Manuche) is having an affair with handyman Claude Altoose […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 66: The Social Climber

Tales from the Darkside The Social Climber

General Information Director: Armand Mastroianni Writer: Ellen Sandhaus Cast: Albert Hague, Robert Romanus, Talia Balsalm, Leslie Chain, Irene Roseen, and Paul Sparer Composer: Ken Lauber Air Date: 3/8/1987   Overview While working for a shoemaker named Anthony (Albert Hague), Rob (Robert Romanus)—a dreamer with high aspirations—discovers that he can experience the lives of other people […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 65: Auld Acquaintances

Tales from the Darkside Auld Acquaintances

General Information Director: Richard Friedman Writer: Edithe Swensen Cast: Sally Gracie, Linda Thorson, and Paul Sparer Composer: Michael Karp Air Date: 3/1/1987   Overview While sharing a prison cell, witches Mary Hobbs (Sally Gracie) and Elizabeth Eaton (Linda Thorson) covet a unique talisman for its extraordinary power. Unable to share the item, Mary and Elizabeth […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 64: Everybody Needs a Little Love

Tales from the Darkside Everybody Needs a Little Love

General Information Director: John Sutherland Writer: John Sutherland Cast: Jerry Orbach, Richard Portnow, Phil Lenkowski, Don Peoples, Teresa L. Jones, and Paul Sparer Composer: John Sutherland Air Date: 2/22/1987   Overview Following a recent divorce, a lonely drunk known as Curtis (Richard Portnow) falls in love with a mannequin named Estelle (Teresa L. Jones). Meanwhile, […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 63: Red Leader

Tales from the Darkside Red Leader

General Information Director: John Sutherland Writer: Edithe Swensen Cast: Joe E. Tata, Carmine Caridi, Brioni Farrell, Peter Bromilow, Joseph Della Sorte, and Paul Sparer Composer: Ken Lauber Air Date: 2/15/1987   Overview After the death of his partner Jack Caine (Carmine Caridi), shady businessman Alex Hayes (Joe E. Tata) is offered a position by the […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 62: My Own Place

Tales from the Darkside My Own Place

General Information Director: Ted Gershuny Writers: Ted Gershuny and Perry Lang Cast: Perry Lang, Harsh Nayyar, Nancy Travis, Bina Sharif, Caryn West, and Paul Sparer Composer: Michael Gibbs Air Date: 2/8/1987   Overview Presented with an affordable New York apartment, yuppie Sandy Darhaus (Perry Lang) decides to take the offer immediately. After completing his move, […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 61: My Ghostwriter – The Vampire

Tales from the Darkside My Ghostwriter The Vampire

General Information Director: Frank De Palma Writer: Peter O’Keefe Cast: Jeff Conaway, Roy Dotrice, Jillie Mack, Chi Chi Navarro, and Paul Sparer Composer: Ken Lauber Air Date: 2/1/1987   Overview While writing a trashy horror novel, hack author Peter Prentice (Jeff Conaway) is approached by Count Draco (Roy Dotrice)—a vampire who agrees to share his […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 60: The Milkman Cometh

Tales from the Darkside The Milkman Cometh

General Information Director: John Strysik Writer: Donald Wollner Cast: Robert Forster, Seymour Cassel, Shannon Wilcox, Chad Allen, Barbara Sloane, and Paul Sparer Composers: Ken Lauber and Hilary Bercovici Air Date: 1/25/1987   Overview By writing requests to a mysterious milkman, artist Garry Cooley (Robert Forster) manages to solve his financial woes and cure the infertility […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 59: Miss May Dusa

Tales from the Darkside Miss May Dusa

General Information Director: Richard Blackburn Writer: Richard Blackburn Cast: Sofia Landon, Gary Majchrazak, Yolanda Childress, Steve R. Tracy, and Paul Sparer Composer: Pat Irwin Air Date: 1/18/1987   Overview Returned to life by the actions of a robber (Steve R. Tracy), May Dusa (Sofia Landon)—suffering from amnesia and feeling guilty for turning people into stone—encounters […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 58: Seasons of Belief

Tales from the Darkside Seasons of Belief

General Information Director: Michael McDowell Writer: Michael McDowell Cast: E.G. Marshall, Margaret Klenck, Sky Berdahl, Jenna von Oy, Mark Capri, and Paul Sparer Composer: Michael Gibbs Air Date: 12/29/1986   Overview Bored on Christmas Eve, children Stefa (Jenna von Oy) and Jimbo (Sky Berdahl) demand a story from their mother (Margaret Klenck) and father (E.G. […]