Tales from the Darkside Episode 44: Strange Love

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General Information Director: Ted Gershuny Writer: Edithe Swensen Cast: Harsh Nayyar, Marcia Cross, Patrick Kilpatrick, and Paul Sparer Composer: Irwin Fisch Air Date: 5/11/1986   Overview In the year 1935, Dr. Philip Carrol (Patrick Kilpatrick) makes a house call for Edmund and Marie Alcott (Harsh Nayyar and Marcia Cross). Complications arise when Edmund, revealed to […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 43: A Choice of Dreams

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General Information Director: Jerry Smith Writer: James Houghton Cast: Abe Vigoda, David Chandler, Ralph Monaco, David Glen, Tracy Kolis, Dominic Chianese, and Paul Sparer Composer: Donald Rubinstein Air Date: 5/4/1986   Overview Jake Corelli (Abe Vigoda), a vile mob boss with tremendous power over others, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Thereafter, Corelli is approached by […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 42: The Last Car

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General Information Director: John Strysik Writer: Michael McDowell Cast: Begoña Plaza, Mary Carver, Louis Guss, Scooter Stevens, Bert Williams, and Paul Sparer Composers: Ken Lauber and Kevin Maloney Air Date: 2/23/1986   Overview Traveling home for Thanksgiving, attractive college student Stacey (Begoña Plaza) boards a train occupied by an old man (Louis Guss), a little […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 41: The Old Soft Shoe

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General Information Director: Richard Friedman Writer: Art Monterastelli Cast: Paul Dooley, John Fiedler, Kathy McLain, Dorothy Parke, Patrick Farrelly, and Paul Sparer Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 2/16/1986   Overview Lingerie salesman Chester “Soft Shoes” Caruso (Paul Dooley) rents a hotel room from Arthur (John Fiedler), a stern but oddball manager. Upon settling down […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 40: The Shrine

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General Information Director: Christopher T. Welch Writer: Jule Selbo Cast: Lorna Luft, Coleen Gray, Virginia Keehne, Janet Wood, Larry Gilman, and Paul Sparer Composers: Ken Lauber and Kevin Maloney Air Date: 2/9/1986   Overview After recovering from a nervous breakdown, Christine Matthews (Lorna Luft) returns home for the first time in years. Christine later discovers […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 39: Printer’s Devil

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General Information Director: John Harrison Writer: John Harrison Cast: Larry Manetti, Charles Knapp, Kate Charleson, Tony Montesian, Michael Freeman, Catherine Battistone, and Paul Sparer Composer: Ken Lauber Air Date: 2/2/1986   Overview Desperate to promote his novels, author Junior P. Harmon (Larry Manetti) responds to an ad from Alex Kellaway (Charles Knapp)—an eccentric, morbidly obese […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 38: A New Lease on Life

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General Information Director: John Strysik Writers: Harvey Jacobs and Michael McDowell Cast: Marie Windsor, Robert Rothman, Ben Frank, Robert Sutton, Patricia Pelham, and Paul Sparer Composer: Ken Lauber Air Date: 1/26/1986   Overview At a bargain price, Archie Fenton (Robert Rothman) rents a room at the St. George apartment block. When his neighbor Helen Tanner […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 37: Dream Girl

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General Information Director: Timna Ranon Writer: Timna Ranon Cast: Carolyn Seymour, Jon Cedar, Lou Cutell, Shannon Kriska, Dawson Mays, Catherine Battistone, and Paul Sparer Composer: Ken Lauber Air Date: 1/19/1986   Overview Along with colleagues Syd Grossinger (Jon Cedar), Joe (Dawson Mays), and Didi (Shannon Kriska), theatre director Andrea Caldwell (Carolyn Seymour) finds herself in […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 36: Comet Watch

General Information Director: Warner Shook Writers: Harvey Jacobs and Jule Selbo Cast: Fritz Weaver, Anthony Heald, Kate McGregor-Stewart, Sarah Rush, and Paul Sparer Composer: Steve Gruskin Air Date: 1/12/1986   Overview While waiting for Halley’s Comet to become visible, meek astronomer Englebert Ames (Anthony Heald) is paid a visit by Edmund Halley (Fritz Weaver) himself. […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 35: Monsters in My Room

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General Information Director: James Sadwith Writer: James Sadwith Cast: Greg Mullavey, Seth Green, Beth McDonald, Elia Braca, Paula Trueman, Leona Cyphers, George Kyle, and Paul Sparer Composer: Ken Mazur Air Date: 12/22/1985   Overview While enduring the taunts of a stepfather named Biff (Greg Mullavey), Timmy (Seth Green) must also confront the demonic creatures residing […]