Tales from the Darkside Episode 13: Anniversary Dinner

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Technical Specs Director: John Strysik Writer: James Houghton Cast: Alice Ghostley, Mario Roccuzzo, Fredrica Duke, Michael Cedar, and Paul Sparer Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 2/3/1985   Overview While preparing for their silver anniversary, Henry and Elinor Colander (Mario Roccuzzo and Alice Ghostley) bemoan the fact that “the children” are no longer present in […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 12: In the Cards

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Technical Specs Director: Ted Gershuny Writer: Ted Gershuny Cast: Dorothy Lyman, Carmen Matthews, Teri Keane, Woody Romoff, Johann Carlo, Rosanna Carter, Arthur Pierce, and Paul Sparer Composer: Tom Pile Air Date: 1/27/1985   Overview In this haunting episode, a fortune teller named Catherine (Dorothy Lyman) makes a living by selling false readings to her customers. […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 11: All a Clone by the Telephone

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Technical Specs Director: Frank De Palma Writer: Haskell Barkin Cast: Harry Anderson, Marcie Barkin, Dick Miller, Tom Newman, David Eastman, Catherine Battistone, and Paul Sparer Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 1/20/1985   Overview Just when struggling screenwriter Leon (Harry Anderson) assumed his luck couldn’t get any worse, an autonomous answering machine develops a will […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 10: Djinn, No Chaser

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Technical Specs Director: Shelley Levinson Writer: Haskell Smith Cast: Charles Levin, Colleen Camp, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nate Esformes, and Paul Sparer Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 1/13/1985   Overview In this ridiculous episode, newlyweds Danny and Connie Squires (Charles Levin and Colleen Camp) purchase a lamp containing the spirit of an uncouth genie (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 9: A Case of the Stubborns

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Technical Specs Director: Jerry Smith Writer: James Houghton Cast: Eddie Bracken, Bill McCutcheon, Tresa Hughes, Christian Slater, Brent Spiner, Barbara Eda-Young, and Paul Sparer Composer: Michael Riesman Air Date: 12/2/1984   Overview While Ma and Jody Tolliver (Barbara Eda-Young and Christian Slater) mourn the loss of Grandpa Titus (Eddie Bracken) over a hot breakfast, the […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 8: The Word Processor of the Gods

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Technical Specs Director: Michael Gornick Writer: Michael McDowell Cast: Bruce Davison, Karen Shallo, Patrick Piccininni, William Cain, Jon Matthews, Miranda Beeson, and Paul Sparer Composers: T. Pile and B. Gordon Air Date: 11/25/1984   Overview In this clever adaptation of a Stephen King story, aspiring writer Richard Hagstrom (Bruce Davison) inherits a special word processor […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 7: Inside the Closet

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Technical Specs Director: Tom Savini Writer: Michael McDowell Cast: Fritz Weaver, Roberta Weiss, and Paul Sparer Composer: Music Sweet Music Air Date: 11/18/1984   Overview After a graduate student named Gail Aynsley (Roberta Weiss) moves in with a creepy professor known as Dr. Fenner (Fritz Weaver), the former character complains about strange noises emanating from […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 6: Slippage

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Technical Specs Director: Michael Gornick Writer: Mark Durand Cast: David Patrick Kelly, Phillip Casnoff, Kerry Armstrong, Harriet Rogers, David Lipman, Ruth Miller, and Paul Sparer Composers: Tom Noonan and Music Sweet Music Air Date: 11/11/1984   Overview In this haunting episode, a graphic designer named Richard Hall (David Patrick Kelly) misses out on a promising […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 5: Mookie and Pookie

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Technical Specs Director: Timna Ranon Writer: Dan Kleinman Cast: Justine Bateman, Tippi Hedren, George Sims, Ron Asher, Neil Kinsella, and Paul Sparer Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 11/4/1984   Overview After a computer expert named Mookie (Ron Asher) passes away, his twin sister Pookie (Justine Bateman) decides to complete a program designed by her […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 4: The Odds

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Technical Specs Director: James Sadwith Writer: James Sadwith Cast: Danny Aiello, Tom Noonan, Robert Weil, Anthony Bishop, William Magerman, Mario Todisco, Michael Quill, Dave Johnson, and Paul Sparer Composer: Tom Noonan Air Date: 10/21/1984   Overview Bill Lacey (Tom Noonan) predicts that Tommy Vale (Danny Aiello), a former rival, will die of natural causes before […]