Tales from the Darkside Episode 75: The Grave Robber

General Information Director: Jeff Schiro Writers: Harvey Jacobs and Donald Wollner Cast: Arnold Stang, Polly Draper, Daren Kelly, Ed Kovens, and Paul Sparer Composer: John Cote Air Date: 11/1/1987   Overview Trapped behind an impenetrable wall, archaeologists Harold (Daren Kelly) and Aileen (Polly Draper) devise a creative plan for escaping the grasp of Ahmed (Ed […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 74: No Strings

Tales from the Darkside No Strings

General Information Director: David Odell Writer: David Odell Cast: T.J. Castronova, Barry Dennen, Cameron Milzer, Brad Fisher, Derek Loughran, John Marzilli, and Paul Sparer Composer: Ken Lauber Air Date: 10/25/1987   Overview After kidnapping a puppeteer named Aldo D (Barry Dennen), mobster Eddie Minelli plans a vile show for his moll Tiffany (Cameron Milzer). Specifically, […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 73: The Moth

Tales from the Darkside The Moth

General Information Director: Jeffrey Wolf Writer: Michael McDowell Cast: Debbie Harry, Jane Manning, and Paul Sparer Composer: Chris Stein Air Date: 10/18/1987   Overview Against the wishes of her mother (Jane Manning), a witch named Sybil (Debbie Harry) reveals an ominous plan while dying in bed. Notably, Sybil intends on capturing her soul and returning […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 72: The Spirit Photographer

Tales from the Darkside The Spirit Photography

General Information Director: Bill Travis Writers: Mark Patrick Carducci and Brian Thomas Jones Cast: Frank Hamilton, Richard Clarke, Terres Unsoeld, and Paul Sparer Composer: Charlie Morrow Air Date: 10/11/1987   Overview Hoping to compel his skeptic friend, Harry Bainbridge (Richard Clarke), to accept the reality of paranormal phenomena, Algernon Colesbury (Frank Hamilton) builds a device […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 71: Mary, Mary

Tales from the Darkside Mary Mary

General Information Director: Katarina Wittich Writer: Jule Selbo Cast: Margaret Whitton, A.C. Weary, Fred Burstein, and Paul Sparer Composer: Pat Irwin Air Date: 10/4/1987   Overview Living in a small apartment, shy photographer Mary Jones (Margaret Whitton) creates a fantasy world of dolls and mannequins. Despite her initial complacency, Mary develops a new set of […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 70: Beetles

Tales from the Darkside Beetles

General Information Director: Frank De Palma Writer: Robert Bloch Cast: Rod McCary, Sirri Murad, Donald MacKechnie, Colm Meaney, Angelo Grisanti, Neil Kinsella, and Paul Sparer Composer: Ken Lauber Air Date: 9/27/1987   Overview After acquiring an Egyptian sarcophagus containing valuable artifacts, archaeologist Arthur Hartley (Rod McCary) begins experiencing strange and paranormal phenomena. Failing to heed […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 69: The Enormous Radio

Tales from the Darkside The Enormous Radio

General Information Director: Bill Travis Writer: Guy Gallo Cast: Christine Estabrook, John Rothman, Kate O’Toole, Peter Webster, Frank Ammirati, Patrick Farrelly, Catherine Gaffican, Chet London, Karen Shallo, Kit Le Fever, Beth Broderick, and Paul Sparer Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 5/17/1987   Overview After purchasing a special radio, housewife Irene (Christine Estabrook) discovers that […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 68: Let the Games Begin

Tales from the Darkside Let the Games Begin

General Information Director: John Lewis Writer: Peter O’Keefe Cast: David Groh, Jane Summerhays, Earl Hindman, Willie Reale, and Paul Sparer Composer: Tom Pile Air Date: 5/10/1987   Overview After a night of heavy drinking, Harry Carson (Earl Hindman) suffers a heart attack and dies in his hotel room. Fighting for possession of Harry’s soul, an […]

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 […]