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 […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 126: Living Doll

The Twilight Zone Living Doll

General Information Director: Richard C. Sarafian Writer: Charles Beaumont Cast: Telly Savalas, Mary La Roche, and Tracy Stratford Composer: Bernard Herrmann Air Date: 11/1/1963 Production Code: 2621   Overview When his stepdaughter Christie (Tracy Stratford) brings home a doll named Talky Tina, Erich Streator (Telly Savalas) confronts his wife Annabelle (Mary La Roche) over the […]

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 […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 125: The Last Night of a Jockey

The Twilight Zone The Last Night of a Jockey

General Information Director: Joseph M. Newman Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Mickey Rooney Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 10/25/1963 Production Code: 2616   Overview Banned by the racing commission for his unethical behavior, a diminutive jockey named Grady (Mickey Rooney) begins hearing a familiar voice inside his mind. Confronted by his alter ego, Grady complains […]

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, […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 124: A Kind of a Stopwatch

The Twilight Zone A Kind of a Stopwatch

General Information Director: John Rich Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Richard Erdman, Herbie Faye, Leon Belasco, Doris Singleton, Roy Roberts, Richard Wessel, Ray Kellog, and Ken Drake Composer: Van Cleave Air Date: 10/18/1963 Production Code: 2609   Overview While visiting a bar one evening, the insufferable Patrick McNulty (Richard Erdman) is given a stopwatch that can […]

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 […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 123: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

The Twilight Zone Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

General Information Director: Richard Donner Writer: Richard Matheson Cast: William Shatner, Christine White, Edward Kemmer, and Asa Maynor Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 10/11/1963 Production Code: 2605   Overview After recovering from a mental breakdown, salesman Bob Wilson (William Shatner) travels with his wife Julia (Christine White) via airplane. When a gremlin lands on […]