Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories

1985 - 1987, Crime, SciFi
Innovative, scary short films from some of Hollywood's top talent.

Episode Guide

  • Amazing Stories - Miss Stardust (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Miss Stardust

    A beauty contest promoter encounters a space being who demands that his contestants be permitted to compete.

  • Amazing Stories - Moving Day (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    Moving Day

    A teenager (Stephen Geoffreys) learns that his parents (Mary Ellen Trainor, Dennis Lipscomb) are actually visitors from another planet.

  • Amazing Stories - Without Diana (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Without Diana

    Unable to cope with his wife's impending death, a man encounters his daughter who has been dead for 40 years.

  • Amazing Stories - Such Interesting Neighbors (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Such Interesting Neighbors

    A family suspects the bizarre occurrences on its block are linked to unusual neighbors (Adam Ant, Victoria Catlin).

  • Amazing Stories - Gershwin's Trunk (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Gershwin's Trunk

    A composer (Bob Balaban) contacts the spirit of George Gershwin in an effort to deliver a hit musical. With Carrie Fisher and Lainie Kazan.

  • Amazing Stories - Family Dog (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Family Dog

    Animated. A lighthearted look at family life through the eyes of a meek dog. Voices of Stan Freberg, Annie Potts and Mercedes McCambridge.

  • Amazing Stories - 21-Inch Sun (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    21-Inch Sun

    A spider plant raised by TV light scripts a sitcom for its struggling-writer owner (Robert Townsend).

  • Amazing Stories - Blue Man Down (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Blue Man Down

    A police officer (Max Gail) who blames himself for his partner's (Chris Nash) death is rejuvenated by his new partner (Kate O'Neil).

  • Amazing Stories - Lane Change (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Lane Change

    A woman (Kathy Baker) picks up an hitchhiker (Priscilla Pointer) and begins to see glimpses of her past in her windshield.

  • Amazing Stories - Eternal Mind (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Eternal Mind

    A dying scientist transfers his mind to a computer, with unforeseen circumstances. With Jeffrey Jones and Katherine Borowitz.

  • Amazing Stories - What If? (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    What If?

    A neglected 5-year-old (Jake Hart) discovers a new world that offers him an escape from his parents (Clare Kirkconnell, Tom McConnell).

  • Amazing Stories - The Pumpkin Competition (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Pumpkin Competition

    A woman (Polly Holliday) hopes to win a pumpkin contest when she meets a man (J.A. Carver) who has a formula for giant vegetables. With June Lockhart.

  • Amazing Stories - Thanksgiving (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:


    A girl's miserable life is brightened when she starts communicating with "hole people" who live in a well.

  • Amazing Stories - Go to the Head of the Class (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Go to the Head of the Class

    A smitten teen helps a flirty classmate cast a spell over their odious English teacher (Christopher Lloyd).

  • Amazing Stories - Life on Death Row (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Life on Death Row

    Hours before his scheduled execution, a death-row inmate (Patrick Swayze) is given the power to heal. With Hector Elizondo.

  • Amazing Stories - The Greibble (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Greibble

    Alone in her house, a woman encounters a strange furry creature with an appetite for inanimate objects.

  • Amazing Stories - You Gotta Believe Me (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    You Gotta Believe Me

    A man (Charles Durning) desperately tries to alter fate when he experiences a vivid dream of a jet crash.

  • Amazing Stories - Welcome to My Nightmare (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Welcome to My Nightmare

    A horror movie fan (David Hollander) becomes trapped in a scene from the Hitchcock thriller "Psycho." With Robyn Lively and Christina Applegate.

  • Amazing Stories - Magic Saturday (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Magic Saturday

    A boy (Taliesin Jaffe) uses a magic spell to switch bodies with his ailing grandfather (M. Emmet Walsh).

  • Amazing Stories - Miscalculation (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:


    A college student (Jon Cryer) discovers a potion that will allow him to meet the girls of his dreams.

  • Amazing Stories - The Wedding Ring (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Wedding Ring

    A gold ring with magical powers transforms a weary waitress (Rhea Perlman) into a sexy seductress. With Danny DeVito.

  • Amazing Stories - Grandpa's Ghost (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Grandpa's Ghost

    An elderly man dies in his sleep, but continues to stay at home swapping tales with his unsuspecting wife.

  • Amazing Stories - One for the Books (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    One for the Books

    A janitor stuns the scientific world when he begins to speak French and solve complex math equations.

  • Amazing Stories - The Doll (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    The Doll

    A bachelor's (John Lithgow) loveless life takes on new meaning when he buys an exquisitely handcrafted doll.

  • Amazing Stories - Hell Toupee (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Hell Toupee

    An attorney is convinced that a man's toupee caused him to commit three murders.

  • Amazing Stories - Secret Cinema (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Secret Cinema

    A young woman unwittingly has her life story filmed by hidden cameras. With Eve Arden, Griffin Dune and Paul Bartel.

  • Amazing Stories - Mirror, Mirror (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Mirror, Mirror

    A horror novelist finds himself being terrorized by a mysterious hooded figure in his bathroom mirror.

  • Amazing Stories - Dorothy & Ben (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Dorothy & Ben

    A man revived from a 40-year coma shares mental communication with a comatose 7-year-old girl. With Joe Seneca, Lane Smith and Natalie Gregory.

  • Amazing Stories - Boo! (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:


    Sweet old-fashioned ghosts, the Chumskys, try to scare away the sleazy husband and wife that move into their home.

  • Amazing Stories - Gather Ye Acorns (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Gather Ye Acorns

    A young man (Mark Hamill) takes the advice of an ancient tree troll and leaves home to make his fortune.

  • Amazing Stories - One for the Road (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    One for the Road

    A group of 1930s barflies attempts to kill a drunk for his insurance money. With James Cromwell, Joe Pantoliano, Geoffrey Lewis and Royal Dano.

  • Amazing Stories - No Day at the Beach (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    No Day at the Beach

    During World War II, a cowardly soldier unexpectedly becomes a hero when his unit lands on a battle-torn Italian shore.

  • Amazing Stories - The Sitter (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    The Sitter

    A Jamaican baby sitter employs the powers of voodoo to tame two mischievous boys. With Mabel King, Seth Green, Joshua Rudoy and Wendy Phillips.

  • Amazing Stories - Vanessa in the Garden (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Vanessa in the Garden

    An impressionist painter who has lost his wife in a carriage wreck regains her through his art. With Sondra Locke, Harvey Keitel and Beau Bridges.

  • Amazing Stories - Santa '85 (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Santa '85

    Santa Claus is arrested and thrown into a small-town jail by a Scrooge-like sheriff. With Douglas Seale, Pat Hingle and Gabriel Damon.

  • Amazing Stories - Remote Control Man (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Remote Control Man

    A henpecked husband finds solace in an unusual television set with a magic remote control switch. With Richard Simmons, Dirk Benedict, Shawn Weatherly, Barbara Billingsley and Lyle Alzado.

  • Amazing Stories - Guilt Trip (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Guilt Trip

    The emotion Guilt is sent on a vacation cruise, where he falls in love with a most unusual woman. With Dom DeLuise, Loni Anderson, Charles Durning and Charles Nelson Reilly.

  • Amazing Stories - Mister Magic (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Mister Magic

    A once-great magician desperately attempts to regain his former expertise with the help of a magical deck of cards.

  • Amazing Stories - Fine Tuning (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Fine Tuning

    Three teens discover aliens who have been raised on 1950s TV sitcoms. With Milton Berle, Matthew Laberteaux, Gary Riley and Jimmy Gatherum.

  • Amazing Stories - The Amazing Falsworth (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    The Amazing Falsworth

    A nightclub mentalist stumbles across the identity of a strangler. With Gregory Hines and Richard Masur.

  • Amazing Stories - The Mission (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Mission

    Trapped in his aircraft, a World War II gunner awaits a rescue that may never take place. With Kevin Costner, Casey Siemaszko.

  • Amazing Stories - Mummy, Daddy (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Mummy, Daddy

    An actor playing a mummy in a movie causes panic when he leaves the set to be with his wife, who is about to give birth.

  • Amazing Stories - Alamo Jobe (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Alamo Jobe

    A boy delivering a message to the war-torn Alamo finds himself in modern-day Texas. With Kelly Reno, William Boyett, Lurene Tuttle and Richard Young.

  • Amazing Stories - The Main Attraction (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Main Attraction

    A conceited high-school student (John Scott Clough) gets his comeuppance when a meteor crashes into his house. With Lisa Jane Persky.

  • Amazing Stories - Ghost Train (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Ghost Train

    A train enters a family's house to pick up an eager passenger (Roberts Blossom). With Amy Irving, Lukas Haas.