Tales From the Darkside

Tales From the Darkside

1983 - 2010, Crime, Horror
Stories of horror and the supernatural.
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Episode Guide

  • Tales From the Darkside - Basher Malone (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Basher Malone

    A mean trainer pits a good wrestler against a beastly fighter.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Barter (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:


    An alien offers a harried housewife a solution to her frustration.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Hush (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:


    Two children evade a life-eating machine.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Going Native (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Going Native

    An alien arrives on Earth to study human behavior.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Family Reunion (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Family Reunion

    A panic-stricken man runs away with his werewolf son and uncovers a dark family secret.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Do Not Open This Box (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Do Not Open This Box

    A box marked 'Do Not Open' poses a threat when a woman opens it and unknowingly releases a human soul.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Cutty Black Sow (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    The Cutty Black Sow

    Determined to grant his dying great-grandmother's last wishes, a brave boy sets out to save his family's soul from a Halloween demon.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Apprentice (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Apprentice

    A college coed is labeled a witch when she lands a job at a colonial village.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Deal (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    The Deal

    An aspiring screenwriter, discouraged by his inability to sell a script, hopes a pact with the devil will bring him luck.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Love Hungry (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Love Hungry

    An overweight woman receives a bizarre diet kit.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Payment Overdue (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Payment Overdue

    A wicked collection agent drives a gullible woman to suicide.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Sorry, Right Number (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Sorry, Right Number

    A good-hearted woman is terrorized by puzzling phone calls. Written by Stephen King.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Seymourlama (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:


    Two Far East travelers claim a spoiled brat as Lo Pun's next heir to the throne.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Yattering and the Jack (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    The Yattering and the Jack

    A persistent demon torments a man and won't stop until his victim cracks.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Grave Robber (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The Grave Robber

    A guardian mummy is amused by the demise of two treasure hunters.

  • Tales From the Darkside - No Strings (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    No Strings

    An underworld kingpin forces a master puppeteer to participate in a grotesque performance.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Moth (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    The Moth

    A fatally wounded girl (Debbie Harry) asks her mother to help her return from the dead.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Spirit Photographer (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Spirit Photographer

    A photographer goes to great lengths to capture spirits on film.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Mary, Mary (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Mary, Mary

    A photographer withdraws into a world of fantasy to avoid the troubles of reality.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Beetles (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:


    After he desecrates an Egyptian tomb, an archaeologist's hallucinations come to life.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Enormous Radio (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    The Enormous Radio

    An apartment dweller questions her supposedly happy marriage when a special radio exposes the devastated private lives of her neighbors.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Let the Games Begin (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    Let the Games Begin

    After a playboy dies of a heart attack, a devil and an angel compete for his soul.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Swap (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Swap

    A conniving wife's plan to kill her rich husband backfires.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Social Climber (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    The Social Climber

    Magical shoes bring eerie surprises to a shoemaker's apprentice.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Auld Acquaintances (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Auld Acquaintances

    Two feuding witches fight for ownership of a magical cat's paw.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Everybody Needs a Little Love (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Everybody Needs a Little Love

    Murder and mystery surround a divorced man's strange attachment to a mannequin.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Red Leader (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Red Leader

    A shady real estate tycoon is considered a hot prospect by a peculiar executive recruiter.

  • Tales From the Darkside - My Own Place (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    My Own Place

    A young man wants to get rid of an unwanted guest in his Manhattan apartment.

  • Tales From the Darkside - My Ghostwriter -- The Vampire (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    My Ghostwriter -- The Vampire

    A struggling horror novelist works on his next book with the help of a homeless vampire.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Milkman Cometh (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The Milkman Cometh

    A down-on-his-luck commercial artist's (Robert Forster) wishes mysteriously come true.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Miss May Dusa (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Miss May Dusa

    A pawnshop mannequin comes to life and wreaks havoc on those around her.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Seasons of Belief (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Seasons of Belief

    On Christmas Eve, two children listen to their father's (E.G. Marshall) scary tale.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Deliver Us From Goodness (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Deliver Us From Goodness

    A self-sacrificing woman disrupts her family life when she starts performing miracles.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Baker's Dozen (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Baker's Dozen

    A struggling advertising agent (Larry Manetti) believes a powerful -- and deadly -- batch of cookies can bring him fame and fortune.

  • Tales From the Darkside - A Serpent's Tooth (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    A Serpent's Tooth

    A magical serpent's tooth turns against its owner (Renee Taylor).

  • Tales From the Darkside - Heretic (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:


    A mysterious sketch of a 16th-century inquisition causes trouble for a well-heeled art curator.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Black Widows (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Black Widows

    A woman and a spider have much in common.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Geezenstacks (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Geezenstacks

    Bizarre coincidences occur when a little girl receives a dollhouse.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Florence Bravo (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Florence Bravo

    A married couple moves into a home that has a dark, murderous past.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Bitterest Pill (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Bitterest Pill

    A lottery winner is asked to invest in a revolutionary invention that has extraordinary powers.

  • Tales From the Darkside - I Can't Help Saying Goodbye (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    I Can't Help Saying Goodbye

    A little girl foresees the death of family members and friends.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Circus (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Circus

    William Hickey stars as a cynical reporter who visits a horror-filled carnival.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Casavin Curse (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    The Casavin Curse

    A millionairess claims she brutally murdered her boyfriend -- and her cousin is the only person who believes her.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Fear of Floating (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Fear of Floating

    A troubled man (Howard Sherman) possesses a bizarre talent -- he floats in midair every time he lies.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Unhappy Medium (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    The Unhappy Medium

    A deceased preacher's spirit makes a haunting return. Guest: Connie Stevens.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Strange Love (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Strange Love

    A young doctor makes a house call and discovers that his patient is a vampire.

  • Tales From the Darkside - A Choice of Dreams (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    A Choice of Dreams

    Nightmares haunt a dying mobster (Abe Vigoda) who accepts a stranger's (David Chandler) offer of an eternal dream.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Last Car (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    The Last Car

    For a college student heading home for the holidays, a round-trip train ticket turns into a one-way trip of terror.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Old Soft Shoe (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    The Old Soft Shoe

    While staying in a dilapidated motel, a traveling salesman (Paul Dooley) meets an intriguing but dangerous woman (Dorothy Parks).

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Shrine (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Shrine

    A young woman returns home for a visit only to be haunted by a peculiar girl who's living in her old room.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Printer's Devil (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Printer's Devil

    A literary agent (Charles Knapp) hands a gifted writer (Larry Manetti) a bizarre formula for success.

  • Tales From the Darkside - A New Lease on Life (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    A New Lease on Life

    A young man moves into an apartment that later takes on frightening characteristics whenever he breaks the landlady's rules.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Dream Girl (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Dream Girl

    A theatrical director and several of her colleagues find themselves trapped in a stagehand's strange dream.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Comet Watch (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Comet Watch

    Surprises await an amateur astronomer when Halley's comet returns. Fritz Weaver guest stars.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Monsters in My Room (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Monsters in My Room

    A quiet 8-year-old tries to convince his parents that tentacled monsters lurk in his bedroom. Guest star: Greg Mullavey.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Effect and Cause (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Effect and Cause

    Susan Strasberg stars as a woman who is able to anticipate some very strange occurrences.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Ursa Minor (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Ursa Minor

    A 7-year-old girl's teddy bear is anything but cuddly when it starts to take on an eerie life of its own.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Trouble With Mary Jane (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Trouble With Mary Jane

    Two bickering occultists (Phyllis Diller, Lawrence Tierney) could be $50,000 richer -- that is, if they can work together and successfully exorcise a possessed girl.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Distant Signals (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Distant Signals

    With an unusual audience in mind, a mysterious investor revives a television series that was axed 20 years ago. Guest star: Darren McGavin.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Devil's Advocate (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Devil's Advocate

    A radio talk show host (Jerry Stiller) has reason to worry when he receives a string of eerie phone calls.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Satanic Piano (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Satanic Piano

    A bizarre inventor (Phil Roth) helps a pop composer (Michael Warren) who is suffering from a mental block.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Halloween Candy (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Halloween Candy

    After years of boycotting Halloween, an elderly man (Roy Poole) is tormented by a persistent little trick-or-treater who's out to teach him a lesson.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Parlor Floor Front (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Parlor Floor Front

    Horrible incidents plague a young couple in their newly acquired brownstone.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Ring Around the Redhead (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Ring Around the Redhead

    Just before he's strapped into the electric chair, a convicted murderer (John Heard) tells his startling but unbelievable side of the case.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Lifebomb (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:


    A high-pressured executive gets unexpected results when he wears a unique device that's designed to help him survive any medical crisis.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Impressionist (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Impressionist

    A down-and-out impressionist helps government agents communicate with an alien.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The False Prophet (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    The False Prophet

    Heeding the advice of a fortuneteller, a woman from a small Iowa town sets out to find the Sagittarian of her dreams.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Grandma's Last Wish (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Grandma's Last Wish

    Before she moves to a retirement home, a burdensome grandmother teaches her family what it's like to grow old.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Bigalow's Last Smoke (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Bigalow's Last Smoke

    Smoke detectors, flashing lights, shrieking sounds and an ever-present camera all play a part in a psychologist's attempt to make a heavy smoker kick the habit.

  • Tales From the Darkside - It All Comes Out in the Wash (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    It All Comes Out in the Wash

    An evil businessman brings his laundry to a unique dry cleaner -- one who cleans shirts and washes away guilt.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Levitation (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:


    A Houdini protege seeks revenge when a disappointed fan tells others the secrets behind his magic act.

  • Tales From the Darkside - If the Shoes Fit ... (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    If the Shoes Fit ...

    A politician's life undergoes a transformation after he makes a campaign stop in a small town.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Madness Room (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    The Madness Room

    With the help of a Ouija board's spirit, a scheming wife plans to inherit her ailing husband's (Stuart Whitman) millions.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Tear Collector (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Tear Collector

    A profoundly sad woman meets and falls in love with a man who collects tears.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Answer Me (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Answer Me

    A disconnected phone in a vacant apartment sparks fear in an aspiring actress when it seems to have a life of its own.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Snip, Snip (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Snip, Snip

    An amateur warlock is convinced he'll win a $10 million jackpot and later seeks revenge on the actual winner.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Anniversary Dinner (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Anniversary Dinner

    An elderly farm couple prepares for a 43rd anniversary dinner that includes a surprise for an unexpected guest.

  • Tales From the Darkside - In the Cards (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    In the Cards

    An Irish tarot card reader who foretells only good news attempts to dispose of cards that bring sinister and ominous readings.

  • Tales From the Darkside - All a Clone by the Telephone (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    All a Clone by the Telephone

    A would-be television writer's answering machine assumes a mind and voice of its own.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Djinn, No Chaser (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Djinn, No Chaser

    Trapped in an Aladdin-type lamp for 10,000 years, a genie terrorizes a couple with man-eating tigers, hailstones and vines falling from ceilings.

  • Tales From the Darkside - A Case of the Stubborns (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    A Case of the Stubborns

    When a cantankerous old man returns from the dead, his family and community try to send him back.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Word Processor of the Gods (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Word Processor of the Gods

    A high-school English teacher gets a word processor that has capabilities he never imagined.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Inside the Closet (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Inside the Closet

    Scrabbling noises, animal-like eyes and vanishing objects are just a part of the terror behind the doors of a closet in a graduate student's room.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Slippage (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    Missing college transcripts, a lost social security number and a mother who doesn't recognize him cause a young graphic designer to slip into paranoia.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Mookie & Pookie (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Mookie & Pookie

    The twin sister of a dead computer whiz tries to bring her brother back to life.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The Odds (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Odds

    A bookie bets against his own life with a gambler returned from the dead.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Painkiller (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    A husband (Lou Jacobi) with back pain and a nagging wife (Peggy Cass) goes to a doctor who suggests an unusual form of treatment.

  • Tales From the Darkside - I'll Give You a Million (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    I'll Give You a Million

    A millionaire (Keenan Wynn) offers to buy his friend's (George Petrie) soul for $1 million.

  • Tales From the Darkside - The New Man (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The New Man

    A recovering alcoholic is driven away from his family by a boy claiming to be his son.

  • Tales From the Darkside - Trick or Treat (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Trick or Treat

    A mean store owner (Barnard Hughes) hosts a scary Halloween night for the town's youngsters.

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