Tales from the Darkside

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Tales from the Darkside is a 1980s American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero. Debuting in October 1983 with a pilot episode and then being picked up for syndication in September 1984, the show ran for 4 seasons through July 1988. read more

Tales from the Darkside is a 1980s American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero. Debuting in October 1983 with a pilot episode and then being picked up for syndication in September 1984, the show ran for 4 seasons through July 1988. Each episode, aired originally by Tribune Broadcasting late at night, was an individual short story that often ended with a plot twist. The series' episodes spanned the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and some episodes featured elements of black comedy or more lighthearted themes.

Original Release

10/29/1983 on CBS

Cast

Paul Sparer Narrator (voice)
Paul Sparer
Patrick Macnee Himself - Host (only UK version)
Loren Cedar Libby
Alison Sweeney Karen
Richard Romanus Frank Bigalow
Joe Cortese Nicholas Casavin
Joe Turkel Kharma
John Edward Allen Goblin
Paula Trueman Aunt Teresa
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Beetles Sunday, 27 September 1987
2 Mary, Mary Sunday, 04 October 1987
3 The Spirit Photographer Sunday, 11 October 1987
4 The Moth Sunday, 18 October 1987
5 No Strings Sunday, 25 October 1987
6 The Grave Robber Sunday, 01 November 1987
7 The Yattering and Jack Sunday, 08 November 1987
8 Seymourlama Sunday, 15 November 1987
9 Sorry, Right Number Sunday, 22 November 1987
10 Payment Overdue Sunday, 14 February 1988
11 Love Hungry Sunday, 21 February 1988
12 The Deal Sunday, 28 February 1988
13 The Apprentice Sunday, 01 May 1988
14 The Cutty Black Sow Sunday, 08 May 1988
15 Do Not Open This Box Sunday, 15 May 1988
16 Family Reunion Sunday, 22 May 1988
17 Going Native Sunday, 19 June 1988
18 Hush Sunday, 10 July 1988
19 Barter Sunday, 17 July 1988
20 Basher Malone Sunday, 24 July 1988
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Directors

Frank De Palma, John Harrison, John Strysik, Michael Gornick, Theodore Gershuny, Bill Travis, Gerald Cotts, Tom Savini, Richard Friedman, Armand Mastroianni, John Lewis, John Harrison, Warner Shook, Timna Ranon, Christopher T. Welch, T.J. Castronovo, John Drury, David Odell, James Steven Sadwith, Richard Blackburn, Bob Balaban, Jodie Foster, Bryan Michael Stoller, Mark Jean, John Hayes, Dusty Nelson, Jeffrey Wolf, Allen Coulter, Eleanor Gaver, Anthony Santa Croce, Richard Glass, Katarina Wittich, Bruce Dolin, John Lewis, Terence Cahalan, Andrew Weiner, Michael McDowell, Shelley Levinson, Jeff Schiro, Karl Epstein, John Drimmer

Writers

Michael McDowell, Edithe Swensen, Jule Selbo, Theodore Gershuny, Harvey Jacobs, Michael Kube-McDowell, Haskell Barkin, Donald Wollner, John Harrison, George A. Romero, James Houghton, David Gerrold, Robert Bloch, Mark Durand, Peter O'Keefe, Carole Lucia Satrina, Scott Edelman, Andrew Weiner, Ellen Sandhaus, James Steven Sadwith, Richard Benner, Stephen King, Armand Mastroianni, Harlan Ellison, Perry Lang, Clive Barker, Richard Blackburn, Bob Balaban, Franco Amurri, David Odell, Roberts Gannaway, Allen Coulter, Brian Thomas Jones, Granville Burgess, Thomas F. Monteleone, Zenna Henderson, Lois McMaster Bujold, Sydney J. Bounds, Ann MacKenzie, Nancy Doyne, Suzette Haden Elgin, Charles L. Grant, John Harrison, M. Coleman Easton, Geoffrey Loftus, Larry Fulton, Michael Bishop, Thomas Epperson, David Spiel, D.J. Pass, Louis Haber, Dennis Schuetz, Kenneth Wayne Hanis, Barbara Owens, Ron Goulart, John D. MacDonald, John Strysik, Fredric Brown, Michael Bishop, Dan Kleinman, Art Monterastelli, Mark Patrick Carducci, Craig Mitchell, Guy Gallo, John Cheever, Frederik Pohl, Joseph Payne Brennan, John Drimmer, Carl Jacobi, John Sladek, Timna Ranon, Barbara Paul, Adam K. Jacobs, Pamela Sargent, Edward F. Shaver

Cast

Paul Sparer Narrator (voice)
Paul Sparer
Patrick Macnee Himself - Host (only UK version)
Loren Cedar Libby
Alison Sweeney Karen
Richard Romanus Frank Bigalow
Joe Cortese Nicholas Casavin
Joe Turkel Kharma
John Edward Allen Goblin
Paula Trueman Aunt Teresa
Paula Trueman Great Grandma
Julie Ariola Miranda Dean
John Fiedler Arthur the hotel manager
David Thornton Werewolf
Samantha Harper Mrs. Lianne Martin
Brinke Stevens Cindy
Alan Scarfe Mysterious Man
Connie Stevens Caroline Bright
Eileen Heckart Rose Pennywell
Lou Jacobi Harvey Turman

Producers

Editors

Scott Vickrey, Christopher T. Welch, Greg Schorer, Bill Pankow, Jeffrey Wolf, Frank De Palma, Deborah Shaffer, Kristina Boden, Brian Q. Kelley, Seth Gaven, Harvey Rosenstock, Mark Jean, William Teitler, William Flicker, Derek Parsons, M. Edward Salier, Edmund Ferrell, Tom Crawford, Dov Gottesfeld

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