Classic TV: The 80s : Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside

Anyone else love this horror anthology series? I'm a big fan of The Twilight Zone and One Step Beyond and have recently discovered this series while looking for similar series to those.

I really love this series.It has some really creepy episodes and the title sequence is pretty chilling too.




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I managed to watch a few episodes when it reran on Chiller Channel recently. It hasn't aged well. The only thing creepy about it is the theme music.


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True. But what a theme!


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It was an awesome theme!

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Just started watching this series on the weekend. Enjoying it so far…

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Never been one of my favorites but the series has something. It managed to create a style out of having (apparently) no budget whatsoever.

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The cheap FX, slow pace and awful picture quality make it something of a trial to watch.

"Say it with flowers . . . give her a Triffid."

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The cheap FX, slow pace and awful picture quality make it something of a trial to watch.


Sounds AWESOME to me...

In the meantime, I'm going to go put on my PJ's and pretend Ironjade's post actually matters.

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I hope you kept the receipt from the charm school.

"Say it with flowers . . . give her a Triffid."

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I have always loved Tales from the Darkside! One of my fave is the one with a young Christian Slater. I think it was called Bad Case of the Stubborn. Or something like that. It was about a boy's grandfather that had died but he refuse to lay down and he didn't believe he was dead until he had some proof.

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Its one of my favorites alongside the twilight zone. You should look into "monsters" thats sort of a continuation of TFTD.

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I enjoyed TFTD. At its best, it could be about as scary as you could get on basic cable tv (and with a basic cable tv budget). The pilot ("Trick or Treat") was superb, and I always liked episodes like "The Last Car", "Black Cutty Sow", and especially "Seasons of Belief" (watch that one every Christmas, LOL).

At its not so best...eh. There were a few clunkers here and there - I still hate the one about the woman debt collector who gets cursed by the angel Michael - but overall, still worth a look.

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One of my personal favorites was the one with may dusa. Remember that one?

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I also like the Black Cutty Sow! One of my least favorite was the woman who tries to lose weight using these special ear phones where she can hear the veggies and fruit being eaten alive...and because of that she ends up sewing her mouth shut.

"We all go a little mad sometimes."

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We had a wonderful dog (Rottweiler) that we nicknamed the "Cutty Black Sow", after that episode! RIP, Margaux.

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You might also like 'Amazing Stories' and 'Monsters,' then. They covered a lot of the same themes as 'Twilight Zone.' I haven't heard of 'One Step Beyond;' was that an American show?

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Loved this show as a kid when it originally aired. My favorites were the one with the monster in the little bedroom closet, the woman who was actually a spider and ate her husband, and the one with the creepy pale with black eyes dolls.

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I'm a big fan of this show. The production values were a bit on the shoddy side, but the quirky creative writing and casting of character actors like Keenan Wynn, Vic Tayback, and Danny Aiello in juicy lead roles compensated for that quite well.

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I like it more than Tales From The Crypt.

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I like both and probably cant make up my mind which is better but both are classic, a lot of fun, and brought a great genre in a great way.

Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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I guess so. I just like 80s shows in general.

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Um,

Crypt was also 80's.

Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Um, no. 1989-1996. So, it’s technically a 90s show.

Also, why did you wait 12 days to reply back to me? You’re another strange one.

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Technically it's an 80's show with an 80's feel.

So it counts!

Was there an expiration on replying to you?

Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Nope. It’s mostly a 90s show. Don’t even try to argue with me because you are wrong.

Was there an expiration on replying to you?

Like I said, you waited 12 days to reply to me. That's just strange, you dumb pussy.

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Mostly doesnt mean wholly. It still has 80's and it definitely has 80's influences.

If it was all 90's then it would be all 90's since it's not you're wrong!

Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Nope. It’s mostly a 90s show. Don’t even try to argue with me because you are wrong.

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Did you just hit return to send the same message again?

You must be Bart writing the same lines over and over again for punishment.

Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Nope. It’s mostly a 90s show. Don’t even try to argue with me because you are wrong.

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You've worn out the repeat just like your right hand.

Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Nope. It’s mostly a 90s show. Don’t even try to argue with me because you are wrong.

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Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Nope. It’s mostly a 90s show. Don’t even try to argue with me because you are wrong.

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Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Nope. It’s mostly a 90s show. Don’t even try to argue with me because you are wrong.

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One Month Later

Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Nope. It’s mostly a 90s show. Don’t even try to argue with me because you are wrong.

One Month Later

Was there an expiration on replying to you? Didn't think so, doofus.

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I miss Tales from the Crypt



If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

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Yea it was bad ass.

Just like HBO used to be.

Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Wrong.

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I used to like watching it back in the day but my top supernatural show was Friday The 13th the TV series.

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I remember that series and they also had a Nightmare on Elm Street series as well for a brief time.

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I barely remember TFTDS but I did like Creepshow 1&2.
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