Episodes (24)

Trick or Treat (Pilot)
S01E01 · Trick or Treat (Pilot)

Oct 29, 1983

Town miser Gideon Hackles spends Halloween hiding IOU's in his house, which he then rigs as haunted and invites local kids to search for the IOU's so he can scare them. This year, he gets his comeuppance.

The New Man
S01E02 · The New Man

Sep 30, 1984

A reformed alcoholic is visited by his young son Jerry; but he doesn't have a son called Jerry.

I'll Give You a Million
S01E03 · I'll Give You a Million

Oct 07, 1984

Wily millionaire Duncan Williams engages his longtime acquaintance Jack Blaine in a cat & mouse game ... by offering Jack one million dollars for his mortal soul.

Pain Killer
S01E04 · Pain Killer

Oct 14, 1984

Harvey Turman suffers from both back pain and his nagging wife Nadine. Dr. Roebuck finds nothing physically wrong, concludes that the problem is caused by latent anger toward Nadine, & suggests uxoricide to kill ALL Harvey's pain.

The Odds
S01E05 · The Odds

Oct 21, 1984

Bookie Tom Vale never refuses a bet. Bettor Bill Lacey only bets long shots and beats impossible odds each time. Lacey's latest bet is that Vale will die of natural causes by 8:00 am tomorrow.

Mookie and Pookie
S01E06 · Mookie and Pookie

Nov 04, 1984

Mookie and Pookie are twins. Computer whiz Mookie is terminally ill. But not even death can sever the bond that exists between the two siblings when his knowledge of technology follows him into the afterlife.

S01E07 · Slippage

Nov 11, 1984

When graphic designer Rich Hall fails to receive timely news about the outcome of a job interview, he begins to discover that he is slowly ceasing to exist.

Inside the Closet
S01E08 · Inside the Closet

Nov 18, 1984

What is scurrying around inside the closet of the upstairs room that grad student Gail Aynsley rents from veterinary school dean Dr. Fenner? Gail doesn't know, but she is determined to find out and Dr Fenner isn't telling.

The Word Processor of the Gods
S01E09 · The Word Processor of the Gods

Nov 25, 1984

Struggling writer Richard Hagstrom receives an upgraded computer from his computer-whiz nephew Jonathan right before Jonathan dies in an accident. Thanks to Jonathan, this word processor has the power to grant any wish that Richard desires.

A Case of the Stubborns
S01E10 · A Case of the Stubborns

Dec 02, 1984

Jodie and his mum are grief-stricken by the passing away of Jodie's grandfather, but they soon find themselves with a lot more to be upset about when he gets determined not to stay dead.

Djinn, No Chaser
S01E11 · Djinn, No Chaser

Jan 13, 1985

Mental patient Danny Squires tells his unseen psychiatrist the story of how his wife Connie purchased an old lamp, rubbed it, and brought an ill-tempered genie into their lives.

All a Clone by the Telephone
S01E12 · All a Clone by the Telephone

Jan 20, 1985

The life of failed TV screenwriter Leon is taken over by a voice that emanates from inside his answering machine.

In the Cards
S01E13 · In the Cards

Jan 27, 1985

Soft-hearted Catherine makes a living as a tarot card reader but faces a crisis of conscience in the process.

Anniversary Dinner
S01E14 · Anniversary Dinner

Feb 03, 1985

Henry and Elinor Colander are preparing to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a special dinner. Hiker Sybil has just broken up with her boyfriend, so they invite her to join them.

Snip, Snip
S01E15 · Snip, Snip

Feb 10, 1985

Warlock Abe North and hairdresser Anne MacColl do battle over a winning lottery ticket.

Answer Me
S01E16 · Answer Me

Feb 17, 1985

Joan Matlin's an English actress living in a NYC sublet. She's unable to get any rest - being constantly annoyed by the sound of a ringing phone from the apartment next door.

The Tear Collector
S01E17 · The Tear Collector

Feb 24, 1985

A young woman who can't stop crying meets a mysterious man who collects tears.

Madness Room
S01E18 · Madness Room

May 05, 1985

A wealthy couple finds an extra room in their house with the help of a Ouija board.

If the Shoes Fit...
S01E19 · If the Shoes Fit...

May 12, 1985

Gubernatorial candidate Bo Gumbs' belief that politics is nothing more than entertainment, is helpedl at a hotel where the bellboy and maid help him get ready to show the public his true colors.

S01E20 · Levitation

May 19, 1985

Two young hecklers goad once-great circus magician Kharma into reviving his legendary wireless levitation trick, which he abandoned years ago because it went horribly wrong.

It All Comes Out in the Wash
S01E21 · It All Comes Out in the Wash

May 26, 1985

Unsavory real estate developer Carl Gropper pays Chinese laundry man Chow Ting to perform an expensive special service: washing away all of Gropper's sins.

Bigalow's Last Smoke
S01E22 · Bigalow's Last Smoke

Jun 09, 1985

Chain smoker Frank Bigalow is imprisoned in a simulacrum of his apartment, then forced to quit smoking and punished each time he lights up.

Grandma's Last Wish
S01E23 · Grandma's Last Wish

Jun 16, 1985

Given one last wish to enliven her days before she is moved into the Tranquil Gardens retirement home, elderly Grandma sees to it that her self-centered family finds out what it's like to grow old.

The False Prophet
S01E24 · The False Prophet

Aug 04, 1985

A young woman depends on an astrology machine to help her make all her decisions.


Tales from the Darkside Season 1 (1984) is released on Oct 29, 1983 and the latest season 4 of Tales from the Darkside is released in 1987. Watch Tales from the Darkside online - the English Comedy TV series from United States. Tales from the Darkside is directed by Frank De Palma,John Harrison,John Strysik,Theodore Gershuny and created by Michael McDowell with Paul Sparer and Catherine Battistone.

As know as:

Contos da Escuridão(Alternative Title), Galeria do Terror, Tales from the Darkside(English), Tales from the Darkside(French), Geschichten aus der Schattenwelt


United States



Production Companies:

Laurel Entertainment Inc., Tribune Entertainment

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