Tales from the Darkside
was a horror series that
aired from 1984 to 1988, ultimately culminating in a
1990 movie. This series was similar to other 80’s shows
in the genre, like Twilight Zone, Creepshow, and the
Darkroom, except each episode only featured a single
story. Some stories were by Stephen King and Clive
Barker. The show was a mix of horror, sci-fi, and
fantasy, and there were a number of episodes that were
pretty funny. There was no regular cast, but instead a
series of guest actors, some of whom were pretty famous
(Danny Aiello, Justine Bateman, Christian Slater, Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar, and Jodie Foster)
episode began with the following:
Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be
But...there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place
that is just as real,
but not as brightly lit...a darkside.
And ended with:
The darkside is always there, waiting for us to enter -
waiting to enter us.
Until next time, try to enjoy the daylight.