Tales from the Darkside
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)
Each episode began with the following:
Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality.
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.