Season 3 Episode 5
A little girl is given a dollhouse by her uncle, who tells her that he found it when the previous owners suddenly abandoned their home, leaving only the dollhouse behind. The girl’s father soon notices that whatever happens to the new dolls happens to their family. The ending displays a unique variation on the Droste effect.
Based on the short story by Frederic Brown and adapted by Nancy Doyne.
Read more “Horror History: Sunday, October 26, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Geezenstacks” premiered”
Scientists create a resonator to stimulate the pineal gland (sixth sense), and open up a door to a parallel (and hostile) universe. Based on a story by H. P. Lovecraft.
Read more “Horror History: Friday, October 24, 1986: From Beyond was released in theaters”
Season 3 Episode 4
A couple moves into an old house in which a woman murdered her cheating husband. The spirit of the woman has been seeking company to ease her loneliness, so she decides to recreate the events by having the female real estate agent feel weak, forcing the husband to take her home. Pressured by the ghost, the wife overhears her husband talking to the woman the next day, mistaking their conversation as one about cheating on her; in reality, he decided the house is giving the wife’s imagination too much to work with. When he tries explaining things to her, she is now fully under the ghost’s sway and kills him in exactly the same spot as the ghost’s husband.
Written by Edithe Swensen.
Read more “Horror History: Sunday, October 19, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Florence Bravo” premiered”
Season 3 Episode 3
The uncle of a mistreated boy develops a miraculous pill which increases brain power and memory, and comes to the boy’s parents for financing; the boy takes the prototype and finally gets power over his parents.
Based on the short story “The Richest Man in Levittown” by Frederik Pohl, adapted by Michael P. Kube-McDowell.
Read more “Horror History: Sunday, October 12, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Bitterest Pill” premiered”
A night of collegiate fun turns to total terror when an escaped psycho stalks the sisters at a sorority house one by one.
Read more “Horror History: Friday, October 10, 1986: Sorority House Massacre was released in theaters”
Suspense master Wes Craven presents a story about a lonely teenagerwhose overwhelming love for a young girl compels him to use all of hisscientific knowledge and cunning to keep alive.
Read more “Horror History: Friday, October 10, 1986: Deadly Friend was released in theaters”
Season 3 Episode 2
Libby and her fiance Max notice that people keep dying after Libby’s little sister Karen says goodbye to them; apparently, she can sense the impending death. In anger, they tell her not to say good-bye to anyone ever again.
Written by Jule Selbo, guest-starring Alison Sweeney and Brian Benben.
Read more “Horror History: Sunday, October 5, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “I Can’t Help Saying Goodbye” premiered”