Horror History: Sunday, November 30, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Deliver Us From Goodness” premiered

Season 3 Episode 10

A saintly woman tires of her goodness and seeks a fall from grace. Story by Suzette Haden Elgin, written by Jule Selbo.

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Horror History: Sunday, November 24, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Trouble with Mary Jane” premiered

Season 2 Episode 9

A family offers $50,000 to whoever can rid young Mary Jane of the demons possessing her. Guest starring – Phyllis Diller and Lawrence Tierney, written by Edithe Swensen.

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Horror History: Sunday, November 23, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Baker’s Dozen” premiered

Season 3 Episode 9

A voodoo witch opens a bakery, sells magic cookies and partners up with an unscrupulous advertising agent. Written by George A. Romero and guest-starring Mabel King.

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Horror History: Sunday, November 22, 1987: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Sorry, Right Number” premiered

Season 4 Episode 9

A woman receives a bizarre and frightening phone call and figures out its meaning too late. Written by Stephen King.

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Horror History: Sunday, November 18, 1984: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Inside the Closet” premiered

Season 1 Episode 7

A young woman takes up board in an elderly man’s house and insists that there is something lurking inside of the small, locked closet in her bedroom.

Directed by Tom Savini and guest-starring Fritz Weaver.

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Horror History: Sunday, November 17, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Distant Signals” premiered

Season 2 Episode 8

A director is approached by a mysterious investor who asks him to complete a previous short-run and unpopular detective series called “Max Paradise”, which was canceled 20 years ago before the final episodes were shown. The investor and his mysterious backers will pay any price to see the series finished, complete with bringing the original actor out of retirement. After the filming is complete, it is discovered that the investor is an alien from a planet that gets TV signals from Earth 20 years after they air. Max Paradise was popular there so he came to Earth to finish the show. Story by Andrew Weiner, adapted by Ted Gershuny and guest-starring Darren McGavin.

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Horror History: Sunday, November 16, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “A Serpent’s Tooth” premiered

Season 3 Episode 8

A controlling mother is given the title item by a friend, causing her warnings and metaphors to come true. This forces her children to obey her; her son studies to be a dentist, while her daughter is forced to dress in outdated and feminine styled clothes. After she accidentally turns her daughter’s boyfriend into a slice of bread, her children snap at her. The episode ends with the mother now a pilar of salt after saying to be turned into one if she was a terrible mother. Written by Edithe Swensen and guest-starring Renee Taylor.

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Horror History: Sunday, November 4, 1984: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Mookie and Pookie” premiered

Season 1 Episode 5

A teenage girl discovers that her recently deceased twin brother’s spirit lives on in a computer, but no one will believe her. When she tries to fulfill her brother’s last wish by inputting data into his computer, her parents begin to get worried. Guest starring Justine Bateman and Tippi Hedren, written by Dan Kleinman.

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Horror History: Sunday, November 3, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Satanic Piano” premiered

Season 2 Episode 6

A musician in a creative slump buys a revolutionary machine that reads the thoughts of a person and transforms it into music. However, the piano comes with a very high price, one which the musician may not be willing to pay. Story by Carl Richard Jacobi, adapted by John Harrison. Guest-starring Michael Warren and Lisa Bonet.

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Horror History: Sunday, November 2, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Black Widows” premiered

Season 3 Episode 6

On her wedding night, a young woman discovers the reason for her mother’s mysterious reclusiveness and a dark family secret.

Written by Michael McDowell and guest-starring Theresa Saldana.

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