Horror History: Sunday, June 19, 1988: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Going Native” premiered

Season 4 Episode 17

An alien visitor studies human nature as a photographer.

Written and directed by Ted Gershuny (who, the following year, collaborated with Tommy Lee Wallace on the script for Drew Barrymore’s movie Far From Home)

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Horror History: Sunday, June 9, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Bigalow’s Last Smoke” premiered

Season 1 Episode 21

Mr. Bigalow wakes up in a replica of his apartment, overseen by an addiction counselor who will allow him to leave only if he quits smoking.

Written by Michael McDowell.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 26, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “It All Comes Out in the Wash” premiered

Season 1 Episode 20

A laundromat offers to wash away the sins of its clients.

Written by Harvey Jacobs.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 22, 1988: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Family Reunion” premiered

Season 4 Episode 16

A man guards his sick son closely and has sole custody, while the boy’s worried mother desperately wants to be reunited with her child. Its later revealed the mother is a werewolf, and their son inherited her lycanthropy; she kills the father to reunite with her son, who has been unable to control his changes.

Written by Edithe Swensen, directed by Tom Savini, and guest-starring Patricia Tallman.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 19, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Levitation” premiered

Season 1 Episode 19

A teenager goads a once-famous magician into performing his greatest feat of levitation, with disastrous results.

Based on a short story by Joseph Payne Brennan and adapted by David Gerrold.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 18, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Unhappy Medium” premiered

Season 2 Episode 22

A recently deceased preacher leaves a video-taped will which tells his family that he will send them a sign.

Written by Edithe Swensen. Guest-starring Connie Stevens.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 17, 1987: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Enormous Radio” premiered

Season 3 Episode 22

A couple purchases a new radio which transmits their neighbor’s private discussions.

Written by Guy Gallo, story by John Cheever, and guest-starring Christine Estabrook.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 8, 1988: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Cutty Black Sow” premiered

Season 4 Episode 14

On Halloween, a boy is warned by his dying great-grandmother about the Cutty Black Sow, a Celtic demon that steals the souls of those who die on All Hallow’s Eve, and tries to prevent it from getting hers.

Based on a story by Thomas F. Monteleone, adapted by Michael McDowell and guest-starring Paula Trueman.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 5, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Madness Room” premiered

Season 1 Episode 17

A wife and her friend plot to scare a rich man to death in the cursed “Madness Room.”

Written by Thomas Epperson and guest-starring Stuart Whitman.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 4, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “A Choice of Dreams” premiered

Season 2 Episode 20

A mob boss with a terminal illness is offered the chance to experience his dreams after death.

Written by James Houghton from a story by Edward F. Shaver. Guest-starring Abe Vigoda.

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