Horror History: Sunday, December 22, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Monsters in My Room” premiered

Season 2 Episode 12

A little boy who fears an octopus, a living buzz saw, and a demon are in his room finds they are all too real.

Written and directed by James Sadwith and guest-starring Seth Green.

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Horror History: Sunday, December 8, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Effect and Cause” premiered

Season 2 Episode 11

A woman learns she can change the world around her at random, but soon loses control of events. Written by Michael P. Kube-McDowell.

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Horror History: Sunday, December 2, 1984: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “A Case of the Stubborns” premiered

Season 1 Episode 9

Grandpa refuses to believe that he is dead. Written by James Houghton, based on a short story by Robert Bloch and guest-starring Christian Slater as Jody, Brent Spiner as the Reverend and Eddie Bracken as Grandpa.

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Horror History: Sunday, December 1, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Ursa Minor” premiered

Season 2 Episode 10

A little girl blames her new teddy bear for various pranks in her parents’ house. They do not believe her-until giant claw marks on the walls and lumbering sounds at night convince them. The mother destroys the teddy, but forgets one of the most basic rules of the wild-harm the child, and you must meet the mother… Written and directed by Ted Gershuny, based on a story by John Sladek.

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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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