Tuesday, March 11, 2014

TV Horror Anthology - Tales From the Darkside

Tales From the Darkside
Syndicated 1983-8
90 episodes, 1 movie

Produced by George Romero, this series is effectively spun off from the movie Creepshow, though it failed to maintain the EC comics tone from the film.

All of the stories involve the supernatural or fantastic, and despite the name, way too many are light hearted attempts at comedy.  A lot more quirk than creep.

The title sequence is by far the most menacing part of the show.  Most of the episodes suffer from poor production, although there are a few well written pieces, many of them by Michael MacDowell.

The series effectively morphed into Monsters in 1988.

This is my favorite so far, if only for the gore and sleaziness.

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