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List of the best Tales from the Darkside episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Tales from the Darkside episodes of all time are. One of the creepiest TV shows ever, Tales from the Darkside also ranks high on shows that are too scary for TV. Fans of Tales from the Darkside are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Episodes here include everything from "Trick or Treat" to "Hush." What is the best Tales from the Darkside episode of all time? Look below and find out.

Halloween Candy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
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Halloween Candy


A mean old man harboring an intense hatred for the celebration of Halloween is left alone by his son to hand out candy to the neighborhood children. The old man initially ignores the trick-or-treaters, but later cruelly fills their bags with a mixture of syrup and cleaning fluid. Satisfied, the old ...more

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Original Airing: Oct 27 1985

Season: Tales from the Darkside - Season 2

Episode Number: 5

Director: Tom Savini

Previous Episode: Parlor Floor Front

Next Episode: The Satanic Piano

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Inside the Closet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
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Inside the Closet


Richard Hagstrom is dismayed with the way life has treated him (a rude son, a shrewish wife). His nephew Jonathan gives him a birthday present: a homemade word processor. Hagstrom soon discovers that anything he types into the processor becomes real, and no one but him knows the difference. He ...more

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Original Airing: Nov 18 1984

Season: Tales from the Darkside - Season 1

Episode Number: 8

Director: Tom Savini

Previous Episode: Slippage

Next Episode: The Word Processor of the Gods

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A Case of the Stubborns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
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A Case of the Stubborns


A couple inadvertently buy a magic lamp that contains a genie. Unfortunately, the genie is anything but amiably. Confined in the lamp for thousands of years and still trapped, he refuses to grant wishes and instead terrorizes the couples with plagues, rains of frogs, etc. The husband finally has ...more

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Original Airing: Dec 02 1984

Season: Tales from the Darkside - Season 1

Episode Number: 10

Previous Episode: The Word Processor of the Gods

Next Episode: Djinn^! No Chaser

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Seasons of Belief is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
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Seasons of Belief


On Christmas Eve, a couple decide to preoccupy their restless children by telling them a fable concerning a massive, winged creature called ""The Grither"". The children initially balk at the story, which describes the creature as a proud, hateful beast who becomes enraged when it hears its name ...more

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Original Airing: Dec 29 1986

Season: Tales from the Darkside - Season 3

Episode Number: 11

Director: Michael McDowell

Previous Episode: Deliver Us from Goodness

Next Episode: Miss May Dusa

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The Last Car is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
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The Last Car


Stacey is on her way home from college and rides the last car on a train. She is soon perplexed by the bizarre behavior of her fellow passengers, including a woman who knows her name despite the fact they've never met. Stacey soon discovers that she, and everyone else, are dead and on a one-way trip ...more

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Original Airing: Feb 23 1986

Season: Tales from the Darkside - Season 2

Episode Number: 19

Previous Episode: The Old Soft Shoe

Next Episode: A Choice of Dreams

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Anniversary Dinner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
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Anniversary Dinner


A warlock and a witch get into a battle over a $10 million lottery ticket when each claims that the spirits gave them the winning number. ...more

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Original Airing: Feb 03 1985

Season: Tales from the Darkside - Season 1

Episode Number: 14

Previous Episode: In the Cards

Next Episode: Snip^! Snip

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The Circus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
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The Circus


A skeptical journalist travels on assignment to a sideshow. Seated in a small theatre, he is greeted by a perverse caretaker/M.C. who promises (in seemingly generic fashion) to unearth strange, horrible, and presumably fake creatures. The journalist nevertheless feels disgusted when he sees a ...more

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Original Airing: Sep 28 1986

Season: Tales from the Darkside - Season 3

Episode Number: 1

Next Episode: I Can't Help Saying Goodbye

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Baker's Dozen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
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Baker's Dozen


Ruby Cuzzins, a New Orleans baker, sells ""magic"" cookies and gives unscrupulous Henry adman a sample of her wares. Convinced, Henry tries to get her to go into business with him but gets his comeuppance when she refuses. ...more

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Original Airing: Nov 23 1986

Season: Tales from the Darkside - Season 3

Episode Number: 9

Director: John Harrison

Previous Episode: A Serpent's Tooth

Next Episode: Deliver Us from Goodness

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