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The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes

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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.

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  • 1

    The Tear Collector

    Feb 24 1985
    140
    30

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 1

    Episode Number17

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    Cathy Osborne brings her husband up to a previously-unknown room in their house and along with her friend Michael, relates the tale of how the room is the ""madness room"" from which no one has ever...
  • 2

    The Circus

    Sep 28 1986
    102
    21

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 3

    Episode Number1

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    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,...
  • 3

    A Case of the Stubborns

    Dec 02 1984
    120
    38

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 1

    Episode Number10

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    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...
  • 4

    The Milkman Cometh

    Jan 25 1987
    89
    23

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 3

    Episode Number13

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    A man, Garry, hears from his neighbor a bizarre tale of how the unseen neighborhood milkman grants wishes to anyone who leaves their request in the empty bottles to be picked up. Garry tries it for...
  • 5

    It All Comes Out in the Wash

    May 26 1985
    78
    15

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 1

    Episode Number21

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    Mr. Bigalow, a lifelong cigarette smoker, wakes up to find that his windows have bars on them and his door is sealed shut. A mysterious figure appears on Bigalow's television, informing him that he...
  • 6

    Levitation

    May 19 1985
    80
    17

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 1

    Episode Number20

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    Henry, a greedy developers, stumbles upon a Chinese laundry that offers a unique service - it can ""wash out"" guilt. Henry employs their services but soon finds there is a unpleasant price to pay....  more
  • 7

    Madness Room

    May 05 1985
    73
    33

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 1

    Episode Number18

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    Fast-talking politician Bo Gumbs finds himself in serious trouble when he arrives for a meeting and waits at a nearby hotel....
  • 8

    Bigalow's Last Smoke

    Jun 09 1985
    66
    28

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 1

    Episode Number22

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    An elderly woman's family considers committing her to a retirement community, but grandma has one last wish that will help the family understand exactly what she goes through....  more
  • 9
    136
    99

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 1

    Episode Number8

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    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...  more
  • 10

    Halloween Candy

    Oct 27 1985
    117
    82

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 2

    Episode Number5

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    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...  more
  • 11

    The Last Car

    Feb 23 1986
    79
    69

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 2

    Episode Number19

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    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...  more
  • 12

    Comet Watch

    Jan 12 1986
    33
    34

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 2

    Episode Number13

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    Englebert Ames, an astronomer, is watching Hailey's Comet and is in for a shock when Sir Edmond Hailey himself arrives - he's been riding ""his"" comet all these years trying to elude Sarah, the...
  • 13

    A Serpent's Tooth

    Nov 16 1986
    37
    57

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 3

    Episode Number8

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    A kibbitzing mother, Pearl, warns her unlistening family but her warnings start to come true....
  • 14

    Ursa Minor

    Dec 01 1985
    31
    53

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 2

    Episode Number10

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    When Joan finds a new teddy bear in her son's room no one seems to know where it came from. Then night after night huge claw marks are found on the walls and the sounds of something very large can be...
  • 15

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 3

    Episode Number2

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    A young girl develops a talent for seeing the fate of those about to die and develops the habit of saying ""Goodbye"" to them when she does, and her family grows increasingly upset as a result....  more
  • 16

    Heretic

    Nov 09 1986
    22
    43

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 3

    Episode Number7

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    A rich art collector buys a stolen painting from a thief. The painting portrays a man before the Spanish Inquisition. The collector, Harte, is soon visited by a mysterious man who begs him to repent...
  • 17

    Auld Acquaintances

    Mar 01 1987
    20
    41

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 3

    Episode Number18

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    Two long-lived witches, Elizabeth and Mary, vie once more over an amulet in the modern day that they agreed to share hundreds of years ago....
  • 18

    Red Leader

    Feb 15 1987
    22
    44

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 3

    Episode Number16

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    A crooked tycoon makes a deal with the Devil in return for power and wealth....
  • 19

    If the Shoes Fit...

    May 12 1985
    26
    51

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 1

    Episode Number19

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    A teenager enraptured with magicians goes to a flee-bitten circus to seek out one of the greater: Kharma. However, Kharma now does cheap magic for the crowds, and none of the great illusions the...
  • 20

    Going Native

    Jun 19 1988
    20
    43

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 4

    Episode Number17

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    An alien is sent to Earth to study the nature and behavior of human beings. The alien, who resembles a normal Earth female, meticulously studies photographs of still life from large cities,...
  • 21

    The Bitterest Pill

    Oct 12 1986
    22
    47

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 3

    Episode Number3

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    A boy treated poorly by his parents gets the upper hand when an eccentric uncle shows up and tries to convince the parents to finance him to develop his newest invention - a pill that increases brain...
  • 22

    Florence Bravo

    Oct 19 1986
    18
    42

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 3

    Episode Number4

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    The ghost of a feminist torments the woman who buys her home....
  • 23

    Black Widows

    Nov 02 1986
    20
    47

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 3

    Episode Number6

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    Audrey Webster is concerned about her reclusive mother, but when she pursues the matter discovers exactly why her mother stays away from others, and what awaits Audrey on her own upcoming wedding...
  • 24

    I'll Give You a Million

    Oct 07 1984
    19
    45

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 1

    Episode Number3

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    Harvey goes to Dr. Roebuck with back pains and Roebuck prescribes a miraculous cure. It's not until later that Harvey finds the price he must pay......
  • 25
    16
    41

    SeasonTales from the Darkside - Season 1

    Episode Number23

    SeriesTales from the Darkside

    Cassie Pines is a woman travelling on her own who believes in astrology, tea leaves...everything. She comes into a diner with a most unusual mechanical fortune teller named Horace X. ""Horace"" is...  more
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