TV Episodes 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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Halloween Candy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Oct 27 1985
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

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Inside the Closet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Nov 18 1984
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 ...more

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The Last Car is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Feb 23 1986
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 ...more

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Anniversary Dinner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Anniversary Dinner Feb 03 1985
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.

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A Case of the Stubborns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
A Case of the Stubborns Dec 02 1984
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 ...more

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Seasons of Belief is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Seasons of Belief Dec 29 1986
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 ...more

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The Greezenstacks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
The Greezenstacks Oct 26 1986
A little girl, Audrey, discovers she can control her family by manipulating her doll family, the Geezenstacks, within her dollhouse.

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The Cutty Black Sow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
The Cutty Black Sow May 08 1988
On her deathbed, Jamie's great grandmother tells him the tale of a Celtic demon, the Cutty Black Sow, that comes to claim the soul of anyone dying that night, and Jamie vows to protect her soul ...more

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Baker's Dozen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Baker's Dozen Nov 23 1986
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 ...more

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The Milkman Cometh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
The Milkman Cometh Jan 25 1987
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 ...more

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Sorry, Right Number is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Sorry, Right Number Nov 22 1987
Katie receives a mysterious phone call from a woman warning about her husband's death...but he isn't dead yet. Katie ignores the phone call, and her husband dies. At the funeral, a despairing ...more

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Ursa Minor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Ursa Minor Dec 01 1985
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 ...more

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The Circus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
The Circus Sep 28 1986
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, ...more

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Madness Room is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Madness Room May 05 1985
Fast-talking politician Bo Gumbs finds himself in serious trouble when he arrives for a meeting and waits at a nearby hotel.

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The Devil's Advocate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Nov 10 1985
A hate-style radio host, Mandrake, spews out venom at anyone who calls in. He soon discovers, however, after receiving calls across all of time that he is dead but that the ...more

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Family Reunion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Family Reunion May 22 1988
Janice, a young mother, swears to a social worker, Trudy, that her husband Robert kidnapped their son Bobby six months ago and she hasn't seen either of them since. Trudy agrees to find the ...more

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I Can't Help Saying Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Oct 05 1986
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

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Do Not Open This Box is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Do Not Open This Box May 15 1988
An aged inventor and his wife come into possession of a box marked ""Do not open this box."" The wife opens it and finds it empty. The next day a man comes to claim the box ...more

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25 7
Bigalow's Last Smoke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Bigalow's Last Smoke Jun 09 1985
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.

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Levitation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
May 19 1985
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

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Hush is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Hush Jul 10 1988
A babysitter is called in to take care of a sick boy. As a game, the two make up a pretend creature out of household parts, one that eats sounds. The creature comes to life, sucking the sound ...more

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Black Widows is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
Black Widows Nov 02 1986
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 ...more

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Love Hungry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
poplovecz7 added Love Hungry Feb 21 1988
Betsy, an overweight woman, receives an anonymous package with an earpiece that will supposedly help her diet. It transmits the ""voices"" of her food as is being eaten, but ...more

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I'll Give You a Million is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
I'll Give You a Million Oct 07 1984
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...

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No Strings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tales From The Darkside Episodes
No Strings Oct 25 1987
A mobster who has finally defeated his old rival hires a reluctant puppeteer to string up his rival and make it dance for him. The mobster is unaware that puppet and puppeteer both have agendas ...more