Tales from the Darkside

10 Worst Episodes of Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside is an anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero, each episode was an individual short story that ended with a plot twist. The series' episodes spanned the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and some episodes featured elements of black comedy or more lighthearted themes.

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Tales from the Darkside - S3E6

#10 - Black Widows (Season 3 - Episode 6)

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 night.

The episode was rated 5.80 from 10 votes.

Tales from the Darkside - S2E21

#9 - Strange Love (Season 2 - Episode 21)


Dr. Carrol visits the Alcotts and discovers that they are vampire and that wife Marie wants an escape.

The episode was rated 5.80 from 10 votes.

Tales from the Darkside - S1E10

#8 - Djinn, No Chaser (Season 1 - Episode 10)

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 himself committed, but a few days later his wife brings him home. Their apartment is now richly decorated and they have plenty of money. The genie is now an amiable and willing wish-granter. The wife's solution to freeing the genie: a can opener.

The episode was rated 5.68 from 31 votes.

Tales from the Darkside - S1E15

#7 - Answer Me (Season 1 - Episode 15)


Joan is apartment-sitting for a friend but finds herself tormented by a phone that won't stop ringing.

The episode was rated 5.65 from 20 votes.

Tales from the Darkside - S3E3

#6 - The Bitterest Pill (Season 3 - Episode 3)

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 power and memory. He has a stroke and dies but not before the boy swallows the one and only prototype, and soon puts his parents into the same position he was before.

The episode was rated 5.60 from 10 votes.

Tales from the Darkside - S2E17

#5 - The Shrine (Season 2 - Episode 17)


A young woman, Christine, returns home to find her mother cold and distant, and living isolated from everyone else. The woman soon discovers that her mother has summoned up...Chrissie - Christine as a young girl, before she moved away and gained a life of her own. Christine soon finds there is no way she can compete with her mother's idealized image of herself.

The episode was rated 5.60 from 10 votes.

Tales from the Darkside - S1E22

#4 - Grandma's Last Wish (Season 1 - Episode 22)

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.

The episode was rated 5.53 from 17 votes.

Tales from the Darkside - S1E18

#3 - If the Shoes Fit... (Season 1 - Episode 18)


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

The episode was rated 5.42 from 19 votes.

Tales from the Darkside - S2E14

#2 - Dream Girl (Season 2 - Episode 14)

A group of people find themselves trapped in a scenario with Otto, only to discover that he is a stagehand and they are a theater group all trapped in his dream.

The episode was rated 5.40 from 10 votes.

Tales from the Darkside - S4E8

#1 - Seymourlama (Season 4 - Episode 8)


Much to his parents' frustration, a spoiled young boy, Seymour, is declared the High Lama by a group of monks.

The episode was rated 5.36 from 11 votes.

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