Tales From The Darkside Season 4

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 1

Episode 1 - [Beetles]
Details : An Egyptologist working on a sarcophogus ignores a curse and meets a horrific fate when he ignores it.
Guest Cast and Crew : Writer : Robert Bloch |
Air Date : Sep. 27, 1987

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 2

Episode 2 - [Mary Mary]
Details : A woman who lives with mannequins because she is unable to deal with real people gets a rude awakening.
Guest Cast and Crew : Margaret Whitton | Writer : Jule Selbo |
Air Date : Oct. 04, 1987

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 3

Episode 3 - [The Spirit Photographer]
Details : Despite the discouragement of his friend a middle-aged photographer Algernon tries to captures spirits on film.
Air Date : Oct. 11, 1987

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 4

Episode 4 - [The Moth]
Details : Sybil a woman on the verge of death is obsessed with the thought that after she dies her soul will dwell within a moth and she begs her mother to hold the moth until she can be restored to life.
Guest Cast and Crew : Debbie Harry | Writer : Michael McDowell | Director : Jeffrey Wolf |
Air Date : Oct. 18, 1987

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 5

Episode 5 - [No Strings]
Details : 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 of their own...
Guest Cast and Crew : Barry Dennen | Writer : David Odell |
Air Date : Oct. 25, 1987

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 6

Episode 6 - [The Grave Robber]
Details : In this comedic episode two treasure hunters discover a lost Egyptian tomb and accidentally revive a mummy. The mummy Tapok doesn't try to strangle them but rather challenges the male explorer to a game of strip poker. The explorer loses and with each piece of clothing he loses he takes on more of Tapok's wrappings until finally Tapok transfers his curse and leaves with the other explorer.
Guest Cast and Crew : Polly Draper | Arnold Stang |
Air Date : Nov. 01, 1987

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 7

Episode 7 - [The Yattering And Jack]
Details : A normal everyday plain-as-day man Jack Polo lives a normal everyday life...despite the fact that strange poltergeist-like events occur around him. He seems oblivious to everything bad around him. We soon realize that a small demon a Yattering has been sent to torment him because his mother was a witch. The Yattering's boss tells him he can do anything he wants as long as he doesn't touch Jack. Jack's daughter comes to visit and she is surprised at both the host of strange occurrences (including an animated Christmas turkey) that occur and her father's increasingly strident attempts to deny anything amiss. His motto: Que Sara Sara. Finally driven out of its mind with desperation the Yattering touches Jack...which makes him his willing servant. Jack knew of the demon's plans all along and that he hoped to trick it into touching him. Now he is safe from Hell's revenge and has a new servant in the process.
Guest Cast and Crew : Antony Carbone | Writer : Clive Barker |
Air Date : Nov. 08, 1987

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 8

Episode 8 - [Seymourlama]
Details : Much to his parents' frustration a spoiled young boy Seymour is declared the High Lama by a group of monks.
Guest Cast and Crew : James David Weinroth | Divine |
Air Date : Nov. 15, 1987

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 9

Episode 9 - [Sorry Right Number]
Details : 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 Katie calls up herself...and finds herself talking to...herself. She tries to warn her past self despite knowing that it won't do any good then collapses in despair.
Guest Cast and Crew : Deborah Harmon | Director : John Harrison |
Air Date : Nov. 22, 1987

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 10

Episode 10 - [Payment Overdue]
Details : Michael a heartless collection agent finds out that Jeanette doesn't quite understand the rules of going into debt and has some unpleasant problems as a result.
Air Date : Feb. 14, 1988

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 11

Episode 11 - [Love Hungry]
Details : 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 Betsy still has problems and the next gift is a pair of glasses that let her see her food as well...
Guest Cast and Crew : Writer : Jule Selbo |
Air Date : Feb. 21, 1988

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 12

Episode 12 - [The Deal]
Details : Screenwriter Tom Dash unwittingly makes a deal with the Devil and finds he must get out of it by finding a new victim or offer up his soul.
Guest Cast and Crew : Allen Garfield | Bradley Whitford |
Air Date : Feb. 28, 1988

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 13

Episode 13 - [The Apprentice]
Details : Jane is hired by a Puritan museum but ends up mysteriously going back in time where she is forced to work as a near slave in the past.
Guest Cast and Crew : Haviland Morris |
Air Date : May. 01, 1988

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 14

Episode 14 - [The Cutty Black Sow]
Details : 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 from the beast.
Guest Cast and Crew : Writer : Michael McDowell |
Air Date : May. 08, 1988

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 15

Episode 15 - [Do Not Open This Box]
Details : 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 and the lady makes up a story about losing the box. The man begins giving them nice things in exchange for eventually getting the box back. The couple begin living the sweet life thanks to the stranger but when they finally give the box back the man tells them that it contained a human soul - since the box was opened the soul has escaped and now the man needs a replacement.
Guest Cast and Crew : Richard B. Shull | Director : Jodie Foster |
Air Date : May. 15, 1988

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 16

Episode 16 - [Family Reunion]
Details : 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 father and son but discovers that everything isn't what she was led to believe.
Guest Cast and Crew : Patricia Tallman | Director : Tom Savini | Writer : Edithe Swensen |
Air Date : May. 22, 1988

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 17

Episode 17 - [Going Native]
Details : 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 simultaneously fascinated with and disgusted by the disarray and degeneration depicted in the pictures. The alien joins a therapeutic support group in an effort to better understand the seemingly contradictory humans. As she develops personal relationships with each group member she begins to further understand the origin of and reasons for the behavior of humans albeit from an outside observer's vantage point. The other members of the group see the alien as distant and detached a condition that they assume is rooted in a self-denial complex. As the alien speaks at one of the group meetings she suddenly realizes that she has been experiencing the exact same feelings as the humans that she has been studying. She has become human-like through assimilation trapped within the emotional shell of ano
Guest Cast and Crew : Alison Sweeney |
Air Date : Jun. 19, 1988

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 18

Episode 18 - [Hush]
Details : 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 and the life out of everything in the house. The two try to evade it but the boy's uncontrollable coughing gives him away. The creature then becomes sensitive enough to the girl's heartbeat to find and kill her too then goes out into the world for more food.
Guest Cast and Crew : Writer : John Harrison | Director : Allen Coulter |
Air Date : Jul. 10, 1988

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 19

Episode 19 - [Barter]
Details : A mother tries to get a reprieve from her noisy drums-practicing son by making a deal with an ammonia-seeking alien.
Guest Cast and Crew : Director : Christopher T. Welch | Writer : Jule Selbo |
Air Date : Jul. 17, 1988

Tales From The Darkside Season 4 Episode 20

Episode 20 - [Basher Malone]
Details : A wrestler seeking one great opponent finds himself tricked into fighting a demon from Hell.
Guest Cast and Crew : Vic Tayback | Brinke Stevens |
Air Date : Jul. 23, 1988