Famed horror writer Stephen King contributed two stories to the series: "Word Processor of the Gods" and "Sorry, Right Number". Both have subsequently been reprinted in the author's anthology works.

The series originally aired as a pilot in October 1983 as "Trick Or Treat" starring Barnard Hughes. Apparently, this was before it became "Tales From The Darkside". The original broadcast wasn't intended as a episode of it until the "Tales From The Darkside" intro was tacked on future repeats of it.

Vic Tayback appeared in the first ("The New Man") and final ("Basher Malone") episodes of the series.

Season four, episode nineteen, "Barter", with its characters named Ruthie, a drum-playing Micky, and "Little Micky", was a thinly-disguised parody of I Love Lucy (1951).