Tales from the Darkside (1990)

R   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.




  • David Johansen in Tales from the Darkside (1990)
  • Christian Slater and Michael Deak in Tales from the Darkside (1990)
  • Debbie Harry in Tales from the Darkside (1990)
  • James Remar in Tales from the Darkside (1990)
  • Tales from the Darkside (1990)
  • William Hickey in Tales from the Darkside (1990)

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John Harrison


Michael McDowell, Arthur Conan Doyle (short story "Lot 249"), Michael McDowell (screenplay), Stephen King (short story), George A. Romero (screenplay)


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24 June 2014 | view_and_review
| No Cat's Eye, but Still Good
Much like Cat's Eye was a series of three short stories, Tales from the Darkside is done similarly. In this Stephen King work a boy tries to avoid being cooked and eaten by a witch by occupying her with fanciful stories.

There were three total stories featuring some well known actors. Some were already established, like Rae Dawn Chong and William Hickey. Others I don't believe were as well known at the time, such as Christian Slater, Steve Buscemi, and Jullianne Moore.

I thought the three stories were solidly done. I can't remember the order but the order of preference for me was: 1.) Mummy story, 1A.) Gargoyle story 3.) and a distant third was the cat story.

None of the stories were very spooky or scary, in fact you could say they were somewhat comical (especially the mummy story), but they all had an intriguing premise. The three stories all wrapped into the initial story made for a good movie.

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