History Series / TalesFromTheDarkside

11th Apr '17 4:16:45 PM H8FearADRLuv
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** In "Trick or Treat", we have Mr. Hackles. Hackles are the back hairs on a canine that raise when it's feeling hostile. Fittingly, it describes Mr. Hackle's cruel mistrust towards, well, everyone.
28th Mar '17 2:36:52 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* ExactWords: Mr. Hackles in "Trick or Treat" is true on one account, he doesn't harm the trick-or-treaters physically. He just emotionally scars them with his haunted house tricks.
28th Mar '17 2:30:15 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: In "Do not open this Box", [[spoiler: We have a couple who learn the box they've mistakenly opened was meant to deliver souls. And the mailman who comes at midnight is meaning to take one of their souls as payment for their mistake. Ruth puts her husband Charlie up to murder the mailman while his back is turned. Upon hearing they're a pick-up, there's a chance that pick-up could've been Charlie's soul. He has every opportunity to save his own skin. ...But he can't bring himself to do it. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Ruth can]].]]
28th Mar '17 2:22:49 PM H8FearADRLuv
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** The mailman in "Do not open this Box" could count as this. He gets along with the nicer of the two couples, offers him his heart's desire for not being greedy, and [[spoiler: when it's revealed he's a demon whose been sent to [[WhamLine pick up]] a soul rather than deliver it, he mentions it as though he were your everyday mailman picking up a package. And let's not forget, when he takes Ruth's soul, he consoles the mortified Ruth it won't hurt a bit.]]


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* BullyingTheDragon: "A New Lease on Life" has [[spoiler: the main character spite his landlady's warnings about contributing his share to the living building by feeding it broken plates, cleaner fluids, and lighter fluids. Not a good idea.]]
5th Mar '17 5:25:11 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: "Barter" centers around a small family obviously themed after the family from ''ILoveLucy''.

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* {{Expy}}: "Barter" centers around a small family obviously themed after the family from ''ILoveLucy''.''Series/ILoveLucy''.
2nd Jan '17 9:35:47 PM BobSaget9
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* Jerkass[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfJerk : A key trait to a VillainProtagonist or a BitchInSheepsClothing supporting character.
* JumpScare: Too many to count. The most notable ones would be in "Halloween Candy."

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* Jerkass[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfJerk {{Jerkass}}[=/=]JerkWithAHeartOfJerk : A key trait to a VillainProtagonist or a BitchInSheepsClothing supporting character.
* JumpScare: Too many to count. The most notable ones would be in "Halloween Candy."Candy".



* LouisCypher: At the end of [[spoiler:"The Geezenstacks"]], a real estate agent enters [[spoiler:the now empty house]]. [[FreezeFrameBonus You can barely see it]], but you get a quick glimpse at her name tag:
-->[[AC:SC REALITY]]
-->Louise Filer



* MeaningfulTitle: The episode "A Serpent's Tooth" is based on the idiom "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child" Which basically describes the protagonist's situation.

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* MeaningfulTitle: MeaningfulName: The episode "A Serpent's Tooth" is based on the idiom "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child" Which basically describes the protagonist's situation.
28th Nov '16 9:43:02 AM Geoduck
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* DraggedOffToHell: [[spoiler: In "Trick or Treat," a nasty old man who laughs at scared children is taken to Hell as punishment for his cruelty.]]

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* DraggedOffToHell: [[spoiler: DraggedOffToHell:
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In "Trick or Treat," [[spoiler: a nasty old man who laughs at scared children is taken to Hell as punishment for his cruelty.]] ]]
** Also technically what happens to [[spoiler: Hayes at the end of "Red Leader." He isn't too broken up about it.]]


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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: The [[spoiler: bogeyman at the end of "Monsters In My Room"]] screams like this when [[spoiler: confronted by Creator/SethGreen's character.]]
23rd Oct '16 11:10:36 AM Technomaru
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* MeaningfulTitle: The episode "A Serpent's Tooth" is based on the idiom "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child" Which basically describes the protagonist's situation.
6th Oct '16 2:15:24 PM Mdumas43073
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* ChristmasEpisode: "Seasons of Belief" (season 3), "The Yattering and Jack" (season 4)
6th Oct '16 2:12:41 PM Mdumas43073
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* HalloweenEpisode: "Trick or Treat" (the show's {{pilot}}), "Halloween Candy" (season 1)

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* HalloweenEpisode: "Trick or Treat" (the show's {{pilot}}), "Halloween Candy" (season 1)2)
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