History Series / TalesFromTheDarkside

19th Jan '18 5:54:37 AM Cryoclaste
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''Tales from the Darkside'' is an anthology TV series from TheEighties produced by Creator/GeorgeARomero. Similar to ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Creator/RodSerling's Series/NightGallery'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' and ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'', each episode was an individual short story that ended with a plot twist. Unlike these other series, ''Tales from the Darkside'' centered mostly on horror stories. However, some episodes would more likely be considered science fiction or fantasy-based, and other episodes were more comical and lighthearted in tone. It's also known for its {{Cruel Twist Ending}}s.

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''Tales from the Darkside'' is an anthology TV series from TheEighties produced by Creator/GeorgeARomero. Similar to ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Creator/RodSerling's Series/NightGallery'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' and ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'', each episode was an individual short story that ended with a plot twist. Unlike these other series, ''Tales from the Darkside'' centered mostly on horror stories. However, some episodes would more likely be considered science fiction or fantasy-based, and other episodes were more comical and lighthearted in tone. It's also known for its {{Cruel Twist Ending}}s.
3rd Jan '18 2:41:53 PM TheWanderer
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* ArtificialAfterlife: In the episode "A Choice of Dreams", Jake Corelli is a mobster with terminal cancer. A strange scientist comes to him and offers him a way to cheat death by keeping his [[BrainInAJar brain alive after his body dies]] and experiencing pleasant dreams forever for ten million dollars. Corelli accepts, but the scientist changes the dreams he gives Corelli, and instead he is forced to relive the pain of his victims for all eternity.
26th Nov '17 7:53:18 PM Ronfar
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** This could be what’s going on in “The Last Car”; the episode leaves it ambiguous.
26th Nov '17 7:45:58 PM Ronfar
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* FlatEarthAtheist: Jenny in "The Unhappy Medium" refuses to believe in Farley and his Christian ethics. [[spoiler: She changes her view by the end of the episode after he haunts her family.]]

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* FlatEarthAtheist: FlatEarthAtheist:
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Jenny in "The Unhappy Medium" refuses to believe in Farley and his Christian ethics. [[spoiler: She changes her view by the end of the episode after he haunts her family.]]
** Jack Polo, in “The Yatterling and Jack”, acts like one at the beginning of the episode, blaming the damage caused by the invisible Yatterling demon on such things as the house settling and raccoons getting into the house while he was away. [[spoiler: He’s well aware of what’s really going on, and is acting that way in order to drive the Yatterling nuts.
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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: In “The Yatterling and Jack”, the Yatterling demon sent to drive Jack to despair instead finds itself driven crazy by Jack’s complete refusal to get upset about anything it does or even acknowledge that anything unusual is happening.
20th Oct '17 6:07:42 PM BobSaget9
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* Unperson: In "Slippage," Rich Hall discovers that he is slowly disappearing from reality. All records of his existence disappear, [[spoiler:and by the end Rich's wife forgets that he ever existed and ends up married to Rich's former best friend.]]

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* Unperson: {{Unperson}}: In "Slippage," Rich Hall discovers that he is slowly disappearing from reality. All records of his existence disappear, [[spoiler:and by the end Rich's wife forgets that he ever existed and ends up married to Rich's former best friend.]]



* YourDaysAreNumbered: A mobster is dying of terminal illness and attempts to cheat death by salvaging his mind in an unethical experiment.

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* YourDaysAreNumbered: A In "A Choice of Dreams", a mobster is dying of terminal illness and attempts to cheat death by salvaging his mind in an unethical experiment.
6th Oct '17 2:18:11 PM BobSaget9
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** "The Odds" ends with Tom Vale [[spoiler:literally die of laughter]].
6th Oct '17 2:16:39 PM BobSaget9
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* AllMenArePerverts: Arnold in "Fear of Floating" slept with a girl, ditched her after getting her pregnant, and immediately made moves on another girl.

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* AllMenArePerverts: Arnold in "Fear of Floating" slept with a girl, ditched her after getting her pregnant, and immediately made after agreeing to marry her, [[spoiler:immediately makes moves on another girl.girl]].



* BookEnds: "Fear of Floating" starts and ends with [[spoiler:Arnold floating into a ceiling fan]]. The only difference is that [[spoiler:he's pulled down before reaching the blades the first time]].



** "Fear of Floating" takes place entirely within an army recruiting office on a hot summer day and features two army recruiters, a man with the ability to float, the girl he knocked up and ditched, and her dad. [[spoiler:There's even a death by [[DeadlyRotaryFan ceiling fan]], but [[KilledOffscreen all we see of it]] it the blood spray.]]



* DeadlyRotaryFan: Present at the end of "[[spoiler:Fear of Flying]]", as part of a KarmicDeath.

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* DeadlyRotaryFan: Present at the end of "[[spoiler:Fear of Flying]]", Floating]]", as part of a KarmicDeath.



** Inverted at the end of [[spoiler:"Fear of Flying"]]. Instead of falling to his death, [[spoiler:Arnold floats into a DeadlyRotaryFan]].

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** Inverted at the end of [[spoiler:"Fear of Flying"]].Floating"]]. Instead of falling to his death, [[spoiler:Arnold floats into a DeadlyRotaryFan]].


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** The scene of Arnold showing off his condition in "Fear of Floating" [[spoiler:basically telegraphs how he will die]].


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* SkewedPriorities: "Fear of Floating" ends with Sgt. Buzz Caldwell witnessing [[spoiler:Arnold floating into [[DeadlyRotaryFan the ceiling fan]]]]. Not only is he more focused on the fact that [[spoiler:Arnold is flying again than the fact that he's flying into the fan]], but [[spoiler:he's more bummed out than shocked upon seeing him get chopped up]].
6th Oct '17 2:01:34 PM BobSaget9
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* DeadlyRotaryFan: Present at the end of "[[spoiler:Fear of Flying]]", as part of a KarmicDeath.


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* DisneyVillainDeath:
** Inverted at the end of [[spoiler:"Fear of Flying"]]. Instead of falling to his death, [[spoiler:Arnold floats into a DeadlyRotaryFan]].
** Similarly inverted at the end of [[spoiler:"Leviation"]]. As a result of the magician performing the act dying mid-act, [[spoiler:the episode ends with Frank floating out of the tent and into the sky, unable to stop his ascent. While he isn't killed in the process, [[KilledOffscreen it's highly unlikely he has much longer to live if he keeps going up]]]].
6th Oct '17 1:53:23 PM BobSaget9
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* CassandraTruth: The Detective in ''Everybody Needs a Little Love'' tells everybody that a MurderousMannequin killed his buddy. Naturally, no one believes him. To rub salt in the wound, [[spoiler: the mannequin ''is there watching him'' in the end of the episode.]]
* ChairReveal: Inverted at the end of "Mary, Mary". The chair isn't spun, [[spoiler:Mannequin!Mary]] is.

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* CassandraTruth: The Detective in ''Everybody Needs a Little Love'' tells everybody that a MurderousMannequin killed his buddy. Naturally, no one believes him. To rub salt in the wound, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the mannequin ''is there watching him'' in the end of the episode.]]
* ChairReveal: Inverted at the end of "Mary, Mary". The chair Mary": David is trying to talk to Mary, but she isn't spun, [[spoiler:Mannequin!Mary]] is. responding. So, he turns her around, [[spoiler:revealing she's now a mannequin]].
6th Oct '17 1:50:27 PM BobSaget9
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** Tom Vale's lackey is playing with the calculator he got his boss during a horse race at the start of "The Odds". One of the tunes it plays is Chopin's "Funeral March".
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