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** TitleDrop: We have the book Timmy reads from actually being ''called'' "Tales from the Darkside".

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** TitleDrop: We have the book Timmy reads from actually ''actually being ''called'' called'' "Tales from the Darkside".Darkside", making this the ''only'' time the title had any relevance in the series proper.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' and ''Film/{{Creepshow 2}}''. Considering on how the television series was intially pitched as a spinoff to ''Creepshow'', it isn't much of a stretch.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' and ''Film/{{Creepshow 2}}''. Considering on how the television series was intially initially pitched as a spinoff to ''Creepshow'', it isn't much of a stretch.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:It turns out that Carola was actually the gargoyle, and Preston inadvertently broke his promise in telling her, so he is killed.]]
* LoopholeAbuse: Inverted: as it turns out, [[spoiler:telling the gargoyle ''about'' the gargoyle still counts as telling anyone about the gargoyle]].



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* SpoilerTitleSpoilerTitle: [[spoiler:No points for guessing how.]]


* GrandFinale: Ignoring the attempts at a reboot, including the IDW miniseries, ''this'' is currently the official end of the franchise.

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* GrandFinale: Ignoring the attempts at a reboot, including the IDW miniseries, ''this'' is currently the official end of the ''Darkside'' franchise.


* GrandFinale: This came out after the show ended and is the last ''Tales from the Darkside'' related ''thing'' ever made, almost 30 years and going. ...yeah, this counts...

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* GrandFinale: This came out after Ignoring the show ended and is attempts at a reboot, including the last ''Tales from IDW miniseries, ''this'' is currently the Darkside'' related ''thing'' ever made, almost 30 years and going. ...yeah, this counts...official end of the franchise.


* GrandFinale: This came out after the show ended and is the last ''Tales from the Darkside'' related ''thing'' ever made, 15 years and going. ...yeah, this counts...

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* GrandFinale: This came out after the show ended and is the last ''Tales from the Darkside'' related ''thing'' ever made, 15 almost 30 years and going. ...yeah, this counts...


* TheBadGuyWins: Bellingham ultimately gets the last laugh, a RevisedEnding of the original story where he was defeated.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Bellingham ultimately gets the last laugh, a RevisedEnding an AdaptationalAlternateEnding of the original story where he was defeated.


* AttackTheMouth: Halston is killed by the cat leaping into his mouth, but doesn't complete the orifice invasion until after Halston has choked to death.

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* AttackTheMouth: Halston is killed by the cat leaping into his mouth, but doesn't complete and then the orifice invasion until after Halston has choked cat goes far enough down Halston's throat to cause him to choke to death.



* OrificeInvasion: The cat kills Halston by forcing itself down his mouth.

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* OrificeInvasion: The After the cat leaps into Halston's mouth and kills Halston by forcing him, the cat forces itself down all the way into Halston's body through his mouth.throat. It spends the night resting in Halston's torso.

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* RealityEnsues: With the mummy being thousands of years old it leaves its body open for vulnerability. Which Andy takes full advantage of during the final portion of the act.


* AttackTheMouth: Halston is killed by the cat leaping into his mouth, but doesn't complete the orifice invasion until after Halston has chocked to death.

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* AttackTheMouth: Halston is killed by the cat leaping into his mouth, but doesn't complete the orifice invasion until after Halston has chocked choked to death.



* InformedAbility: Astute viewers may notice that neither Betty nor Timmy use the word "witch" in their conversation; this is implied by the broomstick leaning against the wall in the first scene and Betty's actions.


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* NotUsingTheZWord: Astute viewers may notice that neither Betty nor Timmy use the word "witch" in their conversation; this is implied by the broomstick leaning against the wall in the first scene and Betty's actions.


* BreakingTheFourthWall: After killing Betty, Timmy turns to the audience and proclaims how he loves happy endings.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: After killing Betty, Timmy turns to the audience audience, eats a cookie and proclaims how he loves happy endings.

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** Considering the manner in which she "divorces" him, he'd probably have preferred the legal way.


# ''Lover's Vow'': After an artist witnesses a gargoyle killing a person, it makes him vow to never tell about it. Based on the legend of Yuki-Onna from Lafcadio Hearn's ''Film/{{Kwaidan}}''.

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# ''Lover's Vow'': After an artist witnesses a gargoyle killing a person, it makes him vow to never tell about it. Based on the legend of Yuki-Onna {{Yukionna}} from Lafcadio Hearn's ''Film/{{Kwaidan}}''.


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* AttackTheMouth: Halston is killed by the cat leaping into his mouth, but doesn't complete the orifice invasion until after Halston has chocked to death.



* CatsAreMean: In a vengeful sort of way.

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* CatsAreMean: In a vengeful sort of way.Or just this one cat, seeking revenge.


In the film's FramingDevice, Betty, a modern day witch, has captured a little boy named Timmy in order to [[IAmAHumanitarian turn him into a dinner]]. Timmy [[ScheherezadeGambit stalls her by reading three tales]] from the favourite book of her childhood: '''''Tales from the Darkside'''''.

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In the film's FramingDevice, Betty, a modern day witch, has captured a little boy named Timmy in order to [[IAmAHumanitarian turn him into a dinner]]. Timmy [[ScheherezadeGambit stalls her by reading three tales]] from the favourite book of her childhood: '''''Tales ''Tales from the Darkside'''''.
Darkside''.


** In fact, [[WordOfGod Tom Savini]] has gone on record to state that ''this'' is the ''real'' Creepshow 3, unlike the InNameOnly one that came out 16 years later.
* YouLookFamiliar: Prior to the film, [[Music/{{Blondie}} Deborah Harry]], Creator/ChristianSlater and William Hickey had appeared in the television show.

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** In fact, [[WordOfGod Tom Savini]] has gone on record to state that ''this'' is the ''real'' Creepshow 3, ''Creepshow 3'', unlike the InNameOnly one that came out 16 years later.
* YouLookFamiliar: Prior to the film, [[Music/{{Blondie}} Deborah Harry]], Creator/ChristianSlater and William Hickey had appeared in the television show.


# ''The Cat from Hell'': An old businessman hires a hitman to kill a cat, which he claims has killed the other members of his household. Based on a short story by Creator/StephenKing.
# ''Lover's Vow'': After an artist witnesses a gargoyle killing a person, it makes him vow to never tell about it. Based on the legend of Yuki-Onna from Lafcadio Hearn's ''Kwaidan''.

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# ''The Cat from Hell'': An old businessman hires a hitman to kill a cat, which he claims has killed the other members of his household. Based on a short story by Creator/StephenKing.
Creator/StephenKing; script by Creator/GeorgeARomero.
# ''Lover's Vow'': After an artist witnesses a gargoyle killing a person, it makes him vow to never tell about it. Based on the legend of Yuki-Onna from Lafcadio Hearn's ''Kwaidan''.
''Film/{{Kwaidan}}''.

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