Tales From The Darkside

reboot tales from the darkside

Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But, there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit. A darkside.” Those words were first heard emanating from televisions way back in 1984 when Tales From the Darkside made its premiere in syndication. Created after the success of Creepshow by George Romero and Laurel Entertainment, the show was an anthology series in the vein of Tales From the Crypt or The Twilight Zone with one story per episode. Unlike those and most other similar shows though, this one featured no host (human or puppet). They were usually horror-themed but often featured a somewhat silly or light-hearted tone. There were ninety episodes in total across four seasons, and some of them came from recognizable names including Stephen King, Robert Bloch, and Charles L. Grant. (And Jodie Foster even directed an episode!) Per Deadline, the series is getting a reboot on the CW, and it’s coming with some big guns behind the scenes. Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci will be executive producing, and while the knee-jerk reaction to their names may be one of disappointment I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a fan of their wonderfully goofy Fox hit Sleepy Hollow. The better news though is that author Joe Hill is also coming along for the ride.

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves leading groups of survivors through post apocalyptic situations. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs. This week we find Survivors, take another Descent into a dark hole, jump across rooftops while evading the ruffians of District 13, and go fishing for Megapiranha.

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves working for the BBC where his job entails erasing old show master tapes because they don’t have the foresight to know that people may want to watch them again someday. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs. This week… Monty Python, Orphan, Stan Helsing, and more!

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After declaring we wanted to see an adaptation of “Home Delivery,” it looks like someone was already anticipating our needs and getting the King short story into pre-production.

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Brian Gibson loves to buy DVDs. Come with him on his weekly journey into the depths of credit card debt as he tells you what to buy, rent and avoid.

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