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1. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Seasons of Belief (1986)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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On Christmas Eve, a father ends his two children's boredom by holding them spellbound with a scary story about a fearsome beast known as the Grither.

Director: Michael McDowell | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Margaret Klenck, Sky Berdahl, Jenna von Oÿ

Votes: 265

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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82 Metascore

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 275,599 | Gross: $75.08M

3. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 19,955

4. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Halloween Candy (1985)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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Nasty old Mr Killup uses Halloween to taunt kids. This year, he's in for a surprise, from which even his long-suffering son Michael cannot save him.

Director: Tom Savini | Stars: Roy Poole, Tim Choate, David Varnay, John Edward Allen

Votes: 296

5. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Inside the Closet (1984)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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What is scurrying around inside the closet of the upstairs room that grad student Gail Aynsley rents from veterinary school dean Dr. Fenner? Gail doesn't know, but she is determined to find out and Dr Fenner isn't telling.

Director: Tom Savini | Stars: Fritz Weaver, Roberta Weiss, Paul Sparer, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 439

6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), originally produced by the Master of Suspense. His original opening bits are colorized for re-use here.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 2,108

7. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Last Car (1986)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A pretty university student named Stacey (Begona Plaza) waits to board a train that will take her home for Thanksgiving. However Stacey soon discovers there is something unusual and terrifying about the last car of this train.

Director: John Strysik | Stars: Begonya Plaza, Mary Carver, Louis Guss, Scooter Stevens

Votes: 263

8. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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70 Metascore

The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 241,425 | Gross: $73.71M

9. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures, and creepy, unexplained events.

Stars: Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, John Marzilli, Karen Shallo

Votes: 5,096

10. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Cutty Black Sow (1988)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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Young Jamie receives, and takes seriously, a deathbed warning from his great-grandmother to guard against the legendary Cutty Black Sow.

Director: Richard Glass | Stars: Huckleberry Fox, Paula Trueman, Mary Griffin, Timothy Landfield

Votes: 184

11. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

Votes: 4,693

12. Monsters (1988–1990)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.

Stars: John Bolger, Pamela Dean Kelly, Michael J. Anderson, Carlos Lauchu

Votes: 1,381

13. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Word Processor of the Gods (1984)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Struggling writer Richard Hagstrom receives an upgraded computer from his computer-whiz nephew Jonathan right before Jonathan dies in an accident. Thanks to Jonathan, this word processor ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Gornick | Stars: Bruce Davison, Karen Shallo, Patrick Piccininni, Bill Cain

Votes: 373

14. The JFK Conspiracy (1992 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Thriller

7.0
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Up to now, no one knows the truth about the JFK assassination. But now, in a fast-paced two-hours, learn what really happened, who ordered it, and how the truth was hushed up for all these years.

Director: Daniel Helfgott | Stars: James Earl Jones, Oleg Nechiporenko, L. Fletcher Prouty, Victor Marchetti

Votes: 32

15. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Bigalow's Last Smoke (1985)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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Chain smoker Frank Bigalow is imprisoned in a simulacrum of his apartment, then forced to quit smoking and punished each time he lights up.

Director: Timna Ranon | Stars: Richard Romanus, Sam Anderson, Howard Dayton, Catherine Battistone

Votes: 215

16. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: A New Lease on Life (1986)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Archie Fenton moves into the St. George Apartments, where the lease has caveats: he must take out the trash every night, and he must not hang pictures on the walls. These aren't the only strange things about the St George.

Director: John Strysik | Stars: Marie Windsor, Robert Rothman, Ben Frank, Robert Sutton

Votes: 159

17. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Miscalculation (1986)

Not Rated | 21 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Nerdy collegiate Phil unsuccessfully tries every trick in the book to meet girls. Then he discovers a potion that makes gorgeous magazine pin-ups spring to life. Unfortunately, he can't ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Jon Cryer, JoAnn Willette, J.J. Cohen, Lana Clarkson

Votes: 179

18. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: The Jar (1986)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A suffering artist finds a mysterious jar and decides to incorporate it into his exhibition. It's a enormous success, but it also causes problems around the household.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Griffin Dunne, Fiona Lewis, Laraine Newman

Votes: 178

19. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Moth (1987)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Dying Sybil uses her last hours on Earth to curse her enemies and plan for the afterlife, much to the chagrin of her mother.

Director: Jeffrey Wolf | Stars: Debbie Harry, Jane Manning, Paul Sparer

Votes: 146

20. Monsters (1988–1990)
Episode: Far Below (1990)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A man sent to investigate why a subway maintenance crew is paid so highly gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Debra Hill | Stars: Barry Nelson, John Scott Clough, Calvin Levels, Rick Goldman

Votes: 76

21. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Lover Come Hack to Me (1989)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.5
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Peggy wants to make sure her honeymoon turns out perfect.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: John Kassir, Amanda Plummer, Stephen Shellen, Lisa Figus

Votes: 898

22. Stephen King's Golden Tales (1985 Video)

139 min | Horror

6.4
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Compilation of five horror stories from _"Tales from the Darkside" (1983)_ that takes the viewer into the dark world of vampires, cursed objects and sinister humor. Despite the title, only the final story is by Stephen King.

Directors: Frank De Palma, Jodie Foster, Richard Friedman, Theodore Gershuny, Michael Gornick | Stars: Miranda Beeson, Bill Cain, Jeff Conaway, Marcia Cross

Votes: 39

23. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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54 Metascore

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

Director: John Harrison | Stars: Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater, David Forrester

Votes: 14,116 | Gross: $16.32M

24. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Answer Me (1985)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Commercial actress Joan Matlin is constantly annoyed by the sound of a ringing phone coming from the apartment next door.

Director: Richard Friedman | Stars: Jean Marsh, Paul Sparer

Votes: 246

25. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Black Widows (1986)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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On her wedding night, a young bride learns a secret about the women in her family.

Director: Karl Epstein | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Theresa Saldana, Paul Eiding, Joe D'Angerio

Votes: 148

26. Thinner (1996)

R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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33 Metascore

An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Robert John Burke, Joe Mantegna, Lucinda Jenney, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 26,158 | Gross: $15.17M

27. High Spirits (1988)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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When a hotelier attempts to fill the chronic vacancies at his castle by launching an advertising campaign that falsely portrays the property as haunted, two actual ghosts show up and end up falling for two guests.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg, Donal McCann

Votes: 8,093 | Gross: $8.58M

28. Monsters (1988–1990)
Episode: La Strega (1989)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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A young man tries to destroy a beautiful witch, whom he thinks has placed his mother under a deadly curse.

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Linda Blair, Rob Morrow, Maria Tucci, Anita Durst

Votes: 147

29. Cold Moon (2016)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

4.5
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From Michael McDowell, the writer of Beetlejuice (1988) and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), comes a chilling tale of supernatural vengeance.

Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Josh Stewart, Candy Clark, Robbie Kay, Frank Whaley

Votes: 1,279

30. Beetlejuice 2

Comedy, Fantasy | Announced

This is a follow-up to the comedy Beetlejuice (1988), about a ghost who's recruited to help haunt a house.

Director: Tim Burton

31. Betelgeuse (2019)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Chris Callaway, Llenelle Gibson, Heath Harper, Mariah Maison



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