An anthology horror/thriller series, along the same lines as "Twilight Zone" or "Night Gallery." Each week features a new story and a new cast.
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James Coburn ...  Himself - Host 16 episodes, 1981-1982
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A weekly horror anthology series hosted by white-maned James Coburn. The 60-minute episodes feature two or three short tales, each with a twist in the ending. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Enter a New Dimension of Chilling Suspense ... Enter the Darkroom


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carl Heinz Schroth: Meine schwarze Stunde See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

(16 episodes)

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For the German release of the series, nine of the sixteen episodes were cut together and aired as two series specials. The host sequences with James Coburn were cut out and replaced by German host sequences with actor Carl-Heinz Schroth. The title of this TV special was 'Carl Heinz Schroth: Meine schwarze Stunde', and it was first released in November 1984. See more »

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Referenced in Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) See more »

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Too inconsistent for words
31 December 2004 | by RipCitySee all my reviews

Only lasting six episodes, Darkroom proved why anthology series can work, and why they can't.

Way too many of the short segments were clichéd (oh no, yet another 'man has a chance to change the past' story), obvious and dull. And then they'll throw in a story like "The Boogieman Will Get You", or the one with Billy Crystal to tease you into watching again, hoping for one good moment to make sitting through the bad moments worthwhile. Every so often they delivered, but not enough to work on a whole.

James Coburn tried to give the show a presence, but a show like this lives and dies by it's writing, and all too often it died.


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