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.
Fred Tate is a prodigy. He's also a lonely, little boy with the emotional needs that his single mom covers. Worries about world problems gives him ulcer. He takes a quantum physics summer college class at 7.
An elderly janitor hurt in an explosion at a secret army lab run by "The Shop" starts to grow younger. A ruthless operative is sent to cover it up, so the janitor and his wife go on the run with the help of a sympathetic female agent.
Compilation movie consisting of five episodes from Tales from the Darkside (1983) horror anthology series. In "Do Not Open This Box", a meek inventor and his greedy nagging wife receive by mistake a strange package with a "Do Not Open This Box" warning. The postman arrives to return the package, but the wife refuses to give it to him without some sort of compensation. The postman uses the powers of Hell to try and convince her otherwise. In "My Ghostwriter - The Vampire", in exchange for a sanctuary, a vampire count offers a hack horror writer to tell him his life story which he can then turn into his latest bestseller. In "Strange Love", a doctor makes a house call only to become a slave of a married vampire couple. The vampire wants him dead, but his tantalizingly beautiful vampire wife has other plans for young doctor that do not include her husband. In "The Old Soft Shoe", a married middle-aged traveling salesman thinks he hit the jack pot when a vamp brunette shows up in his ...
"Stephen King's Golden Tales" is a compilation of five episodes from the "Tales from the Darkside" TV series, of which only one actually is an adaptation of King's story. I have no idea on what basis these episodes are selected because their quality is rather uneven and, as for the entire series, which I recently watched, the average score is somewhere around
Tales from the Darkside (1983-1988)
Few gems mixed with a bunch of nonsense
(11 November 2017)
Although there are some real masterpieces, most of it is just mediocre and there are even some episodes that make 20 minutes seem like an eternity. Still, I recommend this show because good ones are worthy of getting through the bad ones to see them.
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