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Your favorite scary anthology TV series

Twilight Zone
17 (58.6%)
Tales from the Crypt
5 (17.2%)
Tales from the Darkside
0 (0%)
Night Gallery
2 (6.9%)
The Outer Limits
3 (10.3%)
Monsters or other
2 (6.9%)

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Offline homerjayla

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Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« on: June 12, 2007, 06:15:43 PM »
I always liked these kind of shows. I think the best one is Tales from the Crypt. They had an episode called For Cryin' Out Loud where the guy has a guilty conscience and drives himself nuts. It was great and it was funny too. The king has to be the Twilight Zone and The Living Doll episode, with the talking doll. I like all of them really!
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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 05:19:36 AM »
Of those choices I have to say The Twilight Zone. But Tales of the Unexpected had some scary moments. And if you were a kid in the 80s in Britain Dramarama had some pretty good ghost stories back in the day.


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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 10:16:22 AM »
lol, homerjayla has no love for modern anthologies ... Steven King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Mick Garison's Masters of Horror
as for whats up there, I'm hoping to catch up on the Tales from the Crypt episodes with Netflix (every season is currently sitting in my queue), and I might get around to watching the Twilight Zones on Netflix too, but I've always been a bigger fan of Outer Limits anyway. I also have vague memories of Alfred Hitcock Presents from when I was a child watching Nick at Nite so I'll probably end up revisiting some of those in the future too.

What the hell is Tales from the Unexpected, Tales from the Darkside, and Night Gallery (50', 60's, ??)


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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 10:27:54 AM »
What the hell is Tales from the Unexpected, Tales from the Darkside, and Night Gallery (50', 60's, ??)

This is Tales of the Unexpected


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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 10:48:04 AM »
Might as well get these out of the way. :^)
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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2007, 10:57:13 AM »
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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007, 12:03:30 PM »
I used to watch alot of Night Gallery and Twilight Zone reruns when I was a kid... and for some reason I remembered liking Night Gallery more... altho it's been probably 20 years since I've seen an episode of either one. I remember Tales from the Crypt fondly... altho the one-trick pony puppet that was The Cryptkeeper went from goofy fun to depressing annoyance pretty quickly... I remember liking most of the stories themsevles.


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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007, 12:30:55 PM »
Twilight Zone was by far the better show, but Night Gallery had that seedy '70s nihilism going for it; or maybe it was just the fact that it was in color.  Anyway, I don't think anything Twilight Zone dished out ever gave me the heebie-jeebies like some of those Night Gallery episodes.


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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007, 01:38:19 PM »
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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007, 01:43:32 PM »

  Gah, I can't vote! It's a tie between Outer Limits and Twilight Zone for me. I'm so conflicted. Poor Tyrant.....


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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2007, 01:51:16 PM »
The thing about all of them is that, being anthologies every one had some great ones, some "eh" ones and some dogs.  I mean, they were all good at one point or another.

Hard to choose is all's I'm sayin'
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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2007, 03:23:02 PM »
Why is Kolchack the Night Stalker not listed?   

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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2007, 03:46:09 PM »
Why is Kolchack the Night Stalker not listed?   

Whom do I have to hurt over this?   :angry:

Ooh good one, but sort of a different kind of Anthology series seeing as it had a character who not only linked the stories but was an active participant in them.

I was thinking of writing a show like that. It's been buzzing around in my head for a few weeks.


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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2007, 04:06:39 PM »
what was that one... Unsub?


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Re: Your favorite scary anthology TV series
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2007, 06:30:38 PM »
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I love all of these shows. In fact, i think at one point or another i've watched each series during a marathon on various TV stations. I was lucky enough to be stealing have HBO when Tales From The Crypt was originally airing. So i love that show and all, but i think the original Outer Limits is the best. It had something that was missing from The Twilight Zone. I don't know what exactly... maybe a sort of sinister edge to the stories?

Anyway, i remember that the intro to Tales From The Darkside used to creep me the hell out as a kid. So it took me a few years to catch on to that show... but i have to say that i wasn't really missing much there~

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