Day 10: Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Writer: Michael McDowell and George Romero
Director: John Harrison
Stars: Deborah Harry, Christian Slater, Matthew Lawrence
Year released: 1990
I hear there is a remake of the works of the actual television program from the 1980s. I grew up with Tales from the Darkside. I have fond memories of staying up late in my room, dipping Doritos in cheese sauce (I was a fat kid) and my eyes fixed on my small television. The remake is being written by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Joe Hill. Hill writes fantastic short stories. Read his 20th Century Ghosts and you will see.
Overview: An anthology where a child reads three stories to a witch who plans to eat him.
- The three shorts are titled Lot No. 249, The Cat from Hell, and Lover’s Vow.
- Lot No. 249 is based on a short story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Cat from Hell is based on a story written by Stephen King. Michael McDowell wrote Lover’s Vow. Lover’s Vow is based on yuki-onna, a spirit in Japanese folklore.
- A sequel was written by McDowell and Romero. The segments include Robert Bloch’s Almost Human, Stephen King’s Pinfall and Rainy Season. The sequel has yet to be produced.
- Several of the cast members also appeared in various episodes of the Tales from the Darkside series.
- Many consider Tales from the Darkside: The Movie to be the unofficial Creepshow: 3.