The inaugural season of "Tales from the Darkside."
The first season consisted of 24 episodes.
The pilot aired on October 29, 1983.
The season finale aired on August 4, 1985
Gideon Hackles is a miser who loves to scare children almost as much as he loves money. It is also the story of Billy Kimble, who insists he can beat Hackles cruel Halloween prank.
A recovering alcoholic is visited at work by a son that everyone seems to recognize except for him.
Note: this is considered a very confusing episode by many fans of the show.
A rich man offers his athiest millionaire friend a million dollars for a soul the man does not believe exists.
The answers to a man's severe back pain is the rid himself of the source of that pain.
A bookie who has never refused a bet now has even money on his life from a man who blames him for his death.
A terminally ill teenage boy creates a computer program that he makes his sister promise to finish for him if he dies.
After a series of odd events, a man begins to notice that everyone is forgetting him.
A college student rents a room from a professor that has a small door from behind which she hears noises at night.
A man with an annoying wife and son gets a posthumous gift from his newphew which may be able to provide him with the life he really wants.
Grandpa recently passed away but he is too stubborn to let that stop him from living.
A couple buys a lamp with a genie who is rather unhappy and wants to spread the misery around.
A writer's life is remarkably changed by his new answering machine.
A tarot card reader who only gives good readings in order to get repeat business sees something not so great in a new deck of cards.
A girl hiker leaves her boyfriend to spend time with an older couple about to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
A man uses his evil powers to win the lottery, only to lose to a hair dresser.
An actress is fed up with the phone ringing in another apartment.
A woman who cries a lot meets a man who collects tears.
A ouija board leads a wealthy couple to a hidden room.
A candidate for governor who thinks show is more than substance is forced to put on a show.
Kharma's decision to not perform his famous levitatin causes a hardcore magic fan to heckle him until he changes his mind.
This stars the great James Hong as the owner of a laundry service that can wash away sins, and along with them, guilt.
A man gets treatment to quit smoking using an organization that has 100% success.
When she is sent to a nursing home against her will, a grandma's family promises to grant her one wish.