Saturday Frights: Tales From The Darkside – “The Madness Room” (1985)

Saturday Frights - Sean Hartter
Welcome back to another installment of Saturday Frights! This evening we have for your viewing pleasure the 17th episode from the first season of Tales From the Darkside entitled “The Madness Room”. Originally airing on May 5th, 1985 this episode stars Stuart Whitman (Cimarron Strip, Murder She Wrote), Nick Benedict (All My Children, The Young and the Restless), and Therese Pare (Easy Money).

The story concerns an aging corporate tycoon named Edward Osborne (Whitman) who after dealing with a bit of business at his home thanks to a younger business associate, Michael Fox (Benedict), learns that his wife Cathy Osborne (Pare) wants to spend the evening playing with a Ouija board. Cathy explains before she and Michael being to play that the presiding spirit of the board is named after the original owner of the wealthy couples home. Using the board to contact “Ben” the trio discover a hidden compartment in the fire place that holds a map and key that leads them to…The Madness Room.

So turn off the lights, friends. Bolt your doors and windows. Grab your favorite snack and beverage and join us for Saturday Frights with Tales From The Darkside!

[Via] Norm Evans

As always I need to give thanks to the one and only Sean Hartter for that impressive piece of artwork you see up top! Make sure to follow his link to see even more fantastic artwork and news about his art book!

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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