Saturday Frights Podcast Ep. 66 (The Odds)

When you are discussing some of the better episodes of Tales from the Darkside, the odds are good that The Odds will be at the top of that list. Which is of course why the Projectionist and myself chose it discuss on this latest Saturday Frights podcast!

On this show we will discuss the full synopsis for The Odds. As well as the rather amazing cast featured in the 1984 episode. Such as the likes of Danny Aiello (Moonstruck) and Tom Noonan (The Monster Squad) to start with. Of course we talk a bit about the other cast and crew who helped to make The Odds such a memorable episode.
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If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching The Odds. In a nutshell it concerns a bookie who has taken great pleasure in never refusing a bet. However that personal creed will be put to the test thanks to a visit from the Darkside.
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I certainly hope you will enjoy listening to the Projectionist and myself talk about The Odds. Furthermore feel free to discuss your own favorite Tales from the Darkside episodes in the comments!

We are also joined on this show by none other than Rockford Jay! Who you might indeed recognize from his writing on the Saturday Frights Facebook page.

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in a future special. Or possibly you have comments on the current show, email them to me at You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook.

The theme used at the beginning as well as ending of this episode was provided by Peachy, if you have musical needs why not contact him at peachy@Retroist.Com. And be sure to “like” him on his Facebook pageā€¦before he takes a trip into the Darkside!

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What are The Odds of more Tales from the Darkside podcast episodes? Pretty good!



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

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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!

Saturday Frights: Tales From The Darkside “Inside The Closet” (1984)

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Welcome back to another episode of Saturday Frights! Tonight we have the Tom Savini Tales From The Crypt helmed episode entitled “Inside The Closet”. A spooky episode featuring the acting talents of Fritz Weaver (Twilight Zone, Creepshow) and Roberta Weiss (The Dead Zone).

The story involved a young college girl named Gail Aynsley (Weiss), who rents a room from Dr. Fenner (Weaver) a Dean for a veterinarian school. The last eligible room in town if we are to believe Dr. Fenner but the room does have a few problems. That scurrying sound that Gail hears coming from the oddly sized closet in the room…what could it be…rats maybe?

Turn the lights off and grab your favorite beverage and snack as you join us for another Saturday Frights and Tales From the Darkside to learn what is “Inside the Closet”.
[Via] The Manor Master

As always I want to give a big thank you to the talented Sean Hartter for the artwork you see up top.