1 9 8 8 – 1 9 9 0 (USA)
72 x 30 minute episodes
A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV.
Produced by the same people who had previously created Tales from the Darkside, the series aimed to offer viewers a different creature each week.
There were tales of witches, vampires, ghouls, zombies, prehistoric creatures, aliens, weird and eccentric people with bizarre and wondrous powers, and inanimate objects that weren’t really inanimate.
Among the writers featured in the half-hour episodes were Stephen King, Manly Wade Wellman, William Nolan and Robert Bloch.
Fantastic creature makeup, twist-endings and inspired casting set this syndicated series apart. Where else could you see disgusting beasts like The Feverman (pictured) and Meat Loaf?
Other wonderful guests included Linda Blair, Debbie Harry, Pam Grier, Imogene Coca, Steve Buscemi and Tony Shalhoub. The veterans (like Barbara Billingsley and Soupy Sales) brushed shoulders with the up-and-comers (such as David Spade and Matt LeBlanc) and loads of slimy monsters.