Saturday, September 20, 2014

Horror Shows on TV

The Horror genre has mainly been set for movie theaters, but throughout the years, there has been some cool horror based TV shows. Its seems that not only was the 1980's a goldmine for fans of horror films, but also, for horror on TV.

One of my favorites was Tales from the Darkside, that was created by horror movie icon George Andrew Romero. It ran from 1984 to 1988 and featured 89 30 min episodes in the four years it ran.

"Shop Halloween at 2CoolGhouls"
The intro of the show used to scare me as a child but drew me in at the same time

I think my favorite all time episode was Halloween Candy where this grumpy older man gets some payback for being mean to trick or treaters on Halloween

Another lesser known Horror show was Werewolf that aired in Fox TV from 1987 to 1988 it produced 28, 30 min episodes. It featured one of the coolest Werewolf transformations I've seen
"Shop Halloween and Horror HERE!" 

Next is Freddy's Nightmares which was riding the wave of success of the A Nightmare on Elm Street films
It ran from 1988 to 1990 which produced 44 hour long episodes. It featured Freddy's sarcastic humor it which he would introduce a different episode each week it aired.


Next is Monsters which carried the same tradition of Tales of the Darkside different stories but this show stayed within the Horror genre. I remember the intro sort of mocking suburbia with the monster family all sitting at home watching The Monster TV show. This show also ran from 1988 to 1990 and produced 72, 30 min episodes.

The best show of them all and my personal favorite was Tales from the Crypt. This show ran from 1989 to 1996 on HBO and spawned several movies, a cartoon series, and lots of merchandise.

Tales from the Crypt had one of the coolest intros

Many of these shows still run on the Chiller channel if you have cable or satellite TV

as a bonus here is a episode of the Tales from the Cryptkeeper Cartoon
"SHOP Halloween at 2CoolGhouls"

If you have a favorite horror TV Show, or series post it in the comments section, I would love to hear from you!

1 comment: