Does anyone remember DARKROOM 1981 abc show??

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  1. ronnie21

    ronnie21 Well-Known Member

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    It was short lived night gallery type show that ran in november-feb or march 81-82. james coborn was the host... ??
     
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    Yeah, great series. Man, that takes me back...
     
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    I remember seeing this as a kid, though not on its original run (reruns on the USA network).

    My favorite was the one where the man a girl suspected of being a vampire turned out to be a werewolf instead. The ending sent chills down my spine. Incidently, the girl in that episode was played by a very young Helen Hunt.

    Now that Karloff's Thriller is finally getting a DVD release, I'd like to see someone put this one out as well.
     
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    Yes indeed,I remember DARKROOM.Saw it as a kid,taped the SCI-FI (now SYFY,ugh) channel's reruns on tape as well.I'd snap this up if it ever hit DVD.
     
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    My favorite was the episode where they guy ends up battling his son's toy army action figures.
     
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    the toy solider one was ronny cox from robocop and beast within. that was a good one. I wish it were on dvd...
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    The opening used to scare me but I also wish I lived in that house. My favorite 'sode was a vampire story with Helen Hunt and Quinn Cummings.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Okay this solved a huge puzzle for me. I always thought this was a New Twilight Zone ('80s) episode and I have been going through the boxsets over and over thinking this was a missing episode.
     
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    Best show ever.

    Well, probably not, but I like it a lot. Too bad it'll never get released on DVD.
     
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    For some reason, the only episode I remember was where the couple brought in a homeless guy to act as their elderly father or uncle so that they could keep receiving his checks. Except that the checks were disability checks, meaning they had to inflict the homeless guy with the same disability.
     
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    I like the story about the man who's radio mysteriously picks up radio communications from WWII. He manages to send a message back in time in the hopes of saving his father's ship from being sunk by Germans. He wakes up the next morning and finds out he succeeds when he meets his father. Unfortunately, as a consequence of his actions the Nazis won the war.
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    I loved it when it was originally on the air. I taped them all on the only time (that I know of) it was ever rerun, on Scifi Channel. I also dumped them all to a couple of DVD-Rs until I can get a legitimate DVD release. The first few episodes are definitely the best and most of the good stories were referenced in this thread.
     
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    loved this series. will have to pick up a bootleg
     
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    Just released on DVD in Australia from Madman, 2 discs all episodes, Sweeet !!!
     
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    Lord, I remember that one. It scared the crap out of me as a child. I can still remember the increasingly pounding music during the slow camera pan at the end. I always thought it was a Tales from the Dark Side. You have set me straight and now I want this.
     
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    Loved this show! I need to grab the R4 release.
     
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    I can remember the Helen Hunt episode, Remember David Carradine in the second story, Ordered :D
     
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    How do we order it from the states and what's the cost?
     

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