I’m relieved and a bit anxious to get off my chest and confess the trauma which has eaten slowly away at my soul for years…
The TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE theme/intro. What evil beast composed that horrific bell chime tone? Not since the world infamous “Tubular Bells” has a simple bell theme made my heart race ’til I sweat. Then, there’s that guy’s voice.
OH, DEAR LORD, HIS VOICE!
It’s like listening to Satan’s alcoholic grandfather read you a nighty night story before he tucks you in and slices your throat.
Then…wait for it….at the end…. the ridiculously loud end note where all possible notes on that Casio keyboard are pressed at once and you can’t help but wince in terror. And WTF is up with the beautiful nature/farm scenes turning into the demonic forest filled with hideously petrified wood all burnt up and a black sky?
What kind of EVIL TRICKERY IS THAT!
I remember it playing late night when I was about 7 or so and having to cover my ears and yell to cover up the sound. This show, along with MONSTERS and FREDDY’S NEW NIGHTMARES were family favorites, don’t ask me why. My brother used to jack me and call me into his room and blast it on high when I walked in. I would cry and cry and cry….in fear. That dude’s voice and those bells were coming after me, and I was unable to defend myself against it’s evil infiltration of my brain. SCARY doesn’t even describe it. I was so traumatized by this I was flipping the channels late night a few weeks back and came upon it and had nightmares for weeks! WEEKS! Just from seeing the name of the show on the menu guide.
Thanks, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE.
I hate you.