Trip To The Darkside

Jan. 29 2009, Published 2:12 p.m. ET

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If you didn't catch it when it was first on the air, you need to check out the DVD collection Tales from the Darkside.

Co-created by George A. Romero --the director of the original Night of the Living Dead -- the syndicated series from 1983 features an addictive mix of eerie atmosphere and camp, not to mention familiar stars in every episode including a very young Christian Slater and Justine Bateman.

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Our favorite is the groundbreaking Mookie and Pookie in which a dying teen geek downloads his memory into a computer "data bank" which can actually interface with other computers. Pretty cutting edge for a quarter-century ago!

All 24 half-hour first season episodes are included the $39.99 set, which goes on sale February 10.


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