Tales from the Darkside

Season 1 Episode 14

Anniversary Dinner

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 03, 1985 on

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  • A hiking girl gets more than she bargained for when she accepts an invitiation to stay for dinner by a kindly farm couple.

    A great, subtler entry in the "backwoods family that aren't what they seem" genre. Although Mario Roccuzzo is a little too shifty as the patriarch, Alice Ghostley gives a great performance as the kindly mom type who isn't quite right in the head- you really can't believe what's coming at the end, even if you figure it out before you get there, she seems like such a nice lady, if a bit kooky. Some funny, over-the-top touches, like the giant wooden spoon hanging in the couple's hot tub room. Sick and twisted, in the best way. The last line, delivered by Alice like she's the mother on the Waltons, is perfect.