Tales from the Darkside

Season 3 Episode 6

Black Widows

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 02, 1986 on
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Black Widows
Audrey Webster is concerned about her reclusive mother, but when she pursues the matter discovers exactly why her mother stays away from others, and what awaits Audrey on her own upcoming wedding night.

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  • A mother and daughter live in a small trailer park. On her wedding night the daughter finally discovers the family secret - why the women in her family are all widows and why ordinary food never seemed to satisfy her....moreless

    An average episode, but enjoyable though the premise is certainly not new. I've seen it done several times before most notably in the Patty Duke made for tv classic from the early 70's "Curse Of The Black Widow". For the episode itself I would give just 5.5, maybe 6. The reason it gets a 10 from me is because it stars the wonderful Margaret O'Brien in a very rare late career appearance. Her performance is excellent and she makes the very most out of the slight material. Though in her late forties when this episode was made her face and voice, especially her distinctive way of speaking eerily suggest her child self. Any opportunity to see her is always welcome. If there was a rating above 10 I'd have gladly given it on her account.moreless
  • Good Episode

    I thought that this episode of Tales From The Darkside was good. In this episode a lady and her daughter had a terrible secret. The mom never left the house and the daughter wanted to get married. When the daughter got married her husband died. At the end of the episode we see a baby that the daughter had and it is a spider. After I watched this episode I realized why the title was called Black Widows. I thought that it was because both of the females in this episode husbands died. But at the end of this episode I realized that both of the females and the new baby were really spiders. Black Widow is a type of spider.moreless

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