Tales from the Darkside

Season 4 Episode 16

Family Reunion

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 22, 1988 on

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • A father tries desperately to protect his son from himself and others despite having his wife hot on his trail with the help of a social worker.

    To be honest, you could say that the ending was predictable. But at the same time, you could argue that the mother just wanted her son, not knowing that he was a werewolf. Or, that you didn't know that she was a werewolf too. I guess with anyone being fulfilled by this episode, you would have to let yourself be open minded. The best scene for me was when they showed the boy walking towards the social worker from the dark. What added a little pizzazz to it was when the mother told the father she would be back for her son, they showed a quick glance at the boy by the door with an eerie look on his face. Excellent.
  • A dad protects the world from his son by locking him in his room every night. Did I mention that the son is a werewolf?

    This would have been an episode that would have scared the crap out of me if I had seen this when I was younger, but I just recently saw it for the first time. This is a great story if you love werewolves, and the werewolves are scary! The part that I thought was the freakiest was the dream the little boy had where the monster was calling his name outside of his window and all of a sudden a monster face appears. The ending was a little predictable, and cute in a creepy kind of way. The special effects are good for its day, so I highly recommend this.
  • A father says his child is sick and locks him up away from his mother. She comes to get him in what is a predictable ending.

    First of all, I really don't like any of the episodes that are based on werewolves or vampires. This episode has the father locking up his son that is a werewolf while the mother is trying to track them down. It could be that I paid to much attention to the title of the show, but I thought it was painfully obvious the mother was going to be a werewolf too. And of course, that was the twist at the end so I really didn't draw too much pleasure from watching this episode. Although, the make-up and effects were done nicely.