was a 1981 to 1982 ABC series, much like The Twilight
Zone, whereby each 60 episode featured two or more
horrific vignettes, all with a new cast. The show was
hosted by James Coburn. Some notable guest stars
included Helen Hunt, Richard Anderson, David Carradine,
Billy Crystal, and Brian Dennehy. The series was not a
huge hit with fans. It aired in late 1981, and was off
the air by early 1982 (for a total of 7 episodes).
Each episode began with Coburn’s
voice saying: "You're in a house. Maybe your own...maybe
one you've never seen before. You feel it; something
evil. You run, but there's no escape...nowhere to turn.
You feel something beckoning you...drawing you into the
terror that awaits you in the Darkroom!" The titles of
the vignettes describe the nature of the show well, with
titles like “The Bogeyman Will Get You”, “Guillotine”,
and “A Quiet Funeral”.