Scary Tales
Genre Horror Drama


Created by Ifan Barber
Starring Various
Opening Theme Scary Tales Theme
Location USA
Country Of Origin USA
Number Of Episodes 22
Running Time 23 minutes
Original Channel: NBC
Original Air Date 25th September 2018 - present
Produced by NBC Universal
Directed by Various (Incl. Ifan Barber)
Scary Tales is an American anthology television series created by Ifan Barber. It premiered on NBC on September 25th 2018 and ran for a total of 22 episodes, each filling a half-hour time-slot on Tuesday nights.

Each episode is a self-contained story drawing from genres including gothic, horror, thriller and science fiction. The series is seen as a modern revival of 20th century shows such as The Twilight Zone and while comparisons have been made to the Netflix series Black Mirror, both Barber and Charlie Brooker have expressed admiration for both shows, and plan on collaborating soon.

On March 1st 2019, NBC confirmed that Scary Tales would return for a second 22-episode season in 2019.


From a telekinetic child reeking havoc in rural Ohio to the end of days approaching in a Florida suburb, no where in America is safe from the stories of Scary Tales, an anthology series for the modern ages.


Season 1

Season 1 of Scary Tales premiered on September 25th 2018 and ran for a total of 22 episodes, concluding on April 16th 2019.

Episode Title Synopsis Airdate
1 Pilot/The Child A mother reluctantly sends her only son to the local public school, despite being warned by her own mother that her son harbours telekinetic powers that could prove deadly for the other children. September 25th 2018
2 Mr. Hollywood A television producer buys a television that can predict the future, and uses it for his own gain, but when he accidentally switches to a news channel, he learns he may be able to prevent major catastrophic events from happening. But then Death himself comes calling. October 2nd 2018
3 The Devil and Mrs Jones Frail and dying from a painful cancer, passionate charity worker trades her soul with the devil in exchange for immortality so she can do good deeds for eternity, but it soon becomes apparent her immortality has cost her more than her soul. October 9th 2018
4 Bad Reception In the not too distant future, a man gets a job at an office where everyone is required to be chipped. Sneaking through the system without one, he learns that executives are manipulating and brainwashing their staff. October 16th 2018
5 Farewell Suburbia The population of a small Floridian suburb prepare for the impending doomsday, and relationships are tested as the end of days dawns. October 23rd 2018
6 All Hallow's Eve In mid-20th century Alabama, the ghost of a plantation owner torments a newly-settled wealthy black family on Halloween. October 30th 2018
7 Token Scary Doll twelve-year-old Evie is convinced her new doll is supernatural, but her parents are harbouring a paranormal secret. November 6th 2018
8 The Lemonade Stand In modern day New York, a homeless man sets up a lemonade stand on a street corner - but who's his source? November 13th 2018
9 Burial An elderly woman finds herself trapped in her coffin during her own funeral, but it soon becomes apparent that it may have been more than an accident. November 20th 2018
10 Black Widow After watching 'The Fly', a female scientist becomes determined to turn herself into half-human half-spider. November 27th 2018
11 Happy Birthday A family breaks down as they celebrate the matriarch's birthday and she doesn't show up. December 4th 2018
12 Tomorroworld A divorced dad of three gets a rare weekend with his estranged children, and decides to take them to a theme park he loved as a child, but the magic soon fades once they become trapped there. February 5th 2019
13 Breakfast at Grandma's A family comes together to empty their recently deceased grandma's house, but as they unearth her forgotten relics, they unearth her dark past. February 12th 2019
14 Writer's Block A crime writer takes the hunt for inspiration too seriously, and finds himself embroiled in the cover-up for a murder.

note: this episode was so well received, that NBC have ordered a 13-episode spin-off of the same name to air during the 2019/2020 television season.

February 19th 2019
15 February 26th 2019
16 March 5th 2019
17 March 12th 2019
18 March 19th 2019
19 March 26th 2019
20 April 2nd 2019
21 April 9th 2019
22 April 16th 2019
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