Our 3rd annual TYoH Holiday of Horrors comes to an end this evening with an especially macabre Christmas-themed episode of the 1980’s horror anthology show Tales from the Darkside. Created by George Romero, Tales from the Darkside was two parts Creepshow and one part The Twilight Zone, a collection of weekly episodes that ranged from bland to intensely dark, with regular guest writing from major names in horror fiction and film. In tonight’s featured season 3 episode Seasons of Belief, two children beg their parents for a story while waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus. Their father, played by character actor E.G. Marshall, begins a tall tale about the mysterious Grither, a creature that lives in the icy reaches of the north. As the story progresses, you may begin to question if the story is such a yarn after all…and if someone more sinister than Santa may be on his way to join them this Christmas Eve. Enjoy!
(via horror writer Paul D. Dail)