Horror History: Friday, August 1, 2008: The Midnight Meat Train was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, August 1, 2008: The Midnight Meat Train was released in theaters

Struggling photographer Leon Kaufman’s obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany, the subway murderer who stalks late-night commuters — ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.

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Horror History: Saturday, August 1, 1992: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Showdown” premiered

Horror History: Saturday, August 1, 1992: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Showdown” premiered

Season 4 Episode 8

After killing a Texas ranger (David Morse), a remorseless gunslinger (Neil Giuntoli) soon gets his comeuppance when all of his past victims come back to haunt him in the ghost town of where he takes residence in.

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Horror History: Friday, August 1, 1986: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, August 1, 1986: Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives was released in theaters

As a child, Tommy Jarvis did what many others died trying to do. He killed Jason Vorhees, the mass murderer who terrorized the residents of Crystal Lake. But now, years later, Tommy is tormented by the fear that maybe Jason isn’t really dead.

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Horror History: Friday, July 31, 1992: Buffy the Vampire Slayer was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, July 31, 1992: Buffy the Vampire Slayer was released in theaters

A vacuous high school cheerleader learns that she is the “chosen one” — a vampire slayer who is the sole hope of mankind (or at least her high school).

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Horror History: Wednesday, July 31, 1991: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Mournin’ Mess” premiered

Horror History: Wednesday, July 31, 1991: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Mournin’ Mess” premiered

Season 3 Episode 10

A down-on-his-luck reporter (Steven Weber), who is currently investigating several bizarre homeless murders, soon discovers that the murders themselves may in fact be related to an organization called the Grateful Homeless Outcasts and Unwanted Layaway Society (G.H.O.U.L.S.), whose charitable façade hides a horrific secret. Also starring Rita Wilson, Ally Walker, and Vincent Schiavelli.

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Horror History: Tuesday, July 31, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “The Secret” premiered

Horror History: Tuesday, July 31, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “The Secret” premiered

Season 2 Episode 18

A 12-year-old young orphan (Mike Simmrin) is adopted by a rich childless couple (William Frankfather and Grace Zabriskie) who harbor a dark secret. However, the couple themselves do not realize that the young orphan too has a dark secret of his own. Also stars Larry Drake, Georgann Johnson, Stella Hall, and Gary Schwartz as the voice of the werewolf.

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Horror History: Friday, July 31, 1987: The Lost Boys was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, July 31, 1987: The Lost Boys was released in theaters

Strange events threaten an entire family when two brothers move with their divorced mother to a California town where the local teenage gang turns out to be a pack of vampires.

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Horror History: Friday, July 30, 1999: The Blair Witch Project was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, July 30, 1999: The Blair Witch Project was released in theaters

The Blair Witch Project follows a trio of filmmakers on what should have been a simple walk in the woods, but quickly becomes an excursion into heart-stopping terror.

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