Horror History: Wednesday, May 22, 1985: Wes Craven’s Chiller debuted on television

Corporate exec Miles Creighton dies, and is cryogenically frozen in the hopes that he can be revived. 10 years later, the procedure is a success, and Miles returns–without his soul.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 19, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Levitation” premiered

Season 1 Episode 19

A teenager goads a once-famous magician into performing his greatest feat of levitation, with disastrous results.

Based on a short story by Joseph Payne Brennan and adapted by David Gerrold.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 12, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “If the Shoes Fit…” premiered

Season 1 Episode 18

Politician Bo Gumbs checks into a hotel to prepare for a speech. After he tells the hotel wait staff that politics is all showmanship, they help him prepare for his best show ever.

Co-Written by Armand Mastoianni and David Gerrold, directed by Mastroianni, starring Dick Shawn.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 5, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Madness Room” premiered

Season 1 Episode 17

A wife and her friend plot to scare a rich man to death in the cursed “Madness Room.”

Written by Thomas Epperson and guest-starring Stuart Whitman.

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