Horror History: Sunday, May 25, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Fear of Floating” premiered

Season 2 Episode 23

A man who levitates whenever he lies tries to enlist in the Army, while hotly pursued by a young pregnant girl and her angry father.

Written by Donald Wollner from a story by Scott Edelman and guest-starring Yeardley Smith and Howard Sherman.

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Horror History: Friday, May 23, 1986: Poltergeist II: The Other Side was released in theaters

“They’re back?” The now-penniless Freeling family-Diane (JoBeth Williams), Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Carol Anne (Heather O’Rouke) and Robbie (Oliver Robbins) – flee after their Cuesta Verde tract house is obliterated by poltergeists and take refuge with Gramma Jess (Geraldine Fitzgerald). But even here, peace is not to be found. When Gramma Jess dies, Carol Anne’s telephone spontaneously rings with a call from “the other side”-from Grandma Jess! Soon a benign Indian mystic, Taylor (Will Sampson), appears at the Freeling family’s doorstep, saying he has been “sent” to protect them from the “family curse”. Another poltergeist attack and Steve decides that the family must leave. But Taylor insists that they must stay and fight the evil.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 18, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Unhappy Medium” premiered

Season 2 Episode 22

A recently deceased preacher leaves a video-taped will which tells his family that he will send them a sign.

Written by Edithe Swensen. Guest-starring Connie Stevens.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 11, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Strange Love” premiered

Season 2 Episode 21

A doctor makes a late-night house call to fix a woman’s leg and discovers that his patient and her husband are vampires.

Written by Edithe Swensen and guest-starring Marcia Cross.

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Horror History: Friday, May 9, 1986: Killer Party was released in theaters

It’s April Fool’s Day and the sisters of Sigma Alpha Pi have found the perfect place to throw a party: the abandoned fraternity house where a guillotined pledge lost his head in a hazing gone slightly awry.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 4, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “A Choice of Dreams” premiered

Season 2 Episode 20

A mob boss with a terminal illness is offered the chance to experience his dreams after death.

Written by James Houghton from a story by Edward F. Shaver. Guest-starring Abe Vigoda.

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