Horror History: Sunday, September 29, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Impressionist” premiered

Season 2 Episode 1

The government brings in a failing comedian to try to communicate with an alien. Based on the short story “Impersonations” by M. Coleman Easton, adapted by Haskell Barkin and guest-starring Chuck McCann.

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Horror History: Friday, September 28, 1990: “The Hitchhiker” episode “Tough Guys Don’t Whine” premiered

Season 6 Episode 2

Mickey Black is a film director with everything going for him until he seduces a woman away from her gangster boyfriend. He promises her all the glory in the world, but things take a dangerous turn when her boyfriend refuses to give her up.

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Horror History: Wednesday, September 28, 1988: Scarecrows was released direct-to-video

Five crooks rob an army base payroll and kidnap a pilot and his daughter, who are forced to fly them to Mexico. One crook parachutes out with the money–followed closely by the others. All five land in a mysterious, abandoned graveyard at night, where they are terrorized by ghouls.

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Horror History: Sunday, September 28, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Circus” premiered

Season 3 Episode 1

An investigative journalist who enjoys debunking tales of the strange and bizarre investigates a circus that offers monsters on display. Written by George A. Romero and guest-starring William Hickey.

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Horror History: Sunday, September 27, 1987: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Beetles” premiered

Season 4 Episode 1

An Egyptologist ignores a sarcophagus’s warnings and unearths a curse. Written by Robert Bloch and based on his short story and guest-starring Arnold Stang.

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The Purge: 5-Movie Collection Available September 28

Welcome to The Purge: a frightening future where all crime is legal for one night each year. It starts as a controversial social experiment, but becomes a deadly annual event where anarchists target people for execution while average citizens fight to survive. From home invasions to savage streets exploding with riots, the heart-stopping thrillers in The Purge 5-Movie Collection chronicle a dystopian America divided between murderous mayhem and a resistance movement determined to take back the country.

STARRING: Ethan Hawke, Frank Grillo, Y’lan Noel, Ana de la Reguera, Lena Headey

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Know Fear (2021) Available September 28

After discovering an ancient book of the occult, a family activates a dangerous ritual forcing each of them to communicate with and fight a demonic force in their own unique way: to see it, hear it or speak to it. Includes a new, 25 minute making-of documentary!

STARRING: Amy Carlson, Mallory Bechtel, Meeya Davis, David Alan Basche, Jack Difalco

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Girls School Screamers (1985) Available September 28

At an exclusive all-girls college, a group of chronically misbehaving students are “rewarded” for their bad behavior by being assigned with the task of cleaning a magnificent old mansion (with a deadly past) in preparation for its grand re-opening by the school. But when the girls discover – and use – a dusty old Ouija board, they accidentally revive a terrifying evil spirit, which begins dispatching them by cleaver, hook, car, and more. Can they put an end to the carnage before none are left alive?

Independently produced in Philadelphia by first time director John P. Finegan (Blades) under the title The Portrait, its post production was undertaken by Troma, which immediately transformed the film into a late period grindhouse classic, re-christening it Girls School Screamers. With its effective mix of haunted house horror and gruesome, slasher structured kills, Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to offer Girls School Screamers on Blu-ray, for the first time, freshly restored from its original negative and jam packed with extras.

STARRING: Mollie O’Mara, Sharon Christopher, Mari Butler

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