Horror History: Friday, October 21, 1988: The Lair of the White Worm was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, October 21, 1988: The Lair of the White Worm was released in theaters

In a remote corner of England’s Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshipping — very erotically — her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal flesh.

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Horror History: Friday, October 21, 1988: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, October 21, 1988: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers was released in theaters

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween.

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Horror History: Sunday, October 21, 1984: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Odds” premiered

Horror History: Sunday, October 21, 1984: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Odds” premiered

Season 1 Episode 4

A bookie who never turns down a bet meets the luckiest man he may ever know (Tom Noonan), who is determined to break the bookie at any cost. The bookie ends up wagering on the time of his death, and must outsmart a man who has never lost. Written and directed by James Sadwith and guest-starring Danny Aiello.

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Horror History: Friday, October 21, 1983: Boardinghouse was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, October 21, 1983: Boardinghouse was released in theaters

A man with telekinetic power inherits a big house with a horrible past. He opens the house up as a boarding house and very quickly becomes inhabited by a group of gorgeous women. Soon the long sleeping evil supernatural power inhabiting the house starts killing off the tenants one by one.

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Horror History: Wednesday, October 20, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Two for the Show” premiered

Horror History: Wednesday, October 20, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Two for the Show” premiered

Season 5 Episode 6

A murderous husband (David Paymer) and a cop with his own marital issues (Vincent Spano) get caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse aboard a train. Also starring Traci Lords.

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Horror History: Sunday, October 20, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Parlour Floor Front” premiered

Horror History: Sunday, October 20, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Parlour Floor Front” premiered

Season 2 Episode 4

A young couple learns that their tenant is a voodoo practitioner. The wife sees the tenant as a danger and attempts to drive him out of the building, blaming him for various mishaps. Written by Carole Lucia Satrina. Guest-starring Adolph Caesar.

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Horror History: Thursday, October 20, 1932: The Old Dark House was released in theaters

Horror History: Thursday, October 20, 1932: The Old Dark House was released in theaters

From Frankenstein director James Whale comes this atmospheric horror/comedy starring Charles Laughton and featuring the first starring horror role for Boris Karloff.

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