Horror History: Wednesday, October 27, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “House of Horror” premiered

Horror History: Wednesday, October 27, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “House of Horror” premiered

Season 5 Episode 7

Three fraternity pledges (Wil Wheaton, Jason London, and Keith Coogan) are challenged to get to the top floor of a haunted house as a part of their initiation. However, when two of the pledges fail to return, the sadistic fraternity leader decides to head up to the top floor of the house in order to look for them himself, only to shockingly learn that a local sorority harbors a sinister secret involving the house.

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Horror History: Sunday, October 27, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Halloween Candy” premiered

Horror History: Sunday, October 27, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Halloween Candy” premiered

Season 2 Episode 5

A misanthropic old man torments trick-or-treating children and is visited by a terrifying goblin demanding candy. Written by Michael McDowell, directed by Tom Savini. Guest-starring Roy Poole.

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Horror History: Friday, October 26, 1990: “The Hitchhiker” episode “Toxic Shock” premiered

Horror History: Friday, October 26, 1990: “The Hitchhiker” episode “Toxic Shock” premiered

Season 6 Episode 6

After years of illegal dumping, the poison’s in the land start to leech into the mind.

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Horror History: Sunday, October 26, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Geezenstacks” premiered

Horror History: Sunday, October 26, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Geezenstacks” premiered

Season 3 Episode 5

A little girl is given a dollhouse by her uncle, who tells her that he found it when the previous owners suddenly abandoned their home, leaving only the dollhouse behind. The girl’s father soon notices that whatever happens to the new dolls happens to their family. The ending displays a unique variation on the Droste effect. Based on the short story by Frederic Brown and adapted by Nancy Doyne.

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Horror History: Sunday, October 25, 1987: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “No Strings” premiered

Horror History: Sunday, October 25, 1987: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “No Strings” premiered

Season 4 Episode 5

A cruel mob boss (T.J. Castronova, who also executive-produced the series) forces a ventriloquist (Barry Dennen) to string up the corpse of his defeated rival as a puppet. A one-man show is held… with results that none involved had counted on. Written and directed by David Odell (author of The Dark Crystal, in which Dennen lent his voice to the Skeksis Chamberlain).

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Horror History: Friday, October 23, 1959: “The Twilight Zone” episode “The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine” premiered

Horror History: Friday, October 23, 1959: “The Twilight Zone” episode “The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine” premiered

Season 1 Episode 4

An aging, former movie star lives and dreams in the past, constantly watching her old movies alone in her room.

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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: 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: Friday, October 19, 1990: “The Hitchhiker” episode “Hard Rhyme” premiered

Horror History: Friday, October 19, 1990: “The Hitchhiker” episode “Hard Rhyme” premiered

Season 6 Episode 5

A teacher steals the writings of an inmate in a class he’s teaching at prison, but he’ll soon learn that all criminals have to pay the price.

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