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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Horror History: Sunday, October 19, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Florence Bravo” premiered

Horror History: Sunday, October 19, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Florence Bravo” premiered

Season 3 Episode 4

A couple moves into an old house in which a woman murdered her cheating husband. The spirit of the woman has been seeking company to ease her loneliness, so she decides to recreate the events by having the female real estate agent feel weak, forcing the husband to take her home. Pressured by the ghost, the wife overhears her husband talking to the woman the next day, mistaking their conversation as one about cheating on her; in reality, he decided the house is giving the wife’s imagination too much to work with. When he tries explaining things to her, she is now fully under the ghost’s sway and kills him in exactly the same spot as the ghost’s husband. Written by Edithe Swensen.

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Horror History: Sunday, October 18, 1987: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Moth” premiered

Horror History: Sunday, October 18, 1987: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Moth” premiered

Season 4 Episode 4

A dying woman is convinced that after death her soul will be trapped in a moth. Written by Michael McDowell, Guest starring Debbie Harry.

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Horror History: Friday, October 16, 1959: “The Twilight Zone” episode “Mr. Denton on Doomsday” premiered

Horror History: Friday, October 16, 1959: “The Twilight Zone” episode “Mr. Denton on Doomsday” premiered

Season 1 Episode 3

A has-been, drunk gunslinger finds his fast-draw abilities magically restored.

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Horror History: Sunday, October 14, 1984: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Pain Killer” premiered

Horror History: Sunday, October 14, 1984: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Pain Killer” premiered

Season 1 Episode 3

A henpecked husband (Lou Jacobi) who suffers from excruciating backaches visits a doctor (Farley Granger) who prescribes a drastic cure.

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Horror History: Wednesday, October 13, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “People Who Live in Brass Hearses” premiered

Horror History: Wednesday, October 13, 1993: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “People Who Live in Brass Hearses” premiered

Season 5 Episode 5

A crook with an addiction to butter (Bill Paxton), with the help of his brother (Brad Dourif), sets out to get revenge on an ice cream truck driver (Michael Lerner) who had put him in prison years ago.

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Horror History: Sunday, October 13, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Ring Around the Redhead” premiered

Horror History: Sunday, October 13, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Ring Around the Redhead” premiered

Season 2 Episode 3

A man sentenced to Death Row for a murder tells his story of a redhead… from another dimension. Based on the short story by John D. MacDonald, adapted by Ted Gershuny. Guest-starring Penelope Ann Miller and John Heard.

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