Horror History: Tuesday, May 22, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “For Cryin’ Out Loud” premiered

Season 2 Episode 8

A greedy rock promoter (Lee Arenberg) plans to run off with all of the donation money that was raised and accumulated from within a series of “Save the Amazon Rainforest” charity benefit concerts, but things unexpectedly get complicated when it turns out that his hearing problems were nothing more than his own hidden conscience (voiced by Sam Kinison). To make matters worse, a greedy banker (Katey Sagal) soon blackmails the promoter. He has to get rid of her and then confesses his mistakes to a cop.

Also starring Iggy Pop as himself.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 22, 1988: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Family Reunion” premiered

Season 4 Episode 16

A man guards his sick son closely and has sole custody, while the boy’s worried mother desperately wants to be reunited with her child. Its later revealed the mother is a werewolf, and their son inherited her lycanthropy; she kills the father to reunite with her son, who has been unable to control his changes.

Written by Edithe Swensen, directed by Tom Savini, and guest-starring Patricia Tallman.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 19, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “Levitation” premiered

Season 1 Episode 19

A teenager goads a once-famous magician into performing his greatest feat of levitation, with disastrous results.

Based on a short story by Joseph Payne Brennan and adapted by David Gerrold.

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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: Friday, May 17, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Escape” premiered

Season 7 Episode 4

During World War II, two Germans, a traitor (Martin Kemp), and the man he had betrayed are trapped in a British prison camp, where they must work together as a team in order to escape.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 17, 1987: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Enormous Radio” premiered

Season 3 Episode 22

A couple purchases a new radio which transmits their neighbor’s private discussions.

Written by Guy Gallo, story by John Cheever, and guest-starring Christine Estabrook.

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“Slasher: Flesh and Blood” Season 1 Available May 17

A wealthy, dysfunctional family gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer.

STARRING: David Cronenberg, Rachael Crawford, Sabrina Grdevich, Sydney Meyer, Alex Ozerov

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Horror History: Tuesday, May 8, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “The Thing From the Grave” premiered

Season 2 Episode 6

A supermodel (Teri Hatcher) and her photographer (Kyle Secor) fall in love. When the model’s abusive boyfriend (Miguel Ferrer) learns of their affair, he sets out to kill the two of them. However, he soon gets a nasty surprise as love proves to be quite very strong, even in death itself.

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Horror History: Sunday, May 8, 1988: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Cutty Black Sow” premiered

Season 4 Episode 14

On Halloween, a boy is warned by his dying great-grandmother about the Cutty Black Sow, a Celtic demon that steals the souls of those who die on All Hallow’s Eve, and tries to prevent it from getting hers.

Based on a story by Thomas F. Monteleone, adapted by Michael McDowell and guest-starring Paula Trueman.

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Horror History: Friday, May 6, 1960: “The Twilight Zone” episode “A Stop at Willoughby” premiered

Season 1 Episode 30

Riding home on the train one day, a man falls asleep and dreams it is 1880, and he is entering a small town called Willoughby.

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