Horror History: Thursday, July 6, 1989: Witchery was released direct-to-video

When a storm strands a group on a Massachusetts island where the only dwelling is an old hotel supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former German actress (Knef), the result is the standard horror film as each of the cast is picked off one-by-one.

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Horror History: Friday, July 5, 1996: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Confession” premiered

Season 7 Episode 11

A screenwriter (Eddie Izzard) finds himself as the prime suspect when a serial killer is on the rampage, decapitating females in the city.

Also stars Ciarán Hinds.

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Horror History: Saturday, July 4, 1992: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Seance” premiered

Season 4 Episode 4

Two con artists (Ben Cross and Cathy Moriarty) attempt to swindle a rich tycoon (John Vernon), but when they end up accidentally killing him, they turn to tricking his blind wife (Ellen Crawford) by acting as her medium and holding a mock séance.

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Horror History: Wednesday, July 4, 1962: Tales of Terror was released in theaters

From the haunting tales of Edgar Allan Poe, comes a chilling trilogy of terror. In Morella, Locke (Vincent Price) blames the death of his wife on their only child and sends her away. When she returns 26 years later, her mother’s spirit inhabits her body and haunts the tortured man. In The Black Cat, Fortunato (Price) takes a drunken montresor (Peter Lorre) home and falls in love with the montresor’s wife… so the jealous montresor takes revenge and buries them both alive. In The Case Of M. Valdemar, Valdemar (Price) seeks relief from M. Carmichael (Basil Rathbone), an evil mesmerist. Carmichael has designs on Valdemar’s wife and holds him in a tortured state between life and death…until death itself intervenes.

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Horror History: Wednesday, July 3, 1991: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Dead Wait” premiered

Season 3 Episode 6

A thug (James Remar) who’s working for a plantation owner (John Rhys-Davies) teams up with the owner’s mistress (Vanity) in order to steal a highly valuable black pearl. He later double-crosses the mistress only to be double-crossed himself by a mysterious priestess.

Also starring Whoopi Goldberg as the mysterious priestess who also appears as herself in the outro being interviewed by the Crypt Keeper.

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Horror History: Tuesday, July 3, 1990: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “Lower Berth” premiered

Season 2 Episode 14

A two-faced circus sideshow freak (Jeff Yagher) falls in love with a 4000-year-old mummy which is said to be cursed.

Also starring Lewis Arquette, Stefan Gierasch, and Mark Rolston as his abusive captors.

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Horror History: Saturday, July 1, 1989: “The Hitchhiker” episode “Dark Wishes” premiered

Season 5 Episode 3

A mentally disturbed nurse concocts an elaborate plan to poison a woman so that she can steal her husband from her.

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