Horror History: Friday, October 25, 1996: Thinner was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, October 25, 1996: Thinner was released in theaters

A 109-year-old gypsy, hell-bent on revenge, exacts a curse so shocking it compels its victim to gorge himself in an effort to avoid shrinking away to nothingness. With time running out and a torture so bizarre and powerful, even death seems a more likely option.

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Horror History: Friday, October 25, 1991: Two Evil Eyes was released in US theaters

Horror History: Friday, October 25, 1991: Two Evil Eyes was released in US theaters

In George Romero’s The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. Then in Dario Argento’s The Black Cat, a deranged crime scene photographer is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend’s new pet.

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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 24, 1986: From Beyond was released in theaters

Horror History: Friday, October 24, 1986: From Beyond was released in theaters

Scientists create a resonator to stimulate the pineal gland (sixth sense), and open up a door to a parallel (and hostile) universe. Based on a story by H. P. Lovecraft.

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Horror History: Wednesday, October 24, 1962: Tower of London was released in theaters

Horror History: Wednesday, October 24, 1962: Tower of London was released in theaters

Horror movie king Vincent Price stars in this chilling tale based on the story of King Richard III, a disfigured and insane man who tortured his way to the British throne.

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