Horror History: Sunday, January 27, 2002: Rose Red premiered on television

Nancy Travis, Julian Sands, David Dukes. Exploring a young autistic girl’s mind lands a psychologist inside a bizarre haunted mansion filled with vengeful spirits and malevolent forces-inside the girl’s head.

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Horror History: Friday, January 27, 1989: Parents was released in theaters

Meet the Laemles, Dad’s (Randy Quaid) got a great job, Mom (Mary Beth Hurt) has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for, and ten-year-old Michael (Brian Madorsky) has neat new friends and two parents that kill him with kindness. They’re the all-American family of 1954 with one small exception the parents are cannibals.

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Horror History: Sunday, January 27, 1985: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “In the Cards” premiered

Season 1 Episode 12

Catherine is a tarot reader who attracts business by giving out only good predictions, but she soon finds herself stuck with a new deck of cards – one which makes terrible predictions come true.

Written and directed by Ted Gershuny.

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Horror History: Friday, January 26, 2001: Shadow of the Vampire was released in US theaters

During the filming of director Murnau’s (Malkovich) vampire movie, the cast and crew begin to disappear and suspect that the actor (Dafoe) who plays the vampire may not be acting after all.

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Horror History: Sunday, January 26, 1986: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “A New Lease on Life” premiered

Season 2 Episode 15

A man gets the modern, fully equipped apartment of his dreams in exchange for providing his new landlady with lots of garbage.

Written by Harvey Jacobs and Michael McDowell. Guest-starring Marie Windsor.

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Horror History: Wednesday, January 25, 1995: “Tales From The Crypt” episode “You, Murderer” premiered

Season 6 Episode 15

Lou Spinelli, a corpse who bears a striking resemblance to Humphrey Bogart (portrayed by him through archive footage and voiced by Robert Sacchi), tells a tale of deception, lust, and murder in a morbid homage to film noir.

Also stars John Lithgow as Dr. Oscar Charles, Isabella Rossellini as Lou’s ex-wife Betty, and Sherilyn Fennas his lover Erica.

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Horror History: Friday, January 25, 1991: “The Hitchhiker” episode “Made In Paris” premiered

Season 6 Episode 16

A boss who does nothing for his employees soon finds himself the victim of their black magic.

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Horror History: Sunday, January 25, 1987: “Tales From The Darkside” episode “The Milkman Cometh” premiered

Season 3 Episode 13

A milkman (whom no one has ever actually seen) grants wishes to people if they leave him a note with their discarded bottles. To the horror of one man, he learns the milkman can mix up the meaning of the wishes if they’re written metaphorically. This comes to haunt him when his wife (previously barren after their first child) gives birth again.

Written by Donald Wollner, based on the short story “Temperature Days on Hawthorne Street” by Charles L. Grant. Guest-starring Robert Forster and Chad Allen.

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