April 30, 2020

Hexennacht, a variation of Walpurgis Night, is held in Germany. While Walpurgis Night is a feast day of 8th Century English Saint Walpurga, Hexennacht is German for “Witches’ Night” and considered the night whe...

April 29, 2020

The Hunger opens in the U.S. in 1983. The film stars Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon in a vampire love triangle. Goth band Bauhaus appears in the opening credits performing “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” and the film remains a cult favorite in the Got...

April 28, 2020

Penny Dreadful premieres on Showtime’s web site in 2014. The horror series named after the cheap, sensationalistic 19th-Century British publications, features a group of characters that might have appeared in t...

April 27, 2020

The Thing From Another World opens across the U.S. in 1951. The original version of The Thing from producer/director Howard Hawks and Christian Nyby infuses early Cold War paranoia into spooky-old-house storyli...

April 26, 2020

Mark of the Vampire opens across the U.S. in 1935. Director Tod Browning’s remake of his silent — and famously lost — Lon Chaney film London After Midnight is a thriller with a twist unusual for its time. Critical opinion on the film has always been strongly d...

April 25, 2020

Invisible Ghost opens across the U.S. in 1941. The thriller features one of Bela Lugosi’s best performances and began a string of nine films he would make with producer Sam Katzman at B-movie studio Monogram Pi...

April 24, 2020

William Castle is born in New York City in 1914. The producer/director/writer is known for his string of polished B-movies promoted with gimmicks. His films include House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler, 13 Ghosts...

April 22, 2020

Rondo Hatton is born in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1894. After a career as a journalist with the Tampa Tribune and service in World War I, Hatton used his disfigurement caused by acromegaly to begin a short but fa...