June 1, 2020

20 Million Miles to Earth opens across the U.S. in 1957. Also known as The Beast From Space, the film is shot on location in Rome and features Ray Harryhausen stop-motion animation. ...

May 31, 2020

Akira Ifukube is born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1914. The king of kaiju music, he is composer of the Godzilla Theme and music for dozens of Japanese giant monster movies including Godzilla King of the Monsters, Des...

May 30, 2020

Cult Of The Cobra premieres in Los Angeles in 1955. Released as a double feature with Universal’s Revenge of the Creature, the film is notably similar to Cat People, but becomes  a cult favorite on TV. ...

May 29, 2020

Danny Elfman is born in Los Angeles in 1953. The one-time leader of L.A. new wave band Oingo Boingo has even greater success as a film and TV composer. Known mostly for the theme to The Simpsons and his longtim...

May 28, 2020

Zelda Rubinstein is born in Pittsburgh in 1933. After years as a lab technician in a blood bank, her second career as an actress kept her working steadily from the 1980s to the 2000s, but she is known primarily...

May 27, 2020

Haxan, also known as Witchcraft Through the Ages opens across the U.S. in 1922. The Swedish-Danish silent documentary/horror film about how ignorance led to witch hysteria in the dark ages, is banned or heavily edited in parts of the U.S. for nudity and depict...

May 26, 2020

The Deadly Mantis opens across the U.S. in 1957. Mostly a cash-in on the success of Them!, the cheesy B-movie fun later became an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. ...

May 25, 2020

Alien opens exclusively at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles in 1979. The movie plays around the clock for its opening weekend as people lineup for blocks to see it. Director Ridley Scott’s classic of horror and science fiction receives mixed reviews on its ...

May 24, 2020

Dawn of the Dead opens in the U.S. in 1979. George Romero’s follow-up to the groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead, the film is known as much for upping the level of gore as it is for dark commentary on Ameri...