June 30, 2020

George Romero’s Day of the Dead premieres in New York in 1985. The third in director George A. Romero’s iconic zombie franchise, the film features a small role by Greg Nicotero, then assistant to makeup artist ...

June 29, 2020

Ray Harryhausen is born in Los Angeles in 1920. The stop-motion animator’s highly influential work includes Mighty Joe Young, 20 Million Years to Earth, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts, Mysterious Island, The Go...

June 28, 2020

Dead of Night opens across the U.S. in 1945. The British anthology horror movie includes five different tales and a framing story, and becomes a highly influential film to multiple filmmakers and inspires sever...

June 27, 2020

Dark Shadows premieres on ABC in 1966. The Gothic horror-themed weekday soap opera produces 1,248 episodes over a unique five-year run of vampires and the supernatural, gaining a cult following that spurs a series of novels, a pair of movies in the early 1970s...

June 26, 2020

Peter Lorre is born in Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia) in 1904. Known mostly for roles in film noir, Lorre was featured in several horror films in Germany and the U.S., including M, Mad Love, Invisibl...

June 25, 2020

Robot Monster opens across the U.S. in 1953. One of the string of 3D films made during the “Golden Age” of 3D in 1952-1955, the film is shot in just four days and is considered one of the worst films ever made. Though stock footage from five other films is use...

June 24, 2020

The Masque of The Red Death premieres in London and Los Angeles in 1964. Directed by Roger Corman — the seventh of his eight Poe-based films — co-written by Charles Beaumont, and starring Vincent Price, the fil...