July 23, 2020

Actor and stuntman Chuck Courtney is born in Los Angeles in 1930. He starred as Billy The Kid in Billy The Kid Versus Dracula. He also appeared in Food of the Gods and Pet Sematary. He died in 2000. ...

July 22, 2020

James Whale is born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England in 1889. The director’s career covered multiple genres, but he is an icon for Universal’s classic Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein as well as The...

July 21, 2020

Visual effects artist Paul Blaisdell is born in Newport, Rhode Island in 1927. Blaisdell created and often was the monster in films like The Beast With A Million Eyes, It Conquered The World, and The Day The World Ended. He died in 1983. ...

July 20, 2020

The Devil Rides Out opens in the U.K. in 1968. Written by Richard Matheson and directed by Terence Fisher, the film stars Christopher Lee in a rare good-guy role in a Hammer film, where he battles devil worship...

July 19, 2020

Day of the Dead opens across the U.S. in 1985. The third in director George A. Romero’s iconic zombie franchise, the film features a small role by Greg Nicotero, then an assistant to makeup artist Tom Savini, a...

June 18, 2020

Zombie opens across the U.S. in 1980. The film, originally intended to be an Italian sequel to George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, is controversial on its release, but is a hit that develops a cult following and ...

July 17, 2020

Super hero Vampirella appears for the first time in Vampirella #1 in 1969. The creation of writer Forrest J. Ackerman and artist Trina Robbins for Warren Publishing, she is a voluptuous and scantily-clad  “ligh...

July 16, 2020

Topper opens across the U.S. in 1937. The supernatural comedy starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett as a ghostly married couple helping the hapless Roland Young is a major hit, and is followed by two sequels and later a TV show. Young is nominated for Best...

July 15, 2020

The Black Room opens across the U.S. in 1935. Roy William Neill directs an under seen Boris Karloff gothic thriller featuring him in twin roles. Still regarded as one of Karloff’s best performances. ...