Aug. 22, 2020

Ray Bradbury is born in Waukegan, Illinois in 1920. The prolific, versatile and highly-influential author of sci-fi, horror, and mystery wrote 27 novels including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Co...

Aug. 21, 2020

An American Werewolf in London opens across the U.S. in 1981. The horror comedy directed by John Landis was the most successful of three werewolf movies made that year, winning the Oscar for Best Makeup and the...

Aug. 20, 2020

H.P. Lovecraft is born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1890. The highly-influential author of 64 mostly short stories and novellas including The Call of the Cthulu, At the Mountains of Madness, The Dunwich Horror, and The Rats in the Walls, as well as poetry, s...

Aug. 19, 2020

Dracula: Sovereign of The Damned premieres on TV in Japan in 1980. A dubbed English version appears on American cable shortly after, taking its plot from Marvel’s Tomb of Dracula comics and making for famously ...

Aug. 18, 2020

Grant Williams is born in New York City in 1930. The actor stars in The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Leech Woman and also appears in The Monolith Monsters, The Doomsday Machine and Brain of Blood. He also appe...

Aug. 17, 2020

The Exorcist III opens across the U.S. in 1990. Written and directed by Exorcist novelist William Peter Blatty, the third installment in The Exorcist series is based loosely on the Zodiac killer and stars George C. Scott. The film receives mixed reviews and is...

Aug. 16, 2020

The Return of the Living Dead opens across the U.S. in 1985. Written and directed by Dan O’Bannon, the cult favorite introduces the brain-eating, fast zombies with a soundtrack of L.A. punk and metal bands.  ...

Aug. 15, 2020

Professional apeman Charles Gemora is born in the Philippines in 1903. The makeup artist studied gorillas at the San Diego Zoo and used his 5-foot-4-inch size and makeup skills to eventually became known as “Th...

Aug. 14, 2020

Candace Hilligoss is born in Huron, South Dakota in 1935. The actress’s few performances are most noted by her starring role in the 1962 low-budget cult classic horror film Carnival of Souls. ...

Aug. 13, 2020

Alfred Hitchcock is born in Leytonstone, Essex, England in 1899. Considered one of the greatest and perhaps most influential director in film history, his long list of classic thrillers includes Psycho, The Bir...