Aug. 12, 2020

Dan Curtis is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1927.  The writer/director/producer is known for his horror-based TV work, creating the Dark Shadows, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker shows as well as The Night S...

Aug. 11, 2020

Matango opens in Japan in 1963. Directed by kaiju master Ishiro Honda, the film also known as Attack of the Mushroom People, is essentially Honda’s comment on addiction and is based on a story from 1907. The fi...

Aug. 10, 2020

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die opens across the U.S. in 1962. Also known as The Head That Wouldn’t Die, the B-movie continues to divide critical opinion. It has been mocked on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and turned into multiple musical stage versions.  ...

Aug. 9, 2020

The Bat opens across the U.S. in 1959. The thriller is the third film version of the novel The Circular Staircase. The first two were made during the silent era. The story was also a play in 1920. None met with...

Aug. 8, 2020

Hold That Ghost opens across the U.S. in 1941. The Abbott and Costello film is one of the first feature examples of horror comedies. The formula is successful and they use it with great success in Abbott and Co...

Aug. 7, 2020

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale premieres at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland in 2010. The tongue-in-cheek Finnish horror film about a darkly twisted species of Santa Claus is based on two previous short...

Aug. 6, 2020

The song “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” is released as the first single by the band Bauhaus in 1979. The nine-and-a-half minute opus based around a simple but chilling three-note bass line was recorded in a single take a...

Aug. 5, 2020

The Little Shop of Horrors opens across the U.S. in 1960. Roger Corman’s comedy horror classic about a carnivorous plant is shot over two days with sets Corman had used in his previous film Bucket of Blood. The film is also known for featuring a young Jack Nic...