April 26, 2020

This Day in Halloween: Tod Browning's "Mark of the Vampire" featuring Bela Lugosi opens across the U.S. / Illustration by Ari Fuyumuro

Mark of the Vampire opens across the U.S. in 1935. Director Tod Browning’s remake of his silent — and famously lost — Lon Chaney film London After Midnight is a thriller with a twist unusual for its time. Critical opinion on the film has always been strongly divided.