Oct. 19, 2020

Fahrenheit 451 is published by Ballantine books in 1953. Ray Bradbury’s award-winning novel is both science fiction and horror with its dystopian indictment of censorship, McCarthyism and the dangers of mass me...

Oct. 18, 2020

Re-Animator opens across the U.S. in 1985. The low-budget horror comedy based on the H.P. Lovecraft story is a small hit on its release, is followed by two sequels and now considered a cult favorite.   ...

Oct. 17, 2020

The Wicker Man opens in Britain in 1973. It opens in the U.S. two years later. The British horror mystery film is based loosely on the 1967 David Pinner novel Ritual, and pairs Christopher Lee and Edward Woodwa...

Oct. 16, 2020

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde opens in the U.K. in 1971. Hammer Films’ twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel was their third version of the tale and likely their most lasting. The film makes fictional co...

Oct. 15, 2020

The Evil Dead premieres in Detroit in 1981. The low-budget horror comedy classic written and directed by Sam Raimi and stars childhood friend Bruce Campbell. Buzz at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival and a rave rev...

Oct. 14, 2020

Black Cats and Broomsticks opens across the U.S. in 1955. The documentary short examines superstitions and is shot and directed by documentarian Larry O’Reilly, who made Alert Today - Alive Tomorrow, We Never S...

Oct. 13, 2020

Grand Master Jacques de Molay and sixty fellow Knights Templar are arrested in Paris by order of King Phillip IV of France on Friday the 13th of October,1307. The incident is at least one possible origin of the...

Oct. 12, 2020

The Grudge premieres in Los Angeles in 2004.  The remake of Japanese horror movie Ju-On: The Grudge, is directed by Takashi Shimizu, the director of the original. Shimizu also directed both the Japanese and Ame...

Oct. 11, 2020

Vampire Circus opens across the U.S. in 1972. The Hammer horror film is Robert Young’s first as director and features a self-explanatory plot. He was unaware of the company’s tight production schedules and was ...

Oct. 10, 2020

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark premieres on ABC in 1973. The “ABC Movie of the Week” about a goblin-infested house has become a cult favorite as a proto-feminist film. Guillermo del Toro produced and co-wrote a re...