May 18, 2020

The Abominable Dr. Phibes opens across the U.S. in 1971. The horror dark comedy features a strong screenplay by William Goldstein, James Whiton and Robert Fuest, and Vincent Price’s performance. The film is a h...

May 17, 2020

Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb opens across the U.S. in 1971. The fourth and final film in Hammer Films’ mummy franchise is based on Bram Stoker’s The Jewel of The Seven Stars. Known for a cursed production, Peter...

May 16, 2020

Peeping Tom opens across the UK in 1960. British director Michael Powell’s career takes a serious hit from this provocative, controversial proto-slasher film. Though it flops, and is censored or banned in other...

May 15, 2020

Witchfinder General (also known as The Conqueror Worm in the U.S.) premieres in Los Angeles in 1968. The controversial and partially censored film features one of Vincent Price’s best performances. The film is ...

May 14, 2020

Robert Tapert is born in Royal Oak, Mich. in 1955. The producer/director/writer is best known as co-creator and writer for Xena, The Princess Warrior TV series, but he’s produced The Grudge, 30 Days of Night, D...

May 12, 2020

John Barclay is born in Bletchingly, Surrey, England in 1892. The tall actor’s long career stretched from the 1930s to the 1970s and includes Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment, The Brotherhood...

May 11, 2020

The second day of Lemuria, the Roman festival of purging evil spirits from the home. A precursor, like the Celtic festival of Samhain, to Halloween. The festival traditionally fell on May 9, 11 and 13.  ...

May 10, 2020

Martin premieres in Washington D.C. in 1978. George Romero’s only vampire film is really a psychological horror film and his personal favorite. Critical support of the film has only grown over time.  ...