March 19, 2020

Tod Slaughter is born in Newcastle, England in 1885. The actor built his theater and film career on playing maniacal villains in Victorian style melodramas. He died in 1956. Renewed historical interest in his w...

March 18, 2020

The song “Grimly Fiendish” is released in 1985. The song is written and performed by The Damned and becomes one of their biggest hits, reaching number 21 on the UK singles chart that year.  ...

March 17, 2020

The pilot episode of The Magician premieres on ABC in 1973. Bill Bixby stars as South American prison escapee who becomes a successful magician that solves crimes and helps people. The series would officially d...

March 16, 2020

Theater of Blood premieres in Toronto, Canada in 1973. The horror film about an actor murdering his critics is said to be star Vincent Price’s favorite. Also said to be co-star Diana Rigg’s personal favorite. P...

March 15, 2020

Bridget Cleary is murdered and burned at the stake by her husband in Ballyvadlea, Ireland in 1895. The man claims she was a “changeling” put in place by fairies, in a country that still believes in fairies at t...

March 14, 2020

The Walking Dead opens across the U.S. in 1936. The Michael Curtiz film features Boris Karloff as a resurrected man seeking revenge for being wrongly convicted and executed for murder. The film was a success an...

March 13, 2020

The Evil Dead II opens across the U.S. in 1987. Director Sam Raimi’s horror comedy serves as both sequel to and send up of Evil Dead, each starring Bruce Campbell. The success of the film leads to the sequel Ar...

March 12, 2020

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra opens in limited release in the U.S. in 2004. The low budget spoof of 1950s sci-fi b-movies draws very divided opinion, but has been followed by one sequel in 2008 and another said ...

March 11, 2020

Alice Cooper’s Welcome to My Nightmare concept album is released in 1975. The hard rock album is considered a classic and also a seminal album in the horror rock genre.  ...

March 10, 2020

Dawn of the Dead premieres in 2004. Director Zack Snyder’s remake stars Sarah Pauley and Ving Rhames. The film’s box office and critical success play a major role in reviving the zombie genre.  ...