May 9, 2020

Friday the 13th opens across the U.S. in 1980. The second in the era of slasher film franchises following Halloween. Despite mixed reviews, it becomes a highly influential and successful independent film, spawn...

May 8, 2020

The Evil of Frankenstein opens across the U.S. in 1964. The third in Hammer’s Frankenstein film series is notable for featuring a creature that resembles the square-headed design of Jack Pierce from the origina...

May 7, 2020

Taste The Blood of Dracula opens across the U.K. in 1970. The fifth in Hammer’s Dracula franchise and the fourth to feature Christopher Lee as Dracula. Despite mixed reviews, the film is a success. ...

May 6, 2020

Black Sabbath opens in the U.S. in 1964. Mario Bava’s anthology horror film stars Boris Karloff, who contracted pneumonia during the production. The film is still regarded as one of Italy’s best horror films.  ...

May 5, 2020

Interview With A Vampire is published in 1976. The first novel by Anne Rice receives mixed reviews but slowly grows a devoted following. The novel’s eventual success spawns a movie version in 1994 and several c...

May 4, 2020

Richard Jenkins is born in DeKalb, Illinois in 1947. The award-winning actor’s work includes Wolf, The Witches of Eastwick, Let Me In, Cabin in the Woods and The Shape of Water. ...

May 3, 2020

Unidentified Flying Objects: The True Story of Flying Saucers opens across the U.S. in 1956. The film is a prototype for future pseudo-documentaries on U.F.O.s and supernatural topics.   ...

May 2, 2020

Clairvius Narcisse is buried in 1962. His apparent death a few days earlier and digging up shortly after, led to the first verifiable case of a person being a “zombie” due to Haitian voudou.  ...

May 1, 2020

Man-Thing appears for the first time in the magazine-format comic Savage Tales #1 in 1971. Created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, and artist Gray Morrow, Marvel’s swamp monster super hero is the first o...

April 30, 2020

Hexennacht, a variation of Walpurgis Night, is held in Germany. While Walpurgis Night is a feast day of 8th Century English Saint Walpurga, Hexennacht is German for “Witches’ Night” and considered the night whe...