March 8, 2020

Mad Monster Party premieres in New York in 1967. The Rankin/Bass stop-motion animated musical comedy is a cult classic featuring the voices of Boris Karloff (in one of his final performances) and Phyllis Diller...

March 7, 2020

The first film version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde premieres in 1908. The 16-minute silent film’s screenplay by George F. Fish and Luella Forepaugh is based on their play. The film has been considered lost for d...

March 6, 2020

Angel Heart opens across the U.S. in 1987. Though it receives mixed critical and audience response on its release, the film, starring Mickey Rourke and Robert DeNiro, would gather a cult following and come to b...

March 3, 2020

The Picture of Dorian Gray opens across the U.S. in 1945. The fourth film -- and first non-silent version -- of Oscar Wilde’s story stars  Hurd Hadfield, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury and Peter Lawford and fe...

March 2, 2020

Eyes Without A Face opens in France in 1960. French new wave director Georges Franju’s film is controversial at the time, but critical and popular regard for the film has steadily grown. It is dubbed, severely ...

March 1, 2020

Lionel Atwill is born in London in 1885. The character actor built an extensive stage career in England before moving to Hollywood, where his films included Doctor X, The Vampire Bat, Mystery at the Wax Museum,...

Feb. 29, 2020

Joss Ackland is born in London in 1928. The actor’s long career encompasses extensive stage, film and TV work in various genres including Tales of the Unexpected, Jekyll and Hyde, The Mind Snatchers and The Sta...

Feb. 28, 2020

The Theremin is patented in the U.S. in 1928. The musical instrument invented by Lev Sergeyevich Termen AKA Leon Theremin begins its unique path through musical history in horror or science fiction movie scores...

Feb. 27, 2020

Gary J. Tunnicliffe is born in Burntwood, England in 1968. The jack of all trades is known primarily for his special effects and special makeup effects work in Hellraiser III, Candyman, Blade, Sleepy Hollow, Mi...