Oct. 6, 2020

 The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires opens across the U.K. in 1974. The ninth and final film in Hammer’s Dracula series is a horror martial arts movie that features John Forbes-Robertson as the Count instead of...

Oct. 5, 2020

Author, screenwriter, playwright, artist Clive Barker is born in Liverpool, England in 1952. Barker’s novels include The Damnation Game and short story collection Books of Blood, with many of his tales becoming...

Oct. 4, 2020

The song “Boris the Spider” is released in 1966. Written and performed by The Who and included as a B-side to the single “Whiskey Man,” it quickly outshines the A-side and becomes one of the band’s biggest hits...

Oct. 3, 2020

Friday the 13th: The Series premieres in syndication in 1987. Though originally titled The 13th Hour, and having no story connections to the movie series, producer Frank Mancuso Jr., who also produced several o...

Oct. 2, 2020

Isn’t It Shocking? premieres on ABC in 1973. The comedy mystery TV movie stars Alan Alda as a small town detective investigating a series of murders of older residents, and is one of the first films of director...

Oct. 1, 2020

Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is published in 1915. The German magazine The White Pages uses a cover illustration of a bug that Kafka later chastises the publisher about. Regardless, the book becomes a classi...

Sept. 30, 2020

Tales from the Darkside premieres in syndication on cable in 1984. The George Romero-produced anthology series runs for four seasons and features episodes based on stories by Stephen King, Clive Barker and Harl...

Sept. 29, 2020

Don’t Torture A Duckling opens in Italy in 1972. Lucio Fulci’s Italian giallo film is his first to feature gore, but its criticism of the Catholic Church limited its release. The film remains a favorite with gi...

Sept. 28, 2020

Dracula A.D. 1972 opens across the U.K. in 1972. The seventh in Hammer’s Dracula franchise  and though the story takes place in (then) contemporary London, it is the first film in the series to feature both Chr...

Sept. 27, 2020

The new Twilight Zone premieres on CBS in 1985. The revival of the iconic TV series played for two series and included stories by Harlan Ellison and George R. R. Martin, and episodes directed by Wes Craven and ...