June 7, 2020

The Ghost Breakers premieres in Detroit in 1940. The Bob Hope horror comedy is actually the third film version of the 1909 play The Ghost Breaker and considered one of Hope’s best films, despite some dated and ...

June 6, 2020

Actor Robert Englund is born in Glendale, California in 1947. The classically trained actor’s career includes stage, film and TV but he is best known for playing Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street mo...

June 5, 2020

Gog premieres in Hollywood in 1954. One of the string of 3D films made during the “Golden Age” of 3D in 1952-1955 and third in producer Ivan Tors “Office of Scientific Investigation” trilogy that includes The M...

June 4, 2020

The Phantom Carriage opens in the U.S. in 1922. The highly influential Swedish silent horror film about a ghostly carriage driver is notable for its sophisticated story telling and special effects and is still ...

June 3, 2020

Nosferatu is released in the United States in 1929, seven years after a legally tricky release in Germany. The silent expressionist horror classic directed by F.W. Murnau is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Drac...

June 2, 2020

Spook Chasers opens across the U.S. in 1957. The horror comedy is the 45th and one of the last films in the long Bowery Boys movie series. It is also the second to last with any horror element. ...

June 1, 2020

20 Million Miles to Earth opens across the U.S. in 1957. Also known as The Beast From Space, the film is shot on location in Rome and features Ray Harryhausen stop-motion animation. ...

May 31, 2020

Akira Ifukube is born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1914. The king of kaiju music, he is composer of the Godzilla Theme and music for dozens of Japanese giant monster movies including Godzilla King of the Monsters, Des...

May 30, 2020

Cult Of The Cobra premieres in Los Angeles in 1955. Released as a double feature with Universal’s Revenge of the Creature, the film is notably similar to Cat People, but becomes  a cult favorite on TV. ...

May 29, 2020

Danny Elfman is born in Los Angeles in 1953. The one-time leader of L.A. new wave band Oingo Boingo has even greater success as a film and TV composer. Known mostly for the theme to The Simpsons and his longtim...