This Day In Halloween

A Daily History of Horror

July 11, 2020

Stranger Things premieres at a special screening in Los Angeles in 2016. It debuts on Netflix four days later to critical acclaim and becomes one of the streaming service’s highest viewed series. ...

July 10, 2020

13 Ghosts opens across the U.S. in 1960. The William Castle haunted house horror film is known mostly for one of Castle’s trademark gimmicks to enhance and promote the film. Audiences at the larger theaters cou...

July 9, 2020

Dean Koontz is born in Everett, Penn. in 1945. The best-selling author of more than 100 novels, including Demon Seed, and Phantoms, as well as the Odd Thomas series, the Frankenstein series and Jane Hawk series...

July 8, 2020

The Raven opens across the U.S. in 1935. The horror thriller stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff and is the final film in Universal’s 1930’s Edgar Allan Poe trilogy, following Murders in the Rue Morgue and The ...

July 7, 2020

Brides of Dracula opens across the U.K. in 1960. The second in Hammer’s Dracula franchise does not feature Dracula or Christopher Lee, but does feature Peter Cushing again as Van Helsing. The film receives mixe...

July 6, 2020

Janet Leigh is born in Merced, Calif. in 1927. Despite a more than 50-year career in film, TV, radio and the stage, she is best known for Alfred Hitchock’s Psycho. Other roles include The Manchurian Candidate, ...

July 5, 2020

Pruitt Taylor Vince is born in Baton Rouge in 1960. The character actor’s work includes Angel Heart, Jacob’s Ladder, The X-Files, The Walking Dead, True Blood, 13 Sins, The Devil’s Candy, and Stranger Things.  ...

July 4, 2020

Charles Dodgson — A.K.A. Lewis Carroll — tells ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her two sisters the first version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland while paddling a boat down the Thames in Oxfordshire, England ...