This Day In Halloween

A Daily History of Horror

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...

Feb. 26, 2020

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari premieres in Berlin in 1920. The German Expressionist silent horror classic is also often considered the first true horror film and first art film. Directed by Robert Weine and writt...

Feb. 25, 2020

Diane Baker is born in Hollywood in 1938. Her long career in film and TV includes Strait-Jacket, Marnie, The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre, The Invaders, Night Gallery and The Silence of the Lambs.  ...

Feb. 24, 2020

Billy Zane is born in Chicago in 1966. The actor most famous for his role in Titanic, is also featured in several horror films & thrillers including Critters, Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, Vl...

Feb. 16, 2020

George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead premieres in Los Angeles in 1978. The second in Romero’s Living Dead zombie series is a mocking of American consumerism and made with Italian horror director Dario Argento’s ass...

Feb. 15, 2020

Gale Sondergaard is born in Litchfield, Minn. in 1899. The winner of the first Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1936 for Anthony Adverse, her long career on stage, film and TV includes Faust, The Cat and the Ca...

Feb.13, 2020

The band Black Sabbath release their self-titled debut album in 1970. Incorporating Birmingham, England’s industrial surroundings with a slow, heavy blues rock base, Black Sabbath creates perhaps the first grea...

Feb. 12, 2020

The Wolfman opens across the U.S. in 2010. Universal’s remake/reboot of its 1941 classic is directed by Joe Johnston and stars Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving. Rick Baker created...