Jan. 22, 2021

This Day in Halloween: Polish horror musical fantasy "The Lure" premieres at The Sundance Film Festival in 2016. / Illustration by Victoria Diaz.

The Lure premieres at The Sundance Film Festival in 2016. The Polish horror musical fantasy by Agnieszka Smoczyńska is partly a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid mixed with commentary on sexism and the struggle of immigrants. The film receives mostly good reviews and is a small arthouse hit, winning several awards on the festival circuit.