This Day in Halloween: "Wolfen" opens across the U.S. in 1981. / Illustration by Sorprisela Martinez
Wolfen opens across the U.S. in 1981. Based on the novel by Whitley Strieber and directed by Michael Wadleigh, the werewolf/detective movie stars Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, and Edward James Olmos. Wolfen is a critical and box office success, though Wadleigh disliked the final cut. The film earns the Special Jury Award from the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival.