This Day in Halloween: Michael Curtiz' film "The Walking Dead" featuring Boris Karloff opens across the U.S. in 1936. / Illustration by Andrew Truong
The Walking Dead opens across the U.S. in 1936. The Michael Curtiz film features Boris Karloff as a resurrected man seeking revenge for being wrongly convicted and executed for murder. The film was a success and is notable for Karloff’s subtle performance.