May 14, 2021

This Day in Halloween: Horror comedy B-movie "King of the Zombies" opens across the U.S. in 1941. / Illustration by Angela Smith

King of the Zombies opens across the U.S. in 1941. The horror comedy from B-Movie studio Monogram Pictures is at first intended to be a vehicle for Bela Lugosi, then Peter Lorre, but neither make the movie. Regardless, it’s a hit and Oscar nominee for Best Score and was followed by sequel Revenge of the Zombies two years later.