This Day in Halloween: Hammer Films' "Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb" starring Peter Cushing opens across the U.S. in 1971. / Illustration by Haley Underwood

May 17, 2023

Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb opens across the U.S. in 1971. The fourth and final film in Hammer Films’ mummy franchise is based on Bram Stoker’s The Jewel of The Seven Stars. Known for a cursed production, Peter Cushing leaves the film after a day due to his wife’s illness and director Seth Holt dies on set of a heart attack.