Oct. 14, 2021

This Day in Halloween: The short "Black Cats and Broomsticks" opens across the U.S. in 1955. / Illustration by Allison Jimenez

Black Cats and Broomsticks opens across the U.S. in 1955. The documentary short examines superstitions and is shot and directed by documentarian Larry O’Reilly, who made Alert Today – Alive Tomorrow, We Never Sleep, and the game show parody It Pays To Be Ignorant.