Sept. 7, 2023

This Day in Halloween: The erotic horror series "True Blood" --starring Anna Paquin -- premieres on HBO in 2008. / Illustration by Blanca Dunwoody

True Blood premieres on HBO in 2008. The erotic horror series is based on Charlaine Harris’ The Southern Vampire Mysteries novels and follows a group of Louisiana vampires through their relationships and in pursuit of vampire rights. Starring Oscar winner Anna Paquin, the show ran for seven seasons.