Oct. 25, 2020

The first Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons airs in 1990. Presented as a special episode outside the show’s regular continuity, it features three segments inspired by EC Comics tales. The episode is a...

Oct. 24, 2020

Swedish horror classic Let the Right One In opens in the U.S. in 2008 after touring the international film festival circuit most of the year. An American remake would follow two years later.  ...

Oct. 23, 2020

The Face at the Window opens across the U.S. in 1940. The British horror melodrama is the second adaptation of an 1897 play and features an over-the-top performance by Tod Slaughter.  ...

Oct. 22, 2020

The Vampire Lovers opens across the U.S. in 1970. The Hammer horror film is a boundary pushing example of the company’s “bloodshed and bosoms” formula, featuring lesbian vampires in the first of what is referre...

Oct. 21, 2020

The Dead Zone opens across the U.S. in 1983. David Cronenberg’s horror thriller is one of the most successful adaptations of a Stephen King novel and is one of Christopher Walken’s most famous roles. King has a...

Oct. 20, 2020

The date the controversial Patterson-Gimlin film is allegedly shot in Bluff Creek, Calif. in 1967. The minute-long amateur film remains the most famous alleged footage of a so-called “Bigfoot” or "Sasquatch” to...

Oct. 19, 2020

Fahrenheit 451 is published by Ballantine books in 1953. Ray Bradbury’s award-winning novel is both science fiction and horror with its dystopian indictment of censorship, McCarthyism and the dangers of mass me...

Oct. 18, 2020

Re-Animator opens across the U.S. in 1985. The low-budget horror comedy based on the H.P. Lovecraft story is a small hit on its release, is followed by two sequels and now considered a cult favorite.   ...

Oct. 17, 2020

The Wicker Man opens in Britain in 1973. It opens in the U.S. two years later. The British horror mystery film is based loosely on the 1967 David Pinner novel Ritual, and pairs Christopher Lee and Edward Woodwa...

Oct. 16, 2020

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde opens in the U.K. in 1971. Hammer Films’ twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel was their third version of the tale and likely their most lasting. The film makes fictional co...