Oct. 6, 2020

 The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires opens across the U.K. in 1974. The ninth and final film in Hammer’s Dracula series is a horror martial arts movie that features John Forbes-Robertson as the Count instead of...

Oct. 2, 2020

Isn’t It Shocking? premieres on ABC in 1973. The comedy mystery TV movie stars Alan Alda as a small town detective investigating a series of murders of older residents, and is one of the first films of director...

Sept. 28, 2020

Dracula A.D. 1972 opens across the U.K. in 1972. The seventh in Hammer’s Dracula franchise  and though the story takes place in (then) contemporary London, it is the first film in the series to feature both Chr...

Aug. 19, 2020

Dracula: Sovereign of The Damned premieres on TV in Japan in 1980. A dubbed English version appears on American cable shortly after, taking its plot from Marvel’s Tomb of Dracula comics and making for famously ...

Aug. 12, 2020

Dan Curtis is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1927.  The writer/director/producer is known for his horror-based TV work, creating the Dark Shadows, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker shows as well as The Night S...

July 27, 2020

Lupita Tovar is born in Matias Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico in 1910. The star of the Spanish-language version of Universal’s Dracula in 1931 had a nearly 20-year career in both English- and Spanish-language films bef...

July 12, 2020

Director Tod Browning is born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1880. Though he directed dozens of films in various genres, during and after the silent era, he is best known for his work in the 1930s, especially Dracu...

June 17, 2020

Vlad III of Wallachia becomes Vlad the Impaler in 1462. After a surprise attack on an Ottoman Turk army fails to capture or kill the sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, Vlad displays the bodies of approximately 20,000...

June 3, 2020

Nosferatu is released in the United States in 1929, seven years after a legally tricky release in Germany. The silent expressionist horror classic directed by F.W. Murnau is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Drac...