June 27, 2020

Dark Shadows premieres on ABC in 1966. The Gothic horror-themed weekday soap opera produces 1,248 episodes over a unique five-year run of vampires and the supernatural, gaining a cult following that spurs a ser...

June 26, 2020

Peter Lorre is born in Rózsahegy, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia) in 1904. Known mostly for roles in film noir, Lorre was featured in several horror films in Germany and the U.S., including M, Mad Love, Invisibl...

June 25, 2020

Robot Monster opens across the U.S. in 1953. One of the string of 3D films made during the “Golden Age” of 3D in 1952-1955, the film is shot in just four days and is considered one of the worst films ever made....

June 24, 2020

The Masque of The Red Death premieres in London and Los Angeles in 1964. Directed by Roger Corman — the seventh of his eight Poe-based films — co-written by Charles Beaumont, and starring Vincent Price, the fil...

June 23, 2020

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. is published in 1819. The collection of 34 short stories by Washington Irving includes the first publishing of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle.  ...

June 22, 2020

Paul Frees is born in Chicago in 1920. The actor was known mostly for his voice work, nicknamed “The Man of A Thousand Voices” for his four-octave range that allowed him to work in dozens of cartoons, films and...

June 21, 2020

Seth Holt in born in Palestine (now Israel) in 1923. The British film director/writer/editor was known for thrillers and horror films, including Scream of Fear, The Nanny, Danger Route and episodes of TV’s Dang...

June 20, 2020

Jaws opens across the U.S. in 1975. Steven Spielberg’s first major film, based on author Peter Benchley’s bestselling book, becomes a massive hit. The film also inspires multiple sequels and a legion of rip-off...