May 25, 2020

Alien opens exclusively at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles in 1979. The movie plays around the clock for its opening weekend as people lineup for blocks to see it. Director Ridley Scott’s classic of horror ...

May 24, 2020

Dawn of the Dead opens in the U.S. in 1979. George Romero’s follow-up to the groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead, the film is known as much for upping the level of gore as it is for dark commentary on Ameri...

May 23, 2020

The Shining premieres in Los Angeles in 1980. Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic, based on Stephen King’s book, stars Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Multiple cuts of the film divides critical and audience opi...

May 22, 2020

Dracula opens across the U.K. in 1958. The first in Hammer’s Dracula series was renamed The Horror of Dracula in the U.S. to avoid confusion with the Universal classic. Starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Le...

May 21, 2020

Jimmy Spicer’s “Adventures of Super Rhyme” is released by Dazz Records in 1980, marking arguably the first known appearance of “Horrorcore” rap. The lengthy rap includes a portion where Spicer recounts meeting ...

May 20, 2020

The Psychopath opens in the U.S. in 1966. The British horror-mystery, directed by Freddie Francis and written by Robert Bloch, follows the murders of the former investigators of a German millionaire who are fou...

May 19, 2020

The Mad Magician opens across the U.S. in 1954. One of the string of 3D films made during 3D’s “Golden era” of 1952-1955. It stars Vincent Price and is a quickly-made, campy cash in after the success of House o...