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Monday, August 21, 2017

On this day in horror history.... August 21st, 1981


On this day in horror history.... a genre film, in a genre that I've never been able to get behind, 'An American Werewolf in London' is released. I know this is a classic and a movie that's been talked about and studied for decades now, but I can honestly say that I've never seen it. At some point, I'll get around to it, but until then.... I respect it for what it is: A classic that's beloved by millions.



Sunday, August 20, 2017

On this day in horror history.... August 20th, 1890


On this day in horror history.... an author full of madness and mayhem, H.P. Lovecraft, is born. One of the most prolific horror writers of all time, he created a mythos that seems to be eternal. Using only a pen and his imagination, he gave birth to the great old one, Cthulhu, and the rest was history.



Saturday, August 19, 2017

On this day in horror history.... August 19th, 2005


On this day in horror history.... a fun, little sleeper called 'Dead and Breakfast' is released. It may not be the greatest horror film ever made, but it was a good time, none the less. Enjoyable, funny and charming in its own way. If you've never seen it, you really should.



Friday, August 18, 2017

On this day in horror history.... August 18th, 1933


On this day in horror history.... a director, who's proven to be a terrible human being in real life, Roman Polanski is born. Despite his illegal activities, the man brought some interesting horror entries into the genre. Specifically, one of the undisputed classics, 'Rosemary's Baby'. The definition of a "slow burn" horror, this film oozes style. Granted, we never really good look at the terror of the title character, but you don't need too. Mr. Polanski lets your mind do things that are far worse than any creature he could have depicted.



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On this day in horror history.... August 16th, 1956


On this day in horror history.... a man known primarily for his role as 'Dracula', Bela Lugosi passes away. A horror legend and the man who created the image that is forever burned into brains, of what a vampire is. He, sadly, faded into obscurity and drug abuse, before attempting to clean up his act and make a comeback. Even Ed Wood's good intentions and attempts to revive the former star, never brought him back to his former glory. RIP Bela.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

On this day in horror history.... August 15th, 1986


On this day in horror history.... David Cronenberg's remake of the Vincent Price classic, 'The Fly', is released. This time, with Jeff Goldblum in the lead, we meet the "BrundleFly". A grotesque example of body horror, complete with the very memorable doughnut vomit sequence. Mr. Cronenberg once again proved why he's one of the most iconic directors alive today. Watch at your own risk!