Monday, October 25, 2010

Gary B's: This Week in Horror History (Oct. 24-31)


Hello all, once again it’s time for Gary B’s “this week in Horror History”


Oct. 24:
1962
- Eyes Without a Face – released theatrically

Oct. 25:
1978
– Halloween - released theatrically
1993 – Vincent Price dies (b. 1911) (and so did a piece of me)
2000 – Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem – release on Nintendo Gamecube in Japan

Oct. 26:
1979
– When A Strange Calls - released theatrically
2001 – Bones - released theatrically

Oct. 27:
1989 – Shocker - released theatrically
1989 – Castlevania: The Adventure - released on the Game Boy in Japan
1995 – Vampire in Brooklyn - released theatrically
2001 – Book of Shadowas: Blair Witch 2 - released theatrically (then I vomited)

Oct. 28:
1951
– Joe R. Lansdale – (winner of six Bram Stocker Awards for horror fiction) born
2005 – Saw II - released theatrically
2005 – Masters of Horror – premiers on television

Oct. 29:
1920
– The Golem: How He Came Into the World - released theatrically in Germany
1973 – Return of the Blind Dead - released theatrically
1993 – Return of the Living Dead III - released on VHS
2004 – Versus - released theatrically
2004 – Saw - released theatrically

Oct. 30:
1938
– The War of the Worlds – radio adaption airs
1981 – Halloween II - released theatrically

Oct. 31: (I thought I would expand this one, for obvious reasons)
834 – 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints
1846 – Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp (technically this is still horror related…you know what happens to them)
1926 – Magician Harry Houdini (Erich Weisz) died in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix
1961 – Peter Jackson director of Bad Taste, Braindead born
1974 – Phantom of the Paradise - released theatrically
1991 – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest - released on the Super Nintendo in Japan
2001 – Exoneration of Salem Witches is completed

2 comments:

  1. Fascinating! Thanks for sharing!

    My favorite comment of yours:

    "2001 – Book of Shadowas: Blair Witch 2 - released theatrically (then I vomited)"

    Hahahahahahaha!

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