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Historical Happening – King Kong Premiere

Posted in adventure, art, box office, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, dark, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, horror films, legends, monster movies, monsters, movies, RayHarryhausen, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 03/02/2017 by Edward Brock

The classic, King Kong, made its New York premiere on this day–in 1933. (It was released nationwide on April 7th).

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It’s also Willis O’Brien’s birthday (who created the marvelous stop-motion effects for the film). He was born in 1886.

Historical Happening – Horror Birthdays

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Several actors–who had prominent roles in Horror films–were born on this day.

Oliver Reed (1937) – Curse of the Werewolf, Burnt Offerings, The Brood

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David Naughton (1951) – An American Werewolf in London

Mena Suvari (1979) – The Rage: Carrie 2, Day of the Dead, Don’t Blink

Historical Happening – Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”

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Though it had a premiere on January 21, Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid hit theaters on this day, in 1921.

It starred Chaplin–who wrote, produced, and edited the film, as well. It was also Chaplin’s first feature-length film as director.

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Historical Happening – John Carpenter

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Horror Maestro, John Carpenter, was born on this day–in 1948.

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Historical Happening – Batman TV Series

Posted in batman, books, comedy, Cool Stuff, dc comics, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, humor, justice league, legends, movies, mythology, sci-fi, superheroes, TV, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 01/12/2017 by Edward Brock

One of the craziest TV shows ever produced premiered on this day in 1966.

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The series starred Adam West as Batman & Burt Ward as Robin. It also starred a rotating collection of memorable villains–including Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, Cesar Romero as The Joker, and Julie Newmar/Eartha Kitt as Catwoman.

Historical Happening – Gojira / Godzilla

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Historical Happening: Gojira

The King of the Monsters, Godzilla, first appeared on movie screens on this day–in 1954 (in Japan).

It was released 2 years later in the United States (where it was “Americanized–even adding Raymond Burr to better appeal to U.S. movie-goers).

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Historical Happening – John Carpenter’s Halloween

Posted in Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, fantasy, Film, halloween, horror films, monster movies, monsters, movies, mythology, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 10/25/2016 by Edward Brock

John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN was first released on this day–in 1978.

It introduced the world to Michael Myers and kick-started the “slasher film” craze.

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