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Historical Happening – Jaws

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The iconic film that made millions afraid to go in the water, Jaws, was released on this day in 1975.

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Historical Happening – Jason & the Argonauts

Posted in adventure, art, box office, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, fantasy, fiction, Film, folklore, history, horror, horror films, kids, legends, literature, monster movies, monsters, movies, mythology, RayHarryhausen, Uncategorized, weird with tags , , , , , , , , , on 06/19/2017 by Edward Brock

One of my favorite films of all-time, Jason & the Argonauts, was released on this day–in 1963. Featuring the superb stop-motion work of my cinematic hero, Ray Harryhausen, it is a feast for the eyes.

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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”

Posted in art, box office, Cool Stuff, Film, history, humor, legends, movies, people, Smithsonian, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/06/2017 by Edward Brock

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

Posted in Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, Film, ghosts, halloween, history, horror films, monster movies, movies, people, Uncategorized, weird with tags , , , , , , on 01/16/2017 by Edward Brock

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

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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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