Sunday, January 1, 2017

This Week in Fright Film History January 1 - 7, 2017

Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)  directed by Monte Hellman and starring Michael Forest, Frank Wolff, Richard Sinatra, and Sheila Carrol was released on January 1, 1959. This film was  the first directing job for Monte Hellman who would later direct The Terror (1963) and Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989).

The Return of the Vampire (1944) released by Columbia Pictures on January 1, 1944, stars Bela Lugosi as the
vampire Armand Tesla. The Return of the Vampire (1944) was an unofficial sequel to Universal Studios’ film Dracula (1931) for copyright purposes, the vampire's name was changed to Armand Tesla

Figures of the Night (1920) a German silent horror film directed by Richard Oswald and starring Paul Wegener was released on January 6, 1920. This film is considered lost.

Charles Samuel "Chas" Addams an American cartoonist known for creating the comic strip “  The Addams Family” was born on January 7, 1912.  


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