Sunday, October 9, 2016

This Week in Fright Film History - October 09 to October 15, 2016




Ed Wood Jr. an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor,
author and film editor was born October 10, 1924. In the 1950s, Wood wrote, produced and directed a number of low-budget science fiction, horror and western films.  In the 1960s and 1970s, he began making pornographic movies and wrote over 80 pulp crime, horror and sex novels. In 1980, he was posthumously awarded a Golden Turkey Award as Worst Director of All Time. 










The Door with Seven Locks (1940) a British film directed by Norman Lee and starring Leslie Banks, Lilli Palmer, Romilly Lunge, and Gina Malo. Released in Great Britian on October 12, 1940 the film was based on the novel The Door with Seven Locks by Edgar Wallace. The Door with Seven Locks (1940) was released  in the United States by Monogram Pictures retitled as  Chamber of Horrors on December 20, 1940.


Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) the fifth installment in the Halloween film series directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard and starring Donald Pleasence again as Dr. Sam Loomis, was released on October 13, 1989. The film has the distinction of being the only Halloween movie that has never released in Italy.




The Evil Dead (1981) written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Campbell also starred in the film with Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker. The Evil Dead (1981) released theatrically on October 15 1981.




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