Sunday, July 2, 2017

This Week in Fright Film History July 2 to 8, 2017

Day of the Dead (1985) written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's Dead Series was released theatrically on July 3, 1985. The film was preceded by Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978).

Blood Feast (1963) an American film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis and produced by David F. Friedman was released on July 6, 1963. It is considered the first splatter film, and is notable for its groundbreaking depictions of on-screen gore.

The Mummy's Ghost (1944) was the sequel to The Mummy's Tomb was released on July 7, 1944.The film starred Lon Chaney, Jr. in the role of Kharis the mummy. 

The Raven (1935)  directed by Lew Landers and starring Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi was released on July 8,1935.  Due to its storyline that contained elements of torture and revenge, the film did not do well at the box office during its initial release. Such themes were deemed too strong for the taste of the 1935 American audience.

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