Sunday, November 13, 2016

This Week in Fright Film History - November 13 - 19 2016

The Invisible Man (1933) an American science fiction/horror film based on H. G. Wells' science fiction novel The Invisible Man(1897) was released on November 13, 1933. The film was directed by James Whale and stars Claude Rains, in his first American screen appearance, and Gloria Stuart. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest Universal Horror films of the 1930s.

Waxworks (1924) a German silent horror film directed by Paul Leni. Waxworks (1924)   is an anthology film that goes through several genres including a fantasy adventure, a historical film, and a horror film through its various episodes. It was released on November 13, 1924.

Goodwife Ann "Goody" Glover (died November 16, 1688) was the last person to be hanged in Boston as a witch. Three hundred years later in 1988, the Boston City Council proclaimed November 16 as Goody Glover Day.

Salem's Lot (1979) was first broadcast on American television by CBS on November 17 and 24 1979 in two 2-hours segments. Salem's Lot (1979) was adaptation of the novel of the same name by Stephen King and starred David Soul and James Mason.

Tower of London (1939) released on November 17, 1939 was an American horror film directed by Rowland V. Lee. It stars Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. The Tower of London (1939) was Price's first horror film.

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