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History of Horror in November

By Woofer McWooferson
Join House of Tortured Souls as we celebrate significant dates in the history of horror in November. Click on thumbnails for full images.

November 1 - 7

11/01/1985 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge released theatrically
A Nightmare on Elm Street / Fair use doctrine.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night / Fair use doctrine.
11/01/1997 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released on the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in the European Union
11/01/2000 - Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem released on the Nintendo GameCube in the European Union
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem / Fair use doctrine.
28 Days Later / Fair use doctrine.
11/01/2002 - 28 Days Later released theatrically in the United Kingdom
11/02/1990 - Jacob's Ladder released theatrically
Jacob's Ladder / Fair use doctrine.
Carrie / Fair use doctrine.
11/03/1976 - Carrie released theatrically
11/03/1946-Tom Savini pioneer F/X artist born
Tom Savini / Image: IMDb
The Snake Pit / Fair use doctrine.
11/04/1948 - The Snake Pit released theatrically
11/05/1943 - Son of Dracula (1943) released theatrically
Son of Dracula / Fair use doctrine.
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness / Fair use doctrine.
11/05/2006 - Castlevania: Curse of Darkness released on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in North America
11/06/1931 - Mike Nichols (director of Wolf) born
Mike Nichols / Photo by Steve Granitz - © WireImage.com - Image courtesy WireImage.com
Thandie Newton / Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage.com
11/06/1972 - Thandie Newton (actress in Interview with the Vampire) born
11/06/1972 - Rebecca Romijn (actress in Godsend) born
Rebecca Romijn / Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com

November 8 - 14

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde / Fair use doctrine.
11/07/1971 - Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde released theatrically
11/07/2000 - Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem released on the Nintendo GameCube in Australia
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem / Fair use doctrine.
Bram Stoker / Fair use doctrine.
11/08/1847 - Bram Stoker (author of Dracula) born (d. 1912)
11/08/1968 - Parker Posey (actress in Scream 3) born
Parker Posey / © 2004 USA Cable Network. All Rights Reserved.
Tara Reid / IMDb
11/08/1975 - Tara Reid (actress in A Return to Salem's Lot, Urban Legend (film), Devil's Pond, Alone in the Dark, and The Crow: Wicked Prayer) born
11/09/1984 - A Nightmare on Elm Street released theatrically
A Nightmare on Elm Street / Fair use doctrine.
Silent Night, Deadly Night / Fair use doctrine.
11/09/1984 - Silent Night, Deadly Night released theatrically
11/09/1988 - Child's Play released theatrically
Child's Play / © 1988 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Castlevania: Chronicles / Fair use doctrine.
11/09/2001 - Castlevania Chronicles released on the PlayStation in the European Union
11/10/1889 - Claude Rains (actor in many horror films) born (d. 1967)
Claude Rains / Photo by Hulton Archive - Image courtesy gettyimages.com
Bill Moseley / IMDb
11/11/1951 - Bill Moseley (actor in many horror films) born
11/11/1995 - Interview with the Vampire released theatrically
Interview with the Vampire / Fair use doctrine.
Resident Evil Zero / Fair use doctrine.
11/11/2002 - Resident Evil 0 released on the Nintendo GameCube in North America
11/12/1904 - Jacques Tourneur (director of many horror films) born (d. 1977)
Jacques Tourneur / Image: IMDb
The Mad Ghoul / Fair use doctrine.
11/12/1943 - The Mad Ghoul released theatrically
11/12/1999 - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis released for the PlayStation in North America
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis / Fair use doctrine.
Seed of Chucky / Fair use doctrine.
11/12/2004 - Seed of Chucky released theatrically
11/13/1933 - The Invisible Man released theatrically
The Invisible Man / Fair use doctrine.
Cape Fear / Fair use doctrine.
11/13/1991 - Cape Fear (1991) released theatrically
11/13/1992 - Bram Stoker's Dracula released theatrically
Bram Stoker's Dracula / Fair use doctrine.

November 15 - 21

Night of the Comet / © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
11/16/1984 - Night of the Comet released theatrically
11/16/1990 - Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 released theatrically
Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 / Fair use doctrine.
Frailty / © 2002 - Lions Gate Films - All Rights Reserved
11/17/2001 - Frailty released theatrically
11/18/1990 - It premieres on television
It / Fair use doctrine.

November 21 - 27

Frankenstein / Fair use doctrine.
11/21/1931 - Frankenstein released theatrically
11/21/1964 - Onibaba released theatrically in Japan
Onibaba / Fair use doctrine.
Predator 2 / Fair use doctrine.
11/21/1990 - Predator 2 released theatrically
11/21/2002 - Resident Evil 0 released on the Nintendo GameCube in Japan
Resident Evil Zero / Fair use doctrine.
Gothika / © 2003 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved
11/21/2002 - Gothika released theatrically
11/22/1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis (actress in Halloween, The Fog, Prom Night, etc.) born
Jamie Lee Curtis / © 2010 20th Century FOX All Rights Reserved
Boris Karloff / Image courtesy mptvimages.com
11/23/1887 - Boris Karloff born (d. 1969)
11/23/1917 - Michael Gough (actor in Hammer horror films) born
Michael Gough / Image: IMDb
Silent Hill 2 / Fair use doctrine.
11/23/2001 - Silent Hill 2 released on the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC in Europe
11/24/1999 - End of Days released theatrically
End of Days / Fair use doctrine.
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness / Fair use doctrine.
11/24/2006 - Castlevania: Curse of Darkness released on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in Japan
11/26/1992 - Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge released on the Game Boy in Europe
Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge / Fair use doctrine.
Alien: Resurrection / Fair use doctrine.
11/26/1997 - Alien: Resurrection released theatrically
11/27/1988 - John Carradine (actor in numerous horror films) dies (b. 1906)
John Carradine / Photo by Ulvis Alberts - © 1978 Ulvis Alberts - Image courtesy mptvimages.com
Castlevania: Legends / Fair use doctrine.
11/27/1997 - Castlevania Legends released on the Game Boy in Japan
11/27/2003 - Castlevania: Lament of Innocence released on the PlayStation 2 in Japan
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November 28 - 30

Let Sleeping Corpses Lie / Fair use doctrine.
11/28/1974 - Let Sleeping Corpses Lie released theatrically
11/30/1999 - Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness released on the Nintendo 64 in the United States
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness / Fair use doctrine.

Posted by Woofer McWooferson

Woofenstein “Woofer” McWooferson is a writer, editor, proofreader, researcher, reviewer/critic, and werewolf active in the horror community. A werewolf from birth, Woofer had an otherwise normal childhood. Woofer grew up in a suburban home and found more friends in books, television than at school. In college, Woofer undertook an honors degree while majoring in English with a minor in criminal psychology. Woofer later earned a Master’s degree in English, focusing on the modern British novel and then pursued a degree in Metaphysics at Miskatonic University. Woofer was a contributing author for William Castle Presents: Scare It Forward: “Angel Island” (2010) and an editor for Blake Petit’s Opening Night of the Dead (2012) and Claus Holm’s Dreams and Awakenings (2014) and Tempus Investigations (2016).

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