Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

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

December 1 – 7

12/01/1944 – House of Frankenstein (1944) released theatrically
House of Frankenstein / Fair use doctrine.
Howling II / Fair use doctrine.
12/01/1985 – Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch released theatrically
12/02/1924 – John Herbert “Jonathan” Frid (Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows) born
John Herbert “Jonathan” Frid / Fair use doctrine.
London After Midnight / Fair use doctrine.
12/03/1927 – London After Midnight released theatrically
12/04/1954 – Tony Todd (actor in Night of the Living Dead (1990), Candyman, and Final Destination) born
Tony Todd / Fair use doctrine.
Cat People / Fair use doctrine.
12/06/1942 – Cat People (1942) released theatrically
12/07/1945 – House of Dracula released theatrically
House of Dracula / Fair use doctrine.

December 8 – 14

Blade: Trinity / Fair use doctrine.
12/08/2004 – Blade: Trinity released theatrically
12/10/1992 – Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse / Fair use doctrine.
Paul Wegener / Fair use doctrine.
12/11/1874 – Paul Wegener (director of The Golem: How He Came Into the World) born (d. 1913)
12/12/1941 – The Wolf Man (1941) released theatrically
The Wolf Man / Fair use doctrine.
Phantom of the Opera / Fair use doctrine.
12/12/1943 – Phantom of the Opera (1943) released theatrically
12/12/1997 – Scream 2 released theatrically
Scream 2 / Fair use doctrine.
Wendie Malick / Image: MingleMediaTVNetwork
12/13/1950 – Wendie Malick (actress in the Tales from the Crypt episode “In the Groove”) born
12/14/1955 – Tarantula released theatrically
Tarantula / Public Domain.
Ted Raimi / Image: GabboT
12/14/1965 – Ted Raimi (actor in numerous horror films) born
12/14/2002 – Cabin Fever released theatrically
Cabin Fever / Fair use doctrine.
King Kong / Fair use doctrine.
12/14/2005 – King Kong (2005) released theatrically

December 15 – 20

12/15/1974 – Young Frankenstein released theatrically
Young Frankenstein / Fair use doctrine.
Ghost Story / Fair use doctrine.
12/15/1981 – Ghost Story released theatrically
12/16/1970 – Night Gallery premieres on television
Night Gallery / Fair use doctrine.
The Keep / Fair use doctrine.
12/16/1983 – The Keep released theatrically
12/16/1976 – King Kong (1976) released theatrically
King Kong / Fair use doctrine.
Nancy Kyes / Fair use doctrine.
12/19/1949 – Nancy Kyes (usually credited as Nancy Loomis, actress in Halloween and The Fog) born
12/19/1956 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956) released theatrically
The Hunchback of Notre Dame / Fair use doctrine.
Little Shop of Horrors / Fair use doctrine.
12/19/1986 – Little Shop of Horrors released theatrically
12/20/1996 – Scream released theatrically
Scream / Fair use doctrine.
Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira) / Fair use doctrine.

December 21 – 27

12/21/1921 – Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira) born
12/21/1966 – Kiefer Sutherland (actor in The Lost Boys and Flatliners) born
Kiefer Sutherland / Image: Gage Skidmore
Freddie Francis / Fair use doctrine.
12/22/1917 – Freddie Francis (director and cinematographer of many horror films) born
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12/22/1932 – The Mummy (1932) released theatrically
The Mummy / Fair use doctrine.
Son of Kong / Fair use doctrine.
12/22/1933 – Son of Kong released theatrically
12/22/1944 – The Mummy’s Curse released theatrically
The Mummy's Curse / Fair use doctrine.
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse / Fair use doctrine.
12/22/1989 – Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan
12/23/1971 – Corey Haim (actor in Silver Bullet and The Lost Boys) born (d. 2010)
Corey Haim / Image: Bree from Worcester, MA
Diedrich Bader / Image: Gage Skidmore
12/24/1966 – Diedrich Bader (actor in Dead & Breakfast) born
12/25/1946 – The Beast with Five Fingers released theatrically
The Beast with Five Fingers / Fair use doctrine.
The Innocents / Fair use doctrine.
12/25/1961 – The Innocents released theatrically in France
12/25/1997 – An American Werewolf in Paris released theatrically
An American Werewolf in Paris / Fair use doctrine.
The Faculty / Fair use doctrine.
12/25/1998 – The Faculty released theatrically
12/25/1999 – Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness / Fair use doctrine.
Wolf Creek / Fair use doctrine.
12/25/2005 – Wolf Creek released theatrically
12/26/1973 – The Exorcist released theatrically
The Exorcist / Fair use doctrine.
The Invisible Woman / Fair use doctrine.
12/27/1940 – The Invisible Woman released theatrically
12/28/1888 – F.W. Murnau (director of Nosferatu) born (d. 1931)
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau / Public Domain.

December 29 – 31

Ghost in the Machine / Fair use doctrine.
12/29/1993 – Ghost in the Machine released theatrically
12/30/1942 – Fred Ward (actor in Tremors and Tremors 2: Aftershocks) born
Fred Ward / Fair use doctrine.
Eliza Dushku / Image: Alex Archambault from Dallas, TX
12/30/1980 – Eliza Dushku (actress in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Soul Survivors, Wrong Turn, and Open Graves) born
12/31/1931 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) released theatrically
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Fair use doctrine.
Sean Cunningham / Image: GabboT
12/31/1941 – Sean S. Cunningham (creator of the Friday the 13th series of films) born
12/31/1957 – The Strange World of Planet X released theatrically
The Strange World of Planet X / Fair use doctrine.
Zombie Revenge / Fair use doctrine.
12/31/1999 – Zombie Revenge released on Dreamcast and arcade
History of Horror in December

History of Horror in December


By Woofer McWooferson

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

December 1 - 7


12/01/1944 – House of Frankenstein (1944) released theatrically

House of Frankenstein / Fair use doctrine.



Howling II / Fair use doctrine.


12/01/1985 – Howling II: Stirba – Werewolf Bitch released theatrically



12/02/1924 – John Herbert “Jonathan” Frid (Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows) born

John Herbert “Jonathan” Frid / Fair use doctrine.



London After Midnight / Fair use doctrine.

12/03/1927 – London After Midnight released theatrically



12/04/1954 – Tony Todd (actor in Night of the Living Dead (1990), Candyman, and Final Destination) born

Tony Todd / Fair use doctrine.



Cat People / Fair use doctrine.

12/06/1942 – Cat People (1942) released theatrically



12/07/1945 – House of Dracula released theatrically

House of Dracula / Fair use doctrine.

December 8 - 14


Blade: Trinity / Fair use doctrine.

12/08/2004 – Blade: Trinity released theatrically



12/10/1992 – Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse / Fair use doctrine.



Paul Wegener / Fair use doctrine.

12/11/1874 – Paul Wegener (director of The Golem: How He Came Into the World) born (d. 1913)



12/12/1941 – The Wolf Man (1941) released theatrically

The Wolf Man / Fair use doctrine.



Phantom of the Opera / Fair use doctrine.

12/12/1943 – Phantom of the Opera (1943) released theatrically



12/12/1997 – Scream 2 released theatrically

Scream 2 / Fair use doctrine.



Wendie Malick / Image: MingleMediaTVNetwork

12/13/1950 – Wendie Malick (actress in the Tales from the Crypt episode “In the Groove”) born



12/14/1955 – Tarantula released theatrically

Tarantula / Public Domain.



Ted Raimi / Image: GabboT

12/14/1965 – Ted Raimi (actor in numerous horror films) born



12/14/2002 – Cabin Fever released theatrically

Cabin Fever / Fair use doctrine.



King Kong / Fair use doctrine.

12/14/2005 – King Kong (2005) released theatrically

December 15 - 20


12/15/1974 – Young Frankenstein released theatrically

Young Frankenstein / Fair use doctrine.



Ghost Story / Fair use doctrine.

12/15/1981 – Ghost Story released theatrically



12/16/1970 – Night Gallery premieres on television

Night Gallery / Fair use doctrine.



The Keep / Fair use doctrine.

12/16/1983 – The Keep released theatrically



12/16/1976 – King Kong (1976) released theatrically

King Kong / Fair use doctrine.



Nancy Kyes / Fair use doctrine.

12/19/1949 – Nancy Kyes (usually credited as Nancy Loomis, actress in Halloween and The Fog) born



12/19/1956 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956) released theatrically

The Hunchback of Notre Dame / Fair use doctrine.



Little Shop of Horrors / Fair use doctrine.

12/19/1986 – Little Shop of Horrors released theatrically



12/20/1996 – Scream released theatrically

Scream / Fair use doctrine.



Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira) / Fair use doctrine.

December 21 – 27


12/21/1921 – Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira) born



12/21/1966 – Kiefer Sutherland (actor in The Lost Boys and Flatliners) born

Kiefer Sutherland / Image: Gage Skidmore


Freddie Francis / Fair use doctrine.

12/22/1917 – Freddie Francis (director and cinematographer of many horror films) born

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12/22/1932 – The Mummy (1932) released theatrically

The Mummy / Fair use doctrine.



Son of Kong / Fair use doctrine.

12/22/1933 – Son of Kong released theatrically



12/22/1944 – The Mummy’s Curse released theatrically

The Mummy's Curse / Fair use doctrine.



Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse / Fair use doctrine.

12/22/1989 – Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan



12/23/1971 – Corey Haim (actor in Silver Bullet and The Lost Boys) born (d. 2010)

Corey Haim / Image: Bree from Worcester, MA



Diedrich Bader / Image: Gage Skidmore

12/24/1966 – Diedrich Bader (actor in Dead & Breakfast) born



12/25/1946 – The Beast with Five Fingers released theatrically

The Beast with Five Fingers / Fair use doctrine.



The Innocents / Fair use doctrine.

12/25/1961 – The Innocents released theatrically in France



12/25/1997 – An American Werewolf in Paris released theatrically

An American Werewolf in Paris / Fair use doctrine.



The Faculty / Fair use doctrine.

12/25/1998 – The Faculty released theatrically



12/25/1999 – Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness / Fair use doctrine.



Wolf Creek / Fair use doctrine.

12/25/2005 – Wolf Creek released theatrically



12/26/1973 – The Exorcist released theatrically

The Exorcist / Fair use doctrine.



The Invisible Woman / Fair use doctrine.

12/27/1940 – The Invisible Woman released theatrically



12/28/1888 – F.W. Murnau (director of Nosferatu) born (d. 1931)

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau / Public Domain.

December 29 - 31


Ghost in the Machine / Fair use doctrine.

12/29/1993 – Ghost in the Machine released theatrically



12/30/1942 – Fred Ward (actor in Tremors and Tremors 2: Aftershocks) born

Fred Ward / Fair use doctrine.



Eliza Dushku / Image: Alex Archambault from Dallas, TX

12/30/1980 – Eliza Dushku (actress in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Soul Survivors, Wrong Turn, and Open Graves) born



12/31/1931 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) released theatrically

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Fair use doctrine.



Sean Cunningham / Image: GabboT

12/31/1941 – Sean S. Cunningham (creator of the Friday the 13th series of films) born



12/31/1957 – The Strange World of Planet X released theatrically

The Strange World of Planet X / Fair use doctrine.



Zombie Revenge / Fair use doctrine.

12/31/1999 – Zombie Revenge released on Dreamcast and arcade

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