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By Woofer McWooferson

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

October 1 – 7

10/01/1968 – Night of the Living Dead (1968)
released theatrically
19680110_Night of the Living Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19741001_The Texas Chain Saw Massacre / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/01/1974 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) released
theatrically
10/02/1959 – The Twilight Zone (original series) premieres on television
19591002_The Twilight Zone / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
19971002_Castlevania: Symphony of the Night / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
10/02/1997 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released on the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in the United States
10/02/2001 – Tremors 3: Back to Perfection released theatrically
20011002_Tremors 3: Back to Perfection / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20021003_Darkness / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/03/2002 – Darkness released theatrically
10/04/2002 – Red Dragon released theatrically
20021004_Red Dragon / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20041004_Zombie Honeymoon / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/04/2004 – Zombie Honeymoon released theatrically
10/04/2005 – Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow released on the Nintendo DS in the United States America
20051004_Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
19191005_Donald Pleasence / © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
10/05/1919 – Donald Pleasence (actor in many horror films) born (d. 1995)
10/05/1952 – Clive Barker (author, director, and artist) born
19521005_Clive Barker / Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard - © WireImage.com - Image courtesy WireImage.com
19621005_Tod Browning / Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
10/05/1962 – Tod Browning (director of Dracula and Freaks) dies (b. 1880)
10/05/1999 – Angel premieres on television
19991005_Angel / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
20011005_Joy Ride / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/05/2001 – Joy Ride released theatrically
10/05/2005 – Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis premiers on television
20051005_Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
20051005_Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/05/2005 – Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave premiers on television
10/06/2006 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning released theatrically
20061006_The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
18491007_Edgar Allan Poe / Public domain.
10/07/1849 – Edgar Allan Poe dies (b. 1809)
10/07/1994 – Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation released theatrically
19941007_Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 8 – 14

20011008_Castlevania Chronicles / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
10/08/2001 – Castlevania Chronicles released on the PlayStation in North America
10/11/2002 – Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance released on the Game Boy Advance in the European Union
20021011_Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
19891013_Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/13/1989 – Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers released theatrically
10/13/1998– Fallen released theatrically
19981013_Fallen / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
20061013_The Grudge 2 / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/13/2006 – The Grudge 2 released theatrically
10/14/1944 – Udo Kier (actor in many horror films) born
19441014_Udo Kier / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
19941014_Wes Craven's New Nightmare / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/14/1994 – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare released theatrically
10/14/2005 – The Fog (2005) released theatrically
20051014_The Fog / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 15 – 21

19811015_The Evil Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/15/1981– The Evil Dead released theatrically
10/16/1987 – Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II released theatrically
19871016_Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19921016_Candyman / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/16/1992 – Candyman released theatrically
10/16/1998 – Bride of Chucky released theatrically
19981016_Bride of Chucky / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20031017_The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/17/2003 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) released theatrically
10/18/1976 – Burnt Offerings released theatrically
19801018_Motel Hell / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/18/1980 – Motel Hell released theatrically
10/18/1985 – Re-Animator released theatrically
19851018_Re-Animator / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19961018_The Dentist / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/18/1996 – The Dentist released theatrically
10/18/2002 – The Ring released theatrically
20021018_The Ring / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20051018_Day of the Dead 2: Contagium / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/18/2005 – Day of the Dead 2: Contagium released on DVD
10/19/1990 – Night of the Living Dead (1990) released theatrically
19901019_Night of the Living Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20041019_Zombie Planet / Box artwork. Fair use doctrine.
10/19/2004 – Zombie Planet (1963) released theatrically
10/20/1889 – Bela Lugosi born (d. 1956)
18891020_Bela Lugosi / Image courtesy mptvimages.com
19421020_Night Monster / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/20/1942 – Night Monster released theatrically
10/21/1988 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers released theatrically
19881021_Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20031021_Castlevania: Lament of Innocence / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
10/21/2003 – Castlevania: Lament of Innocence released on the PlayStation 2 in North America
10/21/2005 – Doom released theatrically
20051021_Doom / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 22 – 28

19821022_Halloween III: Season of the Witch / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/22/1982 – Halloween III: Season of the Witch released theatrically
10/22/1988 – Monsters premieres on television
19881022_Monsters / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
20041022_The Grudge / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/22/2004 – The Grudge released theatrically
10/23/1942 – The Mummy’s Tomb released theatrically
19421023_The Mummy's Tomb / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19591023_Sam Raimi / Photo by Steve Granitz - © WireImage.com - Image courtesy WireImage.com
10/23/1959 – Sam Raimi (creator of the Evil Dead series of films) born
10/23/1987 – Prince of Darkness released theatrically
19871023_Prince of Darkness / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19981023_Brimstone / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/23/1998 – Brimstone premieres on television
10/23/2001 – Thir13en Ghosts released theatrically
20011023_Thir13en Ghosts / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19621024_Eyes Without a Face / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/24/1962 – Eyes Without a Face released theatrically in the United States
10/25/1978 – Halloween released theatrically
19781025_Halloween / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19931025_Vincent Price / Photo by Gabi Rona - © MPTV - Image courtesy mptvimages.com
10/25/1993 – Vincent Price (actor in many horror films) dies (b. 1911)
10/25/2000 – Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem released on the Nintendo GameCube in Japan
20001025_Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
19791026_When a Stranger Calls / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/26/1979 – When a Stranger Calls (1979) released theatrically
10/26/2001 – Bones released theatrically
20011026_Bones / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19891027_Shocker / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/27/1989 – Shocker released theatrically
10/27/1989 – Castlevania: The Adventure released on the Game Boy in Japan
19891027_Castlevania: The Adventure / By Judgesurreal777. Fair use doctrine.
19951027_Vampire in Brooklyn / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/27/1995 – Vampire in Brooklyn released theatrically
10/27/1998 – Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 released theatrically
19981027_Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19511028_Joe R. Lansdale / By Materialscientist. Fair use doctrine.
10/28/1951 – Joe R. Lansdale (winner of six Bram Stoker Awards for horror fiction) born
10/28/2005 – Saw II released theatrically
20051028_Saw II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
20051028_Masters of Horror / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
10/28/2005 – Masters of Horror premieres on television

October 29 -31

10/29/1920 – The Golem: How He Came Into the World released theatrically in Germany
19201029_The Golem: How He Came Into the World / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19731029_Return of the Blind Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/29/1973 – Return of the Blind Dead released theatrically
10/29/1993 – Return of the Living Dead III released on VHS
19931029_Return of the Living Dead III / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
19931029_Demon Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.
10/29/1993 – Demon Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood released on the PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16 in Japan
10/29/2004 – Versus released theatrically
20041029_Versus / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.
20041029_Saw / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/29/2004 – Saw released theatrically
10/30/1938 – The War of the Worlds radio adaptation airs
19381030_The War of the Worlds / Image: Daily News. Fair use doctrine.
19811030_Halloween II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/30/1981 – Halloween II released theatrically
10/31/1961 – Peter Jackson (director of Bad Taste and Braindead) born
19611031_Peter Jackson / Photo by Tim Whitby - © 2012 Getty Images - Image courtesy gettyimages.com
19741031_Phantom of the Paradise / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.
10/31/1974 – Phantom of the Paradise released theatrically
10/31/1991 – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan
19911031_Castlevania II: Simon's Quest / By DASHBot. Fair use doctrine.
History of Horror in October

History of Horror in October

By Woofer McWooferson

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

October 1 - 7


10/01/1968 – Night of the Living Dead (1968)
released theatrically

19680110_Night of the Living Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19741001_The Texas Chain Saw Massacre / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/01/1974 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) released
theatrically


10/02/1959 – The Twilight Zone (original series) premieres on television

19591002_The Twilight Zone / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


19971002_Castlevania: Symphony of the Night / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.

10/02/1997 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released on the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in the United States


10/02/2001 – Tremors 3: Back to Perfection released theatrically

20011002_Tremors 3: Back to Perfection / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20021003_Darkness / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/03/2002 – Darkness released theatrically


10/04/2002 – Red Dragon released theatrically

20021004_Red Dragon / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20041004_Zombie Honeymoon / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/04/2004 – Zombie Honeymoon released theatrically


10/04/2005 – Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow released on the Nintendo DS in the United States America

20051004_Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.


19191005_Donald Pleasence / © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

10/05/1919 – Donald Pleasence (actor in many horror films) born (d. 1995)


10/05/1952 – Clive Barker (author, director, and artist) born

19521005_Clive Barker / Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard - © WireImage.com - Image courtesy WireImage.com


19621005_Tod Browning / Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

10/05/1962 – Tod Browning (director of Dracula and Freaks) dies (b. 1880)


10/05/1999 – Angel premieres on television

19991005_Angel / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


20011005_Joy Ride / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/05/2001 – Joy Ride released theatrically


10/05/2005 – Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis premiers on television

20051005_Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


20051005_Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/05/2005 – Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave premiers on television


10/06/2006 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning released theatrically

20061006_The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


18491007_Edgar Allan Poe / Public domain.

10/07/1849 – Edgar Allan Poe dies (b. 1809)


10/07/1994 – Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation released theatrically

19941007_Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 8 - 14


20011008_Castlevania Chronicles / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.

10/08/2001 – Castlevania Chronicles released on the PlayStation in North America


10/11/2002 – Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance released on the Game Boy Advance in the European Union

20021011_Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.


19891013_Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/13/1989 – Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers released theatrically


10/13/1998– Fallen released theatrically

19981013_Fallen / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


20061013_The Grudge 2 / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/13/2006 – The Grudge 2 released theatrically


10/14/1944 – Udo Kier (actor in many horror films) born

19441014_Udo Kier / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


19941014_Wes Craven's New Nightmare / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/14/1994 – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare released theatrically


10/14/2005 – The Fog (2005) released theatrically

20051014_The Fog / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 15 – 21


19811015_The Evil Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/15/1981– The Evil Dead released theatrically


10/16/1987 – Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II released theatrically

19871016_Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19921016_Candyman / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/16/1992 – Candyman released theatrically


10/16/1998 – Bride of Chucky released theatrically

19981016_Bride of Chucky / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20031017_The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/17/2003 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) released theatrically


10/18/1976 – Burnt Offerings released theatrically



19801018_Motel Hell / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/18/1980 – Motel Hell released theatrically


10/18/1985 – Re-Animator released theatrically

19851018_Re-Animator / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19961018_The Dentist / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/18/1996 – The Dentist released theatrically


10/18/2002 – The Ring released theatrically

20021018_The Ring / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20051018_Day of the Dead 2: Contagium / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/18/2005 – Day of the Dead 2: Contagium released on DVD


10/19/1990 – Night of the Living Dead (1990) released theatrically

19901019_Night of the Living Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20041019_Zombie Planet / Box artwork. Fair use doctrine.

10/19/2004 – Zombie Planet (1963) released theatrically


10/20/1889 – Bela Lugosi born (d. 1956)

18891020_Bela Lugosi / Image courtesy mptvimages.com


19421020_Night Monster / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/20/1942 – Night Monster released theatrically


10/21/1988 – Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers released theatrically

19881021_Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20031021_Castlevania: Lament of Innocence / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.

10/21/2003 – Castlevania: Lament of Innocence released on the PlayStation 2 in North America


10/21/2005 – Doom released theatrically

20051021_Doom / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

October 22 - 28


19821022_Halloween III: Season of the Witch / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/22/1982 – Halloween III: Season of the Witch released theatrically


10/22/1988 – Monsters premieres on television

19881022_Monsters / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


20041022_The Grudge / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/22/2004 – The Grudge released theatrically


10/23/1942 – The Mummy’s Tomb released theatrically

19421023_The Mummy's Tomb / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19591023_Sam Raimi / Photo by Steve Granitz - © WireImage.com - Image courtesy WireImage.com

10/23/1959 – Sam Raimi (creator of the Evil Dead series of films) born


10/23/1987 – Prince of Darkness released theatrically

19871023_Prince of Darkness / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19981023_Brimstone / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/23/1998 – Brimstone premieres on television


10/23/2001 – Thir13en Ghosts released theatrically

20011023_Thir13en Ghosts / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19621024_Eyes Without a Face / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/24/1962 – Eyes Without a Face released theatrically in the United States


10/25/1978 – Halloween released theatrically

19781025_Halloween / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19931025_Vincent Price / Photo by Gabi Rona - © MPTV - Image courtesy mptvimages.com

10/25/1993 – Vincent Price (actor in many horror films) dies (b. 1911)


10/25/2000 – Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem released on the Nintendo GameCube in Japan

20001025_Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.


19791026_When a Stranger Calls / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/26/1979 – When a Stranger Calls (1979) released theatrically


10/26/2001 – Bones released theatrically

20011026_Bones / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19891027_Shocker / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/27/1989 – Shocker released theatrically


10/27/1989 – Castlevania: The Adventure released on the Game Boy in Japan

19891027_Castlevania: The Adventure / By Judgesurreal777. Fair use doctrine.


19951027_Vampire in Brooklyn / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/27/1995 – Vampire in Brooklyn released theatrically


10/27/1998 – Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 released theatrically

19981027_Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19511028_Joe R. Lansdale / By Materialscientist. Fair use doctrine.

10/28/1951 – Joe R. Lansdale (winner of six Bram Stoker Awards for horror fiction) born


10/28/2005 – Saw II released theatrically
20051028_Saw II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


20051028_Masters of Horror / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.

10/28/2005 – Masters of Horror premieres on television

October 29 -31


10/29/1920 – The Golem: How He Came Into the World released theatrically in Germany

19201029_The Golem: How He Came Into the World / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19731029_Return of the Blind Dead / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/29/1973 – Return of the Blind Dead released theatrically


10/29/1993 – Return of the Living Dead III released on VHS

19931029_Return of the Living Dead III / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.


19931029_Demon Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood / Cover art. Fair use doctrine.

10/29/1993 – Demon Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood released on the PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16 in Japan


10/29/2004 – Versus released theatrically

20041029_Versus / Image: IMDb. Fair use doctrine.


20041029_Saw / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/29/2004 – Saw released theatrically


10/30/1938 – The War of the Worlds radio adaptation airs

19381030_The War of the Worlds / Image: Daily News. Fair use doctrine.


19811030_Halloween II / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/30/1981 – Halloween II released theatrically


10/31/1961 – Peter Jackson (director of Bad Taste and Braindead) born

19611031_Peter Jackson / Photo by Tim Whitby - © 2012 Getty Images - Image courtesy gettyimages.com


19741031_Phantom of the Paradise / Theatrical poster. Fair use doctrine.

10/31/1974 – Phantom of the Paradise released theatrically


10/31/1991 – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan

19911031_Castlevania II: Simon's Quest / By DASHBot. Fair use doctrine.

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