Category: Horror

Scarlett Alice Johnson in Panic Button

Panic Button

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     2 May   Maiden flight of the world’s first passenger jet, 1952 On this day in 1952, the de Havilland DH 106 Comet was introduced into service by BOAC airlines. It was the world’s first

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Simon Callow as a professor possessed by the spirit of Aleister Crowley

Chemical Wedding

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     8 April   Aleister Crowley transcribes Chapter 1 of The Book of the Law, 1904 On this day in 1904, the British-born occultist Aleister Crowley was contacted by Aiwass, the messenger of the Egyptian god

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Mulberry Street zombie

Mulberry St

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 March   Typhoid Mary quarantined, 1915 On this day in 1915, Mary Mallon was quarantined for the second and final time. A carrier of typhoid who remained healthy herself, Mallon’s career as an itinerant

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Julie Christie in Don't Look Now

Don’t Look Now

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     25 March   The founding of Venice, AD421 On this day in the year AD421, Venice was founded. Sited on 118 islands in a lagoon between the mouths of the rivers Po and Piave, Venice

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Mylène Jampanoï and Morjana Alaoui in Martyrs

Martyrs

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 February     Beginning of the Waco Siege, 1993 On this day in 1993, the Waco siege got underway. It started when the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) tried to raid

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Hannah Herzsprung, Hell

Hell

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 February     Kyoto Protocol comes into force, 2005 On this day in 2005, the Kyoto Protocol came into force. A United Nations treaty, its intention is to get industrialised countries to reduce their

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Vincent Price

Witchfinder General

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     30 January     Oliver Cromwell executed two years after death, 1661 On this day in 1661, Oliver Cromwell was posthumously executed. A member of parliament who had entered the civil war against the king,

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Stephen McHattie in Pontypool

Pontypool

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     13 January     First public radio broadcast, 1910 On this day in 1910, the first public radio broadcast was … heard is probably the wrong word, since almost no one had a radio set

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Franka Potente, Creep

Creep

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 January     London Underground opens, 1863 On this day in 1863, the world’s first underground railway opened in London, UK. It was called the Metropolitan Railway and it ran between several significant mainline

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The wicker man in The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 December     The Southern Solstice Today is the Southern solstice. If you are in the northern hemisphere, it marks the point at which the sun rises least above the horizon. If you are

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