32 Days of Halloween XII, Day 16: Night of Terror!

Night of Terror (1933)

Holy crap, these things fly by! We are halfway through our twelfth year of 32 Days of Halloween. Tonight we kick off with our #TrackoftheDay, a 1989 classic from The Ramones. It’s “Pet Sematary,” the theme (?) from the original movie adaptation. Apparently, King was a big fan of The Ramones, and rightly so. Are they the only band that are known for a horror movie theme song as well as a badass cover of an animated superhero series? Probably.

And here’s an awesome piece of audio: apparently, in 1940, Orson Welles met none other than H.G. Wells. Here is a brief radio appearance they had together. Remember, this is the year after Welles’ infamous War of the Worlds broadcast.

For tonight’s main attraction, we have the 1933 film “starring” Bela Lugosi, Night of Terror. Starring is in quotes there because he’s playing the butler in a smaller role, but he is Bela, so of course they used his name to try to draw audiences. In this film, there’s a Maniac on the loose, killing people with a knife and taunting the police. One of his victims may have been a wealthy man whose inheritors are now gathering to see what the will has given them. But what will be given many of them…is DEATH! By the way, the end of the movie is…utterly amazing. Seriously.

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