Films released this week in horror history left a lot of dead in their wake and set the bar for movies to come.
February 12, 1931 Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, was released to unsuspecting audiences and Lugosi’s count became the definitive Dracula by which most modern versions were based. Over 60 years later, Peter Jackson’s Braindead, aka Dead Alive, was released in the United States and treated audiences to a ridiculous and over-the-top gore fest filled with giant killer zombie mothers, a lawnmower massacre scene and a priest who kicks ass for the lord.
On Valentine’s Day 1991, moviegoers received a special treat in the form of psychiatrist and cannibalistic killer Hannibal Lecter. Anthony Hopkins elevated the killer to Academy Award-Winning status.
Released: February 12, 1992
Tagline: There's something nasty in Lionel's cellar - His family!
Released: February 12, 1931
Tagline: The story of the strangest passion the world has ever known!
Title: The Silence of the Lambs
Released: February 14, 1991
Tagline: Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant. Cunning. Psychotic. In his mind lies the clue to a ruthless killer. - Clarice Starling, FBI. Brilliant. Vulnerable. Alone. She must trust him to stop the killer.