The Date: October 18
The Movie: Young Frankenstein (1974)
What Is It?: Mel Brooks chops up Universal’s Frankenstein films of the thirties and forties, stitches them back together again, and zaps one of the all-time great horror-comedies to life. He also shocks some real humanity into the film by way of the monster. Peter Boyle's performance is funny but also rather poignant, especially when he gains the power of speech and makes a lovely speech to the throng of torch-wielding villagers.
Why Today?: The monstrous Peter Boyle was born this day in 1935.