The Date: February 8
The Movie: Night of the Demon (1955)
What Is It?: Wonderful Jacques Tourneur flick about a Satanist who whips up wind storms and curses colleagues at the flick of a wrist is no less great because the studio insisted on depicting the title demon as a slightly hokey looking kaijū monster. Bonus points for inspiring Kate Bush’s “The Hounds of Love”!
Why Today?: On this night in 1855, mysterious cloven depressions known as the Devil’s Footprints appeared in the Exe Estuary in East and South Devon, England. We’re still waiting for Kate Bush’s song about that.