The Movie: Trilogy of Terror (1975)
What Is It?: This made-for-TV portmanteau of Richard Matheson stories has an unpromising ratio of two weak stories and one great one, but that great one is so taut and terrifying that it makes this trilogy essential horror viewing. I don’t actually have to tell you which story is the great one, do I?
Why Today?: On this day in 1926, Richard Matheson is born.