The Movie: Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
What Is It?: Sadism, grotesquery, and surreal improbability play the starring roles in one of William Castle’s best horrors. A greedy guy ends up looking like Gwynplaine after robbing his own dad’s grave. Castle leaves it up to us to decide whether or not the dude deserves to die for his crimes.
Why Today?: On this day in 1804, the Castle Hill Rebellion took place in New South Wales.