The Movie: Black Sunday (1960)
What Is It?: Mario Bava guts Nikolai Gogol’s story “Viy” and fills the cavity with nightmares, torture, spiked masks, spurting blood, spiders, crypts, and two Barbara Steeles: one sweet and pure and the other a resurrected vampire/witch who wants to exsanguinate the good one. Double Steeles means double fun.
Why Today?: On this day in 1935, the Black Sunday dust storm swept the American Midwest.