The Date: May 26
The Movie: Brides of Dracula (1960)
What Is It?: So what if there are no brides and no Dracula? Hammer’s second picture to trade on the count’s name is one of the studio’s best. Peter Cushing turns Van Helsing into an action hero, owning the role for good. Somewhere Hugh Jackman weeps.
Why Today?: On this day in 1913, Peter Cushing is born.