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Welcome to my weekly segment 'This Week in Horror' where I will be sharing some highlights on all things horror and sci-fi that occurred throughout the week in years gone by. Anything from movie releases, to actor/actress bio's in regards to horror, you will get your weekly fix here. So if you are a BIG horror fan, but don't remember much about old news and releases and you would like to take a walk down memory lane, keep coming by every Monday to check it out.

NOTE: If you think I missed out on anything horror related on this week, I should know about, please feel free to post it on the comments below.

February 29th

Sadly.. There's no horror events today :(

March 1st

The Frankenstein Theory is released on March 1st, 2013.

The Frankenstein Theory is a 2013 American horror film directed by Andrew Weiner and stars Kris Lemche, Joe Egender, Timothy V. Murphy, and Eric Zuckerman. The film is presented as "found footage," pieced together from a film crew's footage. It all leads to the question, what if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone awry?

When he is suspended from his university job for his outlandish ideas, Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. His theory: Mary Shelley's ghastly story, Frankenstein, is, in fact, a work of non-fiction disguised as fantasy. In the vast, frozen wilderness, Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fiction... a nightmare from which there is no waking.

The Last Exorcism Part II is released theatrically on March 1st, 2013.

The Last Exorcism Part II is a 2013 American supernatural drama horror film co-written and directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly. It stars Ashley Bell, Julia Garner & Spencer Treat Clark. It is a sequel to 2010's The Last Exorcism, and was released on March 1, 2013. As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.

March 2nd

King Kong is released theatrically March 2nd, 1933.

King Kong is a 1933 American fantasy monster/adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discover a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their blonde female star. In 1991, it was deemed "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. It has been remade twice: in 1976 and in 2005.

March 3rd

Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital is released on T.V March 3rd 2004.

Kingdom Hospital (sometimes known as Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital) is a 13-episode television series based on Lars von Trier's The Kingdom (Danish title: Riget), which was developed by horror writer Stephen King in 2004 for American television.

While initially conceived as a mini-series, it was later changed into a regular television series (albeit one that only lasted one season). It was first aired on ABC on March 3 and concluded on July 15, 2004. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.

March 4th

Nosferatu is released theatrically on March 4th 1922.

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; or simply Nosferatu) is a 1922 German expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok.

The film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel (for instance, "vampire" became "Nosferatu" and "Count Dracula" became "Count Orlok"). Stoker's heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. However, one print of Nosferatu survived, and the film came to be regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema. Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story Dracula.

Paul W. S. Anderson was born on March 4th 1965.

Paul William Scott Anderson is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter who regularly works in science fiction movies and video game movies. He is primarily best known for directing, producing, and writing the Resident Evil franchise films, which are based on the video games of the same name. Some of his works include Resident Evil Franchise, Pandorum and Death Race, he's also married to Milla Jovovich a.k.a. Alice from the R.E Films.

March 5th

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man is released theatrically on March 5th 1943.

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, is monster horror film starring Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolf Man and Bela Lugosi as Frankenstein's monster. This was the first of a series of "ensemble" monster films combining characters from several film series. This film, therefore, is both the fifth in the series of films based upon Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, directly after The Ghost of Frankenstein, and a sequel to The Wolf Man. Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures do battle.

Creature from the Black Lagoon is released theatrically on March 5th 1954.

Creature from the Black Lagoon is a 1954 monster horror 3D film in black and white. A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

The film is considered a classic of the 1950s and generated two sequels: Revenge of the Creature (1955), which was also filmed and released in 3D and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956), filmed in 2D. The creature, also known as the Gill-man, is usually counted among the classic Universal Monsters.

March 6th

Sadly.. There's no horror events this day :(

Well guys there you have it... this concludes my weekly segment of 'This Week in Horror.' Don't forget to FOLLOW ME for more scary and creepy content, stay tuned for more this upcoming Monday. Please feel free to leave a comment down below and remember... Sweet Screams!

Sources: imdb wikipedia


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