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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.

March 14th

Willard is released theatrically on March 14th, 2003.

Willard is a 2003 horror film loosely based on the novel Ratman's Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert and a remake of the 1971 film Willard. A young man with an unusual connection with rats (Crispin Glover), uses them at his own sociopathic will.

Dark House is released theatrically on March 14th, 2014.

From the guy that brought you Jeepers Creepers Victor Salva and the upcoming movie "The Old Hag Syndrom" comes Dark House. A film about a a guy who has the ability to touch someone and see how exactly someone is going to die, while discovering that his long lost father is alive and might have an answer to his telekenetic abilities. Starring Jigsaw himself Mr. Tobin Bell & Lesley-Anne Down.

The Den is released theatrically (limited) and on VOD on March 14th, 2013.

A young woman by the name of Elizabeth is conducting an online project. Her goal is to talk to as many strangers on webcam thru a website called "The Den" as possible. But when Elizabeth stumbles upon a woman being brutally murdered on her cam. Curiosity takes the best of her and while someone is unknownly hacking into her computer, she suddenly wakes up right in front of a nightmare. Brought to you by the awesome team at IFC midnight.

Patrick Evil Awakens is released on March 14th, 2014.

Patrick: Evil Awakens is a 2013 Australian horror film that was directed by Mark Hartley and a remake of the 1978 film of the same name. At a private clinic, a young nurse soon discovers that one of the comatose patients is quite sinister. The movie stars Jackson Gallagher as the titular Patrick, a comatose young man that uses his psychic powers to stalk a nurse caring for him.

March 15th

David Cronenberg is Born on March 15th, 1943.

David Paul Cronenberg, is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. Some of his films include Videodrome, Scanners and The Fly.

Resident Evil is released theatrically on March 15th, 2002.

Resident Evil is a 2002 science fiction horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. It is the first installment in the Resident Evil film series, which is based on the Capcom survival horror video game series Resident Evil. Borrowing elements from the video games Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, the film follows amnesiac heroine Alice and a band of Umbrella Corporation commandos as they attempt to contain the outbreak of the T-virus at a secret underground facility.

March 16th

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

March 17th

I Walked with a Zombie is released theatrically on March 17th, 1943.

I walked with a Zombie is a 1943 horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur. A young Canadian nurse (Betsy) comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager (Paul Holland). Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis as a result of fever. When she falls in love with Paul, Betsy determines to cure Jessica even if she needs to use a voodoo ceremony, to give Paul what she thinks he wants.

Final Destination is released theatrically on March 17th, 2000.

High school student Alex Browning, boards Flight 180 for a high school field trip to Paris. Before take-off, Alex has a premonition that the plane will explode in mid-air, killing everyone on board. When events from his vision begin to repeat themselves in reality, he panics, and a fight breaks out, leading to a handful of passengers being left behind including Clear Rivers, Carter Horton, Billy Hitchcock, Valerie Lewton Terry Chaney and Tod Waggner. Shortly after being removed from the plane they witness the plane explode, as Alex predicted. Over the next several months the survivors begin to die one by one, and those that remain try to find a way cheat death's plan. The movie has spun several sequels and an upcoming new one to be rumored.

March 18th

Brad Dourif is Born on March 18th, 1950.

Bradford Claude Dourif, is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian who gained early fame for his portrayal of Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which brought him Golden Globe- and BAFTA Awards, as well as an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed Charles Lee Ray/Chucky (both live-action and voiceover) in the Child's Play franchise, Gríma Wormtongue in The Lord of the Rings, and Doc Cochran in Deadwood, and Sheriff Lee Brackett on Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II among others.His daughter Fiona, also starred on the latest child's play movie.

The Ring Two is released theatrically on March 18th 2005.

The Ring Two is an American psychological horror film, and a sequel to the 2002 film The Ring, which was a remake of the 1998 Japanese film Ringu. The sequel is not based on any of the Japanese sequels to Ringu and is an original storyline, continuing from The Ring. Six months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.

March 19th

Dawn of the Dead (remake) is released theatrically on March 19th 2004.

Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 American horror film directed by Zack Snyder. A remake of George A. Romero's 1978 film of the same name, it is written by James Gunn and stars Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, and Jake Weber. The film depicts a handful of human survivors living in a shopping mall located in the fictional town of Everett, Wisconsin surrounded by swarms of zombies. The movie includes cool cameos by original cast members Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger, and Tom Savini, and on a extra special note.. This is MY all time favorite movie, I watch it like 5 times a week lol.

March 20th

Two Thousand Maniacs is released theatrically on March 20th 1964.

Two Thousand Maniacs is a 1964 splatter film written and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It is the second part of what the director's fans have dubbed "The Blood Trilogy", a trio of films starting with 1963's Blood Feast and ending with 1965's Color Me Blood Red. The film stars 1963 Playboy Playmate Connie Mason. It was remade in 2005 as 2001 Maniacs, starring Robert Englund. Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.

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!

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