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Beneath the Planet of the Apes was released on this day in 1970, and as the title suggests, took the apish action underground for the second instalment in the original movie series. Packed with telepathic mutants, bloodthirsty gorilla apes and plenty of running, it's certainly not short on action. Which is your favourite of the original Planet of the Apes movies?
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Bram Stoker's iconic vampire novel Dracula was published on the 26th of May, 1897, and defined the popular idea of the vampire. The story has been adapted countless times for stage and screen; have you read Stoker's gripping story, and which movie version do you feel is closest to his original vision?
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The Deadly Mantis hit the big screen on this day in 1957. Let's be honest, the giant-insect concept never gets old - which is your favourite big-bug blockbuster?
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Ritz Brothers horror-comedy The Gorilla was released on this day in 1939, and enjoyed horror credibility from appearances by both Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill. Have you seen it, and if so, did you enjoy it?
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Sherlock Holmes mystery The Scarlet Claw was released by Universal on this day in 1944. With Basil Rathbone taking centre stage, and Nigel Bruce offering great support as Dr Watson, it's sometimes considered as the best of the Sherlock Holmes movies... but which one did you like best?
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English actor Peter Cushing was born on this day in 1913. Among his many and diverse horror roles, you'll know him from such classics as The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Dracula/Horror of Dracula (1958), Captain Clegg (1962) and Tales from the Crypt (1972). Which of his performances is your all-time favourite?
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Godzilla was released in US cinemas on this day in 1998, bringing a new and controversial look to the King of the Monsters. Matthew Broderick and Jean Reno added big-name credence to this reworking of the original story, but the movie polarised opinions. What did you think of it?
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Omen IV: The Awakening appeared on TV screens on the 20th of May, 1991. Damien Thorn may no longer be in the picture, but his power lives on in a strange girl called Delia... have you seen Omen IV, and if so, did you enjoy this final instalment in the original series?
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US viewers said farewell to the Hellmouth on this day in 2003, when seminal TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer came to its conclusion. For a series often dismissed as teen fantasy drama, it was full of genuine shocks - which Buffy moment did you enjoy the most?
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Actor Anton Diffring passed away on this day in 1989. Although often typecast in "evil Nazi" roles, he's best known to horror fans for his roles in The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959), Circus of Horrors (1960) and The Beast Must Die (1974). Which of these movies did you like best?
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