On Mascot in April

Highlights for the month include April Fools’ Day, birthdays for Brando, Coppola, and Corman, and (of course) Sci-Fi Fridays!

April 1: April Fools Shenanigans

Charade (1963)

Interplanetary (2008)

Medusa (1973)

April 2

Yongary: Monster From the Deep (1967)

Destroy All Planets (1968) (AKA Gamera vs. Viras)

Zontar: The Thing From Venus (1966) (AKA Zontar: Invader from Venus)

April 3: Marlon Brando’s birthday

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

The Chase (1946)

The Corpse Vanishes (1942) (AKA The Case of the Missing Brides)

April 4

Carnival of Souls (1962) (AKA Corridors of Evil)

Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks (1974)

City of the Living Dead (1980) (AKA The Gates of Hell)

April 5: Roger Corman’s birthday

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961)

The Wasp Woman (1959)

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April 5
Prime Time Movie

Jack Nicholson plays a demented dentist in Roger Corman’s The Little Shop of Horrors (1960).

April 6: Sci-Fi Friday

Battle of the Worlds (1961)

Embryo (1976) (AKA Created to Kill)

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

April 7: Francis Ford Coppola’s birthday

Dementia 13 (1963) (AKA The Haunted and the Hunted)

The Stranger (1946)

Revolt of the Zombies (1936)

April 8

Asylum (1972) (AKA House of Crazies)

Hangar 18 (1980) (AKA Invasion Force)

Megaforce 7.9 (1980) (AKA Deathquake, AKA Earthquake 7.9)

April 9: Monster Monday

Night Fright (1967) (AKA E.T.N.: The Extraterrestrial Nastie)

Snowbeast (1977)

The Werewolf vs. the Vampire Woman (1971) (AKA Blood Moon)

April 10

The Guy With Secret Kung Fu (1980)

The Street Fighter (1974)

Rage of the Master (1971) (AKA Rage of the Tiger, AKA The Destroyer)

April 11: National Pet Day

Creature From Black Lake (1976) (AKA Demon of the Lake)

The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)

April 12

King Solomon’s Treasure (1979)

Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) (AKA The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue)

Nosferatu (1922)

April 13: Sci-Fi Friday (the 13th)

God Told Me To (1976)

Contamination (1980) (AKA Alien Contamination, AKA Toxic Spawn)

Frozen Alive (1964)

April 14

Hercules Unchained (1959)

Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) (AKA Hercules in the Center of the Earth)

Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960)

April 15

They Came From Beyond Space (1967)

Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) (AKA One-Armed Boxer 2)

The Sinister Urge (1960)

April 16

Dragon Princess (1976)

Death Rides a Horse (1967) (AKA As Man to Man)

The Mad Monster (1942)

April 17

Black Sunday (1960) (AKA The Mask of Satan)

Blood Tide (1982) (AKA Demon Island)

The Screaming Skull (1958)

April 18

Hide and Creep (2004)

Monster From a Prehistoric Planet (1967) Gappa the Triphibian Monsters

The Snow Creature (1954)

April 19

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Black Sabbath (1963)

King of the Zombies (1941)

April 20

Interplanetary (2008)

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) (AKA Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride)

Cathy’s Curse (1977)

April 21: Astronomy Day

Cosmos War of the Planets (1977) (AKA Cosmo 2000 — Planet Without a Name)

The Phantom Planet (1961)

First Spaceship on Venus (1960) (AKA The Silent Star)

April 22: Jack Nicholson’s birthday

The Terror (1963) (AKA The Night of Terror, AKA The Haunting)

Moon of the Wolf (1972)

Atomic Rulers (1965) (AKA Atomic Rulers of the World)

April 23

Circus of Fear (1966) (AKA Psycho-Circus)

Black Cobra (1987)

The Ghost (1963)

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April 23
Prime Time Movie

Christopher Lee stars in John Moxey’s Circus of Fear (1966), also known as Psycho-Circus.

April 24: William Castle’s birthday

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Terror at Red Wolf Inn (1972) (AKA Secrets Beyond the Door)

Atom Age Vampire (1960)

April 25: Western Wednesday

The Deadly Companions (1961) (AKA Trigger Happy)

China 9, Liberty 37 (1978) (AKA Gunfire)

Find a Place to Die (1968)

April 26

Warriors of the Wasteland (1983) (AKA The New Barbarians)

Medusa (1973)

Moon of the Wolf (1972)

April 27: Arbor Day

The Forest (1982)

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Night of the Blood Beast (1958) (AKA The Monster From Galaxy 27)

April 28

Phenomena (1985) (AKA Creepers)

Horror Express (1972) (AKA Panic in the Transiberian Train)

Nightmare Castle (1965) (AKA The Night of the Doomed)

April 29

The City of the Dead (1960) (AKA Horror Hotel)

"Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)

Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961)

April 30

Lady Frankenstein (1971)

Snowbeast (1977)

The Phantom Planet (1961)

Plus serials and classic TV featuring Captain Marvel, the Green Hornet, Flash Gordon, Quatermass, and more!