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Today in Movie History: October 1

The Halloween season gets started in especially fine form with one of the greatest horror movies of all time. George A Romero made Night of the Living Dead for the princely sum of $114,000. It became a gigantic hit, while simultaneously inventing the zombie apocalypse genre and setting the stage for five more Dead films also directed by Romero. The follow-up, Dawn of the …

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Today in Movie History: April 20

Star Wars may have changed the face of movies in 1977, but the year’s other most notable film had plenty of staying power as well. Annie Hall, the pinnacle of Woody Allen’s nebbish shtick, ended up scooping Star Wars at the Oscars, and today remains one of the most beloved comedies ever made. Pity the director turned out to be such a creep… Speaking of …