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This Day in Film History:
October 1


1920:

Walter Matthau is born in New York. His roles included playing many curmudgeons in Neil Simon comedies. He won an Oscar for his supporting role in The Fortune Cookie.

1968:

George Romero's searing Night of the Living Dead opens. Human/zombie relations are set back decades.

1974:

Leatherface enters the public consciousness as Tobe Hooper's shocker The Texas Chainsaw Massacre opens.





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