Today we honor two horror icons with birthday greetings: Robert Wise, director of The Day The Earth Stood Still and The Haunting; and Fay Wray, THE Scream Queen and star of King Kong, The Mystery of the Wax Museum and Doctor X (which comes highly recommended, by the way). How best to celebrate this day? Scream "Klaatu Barada Nikto" at the top of your lungs, of course.
Personally, I have a soft spot for one of Wise's lesser-known and lesser-appreciated films, The Andromeda Strain. Not a horror film by any account, but still fairly chilling, it's based on one of Michael Crichton's slightly more accessible books. Here is a trailer, hosted by Wise himself, for the film: