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Died on this day in horror history – August 30

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August 30

  • 2015 – Wes Craven, writer/producer/director and a true master of horror. He gave us such films as “The Last House on the Left”, “The Hills Have Eyes”, “Deadly Blessing”, “Swamp Thing”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, “New Nightmare”, “Deadly Friend”, “The Serpent and the Rainbow”, “Shocker”, “The People Under the Stairs”, “Vampire in Brooklyn”, “Scream 1-4”, “Cursed” and many more. He passed away at the age of 76 from brain cancer.
  • 2006 – Glenn Ford, who played “Jonathan ‘Pa’ Kent,” the adoptive father of “Superman,” passed away at the age of 90. he also appeared in “Happy Birthday To Me,” “The Visitor” and “Virus” (1980).
  • 2003 – Tough guy Charles Bronson passed away at the age of 81. He played “Igor” in the 1953 version of “House Of Wax.”
  • 2002 – J. Lee Thompson, who directed the films “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes,” “Eye of the Devil” and the 1961 version of “Cape Fear,” passed away at the age of 88.
  • 1993 – Richard Jordan who appeared in films “Logan’s Run,” “Dune” and “Solarbabies,” passed away at the age of 55.
Wes Craven
Wes Craven
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson

Written by Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.