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Horror Almanac – March 19

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – MARCH 19

  • 1976 – Rachel Blanchard, who appeared in the films “Snakes on a Plane,” “The Rage: Carrie 2″ and the 1988 TV series “War of the Worlds.”
  • 1964 – Jake Weber, who starred in the 2004 remake of “Dawn of the Dead,” “The Haunting of Molly Hartley” and “The Cell.” He also portrayed “Dr. Matt Crower” on the TV series “American Gothic.”
  • 1955 – Bruce Willis, who starred in the films “12 Monkeys,” “The Fifth Element,” “The Sixth Sense” and “Planet Terror.”
  • 1952 – Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of Miramax films and The Weinstein Company, with his brother Bob. He produced Rob Zombie’s Halloween I & II,” “The Mist” “Feast” and “The Burning” (which he wrote the story for), to name a few from a very long list.
  • 1947 – Glenn Close who starred in the films “Mars Attacks!” “Fatal Attraction” and the remake of “The Stepford Wives.”
  • 1936 – Ursula Andress, best known for her role as “Honey Ryder,” in the “James Bond” film “Dr. No.” She also appeared in the movies “The 10th Victim,” “Slave of the Cannibal God” and “Clash of the Titans.”
  • 1928 – “The Prisoner,” Patrick McGoohan. He starred in the films “The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh” (a film that captivated old Jack when he was just a little ghoul), “Scanners” and “The Phantom.”
  • 1914 – Fred Clark, who starred in “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb,” “Zotz” and “Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine.”
  • 1909 – Louis Hayward, who played the title role of “The Son of Dr. Jekyll.” He also appeared in the film “Terror in the Wax Museum.”
  • 1907 – Kent Smith who starred in the original “Cat people,” “Curse of the Cat People” and TV series such as “The Outer limits” and “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.”
  • 1885 – Tod Slaughter, who in 1936, was the first to bring the character of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” to life.

Rachel Blanchard

Rachel Blanchard

Jake Weber

Jake Weber

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

Patrick McGoohan

Patrick McGoohan

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – MARCH 19

  • 2009 – Harry Harris, who directed episodes of several TV shows including “Lost in Space,” “Land of the Giants,” “The Man From Atlantis” and “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” passed away at the age of 86.
  • 2007 – Calvert DeForest, better known to watchers of “David Letterman,” as “Larry ‘Bud’ Melman,” passed away at the age of 85. He appeared in “My Demon Lover” and “Freaked.”
  • 1998 – Taggart Casey, appeared in “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters” and “It Conquered the World.” He passed away at 85.
  • 1992 – Cesare Danova, appeared in “Automan (TV Series)”, “The Astral Factor”, “Tentacles”, “Night Gallery (TV Series)”, “Chamber of Horrors” and more.  He passed away at the age of 66.
  • 1989 – Charles Lamb, who has appeared in the films “Jack the Ripper,” “Curse of the Werewolf” and “Quatermass and the Pit,” passed away at the age of 88.
  • 1985 – Anthony Nelson Keys, who produced the Hammer films “Curse of Frankenstein,” “Horror of Dracula,” “The Mummy” and “Curse of the Werewolf,” passed away at the age of 74.
  • 1950 – Tarzan’s creator, Edgar Rice Burroughs, passed away at the age of 74. He also penned the novels “The Land That Time Forgot,” “The People That Time Forgot” and “At the Earth’s Core.”

Cesare Danova

Cesare Danova

Charles Lamb
Charles Lamb

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – MARCH 19

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1921 filmed in 1920 as Das Kabinett des Doktor Calagari
The Face Behind the Mask 1938
Deathtrap 1982
The Void 2001
Urban Nightmare 2003
Dawn of the Dead 2004
Repo Men 2010

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari movie posterDawn of the Dead 2004

 


 

 

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.