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Horror Almanac – April 1

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – APRIL 1

  • 1982 – Sam Huntington, star of the TV Series “Being Human”, and has appeared in the films “Superman Returns”, “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night”, and “Warehouse 13 (TV Series).”
  • 1981 – Hannah Spearritt, who appears on the TV series “Primeval” and in the film “The Seed of Chucky.”
  • 1980 – Bijou Phillips, who co-starred in “Hostel: Part 2,” the 2007 remake of “The Wizard of Gore” and “Venom.”
  • 1971 – Jessica Collins, has appeared in “M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series)”, “Leprechaun 4: In Space”, “Ritual.”
  • 1968 – Traci Lind, appeared in “Werewolf (TV Series)”, “Fright Night Part 2”, “Spellcaster”, “Class of 1999.”
  • 1960 – Jennifer Runyon has appeared in “Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: Revival”, “Carnosaur”, “Ghostbusters”, “To All a Goodnight” and more.
  • 1959 – Rob Bottin, is a makeup effects artist wizard responsible for creatures in such films as “The Fog”, “Maniac”, “The Howling”, “The Thing”, “Legend”, “Robocop”, “Se7en”, “Game of Thrones (TV Series)” and many more.
  • 1954 – Annette O’Toole who co-starred in “Superman III,” “Stephen King’s It,” and the TV series “The Huntress.” She also played “Martha Kent” on the “Smallville” TV show.
  • 1953 – Producer/director Barry Sonnenfeld, whose work includes “Men In Black I, II & II,” “The Addams Family,” “Addams Family Values” and the TV series “The Tick.”
  • 1932 – The late Gordon Jump, best known for portraying “Arthur ‘Big Guy’ Carlson” on the “WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series).” He also appeared in “Dismembered”, “Midnight Offerings”, “The Fury”, “Conquest of the Planet of the Apes”, and much more.
  • 1930 – Grace Lee Whitney, best known as “Lt. Janice Rand” on the “Star Trek” series as well as in the subsequent films. She also had a bit part in the 1953 version of “House of Wax” with Vincent Price.
  • 1929 – Jonathan Haze, one of the troupe of Roger Corman’s steady actors. He is best known for his role as Seymour in the 1960 version of “Little Shop of Horrors.” His cousin was the famous drummer Buddy Rich.
  • 1883 – Famous silent screen star, the great Lon Chaney, Sr. He appeared in such classics as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Unholy Three”, “London After Midnight”, and many more.
  • 1875 – Famed mystery writer Edgar Wallace, who wrote the story on which the screen play for “King Kong” was based.
Sam Huntington

Sam Huntington

Hannah Spearritt

Hannah Spearritt

Jessica Collins

Jessica Collins

Traci Lind

Traci Lind

Jennifer Runyon
Jennifer Runyon
Rob Bottin
Rob Bottin
Annette O'toole

Annette O’toole

Lon Chaney Sr.

Lon Chaney Sr.

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DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – APRIL 1

  • 2010 – The voice of “Charlie” John Forsythe, passed away at the age of 92. He also co-starred in the films “In Cold Blood” and “Scrooged.”
  • 2009 – Lou Perryman, who appeared in “The Cellar,” “Poltergeist” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,” passed away at the age of 67.
  • 2007 – George Sewell, who appeared in “Journey To The Far Side of the Sun,” “Invasion: UFO” and “Horror House,” passed away at the age of 82.
  • 2004 – Carrie Snodgress, who starred in the films “Trick or Treats,” “The Forsaken” and “Ed Gein,” passed away at the age of 57.
John Forsythe

John Forsythe

Lou Perryman

Lou Perryman

Carrie Snodgress

Carrie Snodgress


FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – APRIL 1

A Trip To Mars 1924
The Strangler 1964
The World of Abbott & Costello 1965
Deadly Eyes 1982
The Seventh Sign 1988
Hyper Space 1989
Vampire vs. Sorcerer 1990
Zarkorr the Invader 1996
Satan’s Schoolgirls 2004
Dead Birds 2004
Zombie Honeymoon 2005
Sin City 2005
Dead Moon Rising 2007
Beverly Hills Massacre 2008
Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas 2009
Monster Beach Party 2009
The Dead Undead 2009
Killer School Girls From Outer Space 2010
One Last Sunset 2010
House of White Spiders 2010
Insidious 2010

Deadly Eyes movie poster

The Seventh Sign movie poster

Insidious movie poster     Sin City movie poster

 

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.