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Horror Almanac – May 5

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – MAY 5

  • 1988 – Brooke Hogan, daughter of WWE Superstar Hulk Hogan, she has appeared in “Sand Sharks”, “Devour”, “2-Headed Shark Attack”, and “L.A. Slasher.”
  • 1983 – Henry Cavill, starred as “Superman” in “Man of Steel” and “Hellraiser: Hellworld”, “Red Riding Hood”, “Blood Creek”, and “Immortals.”
  • 1957 – Richard Grant who co-starred in the 1992 version of “Dracula” and the film “The Little Vampire.” He also provided the voice of “Barkis Bittern” in the “Corpse Bride.”
  • 1957 – Lisa Eilbacher, who appeared in the TV movies “Bad Ronald,” “This House Possessed” and the film “Leviathan.”
  • 1944 – John Rhys-Davies who appeared in the films “Dune 2000,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy and the TV series “Sliders.”
  • 1940 – Lance Henriksen who appeared in the films “Aliens,” “Pumpkinhead,” series of films, “Alien vs Predator,” “Alone in the Dark II” and “Scream 3,” as well as the underrated TV series “Millennium” and countless other films too numerous to mention.
  • 1939 – Ian McCulloch who appeared in “Doctor Butcher, M.D.,” “Zombie” and “I, Monster.”
  • 1938 – Michael Murphy who appeared in “Batman Returns,” “Count Yorga, Vampire,” and ” Shocker.”
  • 1922 – Screenwriter Joseph Stefano. His many screen credits include the script for “Psycho,” and “The Outer Limits” which he also produced and directed.
  • 1915 – Ben Wright who has appeared in “Munster Go Home,” “Arnold” and “Terror In the Wax Museum.”
  • 1895 – Charles Lamont who directed Abbott & Costello when they met “The Invisible Man,” “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” and “The Mummy.”.
  • 1889 – Master make-up artist Jack Pierce who created the make-up for just about every Universal Monster there was.
Brooke Hogan
Brooke Hogan
Richard Grant
Richard Grant

 

Lisa Eilbacher
Lisa Eilbacher

Lance Henriksen
Lance Henriksen
Jack Pierce
Jack Pierce

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – MAY 5

  • 2011 – Dana Wynter, appeared in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”
  • 2000 – Edward Ashley, who appeared in “Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome” and “Waxworks,” passed away at the age of 95.
  • 1992 – Barbara Alston, who appeared in “Jaws: The Revenge” and “Candyman,” passed away at the age of 48.
  • 1968 – Albert Dekker who played the title role in the film “Dr. Cyclops” and appeared in the original “Gamera” film, passed away at the age of 62.
Dana Wynter
Dana Wynter
Albert Dekker
Albert Dekker

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – MAY 5

Laugh Clown, Laugh 1928 (w/Lon Chaney Sr.)
Brainstorm 1965
Vampir 1970
The Evil 1978
Return of the Boogeyman 1994
Final Stab 2001
Cryptz 2002
An American Haunting 2005
Killer Movie 2008
The Possession of David O’Reilly 2010

The EvilAn American Haunting

 

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.

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