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Horror Almanac – May 16

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – MAY 16

  • 1986 – Megan Fox who stars in the “Transformer” films and played the title role in Jennifer’s Body”. She is playing “Liela” in the “Jonah Hex” film.
  • 1985 – Julia Voth, has appeared in “Lilith”, “Supernatural (TV Series)”, and “Bitch Slap.”
  • 1981 – Joseph Morgan, stars in “The Originals (TV Series)”, “The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)”, “Armistice”, “Open Grave”, and “Immortals.”
  • 1979 – Barbara Nedeljakova, has appeared in “Whispers”, “L.A. Slasher”, “Strippers vs Werewolves”, “Children of the Corn: Genesis”, “Hostel”, “Hostel: Part II”, “Doom” and more.
  • 1979 – Jessica Morris, appeared in “666: Devilish Charm”, “Haunting of the Innocent”, “Reel Evil”, “The Dead Want Women”, “Venom”, “Fading of the Cries”, “Bloody Murder” and more.
  • 1971 – Buffy’s boyfriend “Angel,” a.k.a. David Boreanaz . He portrayed “Angel” in the TV series’ “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the spin-off bearing his own name. He also starred in the film “Valentine” and is currently the star of TV series “Bones.”
  • 1955 – Debra Winger who appeared in the film “Black Widow” and played “Drusilla” a.k.a. “Wonder Girl” in “The New Adventures of Wonder Woman.”
  • 1953 – Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan who has appeared in the films “Mars Attacks!,” “The Lawnmower Man” and “Nomads.”
  • 1951 – Laurette Spang, played in “Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)”, “Project U.F.O. (TV Series)”, “Battlestar Galactica” film, “Man from Atlantis (TV Series)”, “Gemini Man (TV Mini-Series)”, “Maneater (TV Movie)” and more.
  • 1944 – Legendary character actor Danny Trejo, who has starred or appeared in the films “From Dusk To Dawn 1, 2 & 3,” “The Devil’s Rejects” and “Rob Zombie’s Halloween.” He provided the voice of “Boss Rico” in Zombie’s animated film “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto” and appeared in many TV series such as “The X-Files,” “Baywatch,” “Tracey Takes On,” “N.Y.P.D. Blue,” “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Monk” to name a few, and to show his versatility.
  • 1937 – “Batgirl” herself, the beautiful Yvonne Craig.
  • 1918 – Barry Atwater who played the role of “Janos Skorzeny” in the TV movie “The Night Stalker.” He also appeared in many TV series’ including “The Invaders,” “Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea,” “Night Gallery” and the original “Star Trek.”
  • 1905 – The late Henry Fonda, who starred in “Fail-Safe,” “The Boston Strangler,” “Tentacles” and “The Swarm.”
  • 1887 – Bull Montanna, who appeared in the “Flash Gordon” serials.
Megan Fox
Megan Fox
Julia Voth
Julia Voth
Joseph Morgan
Joseph Morgan
Jessica Morris
Jessica Morris
David Boreanaz
David Boreanaz

Laurette Spang
Laurette Spang
Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo
Barry Atwater
Barry Atwater

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – MAY 16

  • 2010 – Ronnie James Dio, legendary lead singer of the metal bands, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and his own self-titled band Dio. He also introduced the horns gesture that has been used in hard rock/heavy metal ever since.
  • 2008 – Sandy Howard who produced the films “The Devil’s Rain,” “Meteor” and “Embryo,” passed away at the age of 80.
  • 1990 – Jim Henson passed away at the age of 53.
  • 1979 – Robert Florey, who directed episodes of “Thriller,” “The Outer Limits” and “The Twilight Zone,” as well as the 1932 version of “Murders In the Rue Morgue” with Bela Lugosi, passed away at the age of 78.
  • 1985 – Margaret Hamilton who played the “Wicked Witch of the West” in “The Wizard of Oz,” passed away at the age of 82. She also appeared in the 1960 version of “13 Ghosts” and the TV movie “The Night Strangler.”
Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio
Jim Henson
Jim Henson
Margaret Hamilton
Margaret Hamilton

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – MAY 16

The Blood Beast Terror 1969 filmed in 1967
The Bare Wench Project 2000 filmed in 1999
Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones 2002
Dracula: Pages From a Virgin’s Diary 2002

Vlad 2003 (Cannes Premiere)
Slaughterhouse Phi: Death Sisters 2006
The Dead One 2007
Swamp Devil 2008
Angels and Demons 2009
The Parchene Conspiracy 2009

The Blood Beast Terror Italian movie poster     The Bare Wench Project dvd coverVlad

 

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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