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Horror Almanac – June 6

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY 

  • 1979 – Diana Prince, porn star turned legit actress who has appeared in “Porn Shoot Massacre”, “The Mangled”, “Bunnyman 3” and “Frankenstein Created Bikers.”
  • 1967 – Paul Giamatti – who appeared in the 2001 remake of “Planet of the Apes,” starred in “Lady in the Water” and provided the voiced of “Dr. Satan” in Rob Zombie’s animated film “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto” as well as “John Dies at the End.”
  • 1963 – Anthony Starke, who appeared in the films “Return of the Killer Tomatoes!” and “Repossessed.”
  • 1963 – Jason Isaacs, who plays “Lucuis Malfoy” in the “Harry Potter” films as well as “Rosemary’s Baby (TV Mini-Series)”, “Resident Evil”, “Event Horizon.”
  • 1959 – Amanda Pays who appeared in the film “Leviathan,” and in the TV series’ “Max Headroom” and “The Flash.”
  • 1955 – Sandra Bernhard who hosted the show “Reel Wild Cinema.”
  • 1947 – The one and only original “Freddy Krueger” himself, Robert Englund.
  • 1918 – Richard Crane who appeared in the films “The Alligator People,” “The Devil’s Partner” and “The Neanderthal Man.” Crane was best known for portraying “Rocky Jones” on the “Rocky Jones: Space Ranger” TV series.
Diana Prince
Diana Prince

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10:  Paul Giamatti attends the European premiere of "Rock Of Ages" at Odeon Leicester Square on June 10, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
Amanda Pays
Amanda Pays

Robert Englund
Robert Englund

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY 

  • 2005 – Anne Bancroft passed away at the age of 73. She appeared in her husband, Mel Brooke’s film “Dracula: Dead And Loving It”, and the film “Gorilla At Large. She was offered the role of “Chris McNeil” in “The Exorcist” but had to turn it down due to her pregnancy.
  • 2005 – Dana Elcar, who appeared in the films “Fail Safe,” “2010” and played “Sheriff Patterson” on the original “Dark Shadows,” passed away at the age of 77.
  • 1994 – Barry Sullivan who appeared in the TV pilot of “Night Gallery” and the film “Planet of the Vampires,” passed away at the age of 81
  • 1979 – Jack Haley who portrayed the “Tin Man” in “The Wizard of Oz,” passed away at the age of 80.
  • 1975 – George Worthing Yates who wrote the screenplays for the films “Them,” “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” and “The Amazing Colossal Man,” passed away at the age of 73.
  • 1940 – Famed character actor E.E. Clive, who appeared in the Universal classics “The Invisible Man,” “Bride of Frankenstein” and “Dracula’s Daughter,” passed away at the age of 60.
Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
Jack Haley
E.E. Clive
E.E. Clive

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters 1954
Night Tide 1961
Galaxina 1980
Invaders From Mars 1986
Man with the Screaming Brain 2005
Vampire Chicks With Chainsaws 2006
The Omen 2006
Zombeak 2006
Beyond the Wall of Sleep 2006
The Abandoned 2008
The Dead Walk 2008
Chrome Angels 2009

Night TideGalaxinaInvaders from Mars 1986Beyond the Wall of Sleep 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.