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Horror Almanac – June 7

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1979 – Anna Torv, starred in “Fringe (TV Series)”, “Frankenstein (TV Movie).”
  • 1972 – Karl Urban, who starred as “Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy” in the 2009 remake of “Star Trek” and “Eomer” in the “Lord of the Rings” films. He also appeared in “The Chronicles of Riddick” and Doom.”
  • 1964 – Judie Aronson, has appeared in “Hannibal”, “The Sleeping Car”, “After Midnight” and “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.”
  • 1955 – William Forsythe who appeared in the films “Virtuosity,” and Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” and “The Devil’s Rejects.”
  • 1952 – Liam Neeson who starred as “Dark Man,” “Henri Ducard”a.k.a. “Ras Al Ghul” in “Batman Begins,” as “Zeus” in the 2010 remake of “Clash of the Titans” and as “Qui-Gon Jinn” in “Stars Wars I: The Phantom Menace”, “The Grey”, “The Haunting”, “Darkman” and more.
  • 1948 – Pamela Susan Shoop, probably best remembered for her role as “Karen” in “Halloween II.” She also appeared in “Galactica 1980 (TV Series)”, “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)”, “Empire of the Ants”, “Night Gallery (TV Series).”
  • 1933 – Gary Kent who appeared in “The Thrill Killers,” “Dracula vs. Frankenstein” and “Targets.”
  • 1928 – Reg Park who played “Hercules” and “Maciste” in many Italian sword and sandal films.
  • 1909 – The late Jessica Tandy who appeared in “Cocoon” and “The Birds.”
Anna Torv
Anna Torv
Judie Aronson
Judie Aronson

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
Pamela Susan Shoop
Pamela Susan Shoop

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY 

  • 2015 – The legendary Christopher Lee, one of the last gentleman of horror.  He appeared in countless films and played “Count Dracula” more than any other actor. He passed away at 93.
  • 2004 – Quorthon, Lead singer of Bathory. He is considered as one of the pioneering figures of extreme metal genres, particularly black metal with the first Bathory album. He died at the age of 41 from heart failure.
  • 2003 – Trevor Goddard, appeared in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, “Hollywood Vampyr”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Deep Rising” and more. He passed away at the age of 40 from an overdose.
  • 1996 – Percy Edwards, who did the voice for “Fizzgig” in “The Dark Crystal” and “Ambrosious” in the film “Labyrinth,” passed away at the age of 88.
  • 1966 – Perennial bad guy Dan Duryea, who starred in the film “The Bamboo Saucer” and appeared in episodes of “The Twilight Zone” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” passed away at the age of 61.
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
Trevor Goddard
Trevor Goddard

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • Dressed To Kill 1946
    Curse of the Werewolf 1961
  • Shadow of the Cat 1961
    Taste the Blood of Dracula 1970
    The Legend of Boggy Creek 1972
    The Goonies 1985
    The Phantom 1996
    Dracula II: Ascension 2003
  • Hatchetman 2003
    Blood Relic 2005
    Hellraiser: Deader 2005
  • The Purge 2013

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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.