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Horror Almanac – June 10

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY 

  • 1992 – Kate Upton, supermodel extraordinaire. She hasn’t appeared in any horror films but I think she’s the hottest thing going right now and this is my list! She has appeared in “The Three Stooges” and “The Other Woman.”
  • 1983 – Leelee Sobieski, who appeared in “Deep Impact” and the 2006 remake of “The Wickerman.”
  • 1978 – DJ Qualls, has appeared in “Z Nation (TV Series)”, “Supernatural (TV Series)”, “The Core” and more.
  • 1978 – Shane West, who co-starred in “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” as “Tom Sawyer,” the 2009 version of “The Lodger”, “Dracula 2000” and “Salem (TV Series).”
  • 1965 – Jeanne Tripplehorn who appeared in the films “Basic Instinct” and “Waterworld.”
  • 1962 – Gina Gershon, who appeared in the films “Voodoo Dawn,” “Demonlover” and “Showgirls”. She also provided the voice of “Catwoman” in the animated series “The Batman” (2004).
  • 1955 – Andrew Stevens who appeared in the films “The Fury,” “Massacre at Central High” and the TV movie, “The Werewolf of Woodstock.”
  • 1947 – Actress Yuriko Hishimi who appeared in the film “Godzilla vs. Gigan” and the TV series “Ultra 7.”
  • 1941 – German actor Jürgen Prochnow, appeared in “Primeval”, “House of the Dead”, “Dark Asylum”, “Ripper”, “In the Mouth of Madness”, “The Keep” and the superior “Das Boot.”
  • 1927 – José Luis Merino who directed the films “Scream of the Demon Lover” and “Beyond the Living Dead.”
  • 1920 – Lou Frizzel who appeared in the films “The Other,” “Capricorn One” and the TV movie “Duel.”
Kate Upton
Kate Upton
Leelee Sobieski
Leelee Sobieski
DJ Qualls
DJ Qualls
Jurgen Prochnow
Jurgen Prochnow

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1996 – Jo Van Fleet, who starred in “Satan’s School For Girls” and episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “Thriller” and “Inner Sanctum,” passed away at the age of 81.
  • 1993 – Richard Webb who played title role in the “Captain Midnight” TV series and appeared in the films “Hillbillies In the Haunted House,” “Beware the Blob” and the TV movie “The Werewolf of Woodstock,” passed away at the age of 77.
  • 1971 – Michael Rennie who starred in the films “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Assignment Terror” and “The Lost World,” passed away at the age of 61.
  • 1969 – Frank Lawton who appeared in the films “The Devil Doll” and “The Invisible Ray,” passed away at the age of 64.
  • 1967 – Spencer Tracy who played the title role in the 1941 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” passed away at the age of 67.
Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
Michael Rennie
Michael Rennie
Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY 

The Shock 1923
M 1951
Robot Monster 1953
Count Yorga, Vampire 1970
The Believers 1987
Poltergeist III 1988
Embryo 2001
Bloodsucking Redneck Vampires 2004
Rottweiler 2004
High Tension 2005, filmed in 2003 as Haute Tension
Mortuary 2005
The Slaughter 2006
Leeds Point 2008
Super 8 2011

Count Yorga Vampire quadThe BelieversHigh TensionThe Slaughter

 

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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