in

Horror Almanac – June 30

Monsterman's Horror Almanac

BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1982 – Lizzy Caplan who starred in the film “Cloverfield” and appeared on the HBO series “True Blood.”
  • 1971 – Monica Potter, who starred in the films “Saw,” “Along Came a Spider” and the 2009 remake of “Last House on the Left.”
  • 1959 – Vincent D’Onofrio who appeared in “Ed Wood” (as Orson Welles), “Men In Black”, “The Thirteen Floor” and “Jurassic World.”
  • 1955 – David Alan Grier who appeared in “Tales From the Hood,” “Amazon Women on the Moon,” “Bewitched” and “Jumanji.”
  • 1936 – Tony Musante who is best known for playing the title role in the TV series “Toma” and who starred in the film “The Bird With the Crystal Plumage.”
  • 1935 – Master magician Harry Blackstone, Jr.
  • 1905 – Character actor Nestor Paiva who appeared in the 1939 version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Mighty Joe Young,” “The Creature From the Black Lagoon” and “Revenge of the Creature.”
  • 1899 – Madge Bellamy who appeared in “White Zombie.”.
  • 1891 – Wrestler Man Mountain Dean who grappled with “Mighty Joe Young.”
Lizzy Caplan
Lizzy Caplan
Monica Potter

Monica Potter
Vincent D'Onofrio

Vincent D’Onofrio

 

Nestor Paiva

Nestor Paiva

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2007 – Will Schaefer, who composed the music for many TV and cartoon series’ including “I Dream of Jeannie,” “The Godzilla Power Hour” and “The Superfriends,” passed away at the age of 78.
  • 2003 – Comedian Buddy Hackett, who starred in the film “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm,” passed away at the age of 78.
  • 1999 – Shane Dixon, who has performed the stunts for such movies as “They Live,” “Ghost” and “Copycat,” passed away at the age of 44.
  • 1993 – George McFarland, better known as “Spanky” of “The Little Rascals,” passed away at the age of 64.
  • 1987 – King Donavan who appeared in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms” and “The Magnetic Monster,” passed away at the age of 69.
  • 1980 – Thomas Browne Henry, appeared in “How to Make a Monster”, “The Thing That Couldn’t Die”, “Blood of Dracula”, “The Brain from Planet Arous”, “20 Million Miles to Earth”, “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” and more. He passed away at the age of 72.
Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett
King Donovan

King Donovan
Thomas Browne Henry

Thomas Browne Henry

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • The Horrible Dr. Hickcock 1962
  • The Monster of the Opera 1964
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972
    Judge Dredd 1995
    Postmortem 1998
    Spider-Man 2 2004
    Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane 2007
  • The Final Curtain aka Acts of Death 2007
    Fear Girls: Volume 2 2009
    Killer Shorts 2009
    Second Coming 2009
    The Garbage Man 2009
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock

Flight of the Living Dead DVD cover

Acts of Death dvd

Twilight Eclipse

 

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.