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Horror Almanac – July 7

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1959 – Billy Campbell, who appeared in the 1992 version of “Dracula,” “The Rocketeer” and as Councilman “Darren Richmond” on the HBO series “The Killing.”
  • 1949 – Shelley Duvall who appeared in “The Shining,” “Time Bandits” “Big Monster on Campus” and “Frankenweenie.”
  • 1928 – Patricia Hitchcock, daughter of Alfred Hitchcock. She had a brief part as “Caroline” in her father’s film “Psycho.”
  • 1928 – Vince Edwards who appeared in the films “Space Raiders,” “Return To Horror High” and “Cellar Dweller.” He is best known for playing “Ben Casey” in the series of the same name.
  • 1927 – Richard Garland who appeared in the films “Attack of the Crab Monsters,” “The Undead” and “Panic In Year Zero.”
  • 1925 – Yvonne Mitchell who appeared in the films “Crucible of Horror,” “Demons of the Mind” and in the 1952 TV version of “1984.”
  • 1924 – Mary Ford who appeared in “Queen of Outer Space” and “Missile To the Moon.”
  • 1919 – The late Jon Pertwee who played “Doctor Who” # 3 and appeared in the films “The House That Dripped Blood,” “Carry On Screaming” and “One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing.”
  • 1913 – Fred F. Sears who directed the films “The Giant Claw,” “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” and “The Werewolf.”
  • 1907 – Sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein, whose novels include “The Puppet Masters,” “Rocketship Galileo” and “Starship Troopers.”
  • 1901 – Toho effects whiz Eiji Tsuburaya.
  • 1901 – B movie producer Sam Katzman, who’s long list of production credits include “Spooks Run Wild,” “It Came From Beneath the Sea” and “The Werewolf.”
  • 1887 – Raymond Hatton, who appeared in the films “The Day the World Ended” “Invasion of the Saucer Men” and “In Cold Blood.”
Billy Campbell

Billy Campbell
Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall

 

Jon Pertwee

Jon Pertwee
Eiji Tsuburaya

Eiji Tsuburaya

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1982 – Fred Stuthman who portrayed horror host Jeeper’s Keeper, passed away at the age of 63.
  • 1973 – Veronica Lake who appeared in “I Married a Witch” and “Flesh Feast,” passed away at the age of 53.
  • 1930 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle passed away at the age of 71.
Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Mummy’s Ghost 1944
Dr. Blood’s Coffin 1961
Frogs/Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster 1972
Martin 1978
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence 1993 filmed in 1992
Species 1995
Kraa! The Sea Monster 1998
Scary Movie 2000
Tales of Terror and Love 2001
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 2006
Adelle 2010
D4 2010

The Mummy's GhostMartin movie poster

Species

 

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.