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Horror Almanac – July 8

Monsterman's Horror Almanac BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1982 – Sophia Bush, appeared in “Stay Alive” and “The Hitcher”.
  • 1977 – Milo Ventimiglia, appeared in “Cursed”, “Stay Alive” and “Kiss of the Damned”.
  • 1973 – Kathleen Roberstson, who played “Claire” on the original “Beverly Hills 90210.” She co-starred in the TV min-series “Tin Man” and the films “Psycho Beach Party” and “Scary Movie 2.”
  • 1972 – Glenn Hetrick, judge on the SyFy channel series “Face-Off”, special makeup FX technician.
  • 1968 – Billy Crudup, who played “Dr. Manhattan” in “Watchmen.”
  • 1968 – Michael Weatherley, best known for playing “Special Agent Anthony Dinozzo” on the TV series “NCIS.” He also starred in the series “Dark Angel.”
  • 1965 – Corey Parker who appeared in “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning,” “Big Man On Campus” and “Scream For Help.”
  • 1959 – Lori Hallier, is a Canadian actress known for “My Bloody Valentine”, “Heartstopper”, “PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)”, “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, ” Forever Knight (TV Series)”, “Deadly Nightmares (TV Series) aka The Hitchhiker”, “Friday’s Curse (TV Series) aka Friday the 13th The Series”, and more.
  • 1958 – Kevin Bacon who appeared in “Friday the 13th,” “Hollow Man”, “Tremors” and now stars on the FOX series “The Following”.
  • 1951 – Angelica Houston, who appeared as “Morticia” in the “Addams Family” movies and in the films “The Witches” and “The Ice Pirates.”
  • 1947 – Kim Darby who appeared in “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” “Teen Wolf Too” and “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.”
  • 1938 – Paul Cronin who played Paul (how clever) in “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things.”
  • 1936 – William Cort who appeared in “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark,” “Ghost” and “Heathers.”
  • 1936 – Ralph Strait who appeared in “Halloween III: Season of the Witch,” and “The Beastmaster.”
  • 1933 – Marty Feldman who played “Igor” in “Young Frankenstein.”
  • 1918 – Craig Stevens who appeared in “Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” “The Deadly Mantis” and “The Killer Bees.”
  • 1917 – Glenn Langan who starred as “The Amazing Colossal Man” and appeared in the films “Mutiny In Outer Space” and “The Andromeda Strain.”
  • 1889 – Lambert Hillyer who directed the 1943 “Batman” serial, “The Invisible Ray” and “Dracula’s Daughter.”
Sophia Bush
Sophia Bush
Lori Hallier
Lori Hallier
Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
Angelica Huston image
Angelica Huston
Kim Darby
Kim Darby
Marty Feldman
Marty Feldman

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2015 – Irwin Keyes, appeared in “Evil Bong 3-D: The Wrath of Bong”, “Dream Slashers”, “House of 1000 Corpses”, “Disturbed”, “Friday the 13th” and more. He died at 63.
  • 2012 – Ernest Borgnine, appeared in “Deadly Blessing”, “Escape From New York”, “The Devil’s Rain”, “Willard”, and many, many more. He died at the age of 95.
  • 1994 – Dick Sargent who played “Darrin” # 2 on “Bewitched” and appeared in the films “The Beast With a Million Eyes” and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” passed away at the age of 64.
  • 1991 – Ben Chapman (no not the Creature one), who was production manager for the films “Invaders From Mars,” “The Giant Gila Monster” and “The Killer Shrews,” passed away on at the age of 82.
  • 1991 – James Franciscus, who appeared in “Beneath the Planet of the Apes,” “The Valley of Gwangi” and “Killer Fish,” also passed away at the age of 57.
  • 1976 – Disney animator Harvey Toombs, who also worked on the 1967 “Spider-Man” cartoon series, passed away at the age of 67.
  • 1973 – Gene L. Coon who was writer/producer for the original “Star Trek” series, passed away at the age of 49.
Irwin Keyes
Irwin Keyes
Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Dick Sargent
Dick Sargent
James Franciscus
James Franciscus

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Raven 1935
Ghost Ship 1952
Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders (serial) 1953
Battle In Outer Space 1960 filmed in 1959 as Uchu Daisenso
Frankenstein Conquers the World 1966 released in 1965 as Furankenshutain Tai Chitei kaijû Baragon
The Dunwich Horror/Scream and Scream Again 1970
Phantasm II 1988
Omega Doom 1997, filmed in 1996
Fantastic Four 2005
Dark Water 2005

The Descent 2005

The Raven 1935 movie poster     Ghost Ship 1952 movie poster

Phantasm 2 movie poster     Dark Water 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.