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Horror Almanac – July 9

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1971 – Scott Grimes, starred in the very underrated zombie film, “Night Life”, “Critters” and “Critters 2.”
  • 1959 – Former WWE Superstar Kevin Nash, since wrestling has appeared in this summer’s “Magic Mike XXL” and “Monster Brawl”, “River of Darkness”, “The Punisher.”
  • 1957 – Kelly McGillis, appeared in “Stake Land”, “The Innkeepers” and “Z Nation (TV Series).”
  • 1945 – Horror/thriller/sci-fi author Dean R. Koontz, he wrote such novels as “Watchers”, “Phantoms”, “Night Chills”, “Hideaway”, “Whispers” and many others. These novels have all been made into films as have more of his books.
  • 1942 – Richard Roundtree who is best known for his portrayal of “Shaft” and who also appeared in “Amityville: A New Generation,” “Se7en” and “Q.”
  • 1938 – Brian Dennehy who played serial killer John Wayne Gacy in “To Catch a Killer” and also appeared in the films “Cocoon” and “FX.”
  • 1927 – Susan Cabot who appeared in “War of the Satellites,” “The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent” and played the title role in “The Wasp Woman.”
Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

 

Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash

 

Dean R. Koontz

Dean R. Koontz
Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree

 

Susan Cabot

Susan Cabot

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2010 – Vonetta McGee, who starred in “Blacula” and the TV movie “The Norliss Tapes,” passed away at the age of 65.
  • 2007 – The incredibly prolific character actor Charles Lane, he appeared in “Dark Shadows (TV Series)”, “Strange Invaders”, “Strange Behavior”, “The Munsters (TV Series)”, “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”, “Twilight Zone (TV Series)”, “The Invisible Woman”, and many more. He passed away at the ripe old age of 102.
  • 2007 – Jerry Ito who appeared in the films “Mothra,” “Message From Space” and “The Manster,” passed away at the age of 79.
  • 2002 – Rod Steiger who played the title role of “The Illustrated Man” as well as starring in the films “The Amityville Horror,” “American Gothic” and “Mars Attacks!,” passed away at the age of 77.
  • 1985 – Rafael Campos who appeared in the films “Lady In a Cage,” ” The Astro Zombies” and in the TV series “V,” passed away at the age of 49.
  • 1983 – Robert Dawn, was a makeup technician on films like “Christine”, “Damien: Omen II”, “Death Moon”, “Castle of Evil”, “Psycho” and more. He died at 61.
    Charles Lane

    Charles Lane

     

Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • This Island Earth 1955
    House of Exorcism 1976, filmed in 1973 as La Casa dell ‘Eorcismo AKA Lisa and the Devil
  • Burial Ground AKA Le notti del terrore 1981
    Tron 1982
    Candyman: Day of the Dead 1999
    Reign Of Fire 2002
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl 2003
    Kids Go To the Woods…Kids Get Dead 2009
    Predators 2010
This Island Earth movie poster

Candyman Day of the Dead dvd coverBurial Ground

Predators

 

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.