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Horror Almanac – July 12

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY 

  • 1989 – Phoebe Tonkin, has appeared in “The Originals (TV Series)”, “The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)”, “Bait”, and “The Secret Circle (TV Series).”
  • 1984 – Natalie Martinez, has starred in “Home Invasion”, “Under the Dome (TV Series)”, and “Death Race.”
  • 1980 – Kristen Connolly, has appeared in “The Bay”, “The Cabin in the Woods”, and “The Happening.”
  • 1978 – Michelle Rodriguez, appears in “Resident Evil: Retribution”, “Battle Los Angeles”, “Avatar”, “The Breed”, “BloodRayne”, and “Resident Evil.”
  • 1945 – Edwin Neal, probably best known for portraying the character of the “Hitchhiker” in “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.” He has since appeared in “Halloween: Harvest of Souls 1985″, “Butcher Boys”, “Holy Hell”, “The Man Who Came Back”, “Shudder”, “Satan’s Playground” and many more.
  • 1927 – Jerry Ito who appeared in the films “Mothra,” “Message From Space” and “The Manster.”
  • 1886 – Jean Hersholt who appeared in “The Cat Creeps,” “The Mask of Fu Manchu” and “Mark of the Vampire.”
  • 1882 – Legendary director Tod Browning, whose films includes “London After Midnight,” “Dracula,” “Freaks” and “Mark of the Vampire.”

Phoebe Tonkin

Phoebe Tonkin

Natalie Martinez

Natalie Martinez

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

Edwin Neal

Edwin Neal

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2001 – Composer James Bernard who scored many Hammer horror films, passed away at the age of 75.
  • 1973 – The legendary Lon Chaney Jr. passed away at the age of 67. He played all the monsters in Universal’s arsenal, including The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein and many more. He will forever be known for his role of “Lawrence Talbot” in “The Wolf Man”, “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man”, “House of Frankenstein”, “House of Dracula”, “Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein.” He also starred in “The Ghost of Frankenstein”, “The Mummy’s Tomb”, “Son of Dracula” and so many more films.
 Lon Chaney Jr. 3

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Unholy 3 1930
Mad Love 1935
She 1935
White Gorilla 1945
Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea 1961
The Gnome-Mobile 1967
Halloween: Resurrection 2002
Zombiegeddon 2003
Dracula III: Legacy 2005

Mad Love

Halloween Resurrection

Dracula III Legacy

 

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.