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Horror Almanac – July 15

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1994 – Sarah Desjardins, appears in “Van Helsing (TV Series)”, “Wayward Pines (TV Series)”, “Into the Grizzly Maze”, “Supernatural (TV Series).”
  • 1981 – Taylor Kinney, is best known for portraying “Kelly Severide” in “Chicago Fire (TV Series)”. He also has appeared in “The Forest” and “The Vampire Diaries (TV Series).”
  • 1977 – Lana Parrilla, who has appeared in “Once Upon a Time (TV Series)”, “Lost (TV Series)”, “Spiders.”
  • 1967 – Adam Savage, who did special effect model work for the “Terminator,” “Matrix” and “Star Wars” film series’. He is now best known for half of the hosting team for MythBusters (TV Series documentary).
  • 1963 – Brigitte Nielsen who starred in the films “Red Sonja,” “976-Evil 2″ and “Galaxis.”
  • 1961 – Lolita Davidovich who appeared in the films “Gods and Monsters” and “Raising Cain.”
  • 1961 – Forest Whitaker who co-starred in “The Body Snatchers,” “Species” and was the host for the 2002-2003 “Twilight Zone” series.
  • 1952 – Terry O’Quinn who played “The Stepfather” and appeared in the TV series’ “The X-Files” and “Millennium.”
  • 1951 – Jesse Ventura, formeer WWE wrestler and Governor. He has appeared in “Predator,” “The Running Man” and in the title role of “Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe.”
  • 1944 – Jan-Michael Vincent, played in many film and TV shows including “Ice Cream Man”, “Abducted II: The Reunion”, “Xtro II: The Second Encounter”, “Haunting Fear”, “Alienator”, “Damnation Alley”, and more.
  • 1939 – Patrick Wayne, son of John Wayne, who played “Sinbad” in “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger.”
  • 1938 – Producer/writer/director Larry Cohen. He directed the films “Q,” “It’s Alive,” “A Return To Salem’s Lot” and created the series “The Invaders.”
  • 1927 – Joe Turkel who appeared in “Blade Runner,” “The Shining” and “Tormented.”
  • 1925 – Philip Carey who appeared in the films “The Time Travelers,” “Scream of the Wolf” and “The Kolchak” episodes that were made into the TV movie “Crackle of Death.”
Taylor Kinney
Taylor Kinney
Lana Parilla

Lana Parilla
Lolita Davidovich

Lolita Davidovich

 

Terry O'Quinn

Terry O’Quinn

 

Larry Cohen

Larry Cohen

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2007 – Kieron Moore, who starred in the films “Dr. Blood’s Coffin,” “Day Of The Triffids” and “Crack In The World,” passed away at the age of 82.
  • 1987 – Alfie Bass who appeared in “The Fearless Vampire Killers,” passed away at the age of 66.
  • 1969 – Peter van Eyck who starred in the film “The Brain,” a remake of “Donovan’s Brain,” passed away one day shy of his 58th birthday on July 16.
Kieron Moore

Kieron Moore
Alfie Bass

Alfie Bass

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Clairvoyant 1934 a.k.a. The Evil Mind
The Black Room 1935
It Conquered the World 1956
Kwaidan 1965 filmed in 1964 as Kaidan
Shock Waves 1977
Orca 1977
Fear 1990
Star Knight 1992 filmed in 1985 as El Caballero Del Dragón
The Bloody Ape 1997
The Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting 2003
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory 2005

The Black Room movie poster

It Conquered the World

Shock Waves 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.