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Horror Almanac – July 18

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1980 – Kristen Bell, best known for starring in “Veronica Mars (TV Series)” and “Frozen,” she also has appeared in “Scream 4″ and “Pulse.”
  • 1976 – Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, has appeared in “Giallo”, “Snakes on a Plane”, “Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt”, “Beyond Re-Animator.”
  • 1967 – Vin Diesel, has starred in “Riddick”, “Pitch Black”, and the upcoming “The Last Witch Hunter.”
  • 1940 – James Brolin who appeared in “The Car,” “Westworld” and the original “The Amityville Horror.”
  • 1938 – Paul Verhoeven who directed “The Hollow Man,” “Starship Troopers,” “Robocop” and “Showgirls.”
  • 1929 – Eva Bartok who appeared in “The Gamma People” and “Blood and Black Lace.”
  • 1929 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins who had a hit with the song “I Put a Spell On You.”
Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell
Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky
Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel
James Brolin

James Brolin

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1993 – John Beck who produced the American version of “King Kong vs. Godzilla,” passed away at the age of 83.
  • 1993 – Davis Roberts who appeared in the films “Westworld” and “The Demon Seed,” and in the TV series’ “Kolchak; The Night Stalker,” “Star Trek” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” also passed away at the age of 76.
  • 1986 – Buddy Baer who played the title role in “Giant From the Unknown,” passed away at the age of 71.
  • 1973 – Jack Hawkins, who appeared in the films “Tales That Witness Madness” and “Theatre of Blood,” passed away at the age of 62.
Davis Roberts

Davis Roberts
Jack-Hawkins

Jack-Hawkins

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • Prom Night 1980
    Zombie 1980 filmed in 1979 as Zombi 2
    Vamp 1986
    Aliens 1986
    Arachnophobia 1990
    Future Zone 1990
    Jurassic Park III 2001
    Insomnia 2001
    The Dark Knight 2008
  • The Purge: Anarchy 2014
Prom NightZombie movie poster

Vamp movie poster

Aliens movie poster

arachnophobia

 

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.