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Horror Almanac – July 19

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY 

  • 1982 – Jared Padalecki, who plays “Sam Winchester” on the TV show “Supernatural” He also starred in the films “Cry_Wolf,” “House of Wax ” (2005) and the 2009 remake of “Friday the 13th.”
  • 1977 – Erin Cummings, she appeared in “Bitch Slap”, “Dark House”, “Charmed (TV Series)”, “Late Phases” and more.
  • 1976 – Vinessa Shaw, has appeared in “Hocus Pocus”, “Stag Night”, “The Hills Have Eyes” remake.
  • 1962 – Anthony Edwards, best known for playing “Dr. Mark Greene” on the TV show “E.R.” He appeared in the films “Pet Sematary II,” “The Forgotten” and “Zodiac.”
  • 1961 – Hideo Nakata, Japanese director of “Ring”, “Ring 2″, “Dark Water”, “Chatroom” and more.
  • 1960 – Elizabeth Kaitan, appeared in “Silent Madness”, “Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2”, “Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity”, “Assault of the Killer Bimbos”, “Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood”, “Necromancer”, “Nightwish” and more.
  • 1957 – Terri Treas, has starred in “House IV”, “Roger Corman’s Frankenstein Unbound”, “Nightmare on the 13th Floor”, “Alien Nation (TV Series)” and TV movies, “The Terror Within”, “The Nest”, “Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell” and many more.
  • 1956 – Peter Barton who appeared in the films “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter,” “Hell Night” and played the title role in the TV series “The Powers of Matthew Star.”
  • 1951 – Dan Hicks, has appeared in “Evil Dead II”, “Maniac Cop”, “Intruder”,”Darkman”, “Wishmaster”, “Spider-Man 2”, “2001 Maniacs” and more.
  • 1951 – Abel Ferrara, is a writer and director of the films “The Addiction”, “Body Snatchers”, “Ms .45”, “The Driller Killer.”
  • 1950 – Tom McLoughlin, writer and/or director of such films as “She-Wolf of London (TV Series)”, “They Came from Outer Space (TV Series)”, “Sometimes They Come Back”, “Friday the 13th The Series (TV Series)”, “Freddy’s Nightmares (TV Series)”, “Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI”, “One Dark Night” and more.
  • 1943 – David Griffin who appeared in “Trog,” “Rollerball” and “The Blood Beast Terror.”
  • 1938 – Richard Jordan who appeared in “Logan’s Run,” “Solarbabies” and “Dune.”
  • 1924 – Pat Hingle who plays Commissioner Gordon in the “Batman” film series and also appeared in the film “Tarantula: The Deadly Cargo.”
Jared Padalecki
Jared Padalecki

 

Erin Cummings
Erin Cummings
Elizabeth Kaitan
Elizabeth Kaitan
Terri Treas
Terri Treas
Danny Hicks
Danny Hicks

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2014 – Skye McCole Bartusiak, had appeared in “Sick Boy”, “Boogeyman”, “Firestarter 2: Rekindled”, “The Darkling”, “Storm of the Century (TV Mini-Series)” and such big budget fare as “The Patriot” and others. She died from a drug overdose at the young age of 21.
  • 2004 – Irvin S. Yeaworth, who wrote the screenplays for and directed “The 4D Man,” “The Blob” and “Dinosarus,” passed away at the age of 78.
  • 1999 – Richard Marion who appeared in “Child’s Play 3″ and “The Godmonster of Indian Flats,” passed away at the age of 50. He was the son of Elena Verdugo.
  • 1976 – Gene Roth who appeared in “The Claw Monsters,” “Twice Told Tales” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches,” passed away at the age of 73.
  • 1968 – Universal make-up genius, Jack Pierce, who created “Frankenstein,” “The Wolf Man” and “The Mummy,” just to name a few, passed away at the age of 79.
Skye McCole Bartusiak
Skye McCole Bartusiak
Jack Pierce
Jack Pierce

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

La Llorona 1935
The Thing With Two Heads 1972

SS Hell Camp 1977
Day Of The Dead 1985
The Frighteners 1996
Alien Hunter 2003
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary 2005
The Visitors 2006

Day of the Dead movie poster
The Frighteners
Urban Legends Bloody Mary

 

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.