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Horror Almanac – July 24

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1982 – Trevor Matthews, has played in “Girl House”, “The Shrine”, “Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer”, “Teen Massacre.”
  • 1982 – Anna Paquin who stars as “Sookie Stackhouse” in the HBO series “True Blood. She also played “Rogue” in “The X-Men” films and starred in “The Darkness.”
  • 1981 – Summer Glau, has appeared in “Arrow (TV Series)”, “Knights of Badassdom”, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)”, “Serenity” and more.
  • 1979 – Rose Byrne, has starred in “Insidious: Chapter 2″, “Insidious”, “X-Men: First Class”, “28 Weeks Later.”
  • 1970 – Jennifer Lopez who starred in “Anaconda” and “The Cell.”
  • 1959 – David Alan Graf who appeared in “Witchcraft 7″ and “Witchcraft XI.”
  • 1952 – Gus Van Sant who directed the 1998 version of “Psycho.”
  • 1951 – Lynda Carter who played “Wonder Woman.”
  • 1945 – Linda Harrison, appeared in “Planet of the Apes” and “Beneath the Planet of the Apes.”
  • 1942 – Chris Sarandon who appeared in “The Sentinel” and starred in”Fright Night” and “Child’s Play.”
  • 1936 – Mark Goddard who played Major Don West in the “Lost In Space” TV series, and appeared in the film “Blue Sunshine.”
  • 1925 – John McMamara who appeared in “From Hell It Came,” “The Return of Dracula” and “War of the Colossal Beast.”
Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin
Summer Glau

Summer Glau
Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne
Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter

Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarandon

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2012 – Sherman Hemsley, will forever be known as “George Jefferson” from “The Jeffersons (TV Series)” and “All in the Family (TV Series)” but he also dabbled in the genre with appearances in “Casper: A Spirited Beginning”, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)”, “Ghost Fever”, “The Twilight Zone (TV Series)”, “Love at First Bite” and more. He passed away at the age of 74.
  • 2001 – Hiroshi Tsuburaya, who starred in the films “Space Cop Shaider: The Movie,” “Ultra Q: The Movie,” “Ultraman Taiga” and ” Gaida,” passed away at the age of 37.
  • 1997 – Brian Glover, who appeared in “Alien 3,” “Snow White: A Tale of Terror” and “An America Werewolf In London,” passed away at the age of 63.
  • 1984 – Vincent Beck who played “Voldar” in “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” passed away at the age of 59.
Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley
Brian Glover

Brian Glover

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster 1971
Wolfen 1981
Tarzan, the Ape Man 1981
The Black Cauldron 1985
Superman IV: Quest For Peace 1987
Afraid of the Dark 1991
Disturbing Behavior 1998
Demonicus 2001
Blood Sucking Babes From Burbank 2006
Crawler 2009
Mutilation Mile 2009
Orphan 2009
The Sphere of the Lycanthrope 2009

Godzilla vs The Smog Monster

Wolfen

Orphan 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.