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Horror Almanac – July 25

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1987 – Michael Welch, who plays “Mike Newton” in the “Twilight Saga” and also appeared in “Star Trek: Insurrection” and the 2008 remake of “Day of the Dead.”
  • 1985 – Ashley Bell, appears in “Carnage Park”, “The Last Exorcism Part II”, “The Last Exorcism”, and more.
  • 1985 – Shantel VanSanten, has appeared in “Something Wicked” and “The Final Destination.”
  • 1973 – David Denman, appears in “Outcast (TV Series)”, “The Gift”, “Shutter”, “When a Stranger Calls”, “Night Stalker (TV Series)”, “Angel (TV Series)”, “The X-Files (TV Series)” and more.
  • 1967 – Matt LeBlanc, best known for playing “Joey” on the TV series “Friends.” He starred as “Major Don West” in the 1998 remake of “Lost In Space.”
  • 1965 – Illeana Douglas who appeared in the films “Otis,” “Stir of Echoes” and “The Adventures of Pluto Nash.”
  • 1943 – Irwin Yablans who was executive producer for the first three “Halloween” films, “Hell Night” and “Fade To Black.”
  • 1929 – Actor/producer/director Al Adamson, who’s credits included “Horror of the Blood Monsters,” “Dracula vs. Frankenstein” and “Blood of Ghastly Horror.”
Ashley Bell
Ashley Bell
David Denman
David Denman

Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc

Illeana Douglas

Illeana Douglas

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2005 – Ford Rainey, character actor who appeared in a plethora of TV and film roles including “Halloween II”, “A Howling in the Woods”, “Night Gallery (TV Series)”, “The Outer Limits (TV Series)” and many more. He was 96.
  • 2003 – John Schlesinger, who directed the films “The Believers” and “Pacific Heights,” passed away at the age of 77
  • 2000 – Don Weis who directed for such TV shows as “Kolchak: The Night Stalker,” “Freddy’s Nightmares” and the TV films “Back to the Planet of the Apes” and “The Munster’s Revenge,” passed away at the age of 78.
  • 1984 – Akihiko Hirata, was a Japanese actor who appeared in “Gojira”, “Godzilla, King of the Monsters!”, “Rodan”, “The Mysterians”, “The H-Man”, “Daikaijû Baran”, “Mothra”, “Gorath”, “King Kong vs. Godzilla”, “Atragon”, “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster”, “Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster”, “Son of Godzilla” and many more. He died at the age of 56.
  • 1979 – Eric Pohlman who appeared in the film “The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh” and provided the voice for “Ernst Starvros Blofeld” in the film “From Russia With Love,” passed away at the age of 66.
Ford Rainey

Ford Rainey

Akihiko Hirata
Akihiko Hirata
Eric Pohlmann

Eric PohlmannFILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Haunted Honeymoon 1986
Maximum Overdrive 1986
Beyond Re-Animator 2003
The X Files: I Want to Believe 2008
GoatSucker 2009

Haunted Honeymoon movie poster     Maximum Overdrive movie poster

Beyond Re-Animator movie poster     The X-Files I Want To Believe

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.