Horror Almanac – July 27

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  • 1985 – Lou Taylor Pucci, has appeared in “Ava’s Possessions”, “Spring”, “Evil Dead”, “Jack & Diane”, “Carriers” and more.
  • 1982 – Cascy Beddow who appeared in the TV movie version of “Carrie,” played “Jason” on the Showtime series “Dead Like Me” and played a young “Shaggy” in “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.” He also appeared in “Blade: Trinity.”
  • 1977 – Jonathan Rhys Meyers, starred in “Dracula (TV Series)” as “Dracula” for NBC. He also appeared in “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”
  • 1972 – Takashi Shimizu, is a Japanese director of such films as “Ju-on: The Curse”, “Ju-on: The Curse 2”, “Tomie: Re-birth”, “Ju-on: The Grudge”, “Ju-On: The Grudge 2”, “Marebito”, “The Grudge”, “The Grudge 2”, “Reincarnation”, and more.
  • 1968 – Cliff Curtis, stars in the upcoming “Walking Dead” spinoff series, “Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series).” He also appeared in “Virus” and “Deep Rising.”
  • 1968 – Julian McMahon, who plays “Dr. Christian Troy” on the TV series “Nip/Tuck.” He played “Victor Von Doom” in the “Fantastic Four” films and co-starred with Sandra Bullock in “Premonition.”
  • 1963 – Donnie Yen who has appeared in the films “Blade II,” “Highlander: Endgame” and “666 Devil Reincarnates.”
  • 1961 – Rebecca Staab who played “Daphne Collins” in the 1991 TV version of “Dark Shadows,” and “Sue Storm, the Invisible Girl” in the as of yet unreleased 1994 Roger Corman version of “The Fantastic Four.”
  • 1949 – Susan Gordon, daughter of writer/producer/director/special effects wizard Bert I. Gordon. She appeared in his films “Attack of the Puppet People,” “Tormented” and “Picture Mommy Dead.”
  • 1947 – Ilya Salkind who produced the “Superman” films and the “Superboy” TV series,
  • 1930 – Tadao Takashima, who appeared in the Toho films “Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II,” “Son of Godzilla,” King Kong vs. Godzilla” and “Frankenstein Conquers the World,”
  • 1916 – Perennial character actor, Keenan Wynn, who has starred in such films as “Dr. Strangelove,” “The Devil’s Rain” and “Piranha.”
  • 1911 – Lupita Tovar who appeared in the 1930 version of “The Cat Creeps” and the 1931 Spanish version of “Dracula.”
Lou Taylor Pucci

Lou Taylor Pucci
Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Cliff Curtis

Cliff Curtis
Rebecca Staab

Rebecca Staab


  • 2012 – Norman Alden, appeared in “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)”, “Ed Wood”, “They Live”, “Back to the Future”, “Planet of the Apes (TV Mini-Series)”, “Ben” and provided the iconic voice of “Aquaman” in “Super Friends (TV Series).” He passed away at the age of 87.
  • 2012 – R.G. Armstrong, appeared in “Warlock: The Armageddon”, “Predator”, “Children of the Corn”, “The Beast Within”, “Evilspeak”, “The Car” and more. He was 95.
  • 2007 – William Tuttle, makeup effects artist who worked on “Love at First Bite”, “The Fury”, “Young Frankenstein”, “The Time Machine”, “Forbidden Planet” and hundreds more. He was 95.
  • 2003 – Comedian Bob Hope who starred in the 1939 version of “The Cat and the Canary” and in “The Ghost Breakers,” passed away at the age of 100.
  • 1984 – James Mason who appeared in the TV movies “Frankenstein: The True Story,” “Salem’s Lot” and the 1959 theatrical version of “Journey To the Center of the Earth,” passed away on at the age of 75.
Norman Alden

Norman Alden
R.G. Armstrong

R.G. Armstrong
William Tuttle

William Tuttle


Bob Hope

Bob Hope
James Mason

James Mason


Seven Doors To Death 1944
Mighty Joe Young 1949
The Amityville Horror 1979
Evil Altar 1989
After Death aka Zombie 4 1989
Scanner Cop 1994
Halloween H2O 1998
Planet of the Apes 2001

The Host 2006
I Know who Killed Me 2007
Dark Mirror 2007

Mighty Joe Young 1949 movie posterThe Amityville Horror

After Death Zombi 4 dvd

The Host



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.

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