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Horror Almanac – July 28

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1993 – Hannah Lochner, will be known to horror fans as the little girl zombie at the beginning of “Dawn of the Dead” remake. She also appeared in “The Devil’s Mercy”, “The Gathering”, “Salem Witch Trials” and more.
  • 1985 – Dustin Milligan, who appeared in “Final Destination 3,” “The Messengers”, “The Butterfly Effect 2″, “Slither” and more.
  • 1982 – Eliza Swenson, appears in “The Penny Dreadful Picture Show”, “Legend of the Red Reaper”, “The Dunwich Horror”, “Dracula’s Curse”, “Satanic”, “The Beast of Bray Road”, “Frankenstein Reborn” and more.
  • 1954 – Bruce Abbott who played “Dan Cain” in “The Re-Animator,” “Bride of the Re-Animator” and “Beyond the Re-Animator.”
  • 1939 – Charles Cyphers, has appeared in “Halloween”, “Halloween II”, “The Fog”, “Assault on Precinct 13″ and many more.
  • 1916 – Laird Cregar who starred as “Jack the Ripper” in the film “The Lodger” and appeared in the film “Hangover Square.”
  • 1914 – Carmen Dragon, father of Daryl Dragon (The Captain of The Captain & Tenille). He composed the score for the original film version of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”
  • 1911 – Ann Doran who appeared in the TV movie “The Werewolf of Woodstock” and in the films “It the Terror From Beyond Space,” “The Man Who Turned To Stone” and “The Indestructible Man.”
  • 1892 – Comedian Joe E. Brown who appeared in the film “Comedy of Terrors.”
Hannah Lochner
Hannah Lochner
Eliza Swenson
Eliza Swenson

 

Bruce Abbott
Bruce Abbott
Charles Cyphers
Charles Cyphers

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2013 – Eileen Brennan, appeared in numerous films and TV shows including “Jeepers Creepers”, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series).” She was 80.
  • 1996 – Bryant Haliday who starred as “The Projected Man” and appeared in the films “Tower of Evil” and “Curse of the Voodoo,” passed away at the age of 68.
  • 1985 – Grant Williams who played the title role in “The Incredible Shrinking Man” and also appeared in the films “The Monolith Monsters” and “Brain of Blood,” passed away at the age of 54.
Eileen Brennan
Eileen Brennan
Grant Williams
Grant Williams

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Canterville Ghost 1944
The Cyclops/Daughter of Dr. Jekyll 1957
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. 1989
Waterworld 1995
Deep Blue Sea 1999
The St. Francisville Experiment 2000
Dark Fantasy 2005
A Scanner Darkly 2006

Dead Wood 2007

The Canterville Ghost movie poster
Friday the 13th part 8 Jason Takes ManhattanDead Wood

 

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.