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Horror Almanac – August 3

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1985 – Max Landis, son of Director, John Landis, who also has a birthday today. He wrote the screenplays for “Victor Frankenstein”, “Chronicle”, “Fear Itself (TV Series)” and “Masters of Horror (TV Series).”
  • 1985 – Georgina Haig, has appeared on “The Mule”, “Fringe (TV Series)”, “Crawl”, “Road Kill” and more.
  • 1979 – Evangeline Lilly, starred on “Lost (TV Series)” as well as “Real Steel”, “Kingdom Hospital (TV Series)”, “Smallville (TV Series)” and “Freddy vs. Jason.”
  • 1972 – Melissa Ponzio, has appeared in “Teen Wolf (TV Series)”, “The Walking Dead (TV Series)”, “The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)”, and more.
  • 1963 – James Hetfield, is the guitarist and vocalist for heavy metal band Metallica.
  • 1959 – John C. McGinley, has appeared in “Stan Against Evil (TV Series)”, “The Nightmare Room”, “Se7en”, and more.
  • 1950 – Director John Landis, whose films include “An American Werewolf in London,” “Amazon Women on the Moon,” “Twilight Zone: The Movie,” “Schlock” and “Burke & Hare.” He has also contributed to the “Masters of Horrors” series.
  • 1940 – Martin Sheen, father of Charlie and Emilio, who starred in the films “The Dead Zone,” “The Believers” and “The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane.”
  • 1930 – James Komack who directed for such TV series as “The Green Hornet” and the original “Star Trek.”
Georgina Haig
Georgina Haig
Evangeline Lilly
Evangeline Lilly
Melissa Ponzio
Melissa Ponzio
John Landis
John Landis

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2007 – James T. Callahan, who appeared on episodes of the TV series’ “Twilight Zone,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Invaders,” passed away at the age of 76. He also appeared in “Return of the Living Dead III.”
  • 1995 – Ida Lupino, who appeared in the films “The Devil’s Rain” and “Food of the Gods,” passed away at the age of 81.
  • 1983 – Carolyn Jones who played Morticia on “The Addams Family” TV show and also appeared in the films “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “House of Wax” and “Eaten Alive,” passed away at the age of 53.
  • 1942 – James Cruze, who played the title role in the 1912 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” passed away at the age of 58.
James T. Callahan
James T. Callahan
Carolyn Jones
Carolyn Jones

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Purple Monster Strikes 1945
The Neptune Factor 1973
Piranha 1978
The Philadelphia Experiment 1984
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 1999 filmed in 1993 as Gojira vs. Mekagogira
Rebirth of Mothra 1999 filmed in 1996 as Mosura
Tale of the Mummy 1999 filmed in 1998
Cremains 2001

Wind Chill 2007

Piranha movie poster
Tale of the Mummy
Wind-Chill

 

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.