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Horror Almanac – August 4

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1981 – Abigail Spencer, appeared in “Oz the Great and Powerful”, “The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia”, “Cowboys & Aliens”, and “Campfire Stories.”
  • 1975 – The late Andy Hallett who played “Lorne” on the series “Angel.”
  • 1960 – Bernard Rose, director of such films as “Candyman”, “Paperhouse”, “Snuff-Movie.”
  • 1955 – Billy Bob Thorton, who appeared in “Armageddon”, “Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town”, and “Grizzly.”
  • 1944 – Comedian turned serious actor Richard Belzer, who appeared in the films “The Puppet Masters,” “Species II” and the TV series “The Flash.”
  • 1923 – Tom Hennesy, stuntman and actor who played the “Gillman” on land in “Revenge of the Creature.”
  • 1918 – Yoshifumi Tajima, who starred in the films “Rodan,” “Mothra” and “King Kong vs. Godzilla.”
Abigail Spencer

Abigail Spencer
Andy Hallett

Andy Hallett
Tom Hennesy

Tom Hennesy
Yoshifumi Tajima

Yoshifumi Tajima

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1999 – Victor Mature, who starred in “One Million B.C.,” passed away at the age of 84.
  • 1984 – Walter Burke who appeared in the 1931 and 1951 versions of “M” and “Jack the Giant killer,” passed away at the age of 75.
  • 1981 – Melvyn Douglas, who starred in the films “The Old Dark House,” “The Vampire Bat” and “Ghost Story,” passed away at the age of 80.
  • 1973 – B movie producer Sam Katzman, who’s long list of production credits include “Spooks Run Wild,” “It Came From Beneath the Sea” and “The Werewolf,” passed away on at the age of 72.
  • 1963 – Tom Keene, who appeared in “Red Planet Mars” and “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” passed away at the age of 66.
Victor Mature

Victor Mature

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY 

White Zombie 1932
Yog, Monster From Space 1971, filmed in 1970 as Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai No Daikaijû
Night of Dark Shadows 1971
Cannibal Apocalypse 1980
Virtuosity 1995
Hollow Man 2000
Psycho Beach Party 2000
Sorum 2001
Evil Eyes 2004
Red Eye 2005
Motor Home Massacre 2005
Mutant Chronicles 2008
The Ruins 2008
Zombie Dearest 2009

White Zombie movie poster

Yog Monster from Space movie poster

Night of Dark Shadows movie poster

Cannibal ApocalypseThe Ruins

 

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.