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Horror Almanac – August 5

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1989 – Jessica Nigri, one of the most well-known cosplayers in the game now, she is mostly known for her…ahem two best assets. She also appeared in “Buzzzzzz Kill” and “Lollipop Chainsaw: Zom-Be-Gone.”
  • 1970 – James Gunn, who wrote the screenplays for the films “Tromeo & Juliet,” “Scooby Doo,” “Scooby Doo 2,” the remake of “Dawn of the Dead.” and “Slither.” Most recently he directed the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
  • 1961 – Tawny Kitaen, who starred in the films “Witchboard” and played “Deianeira” in the “Hercules” series and TV movies.
  • 1951 – John Jarratt, great Australian actor who starred in “Wolf Creek 1&2″, “100 Bloody Acres”, “Shiver”, “Rogue”, and more.
  • 1941 – The late Bob Clark, who directed the films “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things”, “Black Christmas” and “Deathdream.”
  • 1935 – John Saxon, who starred in the films “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Queen Of Blood,” “The Night Caller From Outer Space” and the original “Black Christmas.” He also played “The Vampire” in the 1975 Halloween episode of the series “Starsky & Hutch.”
  • 1918 – Tom Drake, who appeared in the films “The Cyclops,” “House of the Black Death” and “The Crackle of Death,” which was a combination of two episodes of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”
  • 1886 – Reginald Owen, who appeared in the films “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and starred as “Ebenezer Scrooge” in the 1938 version of “A Christmas Carol.”
Jessica Nigri

Jessica Nigri
Tawny Kitaen

Tawny Kitaen
John Jarratt

John Jarratt
John Saxon

John Saxon

 

 

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2014 – Marilyn Burns, starred in the original “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” She also appeared in “Sacrament”, “Texas Chainsaw 3D”, “Butcher Boys”, “Forever Knight (TV Series)”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation”, “Werewolf (TV Series)”, “Eaten Alive”, and more. She passed away at the age of 65.
  • 2000 – Sir Alec Guiness, who starred in “Star Wars” and “Murder By Death,” passed away on at the age of 86.
  • 1995 – Clarice Blackburn, who played “Mrs. Johnson” on the daytime nightmare soap opera “Dark Shadows,” passed away at the age of 74.
  • 1991 – Oliver Drake who wrote the screenplay for the film “The Mummy’s Curse,” passed away at the age of 88.
  • 1988 – Ralph Meeker, who played “Bernie Jenks” in the TV movie “The Night Stalker” and appeared in the TV movie “The Dead Don’t Die,” passed away at the age of 67.
  • 1984 – Richard Burton who starred in “The Medusa Touch,” “Bluebeard” and “The Exorcist II: The heretic,” passed away at the age of 58.
Marilyn Burns
Marilyn Burns

Alec Guiness

Alec Guiness

Richard Burton

Richard Burton

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

13 Ghosts 1960
Castle of the Living Dead 1964
The Beast That Killed Women 1965
The Blob 1988
Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later 1998
Arachnia 2003
Baby Blues 2008
Shadows Light 2008
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011

13 Ghosts movie poster

The Castle of the Living Dead movie poster

The Blob 1988

Halloween H2O movie poster

 

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.