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Horror Almanac – August 6

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1982 – Adrianne Curry, has appeared in “Tales of Halloween” and “Fallen Angels.”
  • 1976 – Melissa George, has appeared in “Gothica”, “Bag of Bones”, “Triangle”, “30 Days of Night”, “Turistas”, “The Amityville Horror” remake, and more.
  • 1976 – Soleil Moon Frye, best known for playing “Punky Brewster.” She appeared in the film “Pumpkinhead II: Bloodwings” and the TV movie “Piranha.”
  • 1974 – Ever Carradine, granddaughter of John Carradine. She starred in the film “Dead & Breakfast.”
  • 1973 – Vera Farmiga, starred in “Bates Motel (TV Series)”, “The Conjuring.”
  • 1970 – M. Night Shyamalan, writer/director of the films “The Sixth Sense,” “Unbreakable,” “Signs” and “The Happening.”
  • 1968 – Lisa Boyle, who appeared in the films “Earth Girls Are Easy” “Alien Terminator” and the TV series “Black Scorpion.”
  • 1958 – Takuro Tatsumi, who appeared in the film “Godzilla vs. Destroyah.”
  • 1951 – Catherine Hicks who starred in the films “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” “Child’s Play” and the TV series “Tucker’s Witch.”
  • 1938 – Writer/director/actor Paul Bartel, who appeared in the films “Piranha,” “Chopping Mall” and “Escape From L.A.”
  • 1931 – Italian writer/director Umbert Lenzi whose films include “City of the Walking Dead,” “Make Them Die Slowly” and “Demoni 3.”
  • 1928 – Artist Andy Warhol, who produced the films “Blood For Dracula” and “Flesh For Frankenstein.”
Adrianne Curry

Adrianne Curry
Melissa George

Melissa George
Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga
Catherine Hicks

Catherine Hicks

 

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2001 – Robert Dunham who appeared in the films “Dagora, the Space Monster,” “The Green Slime” and “Godzilla vs. Megalon,” passed away at the age of 70.
  • 1964 – Considered one of the greatest character actors of all time, Sir Cedric Hardwicke passed away at the age of 71. He starred in the films “The Invisible Man Returns,” “Ghost of Frankenstein” and the 1939 version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
  • 1938 – Warner Oland, who starred as “Charlie Chan” in a series of films in the 30’s, and as “Dr. Yogami” in the film “WereWolf of London,” passed away at the age of 57.

Sir Cedric Hardwicke

Sir Cedric Hardwicke

Warner Oland (L)

Warner Oland (L)

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965
    The Brotherhood of Satan 1971
    Let’s Scare Jessica To Death 1971
  • Watch Me When I Kill 1977
  • A Blade in the Dark 1983
    The Meteor Man 1993
    My Boyfriend’s Back 1993
    Mystery Men 1999
    The Sixth Sense 1999
    Vampire Whores From Outer Space 2005

The Brotherhood of Satan movie poster

Let's Scare Jessica to Death movie poster

A Blade in the Dark

The Sixth Sense

 

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.