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Horror Almanac – August 7

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1982 – Abbie Cornish, who starred as “Sweetpea” in Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” and more recently, “RoboCop” remake.
  • 1978 – Writer/producer/director Alexandre Aja, who either wrote and or directed “Horns”, “Piranha 3D”, “Mirrors”, “The Hills Have Eyes” remake, and “High Tension.”
  • 1975 – Charlize Theron who starred in the films “Children of the Corn III,” the 1998 remake of “Mighty Joe Young,” “Hancock,” “The Astronaut’s Wife,” “Æon Flux” and played serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film “Monster” as well as “Prometheus” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
  • 1967 – Charlotte Lewis, who starred in the films “The Lipstick Camera” and “Embrace of the Vampire.”
  • 1963 – Harold Perrineau, starred in “Constantine (TV Series)”, “Z Nation (TV Series)”, “Blade (TV Series)”, “30 Days of Night: Dark Days”, “Lost (TV Series)”, “28 Weeks Later”, and more.
  • 1960 – David Duchovny, star of the TV series “The X-Files”. and the movies based on the series.
  • 1958 – Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of the legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
  • 1955 – Wayne Knight, best known for his roles on the TV shows “Seinfeld” and “3rd Rock From the Sun.” He also appeared in the films “Jurassic Park,” “Dead Again” and “Basic Instinct.”
  • 1944 – John Glover, who appeared in the films “The Incredible Shrinking Woman,” “Robocop 2″ and “Batman & Robin.” He also plays “Lionel Luthor” on the TV series “Smaville.”
  • 1942 – Tobin Bell who plays serial killer “Jigsaw” in the “Saw” films. He also appeared in “Boogeyman 2 & 3″, “Manson Family Vacation”, “Dark House” and more.
  • 1885 – Billie Burke who played “Glinda the Good Witch of the North” in “The Wizard of Oz.”
Abbie Cornish
Abbie Cornish
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
David Duchovny
David Duchovny
Tobin Bell
Tobin Bell

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1999 – Brion James, who starred in the films “The Horror Show,” “Blade Runner” and “Blue Sunshine,” passed away, way too soon, at the age of 54.
  • 1994 – Robert Hutton, who appeared in the films “Tales from the Crypt,” “Trog” and “Cry of the Banshee,” passed away at the age of 74.
  • 1992 – John Anderson, character actor who appeared in “Psycho”, “The Satan Bug”, “Thriller (TV Series)”, “The Twilight Zone (TV Series”, and many more. He was 69.
  • 1985 – Grayson Hall, who starred as “Dr. Julia Hoffman” on “Dark Shadows,” passed away at the age of 61. She also appeared in the TV movie “Gargoyles.”
Brion James
Brion James
Robert Hutton
Robert Hutton

 

John Anderson
John Anderson

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

A-Haunting We Will Go 1942
Invisible Agent 1942
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1962
Jason and the Argonauts 1963
Heavy Metal 1981
Tarzan The Ape Man 1981
Condorman 1981
Student Bodies 1981
Masters of the Universe 1987
Raising Cain 1992

Beneath 2007

Invisible Agent movie poster
Student Bodies movie poster
Beneath 2007

 

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.