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Horror Almanac – August 8

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1987 – Katie Leung who portrays “Cho Chang” in the “Harry Potter” films.
  • 1986 – Peyton List, has starred in ‘The Tomorrow People (TV Series)”, “Smallville (TV Series).”
  • 1981 – Megan Good who appeared in “Venom” and “Saw V.”
  • 1958 – Harry Crosby, son of Bing, who played “Bill” in “Friday the 13th.”
  • 1944 – Brooke Bundy, who played “Elaine Parker” in “Nightmare on Elm Street” 3 & 4.
  • 1938 – Connie Stevens, who starred in the film “Two on a Guillotine.”
  • 1937 – Adam Roarke, who appeared in the films “Women of the Prehistoric Planet,” “Frogs” and “Psych-Out.”
  • 1930 – Nita Talbot, who appeared in the films “Frightmare,” “Puppet Master II” and “Amityville 1992: It’s About Time.”
  • 1926 – Richard Anderson, best known for playing “Oscar Goldman” on the TV series’ “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman.” He also played the title role in the 1973 TV movie “The Night Strangler.”
  • 1922 – Rory Calhoun, who played farmer “Vincent Smith” in “Motel Hell.”
  • 1919 – Producer Dino De Laurentiis, whose films include “Army of Darkness,” the 1976 version of “King Kong” and “Hannibal.”
  • 1900 – Robert Siodmak, brother of Curt, who directed the films “Son of Dracula,” “Cobra Woman” and “Phantom Lady.”
Peyton List

Peyton List
Meagan Good

Meagan Good
Harry Crosby

Harry Crosby
Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

 

Rory Calhoun

Rory Calhoun

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2013 – Karen Black, appeared in numerous genre outings including “Ooga Booga”, “House of 1000 Corpses”, “Children of the Night”, “Invaders from Mars”, “Burnt Offerings”, “Trilogy of Terror” and more. She passed away at the age of 74.
  • 2004 – The first Scream Queen, Fay Wray, passed away at the age of 96. She starred in “The Vampire Bat”,  “Doctor X” and “Mystery Of The Wax Museum,” and the film that made her a star “King Kong.
  • 1988 – Alan Napier, best known for playing “Alfred the Butler” on the “Batman” TV series, passed away at the age of 85. He also appeared in the films “The Mole People,” “The Uninvited” and “The Invisible Man Returns.”
  • 1984 – Richard Deacon who is best known for playing Mel Cooley on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” passed away at the age of 63. His film credits have included “The Birds,” the 1953 version of “Invaders From Mars” and “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy.”
  • 1971 – Leonard Hicks who played “Kimar” in “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” passed away at the age of 53.
  • 1965 – Shirley Jackson, who wrote the novel “The Haunting of Hill House” on which the film “The Haunting” was based, passed away at the age of 45.
Karen Black

Karen Black
Fay Wray

Fay Wray
Alan Napier

Alan Napier

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Hold That Ghost 1941
Caltiki, the Immortal Monster 1959
Frankenstein Conquers the World 1965
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu 1980
Stand By Me 1986
A Cat in the Brain 1990
Komodo 2000
Mortuary 2005
My Wife and My Dead Wife 2007
Blackspot 2008

Hold that Ghost movie poster 2     Caltiki, The Immortal Monster movie poster

Frankenstein Conquers the World movie poster     A Cat in the Brain

 

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.