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Horror Almanac – August 16

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1991 – Evanna Lynch, who played “Luna” in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” and the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.”
  • 1988 – Rumer Willis, who stared in “Sorority Row” and “From Within.”
  • 1985 – Agnes Bruckner, appeared in “Occult”, “The Pact”, “Vacancy 2: The First Cut”, “Blood and Chocolate”, “The Woods”, “Venom”, and more.
  • 1982 – Cam Gigandet, who played the villainous vampire “James” in the first “Twilight” film as well as “Priest”, “Pandorum”, “The Unborn”, “The Roomate.”
  • 1960 – Timothy Hutton who appeared in the films “The Dark Half,” “Iceman,” “The Temp” and “Secret Window.”
  • 1958 – Rachel Talalay, is a producer/director known for “Ghost In The Machine”, “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare”, “Supernatural (TV Series)”, “Wolf Lake (TV Series)” and more.
  • 1958 – Angela Bassett who appeared in the films “Vampire In Brooklyn,” “Innocent Blood” and “Strange Days.”
  • 1954 – Producer/writer/director James Cameron whose film credits include “The Terminator,” “Aliens,” “The Abyss” and “Avatar.”
  • 1953 – Caitlin O’Heaney, has appeared in “Late Phases”, “Wolfen”, “He Knows You’re Alone”, “Savage Weekend.”
  • 1937 – Lorraine Gary who played “Ellen Brody” in the films “Jaws,” “Jaws 2″ and “Jaws the Revenge.”
  • 1933 – Julie Newmar who played the original “Catwoman” and appeared in the films “Deep Space” and “Evils of the Night.” She also appeared in the TV special “Return To The Batcave.”
  • 1930 – Robert Culp who starred in “The Demon With the Glass Hand” episode of the original “Outer Limits” TV show and appeared in the TV movies “Santa’s Slay” “The Chill Factor” and the film “Silent Night, Deadly Night 3.”
  • 1910 – Mae Clarke, portrayed “Elizabeth” in the original “Frankenstein.”
  • 1899 – Glenn Strange who played the “Frankenstein Monster” in the later Universal horror films such as “House of Frankenstein,” “House of Dracula” and “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein.”
Agnes Bruckner

Agnes Bruckner
Timothy Hutton

Timothy Hutton
Caitlin O'Heaney

Caitlin O’Heaney

 

Glenn Strange

Glenn Strange

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2004 – Acquanetta, who played Paula DuPree, “The Ape Woman” in both “Jungle Captive” and “Captive Wild Woman,” passed away at the age of 83. She also co-starred in “The Lost Continent” (1951) and “Dead Man’s Eyes.”
  • 2002 – Jeff Corey, who appeared in the films “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” “Superman and the Mole Men” and “In Cold Blood,” passed away at the age of 88.
  • 1999 – Dave Allen who has done stop motion effects for the films “Equinox,” “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” and “Caveman,” passed away at the age of 54.
  • 1956 – The one true “Dracula”, Bela Lugosi passed away on at the age of 73.
Acquanetta

Acquanetta
Jeff Corey

Jeff Corey
Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Unholy Three 1925
Seven Doors To Death 1944
The Time of Their Lives 1946
The Bride 1985
The Return of the Living Dead 1985
The Borrower 1991
Bordello of Blood 1996
Dementia: An Experiment In Terror 2006
The Slasher 2009

The Bride

The Return of the Living Dead

The Borrower

 

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.