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Horror Almanac – August 17

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1994 – Taissa Farmiga, sister of Vera Farmiga. She has starred in “American Horror Story (TV Series)”, and the upcoming “The Final Girls” and “Mary Shelley’s Monster.”
  • 1982 – Mark Salling, of the TV show “Glee.” He appeared in the films “The Graveyard” and “Children of the Corn: The Gathering.”
  • 1969 – Donnie Wahlberg, brother of Mark, who appeared in the films, “The Sixth Sense,” “Dead Silence” and “Saw II, III & IV.”
  • 1968 – Helen McCrory, who plays “Narcissa Malfoy” in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.” She also appeared in “Interview With a Vampire”, “Frankenstein (TV Movie)”, “Penny Dreadful (TV Series)”, and the upcoming “The Woman in Black: Angel of Death.”
  • 1961 – Ashlie Rhey, appeared in “Pot Zombies 2: More Pot, Less Plot”, “Dead Country”, “Cannibal Taboo”, “No Rest for the Wicked”, “Witchcraft 7: Judgement Hour”, “Body Count”, The Summoned” and more.
  • 1951 – Robert Joy, appears in “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem”, “The Hills Have Eyes” remake, “Land of the Dead”, “Resurrection” and more.
  • 1946 – Shane Briant, appeared in the Hammer Films “Straight on Till Morning”,”Demons of the Mind”, “Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell”, “Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter”, as well as “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and the upcoming “Sherlock Holmes vs. Frankenstein.”
  • 1943 – Robert De Niro, who played “The Creature” in the 1994 version of “Frankenstein” and the “Devil” in “Angel Heart.” He also starred in the film “Hide And Seek”, “Red Lights”, and “Machete.”
  • 1930 – Glenn Corbett who appeared in the film “Homicidal,” and made appearances in the TV shows “Night Gallery,” “Star Trek” and “Manimal.”
  • 1930 – Harve Bennett who produced the TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Powers of Matthew Star” and “The Bionic Woman” as well as the films “Star Trek II, III, IV & IV” (all of which he wrote too).
  • 1918 – Evelyn Ankers, who appeared in the Universal films “The Wolf Man,” “The Mad Ghoul” and “The Ghost of Frankenstein.”
Taissa Farmiga

Taissa Farmiga
Robert Joy

Robert Joy

Shane Briant
Shane Briant
Ashlie Rhey

Ashlie Rhey
Robert Deniro

Robert Deniro
Evelyn Ankers

Evelyn Ankers

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2004 – Kathy Lutz, who lived in the house in Amityville which her and her family proclaimed to be haunted, and on which the book and movie, the “Amityville Horror” was based, passed away at the age of 57.
  • 1995 – Helen Christie, she appeared in “Lust for a Vampire” and “Rasputin: The Mad Monk.” She passed away at the age of 80.
Kathy Lutz

Kathy Lutz
Helen Christie

Helen Christie

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Man They Could Not Hang 1939
Soul of a Monster 1944
Cry of the Werewolf 1944
Lost Continent 1951
The Time Machine 1960
Black Sabbath 1963
The Exorcist III 1990
The Cell 2000
Biker Zombies 2001
Blood: The Last Vampire 2001
Dead Moon Rising 2007
The Invasion 2007

The Man They Could Not Hang movie poster

Cry of the Werewolf movie poster

Black Sabbath movie poster

The Exorcist III

 

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.