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Horror Almanac – August 18

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1969 – Edward Norton who starred in “Red Dragon,” “The Incredible Hulk” (2008) and also appeared in the film “Primal Fear.”
  • 1969 – Christian Slater, who has starred in the films “Tales From the Darkside: the Movie,” “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” Hollow Man II,” “Alone In The Dark” and “Interview With the Vampire.”
  • 1968 – Griffin Drew who starred in such films as, “The Bare Wench Project,” “Alien Erotica 2” and “Dinosaur Island.”
  • 1968 – Penthouse pet Julie K. Smith, who also appeared in “The Bare Wench Project”, the 1995 remake of “The Wasp Woman” as well as “Sorceress II: the Temptress” and “The Witches Of Breastwick.”
  • 1958 – Madeleine Stowe, who starred in the films “Blink” and “Twelve Monkeys.”
  • 1952 – The late Patrick Swayze, who starred in the films “11:14,” “Donnie Darko” and “Ghost.”
  • 1951 – Teri McMinn, starred in the original “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and “Butcher Boys.”
  • 1933 – Roman Polanski, who directed such films as “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Tenant” and “The Fearless Vampire Killers.”
  • 1930 – Grant Williams who played the title role in “The Incredible Shrinking Man,” and appeared in the films “The Monolith Monsters” and “Brain of Blood.”
  • 1929 – Joan Taylor, who appeared in the films “20 Million Miles To Earth” and “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.”
  • 1922 – Shelly Winters who appeared in the films “Who Slew Auntie Roo?,” “Tentacles” and “The Devil’s Daughter.”
Christian Slater

Christian Slater
Griffin Drew

Griffin Drew
Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze
Teri McMinn

Teri McMinn

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1998 – Persis Khambatta, who starred in the films “Megaforce,” “Warrior of the Lost World” and as “Leuitenant IIia” in “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” passed away at the age of 47.
  • 1991 – David Gale who portrayed “Dr. Carl Hill” (or at least his head) in the films “Re-Animator” and “Bride of the Re-Animator,” passed away at the age of 54.
  • 1970 – Soledad Miranda was a Spanish actress who appeared in “She Killed in Ecstasy”, “Vampyros Lesbos”, “Count Dracula”, “Nightmares Come at Night”, “Sound of Horror.” She passed away at the age of 27.
Persis Khambatta

Persis Khambatta
David Gale

David Gale
Soledad Miranda

Soledad Miranda

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave 1971
  • Bluebeard 1972
    Mortal Kombat 1995
    Godzilla 2000 filmed in 1999 as Gojira Ni-sen Mireniamu
  • The Cell 2000
    Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies 2001
    Snakes On A Plane 2006
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

Godzilla 2000 movie poster

The Cell

 

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.