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Horror Almanac – August 24

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1981 – Chad Michael Murray, starred in “The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia”, “House of Wax” remake.
  • 1975 – James D’Arcy, appears in “Hitchcock”, “In Their Skin”, “Rise: Blood Hunter”, “An American Haunting”, “Exorcist: The Beginning” and more.
  • 1973 – Ele Keats, has appeared in “Ouija: Origin of Evil”, “Insidious: Chapter 3”, and “Night Stalker (TV Series)”.
  • 1961 – Jared Harris, starred in “Poltergeist” remake, “The Quiet Ones”, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, “Fringe (TV Series)”, “The Ward”, “From Within”, “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” and more.
  • 1960 – Takashi Miike, producer and director of “Masters of Horror (TV Series)”, “One Missed Call”, “Ichi the Killer”, “Audition” and more.
  • 1963 – Dawna Lee Heising, is an actress and jack-of-all-trades who has appeared in “2 Jennifer”, “Ballet of Blood”, “After School Massacre”, “Legend of the Red Reaper”, “Creep Creepersin’s Dracula”,”Deadly Revisions”, “Big Trouble in Little China”, “Blade Runner” and many more.
  • 1945 – Ronee Blakley, best known for portraying “Nancy Thompson’s” alcoholic mom in “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” She has also appeared in “A Return to Salem’s Lot”, “Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)” and more.
  • 1937 – Playboy playmate Connie Mason, who appeared in the Herschell Gordon Lewis films, “2000 Maniacs” and “Blood Feast,” and the film “Black Mamba.”
  • 1934 – Kenny Baker who plays R2D2 in the “Star Wars” film series and also appeared in the films “Circus of Horrors” and “Time Bandits.”
  • 1923 – Helena Carter, who appeared in the 1953 version of “Invaders From Mars.”
  • 1923 – Joan Chandler who appeared in the film “How To Make a Monster” and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope.”
  • 1909 – Larry Barton who appeared in the films “Hillbillys In a Haunted House,” “Raiders From Beneath the Sea” and “The Human Duplicators.”
  • 1908 – Helena Grant who appeared in the films “Werewolf of London” and “The Uninvited.”
  • 1900 – Preston Foster who appeared in the films “Doctor X” and “The Time Travelers.”
  • 1897 – Richard Bartell who appeared in the 1943 version of “The Phantom of the Opera” and in “Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man.”
  • 1895 – Victor Halperin, who directed the films “White Zombie” and “Revolt of the Zombies.”

Chad Michael Murray

Chad Michael Murray

Jared Harris

Jared Harris

Dawna Lee Heising
Dawna Lee Heising

Ronee Blakley

Ronee Blakley

Connie Mason

Connie Mason

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2013 – Julie Harris, starred in “The Haunting”, “The Outer Limits (TV Series)”, “Lucifer’s Child”, “The Dark Half”, “Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)”, and more. She passed away at the age of 87.
  • 1998 – E.G. Marshall who appeared in the films “Creepshow,” “Superman II” and “Two Evil Eyes,” passed away at the age of 88.
  • 1949 – Rita Carlyle, who appeared in the films “Vampire Bat” and the 1941 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” passed away at the age of 80.

Julile Harris

Julile Harris

E.G. Marshall

E.G. Marshall

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Spook Busters 1946
Fantastic Voyage 1966
The Uncanny 1977
Boogey Man II 1983
The Witches 1990
Darkman 1990
Ghosts of Mars 2001
Corpses 2004
Vampz 2004

The Uncanny 1977

The Witches 1990

Darkman

Ghosts of Mars movie poster

 

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.