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Horror Almanac – August 25

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY 

  • 1976 – Alexander Skarsgård, stars in “True Blood (TV Series)”, “Battleship”, and “Straw Dogs.”
  • 1961 – Ally Walker, has appeared in “Mischief Night”, “Profiler (TV Series)”, “Universal Soldier”, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series).”
  • 1958 – Director Tim Burton, who directed many of Jack’s favorite films like “Batman,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Ed Wood.”
  • 1949 – John Savage, appears in “Tales of Halloween”, “Demon Legacy”, “Bermuda Tentacles”, “Bereavement”, “Carnosaur 2” and many more.
  • 1949 – KISS member, Gene Simmons, who appeared in the films “Runaway,” “Trick or Treat” and “KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park.”
  • 1939 – Director John Badham, whose film credits include the 1979 screen version of “Dracula,” and the “Night Gallery” TV series.
  • 1933 – Tom Skerritt, who appeared in the films, “Alien,” “The Devil’s Rain” and “The Dead Zone.”
  • 1930 – The one and only original “James Bond” himself, Sean Connery. He also starred in such films as “Outland,” “Zardoz,” “Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade” and “The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”
  • 1917 – Mel Ferrer, who appeared in the films “Blood & Roses,” “City of the Walking Dead” and “The Hands of Orlac.”
  • 1909 – Michael Rennie who starred in the films “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Assignment Terror” and the 1960 version of “The Lost World.”
Ally Walker

Ally Walker
Tim Burton

Tim Burton
John Savage

John Savage
Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2006 – Joseph Stefano who wrote the screenplay for the original “Psycho,” passed away at the age of 84. He also wrote the scripts for “Psycho IV: The Beginning,” “Eye Of The Devil” and for “The Outer Limits” TV show.
  • 2001 – Aaliyah, Musician and actress. She starred in “Queen of the Damned.” She died tragically in a plane crash at the age of 22.
  • 2001 – Make-up artist John Chambers, who worked on all five of the “Planet of the Apes” films and “Halloween II,” passed away at the age of 77.
  • 1963 – Director Edward L. Cahn, whose films include “The She Creature,” “Creature With the Atom Brain” and “Invasion of the Saucer Men,” passed away at the age of 64.
Joseph Stefano

Joseph Stefano
Aaliyah

Aaliyah
John Chambers

John Chambers

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Wizard of Oz 1939
The Disembodied/From Hell It Came 1957
The Skull 1965
Blacula 1972
Burnt Offerings 1976
Zombie aka Zombi 2 1979
Little Monsters 1989
Millennium 1989
Lord of Illusions 1995
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde 1995
Nadja 1995 filmed in 1994
Severance 2006

From Hell it Came movie poster 2

The Skull movie poster

Blacula movie poster

Zombie movie poster

Lord of Illusions

 

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.