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Horror Almanac – August 26

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1991 – Dylan O’Brien, stars in the MTV show “Teen Wolf”, “The Maze Runner.”
  • 1980 – Chris Pine, starred in “Star Trek” remake, “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Carriers.”
  • 1980 – Macaulay Culkin, Beside the “Home Alone” films, he also appeared in “Jacob’s Ladder,” “The Good Son” and “The Pagemaster.”
  • 1974 – Meredith Eaton, starred in “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” and “Paranormal Activity 3.”
  • 1960 – Ola Ray, probably best known for portraying Michael Jackson’s girlfriend in “Michael Jackson: Thriller.” She also appeared in “The Night Stalker.”
  • 1941 – Akiko Wakabayashi, who appeared in the films “King Kong vs. Godzilla,” “Ghidrah, the Three Headed Monster” and the Bond film “You Only Live Twice.”
  • 1939 – The ever beautiful Yvette Vickers who co-starred in the films “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman,” “Attack of the Giant Leeches” and the TV movie “The Dead Don’t Die.”
  • 1909 – Jim Davis, best known for playing “Jock Ewing” on the “Dallas” TV series. He appeared in the films “Frankenstein vs. Dracula,” “Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter” and “Monster From Green Hell.”
Dylan O'Brian

Dylan O’Brian
Chris Pine

Chris Pine
Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin
Ola Ray

Ola Ray

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1986 – Ted Knight, best known for playing “Ted Baxter” on the Mary Tyler Moore TV show, passed away at the age of 62. He appeared at the end of the film “Psycho” as one of the officers guarding “Norman Bates” and also did voice over work on many, many cartoon series including “The Superfriends.”
  • 1930 – The one and only “Man of a Thousand Faces,” Lon Chaney Sr., passed away at the age of 47.
Ted Knight

Ted Knight
Lon Chaney Sr.

Lon Chaney Sr.

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

War of the Worlds 1953
The Abominable Snowman 1957
Strip Nude for Your Killer 1975
Natural Born Killers 1994
Voodoo 1995 filmed in 1997
The Brothers Grimm 2005
The Cave 2005
Vampire Diary 2007
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark 2010

The War of the Worlds 1953 movie poster

The Abominable Snowman quad

Strip Nude For Your Killer movie poster

The Cave

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 2011 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.