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Horror Almanac – August 27

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1988 – Alexa PenaVega, best known for playing in all the “Spy Kids” films. She has also appeared in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, “The Tomorrow People (TV Series)”, “Machete Kills”, “Abandoned Mine”, “The Devil’s Carnival”, “Mother’s Day” and more.
  • 1985 – Kayla Ewell, appears in “The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)” and “The Demented.”
  • 1962 – Dean Devlin who produced the films “Independence Day,” “Stargate” and the American version of “Godzilla.”
  • 1955 – Diana Scarwid, best known for playing Joan Crawford’s daughter in the film “Mommie Dearest.” She also appeared in “What Lies Beneath,” “Strange Invaders” and “Psycho III.”
  • 1953 – Peter Stormare, has appeared in “Dark Summer”, “Clown”, “Bad Milo”, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”, “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night”, “2001 Maniacs”, “Fargo” and many more.
  • 1950 – The voice of “Roger Rabbit,” Charles Fleischer. He has also appeared in the films “Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight,” “A Nightmare On Elm Street,” “Deadly Friend” and “Zodiac.”
  • 1947 – Barbara Bach. She appeared in the films “Black Belly of the Tarantula,” “Screamers” and “Humanoid.”
  • 1925 – Producer Herman Cohen whose film credits include “Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla,” “I Was a Teenage Frankenstein,” “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” and “Trog.”
  • 1911 – Johnny Eck who was known in the sideshow circuit as “The Half Boy,” and who appeared in Tod Browning’s “Freaks.”
  • 1896 – Character actor Morris Ankrum, who appeared in such films as “Rocketship X-M,” “Invaders From Mars” and “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.”
Alexa PenaVega

Alexa PenaVega
Kayla Ewell

Kayla Ewell
Barbara Bach

Barbara Bach
Peter Stormare

Peter Stormare

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2004 – DJ and newscaster Larry McCormick passed away at the age of 71. He appeared in the films “The Punisher” (1989), “Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines” and in the TV movie “The Case Of The Hillside Stranglers.”
  • 1996 – Greg Morris who played “Barney Collier” on “Mission: Impossible,” passed away at the age of 62 . He appeared in episodes of many TV shows such as “Wonder Woman,” “Superboy” and “The Twilight Zone.”
  • 1996 – Akiji Kobayashi, who played “Captain Muramatsu” in the “Ultraman” TV series, and appeared in the films “Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah,” the 1992 version of “Godzilla vs. Mothra” and “Gamera 2: The Advent of Legion,” passed away at the age of 65.
Greg Morris

Greg Morris
Akiji Kobayashi

Akiji Kobayashi

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Doctor X 1932
Phantom of the Opera 1943
The Earth Dies Screaming 1965
The Incubus 1981
Needful Things 1993
The Thirteenth Warrior 1999
The Astronaut’s Wife 1999
Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid 2004
Suspect Zero 2004
The Last Exorcism 2010

Phantom of the Opera 1943 movie poster

The Incubus movie poster

The Astronaut's Wife movie poster

The Last Exorcism

 

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.