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Horror Almanac – August 28

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1984 – Sarah Roemer, has appeared in “Asylum”, “Disturbia”, and “The Grudge 2.”
  • 1980 – Carly Pope, appeared in “The Tomorrow People (TV Series)”, “Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon”, “Beneath”, “Disturbing Behavior” and more.
  • 1978 – Kelly Overton, has appeared in the upcoming “Van Helsing (TV Series)”, “True Blood (TV Series)”, “The Ring Two”, and more.
  • 1965 – Amanda Tapping, has appeared in “Supernatural (TV Series)”, “Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)”, “Millennium (TV Series)”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “The Haunting of Lisa”, “Goosebumps (TV Series)”, “Forever Knight (TV Series)” and many more.
  • 1962 – Director David Fincher, his films include “Se7en”, “Fight Club”, “Alien 3”, “Panic Room”, “Zodiac” and many more.
  • 1959 – Brian Thompson, character actor always playing the heavy in films like “Flight of the Living Dead”, “Charmed (TV Series)”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)”, “Kindred: The Embraced (TV Series)”, “Fright Night Part 2”, “Werewolf (TV Series)” and many more.
  • 1957 – Daniel Stern, who has appeared in the films “Little Monsters,” “C.H.U.D,.” “Leviathan” and “Otis.”
  • 1943 – David Soul, best known for playing “Kenneth Hutchinson” on the TV series “Starsky & Hutch.” He also starred in the TV movie “Salem’s Lot,” and appeared in “The Apple” episode of the original “Star Trek” series.
  • 1917 – Comic artist, the late Jack Kirby, who created Captain America, The Fantastic Four, and many, many other comic characters.
  • 1915 – Simon Oakland, who played Tony Vincenzo on the “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” TV series. He passed away the day after his 68th birthday, on August 29,1983 .
  • 1879 – Character actor E.E. Clive, who appeared in the films “The Invisible Man,” “The Bride of Frankenstein” and “Dracula’s Daughter.”
Carly Pope

Carly Pope

Kelly Overton
Kelly Overton
Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping
Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson
David Soul

David Soul

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1987 – John Houston who appeared in “Battle for the Planet of the Apes” and “Tentacles,” passed away at the age of 81.
  • 1985 – Ruth Gordon who appeared in the films “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Whatever Happened To Aunt Alice” and “The Voyage of the Rock Aliens,” passed away at the age of 88.
  • 1978 – Robert Shaw, who appeared in the films “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad,” “The Deep” and of course as “Captain Quint” in the film “Jaws,” passed away at the age of 51.
John Huston

John Huston
Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon
Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Loves of Edgar Allen Poe 1942
Rope 1948
The Haunted Palace 1963
The Gruesome Twosome 1967
Hell Night 1981
The Rosary Murders 1987
House II: The Second Story 1987
Pet Semetary II 1992
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992
Frankenstein Reborn 2005
Halloween II 2009
The Final Destination 2009

The Gruesome Twosome movie poster

Hell Night movie poster

Halloween II 2009

 

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.