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Horror Almanac – August 29

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1973 – Writer/Producer/Director Tom Six, his films include the infamous “The Human Centipede (First Sequence)”, “The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)” and the upcoming “The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence).”
  • 1964 – Stacey Travis, has appeared in “Venom”, “Angel (TV Series)”, “Ghost World”, “Dracula Rising”, “Hardware”, “Doctor Hackenstein”, “Phantasm II” and more.
  • 1962 – Rebecca De Mornay, who appeared in the films “Identity,” “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”, the TV mini-series “The Shining”, “Apartment 1303 3D”, and “Mother’s Day.”
  • 1958 – The late Michael Jackson, pop superstar but genre fans will forever love his mega hit song “Thriller.”
  • 1950 – Frank Henenlotter, writer/director of such cult exploitation films as “Basket Case”, “Basket Case 2”, “Basket Case 3”, “Brain Damage”, “Frankenhooker” and “Bad Biology.”
  • 1939 – William Friedkin, director of “The Exorcist” and “Bug.”
  • 1939 – Joel Schumacher, who directed “The Number 23,” “The Lost Boys,” “The Phantom Of The Opera” (2004) and “Batman Forever.”
  • 1938 – Elliot Gould who appeared in the films “Capricorn One,” “The Devil and Max Devlin” and “Silent Partner.”
  • 1928 – Charles Gray, who appeared in “The Unknown Terror,” “The Devil’s Bride,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and as “Blofeld” in the “James Bond” film “Diamonds Are Forever.”
  • 1923 – The late Producer/director/actor Richard Attenborough who played “John Hammond” in “Jurassic Park” and in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.”
  • 1908 – George Macready who appeared in “Count Yorga,” “The Return of Count Yorga” and “The Alligator People.”
Stacey Travis
Stacey Travis
Rebecca DeMornay
Rebecca DeMornay
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Frank Henenlotter
Frank Henenlotter
Charles Gray
Charles Gray

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2000 – Rose Hobart, had appeared in “Night Gallery (TV Series)”, “The Cat Creeps”, “Isle of the Dead”, “The Soul of a Monster”, “The Mad Ghoul”, “Tower of London”, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” She lived a long life and passed away at the age of 94.
  • 1985 – Evelyn Ankers who appeared in the Universal classics, “The Wolf Man,” “Hold That Ghost” and “The Ghost of Frankenstein,” passed away at the age of 67.
  • 1983 – Simon Oakland, appeared as “Tony Vincenzo” in “Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)”, “The Night Strangler (TV Movie)”, “The Night Stalker (TV Movie)”, “Psycho” and more. He passed away the day after his 68th birthday.
  • 1973 – Michael Dunn, best known for playing “Dr. Loveless” on “The Wild Wild West” TV series, passed away at the age of 38. He also appeared in the 1971 version of “Murders In the Rue Morgue,” “The Werewolf Of Washington” and “The Mutations.”
Rose Hobart
Rose Hobart
Evelyn Ankers
Evelyn Ankers
Simon Oakland
Simon Oakland

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Fly 1958

The Whip and the Body 1963
Toyko Blackout a.k.a. Shuto Shoshitsu 1987
Kull the Conqueror 1997
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation 1997 filmed in 1994 as The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Jeepers Creepers 2 2003
The Curse Of Lizzie Borden 2006
The Zodiac 2006

The Fly 1958 movie poster

The Whip and the Body foreign
Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Next Generation

Jeepers Creepers 2 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.