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Horror Almanac – August 31

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1974 – Zach Ward, best known for playing the bully “Scot Farkus” in the film “A Christmas Story.” He appeared in “Freddy vs. Jason,” “Transformers”, “Resident Evil: Apocalypse”, “Dark House”, and “Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys.”
  • 1970 – Debbie Gibson, was a 80’s teen queen pop star who turned to acting in “Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark”, “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid”, “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus”, “Soulkeeper” and “Ghostbusters.”
  • 1965 – Daniel Bernhardt who starred as “Agent Johnson” in “The Matrix” films and starred in “Children Of Wax.”
  • 1949 – Richard Gere who starred in the films “Primal Fear” and “The Mothman Prophecies.”
  • 1942 – Carole Wells who appeared in the film “House of the Seven Corpses.”
  • 1932 – Roy Castle, who appeared in the films “Legend of the Werewolf,” “Dr. Who and the Daleks” and “Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors.”
  • 1928 – The late James Coburn. He starred in the film “Looker,” the TV mini-series “The Dain Curse” and hosted the short lived TV anthology “Dark Room.”
  • 1914 – Richard Basehart who appeared in the films “Mansion of the Doomed,” the 1977 version of “The Island of Dr. Moreau” and starred in the TV series “Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea.”
  • 1897 – Fredric March who played the title role in the 1932 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde’ and played “Death” in “Death Takes A Holiday.
Debbie Gibson

Debbie Gibson
Richard Gere

Richard Gere
James Coburn

James Coburn
Fredric March

Fredric March

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2006 – William Aldrich, who produced “What Ever Happened To Aunt Alice?” passed away at the age of 61.
  • 2000 – Patricia Owens who starred in the film “Ghost Ship” (1952) and as “Helene Delambre” in the 1959 version of “The Fly,” passed away at the age of 75.
  • 1999 – Marguerite Chapman, who appeared in the serial “Spy Smasher Returns” and the films “The Amazing transparent Man” and “Flight To Mars,” passed away at the age of 81.
Patricia Owens

Patricia Owens

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Circus of Horrors 1960
Lake Of Dracula 1973, filmed in 1971 as Noroi No Yakata: Chi O Sû Me
Time After Time 1979
Microwave Massacre 1983
C.H.U.D. 1984
Night of the Demons 2 1994
Dark Angel: The Ascent 1994
Blooddolls 1999
Jeepers Creepers 2001
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus 2003, filmed in 2000 as Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jî Shômetsu Sakusen
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack 2003, filmed in 2001 as Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidorâ: Daikaijû Sôkôgeki
Realms Of Blood 2004
Halloween 2007

Lake of Dracula

C.H.U.D. movie poster

Night of the Demons 2 movie poster

Jeepers Creepers movie poster

Halloween 2007

 

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.