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Horror Almanac – September 4

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1978 – Wes Bentley, has appeared in “American Horror Story (TV Series)”, “Amnesiac”, “Final Girl”, “Underworld: Awakening”, “Jonah Hex”, “The Tomb”, “P2”, “The Ungodly”, “Ghost Rider.”
  • 1957 – Stunt woman/actress Patricia Tallman, who played “Barbara” in the 1990 remake of “Night of the Living Dead,” appeared in “Army of Darkness” and played “Lyta Alexander” on the TV series “Babylon 5.”
  • 1943 – Michael Berryman who starred in the films “The Hills Have Eyes,” “Deadly Blessing” and appeared in “The Devil’s Rejects”, “Ed Gein: The Butcher Of Plainfield” and many more.
  • 1928 – Dick York who played the original “Darren” on the show “Bewitched.” He also appeared in several episodes of the “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The Twilight Zone” TV series’ and in one of my favorite “Thriller” episodes, “The Incredible Dr. Markesen” with Boris Karloff.
  • 1911 – Reggie Nalder, who played the vampire in the TV movie “Salem’s Lot,” and also appeared in the films “The Dead Don’t Die” and “Mark of the Devil.”
  • 1911 – Billy Dix who appeared in the films “Giant From the Unknown,” “She Demons” and “Retik, the Moon Menace.”
  • 1908 – Edward Dmytryk, who directed the films “The Devil Commands,” “Captive Wild Woman” and “Bluebeard.”
  • 1887 – Roy William Neill, who directed “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,” “The Black Room” and “Dressed To Kill” (1946).
Wes Bentley

Wes Bentley
Patricia Tallman

Patricia Tallman
Michael Berryman

Michael Berryman
Reggie Nalder

Reggie Nalder

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1993 – Hervé Villechaize, best known for playing “Tattoo” on the TV series “Fantasy Island,” and who also appeared in the film “Seizure,” passed away at the age of 50.
  • 1991 – Tom Tryon, who appeared in the film “I Married a Monster From Outer Space,” and wrote the novel “The Other” on which the film of the same name was based, passed away at the age of 65.
  • 1981 – David Peel, known for his role of “Baron Meinster” in Hammer’s “The Brides of Dracula.” He also appeared in “The Hands of Orlac”, and more. He passed away at the age of 61.
Herve Villechaize

Herve Villechaize
Tom Tryon

Tom Tryon

David Peel
David Peel

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla 1952
  • Project Moon Base 1953
  • The Crawling Hand 1963
    The Guardian 2006
    Curse Of The Wolf 2007
    Unholy 2007
  • Carriers 2009
The Crawling Hand movie poster

Curse of the Wolf

 

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.