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Horror Almanac – September 6

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1976 – Naomie Harris, who appeared in “28 Days Later” and played “Tia” in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”
  • 1974 – Justin Whalin, portrayed “Andy Barclay” in “Child’s Play 3.” He also appeared in “Eerie, Indiana (TV Series)”, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)”, and “The House That Jack Built.”
  • 1972 – Idris Elba, who starred in the 2008 remake of “Prom Night,” “The Unborn”, “Thor”, “Pacific Rim”, “Prometheus.”
  • 1963 – Betsy Russell, who plays “Jigsaw’s” ex-wife “Jill Tuck” in the “Saw” films and also starred in “Unearthed.”
  • 1953 – Anne Lockhart, daughter of June, who has appeared in the films “Troll,” “Dark Tower” and the original “Battlestar Galactica” TV series.
  • 1949 – Tommy Lee Wallace, writer/director of such films as “Vampires: Los Muertos”, “It (TV Mini-Series)”, “Fright Night Part 2”, “Halloween III: Season of the Witch.”
  • 1934 – The late Paul Naschy aka Jacinto Molina, his character “Waldemar Daninsky” was in a series of films in which he portrayed a werewolf and who was known as the Spanish Lon Chaney because he portrayed all of the classic monsters in films like “Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror”, “Las noches del Hombre Lobo”, “Assignment Terror”, “The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman”, “La furia del Hombre Lobo”, “Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo”, “Count Dracula’s Great Love”, “Horror Rises from the Tomb”, “Vengeance of the Zombies”, “The Mummy’s Revenge” and that is just a small sampling of his films.
  • 1891 – Rowland V. Lee, who directed “The Return of Fu Manchu,” “Son of Frankenstein” and “Tower of London.”
  • 1879 – Max Schreck, portrayed “Graf Orlok” in the silent film classic “Nosferatu.”
Justin Whalen

Justin Whalen
Idris Elba

Idris Elba
Betsy Russell

Betsy Russell
Paul Naschy

Paul Naschy
Max Schreck

Max Schreck

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2004 – Tiny Doll, who appeared in “The Wizard of Oz” and “Freaks,” passed away at the age of 90.
  • 1999 – Gil Herman who appeared in the films “Invaders From Mars” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” passed away at the age of 80.
  • 1974 – Otto Kruger who appeared in “Dracula’s Daughter,” “The Colossus of New York” and “Jungle Captive.” He passed away on the day of his 89 birthday.
Otto Kruger

Otto Kruger

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Terror 1928
The Laurel & Hardy Murder Case 1930
Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum 1940
Fire Maidens From Outer Space 1956
The Ghastly Ones 1968
The Thirsty Dead 1974
Deranged 1990, filmed in 1987
Swimfan 2002
Hellraiser: Hellworld 2005

The Thirsty Dead 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.