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Horror Almanac – September 8

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2002 – Gaten Matarazzo, who starred in “Stranger Things (TV Series).”
  • 1972 – Giovanni Frezza, is an Italian actor who appeared in several horror films including “Demons”, “A Blade in the Dark”, “Warriors of the Wasteland”, “Manhattan Baby” and “The House by the Cemetery.”
  • 1971 – Brooke Burke-Charvet, is a world-class beauty who has appeared in “The Hazing” and “The Wraith.”
  • 1971 – David Arquette who starred in “Scream” series of films, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Eight Legged Freaks.” He is once again playing “Dewey Riley” in “Scream 4.”
  • 1971 – E.T.’s friend, Henry Thomas, who also starred as a young “Norman Bates” in the film “Psycho IV: The Beginning” and starred in “The Quest”, “Dead Birds” and “
  • 1962 – Thomas Kretschmann, who appeared in “Dracula (TV Series)”, “Open Grave”, “Dracula 3D”, “The River (TV Series)”, “Hostel: Part III”, “King Kong”, “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” and more.
  • 1957 – Heather Thomas, appeared in “Swamp Thing (TV Series)”, “Red Blooded American Girl”, “Cyclone”, “Zapped”, and “The Fall Guy (TV Series).”
  • 1955 – Julian Richings, has appeared in “Hannibal (TV Series)”, “Supernatural (TV Series)”, “The Witch”, “Hellmouth”, “Septic Man”, “Hemlock Grove (TV Series)”, “Man Of Steel”, “Bag of Bones” and many more.
  • 1952 – The late David R. Ellis, Director/stuntman of “Final Destination 2”, “Snakes on a Plane”, ‘The Final Destination”, and “Shark Night 3D.”
  • 1941 – Christopher Connelly, who has appeared in the film “Manhattan Baby,” and the TV mini-series, “The Martian Chronicles.”
  • 1923 – Writer/director Arthur C. Pierce, whose screen credits include “The Navy vs. The Night Monsters,” “Mutiny In Outer Space” and “The Cosmic Man.”
  • 1894 – William Fawcett, who appeared in “The Return of Dracula,” “The Neanderthal Man” and “Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter.”
Gaten Matarazzo
Gaten Matarazzo
Brooke Burke-Charvet

Brooke Burke-Charvet
David Arquette

David Arquette
Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas Kretschmann
Heather Thomas

Heather Thomas

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2014 – Kent Nolan, appeared in “Stage fright”, “Lost Girl (TV Series)”, “Super Hybrid” and more. He died at the age of 24.
  • 1991 – Brad Davis, known for his role in “Midnight Express” as well as “The Hitchhiker (TV Series)”, “The Twilight Zone (TV Series)”, and more. He passed away at the age of 41 from AIDS.
  • 1969 – Bud Collyer who was the voice of “Superman” in the cartoon series of the 40’s, as well as in the DC cartoon series of the 60’s, passed away at the age of 61.
  • 1980 – Whitney Ellsworth who produced the “Superman” TV series of the 50’s, passed away at the age of 71.
Kent Nolan

Kent Nolan
Brad Davis

Brad Davis

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • A Bay of Blood aka Twitch of the Death Nerve 1971
  • The Manson Massacre 1972
    Battle Beyond The Stars 1980
  • Nosferatu in Venice 1988
    Shadow Builder 1998
    The Watcher 2000
    The Covenant 2006
    Stolen Souls 2006
    Uncharted 2009
A Bay of Blood movie poster

Nosferatu in Venice

The Covenant

 

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.