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Horror Almanac – September 12

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1986 – Emmy Rossum who starred in the films “The Phantom of the Opera” (2004), “The Day After Tomorrow” and “Dragonball: Evolution.”
  • 1962 – Amy Yasbeck, who appeared in “The Mask,” “Dracula: Dead and Loving It” and “House II: The Second Story.”
  • 1960 – Robert John Burke, appeared in “Witchblade (TV Series)”, “Thinner”, “RoboCop 3”, “Dust Devil”, “Nightmare Weekend.”
  • 1957 – Composer Hans Zimmer who has done the score for many movies including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “The Dark Knight” and “Inception.”
  • 1951 – Joe Pantoliano, who appeared in “The Matrix,” “Daredevil” and “Amazon Women on the Moon.”
  • 1938 – Anne Helm who appeared in the films “The Magic Sword” and “Nightmare in Wax.”
  • 1931 – Sir Ian Holms who appeared in “Lord of the Rings,” “From Hell” and the 1994 version of “Frankenstein.”
  • 1927 – Freddie Jones who appeared in the films “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed,” “The Satanic Rites of Dracula” and “Dune.”
  • 1923 – Make-up artist John Chambers, whose film credits include the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Sssssss” and “Halloween II.”
  • 1914 – Desmond Llewelyn, best known for playing “Q” in the “James Bond” series. He also appeared in “Curse of the Werewolf” and “Corridors of Blood.”
Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum
Amy Yasbeck

Amy Yasbeck
Robert John Burke

Robert John Burke
Sir Ian Holm

Sir Ian Holm

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2001 – Victor Wong, who appeared in “Prince of Darkness” and “Tremors,” passed away at the age of 71.
  • 1993 – Director Charles Lamont, whose film credits include “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy,” “Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” and “Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man,” passed away on at the age of 98.
  • 1993 – “Ironside” himself, Raymond Burr, passed away at the age of 76. He appeared in the American versions of the original “Godzilla” and “Godzilla 1985,” as well as “Rear Window,” “Gorilla at Large” and “Bride of the Gorilla.”
  • 1992 – Anthony Perkins, best known for playing the ultimate momma’s boy, “Norman Bates,” passed away at the age of 60.
  • 1978 – Craig Slocum, who played “Harry Johnson” on the original “Dark Shadows” TV series, passed away at the age of 37.
Victor Wong

Victor Wong
Raymond Burr

Raymond Burr
Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • The Phantom of Paris 1931
    The Bad Seed 1956
    The Blob 1958
    Horror Hotel 1961, filmed in 1960 as City of the Dead
    What A Carve Up! 1962
    Shockwaves 1980 filmed in 1977
    He Knows You’re Alone 1980
  • Prom Night 1980
    Bloody Murder 2000
    Cabin Fever 2003
    Plaga Zombie: Mutant Zone 2005, filmed in 2001 as Plaga Zombie: Zona Mutnate
    Bloodz vs Wolvez 2006
  • Are You Scared? 2006
  • Eden Lake 2008
    The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 2009
The Blob movie poster

Shock Waves

Prom Night 1980

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto

 

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.