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Horror Almanac – September 20

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1991 – Spencer Locke, who played “K-Mart” in “Resident Evil: Extinction,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife” and provided the voice of “Jenny” in “Monster House.”
  • 1977 – Jon Bernthal, best known for playing “Shane Walsh” on “The Walking Dead (TV Series).”
  • 1975 – Moon Bloodgood, has appeared in “Falling Skies (TV Series)”, “Terminator Salvation”, “Day Break (TV Series)”, and more.
  • 1975 – Dario Argento’s daughter, Asia. She has worked with her director father on his films “Trauma,” the 1999 version of “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Demons 2.” She also co-starred in George Romero’s “Land of the Dead”
  • 1965 – Robert Rusler, appeared in “Blood Feast” remake, “Tales of Halloween”, “Amityville: A New Generation”, “Sometimes They Come Back”, “Vamp”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge.”
  • 1956 – Gary Cole, who starred in the TV series “American Gothic.” He also appeared in “The Ring 2” and provided the voice for many animated super heroes including “The Spectre” and “Harvey Birdman.”
  • 1954 – Brinke Stevens who starred in the films “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama,” “Teenage Exorcist” (which she co-wrote), ” Vampires vs Zombies”  and “Bryan Loves You.”
  • 1940 – William Finley, has appeared in “The Black Dahlia”, “Masters of Horror (TV Series)”, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)”, “Night Terrors”, “Silent Rage”, “The Funhouse”, “The Fury”, “Eaten Alive”, “Phantom of the Paradise”, “Sisters” and others.
  • 1912 – Don Shelton, who appeared in “Invasion of the Saucer Men” and “Them.”
Spencer Locke

Spencer Locke
Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal

Moon Bloodgood
Moon Bloodgood
Asia Argento

Asia Argento

Robert Rusler
Robert Rusler

 

Gary Cole

Gary Cole
Brinke Stevens

Brinke Stevens

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2008 – Patricia Place, who appeared in the films “Scanner Cop II” and “House of the Dead 2,” passed away at the age of 83.
  • 2007 – Eleanor Beecroft, who appeared in the films “Funeral Home” and the 1961 3D film “The Mask,” passed away at the age of 101.
  • 1993 – Zita Johann who was menaced by Boris Karloff in “The Mummy,” passed away at the age of 89. She also appeared in the 1986 film “Raiders of the Living Dead.”
  • 1973 – Glenn Strange, who played the Frankenstein monster in such Universal classics as “House of Frankenstein,” “House of Dracula” and “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,” passed away at the age of 74.
Zita Johann

Zita Johann
Glenn Strange

Glenn Strange

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Mummy’s Hand 1940
Space Thing 1968
Morons From Outer Space 1985
Creator 1985
Cellar Dweller 1988
Living Dead Girl 2003
Jack O’ Lantern 2004
Attack of the Slime People 2008
The Virgin Murders 2009

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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.