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Horror Almanac – September 23


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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1986 – Kaylee DeFer, appears in “Darkroom”, “Red State”, “Ghosts/Aliens”, “Ghost Whisperer (TV Series).”
  • 1975 – Playboy playmate Jaime Bergman. She appeared in the films “Dark Wolf” and “Boa vs Python.”
  • 1963 – Alex Proyas, director of such films as “Knowing”, “I, Robot”, “Dark City”, “The Crow” and more.
  • 1961 – Chi McBride who co-starred in the film “The Frighteners” and “I, Robot.”
  • 1959 – Jason Alexander, best known for playing “George” on the “Seinfeld” show. He made his movie debut in the film “The Burning” and also appeared in “Jacob’s Ladder.”
  • 1956 – Maren Jensen, starred in “Deadly Blessing”, “Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series).”
  • 1917 – Mexican wrestling superstar El Santo a.k.a. Rodolfo Guzman Huerta, who was the defender of truth, justice, and the Mexican way,facing just about every monster imaginable in his celluloid career.
  • 1894 – Walter Pidgeon who played “Morbius” in the film “Forbidden Planet.” He passed away two days after his 87th birthday in 1984.
Kaylee Defer
Kaylee Defer
Jaimie Bergman
Jaimie Bergman
Maren Jensen
Maren Jensen
El Santo
El Santo

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1998 – Mary Frann, best known for playing “Joanna Loudon” on “Newhart (TV Series).” She also appeared in “Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)”, “Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)” aka “The Hitchhiker”, “Darkroom (TV Series)” and more. She died at the age of 55 from heart failure.
  • 1994 – Author Robert Bloch who wrote the novel “Psycho,” passed away at the age of 77. He wrote numerous TV shows including “Star Trek,” “Thriller,” “Night Gallery,” “Monsters” and “Tales From the Darkside.” His film screenplays include “The Night Walker,” “The Cabinet of Calagari” and “The House That Dripped Blood.”
  • 1993 – William Cort who appeared in the films “Ghost” and “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark,” passed away at the age of 55.
  • 1975 – Ian Hunter, British actor who appeared in “Robin Hood”, “Doctor Blood’s Coffin”, and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” to name only a few. He passed away at 75 years old.
Mary Frann
Mary Frann
Robert Bloch
Robert Bloch
Ian Hunter
Ian Hunter

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Dead Ringers 1988
Mikey 1992
Spiders II: Breeding Ground 2002 filmed in 2001
Hide and Creep 2004
Corpse Bride 2005
Screech Of The Decapitated 2005
The Living And The Dead 2006

Dead Ringers movie poster

Hide and Creep

Corpse Bride movie poster

 

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Author Info

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.

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