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Horror Almanac – September 24


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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1987 – Brit Morgan, has played in “Friend Request”, “Supergirl (TV Series)”, “The Frozen”, “True Blood (TV Series).”
  • 1984 – Jessica Lucas, who starred in “Cloverfield” and “The Covenant.”
  • 1969 – Megan Ward who starred in “Trancers II,” “Trancers III” and “Amityville 1992: It’s About Time.”
  • 1966 – Kelly Jo Minter, appeared in “The People Under the Stairs”, “Popcorn”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child”, “The Lost Boys.”
  • 1958 – Kevin Sorbo who played “Hercules” on TV and “Kull the Conqueror.” He also starred in the Gene Roddenberry series “Andromeda” and the “Sci-Fi” original film “Never Cry Werewolf.”
  • 1936 – Muppets creator, the late Jim Henson. His creations were featured in many TV programs and films, most notably, “Labyrinth.”
  • 1923 – Gordon Urquhart, who wrote the screenplay for the film “The Brain Eaters.”
  • 1923 – Louis Edmonds who played “Roger Collins” on the original “Dark Shadows” soap opera.
  • 1922 – Producer/director/special effects man Bert I. Gordon. His film credits include “The Amazing Colossal Man,” “Attack of the Puppet People” and “Earth vs. the Spider.”
  • 1917 – Mexican horror legend Abel Salazar, who starred in the films “The Brainiac,” “The Vampire” and “The Vampire’s Coffin.”
  • 1906 – Victor Wong who played “Charlie the Cook” in “King Kong” and “Son of Kong.”
Brit Morgan
Brit Morgan
Jessica Lucas
Jessica Lucas
Megan Ward
Megan Ward
Kelly Jo Minter
Kelly Jo Minter
Kevin Sorbo
Kevin Sorbo

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2008 – Writer Oliver Crawford, who penned episodes for TV shows such as “The Outer Limits,” the original “Star Trek” and “Land of the Giants” (to name a few), passed away at the age of 91.
  • 1995 – Tom McBride who played “Mark” in “Friday the 13th Part 2,” passed away at the age of 42.
  • 1984 – Neil Hamilton, who played “Commissioner Gordon” on the “Batman” TV series, passed away at the age of 85.
  • 1939/1979 – Father and son Carl Laemmle and Carl Laemmle Jr., both passed away on the same date. Dad passed away at the age of 72, and Jr. at the age of 71. Laemmle Sr. created Universal Pictures.
  • 1976 – Bruno VeSota who appeared in the films “The Wild World of Batwoman,” “Attack of the Mayan Mummy” and “The Haunted Palace,” passed away at the age of 54.
Tom McBride
Tom McBride
Neil Hamilton
Neil Hamilton

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Blood of Fu Manchu 1968
Amityville II: The Possession 1982

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986
The Good Son 1993
Warlock: The Armageddon 1993
Spiders II: Breeding Ground 2001
Vampires: Los Muertos 2002
The Forgotten 2004
Shaun Of The Dead 2004

Wendigo: Bound by Blood 2010

Amityville II The Possession

Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer

Warlock The Armageddon 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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