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Horror Almanac – October 5


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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1983 – Jesse Eisenberg, who starred in “Zombieland” and “Cursed.”
  • 1980 – Writer/director Ti West. Some of his films include “The Sacrament”, “The ABCs of Death”, “V/H/S”, “The Innkeepers”, “Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever”, “The House of the Devil.”
  • 1968 – Lilith Stabs, who has appeared in “Vampire Call Girls,” “Demon Divas and the Lanes of Damnation,” “Zombiegeddon” and “Cremains,” (with our own beloved Count Gore).
  • 1967 – Guy Pearce, who starred in “Ravenous” and the 2002 remake of “The Time Machine.”
  • 1960 – Daniel Baldwin who starred in the film “Vampires,” “Vegas Vampires” and “A Darker Reality.”
  • 1952 – Duncan Regehr, will be best remembered for his role of “Dracula” in “The Monster Squad.” He also appeared in “Flying Virus”, “Blood Surf”, “The Haunting of Lisa” and more.
  • 1952 – Horror author Clive Barker.
  • 1951 – Karen Allen, who appeared in “Ghost in the Machine,” “Starman,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
  • 1943 – Nancy Barrett, who played “Carolyn Collins Stoddard” on the original “Dark Shadows” series.
  • 1919 – Donald Pleasence. Best known for portraying “Dr. Sam Loomis” in the “Halloween” series. He appeared in the films “Escape From New York,” “The Monster Club,” “The Mutations” and he was the first to “physically” play “James Bond” villain “Ernst Stavro Bloefeld” in “You Only Live Twice.”
  • 1905 – John Hoyt, who appeared in “X, the Man With X-Ray Eyes,” “The Time Travelers” and “Curse of the Undead.”
Lilith Stabs
Lilith Stabs
Duncan Regehr
Duncan Regehr
Clive Barker
Clive Barker
Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2011 – Charles Napier, appeared in so many films and TV shows such as “One-Eyed Monster”, “Dinocroc”, “Alien Species”, “Ripper Man”, “Skeeter”, “The Silence of the Lambs”, “Maniac Cop 2” and many more. He passed at the age of 75.
  • 2010 – Leona Gage, appeared in “Scream of the Butterfly”, “Tales of Terror.” She passed away at the age of 71.
  • 2010 – Roy Ward Baker, director of such films as “The Monster Club”, “The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires”, “The Vault of Horror”, “Scars of Dracula”, “The Vampire Lovers”, “Five Million Years to Earth” and more. He was 93.
  • 2008 – Kim Chan, who appeared in “The Fifth Element” and “The Devil’s Advocate,” passed away at the age of 93.
  • 1997 – Andrew Keir who appeared in the films “Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb,” “Five Million Years to Earth” and “Dracula: Prince of Darkness,” passed away at the age of 71.
Charles Napier
Charles Napier
Roy Ward Baker
Roy Ward Baker
Andrew Keir
Andrew Keir

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Seconds 1966
Blood of Dracula’s Castle 1969
The Boys From Brazil 1978
Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht 1979
Hardware 1990
Shakma 1990
Embrace the Darkness 1999
The Fear: Resurrection 1999
Joy Ride 2001
Zombie Nation 2004
Cthulhu 2007
Devil Girl 2007
House of Horrors: The Movie 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.

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