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Horror Almanac – October 8


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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1997 – Bella Thorne, stars in “Amityville: The Awakening”, “Home Invasion”, “Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?”, “The Seer”, and “Scream: The TV Series.”
  • 1979 – Kristanna Loken, who starred in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and “BloodRayne.” On TV she played “Taja” on “Mortal Kombat: Conquest.”
  • 1969 – Dylan Neal, who starred in the TV series “Blood Ties,” and appeared in the films “Chupacabra Terror” and “Prom Night III: The Last Kiss.”
  • 1954 – Michael Dudikoff, who appeared in “Tron” and “Bloody Birthday.”
  • 1949 – Sigourney Weaver, she starred in the “Alien” saga. She also starred in “Copycat,” “Galaxy Quest” and “The Village.”
  • 1943 – “Goosebumps” author R. L. Stine.
  • 1930 – James Olson, who appeared in the films “Amityville II: The Possession,” “Andromeda Strain” and “Moon Zero Two.”
  • 1928 – Ray Stricklyn who appeared in “The Return of Dracula.”
  • 1920 – Frank Herbert, author of “Dune.”
  • 1910 – Kirk Alyn, who played the first screen “Superman.”
  • 1906 – René Cardona, who directed the films “Night of the Bloody Apes,” “The Brainiac” and “Santo vs. the Evil Brain.”
Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne
Kristanna Loken
Kristanna Loken
Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
Kirk Alyn
Kirk Alyn

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1983 – Joan Hackett, who appeared in the films “The Terminal Man” and “Dead of Night,” passed away at the age of 49.
  • 1982 – Fernando Lamas (father of Lorenzo) passed away at the age of 67. He apperaed in the 1960 version of “The Lost World,”
  • 1978 – Karl Swenson, had appeared in “The Birds” and “A Howling in the Woods.” He passed on at the age of 70.
  • 1953 – Nigel Bruce, who played “Dr. Watson” to Basil Rathbone’s “Sherlock Holmes,” passed away at the age of 58.
Karl Swenson
Karl Swenson
Fernando Lamas
Fernando Lamas
Nigel Bruce
Nigel Bruce

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla 1952
Mr. Sardonicus 1961
Kill Baby…Kill! 1968 filmed in 1966 as Operazione Paura
Demolition Man 1993
Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering 1996
Apt Pupil 1998
Hell’s Highway 2002
Stakes 2002
The Hillside Strangler 2004

Halloweentown High 2004
Skull & Bones 2007
My Soul to Take 2010
I Spit on Your Grave 2010

Mr. Sardonicus movie poster

Kill Baby Kill movie poster

Apt Pupil
I Spit On Your Grave

 

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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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