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Horror Almanac – October 9


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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1994 – Jodelle Ferland, who starred in “The Messengers,” “Case 39” and appeared as “Bree” in “The Twilight Saga : Eclipse.”
  • 1979 – Brandon Routh, who played “Superman” in “Superman Returns.” He also starred in “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” and appeared in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”
  • 1964 – Producer/writer/director Guillermo del Toro, whose films include “The Orphanage,” “The Devil’s Backbone,” ” Hell Boy 1 & 2,” “Blade II”, “Mimic”, “Pacific Rim.”
  • 1959 – Michael Paré who starred in the films “The Philadelphia Experiment,” the remake of “Village of the Damned,” ” Bloodrayne” and “Bad Moon.”
  • 1958 – Producer Frank Mancuso Jr., whose films have included “Stigmata,” “Friday the 13th” parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, “Species,” “I Know Who Killed Me” and “April Fool’s Day” (2008).
  • 1954 – Scott Bakula, who starred in the TV series’ “Quantum Leap” and “Enterprise” as well as the film “Lord of Illusion.”
  • 1953 – Tony Shaloub, best known for playing the title role on the TV series “Monk.” He starred in the 2001 remake of “Thir13en Ghosts” and appeared in “Men In Black,” “Men In Black II” and “1408.”
  • 1900 – Alastair Sim, played “Ebenezer Scrooge” in my favorite version of “A Christmas Carol.”
Brandon Routh
Brandon Routh
Guillermo Del Toro
Guillermo Del Toro
Michael Pare
Michael Pare

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2009 – Barry Letts, who produced & directed many British TV series including “The Invisible Man,” “Doctor Who” and “The Hound of the Baskervilles” mini-series, passed away at the age of 84.
  • 2009 – Al C. Ward, who wrote for such TV series as “Perry Mason,” “The Fugitive,” “Climax!,” “The Aquanauts” and “Bonanza,” passed away at the age of 90. He wrote the American sequences for the original “Godzilla.”
  • 2005 – Louis Nye who played “Zombo” on the “Munsters” episode of the same name, passed away at the age of 92.
  • 2000 – David Dukes, had appeared in “Rose Red (TV Mini-Series)”, “Gods and Monsters”, “Rawhead Rex”, “Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)”, and more. He passed on at the age of 55 from a heart attack.
  • 1972 – Miriam Hopkins who starred in the 1931 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” passed away at the age of 69.
David Dukes
David Dukes
Louis Nye
Louis Nye

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Shanks 1974
The Grim Reaper 1981 – filmed in Italy in 1980 as as Anthropophagus
Demons 2 1986
Alien Terminator 1996
Bruiser 2001 filmed in 2000
Halloween 4: The Final Cut (video) 2001
Children of the Corn: Revelation 2001
Children of the Dead 2001
Vampyre Tales 2005
Hallowed Ground 2007
Splatter Beach 2007
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End 2007
After the Day 2: Before the Knight 2009
Eyes of the Woods 2009
The Good Sisters 2009

The Grim Reaper movie poster

Demons 2 movie poster

Hallowed Ground

Wrong Turn 2 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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