TJF’s History of Horror [8/14/16]

The History Of Horror,

BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1983 – Mila Kunis who starred on “That 70’s Show” and provides the voice of “Meg Griffin” on the “Family Guy.” She starred in “American Psycho II: All American Girl”, “Max Payne”, and “Oz the Great and Powerful.”
  • 1969 – Michelle Lintel, starred in “Sting of the Black Scorpion”, “Black Scorpion Returns”, “Black Scorpion (TV Series)”, “Sacrifice.”
  • 1968 – Ben Bass, currently stars on “Rookie Blue (TV Series)”, but he has also appeared in “Night Visions (TV Series)”, “The Lone Gunmen (TV Series)”, “The Hunger (TV Series)”, “Bride of Chucky” and “Forever Knight (TV Series).”
  • 1966 – Halle Berry, who played “Storm” in the “X-Men” films and also starred in “Catwoman”, “Gothika”, “The Call”, “Dark Tide.”
  • 1957 – Tony Moran’s claim to fame is that he portrayed “Michael Myers” in the original “Halloween.” He has also appeared in “American Poltergeist.”
  • 1950 – Writer/producer/B-movie director Jim Wynorski. Some of his films are “Chopping Mall”, “Transylvania Twist”, “976-Evil II”, “Dinosaur Island”, “Vampirella”, “The Bare Wench Project”, and so many more.
  • 1948 – Lou Wagner who played “Lucius” in the original “Planet of the Apes.”
  • 1946 – Antonio Fargas, best known for playing “Huggy Bear” on the “Starsky & Hutch” TV series. He also appeared in the “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” TV series and the films “Firestarter” and “Howling VI.”
  • 1926 – Alice Ghostley who appeared on the “Captain Nice” TV series, and in “Bewitched” as “Esmeralda.” She also appeared in the film “Blue Sunshine”, and played ‘Granny” in “Addam’s Family Reunion.”.
  • 1920 – Nehemiah Persoff who appeared in the films “The Power,” “The Psychic Killer” and as “Dr. Van Helsing” in the 1973 TV movie “Dracula.”
  • 1901 – George Worthing Yates, who wrote the screenplays for the films “Attack of the Puppet People,” “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” and “Them!”
Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis
Michelle Lintel

Michelle Lintel
Halle Berry

Halle Berry
Tony Moran

Tony Moran
Jim Wynorski

Jim Wynorski

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2014 – Madeleine Collinson, was one half of the Collinson Twins. She appeared with her sister Mary in Hammer Films “Twins of Evil.” She and her sister were also the very first exact twins to pose nude for Playboy. She passed away at the age of 62.
  • 2012 – Ron Palillo, best known for playing “Arnold Horshack” on “Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series).” He also appeared in “Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI”, “Hellgate”, “Trees 2: The Root of All Evil.” He was 63.
  • 1987 – Sydney Bromley who appeared in the films “Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell,” “Prehistoric Women” and “An American Werewolf In London,” passed away at the age of 78.
  • 1985 – Gale Sondergaard who appeared in the 1939 version of “The Cat and the Canary,” the 1941 version of “The Black Cat” and “The Invisible Man’s Revenge,” passed away at the age of 86.
  • 1984 – J.B. Priestley who wrote the novel “Benighted” on which the film “The Old Dark House” was based, passed away at the age of 89.
  • 1982 – Patrick Magee who appeared in the films “Tales From the Crypt,” “Asylum,” “Dementia 13″ and “A Clockwork Orange,” passed away at the age of 58.
  • 1980 – Playboy playmate, model and actress, Dorthy Lee Stratten was murdered by her husband, at the age of 20. She played the title role in the film “Galaxina.”
  • 1972 – Eddie Carmel who played the monster in the closet in the film “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die,” passed away at the age of 36.
  • 1970 – Steve Darell who appeared in the films “The Monolith Monsters” and “Tarantula,” passed away at the age of 65.
Madeleine Collinson

Madeleine Collinson
Ron Palillo

Ron Palillo
Dorothy Stratton

Dorothy Stratton

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY 

The Conqueror Worm aka Witchfinder General 1968
Deadly Blessing 1981
The House by the Cemetery 1981
The Monster Squad 1987
Single White Female 1992
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Part 2 filmed in 1996, released in 1998
Vengeance of the Dead 2001
Unearthed 2004
Bikini Girls on Ice 2009
District 9 2009
Psychopath 2009
Grace 2009
Raven 2009
The Four Twenty-One 2009
The Id Proxy 2009

The Conqueror Worm movie poster

Deadly Blessing movie poster

The Monster Squad

House By The Cemetery movie poster

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