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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1983 – Chris Hemsworth who played “Thor” in the films “Thor”, “Thor: The Dark World”, “The Avengers”. He also appeared in “The Cabin in the Woods”, “Snow White and the Huntsman”, “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
  • 1976 – Will Fridle, who does voice work for many cartoons, including that of “The Blue Beetle” for “Batman: Brave and the Bold.”
  • 1968 – Anna Gunn, appeared in “Breaking Bad (TV Series)”, “Red State”, “Lost Souls” and more.
  • 1965 – Embeth Davidtz, has appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, “Thir13en Ghosts”, “Fallen”, “Army of Darkness”, “Mutator” and more.
  • 1947 – Director Stuart Gordon whose film credits include “Re-Animator,” “From Beyond,” “Castle Freak” and “Dagon” just to name a few.
  • 1937 – Anna Massey, daughter of Raymond Massey. Some of her film appearances include “Peeping Tom,” “Frenzy” and “The Vault of Horror.”
  • 1922 – Composer Ron Grainer, who composed the themes for the TV series “Dr. Who,” “Tales of the Unexpected” and the score for the film “The Omega Man.”
  • 1905 – Georges Rigaud who appeared in “Eye of the Devil,” “Santo vs. Dr. Death” and “Horror Express.”
Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

 

Stuart Gordon

Stuart Gordon

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2014 – Robin Williams, acclaimed comedian and actor who won an Oscar for “Good Will Hunting”. He also starred in the thrillers “Insomnia”, “One Hour Photo”, “Dead Again.” He passed away at the age of 63.
  • 1994 – Screen legend Peter Cushing passed away at the age of 81. He was a Hammer mainstay who thrilled us with his portrayal of the characters “Van Helsing” and “Dr. Frankenstein” along with “Shock Waves”, “Star Wars”, “The Ghoul”, “Legend of the Werewolf”, “The Beast Must Die”, “The Creeping Flesh” and countless more.
  • 1988 – Anne Ramsey who appeared in the films “Deadly Friend,” “The Goonies,” and as Momma in “Throw Momma From the Train,” passed away at the age of 58.
  • 1975 – Howard Wendell who appeared in the film “The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake,” passed away at the age of 81.
  • 1973 – Peggie Castle who appeared in the films “Beginning of the End” and “Back From the Dead,” passed away at the age of 45.
Robin Williams

Robin Williams
Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing
Anne Ramsey

Anne Ramsey

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Black Sunday 1960
King Kong vs. Godzilla 1962
Matango aka Attack of the Mushroom People 1963
Dogora The Space Monster 1964
Beast of Morocco 1968
Gates of Hell aka City of the Living Dead 1980
A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 1989
Pulse 2006
Splatter Disco 2007
Vampire Black: Trail of the Dead 2008
The Last Resort 2009

Black Sunday

King Kong vs Godzilla Japanese movie poster

The Gates of Hell

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 The Dream Child

 

Source: Horror Almanac – August 11
by: Michael Juvinall

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