Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 18

Birthdays: Jada Pinkett Smith (September 18, 1971), who starred in Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995), Scream 2 (1997), and “Gotham.” Pinkett Smith in Demon Knight Michael Landes (September 18, 1972), who starred in Final Destination 2 (2003), Lakeview Terrace (2008), Possession (2008), Homecoming (2009), 11-11-11 (2011), Crush (2013), and The Disappointments Room (2016).… Continue reading Today in Horror History: September 18

Illinois

Teen burned alive in garbage can, killer(s) still at large

September 17, 2016 Chicago, Illinois 15-year-old Demetrius Griffin Jr. is burned alive in a 55-gallon metal garbage can Demetrius had suffered burns so extensive his body was unrecognizable; investigators identified his remains through dental records. Due to the condition of his body, the medical examiner took over a month to determine Demetrius’ cause of death:… Continue reading Teen burned alive in garbage can, killer(s) still at large

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 17

Birthdays: Roddy McDowall (September 17, 1928 - October 3, 1998), who starred in over 200 roles including “The Twilight Zone” (episode: People Are Alike All Over), “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” (episodes: The Gentleman Caller and See the Monkey Dance), It! (1967), “Night Gallery” (1969; episode: Pilot; segment: The Cemetery), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), A Taste… Continue reading Today in Horror History: September 17

Disasters · Portugal

Lightning strike armory, destroys most of fort

September 16, 1732 Campo Maior, Portugal Lightning strikes an armory, igniting gunpowder and causing an explosion which kills roughly 1,500 The lightning strike occurred at 3 a.m., hitting the 6,000 arroba (approx. 194,315 lbs. or 88,140 kg) of gunpowder and 5,000 units of ammunition stored within the fort’s armory. The explosion and resulting fires killed… Continue reading Lightning strike armory, destroys most of fort

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 16

Birthdays: Jennifer Tilly (September 16, 1958), who starred in High Spirits (1988), Embrace of the Vampire (1995), Bride of Chucky (1998), Do Not Disturb (1999), Hide and Seek (2000), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Jericho Mansions (2003), The Haunted Mansion (2003), Seed of Chucky (2004), The Initiation of Sarah (2006), The Caretaker (2008), Curse of Chucky (2013),… Continue reading Today in Horror History: September 16