Horror History — September 28

Birthdays: Jeffrey Jones, Keir Gilchrist Movie releases and premieres: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Eraserhead, Dark Angel (aka I Come in Peace), Ed Wood, The Barrens Television premieres: Friday the 13th: The Series, Moonlight Video game releases: The Binding of Isaac

Kidnapping and murder of Bobby Greenlease

September 28, 1953 Lenexa, Kansas Bobby Greenlease is kidnaped and murdered by Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady Bobby was the 6-year-old son of multi-millionaire car dealer Robert Greenlease, Sr. Bobby was targeted because his older adoptive brother attends school with Hall, and Hall had planned on exploiting the family for years. Heady visited Bobby's school…

Serial rapist-murderer executed

September 28, 1926 Japan Serial rapist-murderer Satarō Fukiage (吹上 佐太郎) is executed Fukiage's first victim was an 11-year-old girl who was raped and murdered when Fukiage was still a minor. Because of his age, he was sentenced to life in prison rather than face execution. He was released in 1922, though in 1924 he was…

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Released September 28, 1951 A quintessential 50s sci-fi movie, one particularly brilliant special effect involves the door to the UFO. To make it appear as though the door appears from a solid exterior, the cracks around the door was filled with putty and painted to match the UFO. Then, as the door opened, the putty…