Horror History — October 29

Birthdays: Richard Dreyfuss, Winona Ryder, Brendan Fehr, Andrew Lee Potts Movie releases: Return of the Living Dead III, House on Haunted Hill, Saw, Saw 3D Video game releases: Demon Castle Dracula X: Rondo of Blood

Angel of Death arrested

October 29, 1901 Massachusetts Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering patients under her care Toppan confessed to killing 31 patients whom she poisoned with various doses of morphine and atropine to see how the drugs affected her victims' nervous system. She also would lay next to her patients, holding them as they died. She was…

Call-girl’s high-profile murder and its coverup

October 29, 1957 Frankfurt, Germany Rosemarie Nitribitt, a luxury call-girl, is murdered in her apartment Nitribitt's body was discovered days later on November 1, and showed signs of strangulation as well as a head wound. The case became a high-profile scandal, especially when it became apparent the media and high ranking political figures were trying…