Today in Horror History

American Psycho was released today in 2000

Released January 21, 2000 One of the iconic scenes, featuring Christian Bale about to kill his colleague as he details the artistic merits of Huey Lewis and the News, includes Bale's character dancing. This was improvised by Bale, and director Mary Herron reportedly could not contain her laughter, leaving it in the film despite the… Continue reading American Psycho was released today in 2000

Executions · Famous Last Words · New York

FLW: defiant to the end

Famous Last Words Francis "Two Guns" Crowley Ossining, New York January 21, 1932 "You sons of bitches. Give my love to my mother." 19-year-old Francis "Two Guns" Crowley was executed for the murder of a woman who rejected his advances. Some sources cite an alternate final statement, either "I want to wipe off the chair… Continue reading FLW: defiant to the end

California · Newspaper clippings

Alfalfa actor fatally shot in groin during a fight over reward money for lost dog

January 21, 1959 Los Angeles, California Carl Switzer, best remembered as Alfalfa from Our Gang, also known as The Little Rascals, is shot to death during an argument over $50 The debt in question involves a hunting dog belonging to Moses Stiltz which ran off while Switzer trained it. Switzer offered a $35 reward to… Continue reading Alfalfa actor fatally shot in groin during a fight over reward money for lost dog