Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: July 15

Birthdays:

Joe Turkel (July 15, 1927), who appeared in countless crime noir and Western films, also appeared in The Shining (1980), Blade Runner (1982), “Tales from the Darkside” (episode: Levitation), and The Dark Side of the Moon (1990).

Larry Cohen (July 15, 1941), the multitalented man behind “The Invaders” (creator), Scream Baby Scream (1969; screenplay), It’s Alive (1974, writer/director/producer), God Told Me To (1976, writer/director/producer), It Lives Again (1978, writer/director/producer), Full Moon High (1981, writer/director/producer), Q (1982, writer/director/producer), Perfect Strangers (1984, writer/director), Special Effects (1984, writer/director), The Stuff (1985, writer/director/producer), It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987, writer/director/producer), A Return to Salem’s Lot (1987, writer/director/producer), Maniac Cop (1988, writer/producer), The Ambulance (1990, writer/director), Maniac Cop 2 (1990, writer/producer), Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993, writer/producer), Body Snatchers (1993, writer), Uncle Sam (1996, writer), Phone Booth (2002, writer), Cellular (2004, writer), “Masters of Horror” (episode: Pick Me Up, director), Captivity (2007, writer), It’s Alive (2008, writer), Messages Deleted (2010, writer).

Professional wrestler Jesse Ventura (July 15, 1951) who appeared in Predator (1987), The Running Man (1987), and Demolition Man (1993)

Jan-Michael Vincent (July 15, 1966) who starred in Haunting Fear (1990) and Ice Cream Man (1995) among a plethora of thrillers and science fiction movies.

Forest Whitaker (July 15, 1961) who starred in Body Snatchers (1994), Species (1995), Panic Room (2002), The Marsh (2006), Vipaka (2013), and served as host of “The Twilight Zone” from 2002 to 2003.

Movie releases:

1935: The Black Room
1956: It Conquered the World
1990: Fear
2011: Daylight

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