Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: July 17

Birthdays:

Donald Sutherland (July 17, 1935) who starred in Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965), Don’t Look Now (1973), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Rosary Murders (1987), Apprentice to Murder (1988), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), The Puppet Masters (1994), Fallen (1998), Salem’s Lot (2004), Frankenstein (2004), An American Haunting (2005), and The Hunger Games movies.

P. J. Soles (July 17, 1950) who starred in Blood Bath (1976), Carrie (1976), Halloween (1978), Uncle Sam (1996), Mirror, Mirror IV: Reflection (2000), The Devil’s Rejects (2005), Death by Engagement (2005), The Tooth Fairy (2006), Dead Calling (2006), Prank (2008), Alone in the Dark II (2008), Beg (2011), Eternal (2012), The Butterfly Room (2012), and Grindsploitation (2016).

Horror staple Heather Langenkamp (July 17, 1965) who starred in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), Shocker (1989), New Nightmare (1994), The Demolitionist (1995), The Butterfly Room (2012), “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (episode: Tupperware Party Massacre), Home (2016), Truth or Dare (2017), and Hellraiser: Judgment (2018). She also worked in the makeup and special effects departments of Dawn of the Dead (2004), The Cabin in the Woods (2012), directed Prank (2008), and owns the special effects company AFX with her husband, a company which is responsible for the effects seen in “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream Queens,” and Dead Silence (2007), among others.

Alex Winter (July 17, 1965), who appeared in The Lost Boys (1987), and who starred in and directed Fever (1999).

Mike Vogel (July 17, 1979), who starred in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Poseidon (2006), The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007), Cloverfield (2008), Across the Hall (2009), Open Graves (2009), and “Bate’s Motel.”

Movie releases:
1987: Jaws 4: The Revenge
1987: RoboCop

2002: Eight Legged Freaks

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