Religion · Spain

The supposed murder of Saint Dominguito del Val

August 31, 1250 Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain 7-year-old Dominguito del Val is allegedly kidnapped, crucified, killed, and dismembered during a ritualistic murder According to legends, with the first recorded recounts dating back to 1583, choirboy Dominguito was abducted by a Jew named Albayuceto. He was then taken to a house where he was crucified and tortured… Continue reading The supposed murder of Saint Dominguito del Val

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 31

Birthdays: Richard Gere (August 31, 1949), who starred in Primal Fear (1996), Red Corner (1997), The Mothman Prophesies (2002), Unfaithful (2002), Amelia (2009), and The Dinner (2017). Gere in Primal Fear. The endlessly talented Dee Bradley Baker (August 31, 1962), who has over 500 acting credits to his name, including “Legends of the Hidden Temple,”… Continue reading Today in Horror History: August 31

Executions · Famous Last Words · Missouri

Man executed for murder of 3 during a robbery gone wrong

August 30, 2000 Missouri Gary Lee Roll is executed for the murders of a woman and her two sons Roll (41) and accomplices David Rhodes (18) and John Browne (21) unsuccessfully attempted to rob a drug dealer’s house on August 8, 1992, but were deterred after hearing a child inside the home cry out as… Continue reading Man executed for murder of 3 during a robbery gone wrong

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 30

Birthdays: Classic horror author Mary Shelley (August 30, 1797), who wrote The Last Man and Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. Brian Yuzna (August 30, 1949), who directed Society (1989), Bride of the Re-Animator (1989), Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990), Return of the Living Dead III (1993), Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (1993; segments: The… Continue reading Today in Horror History: August 30

Religion · South Korea

32 members of evangelical baptist church found dead following mass murder-suicide

August 29, 1987 Yongin, South Korea Thirty two members of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Korea (기독교복음침례회) are found dead following a mass murder-suicide The deceased were found stacked in two piles in the Odaeyang Trading Co.’s attic, bound and gagged. It was determined they had been poisoned or strangled without offering resistance. The victims,… Continue reading 32 members of evangelical baptist church found dead following mass murder-suicide