Monster robot kept in refrigerator scares waitress, patrons

August 3, 1960 Rangeley, Maine A man testing his robotic monster in cold-climate conditions in a restaurant’s freezer scares a waitress and 25 patrons The monster was created for a traveling horror show called “Terrors of the Unknown” led by Dr. Evil. The traveling show also featured acts including “The Mummy-King Kong” and a woman…

Today in Horror History: August 3

Birthdays:John Landis (August 3, 1950), who wrote and directed An American Werewolf in London (1981), the “Masters of Horror” episode Deer Woman, and the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” He also co-wrote Clue (1985) and directed Innocent Blood (1992), and the “Masters of Horror” episode Family. John C. McGinley (August 3, 1959), who starred…