Maine · Newspaper clippings

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… Continue reading Monster robot kept in refrigerator scares waitress, patrons

England · Newspaper clippings

Man beats, strangles woman to death to prove himself capable of the “perfect murder”

August 3, 1951 Nottingham, East Highlands, England 19-year-old Herbert Leonard Mills bludgeons and strangles Mabel Tattershaw (47) to prove he could commit a "perfect murder" Mills had met his victim the day before the murder. They scheduled to meet August 3 where Mills led Tattershaw to a secluded area, beat her head repeatedly, strangled her,… Continue reading Man beats, strangles woman to death to prove himself capable of the “perfect murder”

Florida

Woman kills the man who repeatedly raped her, forced her to bear his children

August 3, 1952 Live Oak, Florida Ruby McCullom confronts Dr. C. Leroy Adams in his office and kills him when he refuses to stop assaulting her McCullom shot Adams after she demanded he stop raping her and forcing her to bear his children. According to McCullom, at the time of the shooting, she had a… Continue reading Woman kills the man who repeatedly raped her, forced her to bear his children

Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Religion · Utah

Mother convinces or throws 7 children off 11th floor of hotel before jumping to her death

August 3, 1978 Salt Lake City, Utah Rachel David persuades her 7 children to jump off the 11th floor of their hotel; those who do not willingly jump are thrown off before Rachel jumps to her own death The Davids were a religious family; the family patriarch, Immanuel David, had legally changed his name from… Continue reading Mother convinces or throws 7 children off 11th floor of hotel before jumping to her death

Today in Horror History

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… Continue reading Today in Horror History: August 3