France

Family of 3 murdered while vacationing

August 4, 1952 Lurs, France Sir Jack Drummond, his wife Anne, and their 10-year-old daughter Elizabeth are killed while vacationing Drummond, a biochemist, had been instrumental in WWII, ensuring nutritional guidelines were met in rations. On the evening of August 4, 1952, the family pulled their car to the side of the road; their bodies… Continue reading Family of 3 murdered while vacationing

Massacres/Mass Murder · Pennsylvania

Man kills 3, injures 9, kills self at fitness club

August 4, 2009 Collier Township, Pennsylvania George Sodini shoots several members at an LA Fitness center, killing 3 and wounding 9 before turning a gun on himself In an online diary, Sodini described the motivation behind the killing as a lack of sex, claiming he hasn’t had a girlfriend since 1984 and had not had… Continue reading Man kills 3, injures 9, kills self at fitness club

Crime Scene Photography · Female Killers · Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden’s father and step mother found bludgeoned to death

August 4, 1892 Fall River, Massachusetts The bodies of Abby and Andrew Borden are found Abby was making a bed in a guest room when her killer attacked. According to evidence, she had been facing her attacker just prior to being struck by a hatchet. The first strike hit the right side of the head… Continue reading Lizzie Borden’s father and step mother found bludgeoned to death

New York · Newspaper clippings

Man stops child’s funeral procession, pulls body from coffin

August 4, 1881 New York A police officer interrupts a child’s funeral procession, breaking open the coffin, and pulling the boy’s corpse out The child, names as Robert Williams by the Harrisburg Daily Independent (Aug 5, 1881), was pulled from the coffin by Jeremiah O’Connor who later identified himself as a police officer. Also according… Continue reading Man stops child’s funeral procession, pulls body from coffin

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 4

Birthdays:Bernard Rose (August 4, 1960), writer and director of Candyman (1992), Snuff-Movie (2005), and Frankenstein (2015), and director of Paperhouse (1988). Andy Hallett (August 4, 1975 - March 29, 2009), whose sadly brief career was mostly spent as Lorne on “Angel.” Cole Sprouse (August 4, 1992), who starred in “The Nightmare Room” (episode: Scareful What… Continue reading Today in Horror History: August 4