Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 18

Birthdays:

Roman Polanski (August 18, 1933), who wrote and directed The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Tenant (1976), The Ninth Gate (1999), and The Ghost Writer (2010).

Patrick Swayze (August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009), who starred in Red Dawn (1984), Ghost (1990), Letters from a Killer (1998), Donnie Darko (2001), and 11:14 (2003).

Christian Slater (August 18, 1969), who starred in “Tales from the Darkside” (episode: A Case of the Stubborns) as well as Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), Twisted (1986), Heathers (1988), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Hard Rain (1998), Alone in the Dark (2005), Hollow Man II (2006), Igor (2008), The River Murders (2011), Rites of Passage (2012), Playback (2012), and Way of the Wicked (2014).

Movie releases:

1995: Mortal Kombat
2006: Snakes on a Plane

Video game releases:

2009: Wolfenstein (North America)

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