Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 19

Birthdays:Angus Scrimm (August 19, 1926 - January 9, 2016), who starred in Scream Bloody Murder (1973), the Phantasm franchise, Chopping Mall (1986), Transylvania Twist (1989), Subspecies (1991), Mind Warp (1992), Fatal Frames (1996), Vampirella (1996), Wishmaster (1997), “The Nightmare Room” (episode: Locker 13), Legend of the Phantom Rider (2002), The Off Season (2004), Hollywood Horror… Continue reading Today in Horror History: August 19

Minnesota

Man tarred, feathered for not proving his loyalty to US

August 19, 1918 Luverne, Minnesota John Meints, a farmer of German descent, is tarred, feathered, and run out of town As the end of World War I approached, anti-German sentiments flared. German-language newspapers closed when advertisers pulled their ads. Thousands of Americans of German descent and German immigrants were accused of being spies and forced… Continue reading Man tarred, feathered for not proving his loyalty to US