Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 20

Birthdays:

Celebrated horror novelist and namesake of the Lovecraftian subgenre, H. P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) has scores of novels and short stories to his credit. Among the most recognized ones are the Cthulhu mythos, “Pickman’s Model,” “The Dunwich Horror,” “Dagon,” “The Colour Out of Space,” and At the Mountains of Madness.

James Marsters (August 20, 1962), who starred in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” House on Haunted Hill (1999), “Angel,” Shadow Puppets (2007), The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008), “Supernatural” (episode: Shut Up, Dr. Phil), “Witches of East End,” and Abruptio (2019).

Misha Collins (August 20, 1974), who starred in “Charmed” (episode: They’re Everywhere), Karla (2006), “Supernatural,” “Divine: The Series.”

Movie releases:

2004: Exorcist: The Beginning
2010: Piranha 3D

True crime stories from today:
1191: Mass Execution During the Crusades (2017)
1672: Brothers Killed, Canibalized in Revolution (2017)
1989: Menendez Murders (graphic) (2017)
1993: FLW: The African warrior (2017)
1982: Man kills 8, injures 3 before being shot, run over by citizens attempting to stop murders (2018)

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