Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 21

Birthdays:

Patty McCormack (August 21, 1945) who starred in The Bad Seed (1956), Bug (1975), Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988), “Freddy’s Nightmares” (episode Photo Finish), Mommy (1995), Mommy’s Day (1997), Inhabited (2003), The Silvergleam Whistle (2003), Shallow Ground (2004), Left in Darkness (2006), In the Wall (2007), Psycho Hillbilly Cabin Massacre! (2007), and “Supernatural” (episode: Heartbreak).

Richmond Arquette (August 21, 1963), who starred in Se7en (1995), Legion (1998), Scream 3 (2000), The Tripper (2006), Zodiac (2007), Halloween (2007), Project x27 (2010), and Rift (2011).

Alicia Witt (August 21, 1975), who starred in Dune (1984), “Twin Peaks” (1990 and 2017), Liebestraum (1991), Urban Legend (1998), “The Walking Dead” (episodes: Not Tomorrow Yet and The Same Boat), “Supernatural” (episode: Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets), and “The Exorcist.”

Movie releases:

1981: An American Werewolf in London
1998: Blade
2009: Inglorious Basterds
2015: Sinister 2
2015: The Curse of Downers Grove

Video game releases:

2007: Bioshock

True crime stories from today:
1614: Death of the Blood Countess (2017)
1896: Wife-murderer hanged (2017)
1959: FLW: King of killers (2017)
1952: Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self (2018)

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