Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 23

Birthdays:

Vera Miles (August 23, 1929) who starred in The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), Web of Evidence (1959), “The Twilight Zone” (episode: Mirror Image), Psycho (1960), “The Outer Limits” (episode: The Form of Things Unknown), A Howling in the Woods (1971), The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (1974), BrainWaves (1982), Psycho II (1983), and The Initiation (1984).

Chan-wook Park (August 23, 1963), who wrote The Humanist (2001), and The Truth Beneath (2017), and directed Stoker (2013). He also wrote and directed Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Oldboy (2003), Three…Extremes (2004; segment: Cut), Lady Vengeance (2005), and Thirst (2009).

Ruta Gedmintas (August 23, 1983), who starred in The Lost Samaritan (2008), Prowl (2010), The Guilty (2013), The Incident (2015), and “The Strain.”

Movie releases:

1985: Teen Wolf
1991: Dead Again
1996: The Island of Dr. Moreau
2013: The Frozen Ground
2013: You’re Next

Video game releases:

2001: Devil May Cry

True crime stories from today:
1305: The execution of William Wallace (2017)
1931: Unusual Suicide Device (graphic)(2017)
1944: Airplane crash kills 61 including children (2017)
1912: 4-year-old disappears, “found” in another state (2018)

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