Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 24

Birthdays:

Takashi Miike (August 24, 1960), director of dozens of yakuza movies as well as Andromeda (1998), Ley Lines (1999), Audition (1999), “MPD Psycho,” Ichi the Killer (2001), One Missed Call (2003), Three…Extremes (2004; segment: Box), “Masters of Horror” (episode: Imprint), Over Your Dead Body (2014), Yakuza Apocalypse (2015), Blade of the Immortal (2017), JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (2017), and Laplace’s Witch (2018). He also wrote and directed The Great Yokai War (2005) and Lesson of the Evil (2012).

Jared Harris (August 24, 1961), who starred in Natural Born Killers (1994), Lost in Space (1998), The Eternal (1998), The Other Boleyn Girl (2003), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), From Within (2008), The Ward (2010), “Fringe,” The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), Pompeii (2014), The Quiet Ones (2014), Poltergeist (2015), and “The Terror.”

Hideo Kojima (August 24, 1963), acclaimed video game writer and director who wrote and directed the Metal Gear franchise as well as Death Stranding, and directed P.T. (the Playable Teaser for the ill-fated Silent Hills game). He also made a cameo appearance in Azumi (2003).

Movie releases:

1990: Darkman
1990: The Witches
2001: Ghosts of Mars
2012: The Aparition

True crime stories from today:
1st Century AD: The Skinned Saint (2017)
79: The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum (2017)
1349: Cologne Massacre (2017)
1885: 2 children butcher third; man shot by neighbor (2017)
1903: 3 Suicides (2017)
1943: Body fished from river (2017)
2010: 2010 San Fernando Massacre (2017)
1938: Woman gouges eye out with scissors, severs hand with axe after vision from God (2018)

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