Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 29

Birthdays:

William Friedkin (August 29, 1935), who directed “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” (episode: Off Season), The Exorcist (1973), “The Twilight Zone” (episode: Nightcrawlers), The Guardian (1990), “Tales from the Crypt” (episode: On a Deadman’s Chest), Jade (1995), Bug (2006), Killer Joe (2011), and The Devil and Father Amorth (2017).

Joel Schumacher (August 29, 1939), who directed The Lost Boys (1987), Flatliners (1990), The Client (1994), A Time to Kill (1996), 8MM (1999), Phone Booth (2002), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Number 23 (2007), Blood Creek (2009), and Trespass (2011).

Tom Six (August 29, 1973), who wrote and directed Human Centipede (2009), Human Centipede II (2011), Human Centipede III (2015), and The Onania Club (2018).

Movie releases:

1980: He Knows You’re Alone
2003: Jeepers Creepers 2
2014: As Above, So Below

Horrific history from today:
1984: Man holds daughter captive under his home for 24 years (2017)
1994: Family murdered by man obsessed with oldest daughter (2017)
2007: Gay man raped, murdered girl to experience sex with a woman (2017)
1987: 32 members of evangelical baptist church found dead following mass murder-suicide (2018)

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