Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: August 31

Birthdays:

Richard Gere (August 31, 1949), who starred in Primal Fear (1996), Red Corner (1997), The Mothman Prophesies (2002), Unfaithful (2002), Amelia (2009), and The Dinner (2017).

Gere in Primal Fear.

The endlessly talented Dee Bradley Baker (August 31, 1962), who has over 500 acting credits to his name, including “Legends of the Hidden Temple,” “Extreme Ghostbusters,” Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, “Invader Zim,” Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, Doom 3, Destroy All Humans, The Darkness, Jericho, Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead 2, Shadows of the Damned, Fright Night (2011), Rage, Diablo III, Frankenweenie (2012), Evolve, Mortal Kombat X, Ajin, Patient Seven (2016; segment: The Visitant), “Vampirina,” and The Nun (2018).

Zack Ward (August 31, 1970), who played Scut Farkas in A Christmas Story, also starred in “Friday the 13th: The Series” (episode: Vanity’s Mirror), “Forever Knight” (episode: Dark Knight), The Club (1994), “The Outer Limits” (episode: The Human Factor), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), “Charmed,” Hollywood Kills (2006), Dead and Gone (2008), Alone in the Dark II (2008), In the Void (2013), Dark House (2014), Murdered: Soul Suspect, Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014), Don’t Blink (2014), Borgore & Sikdope: Unicorn Zombie Apocalypse (2014), Lab Coats: Life After the Zombie Apocalypse (2015), Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness (2015), The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016), Bethany (2017), and “American Horror Story” (season: Cult). He also starred in and directed Restoration (2016) and “Fallen Cards.”

Ward in “Charmed.”

Movie releases:

1984: C.H.U.D.
2001: Jeeper’s Creepers
2012: The Possession

Horrific history from today:
1888: Jack the Ripper’s first victim (2017)
1932: Police car after shooting (2017)
2010: Manipulated to murder by animal spirits (2017)
1250: The supposed murder of Saint Dominguito del Val (2018)

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