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…

Today in Horror History: August 28

Birthdays:Daniel Stern (August 28, 1957), who starred in C.H.U.D. (1984), Frankenweenie (1984), D.O.A. (1988), Leviathan (1989), Little Monsters (1989), and Otis (2008). Stern in C.H.U.D. Brian Thompson (August 28, 1959), who starred in The Terminator (1984), Cobra (1986), “Werewolf,” Fright Night: Part 2 (1988), Alien Nation (1988), Nightwish (1989), Moon 44 (1990), “Kindred: The Embraced,”…

The Illustrated Police News: an execution; man watches as sharks eat the bodies of his wife and children; man kills children, self after losing job; a bee attack leads to death of woman

The Illustrated Police News Published August 27, 1887 The stories in this issue include: * The execution of Israel Lipski, hanged for the murder of a 6-months-pregnant woman named Miriam Angel who was killed by forcing her to drink aqua fortis (nitric acid). Lipski was found under the bed where Angel’s body rested, with acid…