Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 1

Birthdays:

Yvonne de Carlo (September 1, 1922 – January 8, 2007), who played Lily Munster in “The Munsters.” She also starred in The Power (1968), The Intruder (1975), Satan’s Cheerleaders (1977), Nocturna (1979), Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979), Silent Scream (1979), Play Dead (1983), Vultures (1984), American Gothic (1987), Cellar Dweller (1988), Mirror Mirror (1990), and “Tales from the Crypt” (episode: Death of Some Salesmen).

De Carlo as Lily Munster

Burn Gorman (September 1, 1974), who starred in The Oxford Murders (2008), Walking with the Enemy (2013), “Game of Thrones,” and Crimson Peak (2015), Imperium (2016).

Gorman in Walking with the Enemy

Scott Speedman (September 1, 1975), who starred in “Goosebumps” (episode: Say Cheese and Die), Underworld (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006), Anamorph (2007), The Strangers (2008), Good Neighbors (2010), The Moth Diaries (2011), Out of the Dark (2014), and The Monster (2016).

Speedman in Underworld

Movie releases:

1954: Rear Window
1995: The Prophesy
2006: The Wicker Man

Horrific history from today:
1715: The Sun King Dies Easily (2017)
1939: Bullet exits gunman’s head, shatters glass held by waitress (2017)
1994: Child murdered by teens (2017)
1986: Four people burned alive, a fifth raped and strangled during robbery (2018)

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