Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 2

Birthdays:

Darin Morgan (September 2, 1948), who wrote episodes for “The X-Files” and “Millennium,” directed “The X-Files” episode Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster and “Millennium” episodes José Chung’s Doomsday Defense and Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me. He also starred in “The X-Files” as Flukeman (episode: The Host) and Eddie Van Blundht (episode: Small Potatoes).

Morgan as Eddie Van Blundht and Flukeman

Keanu Reeves (September 2, 1964), who starred in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), The Watcher (2000), The Gift (2000), Constantine (2005), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), The Neon Demon (2016), and Siberia (2018).

Reeves in The Day the Earth Stood Still

Salma Hayek (September 2, 1966), who starred in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), The Faculty (1998), and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009).

Hayek in From Dusk Till Dawn

Movie releases:

2008: Carnival of the Damned
2011: Apollo 18

Horrific history from today:
1885: The Rock Springs Riot (2017)
1919: Mysterious call points to equally mysterious death (2017)
1938: Man executed for murder/dismemberment of wife (2017)
1983: Child rapists/murderer dies in botched execution (2017)
1906: Man kills girl he was obsessed over, wounds her companion, and kills self (2018)

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