Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 4

Birthdays:

Reggie Nalder (September 4, 1907 – November 19, 1991), who starred in Mark of the Devil (1970), Mark of the Devil Part II (1973), The Dead Don’t Die (1975), Dracula’s Dog (1977), Dracula Sucks (1978), and Salem’s Lot (1979).

Nalder in Salem’s Lot

The iconic Michael Berryman (September 4, 1948), who starred in The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Deadly Blessing (1981), Invitation to Hell (1984), The Hills Have Eyes (1984), Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988), Haunting Fear (1990), Evil Spirits (1990), “Tales from the Crypt” (episode: The Reluctant Vampire), Teenage Exorcist (1991), Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies (1992), “The X-Files” (episode: Revelations), The Devil’s Rejects (2005), The Absence of Light (2006), Fallen Angels (2006), Penny Dreadful (2006), Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007), The Haunted Casino (2007), Brutal (2007), Smash Cut (2009), Outrage: Born in Terror (2009), Necrosis (2009), The Tenant (2010), Satan Hates You (2010), Mask Maker (2011), Below Zero (2011), Beg (2011), The Family (2011), The Lords of Salem (2012), Self Storage (2013), “Deadtime Stories” (episode: Invasion of the Appleheads), Army of the Damned (2013), Erebus (2014), Kill or be Killed (2015), Smothered (2016), The Evil Within (2017), Death House (2017), “Z Nation,” Hell’s Kitty (2018), and Shed of the Dead (2018).

Berryman from the cover of The Hills Have Eyes

Wes Bentley (September 4, 1978), who starred in Soul Survivors (2001), Ghostrider (2007), The Perfect Witness (aka The Ungodley; 2007), P2 (2007), The Tomb (2009), Jonah Hex (2010), Underworld Awakening (2012), The Hunger Games (2012), and “American Horror Story” (seasons: Freak Show, Hotel, Roanoke).

Bentley in “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

Movie releases:

1984: From a Whisper to a Scream (aka The Offspring)
2007: Unholy
2009: Carriers

Horrific history from today:
1959: Fictional History: Stand By Me (2017)
1986: Serial killer killed during home invasion (2017)
1989: Mother, daughters found brutally murdered (2017)
2013: Spring High School stabbing (2017)
1931: Man executed for robbery and murder goes to death smiling and waving (2018)

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