Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 7

Birthdays:

Self-professed demonologist Ed Warren (September 7, 1926 – August 23, 2006), whose psychic research with his wife Lorraine was the inspiration behind The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) and The Conjuring (2013) as well as The Conjuring’s spinoffs Annabelle (2014) and The Nun (2018).

Ed and Lorraine Warren

The legendary Dario Argento (September 7, 1940), who who wrote and directed Deep Red (1975), Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980), Tenebre (1982), Phenomena (aka Creepers; 1985), Opera (1987), Two Evil Eyes (1990; segment: The Black Cat), Trauma (1993), The Stendhal Syndrome (1996), The Phantom of the Opera (1998), Sleepless (2001), The Card Player (2004), Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005), Mother of Tears (2007), Giallo (2009), and Dracula 3D (2012). He also wrote Demons (1985), Demons 2 (1986), The Church (1989), The Sect (1991), and The Wax Mask (1997), and directed “Masters of Horror” (episodes: Jenifer and Pelts).

Dario Argento

Pinhead himself, Doug Bradley (September 7, 1954), who, aside from the Hellraiser series, also starred in Nightbreed (1990), Proteus (1995), Killer Tongue (1996), The Prophesy: Uprising (2005), Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006), The Cottage (2008), Book of Blood (2009), A Vampire’s Tale (2009), Exorcismus (2010), The Reverend (2011), The Inflicted (2012), Deer Crossing (2012), Lucifer’s Unholy Desire (2012), Wrong Turn 5: Blood Lines (2012), Scream Park (2012), and Shame the Devil (2013).

Bradley on the cover of Hellraiser

Movie releases:

2001: Soul Survivor
2007: Hatchet
2012: [REC] 3: Genesis

Video game releases:

2004: Silent Hill 4: The Room (North America)

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