Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 13

Birthdays:

Roald Dahl (September 13, 1916 – November 23, 1990), who, along with many children’s classics including Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, wrote several episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories, Skin and Other Stories, Someone Like You, and The Witches. He also wrote and hosted “Tales of the Unexpected.”

Roald Dahl

Ben Savage (September 13, 1980) of “Boy Meets World” fame, starred in Little Monsters (1989), She Woke Up (1992), and “Bones” (episode: The Male in the Mail).

Ben Savage (left) with brother and Little Monsters co-star Fred Savage

Robbie Kay (September 13, 1995), who starred in Hannibal Rising (2007), Báthory: Countess of Blood(2008), Cold Moon (2016), “Sleepy Hollow” (episodes: Sick Burn and Insatiable), and Blood Fest (2018).

Kay in “Sleepy Hollow”

Movie releases:

1991: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
2003: Insidious: Chapter 2

Video game releases:

1993: Mortal Kombat (home consoles, North America)

Television premieres:

2005: Supernatural

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