Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 17

Birthdays:

Roddy McDowall (September 17, 1928 – October 3, 1998), who starred in over 200 roles including “The Twilight Zone” (episode: People Are Alike All Over), “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” (episodes: The Gentleman Caller and See the Monkey Dance), It! (1967), “Night Gallery” (1969; episode: Pilot; segment: The Cemetery), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), A Taste of Evil (1971), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Legend of Hell House (1973), Embryo (1976), Fright Night (1985), Dead of Winter (1987), Fright Night Part 2 (1988), Shakma (1990), The Evil Inside Me (1993), Dead Man’s Island (1996), and a continually reprising role in the Planet of the Apes franchise.

McDowall in Fright Night

Cassandra Peterson (September 17, 1951), best known as her buxom alter ego, horror movie hostess Elvira.

Peterson as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Ian Whyte (September 17, 1971), who starred AVP: Alien vs Predator (2004), Alien vs Predator: Requiem (2007), Solomon Kane (2009), Outcast (2010), Prometheus (2012), Blood Moon (2014), and “Game of Thrones.”

Whyte as various characters (White Walker, Gregor Clegane (season 2), Dongo, Wun Wun) in “Game of Thrones”

Movie releases:

2010: Devil

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