Oklahoma

Robber killed during shootout, spends next 60 years as a carnival attraction and haunted house prop

October 7, 1911 Osage Hills, Oklahoma Bank robber Elmer McCurdy is killed during a shootout, his body eventually becoming a prop in a haunted house McCurdy and his gang intended to rob a train carrying a $400,000 (roughly $10.5 million in 2018) royalty payment to the Osage Nation, but they attacked the wrong train; the… Continue reading Robber killed during shootout, spends next 60 years as a carnival attraction and haunted house prop

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 7

Birthdays: Dylan Baker (October 7, 1959), who starred in The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988), “Murder One,” The Cell (2000), Along Came a Spider (2001), Hide and Seek (2005), Fido (2006), and Trick ‘r Treat (2007). Baker in Trick ‘r Treat Aaron Ashmore (October 7, 1979), who starred in “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”… Continue reading Today in Horror History: October 7