Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 16

Birthdays:

Angela Lansbury (October 16, 1925), who starred in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982), and of course “Murder, She Wrote.”

Lansbury in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Tim Robbins (October 16, 1958), who starred in Jacob’s Ladder (1990), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Truth About Charlie (2002), and War of the Worlds (2005). He also directed and wrote the film adaptation for Dead Man Walking (1995).

Robbins in Jacob’s Ladder

Brea Grant (October 16, 1981), who starred in Midnight Movie (2008), Halloween II (2009), Trance (2010), The Perfect Student (2011), “Dexter,” “The Real Housewives of Horror,” The Devil’s Dolls (2016), Smothered (2016), Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival (2016), Beyond the Gates (2016), Dead Awake (2016), A Ghost Story (2017), Dead Night (2017), Bad Apples (2018), All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018), and Sleep No More (2018).

Grant (right) with C. S. Lee in “Dexter”

Movie releases:

1987: Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
1992: Candyman
1998: Bride of Chucky

Have a suggestion? Drop it below in the comments! At this time we are only featuring actors, writers, directors, authors, special effects artists, and/or series creators with at least three horror/thriller/generally spooky credits to their name, or at least one major horror accomplishment. Any and all horror/thriller/spooky movies, books, comics, video games, and TV shows are accepted as long as we can verify their release date.

Note: book/movie release dates are chosen based upon their country of origin; video game release dates reflect the first release of the title.

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