Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 17

Birthdays:

Michael McKean (October 17, 1947), who starred in Clue (1985), Hider in the House (1989), Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Radioland Murders (1994), Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997), True Crime (1999), and “The X-Files” (recurring).

McKean (right) in Clue

Mark Gatiss (October 17, 1966), who wrote and hosted A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss and Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss, wrote and starred in “Crooked House,” and starred in Shaun of the Dead (2004), Jekyll (2007), Victor Frankenstein (2015), and “Game of Thrones.”

Gatiss in “Game of Thrones”

Max Irons (October 17, 1985), who starred in Dorian Gray (2009), Red Riding Hood (2011), The Host (2013), Bitter Harvest (2017), and Crooked House (2017).

Irons with Amanda Seyfried in Red Riding Hood

Movie releases:

1991: Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge
1997: I Know What You Did Last Summer
2001: From Hell
2003: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


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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