Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 20

Birthdays:

Classic monster movie icon Bela Lugosi (October 20, 1882 – August 16, 1956), who starred in The Thirteenth Chair (1929), Dracula (1931), Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), White Zombie (1932), Island of Lost Souls (1932), The Whispering Shadow (1933), Night of Terror (1933), The Black Cat (1934), Mark of the Vampire (1935), The Raven (1935), Murder by Television (1935), Phantom Ship (1935), The Invisible Ray (1936), The Phantom Creeps (1939), Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Gorilla (1939), The Human Monster (1939), Black Friday (1940), The Devil Bat (1940), Invisible Ghost (1941), The Black Cat (1940), Spooks Run Wild (1940), The Wolf Man (1941), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Corpse Vanishes (1942), Night Monster (1942), The Ape Man (1943), Ghosts on the Loose (1943), The Return of the Vampire (1943), Voodoo Man (1944), Return of the Ape Man (1944), One Body Too Many (1944), The Body Snatcher (1945), Zombies on Broadway (1945), Scared to Death (1947), Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Vampire Over London (1952), Bride of the Monster (1955), The Black Sheep (1956), and Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959).

Lugosi in Dracula

Viggo Mortensen (October 20, 1958), who starred in Prison (1987), Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990), The Prophesy (1995), Gimlet (1995), A Perfect Murder (1998), Psycho (1998), and The Road (2009).

Mortensen in The Prophesy

Snoop Dogg (October 20, 1971), who starred in Bones (2001), Hood of Horror (2006), Scary Movie 5 (2013), and Meet the Blacks (2016).

Snoop Dogg in Bones

Movie releases:

1932: The Old Dark House

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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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