Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 23

Birthdays:

Sam Raimi (October 23, 1959), who directed The Gift (2000), wrote and directed It’s Murder! (1977), The Evil Dead (1981), Crimewave (1985), Evil Dead II (1987), Darkman (1990), Army of Darkness (1992), and Drag Me to Hell (2009), and co-created “Ash vs Evil Dead.”

Raimi on the set of Evil Dead II

Ryan Reynolds (October 23, 1976), who starred in “The X-Files” (episode: Syzygy), In Cold Blood (1996), “The Outer Limits” (episodes: If These Walls Could Talk; Double Helix; The Origin of Species), Boltneck (2000), Blade: Trinity (2004), The Amityville Horror (2005), Buried (2010), R.I.P.D. (2013), The Voices (2014), and Life (2017).

Reynolds in “The X-Files”

Jessica Stroup (October 23, 1986), who starred in Vampire Bats (2005), Pray for Morning (2006), Left in Darkness (2006), The Hills Have Eyes II (2007), Prom Night (2008), Homecoming (2009), and “The Following.”

Stroup at the Prom Night premiere

Movie releases:

1942: The Mummy’s Tomb
1970: The Wizard of Gore
1992: Dr. Giggles
2009: Saw VI

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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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