Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: October 26

Birthdays: Jackie Coogan (October 26, 1914 - March 1, 1984), the original Uncle Fester, also starred in Mesa of Lost Women (1953) and The Prey (1984). Coogan in “The Addams Family” Dylan McDermott (October 26, 1961), who starred in “Tales from the Crypt” (episode: This’ll Kill Ya), Wonderland (2003), The Messengers (2007), Mercy (2014), “Stalker,”… Continue reading Today in Horror History: October 26

Australia · Executions · Serial Killers

Australian serial killer hanged

October 26, 1964 Perth, Western Australia Serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke is hanged Cooke terrorized Perth in the early 1960s, randomly targeting his victims, injuring at least 22 and wounding at least 8. His random choice of targets and his random choice of methods of killing contributed to his ability to evade arrest. So random… Continue reading Australian serial killer hanged