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,” The Clovehitch Killer (2018), and “American Horror Story” (seasons: Murder House, Asylum, Apocalypse).

McDermott in “American Horror Story” (Murder House)

Cary Elwes (October 26, 1962), who starred in The Bride (1985), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Kiss the Girls (1997), “The Outer Limits” (episode: Better Luck Next Time), Shadow of the Vampire (2000), “Night Visions” (segment: Quiet Please), “The X-Files” (recurring), Saw (2004), The Riverman (2004), The Alphabet Killer (2008), Psych:9 (2010), Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010), Ghost of New Orleans (2011), Hellgate (2011), Teen Lust (2014), A Haunting in Cawdor (2015), Don’t Sleep (2017), and “Stranger Things.”

Elwes in Saw

Movie releases:

1979: When a Stranger Calls
1984: The Terminator
1990: Graveyard Shift
2012: Silent Hill: Revelation

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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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