Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: November 2

Birthdays: Marisol Nichols (November 2, 1973), who starred in Scream 2 (1997), “The Twilight Zone” (episode: Hunted), “Teen Wolf” (recurring), Cucuy: The Boogieman (2018), and “Riverdale.” Nichols in “Riverdale” Katharine Isabelle (November 2, 1981), who starred in “Goosebumps” (episode: It Came from Beneath the Sink), “The X-Files” (episode: Schizogeny), Disturbing Behavior (1998), Ginger Snaps (2000),… Continue reading Today in Horror History: November 2

Executions · Female Killers · Malaysia · Religion

Three executed for “black magic ritual” murder, dismemberment of politician

November 2, 2001 Selangor, Malaysia Mona Fandey (pictured), her husband Mohamed Nor Affandi Abdul Rahman, and their assistant Juraimi Hassan are hanged for the murder and dismemberment of politician Datuk Mazlan Idris Fandey had been a pop singer before becoming a bomoh, a shaman or folk healer, sometimes erroneously translated as witch doctor. Idris had… Continue reading Three executed for “black magic ritual” murder, dismemberment of politician

Kentucky · Newspaper clippings · School Violence

Man fatally shoots teacher for disciplining brother (1853)

November 2, 1853 Louisville, Kentucky Matthew Flournoy Ward fatally shoots a teacher for punishing his younger brother The day prior to the shooting, Matt Ward’s youngest brother, William, had been reprimanded by his teacher. Professor William H. G. Butler had caught William Ward and another high school student named Al Fisher eating chestnuts and causing… Continue reading Man fatally shoots teacher for disciplining brother (1853)