Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: November 15

(Updated periodically) Birthdays: Yaphet Kotto (November 15, 1939), who starred in “Night Gallery” (segment: The Messiah on Mott Street), Alien (1979), The Running Man (1987), The Jigsaw Murders (1989), Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), “Homicide: Life on the Streets,” and The Puppet Masters (1994). Kotto in Alien Jonny Lee Miller (November 15, 1972), who… Continue reading Today in Horror History: November 15

New York

Man and woman beaten with axe, man continues morning routine before dying

November 15, 2004 Delmar, New York Peter and Joan Porco are found after being bludgeoned with an axe as they sleep Peter Porco was discovered dead from massive blunt head trauma at his front door. Blood evidence left at the scene showed that, despite having 16 major wounds to his face and head including a… Continue reading Man and woman beaten with axe, man continues morning routine before dying

Kansas

The Clutter Family Murders, the inspiration behind the novel In Cold Blood

November 15, 1959 Holcomb, Kansas Richard “Dick” Hickock and Perry Smith break into the Clutter home and kill the family’s mother, father, and two teenaged children Hickock and Smith had been serving time for unrelated offenses when they heard from a fellow inmate, former Clutter farmhand Floyd Wells, that Herb Clutter had a safe filled… Continue reading The Clutter Family Murders, the inspiration behind the novel In Cold Blood