Monday, May 23, 2011

Gary B's: This Week in Horror History (May 23-29)

Hello everyone, here is this week's installment

May 23:
1980 - The Shining - released theatrically
1986 - Poltergeist II - released theatrically

May 24:
1995 - Tales from the Hood - released theatrically

May 25:
1967 - Poppy Z. Brite (horror author) was born
1979 - Alien - released theatrically
2007 - Bug - released theatrically

May 26:
1913 - Peter Cushing (best known for playing Abraham Van Helsing) was born (d. 1994)
1964 - Caitlin R. Kiernan (horror author) was born
1990 - Friday the 13th: The Series - ends its run on television

May 27:
1911 - Vincent Price (master horror thespian) was born (d. 1993)
1922 - Christopher Lee (master horror thespian) was born
1973 - Night Gallery - ends its run on television
1988 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space - released theatrically

May 28:
nothing notable on this day

May 29:
1912 - John Gilling (Hammer Horror Films director) was born
1953 - Danny Elfman (composer of scores for The Frighteners, Edward Scissorhands) was born
1957 - James Whale (director of many horror films) dies (b. 1889)

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