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

by on May.23, 2011, under Horror Show Hosts

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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