On this day in horror…
1914. B-movie director William Castle is born. Castle directed such genre offerings as: House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler, Macabre, 13 Ghosts and Homicidal.
1974 marks the passing of Bud Abbott. Famous for being one half of American comedy duo Abbott and Costello who featured in such films as: Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, Abbott and Costello Meet Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff; and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein starring none other than genre legends Lon Chaney Jr and Bela Lugosi.
1977 sees the birth of Eric Balfour who has starred in horror flicks: Dinoshark, Cell 213 and the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.