Born on this day in 1962: Gina Gershon, Best known for her roles in “VooDoo Dawn” and “Demonlover”
Died this day in 1996: Jo Van Fleet, Best known for her roles in “Satan’s School for Girls” and her roles in “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” – “Thriller” and “Inner Sanctum” Jo was 81.
Notable Horror Films released on this day:
1944: The Invisible Man’s Revenge
1989: Damien: The Omen II
1993: Witchcraft V: Dance with the Devil
On this day in Horror History in 1692: The Salem Witch Trials began with the hanging of Bridget Bishop on Gallows Hill just outside of Salem for “certain detestable Arts called witchcraft and Sorceries”. Bridget was found guilty by a special court that convened in Salem where she desperately professed her undying innocence of the charges. Thirteen more women and five men would follow her to the hanging gallows and one additional man was sentenced to death by crushing. Most of these had been condemned on the basis of “witnesses” behavior during the actual proceedings characterized by fits and hallucinations that were argued to have been brought on by the defendants that were on trial.
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