This was a pretty notable day in music history with first the Debut album from Notorious BIG in 1994 and then in 1996 Tupac Shakur died after being shot 4 times in a drive by.
1958 audiences shrieked with terror as The Blob took over theaters nationwide. Starring a very young Steve McQueen in his first leading role the film was a huge success making a cool $4 Million dollars, after costing just a bit over one hundred thousand to make.
Hellraiser III premiers in the United States September 11, 1992, and marked the first time a film in the franchise was made outside of the United Kingdom.
Released in the US, September 10th 1999, Stir Of Echos, starring Kevin Bacon, ranked third in box office gross and stayed in the top ten for three weeks. It went on to earn almost $24 million dollars worldwide and spawned a sequel.
Happy 60th Birthday to Jeffrey Combs, one of my favorite actors in the genre! He is to HP Lovecraft movies what Vincent Price was to Poe films! His work goes well beyond the Lovecraft adaptations with recurring roles in numerous sci fi tv series, as well a very vast filmography including titles FeardotCom, Parasomnia, The Frightners, Dark House and more recently Would You Rather?.All of which are fantastic films, but he will always hold a very special spot for most fans as The Re-Animator Happy Birthday Mr Combs we wish you many many more sir!
Iconic Mommas Boy, Normans Bates, is released upon the American audience this day back in 1960 with the nationwide release of Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Quick side note Hitchcock and the studios required that Theater staff nationwide did not allow patrons into the film after its start, stating "You wouldn't eat your meat course after your desert at dinner. You will therefore understand why we are so insistent that you enjoy PSYCHO from start to finish, exactly as we intended that it be served..."
Internationally known Parapsychology researcher and one half the team known of as "The Warrens", Edward Warren Miney,(Ed Warren) was born this day in 1926. Ed Warren is known for his work as a demonologist, working alongside his clairvoyant wife Lorraine Warren. Together they worked on such famous cases as Amityville, The Smurl Haunting, and the Perron case and the Snedecker house, all of which went on to be made into movies (The Haunting, The Conjuring and The Haunting in Connecticut),with another now famous case getting ready to be released in the film Annabelle. Ed Warren passed away August 23, 2006 at the age of 76