This Day in Horror History: February 17th

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This Day in Horror History February 17th has a couple of surprises in store! Read on!

Don Coscarelli born February 17, 1954

Born in Lybia, Don Coscarelli has been the kind of horror/fantasy master who builds franchises. Not only did he give us the Phantasm series and introduce us to Angus Scrimm, but he also introduced us to The Beastmaster. If that isn’t enough for you, check out Bubba Ho-Tep sometime and his episode of the “Masters of Horror” television series titled “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road” was brilliant!

House on Haunted Hill released February 17, 1959

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 60 years since Vincent Price invited five strangers to stay the night in Hill House with the promise of $10,000 each if they survived the night. The film was directed by infamous shock-master William Castle and featured walking skeletons, acid pits, and so much more!

Lou Diamond Phillips born February 17, 1962

Poor Lou Diamond Phillips has never caught a really good break in the horror genre, but that hasn’t stopped him from trying! Whether he’s tracking a killer with the power of resurrection in The First Power or trying to figure out how to stop thousands of crazed flying vermin in Bats, Phillips gives it his all.

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