This Day in Horror History: February 3rd

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This Day in Horror History February 3rd gives us three good reasons to love horror movies!

Pamela Franklin born February 3, 1950

In 1961, Pamela Franklin starred as Flora in The Innocents, the terrifying adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw. Twelve years later, she starred as trance medium Florence Tanner in The Legend of Hell House.

There was just something about those delicate features and large blue eyes that held your gaze when you watched those films and the many others Miss Franklin starred in over the years, and though she crossed into every genre, she never shied away from horror.

Bonus points to anyone who remembers her starring opposite Orson Welles in Necromancy!

Pamela Franklin in The Legend of Hell House

Warwick Davis born February 3, 1970

Warwick Davis has had one prolific career appearing in every sort of genre film you can imagine. Whether it was Ewoks in Return of the Jedi or goblins in Harry Potter, the 3’6″ actor has never shied away from the make-up chair.

He made his way into horror history, however, when he donned the green suit and buckled shoes of the Leprechaun in 1993. He would go on to play the title murderous title character in every sequel embracing the sheer camp of it all.

In the Mouth of Madness released February 3, 1995

Starring Sam Neill and Jurgen Prochnow, In the Mouth of Madness was a horror film of Lovecraftian proportions that left us asking one very important question…

“Do you read Sutter Cane?”

Well…do you?

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Waylon Jordan is a lifelong fan of genre fiction and film especially those with a supernatural element. He firmly believes that horror reflects collective fears of society and can be used as a tool for social change.