The cast of House on Haunted Hill (1959)

This Day in Horror History January 29th edition features stars from some of the most iconic films of the last century, and one from the new!

Alan Marshal born January 29, 1909

Suave, debonair, precise. These are just a few words to describe the brilliant Alan Marshal, and he brought those qualities to every role he played, even when that role was in a horror film.

If you’re wondering where you’ve seen him before, check out the classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame where he played Phoebus opposite Charles Laughton’s Quasimodo. You can also find him as Dr. David Trent alongside Vincent Price in William Castle’s classic House on Haunted Hill!

Katharine Ross born on January 29, 1940

Katharine Ross may be best known for her role in The Graduate, but it was her appearance as the doomed Joanna Eberhart that marked her spot in horror history.

The film, based on the novel by Ira Levin, and its themes of misogyny and toxic masculinity are all too relevant today, and the ending may just be one of the most chilling I’ve ever seen.

Sam Trammell born on January 29, 1969

Sam Trammell has an easy going style and one of the most charming smiles in television which made him a perfect fit for the role of shapeshifting Sam Merlotte on HBO’s “True Blood”.