January 13

Born

1989 – Beau Mirchoff, who starred in “The Grudge 3″ and “Scary Movie 4.”

1972 – Nicole Eggert, who appeared in “The Outer Limits (TV Series)”, “The Demolitionist”, and “The Haunting of Morella.”

1968 – Traci Bingham, appeared “Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight.”

1966 – Patrick Dempsey, who appeared in “Scream 3″.

1964 – Penelope Ann Miller, who appeared in the films “The Relic,” and “The Messengers.”

1956 – Dwight H. Little, a well-known writer/director of such projects as “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series)”, “Sleepy Hollow (TV Series)”, “Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Millennium (TV Series)”, “The Phantom of the Opera” (Robert Englund), “Freddy’s Nightmares (TV Series)”, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” and many others.

1950 – John McNaughton, a writer/director known for “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer”, “The Borrower”, “Masters of Horror (TV Series)”, “The Harvest” and more.

1943 – Richard Moll, appeared in the films “Evilspeak,” “Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn,” “House” and “Scary Movie 2”; actually many more.

1938 – Billy Gray, as a child, appeared in the films “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and as a grown up in “Werewolves On Wheels” and “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters.”

1938 – William B. Davis, appeared in “The Dead Zone”, “It (TV Mini-Series)”, “Omen IV: The Awakening”, “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, “The Thaw”, and many more.

1928 – Gregory Walcott who starred in “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” “House II: the Second Story” and appeared in “Ed Wood.”

1918 –Bud Westmore among his many credits “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,” “Creature From the Black Lagoon” and “This Island Earth.”

1918 – Herbert L. Strock, who directed the films “I Was a Teenage Frankenstein,” “Blood of Dracula” and “The Crawling Hand.”

1912 – Paul Birch starred in the films “Not of This Earth,” “The Day the World Ended” and “The Beast With a Million Eyes.”

1907 – Jeff Morrow, appeared in “The Twilight Zone (TV Series)”, “The Giant Claw”, “Kronos”, “The Creature Walks Among Us”, “This Island Earth” and others.

 

Died

2009 – Patrick McGoohan starred in the films “Scanners,”.

2001 – Amando de Ossorio, writer/director of “The Blind Dead 3,” “Malenka” “Tombs of the Blind Dead” and “Return of the Blind Dead,”.

1989 – Joe Spinell, who played the title role in the film “Maniac” and also appeared in “The Last Horror Film”.

 

Films Released

Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Paranoiac (1963)

Two On a Guillotine (1965)

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

DeepStar Six (1989)

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat (1989)

Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

Vampire Sisters (2004)

Mortuary (2005)

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January 14

Born

1988 – Kacey Clarke, appeared in “World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen”, “I Spit on Your Grave 2”, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”, “Lake Placid 3”, and more.

1975 – Jordan Ladd, appeared in “Embrace of the Vampire”, “Cabin Fever”, “Club Dread”, “Madhouse”, “Death Proof”, “Hostel: Part II”, “Grace”, and more.

1974 – Kevin Durand starred in “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed”, “Resident Evil: Retribution”, “The Strain (TV Series)”, “Dark Was the Night.”

1968 –LL Cool J, appeared in the films “Deep Blue Sea,” “Halloween H2O,” and “Mindhunters.”

1945 – Vonetta McGee, starred in “Blacula” and the TV movie “The Norliss Tapes.”

1941 – Faye Dunaway, starred in the film “The Eyes of Laura Mars,”.

1896 – Universal composer Hans J. Salter, “The Invisible Man Returns,” “The Wolf Man” and “House of Frankenstein.”

 

Died

2007 – Tudor Gates, screenwriter for the films “Twins Of Evil,” “Lust For A Vampire” and “The Vampire Lovers”.

2004 – Uta Hagen, co-starred in the film “The Other”.

2004 – Ron O’ Neal, appeared in the films “When A Stranger Calls” (1979), “Death House” and “Puppet Master 5.”

1978 – Marie Blake, was best known for portraying “Grandmama Addams” in “The Addams Family (TV Series).”

1962 – Ernest Thesiger, appeared in, The Old Dark House (1932), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and the film “The Ghoul”.

1957 – Humphrey Bogart, who starred in the film “The Return of Dr. X,” passed away at the age of 57.

 

Films Released

The Dunwich Horror (1970)

Scanners (1981)

Body Snatchers (1993)

Supernova (2000)

The Lodger (2009)

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January 15

Born

1982 – Jana Kaderabkova, is an actress who appeared in “Hostel” and “Hostel: Part II.”

1968 – Chad Lowe, who appeared in the films “The Others” and “Highway To Hell.”

1957 – Mario Van Peebles, who starred in the films “Jaws: The Revenge,” and “Full Eclipse”.

1947 – Andrea Martin, has appeared in both the original “Black Christmas” and the 2006 remake.

1919 – Tod Griffin, who appeared in the films “She Devil” and “She Demons.”

1892 – William Beaudine, who directed the films “The Ape Man,” “Ghosts on the Loose,” “Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla” and “Billy the Kid vs. Dracula.”

1879 – Ernest Thesiger, who starred in “The Old Dark House”, “The Ghoul”, “The Bride of Frankenstein”.

 

Died

2009 – Chuck Gaspar, who did special effects for the movies “Virus,” and both “Ghostbusters”.

1996 – Les Baxter, who composed scores for “Black Sunday” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” passed away at the age of 73.

 

Films Released

The Fatal Hour (1940)
London Blackout Murders (1943)
Return Of The Living Dead Part II (1988)
In Dreams (1999)
Virus (1999)
Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter (2001)
Rats (aka Killer Rats) (2003)
Mean Creek (2004)
Vampire Blvd (2004)
Asylum (2007)
Butcher House (2007) – filmed in 2006
Ghost Hunters: Point Of Contact (2006)
Army of the Dead (2008)
The Attic (2007)
Detention (2010)
The Book of Eli (2010)
Porkchop (2010)

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January 16

Born

1979 – The late Aaliyah, the singer-turned actress starred in “Queen of the Damned”.

1956 – Anders Hove, best known for playing the vampire “Radu” in “Subspecies 1-4” films. He also appeared in “Critters 4” and “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series).”

1950 – Caroline Munro, who appeared in the films “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” “Dr. Phibes Rises Again,” “Dracula A.D. 1972″ and “Flesh For the Beast.”

1948 –John Carpenter known for “Halloween,” “The Thing”, “The Fog”, “Escape From New York”, “Christine”, “Prince of Darkness”, “Ghost of Mars” and “Vampires,” and more, he also composes.

1938 – The Michael Pataki, appeared in “The Andromeda Strain”, “The Return of Count Yorga”, “Grave of the Vampire”, “The Bat People”, “The Invisible Man (TV Series)”, “Dracula’s Dog”, “Dead & Buried”, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers”, and much more.

1918 – Stirling Siliphant, who produced the TV movie “Salem’s Lot” and wrote screenplays for the films “The Village of the Damned” and “The Swarm.”

1901 – Marcel Delgado, who did the visual effects for the films “King Kong,” “Son of Kong,” “War of the Worlds”.

1890 – Karl Freund, who directed the original “Mummy” and cinematographer of “The Golem,” “Metropolis,” the 1920 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” and “Dracula.”

 

Died

2014 – Russell Johnson, appeared in “Monsters (TV Series)”, “The Horror at 37,000 Feet”, “The Outer Limits (TV Series)”, “Twilight Zone (TV Series)”, “Attack of the Crab Monsters”, “It Came from Outer Space” and more.

1993 – Glenn Corbet who starred in “Homicidal”.

1979 – Ted Cassidy, who played “Lurch” on the “Addams Family” TV series.

1981 – Bernard Lee appeared in “Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell.”

 

Films Released

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1912)
The Face Behind the Mask (1941)
Snuff (1975)
Night of the Scarecrow (1995)
Cube (1997)
Fallen (1998)
CanniBallistic! (2002)
Insomnia (2002)
Sweet Insanity (2006)
Die You Zombie Bastards! (2005)
Grim Reaper (2007)
Cloverfield (2008)
My Bloody Valentine (2009)

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January 17

Born

1984 – Kirsty Hill, has appeared in “A Haunted House 2”, “Theatre of the Deranged II”, “An American Werewolf in London XXX Porn Parody” and many more.

1979 – Lowell Dean, director of “Wolfcop” and “13 Eerie.”

1977 – Leigh Whannel, who created the “Saw” franchise and wrote the screenplays for the film “Dead Silence”, “Insidious” and “Insidious: Chapter 2″.

1975 – Freddy Rodriguez, who starred in “Planet Terror,” “Lady in the Water”.

1962 – Jim Carrey, starred in “Once Bitten,” and “The Number 23.”

1942 – Nancy Parsons in the film “Motel Hell.”

1925 – Patricia Owens, appeared in “Ghost Ship” (1952) and the original “Fly.”

1922 – Betty White, in the film “Lake Placid.”

1904 – Patsy Ruth Miller, starred in the 1923 silent version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

1867 – The “Father” of Universal Pictures, Carl Laemmle.

 

Died

2009 – Susanna Foster who co-starred with Claude Raines in the 1943 version of “Phantom of the Opera” and in “The Climax” with Boris Karloff, passed away at the age of 84.

2008 – Edward D. Hoch, a screenwriter for episodes of “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” “Tales of the Unexpected” and “Night Gallery,”.

2006 – James Dean Schulte, a film editor for the movies “The Green Mile,” “Lake Placid” and “Matinee,”.

2005 – Virginia Mayo, who appeared in the film “Castle of Evil” and the TV series “Night Gallery,”.

2005 – Basil Hoskins who appeared in the film “Edge Of Sanity”.

2003 – Richard Crenna, starred in “Devil Dog: The Hound From Hell,” and “The Case of the Hillside Stranglers” and the film Wait Until Dark” (1967).

 

Films Released

Lust for a Vampire (1971)
Troll (1986)
A Gnome Named Gnorm (1990)
Graveyard Alive (2003)

Camp Slaughter (2004)
Haute Tension (2003)
The Haunting of Marsten Manor (2007)

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January 18

Born

1937 – Dick Durock, actor and stuntman known for playing “Swamp Thing” in “Swamp Thing”, “The Return of Swamp Thing” and “Swamp Thing (TV Series).”

1908 – Lilian Bond, who appeared in the films “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Old Dark House” (1932).

1892 – Oliver Hardy, starred in the film “A-Haunting We Will Go,” “The Laurel And Hardy Murder Case” and “The Live Ghost.”

 

Died

2009 – Kathleen Byron, appeared in the films “Craze” and “Twins of Evil,”.

2008 – Lois Nettleton, appeared in “Deadly Blessing,” and many TV shows including “The Twilight Zone,” “Night Gallery” and “The Munsters Today.”

2000 – Frances Drake who appeared in “The Invisible Ray,”.

 

Films Released

Spider Baby (1967)
Blood Simple (1984)
Eve of Destruction (1991)

The Terror Within II (1991)
From Dusk to Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (1999)
Teeth (2007)
Cloverfield (2008)
Monster (2008)
Bikini Frankenstein (2010)
Return To Yucca Flats: Desert Man-Beast (2010)

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January 19

Born

1992 – Logan Lerman, who appeared in the films “The Butterfly Effect,” “The Number 23″.

1974 – Natassia Malthe, who played “Rayne” in “BloodRayne: Deliverance” and “BloodRayne: The Third Reich. She also appeared in “Alone in the Dark 2″ and “Skinwalkers.”

1971 – Shawn Wayans, who starred in “Scary Movie” and “Scary Movie 2.”

1961 – William Ragsdale, star of the films “Fright Night,” “Fright Night 2,” “Frankenstein: The College Years” and “The Reaping.”

1953 – Linda Hayden, is a British actress known for “Old Drac”, “Madhouse”, “Night Watch”, “The Blood on Satan’s Claw”, “Taste the Blood of Dracula”, and more.

1935 – Tippi Hedren, the star of “The Birds,” also appeared in “The Birds II: Land’s End,” and appeared in the TV shows “Tales From The Darkside,”.

1925 – Anthony Eisley, who appeared in “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters,” “The Wasp Woman” and “Dracula vs. Frankenstein.”

1809 – The master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, most famous poem, “The Raven,” based on Charles Dickens’ pet bird, a raven.

 

Died

2014 – Gordon Hessler, director of such films as “Tales of the Haunted”, “Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)”, “Cry of the Banshee”, “Scream and Scream Again”, “The Oblong Box” and more.

2008 – Suzanne Pleshette co-starred in the films “The Power” and “The Birds.”

2006 – Singer Wilson Pickett, at the age of 64. His songs were used in such films as “Fright Night Part 2″ and “Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight.”

2006 – Tony Franciosa, who starred in the films “Web of the Spider,” “Tenebre” and “Death House” (a.k.a. “Zombie Death House).

2005 – Cal Bolder, who appeared in the film “Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter”.

1992 – Glenn Langan title role of “The Amazing Colossal Man,” also in the films “War of the Colossal Beast” and “Women of the Prehistoric Planet.”

 

Films Released

The Lodger (1944)
The Man In Half Moon Street (1945)
The Face of Marble (1946)
Strait-Jacket (1964)
Brain Dead (1990)
Tremors (1990)
Mutant Species (1994)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994)

Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995)
Twilight Vamps (2010)

The Hitcher (2007)