January 27


1984 – Elizabeth Domin, who appeared in the films “Skeleton Key” and “Cry Wolf.”

1964 – Bridget Fonda, appeared in “Frankenstein Unbound”, “Army of Darkness” and “Lake Placid.”

1953 – Horror host Joe Bob Briggs, appeared “The Stand,” and the films “Evil Ever After”.

1936 – Troy Donahue, appeared in “The Monolith Monsters,” “Monster on Campus” and “Dr. Alien.”

1913 – The Michael Ripper, an actor who appeared in “Scars of Dracula”, “Taste the Blood of Dracula”, “Dracula Has Risen from the Grave”, “The Mummy’s Shroud”, “The Reptile”, “The Plague of the Zombies”, “The Mummy”, “Curse of the Werewolf” and many more.



2010 – Zelda Rubinstein, starred in “Poltergeist”, “Poltergeist II: The Other Side”, “Anguish”, “Poltergeist III”, “Teen Witch”, and more.

2009 – Novelist John Updike, who wrote the book “The Witches of Eastwick” on which the film was based.

2005 – Paul A. Partain, who starred in the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” and also appeared in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” and “Race With The Devil”.

1978 – Oskar Homolka, who appeared in the films “Mr. Sardonicus,” “The Invisible Woman” and the 1968 TV version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.


Films Released

Seven Footprints to Satan (1929)
Beast of Blood (1970)
Curse of the Vampires (1971)
The Crucifer (2005)
Dominion (2006)
Blood Monkey (2007)
The Grey (2011)

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January 28


1998 – Ariel Winter, appeared in “One Missed Call”, “Excision”, “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (TV Series)”, “ParaNorman”, and more.

1986 – Adult film star Alexis Texas, has appeared in “An Erotic Tale of Ms. Dracula”, “Bloodlust Zombies”, “Bikini Frankenstein”, and more.

1959 – Writer/director Frank Darabont, credits include “The Green Mile,” ” The Mist,” the 1994 version of “Frankenstein” and the 1988 version of “The Blob” and writer/creator of “The Walking Dead”.

1941 – Joel Crothers, who played “Joe Haskell” on the tv-show “Dark Shadows.”

1933 – Director Jack Hill, whose films include “Track of the Vampire,” “House of Evil” and “Spider Baby.”



2005 – Paul A. Partain, starred in the original “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” as the wheelchair bound “Franklin.” He also appeared in “Race with the Devil” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.”

1993 – John Steadman, appeared in “The Hills Have Eyes”, “Fade to Black”, “Dark Night of the Scarecrow”.

1980 – Director Erle C. Kenton, whose films include “The Ghost of Frankenstein,” “Who Done It?” “House of Frankenstein” and “House of Dracula”.

1959 – Philip Tonge, who appeared in the films “Invisible Invaders,” “Macabre” and “House of Wax”.


Films Released

Phantom Lady (1944)

The Night Walker (1964)
Eye of the Beholder (1999)
Alone In The Dark (2005)
Hide & Seek (2005)
The Rite (2011)
Husk (2011)

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January 29


1986 – Jennifer Churchich starred in Quadrant 9EV9 (2016) and The Sand (2015)

1968 – Bobbie Phillips, has appeared in “Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain”, “Carnival of Souls”.

1954 – Terry Kinney, actor in Don’t Look Down (1998) and Body Snatchers (1993).

1948 – Marc Singer, who starred in Dead Space (1991); Watchers II (1990); High Desert Kill (1989) and the V – TV Series.

1945 – Kathryn Leigh Scott, starred as “Maggie Evans” on the tv-show “Dark Shadows.”

1940 – Astrid Heeren, starred in Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972).

1940 – Katharine Ross, who starred in the films The Stepford Wives (1975); The Legacy (1978) The Swarm (1978) and Donnie Darko (2001).

1915 – Victor Mature, who starred in the film “One Million B.C.”

1909 – Alan Marshall, who appeared in House on Haunted Hill (1959) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)



2004 – Andrew J. Kuehn, the producer/director of the film Terror In The Aisles.

1986 – Leif Erickson starred in “Strait-Jacket,” “I Saw What You Did” and Invaders From Mars (1953).

1976 – Michael Gwynn who appeared in and the Hammer films “Scars of Dracula” and “Revenge of Frankenstein,”.


Films Released

Children of the Damned (1964)
Venom (1981)
Soroity Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)
Lobster Man From Mars (1989)
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
Nemesis (1992)
Matinee (1993)
American Nightmare (2002)
Chupacabra Terror (2005)

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January 30


1990 – Jake Thomas, who appeared in the films “Dinocroc” and “Monster Night.”

1965 – Julie McCullough, appeared in “The Blob”, “The Baby Doll Murders”, “Gila!”, and “Sharknado”.

1959 – Dwier Brown, has appeared in “Red Dragon”, “The Guardian”, “House”, “House II: The Second Story”, and more.

1951 – Charles Dutton, who starred in “Aliens 3,” “Gothika” and “Legion.”

1930 – Gene Hackman, played the “Old Blind hermit” in “Young Frankenstein.”

1911 – Hugh Marlowe who starred in “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “World Without End.”

1910 – James Carreras, the founder of Hammer Films.



1999 – Huntz Hall, who played “Sach” of the Bowery Boys, “Spooks Run Wild” and “Ghosts on the Loose”.

1998 – Ferdy Mayne, starred in “The Fearless Vampire Killers,” “The Vampire Lovers” and “Frightmare”.

1973 – Jack MacGowran, appeared in “The Brain” (1964) and “The Fearless Vampire Killers,” and The Exorcist (1973).


Films Released

The Silent Scream (1980)
The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
Monster In The Closet (1986)
Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
Deep Rising (1998)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)
Monster (2003)
The Temptress (2003)
Freakshow (2007)
Prey (2007)
The Uninvited (2009)

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January 31


1999 – Lily Mo Sheen, who appeared in “Underworld: Evolution.”

1973 – Portia de Rossi, appeared in “Cursed,” “Stigmata” and “Dead and Breakfast.”

1971 – Patricia Velasquez, appeared in The Mummy (1999) “The Mummy Returns” and “Mindhunters.”

1959 – Anthony LaPaglia, who starred in the film “Innocent Blood.

1940 – Jessica Walters, who starred in “Play Misty For Me” and “Vampire.”

1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, in Hitchcock’s “The Birds.”

1929 – Jean Simmons, played in Dark Shadows (1990), and “Howl’s Moving Castle.”

1929 – Andy Milligan, “The Ghastly Ones,” “Bloodthristy Butchers” and “The Rats Are Coming, The Werewolves Are Here.”

1923 – Larry Buchanan, who wrote and directed “Zontar, the Thing From Venus,” “The Eye Creatures” and “Curse of the Swamp Creature.”

1921 –John Agar, starred in “The Brain From Planet Arous,” “Revenge of the Creature” and “Tarantula.”

1911 – Eddie Byrne, who appeared in the films “Jack the Ripper,” “Island of Terror”.



2006 – Moira Shearer, starred in “Peeping Tom”.


Films Released

Phenomena (1985)

Shock ’em Dead (1991)
Killers 2: The Beast (2002)
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Exorcism: The Possession of Gail Bowers (2006)
The Spiderwicke Chronicles (2008)
Creature of Darkness (2009)

The Sleeper (2012)