January 6


1969 – Norman Reedus, who appeared in the films “Pandorum,” “Messengers 2: The Scarecrows”. Most known for starring as Daryl Dixon on the series “The Walking Dead.”

1930 – Vic Tayback, best known for playing “Mel” on the TV series “Alice.” He also appeared in such films as “Blood and Lace,” “Door-To-Door Maniac” and “Mansion of the Doomed.”

1914 – David Bruce who played the title role of “The Mad Ghoul,” and also appeared in the film “Calling Dr. Death.”

1895 – Tom Fadden who appeared in the 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “Empire of the Ants.”



2003 – Comedian Billy Van, who hosted “The Hilarious House of Frightenstein”.

1977 – Niall MacGinnis, in “Curse of the Demon”, “Island of Terror”, “Torture Garden”.


Films Released

Coma (1978)
Bloodryane (2005)
Hostel (2005)
Midnight Movie (2008)
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Dororo (2007)
Kiss of the Vampire (2009)
The Devil Inside (2012)


January 7


1988 – Haley Bennett, starred in “The Haunting of Molly Hartley.”

1982 – Lauren Cohan, plays “Maggie” on “The Walking Dead”.

1980 – Tom Harper, director of “The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death.”

1971 – Jeremy Renner, who starred in “28 Weeks Later”, “Dahmer”, and “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”.

1964 – Nicolas Cage, who starred in the 2006 remake of “The Wickerman,” “Vampire Kiss”, “Drive Angry”, “Season of the Witch” and Mom and Dad, and recently Mandy.

1956 – David Caruso, appeared in the films “Without Warning” and “Session 9″.

1950 – Erin Gray appeared in the film “Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday” and the TV movie “Ghouls.”

1949 – Steven Williams, has appeared in numerous films and television shows including “House”, “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “The Fear Chamber”, and “Supernatural (TV Series)”.

1943 – Rosemary McNamara, who appeared in the film “The Premonition” and on the original “Dark Shadows” TV series.

1929 – Terry Moore, who starred in the original “Mighty Joe Young,” also appeared in the 1998 version of “Mighty Joe Young,” “A-Haunting We Will Go” and “Death Dimension.”

1928 – William Peter Blatty who wrote the novel, “The Exorcist” on which the film “The Exorcist” was based and the novel “Legion” on which the film “The Exorcist III” was based. He also directed “Exorcist III” and “The Ninth Configuration.”

1912 – Charles Addams, who created the “Addams Family.”

1903 – Alan Napier, appeared in the films “The Mole People,” “The Uninvited” and “The Invisible Man Returns.”



2015 – Rod Taylor, who starred in “The Birds”.

2013 – David R. Ellis, director of such films as “Final Destination 2″, “Snakes on a Plane”, “Asylum”, “The Final Destination”, “Shark Night 3D”.

2009 –Ray Dennis Steckler, a writer, producer, director of some wildly imaginative films including “The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies,” and “The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters.”

2002 – Comedian Avery Schreiber, starred “Saturday the 14th Strikes Back” and “Dracula: Dead and Loving It”.

1988 – Treveor Howard who appeared in “Superman,” “Time After Time” and “The Night Visitor,” passed away at the age of 74.


Films Released

The Phantom Creeps (1939)
The Sentinel (1977)
The Thing Below (2004)
White Noise (2005)
Season of the Witch (2011)


January 8


1981 – Genevieve Padalecki, appeared in “Stephen King’s Dead Zone (TV Series)”, and “Supernatural (TV Series)”.

1980 – Rachel Nichols, who appeared in the 2005 remake of “The Amityville Horror,” “Raze”.

1979 – Sarah Polley, who starred in “Splice” and Dawn of the Dead (2004).

1969 – Ami Dolenz, appeared in “Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings,” “Witchboard II,” “Children of the Night”.

1947 – David Bowie starred in “The Hunger,” and “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me”.

1942 – Yvette Mimieux, appeared in “The Time Machine”, Snowbeast (1977), “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell”.

1926 – Kerwin Matthews, who has starred in the films “Maniac” and “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.”

1923 – Comedian Larry Storch, appeared “Without Warning,” “The Ghostbusters” TV series and “The Vampire” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

1922 – Producer K. Gordon Murray, who was responsible for bringing such classic Mexican horror movies to America as “The Vampire’s Coffin,” “Sampson (El Santo) vs. the Vampire Women” and “The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy.”

1912 – José Ferrer, starred in Covenant (1985); The Being (1983); Bloodtide (1982); Bloody Birthday (1981); The Swarm (1978); The Sentinel (1977); Dracula’s Dog (1977); and Crash! (1976)



2007 –Yvonne De Carlo, who brought “Lily Munster” to life in the Munsters, starred in the movies “American Gothic,” “Cellar Dweller” and “Silent Scream.”

1992 – Anthony Dawson, who appeared in “Dial ‘M’ For Murder” and “Curse of the Werewolf”.

1990 – Comedian Terry-Thomas, who appeared in the films “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” “Dr. Phibes Rises Again” and “The Vault of Horror”.


Films Released

Teenage Monster (1958)
Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)
Evil Toons (1992)
Leprechaun (1993)
Boogeyman 2 (2007)
Witchcraft 13: Blood of the Chosen (2008)
The Horror Vault 2 (2009)
Daybreakers (2009)
WebKam (2010)


January 9


1989 – Nina Dobrev, who plays “Elena Gilbert” on “The Vampire Diaries”, she also starred in “Never Cry Werewolf (TV Movie)” and “The Final Girls”, “The Originals (TV Series).”

1973 – Howard J. Ford, writer and director of “Distant Shadow”, “The Dead” and “The Dead 2.”

1973 – Angela Bettis, who starred as “May” and as “Carrie White” in the 2002 TV version of “Carrie.”

1965 – Joely Richardson, appeared in “Loch Ness”, “Event Horizon”, “The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series)”, and the upcoming “Vampire Academy”.

1956 – Kimberly Beck, is known to genre fans for starring as “Trish” in “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.”

1925 – Lee Van Cleef, who appeared in the films “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,” “It Conquered the World” and “Escape From New York.”

1917 – Herbert Lom, who played the title role in Hammer’s 1962 version of “The Phantom of the Opera.” He also appeared in the films “Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1971 version).



1997 – Comedian Jesse White, who co-starred in the films “The Bad Seed,” “Monster In The Closet” and “The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini.”

1992 – Steve Brodie, appeared in “Frankenstein Island”, “The Giant Spider Invasion”, “Donovan’s Brain”, “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms” and more.

1978 – Character actor, Noble Johnson, who appeared in the films “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Mummy,” “King Kong,” “Son of Kong” and “The Mad Doctor of Market Street”.


Films Released

Alien Terminator (1995)
Autopsy (2009)
Perkins’ 14 (2009)
The Unborn (2009)
Dead Snow (2009)


January 10


1989 – Zuria Vega, starred in The Tenants (2018) and Darker Than Night (2014)

1985 – Alex Meraz, who plays “Paul” in the “Twilight Films” “Eclipse” and “New Moon.”

1980 – Taya Parker, Actress, Beach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills (2016)

1971 – Simon Schwarz, Actor, Friday Night Horror (2012); Teufelsnacht (2011); Anatomy (2000)

1967 – Trini Alvarado, appeared in “The Chair “, “The Frighteners”, and “Fringe (TV Series)”

1961 – Mark Venturini, Actor, passed on at 35 due to leukemia, Mikey (1992); The Return of the Living Dead (1985); Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

1959 – Sherman Augustus, Actor, Thr3e (2006); Virus (1999); Rumpelstiltskin (1995); Camp Fear (1991)

1950 – Bonnie Hellman, actress Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) and worked in Casting Department on Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015)

1949 – Teresa Graves, best known for her TV series’ “Get Christie Love” and “Laugh In.” She appeared in the film “Vampira” a.k.a. “Old Dracula.”

1944 – William Sanderson, who plays “Sheriff Bud Dearborne” on the HBO series “True Blood.” He also appeared as “J.F. Sebastian” in “Blade Runner.”

1942 – Producer/director/writer Walter Hill, whose credits include the “Alien” films and the TV series “Tales From the Crypt.”

1908 – Bernard Lee, actor Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974); Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965); The Brain (1962)

1883 – Francis X. Bushman, who starred The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)



2008 – “Vampira” a.k.a. Maili Nurmi, co-starred in the infamous “Plan 9 From Outer Space”.

1995 – Roy Ashton, a British makeup artist for “The Curse of Frankenstein”, “Horror of Dracula”, “The Mummy”, “The Brides of Dracula”, “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll”, “The Curse of the Werewolf”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Kiss of the Vampire”, “The Evil of Frankenstein” and many more.

1981 – Richard Boone, who starred in the films “I Bury the Living”.


Films Released

The Ghost Goes West (1935)
Black Moon Rising (1986)
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
The Relic (1997)
Meat Clever Love (2008)
Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 (2013)


January 11


1979 – Darren Lynn Bousman, with 50 credits, director of such films as “Saw II”, “Saw III”, “Saw IV”, “Repo! The Genetic Opera”, “Mother’s Day”, “11-11-11″, “The Devil’s Carnival”, “The Barrens”, Tales of Halloween (2015), St. Agatha (2018) and more.

1972 – Amanda Peet, who starred in “Identity,” and “The X-Files: I Want To Believe”.

1969 – Kyle Richards, starred in “Eaten Alive”, “The Car”, “Halloween”, “The Watcher in the Woods”, ”

1963 – Jason Connery, appeared in “Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell,” “Brotherhood of Blood,” and “Alone in the Dark II”.

1945 – Eileen Dietz, appeared in “The Exorcist”, “Planet of the Apes (TV Series)”, “The Clonus Horror”, “Exorcism”, “Creepshow III” and more.

1937 – Felix Silla, who starred as “Cousin Itt” on “The Addams Family (TV Series)”, “She Freak”, “Sssssss”, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”, “The Manitou”, “The Brood”, and more roles.

1930 – The late Rod Taylor, who starred in the films “The Birds,” and “Kaw.”

1928 – Mitchell Ryan, who played the original “Burke Devlin” on “Dark Shadows.”

1923 Jerome Bixby, who penned screenplays for the films “Curse of the Faceless Man,” and “It the Terror From Beyond Space”.

1886 – George Zucco, who starred in the 1939 version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “The Mummy’s Hand”, “House of Frankenstein” and many more.



2007 – Tudor Gates, writer of such films as “Man with Two Faces”, “Danger: Diabolik”, “Barbarella”, “The Vampire Lovers”, “Lust for a Vampire”, “Twins of Evil”, and “Fright”.

2000 – Helena Carter who co-starred in Invaders From Mars (1953).

1978 – Michael Bates, appeared in “Frenzy,”.


Films Released

Berserk! (1967)

The Godsend (1980)
Warlock 1991 filmed in (1989)
Tower of Blood (2005)
Monster From Bikini Beach (2008)


January 12


1987 – Naya Rivera, appeared in “At the Devil’s Door” and “Frankenhood.”

1980 – Vanessa Johansson, appeared in “Shark in Venice”, “The Objective”, “Day of the Dead” remake, and more.

1965 – Rob Zombie, musician and filmmaker, he wrote and directed “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” “Halloween,” “Halloween II,” “The Lords of Salem”, “31” and the animated film “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.”

1960 – Oliver Platt who starred in “Lake Placid,” “Flatliners,” “The Temp”.

1955 – Kirstie Alley, appeared in “The Salem Witch Trails,” the 1995 version of “Village of the Damned”.

1907 – Make-up artist Ben Nye, who has worked on over 300 films in his career, including “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” and The Fly (1958).



2011 – Paul Picerni, character actor who appeared in many films and TV shows including “House of Wax”, “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms”, “The Fearmaker”, “Circle of Fear (TV Series)”, “Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)”.

1976 – “The Queen of Crime,” mystery writer Agatha Christie passed away at the age of 81.


Films Released

Island of Lost Souls (1932)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
Mark of the Gorilla (1950)

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
Plague of the Zombies (1966)
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
One Blood Planet (2001)
Primeval (2007)