FEBRUARY 19

BORN

1993 – Victoria Justice, has appeared in “Fun Size”, “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (TV Movie)”, “Eye Candy (TV Series).”

1985 – Arielle Kebbel, who starred in “Vampires Suck,” “The Grudge 2″ and “The Uninvited” (2009).

1967 – Benicio Del Toro, who played the title role in the 2010 remake of “The Wolf Man” and co-starred in the film “Sin City.”

1955 – Jeff Daniels, who starred in the films “Arachnophobia” and the 1999 remake of “My Favorite Martian.”

1951 – Stephen Nichols, has appeared in “House” and “Witchboard”.

1944 – Donald Glut who directed the film “The Vampire Hunters Club,” and wrote and directed “Dinosaur Valley Girls”, “Mummy’s Kiss and Tales of Frankenstein (2018).”

1893 – One of the greatest character actors of all time, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, who appeared in the films “The Invisible Man Returns,” “The Ghost of Frankenstein” and the 1939 version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

 

DIED

2007 – Janet Blair who starred in the film “Burn, Witch Burn”.

2006 – James Hardiman, who penned the novel “The House Where Evil Dwells”.

1990 – Michael Powell, directed the cult film “Peeping Tom”, “The Tales of Hoffmann.”

1956 – Tod Slaughter, who portrayed “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” in the 30’s and 40’s.

 

FILMS RELEASED

Mark of the Devil (1970) – Germany
Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks (1974) – Italy
Army of Darkness (1993)
The Ghosts of Edendale (2003)
Dead Things (2005)
Black Water (2007)
Catacombs (2007)
Attack of the Vegan Zombies! (2010)
Shutter Island (2010)

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FEBRUARY 20

BORN

1987 – Cortney Palm, appeared in “Hellevator Man”, “The Purge: Anarchy”, “Demon Legacy”, “Zombeavers”, “Alien Rising”, “Silent Night”, “Sushi Girl”, “Seance: The Summoning”, “Lost Soul” and more.

1978 – Lauren Ambrose, who starred in “Psycho Beach Party.”

1978 – Jay Hernandez, who starred in “Hostel,” “Hostel 2″ and “Quarantine.”

1967 – Lili Taylor, has appeared in “Monsters (TV Series)”, “The Addiction”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “The Haunting”, “Hemlock Grove (TV Series)” and “The Conjuring”.

1954 – Anthony Head, who portrayed “Rupert Giles” on the TV series “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” He starred in “Repo: A Genetic Opera,” and made an appearance in the film “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.”

1951 – Edward Albert who starred in the movies “The House Where Evil Dwells,” “Galaxy of Terror” and “Mimic II.”

1945 – Brion James, who starred in the films “The Horror Show,” “The Fifth Element” and “Scanner Cop.”

1926 – The Richard Matheson, legendary writer of many films and TV shows such as “Pit and the Pendulum”, “I Am Legend”, “Twilight Zone (TV Series)”, “The Devil Rides Out”, “Duel”, “The Night Stalker”, “The Night Strangler” and many more.

1904 – Bramwell Fletcher, “The Mummy” appeared in the film “The Undying Monster

1885 – Roland West, who directed the 1926 version of “The Bat,” “The Bat Whispers” and “The Monster” starring Lon Chaney Sr.

 

DIED

2009 – Robert Quarry, who played the title roles in the films “Count Yorga, Vampire,” “The Return of Count Yorga” and “The Deathmaster,” “Dr. Phibes Rises Again,” “Sugar Hill” and “Madhouse.”

2005 – Sandra Dee who starred in the film “The Dunwich Horror,” and appeared in TV shows such as “Night Gallery” and “The Sixth Sense”.

2001 – Rosemary DeCamp, who starred in the original version of “13 Ghosts”.

1992 – Dick York,  starred in “Twilight Zone” episode “A Penny For Your Thoughts,” the “Thriller” episode “The Incredible Doktor Markesan” and in six episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

1936 – Max Schreck, best known for portraying the rat faced vampire “Nosferatu” in the horror classic.

 

FILMS RELEASED

Freaks (1932)
Reptilicus (1961)
Dead Mary (2007)

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FEBRUARY 21

BORN

1989 – Scout-Taylor Compton who starred in Rob Zombie’s “Halloween,” & “Halloween II,” “Wicked Little Things”, “April Fool’s day” (2008), “7500”, “247°F”.

1979 – Jennifer Love Hewitt, who starred in “Munchie,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer”.

1961 – Christopher Atkins, who appeared in the films “Beaks: The Movie,” “Dracula Rising” and “The 13th Child: Legend of the Jersey Devil.”

1958 – Kim Coates, appeared in the genre with “Resident Evil: Afterlife”, “Blood: A Butcher’s Tale”, “Skinwalkers”, “Silent Hill”, “Innocent Blood”, “The Amityville Curse” and many more.

1953 – William Petersen, starred in the film “Manhunter” and the TV movie “The Beast.”

1950 – Larry Drake, who starred in the TV movie “Dark Night of the Scarecrow,” “Darkman,” “Darkman II: The Return of Durant” and played the title role in “Dr. Giggles.”

1946 – Alan Rickman appeared in “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.””

 

DIED

2008 – Ben Chapman, the actor was best known for playing “The Gill Man” on land in “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.

2003 – Julie Mitchum, who appeared in the original “House On Haunted Hill”.

2002 – Harold Pruett, who appeared in the films “Embrace Of The Vampire” and “Spellcaster”.

1993 – Harvey Kurtzman, wrote the screenplay for the movie “Mad Monster Party.”

1985 – Louis Hayward, who played the title role of “The Son of Dr. Jekyll,” and “Terror in the Wax Museum.”

1967 – Charles Beaumont, who wrote for the TV series’ “Thriller,” “The Twilight Zone,” and the screenplays for the films “Queen of Outer Space,” “The Haunted Palace” and “Masque of the Red Death”.

 

FILMS RELEASED

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
Voodoo Man (1944)
The Power (1968)

The Seduction (1982) – Japan
The Hitcher (1986)
Lost Highway (1997)
.com For Murder (2002)

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FEBRUARY 22

BORN

1975 – Drew Barrymore, granddaughter of John Barrymore, who starred in the films “Altered States” and “Firestarter,” and Scream (1996).

1969 – Thomas Jane, who starred in “The Mist,” “Dreamcatcher,” “Deep Blue Sea”.

1968 – Jeri Ryan, who starred in the film “Dracula 2000.”

1944 – Jonathan Demme, who directed the multi Academy Award winning “The Silence of the Lambs.”

1936 – Karin Dor, who appeared in the films “The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism,” “Assignment Terror”.

1899 – Dwight Frye, who played “Renfield” in “Dracula,” “Fritz” in “Frankenstein” and “Karl” in “Bride of Frankenstein,” as well as many other character film roles.

 

DIED

2005 – Simone Simon, who starred in “Cat People” and “Curse Of The Cat People”.

1995 – Ed Flanders, appeared in “The Exorcist III”, “Salem’s Lot (TV Movie)”, “The Legend of Lizzie Borden.”

1994 – Barry Warren, he played in “Frankenstein Created Woman”, “The Devil-Ship Pirates”, “The Kiss of the Vampire.”

1987 – Andy Warhol, who produced “Flesh For Frankenstein” and “Blood For Dracula.”

1977 – Edith Barrett, appeared in “The Ghost Ship”, “I Walked with a Zombie.”

 

FILMS RELEASED

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
Queen Of The Damned (2002)
Madhouse (2004)
Cube Zero (2004)
Way of the Vampire (2005)
The Evil One (2005)
Reel Zombies (2009) – Nevermore Film Festival

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FEBRUARY 23

BORN

1994 – Dakota Fanning, starred in “Hide and Seek,” “the 2005 remake of “War of the Worlds” and provided the voice of “Coraline.”

1944 – Musician Johnny Winter, who wrote the song “Frankenstein (was the number song in May of 1973)”.

1939 – Peter Fonda, starred in the films “Spirits of the Dead,” “Race With the Devil,” “Nadja,” and “Ghost Rider.”

1938 – Paul Morrissey, who directed Andy Warhol’s “Flesh For Frankenstein” and “Blood For Dracula.”

1915 – Jon Hall, who starred in the films “The Invisible Man’s Revenge” and “Beach Girls and the Monster.” He directed “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters.”

1904 – Director Terence Fisher, “Curse of Frankenstein,” “Horror of Dracula” and “Curse of the Werewolf.”

1883 – Victor Fleming who directed the 1941 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.

 

DIED

2015 – Ben Woolf, who appeared in “Tales of Halloween”, “American Horror Story (TV Series)”, “Haunting Charles Manson”, “Unlucky Charms”, “Insidious.”

2009 – Laurence Payne, who appeared in the films “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “Vampire Circus” and “The Trollenberg Terror” (a.k.a. “The Crawling Eye”).

1993 – Phillip Terry, who appeared in “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters”, “The Leech Woman” and “The Monster and the Girl.”

 

FILMS RELEASED

The Bride and the Beast (1958)
From Beyond The Grave 1974) – (UK
Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
Teenage Exorcist (1991)
Carnosaur 2 (1995)
Mary Reilly (1996)
The Number 23 (2007)
Organizm (2008)

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FEBRUARY 24

BORN

1966 – Billy Zane, who appeared in “Critters”, “Dead Calm”, “Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight”, “Vlad”, “BloodRayne”, and “The Ghost of Goodnight Lane”.

1962 – Adult film actress Teri Weigel, she appeared in “Innocent Blood”, “Predator 2”, “Night Visitor”, “Bloody Pom Poms.”

1951 – Helen Shaver, appeared in “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, “The Craft”, “Tremors II: Aftershocks”, “The Believers” and more.

1945 – Barry Bostwick, who appeared in the original “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, “Project: Metalbeast”, “Some Guy Who Kills People”, “Tales of Halloween” and more.

1938 – James Farentino, who appeared in the film “Dead & Buried.”

 

DIED

2014 – Actor/writer/director and comedy genius Harold Ramis, we worked or appeared in “Ghostbusters”, “Ghostbusters II” and many more.

2006 – Don Knotts, appeared in the film “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”.

2006 – Dennis Weaver, who starred in Steven Spielberg’s first film “Duel”.

2007 – Bruce Bennett, who appeared in “The Man with Nine Lives”, “Before I Hang”, “The Spook Speaks”, “The Cosmic Man”, “The Alligator People”.

1998 – Milicent Patrick designed the look of the “Gill man” in “Creature From the Black Lagoon”.

1967 – Franz Waxman, composer of music for such films as “The Bride of Frankenstein”, “The Invisible Ray”, “The Devil-Doll”, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”.

 

FILMS RELEASED

The Toxic Avenger Part 2 (1989)
Frostbitten (2006)

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FEBRUARY 25

BORN

1997 – Isabelle Fuhrman, starred in “Orphan”, “Children of the Corn (TV Movie)”.

1979 – Tawny Amber Young, has appeared in “Axe to Grind”, “House of Manson”, “Dead Sea”, “Femme Fatales (TV Series)”, “Nude Nuns with Big Guns” and more.

1966 – Nancy O’Dell, is a real-life news reporter who has appeared in “Scream 2,3,4, and more.

1966 – Téa Leoni, has appeared in “Jurassic Park III”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Deep Impact” and more.

1966 – Samantha Phillips, has appeared in “Phantasm II”, “Dollman”, “Sex Files: Erotic Possessions”, “The Bare Wench Project 2: Scared Topless”, “Cheerleader Massacre”, and more.

1959 – James C. Burns, who appeared in the films “Lake Dead,” “Transformers” and the TV movie “Dinocroc vs Supergator.”

1950 – Neil Jordan, director of such films as “The Company of Wolves”, “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles”, and “Byzantium.”

1938 – Diane Baker, who appeared in “Strait-Jacket” and “The Silence of the Lambs.”

1929 – Christopher George, who starred in the films “Pieces,” “Gates of Hell”, “Day of the Animals”, “Grizzly”, and “Mortuary.”

1914 – Caroll Borland, who played “Luna” alongside Bela Lugosi, in the film “Mark of the Vampire,” appeared in the Fred Olen Ray films “Scalps” and “Biohazard.”

 

DIED

2006 – “Carl Kolchak” himself, Darren McGavin, passed away at the age of 83. He starred in the TV movies, “The Night Stalker” and “The Night Strangler,” as well as the subsequent series” Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

1993 – Eddie Constantine, who played “It Lives Again.”

1977 – Patricia Haines, appeared in “Virgin Witch”, “Blood Beast from Outer Space”, “The Hooded Terror” and more.

 

FILMS RELEASED

Tentacles (1977) – Italy
Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996)
Vampire Journals (1997)
Cursed (2005)

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FEBRUARY 26

BORN

1986 – Teresa Palmer, who starred in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “I am Number 4″, “The Grudge 2″, and “Warm Bodies.”

1985 – Shiloh Fernandez, appeared in “Deadgirl”, “Red Riding Hood”, and “Evil Dead.”

1977 – James Wan is a writer and director of such films as “Saw”, “Dead Silence”, “Insidious”, “Insidious: Chapter 2″ and “The Conjuring.”

1968 – Ed Quinn, who starred in “Starship Troopers 2,” “House of the Dead 2″.

1964 – Mark Dacascos, has appeared in “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)”, “Crying Freeman”, “The Island of Dr. Moreau”, “Brotherhood of the Wolf”, “Wolvesbayne.”

1950 – Don Shanks, who played “Michael Myers” in “Halloween 5,” and appeared in the films “Urban Legends 3: Bloody Mary” and “The Crow: Salvation.”

1933 – Comedian Godfrey Cambridge, who starred in the film “Son of the Blob” a.k.a. “Beware the Blob.”

1921 – Clarice Blackburn, who played “Mrs. Johnson” on the daytime nightmare soap opera “Dark Shadows.”

1920 – Michael Pate, who starred in the film “Curse of the Undead” and appeared in “The Tower of London” (1962) and “Howling II.”

1918 – Theodore Sturgeon, who wrote for 80’s version of “The Twilight Zone,” the TV movie “Killdozer.”

1914 – Robert Alda, appeared in “The Beast With Five Fingers,” “The Devil’s Hand” and “The House of Exorcism.”

1887 – William Frawley, appeared in “Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man.”

 

DIED

2004- Harry Bartell who made appearances on the TV shows “The Veil,” “Boris Karloff’s Thriller” and “The Twilight Zone”.

2002 – Character actor Lawrence Tierney, who appeared in the films “The Ghost Ship” (43), “The Prowler” and “Silver Bullet”.

1995 – Producer/director Jack Clayton, directed “The Innocents” and “Something Wicked this Way Comes.”

 

FILMS RELEASED

The Uninvited (1944)
Twisted Nerve (1968)
Evilspeak (1981)
The Mangler 2 (2002)
Bikini Party Massacre (2002)
The Crazies (2010)

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FEBRUARY 27

BORN

1983 – Kate Mara, has appeared in “Urban Legends: Bloody Mary”, “Iron Man 2″, and “American Horror Story (TV Series).

1968 – Gary J. Tunnicliffe worked on “She-Wolf of London (TV Series)”, “Candyman”, “Wishmaster”, “Dracula 2000”, “Halloween: Resurrection”, “Feast”, “Animal” and too many more to mention.

1964 – John Pyper-Ferguson, appeared in “Wolves”, “The Remaining”, Fear Itself (TV Series)”, “Night Stalker (TV Series)”, “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, “Millennium (TV Series)”, “The X-Files (TV Series)” and many more.

1962 – Adam Baldwin, who appeared in the films “Predator 2,” and “Thirst”.

1957 – Timothy Spall, who appeared in “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, “Love Bite.”

1940 – Howard Hesseman, appeared in “Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo.”

1930 – Gordon Ross, brother of Marion, who appeared in the films “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” and “Deep Space”

1910 – Joan Bennett, who played “Elizabeth Collins Stoddard” on the daytime horror soap opera “Dark Shadows” she appeared in “Suspiria,” “House of Dark Shadows” and the TV movie, “This House Possessed.”

 

DIED

2015 – Leonard Nimoy, appeared in “The Halloween Tree (TV Movie)”, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, “Night Gallery (TV Series)”, “The Outer Limits (TV Series)”, “The Twilight Zone (TV Series)”, “The Brain Eaters”, “Them!” and many more.

2009 – John Alvin, who appeared in the film “The Beast With Five Fingers,” “Thriller,” “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” and “The Munsters.”

1998 – J.T. Walsh, he appeared in “Misery”, “Needful Things”, “Outbreak”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Dark Skies (TV Series)” and more.

1995 – Tony Fields, has appeared in “Monsters (TV Series)”, “Werewolf (TV Series)”, “Trick or Treat.”

1977 – Allison Hayes, who starred in the films “Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman,” “The Hypnotic Eye” and “The Zombies of Mora Tau”.

 

FILMS RELEASED

The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)
The Hypnotic Eye (1960)

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) – Milan
Burial Ground (1981)
Gothic (1986) – UK
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors (1987)
Unspeakable (2002)
Club Dread (2004)
Twisted (2004)
The Legend of Bloody Jack (2007)
Chainsaw Sally (2007)
Vegas Vampires (2007)

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FEBRUARY 28

BORN

1991 – Sarah Bolger, has appeared in “The Lazarus Effect”.

1989 – Jennie Jacques, appeared in “Truth or Die”, “The Other Side”, “Demons Never Die”, “Cherry Tree Lane”.

1984 – Noureen DeWulf, has appeared in “Pulse 2: Afterlife” and “Pulse 3”, “Killer Pad.”

1976 – Ali Larter, who co-starred in the films “Final Destination 1 & 2,” “Resident Evil: Extinction”, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”, “House on Haunted Hill” (1999) .

1969 – Robert Sean Leonard, starred in the film “My Best Friend Is a Vampire.”

1961 – Rae Dawn Chong, starred in the films “Tales From the Darkside: The Movie” and “The Borrower.”

1923 – Charles Durning, who has appeared in such films as “Sisters,” “The Fury” and the TV movie “Dark Night of the Scarecrow.”

 

DIED

1993 – Toho director, Ishirô Honda, who directed the original “Godzilla,” “War of the Gargantuas,” “Rodan,” “Mothra” and “Ghidrah, the Three Headed Monster”.

1987 – Joan Greenwood who appeared in “Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)”, “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, “The Uncanny”, “Mysterious Island.”

1973 – Cecil Kellaway, who appeared in the films “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,” “The Mummy’s Hand” and “Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte”.

1916 – Henry James, author for his horror novella “The Turn of the Screw.”

 

FILMS RELEASED

The Monster and the Girl (1941)
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)
Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (1972)
House (1985)
The Gate II: Trespassers (1992)
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
Tromeo and Juliet (1996)
The Visitation (2006)
Sublime (2007) – Cinequest Film Festival

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