1969 – Michael Sheen, appeared in “Mary Reilly”, “Underworld”, “Underworld: Evolution”, “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”, and more.

1964 – Laura Linney, who starred in “Primal Fear,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and “The Mothman Prophecies.”

1941 – David Selby, who played “Quentin Collins” on the daytime soap opera “Dark Shadows.”

1940 –Dick Warlock, he worked on the films “Jaws”, “Escape From New York”, “Halloween II”, “Ghost Story”, “The Thing”, “Halloween III”, “Christine”, “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning”, “Pumpkinhead” and many, many  more.

1940 – Artist H.R. Giger, who designed the “Alien.”

1906 –John Carradine starred in “House of Dracula,” “House of Frankenstein” and “The Mummy’s Ghost.” He also played the uncredited role of “The Organist” in the 1934 Karloff/Lugosi vehicle “The Black Cat.”



2012 – William Hinzman, best known as the “Graveyard Zombie” in the original “Night of the Living Dead”, he also appeared in “The Crazies”, “Knightriders”, “The Majorettes”, “FleshEater”, “Santa Claws”, “Mimesis” and more.

1991 – Dean Jagger, who starred in the films “Revolt of the Zombies,” “X-The Unknown” and “Alligator.”



Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Cherry 2000 (1987)
The Serpent And The Rainbow (1988)
The Vanishing (1993)
Teenage Zombie House Massacre (2000)
House of the Damned 2008
Night of the Loup Garou (2010)

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February 6


1922 – Patrick Macnee, best known for playing “John Steed” on the TV show “The Avengers.” He appeared in the films “Waxwork,” “The Howling” and “Lobster Man From Mars.”

1917 – Zsa Zsa Gabor, who appeared in the film “Queen of Outer Space.” and played herself in the film “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors.”



2009 – Philip Carey who appeared in the films “Monster” (1979) and the TV movie “Scream of the Wolf,” passed away at the age of 83. He also made appearances on countless TV shows including Boris Karloff’s “Thriller,” “The Bionic Woman” and “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

2006 – Esther Sandoval, who appeared in the film “Creature From The Haunted Sea.”

2002 – Guy Stockwell, who appeared in the films “Burned At The Stake,” “Santa Sangre,” and appeared in TV shows such as “Thriller” and “Land Of The Giants”.

1996 – Guy Madison, who starred in “The Beast From Hollow Mountain.”

1994 – Joseph Cotten, who starred in the films “Lady Frankenstein,” “Latitude Zero” and “The Abominable Dr. Phibes.”



Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968)
Zardoz (1974)
Alien Predator (1986)
Dead of Winter (1987)
Netherworld (1992)
Serial Killer (1996)
The Night Flier (1997)

The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra (2001)
Repossessed (2002)
Incubus (2007)

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1979 – Cerina Vincent, has appeared in “Cabin Fever”, “Murder-Set-Pieces”, “Intermedio”, “It Waits”, “Sasquatch Mountain”, and more.

1975 – The late Brent Chalem, a child actor was known for playing “Horace” in “The Monster Squad.”

1960 – Makeup effects wizard Steve Johnson worked “An American Werewolf in London”, “Night of the Demons”, “Dead Heat”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” and many more.

1960 -James Spader, who starred in the films “Wolf,” “Stargate” and “Jack’s Back.”

1931 – Gloria Talbott, who starred in the films “The Cyclops,” “Daughter of Dr. Jekyll” and “I Married a Monster From Outer Space.”

1929 – Alejandro Jodorowsky, director of the film “Santa Sangre.”



2007 – Fred Mustard Stewart who wrote the novel, “The Mephisto Waltz” and the story for the TV movie “The Norliss Tapes.”

1980 – Katherine Emery, appeared in “The Maze”, “Isle of the Dead” and ” Eyes in the Night.”

1972 – Ottola Nesmith, who appeared in the films “The Wolf Man,” “The Uninvited” and “The Invisible Ghost.”

1968 – Nick Adams, who starred in the films “Monster Zero” with “Godzilla” & “Rodan,” “Die Monster Die” with Boris Karloff, and “Frankenstein Conquers the World.”

1873 – Sheridan Le Fanu, was an Irish poet and author of gothic tales and ghost stories such as “Carmilla”, “Uncle Silas”, and “The House by the Churchyard.”



The Monster Walks (1932)
The Ghost Goes West (1935)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)
The Anniversary (1968)
The Fury of the Wolfman (1972)
Inferno (1980) (Italy & Argentina)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Puppet Master II (1990)
Demon Hunter (2005)
Grizzly Park (2008)

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February 8


1974 – Seth Green, who appeared in the films “Idle Hands,” “Ticks” and the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

1965 – Mathilda May, playing the “Naked Space Vampire” in the Tobe Hooper film “Lifeforce”.

1955 – Ethan Phillips, who appeared in the films “Critters,” “The Shadow,” “The Island” and the TV series’ “Werewolf”.

1949 – Brooke Adams, who co-starred in the films “Shockwaves,” the 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “The Dead Zone.”

1932 – John Williams, film composers of all-time for such films as “Jaws”, “Jurassic Park”, “Harry Potter” and so many more too numerous to list here.



2006 – Akira Ifukube, composer who worked for Japan’s Toho Studios and scored many of their “Godzilla” and other monster films including “Godzilla”, “Rodan”, “The Mysterians”, “King Kong vs. Godzilla”, “Atragon”, “Mothra vs. Godzilla”, “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster” and literally hundreds more. He passed away at the age of 91.



The Beast With Five Fingers (1946)
The Fog (1980)
Alienator (1990)
Shrooms (2007)

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1978 – Fede Alvarez, director of the “Evil Dead” remake.

1974 – Amber Valletta, has appeared in “Dead Silence”, “Premonition”, and “What Lies Beneath.”

1945 – Mia Farrow, who starred in “Rosemary’s Baby,” “See No Evil” and “Supergirl.”

1938 – Fred Williams who portrayed “Jonathan Harker” in the 1970 film, “Count Dracula.”

1928 – Illustrator Frank Frazetta unique work included Marvel, DC, EC comics, horror magazines such as “Creepy,” “Eerie,” “Vampirella,” and album and paperback covers.

1901 – Brian Donlevy, who played in “The Creeping Unknown,” as well as appearing in the films “Gamera” and “Curse of the Fly.”



1996 – Robin Stille, appeared in “Vampire Knights”, “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama”, “The Slumber Party Massacre.”

1995 – David Wayne, appeared in “Night Gallery (TV Series)”, “The Andromeda Strain”, “The Twilight Zone (TV Series)” and many more.

1986 – Make-up artist Ben Nye, whose film work included “Planet of the Apes,” “The Alligator People” and “The Fly.”



The Creeping Flesh 1973
Murder By Decree (1979)
Lobster Man from Mars (1989)
The Haunting of Morella (1990)
Cyborg Cop (1994)
Loch Ness (1996) (UK & Ireland)
Hannibal (2001)
The American Nightmare (2000)
Hannibal Rising (2007)
Bone Eater (2007)
Friday the 13th (2009) (LA premiere)

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1997 – Chloë Grace Moretz, appeared in “The Amityville Horror”, “Wicked Little Things”, “Hallowed Ground”, “The Eye”, “Let Me In”, “Dark Shadows”, “Carrie” and more.

1994 – Makenzie Vega, young actress who has appeared in “X-Men: The Last Stand”, “Sin City” and “Saw.”

1991 – Emma Roberts, appeared in “Scream 4″, “American Horror Story (TV Series)”, “Scream Queens (TV Series)” and more.

1974 – Elizabeth Banks, has appeared in such films as “Slither”, “The Uninvited”, “Spider-Man”, “Spider -Man 2″, and “Spider-Man 3″.

1967 – Laura Dern, who starred in the films “Blue Velvet,” “Haunted Summer, ” “Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic Park III.”

1929 -Composer Jerry Goldsmith, who has scored such films as “Planet of the Apes,” “The Omen” and “Alien.” He also worked on the TV series’ “Thriller” and “The Twilight Zone.”

1929 – Hazel Court, who appeared in the films “The Masque of the Red Death,” the 1963 version of “The Raven,” and “The Curse of Frankenstein.”

1906 – The one and only Creighton Tull, a.k.a. Lon Chaney Jr. He is best known for portraying “Lawrence Talbot” in “The Wolf Man”, The Ghost of Frankenstein”, “The Mummy’s Tomb”, “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man”, “Son of Dracula”, “House of Frankenstein”, “House of Dracula”, and many, many more.



2008 – Roy Scheider, who starred in the films “Jaws,” “Curse of the Living Corpse,” “Dracula II: The Ascension” and “Dracula III: Legacy,” passed away at the age of 75.

2007 – Charles S. Swartz, writer/producer of the films “The Velvet Vampire,” “Terminal Island,” and “Beyond Atlantis,” passed away at the age of 67.

2006 – John Belluso, who has written for TV shows such as “Deadwood” and “The Ghost Whisperer,” passed away at the age of 36.

2006 – David Knapp who appeared in the films “Home A Horror Story” and the TV movie “Something Evil,” passed away at the age of 67.

2000 – Jim Varney, starred in “Ernest Scared Stupid”

1932 – Edgar Wallace, the man who created the story of “King Kong,” and wrote the novel “Dead Eyes of London,” passed away at the age of 56.



Attack of the Crab Monsters/Not of This Earth (1957)
The Night Visitor (1971)
Black Cat 1984 filmed in 1981 as Gatto Negro
The Fly II (1989)
Shallow Grave (1994)
Queen of the Damned (2002)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007)
The Lodger (2009)
The Horde (2009) (France, Belgium, Luxemburg)

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1992 – Taylor Lautner, best known for his role in the “Twilight” series of films.

1985 – Sarah Butler, who appeared in the remake of “I Spit on Your Grave”, and “The Demented”.

1982 – Natalie Dormer, stars in “The Forest”, “Poe”, “Game of Thrones (TV Series)”, and the upcoming “Patient Zero.”

1969 – Jennifer Aniston, best known for her role as “Rachel” on the TV series “Friends.” She starred in the film “Leprechaun.”

1962 – Diane Franklin, who appeared in “Amityville II: The Possession”, and “TerrorVision”

1940 – The creator of the “Monster Mash,” Bobby “Boris” Pickett. When he performed live for the first time, his backing band was unsigned, unknown group called The Beach Boys.

1926 – Leslie Nielsen, who starred in the films “Day of the Animals, “Prom Night,” “Creepshow” and “Forbidden Planet.”

1847 – Inventor Thomas A. Edison, whose film company was the first to commit the story of “Frankenstein” to celluloid.



2006 – Author Peter Benchley, the man who terrified a generation of beach goers who penned the novels “Jaws”, “The Beast,” “The Deep” and Creature,” all of which were made into films, passed away at the age of 65.

2006 – Del Courtney, who appeared in the films “The Hideous Sun Demon” and “It Came From Beneath The Sea” passed away at the age of 95.

2004 – Hugh Cecil, who appeared in “Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell,” “The Rocky Horror Picture show” and the TV series “Blake 7,” passed away at the age of 90.

2002 – Barry Foster, who appeared in the films “Twisted Nerve,” and played “Robert Rusk,” the necktie strangler in “Frenzy,” Passed away at the age of 74.

2000 – Roger Vadim, who directed the films, “Spirits of the Dead” and “Barbarella,” passed away at the age of 72.

1994 – Sorrell Booke, best known for playing “Boss Hog” on the TV series “The Dukes of Hazard,” passed away at the age of 64. He appeared in the films “Fail Safe,” “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Devil Times Five.”

1982 – Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor who appeared as “Dr. Yamane” in the original 1954 “Godzilla.” He also appeared in “Godzilla Raids Again”, “The Mysterians”, “Mothra”, “Gorath”, “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster”, “Kwaidan”, “Frankenstein Conquers the World” and many more. He passed at the age of 76.

1976 – Lee J. Cobb, who played “Lieutenant Kinderman” in the film “The Exorcist” and also appeared in the film “Gorilla at Large,” passed away at the age of 64.

1969 – Michael Reeves, director of “Castle of the Living Dead”, “She Beast”, “The Sorcerers”, “Witchfinder General.” He passed away at the all too young age of 25.



Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
The Last Dinosaur (1977)
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Sphinx (1981)
House of the Dead 2 (2006)