APRIL 1

BORN ON APRIL 1

1982 – Sam Huntington, starred on “Being Human”, and appeared in “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night”, and “Warehouse 13 (TV Series).”

1981 – Hannah Spearritt, who appears on the TV series “Primeval” and in the film “The Seed of Chucky.”

1980 – Bijou Phillips, who co-starred in “Hostel: Part 2,” the 2007 remake of “The Wizard of Gore” and “Venom.”

1971 – Jessica Collins, has appeared in “Leprechaun 4: In Space”, “Ritual.”

1968 – Traci Lind, appeared in “Werewolf (TV Series)”, “Fright Night Part 2”, “Spellcaster”, “Class of 1999.”

1960 – Jennifer Runyon has appeared in “Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: Revival”, “Carnosaur”, “Ghostbusters”, “To All a Goodnight”.

1959 – Rob Bottin, is a makeup effects artist wizard responsible for creatures in such films as “The Fog”, “Maniac”, “The Howling”, “The Thing”, “Legend”, “Robocop”, “Se7en”.

1883 – Famous silent screen star, the great Lon Chaney, Sr. He appeared in such classics as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Unholy Three”, “London After Midnight”, and many more.

1875 – Famed mystery writer Edgar Wallace, who wrote the story on which the screen play for “King Kong” was based.

 

DIED ON APRIL 1

2009 – Lou Perryman, who appeared in “The Cellar,” “Poltergeist” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,” passed away at the age of 67.

2007 – George Sewell, who appeared in “Invasion: UFO” and “Horror House,” passed away at the age of 82.

2004 – Carrie Snodgress, who starred in the films “Trick or Treats,” “The Forsaken” and “Ed Gein,” passed away at the age of 57.

 

 

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 1

The Strangler (1964)
Deadly Eyes (1982)
The Seventh Sign (1988)
Hyper Space (1989)
Satan’s Schoolgirls (2004)
Dead Birds (2005) – Crossroads Film Festival
Zombie Honeymoon (2005) – Chicago Horror Film Festival
Dead Moon Rising (2007)
Beverly Hills Massacre (2008)
Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (2009)
Monster Beach Party (2009)
One Last Sunset (2010)
House of White Spiders (2010)
Insidious (2010)

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APRIL 2

BORN ON APRIL 2

1984 – Shawn Roberts, appeared in “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” “Diary of the Dead” and “Land of the Dead.”

1979 – Lindy Booth, who appeared in the films “Cry Wolf,” the 2004 remake of “Dawn of the Dead” and “Wrong Turn.”

1949 – Ron Palillo, appeared in “Friday the 13th Part VI; Jason Lives” and “Trees 2: The Root of All Evil.”

1934 – Brian Glover who appeared in the films “An American Werewolf In London,” “Alien 3” & “The Company of Wolves.”

 

DIED ON APRIL 2

2015 – Tom Towles, appeared in “Rob Zombie’s Halloween”, “Grindhouse”, “The Devil’s Rejects”, “House of 1000 Corpses”, “The Borrower”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “Night of the Living Dead”, “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” and more.

2013 – Jess Franco, writer/producer/cinematographer/ director known for such films as “The Awful Dr. Orlof”, “Succubus”, “Count Dracula”, “Vampyros Lesbos”, “The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein”, “A Virgin Among the Living Dead”, “Zombie 5” and hundreds more.

2002 – Henry Slesar, who wrote episodes for several TV series, including “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The Twilight Zone” and the screenplays for the films “Two on a Guillotine” and “Murders In The Rue Morgue” (1971).

2002 – Jack Kruschen, who appeared in the films “Abbott & Costello Go To Mars,” “War of the Worlds” and “Satan’s Cheerleaders”.

1997 – Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer of numerous Godzilla films.

1937 – Edward Laemmle, nephew of Universal founder, Carl Laemmle passed away at the age of 49. He directed many films for Universal studios.

 

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 2

The Return of Dracula (1958)
Evil of Dracula (1975)

The House of Exorcism (1975) – Italy
Dario Argento’s Inferno (1980)

The Last Shark (1981) – Italy
Cat People (1982)
Silent Rage (1982)
The Frightening (2002)
Hellboy (2004)

The Dark – aka “The Descent” (2005) – Philadelphia International Film Festival
The Monster of Phantom Lake (2006) – Faux Film Festival

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APRIL 3

BORN ON APRIL 3

1962 – Jennifer Rubin, who starred in “Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors,” “Bad Dreams” and “Screamers”

1961 – Eddie Murphy, starred in the Wes Craven directed “Vampire in Brooklyn”, “The Nutty Professor”, and “The Haunted Mansion.”

1944 – Mario Bava’s son, Lamberto Bava, director of “Demons” & “Demons 2.”

1939 – Eric Braeden who starred in the films “Colossus The Forbin Project,” “Death Race,’” “Escape From the Planet of the Apes,” and “The Werewolf” episode of “The Night Stalker.”

1926 – Andrew Keir who starred in the films “Quatermass & the Pit,” “Dracula, Prince of Darkness”.

1924 – Marlon Brando, played “Dr. Moreau” in the 1996 version of “The Island of Dr. Moreau”.

 

DIED ON APRIL 3

2006 – Joseph Bernard, who appeared in the films “The Granny,” “Warlock: The Armageddon” and “The Twilight Zone”.

1999 – Writer/director Howard Cohen, whose credit’s include the films “Saturday the 14th,” “The Vampire Hookers”.

1996 – Herk Harvey, the producer/director and star of “Carnival of Souls”.

 

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 3

Mystery on Monster Island (1981)
Primal Fear (1996)
The Butcher Boy (1998) – USA (limited)
Joe Nosferatu: Homeless Vampire (2004)
The Deep Dark Woods: No Witnesses (2004)
The Curse Of El Charro (2005)
Man With the Screaming Brain (2005)
Supercroc (2007)

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APRIL 4

 

BORN ON April 4

1983 – Amanda Righetti, who starred in “Return to the House on Haunted Hill” and the 2009 remake of “Friday the 13th.”

1963 – A. Michael Baldwin, best known for his portrayal of “Mike” in “Phantasm”, “Phantasm II”, “Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead”, “Phantasm IV: Oblivion”, and the upcoming “Phantasm: Ravager.”

1954 – Julie Carmen, best known for portraying “Regine Dandridge” in “Fright Night Part 2″, she has also appeared in “In the Mouth of Madness”, “The Omen (TV Movie)”, “Gargantua (TV Movie)”.

1946 – Craig T. Nelson, in the “Poltergeist” films, also co-starred in the film “The Return of Count Yorga”.

1932 – Anthony Perkins starred in the film Psycho (1960), Psycho II, Psycho III, Psycho IV; “Edge Of Sanity,” playing a cross between “Jack The Ripper” and “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.” Also did a unaired polit of unproduced corny television horror comedy television show called Ghost Writer.

DIED ON April 4

2013 – Roger Ebert, legendary film critic and screenwriter who passed away at the age of 70.

2007 – Writer/producer/director Bob Clark, whose credits include “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things,” “Black Christmas” (1974 & 2006) and “Deathdream”.

2006 – Stunt woman Polly Burson, did the stunts for the serials “The Crimson Ghost,” “The Purple Monster Strikes” and doubled Julie Adams in “The Creature from The Black Lagoon.”

2003 – Anthony Caruso, whose impressive list of film credits include “Phantom of the Rue Morgue,” “Claws” and appearances in such TV series as “The Twilight Zone”.

1999 – Faith Domergue appeared in many films including “This Island Earth,” “It Came From Beneath the Sea,” and “The Atomic Man.”

 

FILMS RELEASED ON April 4

And Soon The Darkness (1970) – NYC
Death Ship (1980) – Canada
Mr. Ice Cream Man (1996)
Dementia (1999)
Satanic (2006)
Death of a Ghost Hunter (2008) – Phoenix Film Festival
Bad Biology (2008) – Philadelphia International Film Festival

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APRIL 5

BORN ON April 5

1986 – Anna Sophia Berglund, appears in “The Taker”, “Unlucky Charms”.

1971 – Krista Allen, who starred in “The Final Destination” (2009), “Alien Presence”, “Feast” and more.

1961 – Lisa Zane, appeared in “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare”, “Terrified.”

1956 – Wrestler Diamond Dallas Page has appeared in “Gallowwalkers”, “Zombie Family (TV Series)”, “Driftwood”, “Hood of Horror”, “The Devil’s Rejects”, and many more.

1941 – Michael Moriarty, who starred in many genre films including “Salem’s Lot 2,” “Troll” and Q: The Winged Serpent (1982).

1926 – Roger Corman, king of the B movies, too many film credits to list but here’s some as Actor: “Sharktopus,” “Scream 3”;  Director: The Raven (1963); Producer (over 120 credits): Scorpius Gigantus (2006),  “Slaughter Studios,” “Sawbones,” “House (1985),” “Piranha (1978),” and “The Evil”.

1917 – Author Robert Bloch, who penned the novel “Psycho,” and wrote the screenplays for the films “The Cabinet of Calagari,” “Strait-Jacket,” “The Skull,” plus countless TV shows such as “Star Trek” and “Boris Karloff’s Thriller.”

1916 – Gregory Peck who starred in “Cape Fear” and “The Omen.”

1908 – Kurt Neumann, who directed “The Fly,” “Kronos”.

1908 – Actress Bette Davis, whose genre films included “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane,” “The Nanny,” and “Burnt Offerings.”

1901 – Melvyn Douglas who appeared in “Ghost Story” and “The Changeling.”

1900 – Spencer Tracy who played “Jekyll/Hyde” in the 1941 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”

DIED ON April 5

2008 – Charlton Heston,  starred in“The Omega Man”, “Soylent Green”, “The Awakening”, “In The Mouth Of Madness” and many more.

2005 – Debralee Scott, who appeared in “The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud” and the the TV movie “Deathmoon.”

2001 – Brother Theodore who appeared in “The ‘burbs,” “Nocturna,” and “Horror of the Blood Monsters”.

 

FILMS RELEASED ON April 5

Theatre of Blood (1973)
Dead Air (1999)
Scream Queen (2003)
Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld (2005)
The Reaping (2007)
Black Devil Doll (2008) – USA (limited)
The Despair (2009)

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APRIL 6

BORN ON APRIL 6

1983 –Diora Baird, who starred in “Stan Helsing,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” and the 2009 remake of “Night of the Demons,” “30 Days of Night: Dark Days,” and more.

1955 – Michael Rooker who starred in “Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer,” “Slither,” “Hypothermia,” and “The Walking Dead.”

 

DIED ON APRIL 6

2015 – James Best, made some genre appearances in “Death Mask”, “The Twilight Zone (TV Series)”, “The Killer Shrews”, “Return of the Killer Shrews.”

2014 – Mickey Rooney, appeared in “Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker”, “Phantom of the Megaplex”, “The Thirsting”.

 

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 6

The Thing From Another World (1951) – USA
I Vampiri – aka Lust of the Vampire (1957) – Turin
The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1966) – Boston
The Ghost In the Invisible Bikini (1966)
Rasputin the Mad Monk (1966)
The Reptile (1966)
Audrey Rose (1977)
The First Power (1990)
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001) – Wisconsin Film Festival
Zombie vs. Mardi Gras (2001) – USA
Grindhouse (2007)
Haunted Forest (2007) – Oxford International Film Festival
Denizen (2010)
Malpractice (2010)
ATM (2012) – USA (limited)

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