APRIL 14

BORN ON APRIL 14

1996 – Abigail Breslin, has starred in “Signs”, “Zombieland”, “Haunter”, “The Call”, “Maggie”, “Final Girls” and “Scream Queens (TV Series).”

1977 – Sarah Michelle Gellar, her films have included “Scream 2,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Scooby Doo 1 & 2″ and “The Grudge 1 & 2.”

1976 – Samuel Child who co-starred in “The Hamiltons” and “April Fools Day” (2008).

1968 – Anthony Michael Hall, who starred in the films “Edward Scissorhands,” “Weird Science” and the TV series “The Dead Zone.”

1936 – Kenneth Mars who appeared “Young Frankenstein,” “Full Moon High,” as well as doing voice overs for “Scooby Doo.”

1930 – Bradford Dillman who starred in the films “The Mephisto Waltz,” and “Piranha.”

1925 – Rod Steiger who starred in “The Amityville Horror,” and “Mars Attacks.”

1917 – Valerie Hobson, who appeared in “Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” and “Werewolf of London.”

1906 – Henry Freulich, who was Cinematographer on “Son of Dr. Jekyll,” “It Came From Beneath the Sea,” and the television show “Thriller” hosted by Boris Karloff.

1904 – Sir John Geilgud his appearances included “Frankenstein The True Story,” the TV version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in 1982 and the 1984 TV movie “Frankenstein” where he played the “blind hermit.”

DIED ON APRIL 14

2012 – William Finley, appeared in “Sisters”, “Phantom of the Paradise”, “Eaten Alive”, “The Fury”, “Dressed To Kill”, “The Funhouse”, “Silent Rage”, “Night Terrors”, “The Black Dahlia”.

2010 – Peter Steele, heavy metal musician from the bands Carnivore and Type O Negative, made his mark with Bloody Kisses album. His music appeared in the films “Night of the Demons” and “Freddy vs. Jason,” wrote music for “Nosferatu: The First Vampire (TV Movie)” and “Living the American Nightmare (Documentary).”

1999 – Ellen Corby, appeared in the movies “Bedlam,” “The Bowery Boys Meet The Monsters” and as an extra in “March of the Wooden Soldiers” and “Mighty Joe Young (1943).

1999 – Aubrey Schenk, who produced the films “Voodoo Island,” “The Black Sleep,” and produced and wrote the screenplay for “Frankenstein 1970”.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 14

The Beast in the Cellar (1970) – NYC
The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) – NYC
Edge of Sanity (1989)
American Psycho (2000)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Fear the Forest (2009)

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APRIL 15

BORN ON APRIL 15

1983 – Alice Braga, who co-starred in the films “I Am Legend,” and “Predators.”

1979 – Luke Evans, appeared in “The Raven”, “No One Lives”, “Dracula Untold” and “The Crow” remake.

1963 – Marcus Nispel, writer/producer/and or director of such films as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake, “Frankenstein (TV Movie)”, “Friday the 13th”.

1952 – the late Glenn Shadix, he appeared in “Beetlejuice”, “Heathers”, “Sleepwalkers”, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, and more.

1948 – Michael Kamen who has composed the scores for the films “The Dead Zone,” “Lifeforce,” to name a few.

1940 – Robert Walker, Jr. who appeared in “Son of the Blob,” “The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe,” playing Poe himself, “The Devonsville Terror”.

1933 – Elizabeth Montgomery appeared in the “Twilight Zone” episode “Two,” the Thriller episode “The Masquerade,” and the TV movie “The Legend of Lizzie Borden,” as Lizzie Borden.

DIED ON APRIL 15

2010 – Michael Pataki, he appeared in “The Andromeda Strain”, “The Return of Count Yorga”, “Grave of the Vampire”, “The Bat People”, “Dracula’s Dog”, “Love at First Bite”, “Dead & Buried”, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” and so many more.

2008 – Scream Queen, Hazel Court, starred in “Dr. Blood’s Coffin,” “Masque of the Red Death” and “Curse of Frankenstein.” She also penned her own book before her death.

2001 – Joey Ramone, lead singer of punk pioneers The Ramones, appeared in “House of 1000 Corpses,” “Final Destination 3,” “Idle Hands” and the title song for “Pet Sematary.”

1997 – Carlos Enrique Taboada who wrote the screen plays for “The Monster Demolisher,” “Orlak, The Hell Of Frankenstein,” and “The Curse of Notrodamus.”

1980 – Raymond Bailey who played in Tarantula (1955), ” The Space Children,” “Black Friday,” and “The Incredible Shrinking Man.”

1927 – Gaston Leroux, author of “The Phantom Of The Opera”.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 15

The Monster Maker (1944)
Devil Bat’s Daughter (1946)
Stage Fright (1950)
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966)
Horror House – aka “The Haunted House of Horror” (1970)

The Manitou (1978) – Japan
Brain Damage (1988) – NYC
The Resurrected (1992) – USA video premiere
The St. Francisville Experiment (2000) – Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
Dark Wolf (2003)
The Curse of Lizzie Borden 2: Prom Night (2008)
They Wait (2008) – WorldFest Houston
Orville (2009)
Scream 4 (2011)

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APRIL 16

BORN ON APRIL 16

1988 – Katy Johnson Evans, has appeared in “2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams” and “Nightfall.”

1984 – Claire Foy, appeared in “Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night”, “Vampire Academy”, “Season of the Witch” and “Being Human (TV Series).”

1978 – Nikki Griffin, seen in “Under the Bed”, “Monster Night”, “The Forgotten Ones.”

1952 – Horror writer/historian David J. Skal.

1937 – George “The Animal” Steele who appeared as Tor Johnson in the film “Ed Wood.”

1927 – Peter Mark Richman, who starred in “Friday the 13th part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” and “Dark Intruder.”

1913 – Les Tremayne, whose films included “Attack of the B-Movie Monster,” “The Monster of Piedras Blancas,” “War of the Worlds,” and “The Monolith Monsters.”

1908 – Karl Davis, who appeared in “Creature With the Atom Brain,” “Mighty Joe Young” and “The Zombies of Mora Tau.”

1889 – Arthur Lange who composed soundtracks for the 1929 version of “Mysterious Island,” “The Undying Monster,” and “The Mad Magician.”

DIED ON APRIL 16

2003 – Graham Jarvis, appeared in “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)”, “Misery”, “The Munsters Today (TV Series)”, “Prophecy” and many more.

1985 – Scott Brady, appeared in “Gremlins”, “Satan’s Sadists”, “Nightmare in Wax”, “Castle of Evil”, “He Walked by Night” and many more.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 16

Dust Devil (1992)
Gamera: The Guardian of the Universe (1997)
Space Girls in Beverley Hills (2009)

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APRIL 17

BORN ON APRIL 17

1988 – Veronica Ricci, appeared in “Bloody Mary 3D”, “Theatre of the Deranged”, “Treasure Chest of Horrors II”, “13/13/13”, “Lizzie Borden’s Revenge”.

1959 – Sean Bean, starred in “Silent Hill” and the 2007 remake of “The Hitcher.”

1954 – Roddy Piper who starred in John Carpenter’s “They Live” and “The Chair.”

1951 – Olivia Hussey who appeared in the films “Stephen King’s It,” “Psycho IV,” and the original “Black Christmas.”

1918 – William Holden, who starred in “Damien: The Omen II” and “When Time Ran Out.”

 

DIED ON APRIL 17

2011 – Michael Sarrazin, appeared in “Frankenstein: The True Story”, “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud”, “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, “Feardotcom.”

2006 – Henderson Forsythe, who appeared in “Deathedream” and “Species II”.

2004 – Bruce Boa, who appeared in “The Omen” (1976), and “Screamers”.

2001 – Terry Scully, who appeared in “The Asphyx,” “The Projected Man” and “Night After Night After Night”.

1996 – Dudley Manlove, who appeared in “Plan 9 From Outer Space” and “Creation Of The Humaniods”.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 17

The Strange Case of Dr. Rx (1942)
The Lady and the Monster (1944)

Daimajin (1966) – Japan

Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)
The Watcher in the Woods (1980) – NYC

Macabre (1980)
Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)
Rawhead Rex (1987)
The Scorpion King (2002) – USA premiere

Mind Morgue (2009)
The Morgue (2008)
Blood River (2009) – Atlanta Film Festival

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APRIL 18

BORN ON APRIL 18

1990 – Britt Robertson, has appeared in “From Within”, “Scream 4″, “The Secret Circle (TV Series)” and “Under the Dome (TV Series).”

1974 – Edgar Wright is a writer and director of such films as “Shaun of the Dead”, “Hot Fuzz”, and “The World’s End.”

1972 – Eli Roth who wrote & directed “Hostel I & II”, “Cabin Fever”, “Hemlock Grove (TV Series)”, “The Green Inferno”.

1967 – Maria Bello, who co-starred in “The Dark” (2005), “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”, “Secret Window”, “Demonic.”

1947 – James Woods who appeared in the films “Videodrome,” “Cat’s Eye,” and John Carpenter’s “Vampires.”

1930 – Clive Revill who appeared in “The Legend of Hell House,” “Chud II; Bud The Chud,” “Dracula: Dead And Loving It.”

1881 – Noble Johnson who appeared in “The Mummy,” “King Kong” and “The Mad Doctor Of Market Street.”

DIED ON APRIL 18

2010 – Allen Swift, who lent his voice talents to the film “Mad Monster Party”.

1991 – Leon Selznick, narrated the films “Hercules and the Haunted Women” and “The Phantom Planet”.

1984 – John Lee Mahin, who wrote the screenplay for the 1941 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.

1984 – Francis De Wolff who appeared in “Curse of the Werewolf,” “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll,” and “Corridors Of Blood”.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 18

The Whispering Shadow (1933)
Head Cheerleader, Dead Cheerleader (2000)
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Zombie Strippers (2008) – USA (limited)
Tales of the Dead (2009) – Xanadu Film Festival
ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) – Washington D.C. International Film Festival

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APRIL 19

BORN ON APRIL 19

1979 – Kate Hudson, who starred in “The Skeleton Key.”

1946 – Tim Curry, appeared in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and Pennywise the Clown in “Stephen King’s It” miniseries, Darkness in “Legend”.

1934 – Ox Baker, starred in “Escape from New York”, “Blood Circus” and “Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear.”

1930 – Dick Sargent, who became “Darrin # 2″ on the TV show “Bewitched.”

1921 – Writer/director Don Sharp, his contributions to Hammer Films in films such as “The Kiss of the Vampire”, “The Devil-Ship Pirates”, “Rasputin: The Mad Monk”, “Hammer House of Horror (TV Series).” His non-Hammer films he directed include “Witchcraft”, “The Curse of the Fly”, “Dark Places”, “The Death Wheelers”, “What Waits Below” and more.

DIED ON APRIL 19

2005 – George P. Cosmatos, who directed “Of Unknown Origin” and “Leviathan.”

1994 – Michael Carreras, producer of many Hammer classics, including “Curse Of The Mummy’s Tomb,” “The Curse of Frankenstein,” and “Horror of Dracula.”

1989 – Daphne Du Maurier who wrote the story “The Birds.”

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 19

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) – USA

Bedlam (1946) – NYC
The Company of Wolves (1984)

Intruder (1989) – USA video premiere

eXistenZ 1999) – (NYC premiere

Reeker (2005) – Tribeca Film Festival

Dark House (2009)

Hyenas (2011)

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APRIL 20

BORN ON APRIL 20

1986 – Sarah Nicklin, has appeared in “Chupacabra Territory”, “Dark Corners Horror Anthology (TV Series)”, “Flesh for the Inferno”, “Abandoned Dead”, “The Sins of Dracula”, “The Black Dahlia Haunting”, “Exhumed” and many more.

1972 – Carmen Electra, who appeared in “Scary Movie”, “Scary Movie 4″, “2-Headed Shark Attack”, and more.

1964 – Crispin Glover starred in “Friday The 13th; The Final Chapter,” “River’s Edge,” the 2003 remake of “Willard,” the 2007 remake of “The Wizard of Gore”.

1959 – Clint Howard films include “Evilspeak,” “Ticks,” “Ice Cream Man” and Rob Zombie’s “Halloween.”

1957 – Geraint Wyn Davies, best known for playing “Det. Nicholas ‘Nick’ Knight” in the syndicated show “Forever Knight (TV Series).” He also appeared in “Dracula: The Series (TV Series)”, “Trilogy of Terror II”, “American Psycho II: All American Girl.”

1949 – Veronica Cartwright who appeared in “The Birds,” “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978 version),” “Alien,” and “Invasion”.

1949 – Jessica Lange who starred in the 1976 remake of “King Kong,” and  starred in American Horror Story (TV Series).”

1945 – Judith O’Dea who starred in “Night of the Living Dead”.

1926 – Elena Verdugo who starred in “House of Frankenstein,” and “The Frozen Ghost.”

1924 – Nina Foch appeared in “Return of the Vampire,” “Cry of the Werewolf,” and “Alien Nation: Dark Horizon.”

1924 – Nina Foch, appeared in “Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (TV Movie)”, “Nomads”, “Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)”, “Cry of the Werewolf” and “The Return of the Vampire.”

1909 – George Tomasini his work in “Psycho,” and “The Birds,” as well as “I Married A Monster From Outer Space.”

1902 – Donald Wolfit who appeared in “Blood of the Vampire,” and “The Hands of Orlac.”

DIED ON APRIL 20

1991 – Don Siegel who directed “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and the “Twilight Zone” episodes “Uncle Simon”.

1973 – Robert Armstrong who starred in “King Kong,” “Son of Kong,” “Mighty Joe Young,” and “The Mad Ghoul”.

1912 – Bram Stoker, who wrote “Dracula”.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 20

The Monster & The Ape (1945)
The Catman of Paris (1946)
Ganja and Hess (1973)
Dawn of the Dead (1979) – NYC
Trauma (1993) – USA video premiere
Dark Harvest (2004)
Vacancy (2007)
Witchmaster General (2009)
Night of the Pumpkin (2010)

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