APRIL 21

BORN ON APRIL 21

1982 – Brianne Davis, has appeared in “The Haunting of Marsten Manor”, “Prom Night” remake, “The Victim”, “Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2”, “Among Friends”, “The Night Visitor”, “True Blood (TV Series)”, and more.

1974 – Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, appeared in “Dark Angel (TV Series)”, “The Absent”, “The Divide”, “The Victim”, “Jacob”, “Among Friends”, “Malignant”, “The Night Visitor” and more.

1935 – Charles Grodin who appeared in the films “The Incredible Shrinking Woman,” the 1976 version of “King Kong,” and “Rosemary’s Baby.”

 

DIED ON APRIL 21

1999 – Doreen Lang, who appeared in the films “Cabinet of Calagari” and “The Birds”.

1973 – Merian C. Cooper, producer of the original “King Kong,” other credits included “Mighty Joe Young,” “Son of Kong,” and “Dr. Cyclops.”

 

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 21

Trick for Treat (1933)
The Phantom of the Convent (1935)
I Walked With a Zombie (1943) – NYC
Pet Sematary (1989)
Alien Fury: Countdown To Invasion (2000)
Wendigo (2001) – Los Angeles Film Festival

Dead Meet a.k.a. Andre The Butcher (2005) – UK Dead by Dawn Horror Film Festival
My Dead Girlfriend (2006)
Silent Hill (2006)
The Hunted: Terms of Extermination (2009)

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APRIL 22

BORN ON APRIL 22

1986 – Amber Heard, starred in “The Stepfather”, “Zombieland”, “And Soon the Darkness”, “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane”, “The Ward”, “Drive Angry” and “Machete Kills.”

1982 – Sarah French appeared in “Tales of the Dead”, “Camp Kill”, “Strip Club Slasher”, “Shriek of the Sasquatch!”, “Zombie Pirates”, “The Bitch That Cried Wolf” and more.

1971 – Eric Mabius, who starred in “The Crow: Salvation,” “Resident Evil” and “Reeker.”

1959 – Catherine Mary Stewart, who appeared in the films “Night of the Comet,” “Cherry 2000,” “The Last Starfighter” and “The Attic.”

1954 – Marilyn Chambers starred in David Cronenberg’s “Rabid.”

1939 – Jason Miller who played father “Damien Karras” in “The Exorcist” and “The Exorcist III”.

1937 – Jack Nicholson was born on this day. He of course starred in “The Shining,” “Wolf,” and his second film appearance, the original “Little Shop of Horrors.”

1933 – Mark Damon, who appeared in the films “Black Sabbath,” “House of Usher,” and “Crypt of the Living Dead.”.

1923 – Aaron Spelling produced many films and TV series including “Kindred; The Embraced,” “Crowhaven Farm,” and “Satan’s School For Girls.”

 

DIED ON APRIL 22

2006 – Alida Valli, appeared in “Fatal Frames – Fotogrammi mortali”, “Inferno”, “Licanthropus, il figlio della notte”, “Suspiria”, “The House of Exorcism”, “The Antichrist”, “Tender Dracula, or Confessions of a Blood Drinker”, “Lisa and the Devil” and many more.

2005 – Norman Bird, who co-starred in the films “Doomwatch,” First Men in the Moon” and “Hands of the Ripper”.

2005 – Maragret Landry who co-starred in “The Leopard Man”.

2003 – Andrea King, who appeared in “Blackenstein,” “The Beast With Five Fingers” and “Red Planet Mars”.

1999 – Bert Remsen, appeared in “Tarantula: The Deadly Cargo,” “TerrorVision” and “Humaniods From the Deep”.

1967 – Tom Conway who appeared in “The Atomic Submarine,” “Voodoo Woman,” and “I Walked With A Zombie”.

1946 – Lionel Atwill appearances in “Son of Frankenstein,” “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” and the “Houses” of both “Frankenstein,” and “Dracula.”

 

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 22

Invaders From Mars (1953)
The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) – Los Angeles
Hands of a Stranger a.k.a. Hands of the Strangler (1962)
The Beast Must Die (1974)
The Deadly Spawn (1983)
The Unholy (1988)
Lady in White (1988)
Tetsuo The Iron Man (1992) – NYC
Brainscan (1994)
Witchunter (2002)
Deadly Species (2003)
Dead Birds (2004) – Independent Film Festival of Boston
Graves End (2005)

Earth Day (2009)

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April 23

Born on April 23

1979 – Jamie King, who starred in “Sin City,” “The Spirit”, the 2009 remake of “My Bloody Valentine”, “Mother’s Day”, “Silent Night.”

1962 – John Hannah who starred in the 1999 remake of “The Mummy” and it’s two sequels “The Mummy Returns” and “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.”

1960 – Craig Sheffer, starred in “Nightbreed”, “Fire in the Sky”, “The Grave”, “Hellraiser: Inferno”, “Battledogs” and more.

1921 – Janet Blair who starred in “Burn, Witch, Burn.”

1910 – Mysterious beauty Simone Simon, who starred in “Cat People,” “Curse of the Cat People” and “The Devil and Daniel Webster.”

1898 – Cinematographer Ernest Laszlo, who worked on “Attack Of The Puppet People.”

 

Died On April 23

2006 – Jennifer Jayne, who appeared in the films “Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors,” “The Trollenberg Terror” (a.k.a. “The Crawling Eye), and “They Came From Beyond space”.

2004 – Don Priest, who appeared in the films “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Rattlers” and the TV movie “Moon Of The Wolf”.

1985 – Kent Smith, starred in “Cat People”, “The Curse of the Cat People”, “The Cat Creature” and more.

 

Films Released On April 23

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1912)
The Vanishing Shadow (1934) (12 part serial) –
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)
Touch of Evil (1958) – Los Angeles
Rattlers (1976)
Carnage (1984)
The Dark Half (1993)
eXistenZ (1999)
Beyond Re-Animator (2003) – USA (limited)
Zombie Honeymoon (2004) – USA
Shutter (2004) – Tribeca Film Festival
Requiem For A Vampire (2006)
Through the Woods (2010)

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April 24

Born On April 24

1974 – Eric Kripke, creator/writer/producer of the TV series “Supernatural”.

1973 – Damon Lindelof, creator/writer/producer of the TV series “Lost”, writer/producer of “Prometheus”.

1969 – Melinda Clarke, who starred in “Return of the Living Dead III” and “Spawn.” She is playing “Kelly Donovan on the TV series “The Vampire Diaries.”

1950 – Peter Jason who appeared in “John Carpenter’s Ghosts Of Mars,” “Body Bags,” “Arachnophobia” and the TV movies “Harpies” and “Planet Of Raptors: Raptor Island 2.”

1940 – Michael Parks, appeared in “The Evictors”, “Nightmare Beach”, “From Dusk till Dawn”, “Wicked”, “Deathproof”, and “Planet Terror”.

1914 – Producer/director/huckster, the King of Gimmicks, the late William Castle. Some of his film work included “House On Haunted Hill,” “The Tingler,” and “Rosemary’s Baby.”

 

Died On April 24

2007 – Roy Jenson who appeared in the films “13 Ghosts” (as a ghost), “Soylent Green’ and ” The Car”.

1998 – Frederic Downs appeared in “Terror From The Year 5000″ and “Bug”.

1974 – Comedian Bud Abbott, one half of the legendary comic team of Abbott and Costello passed away at the age of 78. He appeared in such films as “Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy”, “Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, “Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man”, “Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff”, “Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein”, “Hold That Ghost” and so many more wonderful comedies.

 

Films Released On April 24

Dracula (1931) (Spanish version)
Night of Terror (1933)
Godzilla Raids Again aka Gigantis: the Fire Monster aka Godzilla’s Counter Attack (1955) – Japan
The Hand (1981)

Cannibal Ferox aka Make Them Die Slowly (1981) – Italy

Ms .45 (1981)
My Demon Lover (1987)
Scream 2 (1997) – USA re-release
Creepshow 3 (2006) – Bristol, RI

The Pit and the Pendulum (2009)

Tell Tale (2009) – Tribeca Film Festival

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April 25

Born On April 25

1988 – Sara Paxton, has appeared in “The Last House on the Left “, “The Innkeepers”, “Shark Night 3D”, “Static”, “Cheap Thrills.”

1987 – Heather Sossaman, stars in “Unfriended”, “Desecrated” and has appeared in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series).”

1979 – Giuseppe Andrews, who appeared in “Cabin Fever,” “Cabin Fever 2,” “Independence Day” and “2001 Maniacs.”

1977 – Marguerite Moreau, has appeared in “The Uninvited”, “Firestarter 2: Rekindled”, “Queen of the Damned”, “Mighty Joe Young.”

1969 – Renee Zellweger who appeared in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” and “My Boyfriend’s Back.”

1947 – Jeffrey DeMunn, “The Walking Dead (TV Series),” “Christmas Evil”, “The Hitcher”, “The Blob”, “The Haunted”, “The X Files”, “The Mist” and many more.

 

Died On April 25

2012 – Paul L. Smith, co-starred in “Haunted Honeymoon”, “Crimewave”, “Dune”, “Pieces” and more.

2007 – The creator of “The Monster Mash,” Bobby “Boris” Pickett, appeared in “Deathmaster,” “Lobster Man from Mars” and “Monster Mash: The Movie.”

1972 – George Sanders who appeared in the original “Village of the Damned,” “The Lodger”.

 

Films Released On April 25

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1908)
Invisible Ghost (1941)
Five (1951) – NYC premiere
House of Wax (1953)
The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud (1975) – NYC
Crimewave (1985)
Identity (2003)
Dracula’s Curse (2006)

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APRIL 26

BORN ON APRIL 26

1980 – Jordana Brewster, appeared in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” and “The Faculty.”

1979 – Writer/Producer/Director/Actor Jose Prendes, who wrote directed and starred in “Corpses Are Forever” and “Monster Man.”

1977 – Brandon Slagle, Actor/writer/director of such films as “The Dark Avengers”, “The Black Dahlia Haunting”, “Dead Sea”, “House of Manson” and more.

1977 – Tom Welling, who plays “Clark Kent” (a.k.a. “The Blur”) on the “Smallville” TV show. Her also starred in the 2005 remake of “The Fog.”

1910 – Tomoyuki Tanaka who produced films for Toho for 49 years, including just about every Godzilla film .

1897 – Philip Tonge who appeared in the films, “Invisible Invaders,” the original “House of Wax” and “Macabre.”

DIED ON APRIL 26

2009 – The “original” ghost hunter, Hans Holzer, passed away at the age of 89. He authored over 100 books, most about the paranormal. His most famous investigation was of the house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, which inspired the original “Amityville Horror” Holzer wrote two books on the subject entitled “The Amityville Curse” and “The Secret of Amityville.”

2005 – Michael Coles, who appeared in “Dracula A.D. 1972,” “The Satanic Rites of Dracula”.

2005 – Mason Adams, who appeared in the films “The Final Conflict,” “God Told Me To” and the 1995 version of “Not of this Earth”.

1999 – Louis Peraino, who produced the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Legacy of Satan” and “The Devil’s Rain”.

1997 – John Beal who played the title role in the film “The Vampire,” appeared in “Amityville 3-D” and in the TV series “Dark Shadows”.

1986 – Broderick Crawford, appeared in “Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Phantom of Hollywood”, “Terror in the Wax Museum”, “Night Gallery (TV Series)”, “Night People.”

1986 – Bessie Love who appeared in “Children of the Damned,” “Vampyres,” and “The Hunger”.

1981 – Jim Davis who appeared in the films “Monster From Green Hell,” “Dracula vs. Frankenstein” and “Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter”.

1976 – Neil McCallum, had appeared in “The Lost Continent”, “The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die”, “Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors”, and more.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 26

Mark of the Vampire (1935)
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
The Snake Woman (1961)
Jason X (2002)
Song of the Dead (2005) – Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee
Wicked Lake (2008)

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APRIL 27

BORN ON APRIL 27

1987 – Laura Ortiz, who appeared in “The Hills Have Eyes” remake, “Hatchet II”, “Chillerama”, “Holliston (TV Series)” and “The Real Housewives of Horror (TV Series).”

1973 – Andre Gower, in “The Monster Squad,” “Vault of Darkness”, “Caesar and Otto’s Paranormal Halloween.”

1966 – Matt Reeves, director of Cloverfield. He wrote the screenplay for and directed “Let Me In,” a remake of the 2008 Swedish film “Let the Right One In”.

1964 – Lisa Wilcox, who portrayed “Alice Johnson” in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 & 5.” She also appeared in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the Fearnet’s web series “Fear Clinic.”

1962 – James Le Gros, appeared in “Near Dark”, “Phantasm II”, “Psycho remake.”

1962 – Victoria Price, authored the 1999 book “Vincent Price; A Daughter’s Biography” and appeared (in a brief role) in “Edward Scissorhands.”

1947 – Toshio Shiba who starred in “Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster” and “Ultra Q: the Movie.”

1937 – Sandy Dennis, who appeared in the films “976-Evil,” “God Told Me To,” and the TV movie “Something Evil.”

DIED ON APRIL 27

2005 – Charles A. Pratt, executive producer for the films “Willard,” it’s sequel “Ben” and “Terror In The Wax Museum”.

2002 – Robert Joseph, who wrote for the TV series “The Veil” and the screenplay for the film “Door To Door Maniac”.

2001 – Jack Murdoch who appeared in the films “Altered States” and “Psycho III”.

1980 – Mario Bava, his many films (on which he was also cinematographer & writer) include “Black Sunday,” “Black Sabbath,” “Caltiki, The Immortal Monster” and “Blood and Black Lace.”

1977 – Stanley Adams, who appeared in “The Night Stalker” and “The Norliss Tapes,” “The Devil’s Platform” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” TV series.

1976 – Spanish star Carlos Villarías, notable for portraying “Count Dracula” in Universal Pictures Spanish version of “Dracula” in 1931.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 27

The Man From Planet X (1951)
Scared Stiff (1953)
Devil Girl From Mars (1955)
Godzilla, King Of The Monsters (1956)
Day of the Triffids (1963)
And Now The Screaming Starts! (1973) – NYC
Love At First Bite (1979)
The Dark (1979)
The Guardian (1990)
The Forsaken (2001)
Adam & Evil (2004)
Mulberry Street (2006)
Wind Chill (2007) – USA (limited)
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) – Tribeca Film Festival
The Raven (2012)

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APRIL 28

BORN ON APRIL 28

1967 – Kari Wuhrer, appeared in “Swamp Thing (TV Series)”, “Thinner”, “Anaconda”, “Malevolent”, “Eight Legged Freaks” and more.

1957 – Composer Christopher Young, he scored many genre films including “The Dorm That Dripped Blood”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge”, “Invaders from Mars”, “Trick or Treat”, “Hellraiser”, “Hellbound: Hellraiser II”, “The Fly II”, “The Dark Half”, “Species”, “Urban Legend”, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and over one hundred more.

1929 – Carolyn Jones, Her films included “House of Wax,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” and Tobe Hooper’s “Eaten Alive.”

1908 – Carl Laemmle, Jr., the son of Universal founder Carl Laemmle. He produced many Universal films including “The Werewolf of London,” “The Raven,” and “The Bride Of Frankenstein.”

1906 – Writer Pierre Boileau. Many of his novels were adapted to the screen, such as “Diabolique,” “Vertigo,” “Eyes Without a Face” and “Body Parts.”

1878 – Lionel Barrymore who appeared in the films “Mark of the Vampire,” “The Devil Doll,” and the original 1929 version of “Mysterious Island.”

DIED ON APRIL 28

2007 – Dabbs Greer, who appeared in the films “It, The Terror from Beyond Space,” “The Green Mile’ and “House IV”.

2001 – Ken Hughes, who directed “Night School”

1999 – Rory Calhoun who appeared in the films “Night of the Lepus,” and “Motel Hell”.

1978 – Arch Hall, Sr., who appeared in the films “Eegah,” “The Thrill Killers,” and was technical director on the film “Werewolf of London”.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 28

House of Horror (1929)
Bloody Birthday (1981)
The Horror Show (1989)
Village of the Damned (1995)
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) – USA video premiere
Gojira vs. Mosura (1992) – USA video premiere
Scream 3 (2000) – USA re-release
The Monster of Phantom Lake (2006) – Flint Film Festival
The Terminators (2009)

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APRIL 29

BORN ON APRIL 29

1984 – Taylor Cole, has appeared in “The Ganzfeld Haunting”, “Supernatural (TV Series)” and “April Fool’s Day.”

1981 – Alex Vincent, portraying in “Child’s Play”, “Child’s Play 2″, “Child’s Play 3″ and “Curse of Chucky.”

1972 – Derek Mears, who played in the 2009 remake of “Friday the 13th.” He also appeared in the 2007 remake of “The Hills Have Eyes II,” “Cursed”, “Men in Black II”, “Sleepy Hollow (TV Series)” and many more.

1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, who starred in the films “Wolf,” “The Witches of Eastwick,” and “What Lies Beneath.”

1912 –Richard Carlson, whose film work included “Hold That Ghost” with Abbott & Costello, “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” and “The Valley of Gwangi.”

 

DIED ON APRIL 29

1992 – Mae Clark who played “Elizabeth” in the original 1931 “Frankenstein”.

1980 – The master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock, passed away at the age of 80.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 29

Ghost Chasers (1951)
The Headless Ghost (1959) – NYC
Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) – NYC
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) – Japan

Night of the Devils (1972)

The Hand That Feeds the Dead (1974)

The Beyond aka Seven Doors of Death (1981) – 1981
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
The Hunger (1983)
Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
The Mummy Returns (2001) – USA premiere

Raving Maniacs (2005) – Albuquerque, NM

Stake Land (2010) – USA (limited)

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)

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APRIL 30

BORN ON APRIL 30

1988 – Ana de Armas, has appeared in “Knock Knock” and “Blind Alley.”

1982 – Kirsten Dunst who starred in the films “Interview With a Vampire”.

1975 – Johnny Galecki, appeared in “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

1965 – Adrian Pasdar, has appeared in “Near Dark”, “House of Frankenstein (TV Movie)”, and more.

1940 – Burt Young, starred in “Amityville II: The Possession” and The Amityville Murders (2018), and his first horror film Carnival of Blood (1970).

1926 – Cloris Leachman who played “Frau Blucher” (whinnnnney) in “Young Frankenstein,” and appeared in “Scary Movie 4″ and “Lake Placid 2.”

1918 – Don Richardson who directed for many TV shows including “The Munsters” and “Lost In Space.”

1910 – Al “Grampa” Lewis, who took his turn as a horror host on TBS’ “Super Scary Saturday,” and of course was “Grampa” on the “Munsters.”

1901 – David Manners who starred in “Dracula,” “The Mummy” and “The Black Cat.” (1934).

DIED ON APRIL 30

2012 – George Murdock, appeared in “Rod Serling’s Night Gallery (TV Series)”, “A Howling in the Woods”, “Nightmare Classics (TV Series)”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, and so many more.

2007 – Comedian Tom Poston, appeared in the 1963 version of “The Old Dark House” and “Zotz!”.

1965 – Helen Chandler who played “Mina Seward” in the 1931 version of “Dracula”.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 30

I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
Vampire Circus (1972) – UK
Idle Hands (1999)
Man-Thing (2005) – USA TV premiere
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

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