May 19

BORN ON MAY 19

1987 – Jayne Wisener, who co-starred in “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Boogeyman 3.”

1980 – Drew Fuller, who has appeared in the films “Vampire Clan” and “Voodoo Academy.”

1972 – Claudia Karvan, who appeared in the films “Daybreakers” and “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.”

1964 – Sean Whalen who appeared in “The People Under the Stairs,” “Idle Hands”, Rob Zombie’s “Halloween II”, “Caesar and Otto’s Paranormal Halloween”, “Constantine (TV Series)”, “Hatchet III” and more.

1948 – Grace Jones who starred in “Vamp”.

1922 – David McLean who appeared in “The Andromeda Strain” and “Kingdom of the Spiders.”

1920 – Renee Asherson who appeared in the films “Day the Earth Caught Fire,” “Theatre of Blood” and “The Others.”

1915 – Composer Irving Getz who did the music scores for the films “Monster On Campus,” “The Alligator People” and “The Incredible Shrinking Man.”

1906 – Bruce Bennett who appeared in the films “The Alligator People,” “The Cosmic Man” and “Before I Hang.”

1904 – Milton Parsons who appeared in “The Monster That Challenged the World,” “Hold That Ghost” and “The Haunted Palace.”

 

DIED ON  MAY 19

2008 – Donald Murphy, who starred in “Frankenstein’s Daughter.

1989 – Robert Webber, has appeared in “Something Is Out There (TV Mini-Series)”, “Don’t Go to Sleep”, “Darkroom (TV Series)”, “The Outer Limits (TV Series)”, “Thriller (TV Series)” and more. He passed away at the age of 64.

1864 – Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of the novel “House of the Seven Gables,” passed away at the age of 59.

 

FILMS RELEASED ON  MAY 19

The Leopard Man (1943) – NYC
The Mad Magician (1954)
The Deadly Bees (1967) – NYC
Witchfinder General (1968) – UK
Horror of Snape Island (1972) – NYC

The Premonition (1976) – NYC
Food of the Gods II (1989)
Fright Night II (1989)
Frankenstein’s Bloody Nightmare (2006)
See No Evil (2006)

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May 20

BORN ON MAY 20

1992 – Stephanie Leon, who appeared in “The Black Cat” (2004) and “Hood of Horror.”

1981 – Calico Cooper, daughter of rock star Alice, who appeared in “The Curse of El Charron. & “Junkfood Horrorfest.”

1978 – Mike Flanagan, writer/producer/director of such films as “Absentia”, “Oculus”, “Hush”, “Before I Wake”, “Ouija 2”, and more.

1977 – Matt Czuchry, who appeared in “Eight-Legged Freaks” and in the 2004 remake of “Dark Shadows.”

1975 – Tahmoh Penikett, who starred in “Dollhouse”, “Supernatural (TV Series)” and the film “Trick r Treat.”

1968 – Timothy Olyphant, who starred in the films “Scream 2,” “The Dreamcatcher” and “the 2009 remake of “The Crazies.”

1960 – John Billingsley, who starred on the TV series” “Enterprise,” “True Blood” and “The Others.” He appeared in the film “2012.”

1959 – Bronson Pinchot, starred in the TV movie “The Langoliers”.

1936 – Anthony Zerbe who appeared in the films “The Omega Man,” and “The Dead Zone”.

1927 – David Hedison who played the title role of “The Fly.”

1908 – James Stewart, starred in Alfred Hitchcock thriller “Rear Window.”

 

DIED ON MAY 20

2015 – Mary Ellen Trainor, actress who appeared in “Roswell (TV Series)”, “Congo”, “Death Becomes Her”, “The Monster Squad”, “Ghostbusters II”, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series.

1996 – Jon Pertwee who played in “The House That Dripped Blood” and “Carry On Screaming”.

1989 – Anton Diffring starred in “The Man Who Could Cheat Death” and “Circus of Horrors.”

1989 – Gilda Radner, starred with her husband Gene Wilder in the movie “Haunted Honeymoon” (her last film).

 

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 20

Maniac (1963) – UK
The Psychic (1992)
Witchcraft II: The Temptress (1993) – USA (video premiere)
Mosquito (1995) – USA (video premiere)
Dr. Jekyll & Mistress Hyde (2003)
Vampire Vixens (2003)

Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) – USA (limited)
Darkworld  (2006) – USA (DVD premiere)
Deadwater – aka Black Ops (2008)

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May 21

BORN ON MAY 21

1974 – Fairuza Balk, who starred in “The Craft” and “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

1959 – Nick Cassavetes, who appeared in “The Wraith,” “The Class of 1999 II: The Substitute” and “The Astronaut’s Wife.”

1957 – Judge Reinhold, who starred in “The Hollow,” “Pandemonium” and “Gremlins.”

1948 – Jonathan Hyde who appeared in the 1999 remake of “The Mummy,” and “Anaconda”.

1938 – Ross Hagen who appeared in the films “Alienator,” “Dinosaur Island” and “Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold.”

1917 – Raymond Burr who starred in both versions of “Godzilla” and “Godzilla 1985.” He also starred in “Bride of the Gorilla” and “Rear Window.”

 

DIED ON MAY 21

2014 – Jane Adams, had appeared in “The Brute Man”, “House of Dracula”.

2007 – Italian director Bruno Mattei, work includes “Cannibal Holocaust,” “Hell of the Living Dead” and “Zombies: The Beginning.”

2000 – Sir John Gielgud who appeared in “Frankenstein: The True Story,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.

1987 – Alejandro Rey, appeared in the films “The Swarm” and “TerrorVision.”

 

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 21

The Vampire’s Ghost (1945)
Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)
Gigantis the Fire Monster (1959)
The Green Slime (1969) – NYC
Grizzly (1976)
Embryo (1976)
The Road Warrior (1982)

Crawlspace (1986)
Carnosaur (1993)
Terminator Salvation (2009)

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May 22

BORN ON MAY 22

1974 – A.J. Langer, appeared in “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, “Escape from L.A.”, “The People Under the Stairs.”

1972 – Max Brooks, son of Mel Brooks, is an American horror author of novels and screenplays for ” The Zombie Survival Guide”, “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” and more.

1940 – Michael Sarrazin, co-starred in “Feardotcom”, “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, “Arrival II”, “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud”, “Frankenstein: The True Story.”

1939 – The late Paul Winfield, appeared in “Dead of Night”, “The Legend of Gator Face”, “Mars Attacks!”, “The Serpent and the Rainbow”, “The Terminator” and many more.

1938 – Richard Benjamin, starred in such films as “Saturday the 14th”, “Love at First Bite”, and more.

1916 – Rupert Davies, has appeared in “The Night Visitor”, “The Oblong Box”, “Curse of the Crimson Altar”, “Dracula Has Risen from the Grave”, “The Conqueror Worm”, “The Brides of Fu Manchu”, and much more.

1859 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and many of his stories.

 

DIED ON MAY 22

2005 – Thurl Ravenscroft, provided the voice for the narrator in Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride.

1984 – John Marley appeared in “It Lives Again”, “The Car”, “Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)”, “Dead of Night”, “The Dead Are Alive”, “The Outer Limits (TV Series)” and so many more.

 

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 22

Svengali (1931)

Psychomania – aka Violent Midnight (1963) – Hartford, CT

Outland (1981)

Boa vs. Python (2004)

Alien³ (1992)

Tormented (2009)

Poltergeist (2015)

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May 23

BORN ON MAY 23

1980 – D.J. Cotrona, stars in El Rey Network’s “From Dusk Till Dawn (TV Series)” and has appeared in “Venom.”

1973 – Baron Craze, Horror Historian, Horror Journalist, Editor of The Horror Times, Owner of the BC Radio Network, and starred in Swamp Zombies 2 (2018), Cuddlez (2015), and Shock Trailer (2009).

1969 – Felissa Rose, starring role in the cult film “Sleepaway Camp”, since then, appeared in numerous horror films including “Camp Dread”, Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas (2012), “The Perfect House”, “Silent Night, Zombie Night”, The Last House (2015), “Satan’s Playground”, Victor Crowley (2017), 2 Jennifer (2016) and many more.

1965 – Melissa McBride, best known for playing “Carol” in “The Walking Dead (TV Series)”, also in “The Mist”, “American Gothic (TV Series)”, and “Mutant Species.”

1960 – Linden Ashby, he stars in MTV’s “Teen Wolf (TV Series)”, “Prom Night” (2008), “Hunger” and “Resident Evil: Extinction.”

1961 – Chris & Marty Udvarnoky, who played the twin brothers in the film “The Other.”

1942 – Writer/producer/director/actor, Zalman King, who starred in “Blue Sunshine.”

1933 – Joan Collins, who starred in the films “Empire of the Ants,” “Tales That Witness Madness” and “Tales From the Crypt” (1972).

1910 – Scatman Crothers appeared in the “Twilight Zone: The Movie,” “The Shining,” “Deadly Eyes”.

1896 – Kenneth Strickfaden who did the wonderful electrical effects for “Frankenstein” and “Bride of Frankenstein.”

1890 – Herbert Marshall who appeared in the films “The Fly,” “Gog”.

 

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY – MAY 23

2011 – Tom Hennesy, played “The Gill Man” on land in “Revenge of the Creature.” He passed away at the age of 87.

2007 – Ichirô Murakoshi who starred in “Space Cruiser Yammato 2” and “”Farewell To Spaceship Yamato,” passed away at the age of 76.

1986 – Sterling Hayden, starred in the films “Venom” (1981) and “Deadly Stranger”.

 

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 23

Destroy All Monsters (1969)
The Other (1972) – NYC
Stanley (1972) – Los Angeles, CA
The Shining (1980) – Los Angeles & New York City
The Last Horror Film (1984) – USA (video premiere)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Fatal Exam (1990)
Hot Vampire Nights (2000)
The Era of Vampires (2002)
Hallowed (2005) – USA (DVD premiere)
The Unknown aka Clawed: The Legend of Sasquatch (2006) – USA (DVD premiere)
Vampire Noir (2007)

Shock Trailer (2008) Filmed on this day

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May 24

BORN ON MAY 24

1990 – Zac Richmond, who played “Ralphie Glick” in the 2005 TV mini-series version of “Salem’s Lot.”

1965 – John C. Reilly, who starred in “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” “Dark Water” and “Dolores Claiborne.”

1960 – Doug Jones, who played “Cesare” in the 2005 sound remake of “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” the “Silver Surfer” in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2016), “The Ice Cream Man” in “Legion” and “Abe Sapien” in the “Hellboy” films”, Hell’s Kitty (2018) and many more.

1953 – Nell Campbell who played “Little Nell” in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Shock Treatment.”

1952 – Bill Thornbury, starring role of “Jody” in “Phantasm”, “Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead”, “Phantasm IV: Oblivion” and “Phantasm: Ravager.”

1952 – Sybil Danning appeared in “The Howling II” and “The Phantom Empire.”

1938 – Tommy Chong, appeared in the film “Evil Bong.”

1922 – Don Megowan who appeared as the Frankenstein Monster in the Hammer TV pilot “Tales of Frankenstein,” as well as the films “The Werewolf,” “Creation of the Humanoids” and as “The Creature (on land) in “Revenge of the Creature.”

1911 – Harold Conway who appeared in “King Kong vs. Godzilla,” “Mothra” and “Goke the Body Snatcher From Hell.”

 

DIED ON MAY 24

2013 – Françoise Blanchard, had appeared in “Little Dracula (TV Series)”, “Revenge in the House of Usher”, “The Living Dead Girl”, and more.

2009 – Jack Lewis who wrote the screenplays for “The Amazing Transparent Man” and “Billy the Kid vs Dracula”.

1997 – Edward Mulhare, who played the title role in the TV series “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and in the film “Eye Of The Devil.”

1996 – John Abbott who appeared in the films “The Vampire’s Ghost” and “Cry of the Werewolf”.

1996 – Roland Varno, starred in “Scared To Death” with Bela and “Return of the Vampire” with, guess who, again Bela.

1987 – Hermione Gingold who appeared in “Munster, Go Home”.

1969 – Richard Garland who appeared in the Roger Corman films “Attack of the Crab Monsters,” “The Undead” and “Panic In Year Zero”.

1969 – Paul Birch who appeared in the films “The Beast With a Million Eyes,” “The Day the World Ended” and “Not of This Earth”.

 

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 24

A Witch of Salem Town (1915)
Valley of the Zombies (1946)
The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
Dawn of the Dead (1979)
Tales From the Hood (1995)

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May 25

BORN ON MAY 25

1976 – Cillian Murphy, who starred in “Redeye” and “28 Days Later”.

1970 – Neil Marshall, British writer/director of such films as “Centurion”, “Doomsday”, “The Descent”, and “Dog Soldiers.”

1970 – Jamie Kennedy who starred as “Randy” in the “Scream”.

1969 – Anne Heche who played “Marion Crane” in the 1998 remake of “Psycho” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

1964 – Ray Steveson, appeared in “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”.

1939 – Ian McKellen who appeared in the films “The X-Men,” “X-Men 2,” “Gods and Monsters” and “Lord of the Rings.”

1935 – Ann Robinson starred in the 1953 version of “War of the Worlds,” as well as the TV series of the same name in 1988 and appeared alongside her “War of the Worlds” co-star, Gene Barry, in the 2005 remake, as the “Grandmother” and “Grandfather.”

1926 – Claude Akins who appeared in the films “The Curse,” and the TV movie “The Night Stalker.”

1902 – Charles Barton who directed the films “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,” “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff” and the TV series, “The Munsters.”

 

DIED ON MAY 25

2007 – Charles Nelson Reilly who starred on the TV series “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and as “Jose Chung” on “The X-Files”.

2007 – Lee Frost who directed “The Thing With Two Heads”.

2007 – Laurie Bartram, who appeared in “Friday The 13th” and “The House of Seven Corpses”.

2000 – Francis Lederer who appeared in “Terror Is a Man” and “The Return of Dracula,” playing “Dracula” himself, reprised his version of “Dracula” in an episode of “Night Gallery” entitled “The Devil Is Not Mocked.”

1993 – Dan Seymour who appeared in “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy,” “Return of the Fly” and “Escape To Witch Mountain”.

1990 – Vic Tayback, roles included “Blood and Lace,” “Door To Door Maniac” and “Mansion of the Doomed.”

1954 – Hans Janowitz who wrote the screenplays for “The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari” and “Der Januskopf ” a.k.a. “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.

 

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 25

The Body Snatcher (1945) – NYC
The Cabinet of Calagari (1962) – NYC
Alien (1979) – USA (limited)
The Brood (1979)
Dead Calm (1989) – Australia
Possessed By the Night (1994) – USA (video premiere)
Witchcraft X: Mistress of the Craft (1999)
Bug (2007)
House of Black Wings (2010)

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