July 7

BORN ON July 7

1959 – Billy Campbell, who appeared in the 1992 version of “Dracula”.

1949 – Shelley Duvall who appeared in “The Shining,” “Big Monster on Campus” and “Frankenweenie.”

1928 – Patricia Hitchcock, daughter of Alfred Hitchcock, a brief part as “Caroline” in her father’s film “Psycho.”

1928 – Vince Edwards who appeared in “Return To Horror High” and “Cellar Dweller.”

1927 – Richard Garland who appeared in “Attack of the Crab Monsters,” “The Undead” and “Panic In Year Zero.”

1925 – Yvonne Mitchell who appeared in “Crucible of Horror,” “Demons of the Mind” and in the 1952 TV version of “1984.”

1924 – Mary Ford who appeared in “Queen of Outer Space”.

1919 – Jon Pertwee appeared in “The House That Dripped Blood,” “Carry On Screaming”.

1913 – Fred F. Sears who directed the films “The Giant Claw,” “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” and “The Werewolf.”

1907 – Sci-fi writer Robert A. Heinlein, whose novels include “The Puppet Masters,” “Rocketship Galileo” and “Starship Troopers.”

1901 – Sam Katzman, production credits include “Spooks Run Wild,” “It Came From Beneath the Sea” and “The Werewolf.”

1887 – Raymond Hatton, who appeared in the films “The Day the World Ended” “Invasion of the Saucer Men” and “In Cold Blood.”


DIED ON July 7

1982 – Fred Stuthman who portrayed horror host Jeeper’s Keeper.

1973 – Veronica Lake who appeared in “I Married a Witch” and “Flesh Feast,” passed away at the age of 53.

1930 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle passed away at the age of 71.



The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)
Species (1995)
Kraa! The Sea Monster (1998)
Scary Movie (2000)
Tales of Terror and Love (2001)
Adelle (2010)
D4 (2011)

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July 8

BORN ON July 8

1982 – Sophia Bush, appeared in “Stay Alive” and “The Hitcher”.

1977 – Milo Ventimiglia, appeared in “Cursed”, “Stay Alive” and “Kiss of the Damned”.

1973 – Kathleen Robertson, starred in “Psycho Beach Party” and “Scary Movie 2.”

1965 – Corey Parker who appeared in “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning,” “Big Man On Campus” and “Scream For Help.”

1959 – Lori Hallier, known for “My Bloody Valentine”, “Heartstopper”, “PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)”, “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, ” Forever Knight (TV Series)”, “Deadly Nightmares (TV Series) aka The Hitchhiker”, “Friday’s Curse (TV Series) aka Friday the 13th The Series”, and more.

1958 – Kevin Bacon who appeared in “Friday the 13th,” “Hollow Man”, “Tremors” and series “The Following”.

1951 – Angelica Houston, appeared in “Addams Family” movies and in the films “The Witches”.

1947 – Kim Darby who appeared in “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” “Teen Wolf Too” and “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.”

1938 – Paul Cronin played in “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things.”

1936 – William Cort who appeared in “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark,” and “Heathers.”

1936 – Ralph Strait who appeared in “Halloween III: Season of the Witch”.

1933 – Marty Feldman played “Igor” in “Young Frankenstein.”

1918 – Craig Stevens appeared in “Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” “The Deadly Mantis” and “The Killer Bees.”

1917 – Glenn Langan starred as “The Amazing Colossal Man” and “The Andromeda Strain.”

1889 – Lambert Hillyer directed “The Invisible Ray” and “Dracula’s Daughter.”


DIED ON July 8

2015 – Irwin Keyes, appeared in “Evil Bong 3-D: The Wrath of Bong”, “Dream Slashers”, “House of 1000 Corpses”, “Disturbed”, “Friday the 13th” and more. He died at 63.

2012 – Ernest Borgnine, appeared in “Deadly Blessing”, “Escape From New York”, “The Devil’s Rain”, “Willard”, and many, many more. He died at the age of 95.

1994 – Dick Sargent who played “Darrin” # 2 on “Bewitched” and appeared in the films “The Beast With a Million Eyes” and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” passed away at the age of 64.

1991 – Ben Chapman (no not the Creature one), who was production manager for the films “Invaders From Mars,” “The Giant Gila Monster” and “The Killer Shrews,” passed away on at the age of 82.

1991 – James Franciscus, who appeared in “Beneath the Planet of the Apes,” “The Valley of Gwangi” and “Killer Fish,” also passed away at the age of 57.

1976 – Disney animator Harvey Toombs, who also worked on the 1967 “Spider-Man” cartoon series, passed away at the age of 67.

1973 – Gene L. Coon who was writer/producer for the original “Star Trek” series, passed away at the age of 49.



The Raven (1935)
Ghost Ship (1952)
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1966)

Phantasm II (1988)
Dark Water (2005)

The Descent (2005) – UK & Ireland

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July 9

BORN ON July 9

1971 – Scott Grimes, starred in “Night Life”, “Critters” and “Critters 2.”

1959 – Kevin Nash, appeared in “Monster Brawl”, “River of Darkness”, “The Punisher.”

1957 – Kelly McGillis, appeared in “Stake Land”, “The Innkeepers” and “Z Nation (TV Series).”

1945 – Horror/thriller/sci-fi author Dean R. Koontz, he wrote such novels as “Watchers”, “Phantoms”, “Night Chills”, “Hideaway”, “Whispers” and many others.

1942 – Richard Roundtree appeared in “Amityville: A New Generation,” “Se7en”.

1927 – Susan Cabot who appeared in “War of the Satellites,” “The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent” and “The Wasp Woman.”


DIED ON July 9

2010 – Vonetta McGee, who starred in “Blacula” and the TV movie “The Norliss Tapes”.

2007 – The incredibly prolific character actor Charles Lane, he appeared in “Dark Shadows (TV Series)”, “Strange Invaders”, “Strange Behavior”, “The Munsters (TV Series)”, “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”, “Twilight Zone (TV Series)”, “The Invisible Woman”, and many more.

2007 – Jerry Ito appeared in “Mothra,” “Message From Space” and “The Manster”.

2002 – Rod Steiger played in “The Amityville Horror,” “American Gothic” and “Mars Attacks!”.

1985 – Rafael Campos who appeared in the films “Lady In a Cage,”  “The Astro Zombies” and in the TV series “V”.

1983 – Robert Dawn, was a makeup technician on films like “Christine”, “Damien: Omen II”, “Death Moon”, “Castle of Evil”, “Psycho” and more.



House of Exorcism (1976)

Burial Ground (1981) – Italy
Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999) – TV premiere
Predators (2010)

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July 10

BORN ON July 10

1942 – The late, legendary heavy metal singer, Ronnie James Dio.

1941 – Robert Pine, was best known for playing “Sgt. Joseph Getraer” in “CHiPs (TV Series)”, but he also appeared in “Munster, Go Home!”, “Lost in Space (TV Series)”, “Empire of the Ants”, “Tales of the Unexpected (TV Mini-Series)”, “Independence Day” and more.

1938 – Model and dancer Tura Satana, appeared in “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”, “The Astro-Zombies”, “Mark of the Astro-Zombies”, “Astro Zombies: M3 – Cloned” and “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.”

1931 – The late Nick Adams who appeared in “Frankenstein Conquers the World,” “Monster Zero” and “Die Monster Die” with Boris Karloff.

1929 – George Clayton Johnson who wrote the novel “Logan’s Run,” and segment # 2 of “Twilight Zone: The Movie,” as well as for the original and 1980s version of “The Twilight Zone” TV series’.

1926 – Fred Gywnne who played lovable ole “Herman Munster.” He also starred in the film “Pet Sematary.”

1914 – Joe Shuster, who created “Superman.”

1903 – John Wyndham who wrote the novels “Day of the Triffids” and “The Midwich Cuckoos” on which the film “Village of the Damned” was based.


DIED ON July 10

1991 – Del Harris who did sound editing and effects for “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters” and “Hillbillies In a Haunted House”.

1983 – Paul Blaisdell created and played in many AIP films for Roger Corman, Including “The Beast with a Million Eyes”, “Day the World Ended”, “It Conquered the World”, “Invasion of the Saucer Men”, “It! The Terror from Beyond Space”, “The She-Creature”, “Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow” and more.



The Devil-Doll (1936)

Seven Murders for Scotland Yard aka (Jack The Ripper) (1972) – Spain
Day of the Animals (1977) – (re-release)

Escape From New York (1981)
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Universal Soldier (1992)

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July 11

BORN ON July 11

1984 – Serinda Swan, appeared in “Jinn”, “The Tomorrow People (TV Series)”, “Creature”, “Supernatural (TV Series)”, “Smallville (TV Series)”, “Beyond Loch Ness (TV Movie).”

1984 – Rachael Taylor, has appeared in “666 Park Avenue (TV Series)”, “The Darkest Hour”, “Ghost Machine”, “Shutter”, “Transformers”, “See No Evil”, “Man-Thing” and more.

1972 – Michael Rosenbaum, maybe best known for portraying “Lex Luthor” on “Smallville (TV Series).” He has also appeared in “Cursed”, “Urban Legend” and has provided voicework in many DC Superhero animated shows and movies.

1956 – Classic beauty Sela Ward, has appeared in “The Stepfather” remake, “The Day After Tomorrow”, “The Haunting of Sarah Hardy.”

1952 – Stephen Lang, who has appeared in “Salem (TV Series)”, “The Monkey’s Paw”, “Terra Nova (TV Series)”, “Conan the Barbarian”, “Avatar”, “Manhunter” and more.

1943 – Tom Holland who directed and wrote the screen plays for “Thinner,” “Fright Night” and “Child’s Play.” He also had bit parts in the TV min-series “The Stand,” “The Langoliers” and in the film “Psycho II”

1931 – 1950s teen idol, Tab Hunter, who appeared in the film “Grotesque” and the John Waters’ films “Polyester” and “Lust In the Dust.”

1926 – Patrick Wymark who appeared in the films “The Blood On Satan’s Claw,” “Journey To the Far Side of the Sun” and “The Conqueror Worm.”

1926 – Peter Brandon, who appeared in “Whatever Happened To Aunt Alice” and “Altered States.”

1894 – Benjamin H. Kline who was cinematographer on such films as “The Zombies of Mora Tau,” “The Man Who Turned To Stone” and “The Giant Claw.”

DIED ON July 11

2007 – Rod Lauren, who appeared in “The Black Zoo” and “The Crawling Hand,” passed away at the age of 67.

2007 – Richard Franklin who directed the films “FX2” and “Psycho 2,” passed away at the age of 58.

2006 – Barnard Hughes, who starred in “Sisters” and “The Lost Boys,” “Tales From The Crypt” pilot “Trick Or Treat.”

2004 – Frances Hyland, appeared in “When the Dark Man Calls”, “Tales from the Cryptkeeper (TV Series)”, “Tales of the Haunted”, “Happy Birthday to Me”, “The Changeling” and more.

1989 – Sir Laurence Olivier, who appeared in “Clash of the Titans” and played Professor Abraham Van Helsing in the 1979 version of “Dracula,” passed away at the age of 82.

1971 – John W. Campbell Jr., writer of the story “Who Goes There?” which the original film “The Thing from Another World”, John Carpenter’s “The Thing”, and 2011’s remake of “The Thing” were based on.



Mark of the Devil 666: The Moralist (1995)
Zombiegeddon (2003)
The Butcher (2006)
After Sundown (2006)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Lake Dead (2008)


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July 12

BORN ON July 12

1989 – Phoebe Tonkin, has appeared in “Bait”, and “The Secret Circle (TV Series).”

1984 – Natalie Martinez, has starred in “Home Invasion”, “Under the Dome (TV Series)”, and “Death Race.”

1980 – Kristen Connolly, has appeared in “The Bay”, “The Cabin in the Woods”, and “The Happening.”

1978 – Michelle Rodriguez, appears in “Resident Evil: Retribution”, “Battle Los Angeles”, “Avatar”, “The Breed”, “BloodRayne”, and “Resident Evil.”

1945 – Edwin Neal, probably best known for portraying the “Hitchhiker” in “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” appeared in “Halloween: Harvest of Souls 1985″, “Butcher Boys”, “Holy Hell”, “The Man Who Came Back”, “Shudder”, “Satan’s Playground” and many more.

1927 – Jerry Ito who appeared in the films “Mothra,” “Message From Space” and “The Manster.”

1886 – Jean Hersholt who appeared in “The Cat Creeps,” “The Mask of Fu Manchu” and “Mark of the Vampire.”

1882 – Legendary director Tod Browning, whose films includes “London After Midnight,” “Dracula,” “Freaks” and “Mark of the Vampire.”


DIED ON July 12

2001 – Composer James Bernard who scored many Hammer horror films.

1973 – Lon Chaney Jr. played all the monsters in Universal’s arsenal, including The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein and many more. He will forever be known for his role of “Lawrence Talbot” in “The Wolf Man”, “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man”, “House of Frankenstein”, “House of Dracula”, “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein.” He also starred in many more films.



The Unholy Three (1930)
Mad Love (1935)
Frogs (1974) – Portugal

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Dracula III: Legacy (2005)

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July 13

BORN ON July 13

1977 – Ashley Scott, has appeared in “Summoned”, “Fear Itself (TV Series)”, “Dark Angel (TV Series).”

1972 – Ken Ward who played “Johnny” in “Night Of The Living Dead 3D.”

1942 – Harrison starred in “What Lies Beneath”.

1941 – Robert Forster who starred in “Alligator,” the 1998 remake of “Psycho”.

1940 – Patrick Stewart, who also starred in “Green Room,” and ”Lifeforce”.

1928 – Mace Neufeld who produced the films “Transylvania 6-500,” “The Funhouse” and original “Omen.”

1921 – Kenneth Utt who produced “The Silence of the Lambs”.

1895 – Sidney Blackmer who appeared in “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Lady and the Monster.”


DIED ON July 13

2013 – Cory Monteith appeared in “Fear Itself (TV Series)”, “White Noise 2: The Light”, “Hybrid”, “Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep”, “Final Destination 3″, “Bloody Mary”, “Smallville (TV Series)”, “Supernatural (TV Series).”

2012 – Richard D. Zanuck, legendary producer of such films as “Jaws”, “Jaws 2″, “Sssssss”, “Dark Shadows” just to name a few.

2007 – Michael Reardon, who appeared in “Cabin Fever”.

1954 – Irving Pichel, who appeared in “Dracula’s Daughter” and directed the film “Destination Moon”.



The Lost World (1960)
Hands Of The Ripper (1972)
Hunchback of the Morgue (1973) – Spain
Splatter University (1984)
The Invisible Maniac (1990)
Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996)
Vampire Clan (2002)
Dead End Massacre (2004)

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