August 11

BORN ON August 11

1983 – Chris Hemsworth who played “Thor” in the films “Thor”, “Thor: The Dark World”, “The Avengers”. He also appeared in “The Cabin in the Woods”.

1965 – Embeth Davidtz, appeared in “Thir13en Ghosts”, “Fallen”, “Army of Darkness”, “Mutator” and more.

1947 – Stuart Gordon whose film credits include “Re-Animator,” “From Beyond,” “Castle Freak” and “Dagon” just to name a few.

1937 – Anna Massey, film appearances include “Peeping Tom,” “Frenzy” and “The Vault of Horror.”

1922 – Composer Ron Grainer, themes for “Tales of the Unexpected” and the score for the film “The Omega Man.”

1905 – Georges Rigaud who appeared in “Eye of the Devil,” “Santo vs. Dr. Death” and “Horror Express.”

DIED ON August 11

2014 – Robin Williams, acclaimed comedian and actor starred in the thrillers “Insomnia” and “One Hour Photo”.

1994 – Screen legend Peter Cushing thrilled us in “Shock Waves”, “Star Wars”, “The Ghoul”, “Legend of the Werewolf”, “The Beast Must Die”, “The Creeping Flesh” and countless more.

1988 – Anne Ramsey who appeared in the films “Deadly Friend”.

1975 – Howard Wendell appeared in “The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake”.

1973 – Peggie Castle appeared in “Beginning of the End” and “Back From the Dead”.


King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) – Japan
Attack of the Mushroom People – aka Matango (1963)
Dogora The Space Monster (1964)
Beast of Morocco (1968)
City of the Living Dead (1980) – Italy
A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Pulse (2006)
Splatter Disco (2007)
Vampire Black: Trail of the Dead (2008)
The Last Resort (2009) – DVD premiere

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August 12

BORN ON August 12

1986 – Elise Avellan, twin sister of Electra, has appeared in “Machete Kills”, “Machete”, “The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond”, “Planet Terror”, and “Death Proof.”

1985 – Jade Tailor, has appeared in “Cam2Cam”, “True Blood (TV Series)”, “Dark Reel”, “Crimson”, “You’re So Dead.”

1981 – Natalie Mendoza, starred in “The Descent”, “The Descent: Part 2”, “Surviving Evil”, and “BeastMaster (TV Series).”

1972 – Rebecca Gayheart who appeared in the films “Urban Legend,” “Scream 2,” “From Dusk Til Dawn 3,” “Santa’s Slay” and the Showtime series “Dead Like Me.”

1956 – Bruce Greenwood, who appeared in the films “Disturbing Behavior”.

1954 – Sam Jones who played the title role in the 1980 version of “Flash Gordon” and appeared in the film “Revamped.”

1950 – Jim Beaver, has starred in “Supernatural (TV Series)”, “Crimson Peak”, “Tremors (TV Series)”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, and much more.

1947 – John Nathan-Turner, who produced the “Dr. Who” TV series from 1980 to 1989.

1939 – George Hamilton, who played “Count Dracula” in “Love At First Bite” (1979) and starred in the film “The Power” and the TV movie “The Dead Don’t Die.”

1931 – William Goldman who wrote the screenplays for the films “The Stepford Wives,” “Magic” and “Misery.”

1928 – Dan Curtis who produced the original and 1990 versions of the TV series “Dark Shadows” and such films as “The Night Stalker,” “The Night Strangler” and “Trilogy of Terror.”

1898 – Oskar Homolka, who appeared in the films “The Invisible Woman,” “Mr. Sardonicus” and the 1968 TV version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”

1893 – Howard Smith who appeared in the films “I Bury the Living” and “Face of Fire.”

DIED ON August 12

2007 – Aida Young, produced many Hammer films including “Hands of the Ripper”, “Scars of Dracula”, “Taste the Blood of Dracula”, “Dracula Has Risen from the Grave”, “One Million Years B.C.” and more. She passed away at the age of 86.

2000 – Loretta Young, who appeared with Lon Chaney in “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” and “Seven Footprints To Satan,” passed away at the age of 87.

1999 – Ross Eliot, who appeared in “Tarantula,” (1955) “Monster on Campus” and as attorney “Paul Lowe” in “The Indestructible Man,” passed away at the age of 82.

1982 – Henry Fonda, who starred in the films “The Swarm,” “Tentacles” and “Fail Safe,” passed away at the age of 77.


Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1941) – New York City
Back From the Dead (1957)
The Unknown Terror (1957)
Black Sunday (1960) – Italy
The Pit And The Pendulum (1961)
Suspiria (1977)
Funeral Home (1980)
Cujo (1983)
Mindwarp (1992) – video premiere
The Skeleton Key (2005)
Final Destination 5 (2011)

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August 13

Born On August 13

1983 – Sebastian Stan, appeared in “The Covenant”.

1972 – Crystal Allen, appeared in “Ghost Storm”, “Anacondas: Trail of Blood”, “Anaconda III.”

1920 – Neville Brand appeared in “The Psychic Killer,” “Eaten Alive” and the TV movie “Killdozer.”

1909 – John Beal, played in “The Vampire,” and also appeared in “Amityville 3D” and the original “Dark Shadows” TV series.

1899 – Great Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock. He directed such films as “Psycho”, “The Birds”, “Frenzy”, “North By Northwest”, “Vertigo,” Rope (1948), Strangers on a Train (1951) and many more.

Died On August 13

1999 – Charles Macaulay appeared in “The House of Seven Corpses,” “The Twilight People” and “Dracula” in the film “Blacula”.

1986 – Helen Mack who appeared in “Son of Kong”.

1984 – Alberto Lupo who played “The Atom Age Vampire”.

1946 – H.G. Wells author of such classic novels as “The Island of Dr. Moreau”, “The Invisible Man”, “The Shape of Things to Come”, “The Time Machine”, “The War of the Worlds”, “The Food of the Gods”, “Empire of the Ants”, all of which have been adapted into films, some of them multiple times.

Films Released On August 13

Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) – New York City premiere
Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
The Land That Time Forgot (1975)
Futureworld (1976)
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Braindead aka Dead Alive (1992) – New Zealand
Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
Terror Toons (2002)
Alien vs Predator (2004)
Gozu (2004) – Los Angeles

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August 14

BORN ON August 14

1983 – Mila Kunis starred in “American Psycho II: All American Girl”.

1968 – Ben Bass, appeared in “Night Visions (TV Series)”, “The Hunger (TV Series)”, “Bride of Chucky” and “Forever Knight (TV Series).”

1966 – Halle Berry, played in “Gothika”, “The Call”, “Dark Tide.”

1957 – Tony Moran claim he portrayed “Michael Myers” in the original “Halloween” and “American Poltergeist.”

1950 – Jim Wynorski some of his films are “Chopping Mall”, “Transylvania Twist”, “976-Evil II”, “Dinosaur Island”, “Vampirella”, “The Bare Wench Project”, and so many more.

1946 – Antonio Fargas, appeared in the “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” TV series and the films “Firestarter” and “Howling VI.”

1926 – Alice Ghostley appeared in the film “Blue Sunshine”, and played ‘Granny” in “Addam’s Family Reunion”.

1920 – Nehemiah Persoff appeared in the films “The Power,” “The Psychic Killer” and in the 1973 TV movie “Dracula.”

1901 – George Worthing Yates, who wrote the screenplays for the films “Attack of the Puppet People,” “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” and “Them!

DIED ON August 14

2014 – Madeleine Collinson, appeared “Twins of Evil.”

2012 – Ron Palillo, appeared in “Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI”, “Hellgate”, “Trees 2: The Root of All Evil.”

1987 – Sydney Bromley appeared in “Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell,” “Prehistoric Women” and “An American Werewolf In London”.

1985 – Gale Sondergaard appeared in the 1939 version of “The Cat and the Canary,” the 1941 version of “The Black Cat” and “The Invisible Man’s Revenge”.

1984 – J.B. Priestley who wrote the novel “Benighted” on which the film “The Old Dark House”.

1982 – Patrick Magee appeared in “Tales From the Crypt,” “Asylum,” “Dementia 13,″ The Masque of the Red Death (1964), The Monster Club (1981) and “A Clockwork Orange”.

1972 – Eddie Carmel played in “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die”.

1970 – Steve Darell appeared in “The Monolith Monsters” and “Tarantula” (1955)


Witchfinder General (1968) – New York City
Deadly Blessing (1981)
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
The Monster Squad (1987)
Single White Female 1992
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)

Vengeance of the Dead (2001)
Unearthed (2004)
Bikini Girls on Ice (2009)
District 9 (2009)
Psychopath (2009)
Grace (2009) – USA limited
Raven (2009) – Los Angeles
The Id Proxy (2009)

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August 15

BORN ON August 15

1990 – Jennifer Lawrence, starred in “House at the End of the Street” and “The Devil You Know”.

1985 – Emily Kinney, starred as “Beth Greene” in “The Walking Dead (TV Series)” and “The Following (TV Series).”

1974 – Natasha Henstridge who starred in the films “Species,” “Species II,” “Species III” and “Ghosts of Mars.”

1972 – Ben Affleck appeared in “Phantoms,” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.

1970 – Anthony Anderson, appeared in “Scary Movie 3 & 4″ and “Urban Legends: Final Cut.”

1950 – Gaylen Ross, in “Dawn of the Dead (1978),” “Madman” and “Creepshow.”

1936 – Pat Priest who played “Marilyn Munster” on the series “The Munsters,” and appeared in the film “The Incredible Two Headed Transplant.”

1933 – Lori Nelson who starred in “Revenge of the Creature,” “The Day the World Ended” and “The Naked Monster.”

1929 – Gordon Russell who wrote for the original “Dark Shadows” and wrote the screenplay for “House of Dark Shadows.”

1924 – Vincent Beck who played “Voldar” in “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.”

1919 –  Huntz Hall filmed “Spooks Run Wild” and “Ghosts On the Loose.”

1903 – Charles Gemora, who in “I Married a Monster From Outer Space,” the 1932 version of “Murders In the Rue Morgue” and “War of the Worlds.”

DIED ON August 15

2013 – Lisa Robin Kelly, appeared in “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, “Amityville: Dollhouse”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, and “Terror in the Shadows.”

2007 – Anthony Carras, producer of the films “Comedy of Terrors,” “Ghost in the Invisible Bikini”.

1996 – Joe Seneca, appeared in “Friday the 13th (TV Series) and “The Blob” remake.

1988 – Ronald Stein who composed for “Spider Baby,” “Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet” “and “The Haunted Palace.”

1979 – William Schramm who appeared in “Dracula’s Daughter”.


The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Targets (1968)
Manhunter (1986)
The Fly (1986)
Event Horizon (1997)
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
Freddy vs Jason (2003)
Mutation (2006)
Snakes on a Train (2006)
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007) – USA limited
Mirrors (2008)

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August 16

BORN ON August 16

1991 – Evanna Lynch, who played “Luna” in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” and the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.”

1988 – Rumer Willis, who starred in “Sorority Row” and “From Within.”

1985 – Agnes Bruckner, appeared in “Occult”, “The Pact”, “Vacancy 2: The First Cut”, “Blood and Chocolate”, “The Woods”, “Venom”, and more.

1982 – Cam Gigandet, who played the villainous vampire “James” in the first “Twilight” film as well as “Priest”, “Pandorum”, “The Unborn”, “The Roomate.”

1960 – Timothy Hutton who appeared in the films “The Dark Half,” “Iceman,” “The Temp” and “Secret Window.”

1958 – Rachel Talalay, is a producer/director known for “Ghost In The Machine”, “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare”, “Supernatural (TV Series)”, “Wolf Lake (TV Series)” and more.

1958 – Angela Bassett who appeared in the films “Vampire In Brooklyn,” “Innocent Blood” and “Strange Days.”

1954 – Producer/writer/director James Cameron whose film credits include “The Terminator,” “Aliens,” “The Abyss”.

1953 – Caitlin O’Heaney, has appeared in “Late Phases”, “Wolfen”, “He Knows You’re Alone”, and “Savage Weekend.”

1937 – Lorraine Gary who played in the films “Jaws,” “Jaws 2″ and “Jaws the Revenge.”

1933 – Julie Newmar played in the films “Deep Space” and “Evils of the Night.”

1930 – Robert Culp starred in “The Demon With the Glass Hand” episode of the original “Outer Limits” TV show and “Santa’s Slay,” “The Chill Factor” and the film “Silent Night, Deadly Night 3.”

1910 – Mae Clarke, portrayed “Elizabeth” in the original “Frankenstein.”

1899 – Glenn Strange who played the “Frankenstein Monster” in the later Universal horror films such as “House of Frankenstein,” “House of Dracula” and “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein.”

DIED ON August 16

2004 – Acquanetta, played in, “The Ape Woman” in both “Jungle Captive” and “Captive Wild Woman,” also co-starred in “The Lost Continent” (1951) and “Dead Man’s Eyes.”

2002 – Jeff Corey, who appeared in the films “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” and “In Cold Blood”.

1956 – The one true “Dracula”, Bela Lugosi passed away.


The Unholy Three (1925)
The Bride (1985)
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
The Borrower (1991) – Chicago
Bordello of Blood (1996)
The Fan (1995)
Dementia: An Experiment In Terror (2006)
The Slasher (2009)

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August 17

BORN ON August 17

1994 – Taissa Farmiga, starred in “American Horror Story (TV Series)”, and “The Final Girls” and “Mary Shelley’s Monster.”

1982 – Mark Salling, appeared in “The Graveyard” and “Children of the Corn: The Gathering.”

1969 – Donnie Wahlberg, appeared in, “The Sixth Sense,” “Dead Silence” and “Saw II, III & IV.”

1968 – Helen McCrory, appeared in “Interview With a Vampire”, “Frankenstein (TV Movie)”, “Penny Dreadful (TV Series)”, and “The Woman in Black: Angel of Death.”

1961 – Ashlie Rhey, appeared in “Pot Zombies 2: More Pot, Less Plot”, “Dead Country”, “Cannibal Taboo”, “No Rest for the Wicked”, “Witchcraft 7: Judgement Hour”, “Body Count”, The Summoned” and more.

1951 – Robert Joy, appears in “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem”, “The Hills Have Eyes” remake, “Land of the Dead”, “Resurrection” and more.

1946 – Shane Briant, appeared in the Hammer Films “Straight on Till Morning”, ”Demons of the Mind”, “Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell”, “Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter”, as well as “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and the upcoming “Sherlock Holmes vs. Frankenstein.”

1943 – Robert De Niro, who played “The Creature” in the 1994 version of “Frankenstein” and “Angel Heart.”

1930 – Glenn Corbett appeared in “Homicidal,” and made appearances in the TV shows “Night Gallery,” and “Manimal.”

1918 – Evelyn Ankers, who appeared in the Universal films “The Wolf Man,” “The Mad Ghoul” and “The Ghost of Frankenstein.”

DIED ON August 17

2004 – Kathy Lutz, who lived in the house in Amityville which her and her family proclaimed to be haunted, on which the book and movie, the “Amityville Horror” was based.

1995 – Helen Christie, she appeared in “Lust for a Vampire” and “Rasputin: The Mad Monk.”


The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)
The Soul of a Monster (1944)
Cry of the Werewolf (1944)
Lost Continent (1951)
Dreamscape (1984)
The Exorcist III (1990)
The Cell (2000) – Century City, CA premiere
Biker Zombies (2001)
Dead Moon Rising (2007) – Fright Night Film Festival
The Invasion (2007)

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