August 18

BORN ON August 18

1969 – Christian Slater, who has starred in the films “Tales From the Darkside: the Movie,” “Hollow Man II,” “Alone In The Dark” and “Interview With the Vampire.”

1968 – Griffin Drew who starred in such films as, “The Bare Wench Project,” and “Dinosaur Island.”

1968 – Julie K. Smith, appeared in “The Bare Wench Project”, the 1995 remake of “The Wasp Woman” as well as “Sorceress II: the Temptress”.

1951 – Teri McMinn, starred in the original “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and “Butcher Boys.”

1933 – Roman Polanski, directed such films as “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Tenant” and “The Fearless Vampire Killers” and “The Ninth Gate”.

1930 – Grant Williams played in “The Incredible Shrinking Man,” “The Monolith Monsters” and “Brain of Blood.”

1929 – Joan Taylor, who appeared in the films “20 Million Miles To Earth” and “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.”

1922 – Shelly Winters who appeared in the films “Who Slew Auntie Roo?,” “Tentacles” and “The Devil’s Daughter.”

DIED ON August 18

1991 – David Gale in the films “Re-Animator” and “Bride of the Re-Animator”.

1970 – Soledad Miranda appeared in “She Killed in Ecstasy”, “Vampyros Lesbos”, “Count Dracula”, “Nightmares Come at Night”, “Sound of Horror.”


The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971) – Italy

Godzilla (2000)

The Cell (2000)
Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies (2001)
Snakes On A Plane (2006)

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August 19

Born On August 19

1978 – Michelle Borth, appears in “Supernatural (TV Series)”, “Trespassers”, “Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders”, “Komodo vs. Cobra.”

1965 – Kevin Dillion starred in the 1988 remake of “The Blob” and “Out For Blood,” and “Tales from The Crypt” episode entitled “House of Horror.”

1963 – Darcy DeMoss, appeared in “666: Devilish Charm”, “666: Kreepy Kerry”, “A Bucket of Blood”, “Pale Blood”, “Night Life”, “Return to Horror High”, “Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI.”

1956 – Adam Arkin appeared in “Halloween H2O” and “Full Moon High.”

1955 – Peter Gallagher appeared in the 1999 remake of “House On Haunted Hill” and the film “Mother’s Boys.”

1933 – Debra Paget appeared in “The Haunted Palace” and “Tales of Terror.”

1926 – Angus Scrimm, best known for portraying “The Tall Man” in the “Phantasm” series of films.

1924 – William Marshall played in “Blacula”, “Scream Blacula Scream,” “The Boston Strangler,” “Abby” and “Dinosaur Valley Girls.”

1903 – Claude Dauphin appeared in “Phantom of the Rue Morgue”.

1899 – Olga Baclanova appeared in the film Freaks (1932).

1894 – Harvey B. Dunn who appeared in the films “Teenagers From Outer Space,” “Night of the Ghouls” and “Bride of the Monster.”

Died On August 19

2011 – Jimmy Sangster, was a writer/producer/director of such films as “The Horror of Frankenstein”, “Lust for a Vampire”, “Fear in the Night”, “The Curse of Frankenstein”, “Horror of Dracula”, “The Mummy”, “The Brides of Dracula”, “Dracula: Prince of Darkness” and so many more films.

2005 – Mel Welles, starred in “Abbott & Costello Meet The Mummy,” “Attack of the Crab Monsters,” “The She Beast” and the original “Little Shop of Horrors”.

1991 – Oliver Drake, wrote the screenplays for “The Mummy’s Curse” and “Las Vegas Strangler”.

1987 – Hayden Rorke appeared in “The Night Walker” and “When Worlds Collide”.

1984 – George Meeker, appeared in “The Invisible Monster,” and “Dead Man’s Eyes”.

1961 – Charles Gemora, appeared in “I Married a Monster From Outer Space,” “War of the Worlds,” “Island of Lost Souls” (1933) and “The Unholy Three” (1930).

Films Released On August 19

The Horror of It All (1963) – Phoenix
Aenigma (1987) – Portugal
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Dead Doll (2004)
Red Eye (2005)
Fright Night (2011)

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August 20

Born On August 20

1982 – Meghan Ory, appeared in “Dark House”, “Nightmare”, “Vampire High (TV Series).”

1974 – Misha Collins, is best known for portraying “Castiel” in “Supernatural (TV Series).”

1974 – Amy Adams, appeared in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)” and “Psycho Beach Party.”

1953 – Peter Horton, appeared in “Children of the Corn,” “Fade To Black,” and starred in the TV show “Brimstone.”

1947 – Ray Wise, appeared in “Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales”, “Big Ass Spider!”, “Chillerama”, “Jeepers Creepers II”, “The Crow”, “Twin Peaks (TV Series)”, “Robocop” and many more.

1943 – Sylvester McCoy appeared in the 1979 screen version of “Dracula.”

1937 – Anthony Ainley appeared in “The Blood On Satan’s Claw,” and “The Land That Time Forgot.”

1915 – Tom Duggan who appeared in “Frankenstein 1970.”

1907 – André Morell, who appeared in the films “The Giant Behemoth,” “The Plague of the Zombies” and “The Mummy’s Shroud.”

1890 – H.P. Lovecraft many novels that have been made into movies in one form or another were, “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” (Haunted Palace, The Resurrected) “Herbert West – The Re-Animator” (The Re-Animator, Bride of the Re-Animator, Beyond the Re-Animator) and “The Colour Out Of Space” (The Curse, Die Monster Die).

Died On August 20

2012 – Phyllis Diller, appeared in “Casper’s Scare School”, “The Boneyard”, “Doctor Hackenstein”, “Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)”, “Night Gallery (TV Series)”, “Mad Monster Party?” and more.

2001 – Walter Reed who appeared in the films “Flying Disc Men From Mars” and “How To Make a Monster”.

1974 – Ilona Massey who portrayed “Baroness Elsa Frankenstein ” in “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,” passed away at the age of 64.

Films Released On August 20

Whatever Happened To Aunt Alice? (1969)
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

Blood: The Last Vampire (2001) – Portugal
The Erotic Rites of Countess Dracula (2001)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Open Water (2004)
Jingles the Clown (2009)
Piranha 3D (2010)

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August 21

BORN ON August 21

1989 – Hayden Panettiere, appeared in “Scream 4”.

1975 – Alicia Witt who appeared in “Urban Legend”.

1967 – Carrie Anne Moss appeared in “Disturbia.”

1956 – Kim Cattrall, appeared in “Modern Vampires.”

1945 – Patricia McCormak played in “The Bad Seed,” “Bug” and “Saturday the 14th Strikes Back.”

1920 – Earl Rowe played in “Blob.”

1912 – Paul Landres directed films “The Return of Dracula,” “The Flame Barrier,” and “The Vampire.”

1895 – Marie Blake, who was best known for her role of “Grandmama Addams” in “The Addams Family (TV Series).” She also appeared in “Phantom of the Rue Morgue” and countless other films.

DIED ON August 21

2000 – John Hayes, directed “Grave of the Vampire” and “Dream No Evil,”.

1988 – Jerry Warren, produced/wrote/directed the films “Teenage Zombies,” “Manbeast” and “The Incredible Petrified World,” and who Americanized many Mexican horror films.

1981 – Eddie Byrne, appeared in “Jack the Ripper” (1959), “The Mummy” (1959) and “Island of Terror”.

1958 – Kurt Neumann, directed “The Fly,” “Kronos” and “Rocketship X-M,” passed away on at the age of 50.


The Seventh Victim (1943)
An American Werewolf In London (1981)
Blade (1998)
Carnival of Souls (1998)
Devil In the Flesh (1998) – USA TV premiere
Reptilian aka Reptile (2001)  – USA video premiere
The Risen (2004)
Strange Aeons: The Thing on the Doorstep (2005)
Rising Dead (2007)
The Minstrel Killer (2009)

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August 22

BORN ON August 22

1979 – Brandon Quintin Adams, was a child actor who appeared in “Ghost in the Machine”, “Nightmare Cafe (TV Series)”, “The People Under the Stairs”, “The Sandlot” and more.

1967 – Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, appeared in “The Thing” remake, “Lost (TV Series)”, “The Mummy Returns.”

1965- Courtney Gains, appears in “Mimesis”, “Alien Encounter”, “King Cobra”, “Back to the Future”, “Children of the Corn.”

1958 – Colm Feore, appeared in “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, “Storm of the Century (TV Mini-Series).”

1945 – David Chase wrote for the TV series “Kolchak: The Night Stalker,” and the screenplay for the film “Grave of the Vampire”.

1920 – Ray Bradbury works made into films include “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and ‘The Illustrated Man.

1900 – Jean Yarbrough, directed “The Devil Bat,” “King of the Zombies” and “She-Wolf of London.”

DIED ON August 22

2005 – Romi Koch, starred in “Dead Doll.”

2000 – Toru Tanaka, appeared in “Alligator II,” “Darkman” and “The Running Man”.

1980 – Norman Shelley, known for “Jack the Ripper (TV Mini-Series)”, “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed”, “The Monkey’s Paw”, “Daughter of Darkness” and more.

1977 – Sebastian Cabot, appeared in “Twice Told Tales.”

1991 – Colleen Dewhurst appeared in “The Dead Zone,” “The Boy Who Could Fly” and provided the voice of “Satan” in the film “Exorcist III”.

1963 – Perry Ivins, appeared as “Fritz” in “Son of Frankenstein”, “Thriller (TV Series)”, “Mystery of the Wax Museum.”


Curse Of The Voodoo aka Voodoo Blood Death (1965)
Night of the Creeps (1986)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Mimic (1997)
Forest Of The Damned (2006)
I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006)

Satan’s Playground (2006)
Cthulhu (2007) – USA limited

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August 23

Born On August 23


1983 – Ruta Gedmintas, appeared in “The Strain (TV Series)”, “Ripper Street (TV Series)”, and “Prowl.”

1929 – Vera Miles, who starred in the films “Psycho,” “Brain Waves” and “Psycho II.”

Died On August 23

2006 – Ed Warren, 1/2 of the husband and wife demonologist team that investigated many high profile haunting and possession cases including the house in which the Amityville Haunting was based on. He and his wife were portrayed in the blockbuster hit “The Conjuring.”

2005 – Brock Peters, appeared in “Soylent Green,” and “Alligator II: The Mutation”.

2002 – Dennis Fimple, played in “House of 1000 Corpses,” the 1976 version of “King Kong” and “Creature From Black Lake.”

1975 – Hank Patterson, appeared in “Monster on the Campus”, “Earth vs the Spider”, “Attack of the Puppet People”, “The Amazing Colossal Man”, “Beginning of the End”, “Tarantula” and more.

1966 – Francis X. Bushman, appeared in “12 To the Moon,” “Phantom Planet” and “Ghost In the Invisible Bikini,”

Films Released On August 23

Godzilla (1985)
Teen Wolf (1985)
Warning Sign (1985)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Exorcism (2003) – Beverly Hills
Ringu 0: Bâsudei (2005) – USA DVD premiere

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August 24

BORN ON August 24

1981 – Chad Michael Murray, starred in “The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia”, “House of Wax” remake.

1975 – James D’Arcy, appears in “Hitchcock”, “In Their Skin”, “Rise: Blood Hunter”, “An American Haunting”, “Exorcist: The Beginning” and more.

1973 – Ele Keats, appeared in “Ouija: Origin of Evil”, “Insidious: Chapter 3”, and “Night Stalker (TV Series)”.

1961 – Jared Harris, starred in “Poltergeist” remake, “The Quiet Ones”, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, “Fringe (TV Series)”, “The Ward”, “From Within”, “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” and more.

1960 – Takashi Miike, producer and director of “Masters of Horror (TV Series)”, “One Missed Call”, “Ichi the Killer”, “Audition” and more.

1963 – Dawna Lee Heising, appeared in “2 Jennifer”, “Ballet of Blood”, “After School Massacre”, “Legend of the Red Reaper”, “Creep Creepersin’s Dracula”, “Deadly Revisions”, Beach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills (2016), Meathook Massacre II (2017), Paranormal Extremes: Text Messages from the Dead (2015), Slink (2013), Deadly Revisions (2013) and many more.

1945 – Ronee Blakley, appeared in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “A Return to Salem’s Lot”, “Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)” and more.

1937 – Connie Mason, appeared in, “2000 Maniacs” and “Blood Feast,” and “Black Mamba.”

1934 – Kenny Baker appeared in “Circus of Horrors” and “Time Bandits.”

1923 – Helena Carter, appeared in the 1953 version of “Invaders From Mars.”

1923 – Joan Chandler appeared in “How To Make a Monster” and Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948).

1909 – Larry Barton appeared in “Hillbillys in a Haunted House,” “Raiders from Beneath the Sea” and “The Human Duplicators.”

1908 – Helena Grant appeared in “Werewolf of London” and “The Uninvited.”

1900 – Preston Foster appeared in “Doctor X” and “The Time Travelers.”

1897 – Richard Bartell appeared in 1943 version of “The Phantom of the Opera” and in “Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man.”

1895 – Victor Halperin, who directed the films “White Zombie” and “Revolt of the Zombies.”

DIED ON August 24

2013 – Julie Harris, starred in “The Haunting”, “The Outer Limits (TV Series)”, “Lucifer’s Child”, “The Dark Half”, “Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)”, and more.

1998 – E.G. Marshall appeared in “Creepshow,” and “Two Evil Eyes.”

1949 – Rita Carlyle, appeared in “Vampire Bat” and the 1941 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.


Spook Busters (1946)
The Uncanny (1977) – Montreal Film Festival
Boogeyman II (1983)
Darkman (1990)
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Corpses (2004)
Vampz (2004)