August 4

BORN ON August 4


1981 – Abigail Spencer, appeared in “The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia”, and “Campfire Stories.”

1975 – Andy Hallett played “Lorne” on the series “Angel.”

1960 – Bernard Rose, director of such films as “Candyman”, “Paperhouse”, “Snuff-Movie.”

1955 – Billy Bob Thorton, appeared in “Armageddon”, “Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town”.

1944 – Richard Belzer, who appeared in the films “The Puppet Masters,” “Species II”.

1923 – Tom Hennesy, stuntman and actor who played the “Gillman” on land in “Revenge of the Creature.”

1918 – Yoshifumi Tajima, starred in the films “Rodan,” “Mothra” and “King Kong vs. Godzilla.”

DIED ON August 4

1981 – Melvyn Douglas, starred in the films “The Old Dark House,” “The Vampire Bat” and “Ghost Story”.

1973 – Producer Sam Katzman, credits include “Spooks Run Wild,” “It Came From Beneath the Sea” and “The Werewolf”.

1963 – Tom Keene, appeared in “Red Planet Mars” and “Plan 9 From Outer Space”.


White Zombie (1932)
Yog, Monster From Space – aka Space Amoeba (1971) – New York City
Night of Dark Shadows (1971)
Cannibal Apocalypse – aka Cannibals in the Streets (1980) – Italy
Hollow Man (2000)
Psycho Beach Party (2000) – NY & NJ
Sorum (2001)
Evil Eyes (2004)
Red Eye (2005) – Los Angeles (premiere)
Motor Home Massacre (2005)
Mutant Chronicles (2008) – DVD premiere
Zombie Dearest (2009)

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August 5

BORN ON August 5

1970 – James Gunn, who wrote the screenplays for the films “Tromeo & Juliet,” “Scooby Doo,” “Scooby Doo 2,” the remake of “Dawn of the Dead.” and “Slither.”

1961 – Tawny Kitaen, starred in the film “Witchboard”.

1951 – John Jarratt, starred in “Wolf Creek 1&2″, “100 Bloody Acres”, “Shiver”, “Rogue”, and more.

1941 – Bob Clark, who directed the films “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things”, “Black Christmas” and “Deathdream.”

1935 – John Saxon, who starred in the films “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Queen Of Blood,” “The Night Caller From Outer Space” and the original “Black Christmas.” He also played “The Vampire” in the 1975 Halloween episode of the series “Starsky & Hutch.”

1918 – Tom Drake, appeared in the films “The Cyclops,” “House of the Black Death” and “The Crackle of Death,” which was a combination of two episodes of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

DIED ON August 5

2014 – Marilyn Burns, starred in the original “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” also appeared in “Sacrament”, “Texas Chainsaw 3D”, “Butcher Boys”, “Forever Knight (TV Series)”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation”, “Werewolf (TV Series)”, “Eaten Alive”, and more.

1995 – Clarice Blackburn, who played “Mrs. Johnson” on the daytime nightmare soap opera “Dark Shadows”.

1991 – Oliver Drake who wrote the screenplay for the film “The Mummy’s Curse”.

1988 – Ralph Meeker, played in the TV movie “The Night Stalker” and appeared in the TV movie “The Dead Don’t Die”

1984 – Richard Burton who starred in “The Medusa Touch,” “Bluebeard” and “The Exorcist II: The Heretic”.


13 Ghosts (1960) – New York City
Castle of the Living Dead (1964)
The Beast That Killed Women (1965)
The Blob (1988)
Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later (1998)
Arachnia (2003)
Baby Blues (2008)
Shadows Light (2008)

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August 6

BORN ON August 6

1982 – Adrianne Curry, has appeared in “Tales of Halloween” and “Fallen Angels.”

1976 – Melissa George, appeared in “Gothica”, “Bag of Bones”, “Triangle”, “30 Days of Night”, “Turistas”, “The Amityville Horror” remake, and more.

1976 – Soleil Moon Frye, appeared in the film “Pumpkinhead II: Bloodwings” and the TV movie “Piranha.”

1974 – Ever Carradine, starred in the film “Dead & Breakfast.”

1973 – Vera Farmiga, starred in “Bates Motel (TV Series)”, “The Conjuring.”

1970 – M. Night Shyamalan, writer/director of the films “The Sixth Sense,” “Unbreakable,” “Signs” and “The Happening.”

1958 – Takuro Tatsumi, who appeared in the film “Godzilla vs. Destroyah.”

1951 – Catherine Hicks starred in Child’s Play (1988).

1938 – Paul Bartel, appeared in the films “Piranha,” “Chopping Mall” and “Escape From L.A.”

1931 – Umbert Lenzi whose films include “City of the Walking Dead,” “Make Them Die Slowly” and “Demoni 3.”

1928 – Artist Andy Warhol, produced the films “Blood For Dracula” and “Flesh For Frankenstein.”

DIED ON August 6

2001 – Robert Dunham appeared in the films “Dagora, the Space Monster,” “The Green Slime” and “Godzilla vs. Megalon”.

1964 – Sir Cedric Hardwicke starred in the films “The Invisible Man Returns,” “Ghost of Frankenstein” and the 1939 version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

1938 – Warner Oland, who starred as “Charlie Chan” in a series of films in the 30’s, and as “Dr. Yogami” in the film “WereWolf of London”.


The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)
Watch Me When I Kill (1977) – Italy

A Blade in the Dark (1983)
The Meteor Man (1993)
My Boyfriend’s Back (1993)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Vampire Whores From Outer Space (2005)

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August 7

BORN ON August 7

1978 – Alexandre Aja, who either wrote and or directed “Horns”, the remakes of “Piranha 3D”, “Mirrors”, “The Hills Have Eyes” also, “High Tension”, in addition Crawl (2019).

1975 – Charlize Theron starred in the films “Children of the Corn III,” the 1998 remake of “Mighty Joe Young,” “The Astronaut’s Wife,” “Prometheus”.

1967 – Charlotte Lewis, starred in “Embrace of the Vampire.”

1963 – Harold Perrineau, starred in “Constantine (TV Series)”, “Z Nation (TV Series)”, “Blade (TV Series)”, “30 Days of Night: Dark Days”, “Lost (TV Series)”, “28 Weeks Later”, and more.

1960 – David Duchovny, star of the TV series “The X-Files”. and the movies based on the series.

1958 – Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of the legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden, one of my favorite bands.

1955 – Wayne Knight, appeared in the films “Jurassic Park,” “Dead Again” and “Basic Instinct.”

1944 – John Glover, who appeared in the films “The Incredible Shrinking Woman,” and “Robocop 2″ .

1942 – Tobin Bell who plays serial killer “Jigsaw” in the “Saw” films. He also appeared in “Boogeyman 2 & 3″, “Manson Family Vacation”, “Dark House” and more.

DIED ON August 7

1999 – Brion James, starred in the film “The Horror Show”.

1994 – Robert Hutton, appeared in the films “Tales from the Crypt,” “Trog” and “Cry of the Banshee”.

1992 – John Anderson, character actor who appeared in “Psycho”, “The Satan Bug”, “Thriller (TV Series)”, “The Twilight Zone (TV Series”, and many more.

1985 – Grayson Hall, who starred as “Dr. Julia Hoffman” on “Dark Shadows,” and appeared in the TV movie “Gargoyles.”


A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
Invisible Agent (1942)
Student Bodies (1981)
Raising Cain (1992)

Beneath (2007)

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August 8

BORN ON August 8

1981 – Megan Good appeared in “Venom” and “Saw V.”

1958 – Harry Crosby, played “Bill” in “Friday the 13th.”

1944 – Brooke Bundy, who played “Elaine Parker” in “Nightmare on Elm Street” 3 & 4.

1938 – Connie Stevens, starred in the film “Two on a Guillotine.”

1937 – Adam Roarke, who appeared in the films “Women of the Prehistoric Planet,” “Frogs” and “Psych-Out.”

1930 – Nita Talbot, appeared in the films “Frightmare,” “Puppet Master II” and “Amityville 1992: It’s About Time.”

1926 – Richard Anderson, played the title role in the 1973 TV movie “The Night Strangler.”

1922 – Rory Calhoun, who played farmer “Vincent Smith” in “Motel Hell.”

1919 – Producer Dino De Laurentiis, whose films include “Army of Darkness,” the 1976 version of “King Kong” and “Hannibal.”

1900 – Robert Siodmak directed the films “Son of Dracula,” “Cobra Woman” and “Phantom Lady.”

DIED ON August 8

2013 – Karen Black, appeared in “Ooga Booga”, “House of 1000 Corpses”, “Children of the Night”, “Invaders from Mars”, “Burnt Offerings”, “Trilogy of Terror” and more.

2004 – Fay Wray, starred in “The Vampire Bat”, “Doctor X” and “Mystery Of The Wax Museum,” and the film that made her a star King Kong (1933).

1988 – Alan Napier, appeared in the films “The Mole People,” “The Uninvited” and “The Invisible Man Returns.”

1984 – Richard Deacon film credits included “The Birds,” the 1953 version of “Invaders From Mars” and “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy.”

1965 – Shirley Jackson, who wrote the novel “The Haunting of Hill House” on which the film “The Haunting” was based.


Hold That Ghost (1941)
Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959) – Italy
Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)
A Cat in the Brain (1990)
Komodo (2000) – video premiere
My Wife and My Dead Wife (2007)
Blackspot (2008) – Rhode Island International Film Festival

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August 9

BORN ON August 9

1990 – Bill Skarsgård, has starred in “Hemlock Grove (TV Series)” and the “It” remake.

1990 – Adelaide Kane, appeared in Blood Punch (2014), “Teen Wolf (TV Series)”, “The Purge“, “Donner Pass.”

1985 – Anna Kendrick, voiced a role in “ParaNorman.”

1982 – Kate Siegel, appeared in “Ouija: Origin of Evil”, “Hush”, “Demon Legacy”, “Oculus”, “The Curse of the Black Dahlia.”

1976 – Rhona Mitra, appeared in “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”, “Doomsday”, “The Number 23″, “Skinwalkers” and “Hollow Man”.

1968 – Gillian Anderson, portrayed “Dana Scully” on “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “The X Files” feature film, and “The X Files: I Want to Believe”.

1963 – Paul Bunnell, writer/director of “That Little Monster” and “The Ghastly Love of Johnny X.”

1959 – Amanda Bearse, played “Amy” in the film “Fright Night” and in the 1995 TV movie “Here Comes The Munsters.”

1957 – Melanie Griffith, starred in Body Double (1984).

1944 – Sam Elliot, who has starred in the films “Frogs,” “The Legacy,” and “Ghost Rider.”

1927 – Robert Shaw, who starred as “Quint” in “Jaws”.

1918 – Director Robert Aldrich, whose films include “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” and “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.”

1903 – Tom Tyler, played “Kharis” in “The Mummy’s Hand”.

DIED ON August 9

2007 – Matthew McGrory, played in “House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects,” and in “The Dead Hate The Living.”

2003 – Gregory Hines starred in the films “Eve Of Destruction” and “Wolfen.”

1969 – Sharon Tate, starred in her husband’s film “The Fearless Vampire Killers” and had a small role in his film “Rosemary’s Baby.”


The Thirteenth Guest (1932)
The Bat (1959)
A Taste of Blood (1967)
Majin – aka Daimajin (1968)
Anthropophagus (1980)
The Abyss (1989)
Escape from L.A. (1996)
Vampire Assassin (2005)

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August 10

BORN ON August 10

1965 – Claudia Christian, appeared in “Grimm (TV Series)”, “The Haunting of Hell House”, “Hexed”, “Maniac Cop 2”, “The Hidden”.

1964 – Beverly Randolph, will forever be known for playing “Tina” in “The Return of the Living Dead.”

1960 – Antonio Banderas, starred in the films “Interview With a Vampire,” “The 13th Warrior”.

1939 – Kate O’Mara, appeared in the Hammer films “The Horror of Frankenstein”, “Vampire Lovers” and “Night Creatures.”

1918 – Martin Benson, appeared in the films “Gorgo,” “The Cosmic Monsters,” “The Omen”.

1914 – Jeff Corey, appeared in “In Cold Blood,” “The Boston Strangler” and as the “Crypt Keeper” in “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man.”

1913 – Noah Beery Jr. appeared in the films “The Cat Creeps,” “Rocketship X-M” and “The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao.”

1912 – Wilbur Stark, executive producer “The Thing” (1982) and “Vampire Circus.”

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

1908 – Alexander D’Arcy, appeared in the films “Horrors of Spider Island” and “Blood of Dracula’s Castle.”

1902 – Writer Curt Siodmak, created the legend of the “Wolf Man.” His screenplays include “The Invisible Man Returns,” “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,” “Son of Dracula,” “Creature With the Atom Brain” & “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.” He also directed the films “Bride of the Gorilla,” “Curucu, Beast of the Amazon.”

DIED ON August 10

2012 – Italian Special makeup effects legend Carlo Rambaldi worked on “Silver Bullet”, “Alien”,  King Kong (1976) “Deep Red” and many more.

2008 – Isaac Hayes appeared in “Return to Sleepaway Camp”, “Uncle Sam”, “Soul Survivors”, “Escape from New York” and more.

2002 – Doris Wishman, her numerous films included b-movies “Nude on the Moon,” “Bad Girls Go to Hell,” and “The Amazing Transplant.”

1979 – Dick Foran appeared in “The Mummy’s Hand,” “The Mummy’s Tomb” and “The Atomic Submarine”.

1976 – Stuntman Ray “Crash” Corrigan, played in “The Ape,” “It, the Terror From Beyond Space” and appeared in “The Zombies of Mora Tau”.


The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)
Dinosaurus! (1960)
The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)
The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane (1976) – New York City
Prophecy (1979) – North Dakota
Flatliners (1990)
King Cobra (1999) – video premiere
The Others (2001)
Session 9 (2001) – limited
Blade of Death (2004)
Skinwalkers (2006)
Fraid (2009)

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