September 15

Born On September 15

1980 – Ben Woolf, appeared in “Tales of Halloween”, “American Horror Story (TV Series)”, “Haunting Charles Manson”, “Dead Kansas”, “Unlucky Charms”, “Insidious” and more.

1976 – Jonathan Liebesman, director of such films as “Darkness Falls”, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”, “Battle Los Angeles” and “Wrath of the Titans”.

1964 – Steven R. Monroe, directed the films “Sasquatch Mountain”, “Left in Darkness”, “Ogre”, “I Spit on Your Grave” remake, “I Spit on Your Grave 2”.

1946 – Tommy Lee Jones played in “Eyes of Laura Mars”, “Natural Born Killers”.

1946 – Oliver Stone, he directed “Seizure” and “The Hand.”

1928 – Henry Silva appeared in the films “Thirst,” “Alligator” and “Possessed By the Night.”

1922 – Jackie Cooper played in the film “Chosen Survivors.”

1907 – Fay Wray, appeared in “Doctor X”, “The Vampire Bat”, “Mystery of the Wax Museum” and of course “King Kong”.

1904 – Tom Conway, appeared in “The Atomic Submarine,” “The She Creature,” and “Voodoo Woman.”

1903 – Yoshio Kosugi appeared in “Frankenstein Conquers the World,” “Ghidrah, the Three Headed Monster” and “Mothra.”

1890 – The great mystery novelist Agatha Christie, who has sold over one billion books.

DIED ON September 15

2011 – Frances Bay, appeared in “Nomads”, “Alien Nation (TV Series)”, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)”, “Arachnophobia”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (TV Movie)”, “In the Mouth of Madness”, “The X-Files” and many more.

2005 – Johnny Ramone, who played in the band “The Ramones.” Their music has been used in the films “Pet Sematary,” “Final Destination 3″ and ” House of 1000 Corpses”.

1996 – Tom Payne appeared in the film “Curucu, Beast Of The Amazon”.

1987 – Harry Holcombe appeared in “Empire of the Ants,” “The Psychic Killer” and played “Dr. Arnold Johnson” in the American version of “King Kong vs. Godzilla”.


Planet of the Vampires (1965) – Italy

Horror of the Zombies – aka The Ghost Galleon (1974) – Spain
Tintorera (1978)
Zombie Honeymoon (2005) – Temecula Valley International Film Festival
The Black Dahlia (2006)
The House of Usher (2006)
Silo Killer 2: The Wrath of Kyle (2009)
The Xlitherman (2009)

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September 16

Born On September 16

1985 – Madeline Zima appeared in the films “The Collector”, “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”, “The Vampire Diaries (TV Series).”

1960 – Mike Mignola, an acclaimed comics artist and writer he is the creator of “Hellboy” comics.

1958 – Jennifer Tilly played in “Bride of Chucky” and “Seed of Chucky,” she also appeared in “Embrace of the Vampire.” and “The Haunted Mansion”.

1952 – Mickey Rourke, starred in “Angel Heart.”

1949 – Ed Begley Jr., appeared in the films “Addams Family Reunion,” and “Transylvania 6-5000.”

1930 – Anne Francis appeared in “Forbidden Planet”.

1908 – Steve Pendleton, appeared in “Killers From Space” and “Target Earth.”

1885 – Arthur Lucan who played “Old Mother Riley” in a series of films, most notably with Bela Lugosi in the film “My Son the Vampire.”

Died On September 16

2003 – Sheb Wooley, who recorded the song “Purple People Eater”.

2002 – James Gregory, appeared in episodes of the TV series ” Thriller,” “Inner Sanctum” and the “Twilight Zone”.

2001 – American International Picture co-founder, Samuel Z. Arkoff (the Z. stands for Zachary).

1996 – Gene Nelson, who directed the film “Hand of Death,” and “The Invisible Man”.

Films Released On September 16

Strange Invaders (1983)

Venom (2005)
Cry Wolf (2005)
Monster Movie (2008)
The Legend of Bloody Mary (2008)
They Wait (2008) – DVD premiere

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September 17

BORN ON September 17

1979 – The writer/director of “District 9,” Neill Blomkamp also done visual effects work on the TV series’ “Dark Angel”.

1966 – Tracy Dali, has acted in “Paranormal Movie”, “Sexy Urban Legends (TV Series)”, “The Scorpion King”.

1965 – Kyle Chandler, appeared in the 2005 remake of “King Kong” and the 2008 remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

1951 – Cassandra Peterson a.k.a. “Elvira.”

1945 – Bruce Spense played in “The Road Warrior” and “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.” He’s also appeared in “Queen of the Damned”.

1938 – Paul Benedict, appeared in the films “The Addams Family,” “The Devil’s Advocate” and the 1993 version of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.”

1931 – Anne Brancroft, appeared in “Gorilla At Large” and “Dracula, Dead and Loving It.”

1928 – Curtis Harrington, who directed the films “Queen of Blood,” “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell,” and various TV series including “Tales of the Unexpected,” “Logan’s Run” and the 1985 version of “The Twilight Zone.”

1928 – Roddy McDowall played in the “Fright Night” films.

1917 – Writer/producer Ib Melchior whose credits include the films “The Angry Red Planet,” “The Time Travelers” and “Planet of the Vampires.”

1910 – John Dodsworth who appeared in “The Mole People,” “The Magnetic Monster” and “The 27th Day.”

1904 – Edgar G. Ulmer, whose films include “Daughter of Dr. Jekyll,” “The Man From Planet X” and the 1934 version of “The Black Cat” starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.

DIED ON September 17

2009 – Stuntman Dick Durock, whose films include “The Thing With Two Heads,” “Swamp Thing” in the original film, “The Return of the Swamp Thing” and on the TV series of the same name.

1993 – Christian Nyby, who directed “The Thing From Another World”.

1972 – Akim Tamiroff appeared in the films “Mr. Sardonicus,” “The Vulture” and “The Black Sleep”.


Before I Hang (1940)
Revenge of the Zombies (1943)
Godzilla vs. the Thing (1964)

The House by the Lake (1976) – Canada
Messengers (2004) – BendFilm Festival
Devil (2010)

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September 18

BORN ON September 18

1981 – Jennifer Tisdale, appeared in “Dark Ride”, “The Hillside Strangler”, and “Bundy.”

1979 – Alison Lohman, starred in “Drag Me To Hell,” “Gamer”, “Kraa! The Sea Monster”, and “The Vatican Tapes.”

1973 – James Marsden played in the films “Disturbing Behavior” and “Campfire Tales.”

1972 – Michael Landes, appeared in “11-11-11”, “Possession”, “Final Destination 2.”

1971 – Jada Pinkett Smith, appeared in the films “Scream 2” and “Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight.”

1944 – Veronica Carlson, who appeared in the films “Dracula Has Risen From the Grave,” “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed” and “Horror of Frankenstein.”

1940 – Frankie Avalon, in the film “Blood Song.”

1939 – Fred Willard appeared in the TV movie “Salem’s Lot.”

1933 – Robert Blake, who appeared in the films “In Cold Blood” and “Blue Velvet.”

1929 – Phyllis Kirk appeared in “House of Wax.”

1923 – Grayson Hall who portrayed “Dr. Julia Hoffman” on the “Dark Shadows” series.

1916 – Rossano Brazzi, appeared in “Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks” and “Old Dracula.”

DIED ON September 18

2008 – James Gavin who appeared in the film “The Werewolf” and in episodes of “The Twilight Zone”.

2005 – Richard E. Cunha, directed “Frankenstein’s Daughter,” “She Demons” and “Giant From The Unknown”.

2005 – John Bromfield, appeared in “Revenge of the Creature,” “Manfish” and “Curucu, Beast of the Amazon”.

2004 – Russ Meyer, films included “Motor Psycho” and “Black Snake.”


The Slime People (1963) – Boston
The Haunting (1963) – New York City
X the Man With X-Ray Eyes (1963) – Miami

Street Trash (1987)
Hellraiser (1987)
Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College (1991)
Replicant (2001) – video premiere
The Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Rock ‘N’ Roll Musical (2003)
The Kung Fu Mummy (2005)
Mexican Werewolf In Texas (2005)
BloodRayne II: Deliverance (2007) – DVD premiere
Dark Floors (2008) – Austin Fantastic Fest
Lynch Mob (2009)

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

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September 19

BORN ON September 19

1989 – Lorenza Izzo, appeared in “Holidays”, “Lab Coats: Life After the Zombie Apocalypse (TV Short)”, “Knock”, “The Stranger”, “The Green Inferno”, “Hemlock Grove (TV Series)”, Aftershock, and more.

1988 – Katrina Bowden, appeared in “Nurse 3D”, “Scary Movie 5”, “Hold Your Breath”, “Piranha 3DD”, “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.”

1987 – Danielle Panabaker, appeared in the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th”, the 2010 remake of “The Crazies”, “Piranha 3DD”, “Girls Against Boys”, “Grimm (TV Series)”, “The Ward.”

1984 – Kevin Zegers, who appeared in “Specimen,” “Wrong Turn” and the 2004 remake of “Dawn of the Dad.”

1964 – Kim Richards, starred in “The Car” and the TV movie “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell.”

1948 – Jeremy Irons appeared in the films “Dead Ringers”.

1942 – David Hess, appeared in “Ulli Lommel’s Zodiac Killer”, “Zombie Nation”, “Swamp Thing”, “House on the Edge of the Park”, and “The Last House on the Left.”

1933 – David McCallum, played the title role in the 70’s TV series, “The Invisible Man.”

1908 – Tetsu Nakamura, appeared in the films “Yog, Monster From Space,” “Atragon” and “Mothra.”

DIED ON September 19

2000 – Gloria Talbott, who starred in “The Daughter of Dr. Jekyll,” “The Cyclops” and “I Married a Monster From Outer Space”.


Blue Velvet (1986) – limited
Wishmaster (1997)
Demon Hunters (1999)
Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) – USA limited
Underworld (2003)
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Deadgirl (2008) – Austin Fantastic Fest

Open Graves (2009) – TV premiere

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September 20

BORN ON September 20

1991 – Spencer Locke, played in “Resident Evil: Extinction,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife” and provided the voice of “Jenny” in “Monster House.”

1977 – Jon Bernthal, best known for playing “Shane Walsh” on “The Walking Dead (TV Series).”

1975 – Moon Bloodgood, has appeared in “Falling Skies (TV Series)”, “Terminator Salvation”, “Day Break (TV Series)”, and more.

1975 – Asia Argento on films “Trauma,” the 1999 version of “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Demons 2,” in George Romero’s “Land of the Dead”

1965 – Robert Rusler, appeared in “Blood Feast” remake, “Tales of Halloween”, “Amityville: A New Generation”, “Sometimes They Come Back”, “Vamp”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge.”

1956 – Gary Cole, who starred in the TV series “American Gothic.” He also appeared in “The Ring 2”.

1954 – Brinke Stevens starred in the films “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama,” “Teenage Exorcist” (which she co-wrote), “Vampires vs Zombies”  and “Bryan Loves You.”

1940 – William Finley, has appeared in “The Black Dahlia”, “Masters of Horror (TV Series)”, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)”, “Night Terrors”, “Silent Rage”, “The Funhouse”, “The Fury”, “Eaten Alive”, “Phantom of the Paradise”, “Sisters” and others.

1912 – Don Shelton, who appeared in “Invasion of the Saucer Men” and “Them.”

DIED ON September 20

2008 – Patricia Place, appeared in the films “Scanner Cop II” and “House of the Dead 2”.

2007 – Eleanor Beecroft, who appeared in the films “Funeral Home” and the 1961 3D film “The Mask,”.

1973 – Glenn Strange, who played the Frankenstein monster in such Universal classics as “House of Frankenstein,” “House of Dracula” and “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein”.


The Mummy’s Hand (1940)
Cellar Dweller (1988)
Living Dead Girl (2003)
Jack O’Lantern (2004) – DVD premiere
Attack of the Slime People (2008)
The Virgin Murders (2009)

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September 21

BORN ON September 21

1990 – Christian Serratos appears in “The Walking Dead (TV Series)” and “Flight 7500.”

1983 – Maggie Grace, starred in the 2005 remake of “The Fog.”

1980 – Autumn Reeser, has appeared in “The Whispers (TV Series)”, “No Ordinary Family (TV Series)”, “Lost Boys: The Tribe”, “Ghost Whisperer (TV Series).”

1971 – Luke Wilson who co-starred in “Vacancy” and appeared in “Scream 2.”

1965 – David Wenham, appeared in “Van Helsing.”

1961 – Nancy Travis who appeared in the films “The Vanishing,” “So I Married An Axe Murderer” and the TV mini-series “Stephen King’s Rose Red.”

1947 – Master of horror Stephen King, whose novels and short stories are way too extensive to list here was also born on this date. Beside writing, he directed “Maximum Overdrive” and appeared in “Creepshow 2” and “Diary of the Dead.”

1947 – Nick Castle appeared as “The Shape” in “Halloween” and as “The Alien” in “Dark Star.” He co-wrote the screenplays for “Escape From New York,” “Escape From L.A.”; also directed “The Last Starfighter.”

1945 – Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, whose credits include such films as the 1982 version of “Cat People”.

1931 – Larry Hagman, appeared in the films “Son of the Blob,” (which he also directed).

1930 – Dawn Addams appeared in “The Vampire Lovers,” “Vault of Horror” and “The Two Faces of Dr. Jeykll.”

1924 – Gail Russel who appeared in “The Uninvited” with Ray Milland.

1866 – Writer Herbert George Wells, known to his friends as H.G

DIED ON September 21

2009 – Robert Ginty, starred in “The Exterminator”, “Exterminator 2”, “Madhouse”, “Maniac Killer”, “The Alchemist”, and more.

2007 – Alice Ghostley appeared in the film “Blue Sunshine”, and played ‘Granny” in “Addams Family Reunion.”

2003 – Pamela Gordon, appeared in the films “Poltergeist II: The Other Side,” “Blood Stone: Subspecies II”.

2000 – R. Wright Campbell who wrote the screenplays for such films as “Teenage Cave Man,” “The Masque of the Red Death” and “Man of a Thousand Faces”.

1991 – Angelo Rossitto appeared in the films “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome,” “Freaks” and “Dracula vs. Frankenstein”.


Wolfman (1979) – Mandan, ND
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994)
Vampiyaz (2004)
Days Of Darkness (2007)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Alien Raiders (2008)
House at the End of the Street (2012)

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