October 20

Born on October 20

1982 – Katie Featherston, who starred in the “Paranormal Activity” series and the film “Mutation.”

1958 – Viggo Mortensen starred in “Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III,” “The Prophecy,” the 1998 remake of “Psycho”.

1956 – David Henesy played “David Collins” in the original “Dark Shadows” TV series.

1920 – Rita Corday appeared in “The Body Snatcher” with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi and “The Black Castle” with Karloff and Lon Chaney.

1918 – Anton Diffring starred in the films “The Man Who Could Cheat Death,” as “Baron Frankenstein” in the Hammer/Universal pilot of “Tales of Frankenstein” and “Circus of Horrors.”

1909 – Carla Laemmle, niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle. She made brief appearances in the 1931 “Dracula” and the original “Phantom of the Opera.”

1882 – Bela Lugosi was the quintessential “Dracula” although he only played the character twice. He also appeared in “White Zombie”, “The Black Cat”, “Mark of the Vampire”, “The Raven”, “The Son of Frankenstein”, “The Ghost of Frankenstein”, “Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man” and many more.

Died on October 20

2014 – Ox Baker, was a professional wrestler who appeared in John Carpenter’s “Escape From New York” as well as “Blood Circus” and “Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear.”

2003 – Jack Elam, appeared in the films “Night of the Grizzly,” “A Knife For the Ladies” and “Creature from Black Lake”.

1995 – Christopher Stone starred in “The Howling” and “Cujo” and “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century ‘Space Vampire’

1994 – Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, who starred in the films “The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave,” “Caltiki the Immortal Monster” and as “Ben Cortman” in the movie “The Last Man on Earth”.

1990 – Freda Jackson starred in the films “The Brides of Dracula,” “Die, Monster Die” and “The Valley of Gwangi”.

1970 – Patrick Wymark, appeared in “The Blood on Satan’s Claw” and “The Conqueror Worm”.

1959 – Werner Krauss who played the title role in the 1920 film “The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari”.

Films Released on October 20

The Old Dark House (1932)
Night Monster (1942)
The Climax (1944)
Village of the Giants (1965)
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) – Spain
El Chupacabra (2003)
The Ghouls (2003) – New York City Horror Film Festival
Dark Ride (2006)
Deadwood Park (2007) – Freak Show Horror Film Festival

Decadent Evil (2008) – UK
Gravestoned (2009) – limited

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October 21

Born on October 21

1983 – Charlotte Sullivan, has appeared in “The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series)”, “The Legend of Gator Face”, “Goosebumps (TV Series).”

1978 – Michael McMillian, appeared in “True Blood” and “The Hills Have Eyes II.”

1973 – Sasha Roiz, appeared in “Land of the Dead” and “Assault on Precinct 13.”

1959 – Ken Watanabe, who appeared in “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”.

1956 – Carrie Fisher also appeared in “Sorority Row” and “Scream 3.”

1945 – Everett McGill, starred in “The People Under the Stairs,” “Silver Bullet” and “Dune.”

1920 – Hy Averback who was director of “Chamber of Horrors.”

Died on October 21

1996 – Make-up artist Harry Thomas, who worked on “Night of the Blood Beast,” “Frankenstein’s Daughter”.

1995 – Abel Salazar, starred in many Mexican horror films such as “The Brainiac,” “The Vampire’s Coffin” and “Man and the Monster”.

Films Released on October 21

A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Bigfoot (1970)
The Grim Reaper (1980)
Eyes of Fire (1983)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
The Puppet Masters (1994)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995)
Hallow’s End (2003)
Doom (2005)
Trailer Park of Terror (2008)

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October 22

Born on October 22

1990 – Jonathan Lipnicki who starred in “The Little Vampire.”

1952 – Jeff Goldblum starred in the 1986 remake of “The Fly,” “Jurassic Park,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2,” and “Hideaway.”

1943 – Jan de Bont who directed the 1999 remake of “The Haunting.”

1943 – Catherine Deneuve, who starred in the films “The Hunger” and “Repulsion.”

1939 – Tony Roberts who starred in the films “Popcorn” and “Amityville 3D.”

1938 – Christopher Lloyd who played in “The Addams Family” & “Addam’s Family Values”. He also starred in the “Valerie on the Stairs” episode of “Masters Of Horror.”

1912 – Frances Drake who starred in the films “Mad Love” and “The Invisible Ray.”

1908 – John Sutton, who appeared in the films “The Invisible Man’s Revenge,” “The Bat” and “Return of the Fly.”

Died on October 22

2006 – Arthur Hill who appeared in the films “The Andromeda Strain,” “Future World” and was the narrator for the film “Something Wicked This Way Comes”.

2004 – Katherine Victor, appeared in the films “Teenage Zombies,” “Mesa Of Lost Women” and “The Cape Canaveral Monsters.”

1995 – Mary Wickes who played in the “They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be” episode of “Kolchak, The Night Stalker”. She also co-starred alongside Bud Abbott & Lou Costello in the film “Who Done It?”

1986 – Ivor Francis appeared in the TV movie “The Night Strangler,” and in the film “Alien Zone”.

Films Released on October 22

The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) – premiere
The Vampire Lovers (1970)

Lady Frankenstein (1971) – Italy
Halloween III: The Season of the Witch (1982)
The Sender (1982)
Santa Claws (1996)
Bats (1999)
Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002)
The Grudge (2004)
Messengers (2004) – International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival
The Witch’s Sabbath (2005)

Forget Me Not (2009) – Screamfest LA International Horror Film Festival

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

Tone-Deaf (2019)

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October 23

Born on October 23

1986 – Jessica Stroup, appeared in the 2008 remake of “Prom Night”, the 2007 remake of “The Hills Have Eyes II.”

1986 – Briana Evigan appeared in “Sorority Row,” “S. Darko”, “House of the Damned”, “Mother’s Day”, “The Devil’s Carnival” and more.

1985 – Masiela Lusha, appeared in “Kill Katie Malone”, “Blood: The Last Vampire” and more.

1981 – Spanish actress Leticia Dolera, she starred in “[REC] 3: Genesis” and “Penny Dreadful (TV Series).”

1975 – Spanish actress Manuela Velasco, starred in “[Rec]”, “[Rec] 2”, “[REC] 4: Apocalypse” and more.

1970 – Jasmin St. Claire, appeared in “Swamp Zombies!!!”, “Army of the Damned.”

1969 – Brooke Theiss, starred in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” as the girl who turned into a cockroach.

1959 – Actor/writer/director Sam Raimi such films as “The Evil Dead”, “Evil Dead II”, “Army of Darkness”, “Darkman”, “Drag Me to Hell”.

1942 – Writer Michael Crichton, whose novels have been adapted into the films “The Andromeda Strain,” “Jurassic Park”.

1936 – Philip Kaufman who directed the 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

1931 – Diana Dors appeared in the films “Berserk,” “Theatre of Blood” and “From Beyond the Grave.”

1922 – Coleen Gray starred in “The Leech Woman,” and “The Vampire.”

1918 – Peggy Moran who appeared in the films “The Mummy’s Hand” and “Horror Island.”

1910 – Hayden Rorke appeared in the films “The Night Walker” and “When Worlds Collide.”

1880 – Character actress Una O’Connor, who has appeared in such classic films as “The Invisible Man,” “The Bride of Frankenstein”.

Died on October 23

2005 – William Hootkins, appeared in “The Breed”, “The Island of Dr. Moreau”, “Death Machine”, “Dust Devil”, “Hardware”, “American Gothic” and more.

2002 – Nathan Juran directed the films “20 Million Miles To Earth,” “The Deadly Mantis,” ” The Boy Who Cried Werewolf”.

1994 – Robert Lansing who starred in the films “Empire of the Ants,” “The 4D Man”.

1989 – Roland Winters, appeared in “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer”.

Films Released on October 23

The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)
The Wizard of Gore 1970
Nightmare (1981)
The Pit (1981)
Prince of Darkness (1987)
Nightflyers (1987)

I, Madman (1989) – Spain
Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat (1991) – video premiere
Dr. Giggles (1992)

The Last Broadcast (1998)
Ginger Snaps (2001) – DVD premiere
Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001)

Zombie Honeymoon (2004)
Deadlands: The Rising (2006)
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)
Eulogy For a Vampire (2009)
Saw VI (2009)
Stan Helsing (2009)
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012) – DVD & Blu-ray premiere

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October 24

Born on October 24

1959 – Brad Johnson, who starred in “Supergator,” “The Birds II: Land’s End”.

1957 – John Kassir, did the voice of “The Crypt Keeper” on the HBO series “Tales From the Crypt.”

1939 – F. Murray Abraham who has appeared in the films “Thir13en Ghosts,” “Mimic”.

1934 – Sammy Petrillo who starred in “Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla,” and appeared in “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die.”

1893 – Producer Merian C. Cooper, whose film credits include “King Kong,” “Mighty Joe Young,” “Dr. Cyclops” and “Son of Kong.”

Died on October 24

2003 – Producer/director/actress Joanna Lee, who co-starred in the films “Plan Nine from Outer Space” and “The Brain Eaters”.

1994 – Raul Julia who played “Gomez Addams” in the films “Addams Family” and “Addam’s Family Values” and “Victor Frankenstein” in “Frankenstein Unbound”.

Films Released on October 24

The Magician (1926)
Spooks Run Wild (1941)
Tower of London (1962)
The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus – aka “Eyes Without a Face” (1962)
Trog (1970)

Motel Hell (1980)
Trick or Treat (1986)
From Beyond (1986)
Gattaca (1997)
Killjoy (2000)
Bones (2001)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
The Hollow (2004) – video premiere
Ju-rei (2004)
Don’t Be Scared (2006)
Halloween Night (2006)
Saw V (2008)

Let the Right One In (2008) – limited

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009) – Screamfest Horror Film Festival

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October 25

Born on October 25

1988 – Brittney Alger, has appeared in “13 Sins”, “Occult”, “The Demented”, “Hell Baby” and more.

1981 – Josh Henderson, who starred in the 2008 remake of “April Fool’s Day” and “Fingerprints.”

1980 – Merchad Brooks, who played on the HBO series “True Blood.”

1959 – Nancy Cartwright appeared in the 1998 version of “Godzilla” and “Twilight Zone: The Movie.”

1955 – Producer Gale Anne Hurd, whose production credits include “Aliens,” the “Terminator” films.

1928 – Anthony Franciosa, who starred in the film “Tenebre”.

1928 – Jeanne Cooper appeared in the films “The Black Zoo” and “The Boston Strangler.”

1924 – Billy Barty, appeared in the film “The Undead” and “Bride of Frankenstein.”

1921 – Yasuyoshin Tokuma, produced the films “Gamera: Super Monster” and “Gamera 3: The Awakening of Iris.

1909 – Whit Bissell, who appeared in “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” “I Was a Teenage Frankenstein” and “I Was a Teenage Werewolf.”

1886 – Leo G. Carrol played appeared in the film “Tarantula.’

Died on October 25

2010 – Lisa Blount, starred in John Carpenter’s “Prince of Darkness”, “Stalked”, “Needful Things”, “Nightflyers”, “Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)”, “What Waits Below”, “Dead & Buried.”

2002 – Cheryl Smith appeared in the films “Phantom of Paradise,” “Massacre at Central High”.

1995 – Viveca Lindfors, who played in “Creepshow,” and “The Exorcist III”.

1993 – One of the greatest horror actors of all time, Vincent Price.

1986 – Forrest Tucker in the films “The Crawling Eye,” “The Abominable Snowman” and “The Strange World of Planet X”.

Films Released on October 25

The Tell-Tale Heart (1941)
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) – New York City
Beware My Brethren – filmed in the UK as The Fiend (1972) – New York City
Thinner (1996)
The 13th Child: Legend of the Jersey Devil (2002)
Ghost Ship (2002)
Predator Island (2005)
Dead Men Walking (2005)
Ghost Watcher 2 (2005)
Predator Island (2005)
Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005) – DVD premiere
Unspeakable (2007)
Alien Raiders (2008) – International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

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October 26

Born on October 26

1961 – Dylan McDermott, starred in “American Horror Story (TV Series)”, “The Messengers”, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)”, “Hardware” and more.

1962 – Cary Elwes starred in “Shadow of the Vampire,” the 1992 version of “Dracula,” “The Alphabet Killer,” “Saw” and “Saw 3D.”

1959 – Dana Kimmell, starred in “Friday the 13th Part III”, “Midnight Offerings”, “Night Angel.”

1914 – Jackie Coogan who played the original “Uncle Fester,” in the original “Addams Family” TV series.

Died on October 26

2007 – Bernard L. Kowalski, director of such films as “Sssssss”, “Night of the Blood Beast” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches.”

1999 – Musician Hoyt Axton, who starred in “Gremlins”.

Films Released on October 26

Chamber of Horrors (1966)
Body Double (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
Silent Madness (1984)
Terror in the Aisles (1984)
Graveyard Shift (1990)
Soultaker (1990) – limited
Shrunken Heads (1994) – video premiere
Thir3en Ghosts (2001)
Bite Me! (2004)
Saw IV (2007)

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