November 10

Born on November 10

1977 – Brittany Murphy, appeared in Something Wicked (2014), Cherry Falls (2000)  “The Prophecy II” and “Deadline”

1968 – Tracy Morgan, hosted the show “Scare Tactics.”

1966 – Vanessa Angel, has appeared in “Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft”, “Monster Night”, “Raging Sharks”, “Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys”, “Out for Blood” and more.

1956 – Matt Craven, who appeared in “Happy Birthday To Me,” “Dragonfly,” “Disturbia”, “Jacob’s Ladder” and “Resurrection (TV Series).”

1955 – Clare Higgins, best known for starring in “Hellraiser” and “Hellbound: Hellraiser II.” She also appeared in “Being Human (TV Series).”

1955 – Writer/producer/director Roland Emmerich, whose film credits include the remake of “Godzilla,” “Independence Day” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “Eight Legged Freaks” and “2012.”

1950 – Debra Hill, wrote and/or produced “Halloween”, “The Fog”, “Escape From New York”, “Halloween II”, “Halloween III” and many more. She grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey which they took for the fictional Illinois town in “Halloween.”

1948 – Vincent Schiavelli, appeared in “Lord of Illusions” and “Lurking Fear.”

1932 – Roy Scheider starred in the films “Jaws,” “Curse of the Living Corpse,” “Dracula II: The Ascension” and “Dracula III: Legacy.”

1928 – Ennio Morricone, well known composer, The Phantom of the Opera (1998), The Stendhal Syndrome (1996), Wolf (1994), The Thing (1982), Blood Link (1982), The Island (1980), Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Orca (1977), The Chosen (1977), Autopsy (1975), Leonor (1975), The Antichrist (1974), The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971), Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971), Nightmare Castle (1965). Also his work appeared on soundtracks of The Love Witch (2016), The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears (2013), The Thing (2011), and Drag Me to Hell (2009)

1924 – Russell Johnson, appeared in the films “Attack of the Crab Monster,” “It Came from Outer Space” and “This Island Earth.”

1899 – Claude Rains, who starred in “The Invisible Man,” “The Wolf Man” and the 1943 version of “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Died on November 10

2006 – Jack Palance, who starred in the Dan Curtis produced TV movies “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” and “Dracula”.

1992 – Chuck Connors, starred in the film “Tourist Trap” and in the “Werewolf” TV series.

1977 – British author Dennis Wheatley, who’s novels were turned into such films as “The Devil Rides Out” and “To The Devil A Daughter”.

1962 – Special effects whiz and father to “King Kong,” Willis O’Brien.

Films Released on November 10

The Cat Creeps (1930)
The Cat and the Canary (1939)
Henry Aldrich Haunts a House (1943)
Crucible of Horror (1970) – New York City

The Prowler (1981) – UK
Communion (1989)
Nightstalker (2002)
Ghost Hunters: Point of Contact (2006)
Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)
Hurt (2009)

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November 11

Born on November 11

1974 – Leonardo DiCaprio who appeared in “Critters 3” and starred in “The Beach,” “Inception” and “Shutter Island.”

1962 – Demi Moore, starred in the films “Parasite,” and “The Seventh Sign”.

1960 – Stanley Tucci, who appeared in “Monkey Shines” and “The Lovely Bones.”

1951 – Bill Moseley he starred in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,” “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake of “Halloween” and as “Johnnie” in the 1990 remake of “Night of the Living Dead, Shed of the Dead (2019), Big Top Evil (2019), Minutes to Midnight (2018), Dark Roads 79 (2017), Smothered (2016), Old 37 (2015), Charlie’s Farm (2014); Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet (2009), Dead Air (I) (2009) and many more.

1915 – Milicent Patrick, chiefly designed the gill man suit for “Creature From The Black Lagoon” but was denied credit for many years from Bud Westmore, head of Universal’s makeup department of the time. She finally got the credit she deserved in the late 1990’s.

1911 – Patric Knowles, starred in the films “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,” “The Wolf Man” and “Terror In the Wax Museum.”

Died on November 11

2008 – Writer Arthur Ross screenplays include Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) “The Creature Walks Among Us,” Satan’s School For Girls (1973) and episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

2005 – Moustapha Akkad produced the original “Halloween” and all its subsequent sequels.

1997 – Producer William Alland, whose film credits include “It Came From Outer Space,” “Creature From the Black Lagoon” and “This Island Earth”.

1979 – Conductor Dimitri Tiomkin, his music was used in the films “The Mummy’s Curse,” “The Cat Creeps” and The Thing From Another World (1951).

Films Released on November 11

The Devil Bat (1940) – US premiere

The Return of the Vampire (1943)
Bluebeard (1944)
Schizo (1976) – UK

Ghost Town (1988)
Interview With the Vampire (1994)
Evil Cult (2003)
Speed Demon (2003)
The Curse of Blanchard Hill (2006) – NW Projections Film Festival
The Evil Woods (2007)

One-Eyed Monster (2008)

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November 12

Born on November 12

1980 – Ryan Gosling, started out in such projects as “Frankenstein and Me”, “PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)”, “Goosebumps (TV Series)” and “Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series).”

1973 – Radha Mitchell, starred in the 2009 remake of “The Crazies,” “Silent Hill”, “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” and “Pitch Black.”

1943 – Wallace Shawn, appeared in “The Princess Bride” and “The Haunted Mansion.”

1929 – Grace Kelly, who starred in the Hitchcock films “Rear Window” and “Dial M For Murder.”

1919 – Ray Kellogg, producer of the films “The Killer Shrews” and “The Giant Gila Monster.”

1904 – Jacques Torneur, who directed the films “Curse of the Demon,” “Cat People” and “I Walked With a Zombie.”

Died on November 12

2007 – Ira Levin, who wrote the novels “Rosemary’s Baby,” and “The Stepford Wives”.

2003 – Jonathan Brandis, starred in “It (TV Mini-Series)”, “The Munsters Today (TV Series)”, “Stepfather II.”

Films Released on November 12

The Mad Ghoul (1943)
Play Misty For Me (1971)

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Alone in the Dark (1982)
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Creepshow (1982)
The Faculty (1998) – premiere
Shadow of the Vampire (2000) – Hawaii Film Festival
Seed of Chucky (2004)

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November 13

Born on November 13

1969 – Gerarad Butler, who played the title role in the 2004 version of “Phantom of the Opera” and “Dracula” in “Dracula 2000.”

1959 – Tracy Scoggins, appeared in the films “Demonic Toys,” “Dollman vs. the Demonic Toys,” “Otis” and “Alien Intruder.”

1947 – Joe Mantegna, starred in the film “Thinner.”

1935 – Tom Atkins, starred in “Halloween III,” “Night of the Creeps,” “Creepshow” and the original “The Fog,” and in the 2009 film “My Bloody Valentine 3D.” Recently in the film Trick (2019).

1926 – Don Gordon, appeared in the films “The Exorcist III,” “The Beast Within” and “The Final Conflict.”

1916 – Jack Elam, appeared in the films “Night of the Grizzly,” “A Knife For the Ladies” and “Creature from Black Lake.”

1913 – Helen Mack, starred in “Son of Kong.”

1895 – Edward L. Alperson, produced the original “Invaders From Mars.”

1850 – Author Robert Louis Steveson, creator of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”

Died on November 13

2008 – Marcello Fondato, who wrote the screenplays for the films “Blood & Black Lace,” “Black Sabbath” and “Uncle Was A Vampire”.

1998 – Valerie Hobson, starred in the films “Werewolf of London,” “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”.

1995 – John Van Eyssen, appeared in “Horror of Dracula”, “Four-Sided Triangle” and more.

1990 – Don Chaffey, directed for several films and TV shows, including the original “Prisoner,” “Creatures the World Forgot” and “One Million Years B.C.”.

Films Released on November 13

The Bat Whispers (1930)
The Invisible Man (1933)
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)
The Running Man (1987)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Rise of the Dead (2007)

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November 14

Born on November 14

1982 – Laura Ramsey, who starred in “The Ruins,” “The Covenant” and “Venom.”

1979 – Olga Kurylenko, appeared in “Vampire Academy”.

1972 – Josh Duhamel, appeared in “Turistas.”

1962 – Laura San Giacomo, who starred in the TV mini-series, “The Stand.”

1951 – Sandahl Bergman, who appeared in “Possessed By the Night.”

1936 – Ted Sorel, who appeared in the films “From Beyond” and “Basket Case 2.”

1935 – Craig Slocum, who played “Harry Johnson” on the “Dark Shadows” TV series.

1928 – Kathleen Hughes, actress who appeared in It Came from Outer Space (1953) and “Cult of the Cobra.”

1919 – Veronica Lake, who starred in the films “I Married a Witch” and “Flesh Feast.”

1910 – Rosemary DeCamp, who starred in the original “13 Ghosts” and “Saturday the 14th.”

Died on November 14

2008 – Make-up artist/special effects man Charles H. Schram, whose work included “The Thing With Two Heads” and the original “Twilight Zone” TV series,.

2002 – Eddie Bracken, who appeared in episodes of the TV series’ “Monsters,” “Tales From the Darkside” and “Amazing Stories”.

1994 – Tom Villard, appeared in the films “Parasite” and “Popcorn”.

Films Released on November 14

The Invisible Killer (1939)
Planet of the Dinosaurs (1978) – Bismarck, ND
Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)
Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (1995) – video premiere
Castle Freak (1995)
Island of the Dead (2000)

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November 15

Born on November 15

1973 – Sydney Tamiia Poitier, daughter of Sindey, who appeared in “Death Proof” and “Hood of Horror.”

1972 – Jonny Lee Miller, has appeared in “Byzantium”, “Dark Shadows”, “National Theatre Live: Frankenstein”, “Mindhunters”, “Dracula 2000” and more.

1963 – Kevin J. O’Connor, appeared in “Flight of the Living Dead”, “Van Helsing”, “The Mummy”, “Deep Rising”, “Gods and Monsters”, “Lord of Illusions” and many more.

1954 – Beverly D’Angelo, appeared in the films The Sentinel (1977), “Pacific Heights” and the 1987 TV movie version of “The Man Who Fell To Earth.”

1940 – Sam Waterston, starred in the films “Warning Sign” and “Serial Mom.”

1937 – Yaphet Kotto who starred in the films “Alien” “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare” and “The Running Man.”

1913 – Seiji Miyaguchi, who starred in the film “Kwaidan.”

Died on November 15

2009 – Dennis Cole, starred in the film “Zombie Death House”.

1954 – Lionel Barrymore, who starred in the 1929 version of “Mysterious Island” as well as the films “Mark of the Vampire” and “The Devil-Doll”.

Films Released on November 15

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958) – New York City
Manos: The Hand of Fate (1966)
The Frozen Dead (1966)
It! (1967)
Once Bitten (1985)
How To Be A Serial Killer (2008)
Revenge Bites (2009)

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November 16

Born on November 16

1984 – Gemma Atkinson, appeared in “Night of the Living 3D Dead”, “Devil’s Pass”, “Airborne”, “Night Wolf.”

1984 – Kimberly J. Brown, appeared in “Big Bad Wolf”, “Halloweentown High”, “Rose Red (TV Mini-Series)”, “Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge”, “Halloweentown” and more.

1977 – Maggie Gyllenhaal appeared in “The Dark Knight” and “Donnie Darko.”

1968 – Tammy Lauren, appeared in “Wishmaster”.

1967 – Lisa Bonet, starred in “Angel Heart”.

1958 – Marg Helenberger, starred in the films “Species,” “Species II”.

1955 – Ron Chaney, appeared in “Coffin Baby”, “Doctor Shocker’s Monster Campaign Ads 2012” and “House of the Wolf Man.”

1948 – Steve Railsback who starred as “Charles Manson” in the TV movie “Helter Skelter” and as the title character in the film “Ed Gein.” He appeared in the films “Trick or Treat,” “Rest Stop: Don’t Look Back” and starred in “Lifeforce” and “Blue Monkey.”

1934 – Guy Stockwell appeared in the films “It’s Alive,” “Grotesque” and “Santa Sangre.”

1928 – Clu Gulager, who appeared in the films “Return of the Living Dead,” “A Nightmare On Elm Street 2,” ” From a Whisper To a Scream” and “Feast” and the two sequels “Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds” and “Feast 3: The Happy Finish.”

1927 – Barbara Payton, who starred in the film “Bride of the Gorilla.”

1908 – Burgess Meredith, he has also appeared in the films “Torture Garden,” “Beware the Blob!”, The Sentinel (1977) and “Burnt Offerings.”

1880 – Robert Wiene who directed the 1924 version of “The Hands of Orlac” as well as “The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari.”

Died on November 16

2009 – Edward Woodward, starred in the original version of “The Wicker Man.”

2002 – Alfred Lewis Levitt who wrote for various TV shows “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and the screenplay for the film “The Boy With Green Hair”.

1981 – William Holden, starred in the films “Damien: Omen II”.

1978 – Claude Dauphin, appeared in the films “Phantom of the Rue Morgue,” and “The Tenant”.

Films Released on November 16

Arnold (1973)

Carrie (1976)
Night of the Comet (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
The Haunting of Hell House (1999)
The Clinic (2009) – Japan

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