December 1

Born On December 1

1967 – Nestor Carbonell, appeared on “Bates Motel (TV Series)”.

1958 – Charlene Tilton, appeared in “Paranormal Calamity”, “Zombie Rights!”, “Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (TV Mini-Series documentary)”, “The Silence of the Hams”, “The Fall of the House of Usher” and more.

1951 – Treat Williams, starred in the films “Dead Heat,” “Deep Rising,” “The Phantom” and in the TV mini-series, “The Storm.”

Died On December 1

2011 – Bill McKinney, appeared in “2001 Maniacs”, “Hellborn”, “The Green Mile”, “It Came from Outer Space II”, “She Freak”, and The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (1974 TV Movie).

2008 – Paul Benedict, appeared in the films “The Addams Family,” “The Devil’s Advocate” and the 1993 version of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.”

2006 – Sid Raymond, who appeared in the films “Fright” and “The Funhouse”.

2005 – Jack Colvin appeared in the films “Embryo” and “Child’s Play.”

1999 – Marilyn Harris, known for portraying “Little Maria” in the original 1931 “Frankenstein.”

1990 – Robert Gordon, directed the films “It Came From Beneath The Sea” and “The Black Zoo”.

1947 – Aleister Crowley, known as “The most wicked man in the world.” He was an English occultist, magician, poet, novelist and mountaineer.

Films Released On December 1

The Ghost Walks (1934)
House of Frankenstein (1944)
Murder In the Blue Room (1944)
Heartstopper (1991) – Netherlands
Terror Firmer (1999) – New York City
I Dream of Dracula (2003)
Turistas (2006)
Gun Town (2009)

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December 2

Born On December 2

1972 – BC Furtney, writer/producer/director of indie films such as “Werewolf Rising”, “Do Not Disturb”, “Fangoria: Blood Drive II.”

1968 – Lucy Liu, starred in “Rise: Blood Hunter”, “The X-Files (TV Series).”

1955 – Dennis Christopher, who starred in the movies “Fade to Black,” “Blood and Lace” and the TV movie “Stephen King’s IT.”

1944 – Cathy Lee Crosby, starred in the film “The Dark,” and appeared in the “Helen of Troy” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

1943 – Arch Hall Jr., starred in the films “The Sadist” and “Eeagh.”

1924 – Jonathan Frid, besides his role on “Dark Shadows,” he also appeared in the TV movie “The Devil’s Daughter” and the film “Seizure.”

1924 – Hammer screenplay writer Jimmy Sangster, whose scripts included “Curse of Frankenstein,” “Horror of Dracula,” The Brides of Dracula,” “The Crawling Eye” and the “Horror in the Heights” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

1917 – Ezra Stone, who directed for such TV shows as “The Munsters”.

Died On December 2

2006 – Writer/director/producer Don Dohler, films include “The Alien Factor,” “Nightbeast,” “Stakes” and “Fiend.”

2004 – Schlockmeister Larry Buchanan, who wrote, directed and produced the films “The Eye Creatures,” “Zontar The Thing From Venus” and “In The Year 2889”.

1990 – Robert Cummings starred in the films “Flesh & Fantasy,” “Dial M For Murder” and the “King Nine Will Not Return” episode of “The Twilight Zone”.

1982 – Marty Feldman, who played “Igor” in the film “Young Frankenstein”.

1953 – George Kirby, played in “The Invisible Man’s Revenge,” “WereWolf of London” and “Dracula’s Daughter”.

1814 – Famous torturer and novelist Marquis de Sade, passed away at the age of 74.

Films Released On December 2

The Return of Dr. X (1939)
The Awful Dr. Orloff (1964)
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1964)
The Descent: Part 2 (2009)

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December 3

Born On December 3

1985 – Amanda Seyfried, starred in “Red Riding Hood” and “Jennifer’s Body.”

1980 – Jenna Dewan Tatum, wife of Channing Tatum, appeared in “Witches of East End (TV Series)”, “American Horror Story (TV Series)”, “The Grudge 2”, “Tamara”, “Dark Shadows (TV Movie).”

1973 – Holly Marie Combs, starred in “Charmed (TV Series)”, “The Craft” and “Dr. Giggles.”

1968 – Brendan Fraser, who starred in the 1999 remake of “The Mummy,” “The Mummy Returns,” “The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” “Gods and Monsters,” and the 2008 remake of “Journey To The Center of the Earth.”

1960 – Julianne Moore, who starred in the films “Tales from the Darkside: The Movie,” “Hannibal,” ” The Forgotten” and “The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2.”

1960 – Daryl Hannah who starred in the films “The Fury,” “Blade Runner” and the HBO remake of “Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman.”

1955 – Steven Culp, who appeared in the films “Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday,” “From Within” and the TV remake of “How To Make a Monster.”

1955 – Melody Anderson, who starred in the films “Dead & Buried,” “Flash Gordon” and the short lived TV series “Manimal.”

1952 – Ted Newsom, who wrote, produced & directed the “100 Years of Horror” series, as well as the films “Time Trancers” and “Attack of the B Movie Monster.”

1951 – Eugene Clark, portrayed “Big Daddy” in George A. Romero’s “Land of the Dead”, he also appeared in “Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming”, “Millennium”, “Thrillkill” and more.

1949 – Heather Menzies, who starred in the films “Sssssss,” “Piranha” and the TV series “Logan’s Run.”

1948 – Hard rocker, Ozzy Osbourne. He appeared in the film “Trick or Treat,” as “Reverend Aaron Gilstrom.”

1939 – Don Calfa who appeared in the films “Return of the Living Dead,” “Necronomicon” and “Corpses Are Forever”.

Died On December 3

2009 – Richard Todd, had appeared in “House of the Long Shadows”, “Bloodbath”, “Thriller (TV Series)”, “Asylum”, “Stage Fright” and many more. He passed away at 90.

2003 – David Hemmings, who starred in the films “Deep Red Hatchet Murders,” “Barbarella” and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” passed away at the age of 62.

2002 – Glenn Quinn, appeared in “Angel (TV Series)”, “Campfire Tales”, “Dr. Giggles.” He passed away at the young age of 32 from a drug overdose.

2000 – Jun Fukuda, who directed “Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster,” “Son of Godzilla” and “Godzilla vs. Gigan,” passed away at the age of 77

1999 – Madeline Kahn who co-starred in “Young Frankenstein” and “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother,” passed away at the age of 57.

1943 – The wonderful Maria Ouspenskaya, passed away at the age of 73.  She is best known for her role as “Maleva” the gypsy woman in the films “The Wolf Man” and “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man.”

1894 – Author Robert Louis Stevenson, creator of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” passed away at the age of 44.

Films Released On December 3

London After Midnight (1927)

Horror Express (1972)
Office Killer (1997)
Witchbabe: Erotic Witch Project 3 (2001)
All Hallows’ Eve (2007)
30 Days To Die (2009)

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December 4

Born On December 4

1973 – Model Tyra Banks, who appeared in the film “Halloween: Resurrection.”

1965 – Spanish writer/director Álex de la Iglesia, whose films include “Witching and Bitching”, “Dance with the Devil”, “Day of the Beast”, “Acción mutante.”

1964 – Marisa Tomei who appeared in the films “Equinox” (1994) and “The Toxic Avenger” (that’s right…I said “The Toxic Avenger”).

1964 – Tony Todd, who starred in the 1990 remake of “Night of the Living Dead,” “The Crow,” “Hatchet, “Dark Reel”, “Candyman” and many more.

1951 – Director Mick Garris, whose films include “Sleepwalkers” and the TV mini-series “The Stand” and “The Shining.” He also created the show “Masters Of Horror.”

1951 – Patricia Wettig, who starred in the TV mini-series “The Langoliers.”

1949 – Jeff Bridges, son of Lloyd and brother of Beau, who starred in the 1976 remake of “King Kong,” “Tron,” “Starman” and “Iron Man.”

Died On December 4

2015 – Robert Loggia, character actor extraordinaire who appeared in such films and TV shows as “Scarface”, “Independence Day”, “The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)”, “Innocent Blood”, “The Believers”, “Psycho II”, and so many more. He passed away at the age of 85.

2008 – It was a sad day when Forrest J. Ackerman (Uncle Forry) passed away at the age of 92. Just about every person in the genre today was influenced by this man and his “creation” “Famous Monsters of Filmland.” Besides his numerous written and physical contributions to the world of horror and sci-fi (a term he coined himself) he had parts in various films over the years including “Dracula vs Frankenstein,” “The Queen of Blood,” “Amazon Women on the Moon” (where he was the President of the United States”) and “The Howling.”

2005 – “Saw” film producer Gregg Hoffman, passed away at the age of 42.

1987 – Rouben Mamoulian, who directed Fredric March in the 1931 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” passed away at the age of 90.

1967 – Bert Lahr, who played “The Cowardly Lion” in “The Wizard of Oz,” passed away at the age of 72.

Films Released On December 4

Guru, the Mad Monk (1970) – New York City
The Body Beneath (1970) – New York City
Pin (1988) – New York City
Psycho (1998)

It Came From Yesterday (2011)

Werewolf Tales (2003)
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Werewolf: The Devil’s Hound (2007)

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December 5

Born On December 5

1989 – Najarra Townsend, starred in “Contracted” and “Contracted: Phase II.”

1980 – Tamara Feldman, has appeared in “Bloodwork”, “Alyce Kills”, “Supernatural (TV Series)” and “Hatchet.”

1976 – Amy Acker, appeared in “The Cabin in the Woods”, “Grimm (TV Series)”, “Supernatural (TV Series)”, “Angel (TV Series).”

1968 – Lisa Marie, who appeared in the films “Ed Wood,” “Mars Attacks!,” “Sleepy Hollow” and Burton’s remake of “Planet of the Apes.”

1946 – Tom Ferguson, who appeared in the films “Dark Universe,” “Jack-O” and “Biohazzard: The Aliens Force.”

1911 – William Devlin who appeared in “Blood of the Vampire” and “The Shuttered Room.”

1906 – Producer/director Otto Preminger, whose films include “Anatomy of a Murder” and “Bunny Lake is Missing.” He also appeared on “The Twilight Zone,” on “Batman” as “Mr. Freeze,” and provided the voice of “Elvenking” in the film “The Hobbit.”

1901 – The one and only Walt Disney.

1890 – Director Fritz Lang, whose films include, of course the silent classic “Metropolis,” the 1931 version of “M” starring Peter Lorre and “Siegfried.”

Died On December 5

2008 – Nina Foch, appeared in “Alien Nation: Dark Horizon”, “Nomads”, “Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)”, “Cry of the Werewolf” and “The Return of the Vampire.”

2008 – Beverly Garland, starred in “Twice-Told Tales”, “The Alligator People”, “Not of This Earth”, “Curucu, Beast of the Amazon”, “Swamp Women”, “It Conquered the World”, “The Neanderthal Man” and more. She passed away at the age of 82.

1983 – Robert Aldrich who directed the films “Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte,” “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane” and “Twilight’s Last Gleaming,” passed away at the age of 65.

1981 – Charles Barton who directed the films “Abbott & Costello Meets Frankenstein,” “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff” and the TV series, “The Munsters,” passed away at the age of 79.

1968 – Fred Clark, who appeared in the films “Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb,” “Zotz!” and “Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine,” passed away at the age of 54.

Films Released On December 5

Man Beast (1956)
The St. Francisville Experiment (2000) – USA video premiere
The Bloodstained Bride (2006)

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December 6

Born On December 6

1979 – Tommy Wirkola, writer/director of such films as “Dead Snow”, “Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead”, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.”

1975 – Noel Clarke, who appeared in “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Storage 24”, “Centurion”, “Doghouse.”

1962 – Janine Turner, appeared in “Monkey Shines” and “The Ambulance.”

1953 – Tom Hulce who appeared in the 1994 version of “Frankenstein,” provided the voice of “Quasimodo” in Disney’s 1994 animated cartoon, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and appeared in the film “Jumper.”

1953 – Kin Shriner, who appeared in the films “Manhunter,” “Droid Gunner” and the TV remake of “A Bucket of Blood.” He provided the voice for “Green Arrow” on the animated series “Justice League Unlimited.”

1948 – JoBeth Williams, who starred in “Poltergeist I & II” and “Endangered Species.”

1943 – Yuriko Hoshi, who appeared in the films “Godzilla vs. the Thing,” “Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster” and “Godzilla vs. Megaguirus.”

1928 – Bobby Van, who appeared in “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters” and “The Doomsday Machine.”

1924 – Wally Cox, who appeared in the TV movie “The Night Strangler” and appeared in such TV shows as “The Twilight Zone,” “Lost in Space” and “The Night Gallery.”

1905 – George Blair, who directed “The Hypnotic Eye” and the 1950’s TV series, “The Adventures of Superman.”

1900 – The wonderful Agnes Moorehead who played “Endora” on the TV series “Bewitched.” She also appeared on “The Twilight Zone” episode, “The Invaders,” and in the films “The Bat” with Vincent Price and “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.”

Died On December 6

1993 – Don Ameche, who starred in the films “Dante’s Inferno,” “Cocoon” and “Cocoon: The Return,” passed away at the age of 85.

1989 – Frances Bavier, best known for playing “Aunt Bee” on “The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series).” She also appeared in “The Bad Seed” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” She passed away at the age of 86.

Films Released On December 6

Faust (1926)
Eye of the Devil (1967) – New York City
The Witch’s Sabbath (2005) – USA DVD premiere

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December 7

Born On December 7

1989 – Nicholas Hoult, starred in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, “Jack the Giant Slayer”, “Warm Bodies”, “Clash of the Titans.”

1988 – Emily Browning, who appears in “Ghost Ship,” “Darkness Falls,” “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”, “The Uninvited” (2009) and “Sucker Punch.”

1979 – Jennifer Carpenter, has appeared in “The Devil’s Hand”, “Dexter (TV Series)”, “Quarantine”, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and more.

1979 – Ayako Fujitani who starred in “Gamera, Guardian of the Universe,” “Gamera 2: Assault of the Legion” and “Gamera 3: The Awakening of Isis.

1978 – Shiri Appleby, starred in “Roswell (TV Series) and “Fear Itself (TV Series)”, “Chicago Fire (TV Series)”, “The Thirteenth Floor”, “Curse II: The Bite”, “Freddy’s Nightmares (TV Series)” and more.

1976 – Actor/writer/producer Mark Duplass, appeared in “The Lazarus Effect”, “Creep”, “Manson Family Vacation”, “Bad Milo”, “Black Rock” and many others.

1967 – Danny Hassel, co-starred in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.”

1966 – C. Thomas Howell, who starred in “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” the 2009 version of “The Land That Time Forgot,” “War of the Worlds 2,” “The Hitcher,” and played serial killer “Kenneth Bianchi” in “The Hillside Strangler.”

1955 – Priscilla Barnes, best known for replacing Suzanne Sommers on “Three’s Company.” She starred in the films “Tintorera,” “Stepfather III,” “The Devil’s Reject’s” and “Trailer Park of Terror.”

1949 – Singer Tom Waits, who portrayed “Renfield” in the 1992 version of “Dracula” and also appeared in the films “Wolfen” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” His music has also been used in numerous movie soundtracks.

1945 – Screenplay writer W. D. Richter, whose work includes the 1978 version of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” the 1979 version of “Dracula,” and “Needful Things.”

1923 – Ted Knight, best known for playing “Ted Baxter” on the Mary Tyler Moore TV show. He appeared at the end of the film “Psycho” as one of the officers guarding Norman Bates and also did voice over work on many, many cartoon series including “The Superfriends,” “Scooby Doo” and the animated “Star Trek” series.

1915 – Eli Wallach, who has starred in such films as “The Sentinel,” “The Deep” and the TV movie “The Chill Factor.”

1910 – Rod Cameron, who appeared in the films as “The Monster and the Girl,” “The Electronic Monster” and “Psychic Killer.”

1909 – Arch Oboler, who wrote, directed and produced the films “The Twonky,” “Five” and “The Bubble.” He was also writer/director/host/producer of NBC Radio’s “Lights Out.”

1901 – Jack Dietz, who produced the films “The Black Scorpion,” “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms” and “Return of the Ape Man.”

1874 – Harry Stubbs, who appeared in “The Wolf Man,” “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,” and “The Mummy’s Hand.”

Died On December 7

2014 – Ken Weatherwax, portrayed “Pugsley Addams” in “The Addams Family (TV Series)” and “Halloween with the New Addams Family.” He passed away at 59 from a heart attack.

1991 – Herb Jaffe, who produced the films “Fright Night II,” “The Demon Seed” and “Motel Hell,” passed away at the age of 70.

1990 – Joan Bennett, who played “Elizabeth Collins Stoddard” on the daytime horror soap opera “Dark Shadows,” passed at the age of 80. She appeared in the films “Suspiria,” “House of Dark Shadows” and the TV movie, “This House Possessed.”

1988 – Christopher Connelly, who appeared in the film “Manhattan Baby” and the TV mini-series “The Martian Chronicles,” passed away at the age of 47.

Films Released On December 7

The Ghost Breaker (1914)
House of Dracula (1945)

Tarantula (1955) – Rochester, NY
Village of the Damned (1960)
Varan the Unbelievable (1962)
Schizo (1976) – Bismarck, ND
The Last Horror Movie (2004) – USA DVD premiere

Demons at the Door (2004)
Dracula 3000 (2004) – USA DVD premiere
Hallowed (2005)

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