December 29

Born On December 29

1989 – Jane Levy, starred in the remake of “Evil Dead” and “Fun Size.”

1982 – Alison Brie, appeared in “Scream 4” and “Parasomnia.”

1964 – Michael Cudlitz, starred in “The Walking Dead (TV Series)”, “The Dead Zone (TV Series)”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)” and more.

1959 – Patricia Clarkson, appeared in the films “The Green Mile,” and the 2002 TV version of “Carrie.”

1947 – Ted Danson, appeared in “Creepshow” and the TV movie “Living With the Dead.”

1938 – Jon Voight, appeared in the film “Anaconda”.

1937 – Barbara Steele starred in the films “Black Sunday,” “Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Horrible Dr. Hichcock” and as “Julia Hoffman” in the 1991 version of the TV series “Dark Shadows.”

1933 – Joel M. Reed, director of “Bloodsucking Freaks”, “Blood Bath” and “Night of the Zombies.”

1920 – Viveca Linfors, appeared in “Creep Show,” “Stargate” and “The Exorcist III.”

1908 – Claire Dodd, appeared in the 1941 version of “The Black Cat” and “The Mad Doctor of Market Street.”

1907 – Freda Jackson, appeared in “The Valley of Gwangi”, “Monster of Terror”, “The Brides of Dracula.”

Died On December 29

2004 – William Boyett who appeared in the films “Bloody Birthday,” “The Hidden”.

2003 – Earl Hindman, appeared in the film “The Parallax View” and the TV show “Tales of the Darkside.”

1998 – Don Taylor, who directed the films “The Island of Dr. Moreau” (1977) and “Damien: Omen II”.

1980 – Roy Engel, who appeared in the films “The Man From Planet X,” “The Indestructible Man” and “Kingdom of the Spiders”.

Films Released On December 29

A Modern Jekyll & Hyde (1913)
Kwaidan (1964) – Japan
Ghost In the Machine (1993)
Dark Universe (1993)

Shadow of the Vampire (2000) – USA limited
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) – New York City

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December 30

Born On December 30

1988 – Jena Sims, has appeared in “3 Headed Shark Attack”, “Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader”, “The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)” and more.

1986 – Caity Lotz, has starred in “The Pact”, “The Pact II”, “The Machine” and “Death Valley (TV Series).”

1982 – Kristin Kreuk, starred in “Vampire”.

1980 – Eliza Dushku, who starred in “Wrong Turn,” “The Alphabet Killer”, “Dollhouse (TV Series)” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)” and “Angel (TV Series).”

1973 – Jason Behr, appeared in “Dragon Wars: D-War”, “Skinwalkers”, “The Grudge” and “Roswell (TV Series).”

1971 – C.S. Lee, appeared in the 2004 remake of “The Stepford Wives,” “The Unborn” (2009) and on the TV series “Dexter.”

1966 – Sophie Ward, who appeared in the films “The Hunger,” “Waxwork II: Lost In Time,” Clive Barker’s “Book of Blood”.

1965 – Andrew Fleming, director of “The Craft” and “Bad Dreams.”

1960 – Kelli Maroney, has appeared in “Gila!”, “True Blood (TV Series)”, “Servants of Twilight”, “Transylvania Twist”, “Chopping Mall” and “Night of the Comet.”

1958 – Ellen Sandweiss starred in “The Evil Dead,”.

1945 – Lloyd Kaufman, B-movie maestro and head of Troma Films.

1942 – Fred Ward who starred in “Tremors” I & II.

1934 – Russ Tamblyn, starred in the films “War of the Gargantuas,” the original “Haunting,” and in the TV series “Twin Peaks.”

1934 – Joseph Bologna, who appeared in the films “Transylvania 6-5000” and “Alligator II: The Mutation.”

1911 – Jeanette Nolan, appeared in the films “Chamber of Horrors” and “The Manitou.” She provided the voice for “Norman’s” mother “Norma Bates” in the original “Psycho.”

1896 – Tom Keene, appeared in “Red Planet Mars” and “Plan 9 From Outer Space.”

Died On December 30

2008 – – Bernie Hamilton appeared in the film “Scream, Blacula Scream”.

1996 – Lew Ayres, who appeared in the films “Salem’s Lot,” “Damien: Omen II”.

1996 – Jack Nance, starred in “Eraserhead,” “Ghoulies,” the 1988 version of “The Blob” and in the TV series “Twin Peaks”.

1979 – Producer K. Gordon Murray, who was responsible for bringing many Mexican films to America, including “Samson vs. the Vampire Women,” “The Brainiac”.

Films Released On December 30

The Night Walker (1964) – Los Angeles

Night of a Thousand Screams (2001)
Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood (2003)

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December 31

Born On December 31

1959 – Val Kilmer, starred in “Red Planet, “Mindhunters,” “Deja Vu” and the 1996 version of “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

1951 – Barbara Carrera who appeared in the 1977 version of “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” “Embryo” and “When Time Ran Out.”

1948 – Joe Dallesandro appeared in the films “Flesh For Frankenstein” and “Blood For Dracula.”

1945 – Vernon Wells, he is best known for his role in “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.” He also starred in “Caesar and Otto’s Paranormal Halloween”, “Throwback”, “The Dead Undead”, “Silent Night, Zombie Night”, “The Education of a Vampire” and many more.

1943 – Ben Kingsley starred in such films as “Species,” “Spooky House,” “The Tale of Sweeney Todd” and “Bloodrayne.”

1941 – Sean S. Cunningham, who directed the first “Friday the 13th” and produced the films “House,” “The Horror Show,” “Jason X” and “Freddy vs Jason.” And so much more.

1938 – Rosalind Cash, appeared in the films “The Omega Man,” “Tales From the Hood” and “Dr. Black & Mr. Hyde.”

1937 – Sir Anthony Hopkins, who has played “Hannibal Lecter” in “Silence of the Lambs,” “Hannibal” and “Red Dragon”. Then in the films “Magic,” “Audrey Rose,” and as “Professor Van Helsing” in the 1992 version of “Dracula.”

1931 – Gil Melle, who composed the themes for the TV series’ “Kolchak: the Night Stalker” and “Night Gallery.”

Died On December 31

2015 – Wayne Rogers, made one entry in horror when he starred in “Chamber of Horrors.”

2014 – Edward Herrmann, starred in “The Lost Boys”, “Here Come the Munsters (TV Movie)”, “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” remake.

2003 – Paula Raymond starred in “Hand of Death,” “Blood of Dracula’s Castle” and “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms”.

2001 – Eileen Heckart who co-starred in “The Bad Seed” and “Burnt Offerings”.

Films Released On December 31

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931) – New York City
Cosmic Monsters (1958)
The Crawling Eye (1958)
Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)
Psyclops (2002)
S.K.I.N.S.: Serial Killers in Need of Support (2009)

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Not only the end to 2019

But the passing of another decade