December 8

Born On December 8

1993 – AnnaSophia Robb, starred in “The Reaping”.

1978 – Ian Somerhalder, starred in “The Vampire Diaries (TV Series).”

1968 – Brock Simpson, who appeared in “Prom Night I – IV.”

1966 – Tyler Mane, appears in “Compound Fracture”, “Rob Zombie’s Halloween I & II”, and more.

1964 – Teri Hatcher, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)”.

1950 – Multiple Oscar winning Make-up and effects artist Rick Baker his credits include “The Howling,” “The Ring,” and the 2010 remake of “The Wolf Man.”

1947 – David Schmoeller, writer/director of such films as “Tourist Trap”, “Crawlspace”, “Catacombs”, “Puppetmaster”, “The Arrival”, “Netherworld” and more.

1947 – Belinda Balaski, played in “Death Scream”, “Piranha”, “The Howling”, “Gremlins”, “Matinee” and more.

1943 – Mary Woronov who starred in “Silent Night, Bloody Night,” “Night of the Comet,” “The Devil’s Reject’s” and “The House of the Devil.”

1936 – David Carridine starred in “Q” and “Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat.”

1930 – Maximilian Schell, who appeared in the films “Vampires,” and played in the 1983 TV version of “The Phantom of the Opera.”

1911 – Lee J. Cobb, played in the film “The Exorcist” and appeared in “Gorilla at Large.”

1888 – Paul Cavanagh, who played in “The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake,” “She Devil” and “House of Wax.”

Died On December 8

2013 – Don Mitchell, starred in “Scream Blacula Scream.”

2008 – Robert Prosky, appeared in the films “Christine,” “Gremlins 2” and “The Keep”.

2004 – Dimebag Darrell, was the guitarist for the metal band Pantera.

1983 – Slim Pickens who appeared in “The Howling”.

Films Released On December 8

The Strange Door (1951) – New York City
The Hell of Frankenstein (1960) – Mexico
Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)
Godzilla’s Revenge (1971)
Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm (1998) – USA – video premiere
Buttcrack (1998)
Blade: Trinity (2004)

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December 9

Born On December 9

1989 – Elle Evans, starred in “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” and “The Love Witch.”

1974 – Jacqueline Lovell, appeared in “Femalien”, “Head of the Family”, “Hideous!”, “The Exotic House of Wax”, “The Killer Eye” and more.

1965 – Brad Savage, who appeared in the TV movie “Salem’s Lot”.

1955 – Hiroyuki Watanabe, who starred in “Ringu” and “Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidora: Daikaijû Soukougeki.”

1945 – Michael Nouri starred in the TV series “Cliffhangers: The Curse of Dracula,” and the film “The Hidden”.

1933 – Morton Downey Jr. appeared in the film “Predator 2,” the “Television Terror” episode of “Tales From the Crypt” and the “A Face For Radio” episode of “Monsters.”

1930 – Buck Henry, whose screenplays include episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and the TV series “Quark.”

1929 – John Cassavetes, starred in the films “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Fury.”

1928 – Dick Van Patten, who appeared in the films “Westworld” and the “They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

1916 – Kirk Douglas, starred in “Saturn 3” and “The Fury.”

1911 – Broderick Crawford, who appeared in “Terror In the Wax Museum,” “The Vulture” and the TV movie, “The Phantom of Hollywood.”

1902 – Margaret Hamilton, starred in “The Invisible Woman”, “13 Ghosts”, “The Night Strangler” and more.

1897 – Hermione Gingold appeared in the films, “Munster, Go Home” and “Bell Book & Candle.”

Died On December 9

2009 – Gene Barry, starred in “The War of the Worlds”.

2006 – Russell Wade, who appeared in the films “The Body Snatcher (w/Karloff & Lugosi) and “The Ghost Ship” (1943).

2004 – Patrick Wright, appeared in “Maniac Cop”, “Frightmare”, “Graduation Day”, “Devil’s Ecstasy”, “Track of the Moon Beast”, “The Night of the Strangler” and more.

1995 – Vivian Blaine, who appeared in the films “The Dark” and “Parasite”.

1992 – Vincent Gardenia, played in the 1986 musical version of “Little Shop of Horrors”.

1944 – Laird Cregar who starred as Jack the Ripper in the film “The Lodger”.

Films Released On December 9

The Witches (1966) – UK
The Creatures (1969)
Dorian Gray (1970) – New York City
Christine (1983)
Dark Waters (2003)

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December 10

Born On December 10

1977 – Emmanuelle Chriqui, appears in “The Crow: Wicked Prayer”, “Wrong Turn”, “PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series)” and “Forever Knight (TV Series).”

1974 – Monique Dupree, appeared in “Zombthology”, “Bikini Bloodbath Christmas”, “The Horror Vault 3”, “No Strings 2: Playtime in Hell”, “Sheriff Tom Vs. The Zombies” and many more.

1969 – Stephen Billington, who starred in “Resident Evil” and “Dracula II: The Ascension.”

1965 – Stephanie Morgenstern, appeared in the film “Cold Creek Manor.”

1960 – Writer/director/producer/actor Kenneth Branagh, whose work includes the 1994 version of “Frankenstein,” and “Dead Again.”

1958 – John J. York, starred in “Werewolf (TV Series)” as cursed “Eric Cord.”

1958 – Eva Robins appeared in the film “Tenebre”.

1957 – Michael Clarke Duncan who starred in “The Green Mile.”

1933 – Mako, who appeared in “Robocop 3.”

1928 – Bill ‘Chilly Billy’ Cardille, appeared in the original “Night of the Living Dead”, “Day of the Dead”, “Night of the Living Dead” 1990, “Living Dead.”

1928 – John Colicos, appeared in “The Hitchhiker (TV Series)”, “Phobia”, and “The Changeling”.

1926 – Jean Byron, appeared in “Invisible Invaders” and “The Magnetic Monsters”.

1916 – Anne Gwynne, starred in “House of Frankenstein” and “Teenage Monster.”

Died On December 10

1986 – Susan Cabot appeared in “War of the Satellites,” “The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent” and played the title role in “The Wasp Woman”.

1978 – Edward D. Wood Jr., director of “Bride of the Monster”, “Plan 9 from Outer Space”, “Night of the Ghouls” and more.

1972 – James H. Nicholson, Co-founder of American International Pictures and producer of “It Conquered the World”, “War of the Colossal Beast”, “Pit and the Pendulum” and a great deal more.

Films Released On December 10

She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)
The Green Mile (1999)

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December 11

Born On December 11

1988 – Ashley Hinshaw, appears in “The Pyramid” and “True Blood (TV Series)”.

1979 – Rider Strong, appeared in “Darkening Sky”, “Cabin Fever”, “Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever”, “Borderland”, “Pulse 3” and more.

1953 – Bess Armstrong, appeared in the films “Jaws 3D,” “Jekyll & Hyde…Together Again” and in the “What’s Cookin’” episode of “Tales From the Crypt.”

1949 – Teri Garr, who starred in the films “Young Frankenstein”.

1944 – Lynda Day George, who starred in the films “Mortuary,” “Beyond Evil” and “Pieces.”

1942 – Donna Mills, starred in the films “Play Misty For Me,” “Cursed Part 3” and the TV movie “Look What’s Happened To Rosemary’s Baby.”

1922 – Vampira, the horror hostess who appeared in “Plan 9 from Outer Space.”

1919 – Marie Windsor, who starred in “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy,” “Chamber of Horrors” and the TV movie “Salem’s Lot.”

1914 – Robert Ayres appeared in “Cat Girl”.

1911 – Writer/producer/director Val Guest, whose films included “The Quatermass Experiment,” “The Abominable Snowman” and “The Day the Earth Caught Fire.”

1902 – Reginald Le Borg, directed the films “The Black Sleep,” “The Mummy’s Ghost” and “Voodoo Island.”

1874 – Paul Wegener, played the title role of “The Golem.”

Died On December 11

2007 – Ashleigh Aston Moore, starred in “The Grave”, “Strange Luck (TV Series)”, and more.

2002 – Charles Gunning, appeared in “The Haunting” remake, “Horror Hayride”, “Caged Fear”, “Scary Movie”, and more.

2000 – Don Devlin who appeared in “Anatomy of a Psycho” and “Blood of Dracula”.

1984 – George Waggner, who directed “The Wolf Man,” “Man Made Monster” and “Horror Island”.

Films Released On December 11

Nightmare City (1980) – Italy
Dawn of the Mummy (1981)
The Dentist II (1998)
Bikini Bloodbath (2006)
Hack! (2007)

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December 12

Born On December 12

1975 – Mayim Bialik, appeared in the film “Pumpkinhead.”

1974 – Make-up and special effects technician, Jason Collins, his film work includes “From Dusk To Dawn 2 & 3,” “Ghosts of Mars” and “Bubba Ho-tep.”

1970 – Mädchen Amick, played in “Sleepwalkers”, “Twin Peaks (TV Series)”, “The Borrower” and more.

1970 – Jennifer Connelly, who has starred in “Creepers” (a.k.a. “Phenomena”), “Dark Water,” “Hulk” and the remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still.”

1967 – Anne Bobby, starred in Clive Barker’s “Nightbreed”, “In Fear Of (TV Series)”, and “The Hanover House.”

1956 – Ana Alicia, played “Nurse Janet” in “Halloween II”.

1952 – Sarah Douglas who starred in “Return of the Living Dead III”.

1949 – Bill Nighy, appeared in “I, Frankenstein”, “Underworld”, “Underworld: Evolution”, “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”, “Shaun of the Dead”, “The Phantom of the Opera” and more.

1947 – Wings Hauser, starred in the films “Night Shadows,” “The Carpenter” and “Tales From the Hood.”

1944 – Kenneth Cranham, played in “Hellbound: Hellraiser II,” also appeared in “Tale of a Vampire”, “Old Dracula” and more.

1930 – Writer/director Gordon Hessler, whose work includes the films “The Oblong Box,” the “Spanish Moss Murders” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park” and more.

1927 – Honor Blackman, she appeared in the films “To the Devil a Daughter” and “Tale of the Mummy”.

1900 – Eddie Parker who did the stunts for the films “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,” “House of Dracula,” “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,” and “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy.”

1893 – Edward G. Robinson, who appeared in “Soylent Green.”

Died On December 12

2009 – Val Avery, who appeared in episodes of the TV series’ “The Munsters,” “The Invaders,” “The Wild Wild West” and “Friday the 13th,” passed away at the age of 85. He appeared in the films “Too Scared To Scream” and the original “Amityville Horror.”

2008 – Van Johnson, starred in the film “Killer Crocodile”.

2006 – Peter Boyle who played “The Monster” in “Young Frankenstein” and appeared in the film “Species II”.

1978 – Fay Compton, who appeared in the 1963 version of “The Haunting”.

1976 – Jack Cassidy, played in TV movie “The Phantom of Hollywood”.

1970 – Carolyn Craig, starred in “The House On Haunted Hill.”

Films Released On December 12

The Wolf Man (1941)
Frankenstein ’80 (1972)
The Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986)
Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)
Mutant Species (1995) – USA – video premiere
Scream 2 (1997)
Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)
A Dead Calling (2006)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

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December 13 – Happy the Friday 13th

Born On December 13

1985 – Laurence Leboeuf, has appeared in “Being Human (TV Series)”, and more.

1981 – Amy Lee, lead singer of the band “Evanescence.” Their music has been used in the film “Underworld: The Awakening”.

1959 – Johnny Whitaker, appeared in the film “Mystery in Dracula’s Castle,” the TV movie “Something Evil” (directed by Steven Speilberg).

1958 – Lynn-Holly Johnson, appeared in the films “Watcher in the Woods,” and “Alien Predator”.

1957 – Steve Busemi who appeared in “Tales From the Darkside: The Movie”.

1934 – Producer Richard D. Zanuck, whose films include “Jaws,” “Sssssss,” and “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007).

1929 – Christopher Plummer, starred in “Wolf,” and “Dracula 2000”.

1892 – Harry Strang, film appearances included “The Mysterious Dr. Satan,” The Face Behind the Mask,” and “Mighty Joe Young.

Died On December 13

2007 – Native American actor Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman, appeared in “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Millennium (TV Series)” and “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series).”

2006 – Keith Larsen, directed “Night of the Witches”.

1979 – Jon Hall, who starred in the films “The Invisible Man’s Revenge” and “Beach Girls and the Monster,” also directed “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters.”

Films Released On December 13

The Werewolf (1913)
The Devil Bat (1940)
Maniac Cop 2 (1990) – Los Angeles premiere
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
King of the Lost World (2005)
Automatons (2006)

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December 14

Born On December 14

1988 – Vanessa Hudgens, has appeared in “Freaks of Nature”, “Machete Kills”, “Sucker Punch”, “Beastly” and more.

1979 – Sophie Monk, appeared in “Life Blood”, “The Hills Run Red”, “Monster!”

1975 – KaDee Strickland, appeared in “The Grudge”, “Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid”, “The Stepford Wives”, “The Sixth Sense.”

1965 – Ted Raimi appeared in the films “Drag Me To Hell,” “Army of Darkness,” ‘The Midnight Meat Train” and Shocker (1989).

1962 – Porn start turned legitimate actress, turned porn star, Ginger Lynn Allen. She appeared in the films “Samhain” and “The Devil’s Reject’s.”

1953 – Wade Davis, who wrote the novel “The Serpent and the Rainbow”

1949 – Dee Wallace Stone, who starred in the films “The Hills Have Eyes,” the original “Stepford Wives,” “The Howling,” “The Frighteners,” “Cujo”, Rob Zombie’s “Halloween”, “ZK: Elephant’s Graveyard” and many more.

1946 – Patty Duke appeared in the films “The 4D Man,” “Amityville; The Evil Escapes” and “The Swarm.”

1943 – Alan Ormsby, writer/director/makeup for the films “Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things”, “Cat People”, “Popcorn”, “Not Quite Human” and more.

1938 – Janette Scott, starred in the films “Day of the Triffids,” “The Old Dark House” (1963) and “Crack in the World.” She is mentioned in the opening title song of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

1935 – Lee Remick who starred in “Experiment in Terror” and “The Omen.”

1917 – Elyse Knox, who starred in “The Mummy’s Tomb.”

1916 – Shirley Jackson, wrote the novels “The Haunting of Hill House” and “The Lottery.”

Died On December 14

2013 – Peter O’Toole, starred in “Phantoms”, “High Spirits”, “Supergirl” and many more.

2011 – Don Sharp, writer/director of “What Waits Below”, “Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)”, “Rasputin: The Mad Monk”, “Curse of the Fly”, “The Kiss of the Vampire” and more.

2009 – Conard Fowkes, who played Frank Garner in early episodes of “Dark Shadows”.

2006 – Ralph Miller, appeared in “Outbreak” and the 1995 version of “Village of the Damned”.

1998 – Norman Fell, appeared in the films “Transylvania 6-5000,” “C.H.U.D. II: Bud The Chud” and in numerous TV series such as “The Invaders,” and “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”.

1993 – Screen legend Myrna Loy, who starred in the TV movie “Ants!”

Films Released On December 14

Pillow of Death (1945)
Starman (1984)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
King Kong (2005)
I Am Legend (2007)

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