January 1st

Born on January 1

1983 – Dana DeLorenzo – Ash vs Evil Dead (2015–2018); The Moleman of Belmont Avenue (2013)

1973 – Danny Lloyd – The Shining (1980)

1969 – Verne Troyer – Gnome Alone (II) (2015); Wishmaster (1997); Pinocchio’s Revenge (1996)

1949 – Don Keith Opper – Screenwriter – Infection (2005); Ghost in the Machine (1993); Critters (1986); Critters 2 (1988); Critters 3 (1991);  Critters 4 (1992)

1940 – Sandra Knight – The Haunting of Morella (1990); Blood Bath (1966); The Terror (1963); Tower of London (1962); Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958)

1938 – Frank Langella Cry Baby Lane (2000 TV Movie); Brainscan (1994); Dracula (1979)

1937 – Suzy Kendall – Craze (1974); Torso (1973); Tales That Witness Madness (1973); In the Devil’s Garden (1971); The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970); Psycho-Circus (1966)

Died on January 1

2019 – Ivo Gregurevic [66] – Actor – “Infection (2003)”

2018 – Joe Stapleton [55] – Actor – “Castle Rock (TV Series)”

2018 – Jon Paul “JP” Steuer [33] (suicide) – Amityville: A New Generation (1993 Video)

2016 – Vilmos Zsigmond [85] – Cinematographer: The Witches of Eastwick, Images (1972), Horror of the Blood Monsters, Satan’s Sadists, Psycho à Go-Go, Camera Department: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?.

Films Released on January 1

The Invisible Boy (1957) – Japan

Carnival of Blood (1970)
Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)
Serial Killer (2002)
Shadow of Dread (2002)
Alien Abduction (2005)
Blood Feud (2010)

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January 2

Born on January 2

1980 – Patrick Rea, writer/producer/director of many short film in the sci-fi and horror genre. He also has directed the incredible feature film “Nailbiter” with more feature films to come.

1966 – Kate Hodge, appeared in “Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III”, “She-Wolf of London (TV Series)”, “The Hidden II”.

1957 – Joanna Pacula, who has appeared in the films “Warlock: The Armageddon,” “Virus,” “The Kiss” and “Dinocroc.”

1929 – Writer Charles Beaumont, who penned the screenplays for such films as “Queen of Outer Space,” “The Haunted Palace,” “Masque of the Red Death” and 21 episodes of the original “Twilight Zone” TV series.

1901 – Lew Landers who directed the films “Return of the Vampire,” the 1935 version of “The Raven” with Karloff and Lugosi, and “The Mask of Diijon.”

Died on January 2

2011 – Pete Postlethwaite, wonderful character actor who appeared in such films as “Ghost Son”, “The Omen (2006)”, “Dark Water”, “Crimetime”, “Alien³”, “Split Second”, and many more.

Films Released on January 2

Strangler of the Swamp (1946)
The Island Monster (1954)
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
Vampires: The Turning (2005)
The Darkroom (2006)

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January 3

Born on January 3

1984 – Shawn Burkett, writer/producer/editor/director of such films as “The Sleeping Soul”, “Bludgeon”, “Watch This”, “Theatre of the Deranged II”, and “Midsummer Nightmares”.

1962 – Jewel Shepard, starred “Return of the Living Dead,” “Scanner Cop II,” and “Roots of Evil.”

1931 – Conrad Brooks “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” “Bride of the Monster” and “Night of the Ghouls,” “The Beast of Yucca Flats” and “Jan-Gel, the Beast From the East”

1930 – Robert Loggia who starred in the films “Innocent Blood,” “Psycho II”.

1930 – Mara Corday who appeared in the films “The Black Scorpion,” “Tarantula” and “The Giant Claw.”

1905 – Ray Milland, who starred in the films “The Uninvited,” “X-The Man With X-Ray Eyes,” “Frogs” and “The Thing With Two Heads.”

Died on January 3

2009 – Carlos Camilleri who composed the scores for the films “House of 1,000 Dolls” and “The Castle of Fu Manchu”.

Films Released on January 3

The Mystery of the Ghastly Face (1935)
She Demons (1958) – Carthage, TX (premiere)

The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) – Bismarck, ND
Shadow of the Demon (2002)
Green River Killer (2005)

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January 4

Born on January 4

1980 – Erin Cahill, appeared in “Sleepy Hollow (TV Series)”, “Skinwalker Ranch”, “Boogeyman 3”, “Supernatural (TV Series)”, “Jekyll”, “Creature Unknown”, “

1965 – Rick Hearst, starred in the cult 80’s film “Brain Damage”, “Warlock III: The End of Innocence.”

1958 – Julian Sands, appeared in “Gothic”, “Warlock”, “Arachnophobia”, The Turn of the Screw”, “Tale of a Vampire”, “Warlock: The Armageddon”, “Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt” and many more.

1941 –George P. Cosmatos directed “Cobra” and the genre films “Of Unknown Origin” and “Leviathan”.

1935 – Marla English, who starred in “Voodoo Woman” and “The She-Creature.”

Died on January 4

2019 – Torro Margens [68] – Actor – ” Pengantin Pantai Biru,” “Kalung jailangkung,” “Uka-Uka: The Movie – Nini Tulang,” Director – “Bloody Love” Director/Writer – “Blood Painting,” and “Bloody Marriage.”

2019 – Norman Snider [73] – Writer – “Dead Ringers,” “Body Parts,” and “War of the Worlds (TV Series).”

1964 – Ralph Dumke, appeared in “Francis in the Haunted House”, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”, “The War of the Worlds” and more.

Films Released on January 4

Torso (1973) – Italy
Sorceress (1995)
One Missed Call (2008)

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