January 12

Born on January 12

1987 – Naya Rivera, appeared in “At the Devil’s Door” and “Frankenhood.”

1980 – Vanessa Johansson, appeared in “Shark in Venice”, “The Objective”, “Day of the Dead” remake, and more.

1965 – Rob Zombie, musician and filmmaker, he wrote and directed “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” “Halloween,” “Halloween II,” “The Lords of Salem”, “31 (2016),” and the animated film “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.”

1960 – Oliver Platt who starred in “Lake Placid,” “Flatliners,” “The Temp”.

1955 – Kirstie Alley, appeared in “The Salem Witch Trails,” the 1995 version of “Village of the Damned”.

1907 – Make-up artist Ben Nye, who has worked on over 300 films in his career, including “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” and The Fly (1958).

Died on January 12

2019 – Batton Lash [65] – Comic Writer – some include “Eerie Archives Vol 10,” “Satan’s Six #1, “Vampirella Comics Magazine #9,” “Supernatural Law #1 & #24-45”

2019 – Etsuko Ichihara [82] – Actress –” “Village of Eight Gr-avestones”

2011 – Paul Picerni, character actor who appeared in many films and TV shows including “House of Wax”, “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms”, “The Fearmaker”, “Circle of Fear (TV Series)”, “Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)”.

1976 – “The Queen of Crime,” mystery writer Agatha Christie passed away at the age of 81.

Films Released on January 12

Island of Lost Souls (1932)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
Mark of the Gorilla (1950)

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
Plague of the Zombies (1966)
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
One Blood Planet (2001)
Primeval (2007)

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January 13

Born on January 13

1989 – Beau Mirchoff, who starred in “The Grudge 3″ and “Scary Movie 4.”

1972 – Nicole Eggert, who appeared in “The Outer Limits (TV Series)”, “The Demolitionist”, and “The Haunting of Morella.”

1968 – Traci Bingham, appeared “Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight.”

1966 – Patrick Dempsey, who appeared in “Scream 3″.

1964 – Penelope Ann Miller, who appeared in the films “The Relic,” and “The Messengers.”

1956 – Dwight H. Little, a well-known writer/director of such projects as “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series)”, “Sleepy Hollow (TV Series)”, “Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Millennium (TV Series)”, “The Phantom of the Opera” (Robert Englund), “Freddy’s Nightmares (TV Series)”, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” and many others.

1950 – John McNaughton, a writer/director known for “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)”, “The Borrower”, “Masters of Horror (TV Series)”, “The Harvest” and more.

1943 – Richard Moll, appeared in the films “Evilspeak (1981)” “Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn,” “House” and “Scary Movie 2”; actually many more.

1938 – Billy Gray, as a child, appeared in the films “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)” “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and as a grown up in “Werewolves On Wheels” and “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters.”

1938 – William B. Davis, appeared in “The Dead Zone”, “It (TV Mini-Series)”, “Omen IV: The Awakening”, “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, “The Thaw”, and many more.

1928 – Gregory Walcott who starred in “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” “House II: the Second Story” and appeared in “Ed Wood.”

1918 –Bud Westmore among his many credits “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,” “Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954),” and “This Island Earth.”

1918 – Herbert L. Strock, who directed the films “I Was a Teenage Frankenstein,” “Blood of Dracula” and “The Crawling Hand.”

1912 – Paul Birch starred in the films “Not of This Earth,” “The Day the World Ended” and “The Beast With a Million Eyes.”

1907 – Jeff Morrow, appeared in “The Twilight Zone (TV Series)”, “The Giant Claw”, “Kronos”, “The Creature Walks Among Us”, “This Island Earth” and others.

Died on January 13

2009 – Patrick McGoohan starred in the film “Scanners,”.

2001 – Amando de Ossorio, writer/director of “The Blind Dead 3,” “Malenka” “Tombs of the Blind Dead” and “Return of the Blind Dead,” “The Ghost Galleon,” “The Loreley’s Grasp,” “Night of the Seagulls”.

1989 – Joe Spinell, who played the title role in the film “Maniac” and also appeared in “The Last Horror Film”, “The Undertaker”.

Films Released on January 13

Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Paranoiac (1963)

Two On a Guillotine (1965)

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

DeepStar Six (1989)

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat (1989)

Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

Vampire Sisters (2004)

Mortuary (2005)

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January 14

Born on January 14

1988 – Kacey Clarke, appeared in “World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen”, “I Spit on Your Grave 2”, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”, “Lake Placid 3”, and more.

1975 – Jordan Ladd, appeared in “Embrace of the Vampire”, “Cabin Fever”, “Club Dread”, “Madhouse”, “Death Proof”, “Hostel: Part II”, “Grace”, and more.

1974 – Kevin Durand starred in “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed”, “Resident Evil: Retribution”, “The Strain (TV Series)”, “Dark Was the Night (2014).”

1968 –LL Cool J, appeared in the films “Deep Blue Sea,” “Halloween H2O,” and “Mindhunters.”

1945 – Vonetta McGee, starred in “Blacula” and the TV movie “The Norliss Tapes (1973).”

1941 – Faye Dunaway, starred in the film “The Eyes of Laura Mars,”.

1896 – Universal composer Hans J. Salter, “The Invisible Man Returns,” “The Wolf Man (1941)” and “House of Frankenstein.”

Died on January 14

2019 – Robby Tumewu – Actor – “Blood Trace”

2019 – Mark Arnold Urman [66] – Unit Publicist “Tales From the Darkside: The Movie”

2007 – Tudor Gates, screenwriter for the films “Twins Of Evil,” “Lust For A Vampire,” “Fright,” and “The Vampire Lovers”.

2004 – Uta Hagen, co-starred in the film “The Other” and appeared in “The Twilight Zone (TV Series).”

2004 – Ron O’ Neal, appeared in the films “When A Stranger Calls,” “Death House” and “Puppet Master 5.”

1978 – Marie Blake, was best known for portraying “Grandmama Addams” in “The Addams Family (TV Series)” and was also in the film “She Devil.”

1962 – Ernest Thesiger, appeared in, The Old Dark House,” “Bride of Frankenstein,” and “The Ghoul”.

1957 – Humphrey Bogart, who starred in the film “The Return of Dr. X,” passed away at the age of 57.

Films Released on January 14

The Dunwich Horror (1970)

Scanners (1981)

Body Snatchers (1993)

Supernova (2000)

The Lodger (2009)

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January 15

Born on January 15

1982 – Jana Kaderabkova, is an actress who appeared in “Hostel” and “Hostel: Part II.”

1968 – Chad Lowe, who appeared in the films “The Others” and “Highway To Hell.”

1957 – Mario Van Peebles, who starred in the films “Jaws: The Revenge,” and “Full Eclipse”.

1947 – Andrea Martin, has appeared in both the original 1974 “Black Christmas” and also the 2006 remake.

1919 – Tod Griffin, who appeared in the films “She Devil” and “She Demons.”

1892 – William Beaudine, who directed the films “The Ape Man,” “Ghosts on the Loose,” “Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla” and “Billy the Kid vs. Dracula.”

1879 – Ernest Thesiger, who starred in “The Old Dark House”, “The Ghoul”, “The Bride of Frankenstein”.

Died on January 15

2019 – Thelma Tixou [74] – Actress “Santa Sangre”

2019 – Carol Channing [97] – Voice Actress several episodes of “The Addams Family” animated series as Grandmama

2019 – William G. Anagnos [60] – Actor “A Stranger is Watching” Stuntman “Wolfen,” “The Ambulance,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Body Snatchers,” “Lost Souls,” “The Forgotten,” and “Anamorph”

2009 – Chuck Gaspar, who did special effects for the movies “Virus,” “The Birds,” “Anaconda,” “Altered States,” “Exorcist II,” and “Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II”.

1996 – Les Baxter, who composed scores for “Black Sunday” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “Black Sabbath,” “The Dunwich Horror,” “The Pit and the Pendulum (1961),” “Dementia 13,” “The Raven,” passed away at the age of 73.

Films Released on January 15

The Fatal Hour (1940)
London Blackout Murders (1943)
Return Of The Living Dead Part II (1988)
In Dreams (1999)
Virus (1999)
Jesus  Christ, Vampire Hunter (2001)
Rats (aka Killer Rats) (2003)
Mean Creek (2004)
Vampire Blvd (2004)
Asylum (2007)
Butcher House (2007) – filmed in 2006
Ghost Hunters: Point Of Contact (2006)
Army of the Dead (2008)
The Attic (2007)
Detention (2010)
The Book of Eli (2010)
Porkchop (2010)

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January 16

Born on July 16

1979 – The late Aaliyah, the singer-turned actress starred in “Queen of the Damned”.

1956 – Anders Hove, best known for playing the vampire “Radu” in “Subspecies 1-4” films. He also appeared in “Critters 4” and “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series).”

1950 – Caroline Munro, who appeared in the films “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” “Dr. Phibes Rises Again,” “Dracula A.D. 1972″ and “Flesh For the Beast.”

1948 –John Carpenter known for “Halloween,” “The Thing”, “The Fog”, “Escape From New York”, “Christine”, “Prince of Darkness”, “Ghost of Mars” and “Vampires,” and more, he also composes.

1938 – The Michael Pataki, appeared in “The Andromeda Strain”, “The Return of Count Yorga”, “Grave of the Vampire”, “The Bat People”, “The Invisible Man (TV Series)”, “Dracula’s Dog”, “Dead & Buried”, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers”, and much more.

1918 – Stirling Siliphant, who produced the TV movie “Salem’s Lot” and wrote screenplays for the films “The Village of the Damned” and “The Swarm.”

1901 – Marcel Delgado, who did the visual effects for the films “King Kong (1933),” “Son of Kong,” “War of the Worlds”.

1890 – Karl Freund, who directed the original “Mummy” and cinematographer of “The Golem,” “Metropolis,” the 1920 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” and “Dracula.”

Died on July 16

2014 – Russell Johnson, appeared in “Monsters (TV Series)”, “The Horror at 37,000 Feet”, “The Outer Limits (TV Series)”, “Twilight Zone (TV Series)”, “Attack of the Crab Monsters”, “It Came from Outer Space (1953)” and more.

1993 – Glenn Corbet who starred in “Homicidal” and appeared in some of the “Night Gallery TV episodes.”

1979 – Ted Cassidy, who played “Lurch” on the “Addams Family” TV series.

1981 – Bernard Lee appeared in “Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell,” “Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors,” “The Brain,” and “Journey to Midnight.”

Films Released on July 16

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1912)
The Face Behind the Mask (1941)
Snuff (1975)
Night of the Scarecrow (1995)
Cube (1997)
Fallen (1998)
CanniBallistic! (2002)
Insomnia (2002)
Sweet Insanity (2006)
Die You Zombie Bastards! (2005)
Grim Reaper (2007)
Cloverfield (2008)
My Bloody Valentine (2009)

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January 17

Born on July 17

1984 – Kirsty Hill, has appeared in “A Haunted House 2”, “Theatre of the Deranged II”, “An American Werewolf in London XXX Porn Parody” and many more.

1979 – Lowell Dean, director of “Wolfcop” and “13 Eerie (2013).”

1977 – Leigh Whannel, who created the “Saw” franchise and wrote the screenplays for the film “Dead Silence”, “Insidious” and “Insidious: Chapter 2″.

1975 – Freddy Rodriguez, who starred in “Planet Terror,” “Lady in the Water”.

1962 – Jim Carrey, starred in “Once Bitten,” and “The Number 23.”

1942 – Nancy Parsons in the film “Motel Hell.”

1925 – Patricia Owens, appeared in “Ghost Ship” (1952) and the original “Fly.”

1922 – Betty White, in the film “Lake Placid.”

1904 – Patsy Ruth Miller, starred in the 1923 silent version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

1867 – The “Father” of Universal Pictures, Carl Laemmle.

Died on July 17

2019 – Daniel Charles Striepeke [88] – Actor “Ed Gein” Make Up Department “The Burbs,” “Jaws: The Revenge,” “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” “Embryo,” “Sssssss,” “The Mephisto Waltz,” and “Picture Mommy Dead”

2019 – Barbara Claman [89] – Actress “Demon Possessed” Casting Director “The Changeling (1980),” “The Entity,” “Crimewave,” and “Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (TV Movie)” “Cry for Strangers (TV Movie),”

2019 – Windsor Davies [88] – Actor “Endless Night” and “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed”

2009 – Susanna Foster who co-starred with Claude Raines in the 1943 version of “Phantom of the Opera” and in “The Climax” with Boris Karloff, passed away at the age of 84.

2008 – Edward D. Hoch, a screenwriter for episodes of “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” “Tales of the Unexpected” and “Night Gallery,”.

2005 – Virginia Mayo, who appeared in the film “Castle of Evil” “Evil Spirits,” “Haunted,” :The Man Next Door” and the TV series “Night Gallery,”.

2005 – Basil Hoskins who appeared in the film “Edge Of Sanity”.

2003 – Richard Crenna, starred in “Devil Dog: The Hound From Hell,” “Leviathan,” “Death Ship,” “The Case of the Hillside Stranglers” and the film Wait Until Dark” (1967).

Films Released on July 17

Lust for a Vampire (1971)
Troll (1986)
A Gnome Named Gnorm (1990)
Graveyard Alive (2003)

Camp Slaughter (2004)
Haute Tension (2003)
The Haunting of Marsten Manor (2007)

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January 18

Born on July 18

1937 – Dick Durock, actor and stuntman known for playing “Swamp Thing” in “Swamp Thing”, “The Return of Swamp Thing” and “Swamp Thing (TV Series).”

1908 – Lilian Bond, who appeared in the films “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Old Dark House” (1932).

1892 – Oliver Hardy, starred in the film “A-Haunting We Will Go,” “The Laurel And Hardy Murder Case” and “The Live Ghost.”

Died on July 18

2009 – Kathleen Byron, appeared in the films “Craze” “Burn, Witch, Burn,” “Nothing But the Night,” and “Twins of Evil,”.

2008 – Lois Nettleton, appeared in “Deadly Blessing,” and many TV shows including “The Twilight Zone,” “Night Gallery” and “The Munsters Today.”

2000 – Frances Drake who appeared in “The Invisible Ray,” and “Mad Love.”

Films Released on July 18

Spider Baby (1967)
Blood Simple (1984)
Eve of Destruction (1991)

The Terror Within II (1991)
From Dusk to Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (1999)
Teeth (2007)
Cloverfield (2008)
Monster (2008)
Bikini Frankenstein (2010)
Return To Yucca Flats: Desert Man-Beast (2010)

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