January 5

Born on January 5

1978 – America Olivio, who appeared in the 2009 remake of “Friday the 13th”, “Maniac” remake, “Warehouse 13 (TV Series)”, “The Thirst: Blood War.”

1975 – Bradley Cooper, appeared in “The Midnight Meat Train” and “Case 39″.

1969 – Marilyn Manson, is an actor/writer/musician whose work has appeared in “The Following (TV Series)”, “Chernobyl Diaries”, “Trick ‘r Treat”, “Hatchet”, “Saw II”, “House of Wax”, “Dracula 2000”, “House on Haunted Hill” and many more.

1965 – Vinnie Jones, who starred in “The Midnight Meat Train,” “The Bleeding”.

1962 – David DeCoteau, prolific director of B- films such films as “Creepozoids”, “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama”, “Nightmare Sisters”, “Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge”, “Witchouse”, “90210 Shark Attack (2014)”, and many, many more.

1959 – Clancy Brown, who co-starred in “Pet Semetary II” and “Starship Troopers.” He has done voice over work for several animated TV series and movies. He recently starred in the TV series “Sleepy Hollow”.

1954 – Pamela Sue Martin, best known for playing “Nancy Drew” in the TV series “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.” She appeared in the TV movie “Bay Coven.”

1931 – Robert Duvall, had a small role in the 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

Died on January 5

1991 – Johnny Eck, best known for playing “The Half Boy,” in the film “Freaks (1932).”

1990 – Arthur Kennedy, appeared in “The Humanoid”, “Cyclone”, “The Sentinel (1977)”,  “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” “The Antichrist”, “Crawlspace” and more.

1977 – Onslow Stevens, who starred in the films “The Couch”, “Them! (1954), “The Creeper”, “House of Dracula,” “The Monster and the Girl”, “Life Returns”, and “The Secret of Blue Room”

Films Released on January 5

The Shadow (1940)

The Coven (2002)

Thr3e (2006)

Hellweek 2010

Blood Trail (2010)

White Noise 2: The Light (2007)

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January 6

Born on January 6

1969 – Norman Reedus, who appeared in the films “Pandorum,” “Messengers 2: The Scarecrows”. Most known for starring as Daryl Dixon on the series “The Walking Dead.”

1930 – Vic Tayback, best known for playing “Mel” on the TV series “Alice.” He also appeared in such films as “Blood and Lace,” “Door-To-Door Maniac” and “Mansion of the Doomed.”

1914 – David Bruce who played the title role of “The Mad Ghoul,” and also appeared in the film “Calling Dr. Death.”

1895 – Tom Fadden who appeared in the 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “Empire of the Ants.”

Died on January 6

2019 – William Morgan Sheppard [86] – “April Apocalypse,” “Mysterious Island,” “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark,” “The Lottery (TV Movie)” and some episodes of TV series such as “Hellsing,” “Kingdom Hospital,” and more

2019 – Gregg Rudloff [63] – Sound Department – “Warlock,” “DeepStar Six,” “House,” “House II: The Second Story,” “Death Note,” “Ghost Ship,” and many more

2003 – Comedian Billy Van, who hosted “The Hilarious House of Frightenstein”.

1977 – Niall MacGinnis, in “Torture Garden”, “Island of Terror”, “Never Take Candy From a Stranger”, “Curse of the Demon”, and 2 episodes of “The Veil (1958).


Films Released on January 6

Coma (1978)
Bloodryane (2005)
Hostel (2005)
Midnight Movie (2008)
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Dororo (2007)
Kiss of the Vampire (2009)
The Devil Inside (2012)

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January 7

Born on January 7

1988 – Haley Bennett, starred in “The Haunting of Molly Hartley.”

1982 – Lauren Cohan, plays “Maggie” on “The Walking Dead”.

1980 – Tom Harper, director of “The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death.”

1971 – Jeremy Renner, who starred in “28 Weeks Later”, “Dahmer”, and “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”.

1964 – Nicolas Cage, who starred in the 2006 remake of “The Wickerman,” “Vampire Kiss”, “Drive Angry”, “Season of the Witch” and Mom and Dad, and recently Mandy.

1956 – David Caruso, appeared in the films “Without Warning” and “Session 9″.

1950 – Erin Gray appeared in the film “Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday” and the TV movie “Ghouls.”

1949 – Steven Williams, has appeared in numerous films and television shows including “House”, “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “The Fear Chamber”, and “Supernatural (TV Series)”.

1943 – Rosemary McNamara, who appeared in the film “The Premonition” and on the original “Dark Shadows” TV series.

1929 – Terry Moore, who starred in the original “Mighty Joe Young,” also appeared in the 1998 version of “Mighty Joe Young,” “A-Haunting We Will Go” and “Death Dimension.”

1928 – William Peter Blatty who wrote the novel, “The Exorcist” on which the film “The Exorcist” was based and the novel “Legion” on which the film “The Exorcist III” was based. He also directed “Exorcist III” and “The Ninth Configuration.”

1912 – Charles Addams, who created the “Addams Family.”

1903 – Alan Napier, appeared in the films “The Mole People,” “The Uninvited” and “The Invisible Man Returns.”

Died on January 7

2015 – Rod Taylor, who starred in “The Birds”, “Kaw”, “Mask of Murder”, and TV shows “The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)”, “Tales of the Unexpected (1979-1988)”,

2013 – David R. Ellis, director of such films as “Final Destination 2″, “Snakes on a Plane”, “Asylum”, “The Final Destination”, “Shark Night 3D (2011)”, Second Unit Director on “Warlock (1989)”

2009 –Ray Dennis Steckler, a writer, producer, director of some wildly imaginative films including “The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies,” and “The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters.”

2002 – Comedian Avery Schreiber, starred “Saturday the 14th Strikes Back” and “Dracula: Dead and Loving It”, “The Silent Scream”.

1988 – Trevor Howard who appeared in “The Unholy”, “Craze”, “Persecution”, and “The Night Visitor,”

Films Released on January 7

The Phantom Creeps (1939)
The Sentinel (1977)
The Thing Below (2004)
White Noise (2005)
Season of the Witch (2011)

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January 8

Born on January 8

1981 – Genevieve Padalecki, appeared in “Stephen King’s Dead Zone (TV Series)”, and “Supernatural (TV Series)”.

1980 – Rachel Nichols, who appeared in the 2005 remake of “The Amityville Horror,” “Raze”.

1979 – Sarah Polley, who starred in “Splice” and Dawn of the Dead (2004).

1969 – Ami Dolenz, appeared in “Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings,” “Witchboard II,” “Children of the Night”.

1947 – David Bowie starred in “The Hunger,” and “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me”.

1942 – Yvette Mimieux, appeared in “The Time Machine”, “Snowbeast (1977)”, “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell”.

1926 – Kerwin Matthews, who has starred in the films “Maniac” and “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.”

1923 – Comedian Larry Storch, appeared “Without Warning,” “The Ghostbusters” TV series and “The Vampire” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

1922 – Producer K. Gordon Murray, who was responsible for bringing such classic Mexican horror movies to America as “The Vampire’s Coffin,” “Sampson (El Santo) vs. the Vampire Women” and “The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy.”

1912 – José Ferrer, starred in Covenant (1985); The Being (1983); Bloodtide (1982); Bloody Birthday (1981); The Swarm (1978); The Sentinel (1977); Dracula’s Dog (1977); and Crash! (1976)

Died on January 8

2007 –Yvonne De Carlo, who brought “Lily Munster” to life in the Munsters, starred in the movies “Mirror Mirror”, “American Gothic,” “Cellar Dweller” and “The Silent Scream”, “Satan’s Cheerleaders”, “Nocturna””.

1992 – Anthony Dawson, who appeared in “Dial ‘M’ For Murder” and “Curse of the Werewolf”, “Ghoulies II”, “The Queen of Spades”, “The Snorkel”, “The Haunted Strangler”.

1990 – Comedian Terry-Thomas, who appeared in the films “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” “Dr. Phibes Rises Again”, “The Hound of Baskervilles”, and “The Vault of Horror”.

Films Released on January 8

Teenage Monster (1958)
Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)
Evil Toons (1992)
Leprechaun (1993)
Boogeyman 2 (2007)
Witchcraft 13: Blood of the Chosen (2008)
The Horror Vault 2 (2009)
Daybreakers (2009)
WebKam (2010)

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January 9

Born on January 9

1989 – Nina Dobrev, who plays “Elena Gilbert” on “The Vampire Diaries”, she also starred in “Never Cry Werewolf (TV Movie)” and “The Final Girls”, “The Originals (TV Series).”

1973 – Howard J. Ford, writer and director of “Distant Shadow”, “The Dead” and “The Dead 2.”

1973 – Angela Bettis, who starred as “May” and as “Carrie White” in the 2002 TV version of “Carrie.”

1965 – Joely Richardson, appeared in “Loch Ness”, “Event Horizon”, “The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series)”, and the upcoming “Vampire Academy”.

1956 – Kimberly Beck, is known to genre fans for starring as “Trish” in “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984).”

1925 – Lee Van Cleef, who appeared in the films “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,” “It Conquered the World” and “Escape From New York.”

1917 – Herbert Lom, who played the title role in Hammer’s 1962 version of “The Phantom of the Opera.” He also appeared in the films “Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1971 version).

Died on January 9

2019 – Paolo Paoloni [89] – Actor – “Inferno,” “Cannibal Holocaust,” “The House of Clocks (TV Movie)” “Voices from Beyond,” “The Haunting of Helena.”

1997 – Comedian Jesse White, who co-starred in the films “The Bad Seed,” “Monster In The Closet” and “The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini”, “The Spirit is Willing”.

1992 – Steve Brodie, appeared in “Frankenstein Island”, “The Giant Spider Invasion”, “Donovan’s Brain”, “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms” and more.

1978 – Noble Johnson, who appeared in the films “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Mummy,” “King Kong (1933)”, “Son of Kong” “The Ghost Breakers”, and “The Mad Doctor of Market Street”.

Films Released on January 9

Alien Terminator (1995)
Autopsy (2009)
Perkins’ 14 (2009)
The Unborn (2009)
Dead Snow (2009)

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January 10

Born on January 10

1989 – Zuria Vega, starred in The Tenants (2018) and Darker Than Night (2014)

1985 – Alex Meraz, who plays “Paul” in the “Twilight Films” “Eclipse” and “New Moon.”

1980 – Taya Parker, Actress, Beach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills (2016)

1971 – Simon Schwarz, Actor, Friday Night Horror (2012); Teufelsnacht (2011); Anatomy (2000)

1967 – Trini Alvarado, appeared in “The Chair “, “The Frighteners”, and “Fringe (TV Series)”

1961 – Mark Venturini, Actor, passed on at 35 due to leukemia, Mikey (1992); The Return of the Living Dead (1985); Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

1959 – Sherman Augustus, Actor, Thr3e (2006); Virus (1999); Rumpelstiltskin (1995); Camp Fear (1991)

1950 – Bonnie Hellman, actress Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) and worked in Casting Department on Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015)

1949 – Teresa Graves, best known for her TV series’ “Get Christie Love” and “Laugh In.” She appeared in the film “Vampira” a.k.a. “Old Dracula.”

1944 – William Sanderson, who plays “Sheriff Bud Dearborne” on the HBO series “True Blood.” He also appeared as “J.F. Sebastian” in “Blade Runner.”

1942 – Producer/director/writer Walter Hill, whose credits include the “Alien” films and the TV series “Tales From the Crypt.”

1908 – Bernard Lee, actor Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974); Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965); The Brain (1962)

1883 – Francis X. Bushman, who starred The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)

Died on January 10

2019 – Ron Smith – Comic Book Penciler/ Inker – “666: Mark of the Beast #11, #18”

2008 – “Vampira” a.k.a. Maili Nurmi, co-starred in the infamous “Plan 9 From Outer Space”.

1995 – Roy Ashton, a British makeup artist for “The Curse of Frankenstein”, “Horror of Dracula”, “The Mummy”, “The Brides of Dracula”, “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll”, “The Curse of the Werewolf”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Kiss of the Vampire”, “The Evil of Frankenstein” and many more.

1981 – Richard Boone, who starred in the film “I Bury the Living”.

Films Released on January 10

The Ghost Goes West (1935)
Black Moon Rising (1986)
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
The Relic (1997)
Meat Clever Love (2008)
Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 (2013)

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January 11

Born on January 11

1979 – Darren Lynn Bousman, with 50 credits, director of such films as “Saw II”, “Saw III”, “Saw IV”, “Repo! The Genetic Opera”, “Mother’s Day”, “11-11-11″, “The Devil’s Carnival”, “The Barrens”, Tales of Halloween (2015), St. Agatha (2018) and more.

1972 – Amanda Peet, who starred in “Identity,” and “The X-Files: I Want To Believe”.

1969 – Kyle Richards, starred in “Eaten Alive”, “The Car”, “Halloween”, “The Watcher in the Woods”, ”

1963 – Jason Connery, appeared in “Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell,” “Brotherhood of Blood,” and “Alone in the Dark II”.

1945 – Eileen Dietz, appeared in “The Exorcist”, “Planet of the Apes (TV Series)”, “The Clonus Horror”, “Exorcism”, “Creepshow III” and more.

1937 – Felix Silla, who starred as “Cousin Itt” on “The Addams Family (TV Series)”, “She Freak”, “Sssssss”, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”, “The Manitou”, “The Brood”, and more roles.

1930 – The late Rod Taylor, who starred in the films “The Birds,” and “Kaw.”

1928 – Mitchell Ryan, who played the original “Burke Devlin” on “Dark Shadows.”

1923 Jerome Bixby, who penned screenplays for the films “Curse of the Faceless Man,” and “It the Terror From Beyond Space”.

1886 – George Zucco, who starred in the 1939 version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “The Mummy’s Hand”, “House of Frankenstein” and many more.

Died on January 11

Fernando Luján [79] – Actor – “Even the Wind is Afraid,” “Outside the Law,” “The Ghost Town,”

2007 – Tudor Gates, writer of such films as “Man with Two Faces”, “Danger: Diabolik”, “Barbarella”, “The Vampire Lovers”, “Lust for a Vampire”, “Twins of Evil”, and “Fright”.

2000 – Helena Carter who co-starred in Invaders From Mars (1953).

1978 – Michael Bates, appeared in “Frenzy,”, “The Stone Tape (TV Movie)”.

Films Released on January 11

Berserk! (1967)

The Godsend (1980)
Warlock 1991 filmed in (1989)
Tower of Blood (2005)
Monster From Bikini Beach (2008)

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