February 1st

BORN

1999 – Lola Forsberg, who appeared in the films Mega Piranha (2010 TV Movie) ;  “Snakes On A Train,” “Halloween Night” and “Night Of The Dead: Leben Tod (2006).”

1984 – Lee Thompson Young, who appeared in the film “The Hills Have Eyes II” (2007).

1983 – Thai actress Sara Malakul Lane, has appeared in “Buddy Hutchins”, “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”, “Shark Lake”, “Sun Choke”, “Pernicious”, “12/12/12”, “Sharktopus”.

1969 – Brian Krause, who starred in the films “The Demonologist”; “Sleepwalkers” and ‘2012: Supernova.”

1965 – Sherilyn Fenn, who starred in “Meridian,” “Zombie High” and “The Wraith”.

1965 – The Brandon Lee, starred in “The Crow” on the set of this film where he was accidentally shot, and killed.

1955 – Producer/director William Lustig, known for such films as “Maniac”, “Maniac Cop”, “Maniac Cop 2”, “Maniac Cop 3”, “Relentless”, “Uncle Sam.”

1942 – The Bibi Besch, who has appeared in such films as “Tremors,” and “The Beast Within.”

1937 – Saturday Night Live alumni Garrett Morris, who appeared in the films “The Stuff,” “Children of the Night” and “Severed Ties.”

1926 – Stuart Whitman, who starred in the films “Night of the Lepus,” “Ruby” and “The Monster Club.”

1919 – Andrea King, who appeared in the films “The Beast With Five Fingers,” and “Blackenstein.”

1906 – Helen Chandler who played “Mina Seward” in the original “Dracula.”

DIED

2019 – Clive Swift who appeared in “Raw Meat,” “Dead of Night,” “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1980 TV Movie),” and other TV movies

2007 – Stuntman George Robotham, who worked on the films “The Manitou,” “The Mole people,” “The Island,” “Mars Attacks” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes”.

1988 – Heather O’Rourke, who starred in the “Poltergeist” films.

1966 –  Hedda Hopper, appeared in the film “Dracula’s Daughter,

1851 – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, who wrote the novel Frankenstein, passed away at the age of 53.

FILMS RELEASED

Shock (1946)
Terror by Night (1946)
Scared to Death (1947)
Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)

Suspiria (1977) (Italy)
Popcorn (1991)
Valentine (2001)
The Vampire Hunters Club (2001)
Andre The Butcher (2005)
The Lycanthrope (2007)
The Eye (2008)

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February 2

BORN

1986 – Gemma Arterton, appeared in “Clash of the Titans”, “Byzantium”, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”.

1982 – Kristie Marsden, who has appeared in episodes of the TV shows, “Supernatural,” “Masters Of Horror,” “Wolf Lake”.

1962 – Michael T. Weiss, appeared in “Dark Shadows (TV Series)” and “Howling IV: The Original Nightmare.”

1947 – Farrah Fawcett, who appeared in “Saturn 3.”

1942 – Bo Hopkins, who appeared in the films “Phantoms,” “Uncle Sam,” “Tentacles” and “From Dusk Til Dawn 2.”

1939 – John A. Russo, known for co-creating the seminal 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.” His work has also written and directed “Midnight”, “Heartstopper”, “Santa Claws”, “Voodoo Dawn”, “Return of the Living Dead” and many more.

1936 – The Duane Jones who starred as “Ben” in “Night of the Living Dead.” He also appeared in the films “Dracula: A Love Story” and “Ganja and Hess.” He had the distinction of being the first black male lead in a horror film.

DIED

2008 – Barry Morse who appeared in the films “Asylum” (1972), “Funeral Home,” “The Changeling,”, Covenant (TV Movie),” and TV series such as “The Twilight Zone.”

2004 – Bernard McEveety, who directed the film “The Brotherhood of Satan.”

1995 – Donald Pleasence, who played “Sam Loomis” in the “Halloween” films, passed away at the age of 75.

1969 – Boris Karloff, probably best known as portraying the “Frankenstein’s Monster” in Universal’s 1931 classic, “Frankenstein.”

1946 – Rondo Hatton, who starred in the films “The Brute Man,” “Pearls of Death” and “House of Horrors,”.

FILMS RELEASED

The Lost World (1925)

Scream and Scream Again (1970)

The Return of Count Yorga (1971)
Jan-Gel 2: The Beast Returns (2001)
The Quick And The Undead (2006)
The Messengers (2007)
Sealed Fates (2010)

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February 3

BORN

1965 – Kathleen Kinmont, who appeared in the films “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,” “Midnight” and “Bride of Re-Animator.”

1961 – Keith Gordon, who starred in “Christine,” “Jaws 2″ and “Dressed To Kill.” He is now a director and has helmed many episodes of “Dexter.”

1950 – Pamela Franklin, appeared in “The Innocents”, “The Nanny”, “Necromancy”, “The Legend of Hell House”.

1950 – Morgan Fairchild, who starred in the films “The Seduction,” “Freaked” and “Phantom of the Mall: Erik’s Revenge.”

1911 – Robert Earl Jones, father of James Earl Jones, who appeared in the films “Maniac Cop 2″ and “Sleepaway Camp.”

DIED

2019 – Julie Adams – who appeared in “Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954),” “Psychic Killer,” “Black Roses,” and “Lost (2006)”

2019 – Carmen Duncan – who appeared in “Turkey Shoot (1982),”

2008 – Spanish director Carlos Aured, he directed a few of Paul Naschy’s films including “Horror Rises from the Tomb”, “Curse of the Devil”, “The Mummy’s Revenge”, “House of Psychotic Women”.

2008 – Charles Fawcett, who appeared in the films “I Vampiri,” “The Witch’s Curse,” and “The Secret of Dr. Mabuse”.

2006 – Jean Byron, starred in the films, “Invisible Invaders” and “The Magnetic Monster.”

2006 – The one and only Al Lewis who he played “Grampa” on “The Munsters”.

1994 – Caroll Borland, who played “Luna” alongside Bela Lugosi, in the film “Mark of the Vampire.”

1989 – John Cassavetes, amazing actor who starred in “Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Fury” and “The Incubus”.

FILMS RELEASED

The Devil Commands (1941)
In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
Dead and Rotting (2002)
Shower of Blood (2004)
When A Stranger Calls (2006)
Killer Movie (2008)
The Innkeepers (2011) (Toronto)

The Woman In Black (2012)

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February 4

BORN

1960 – Jenette Goldstein, wonderful character actor who has appeared in “Aliens”, “Near Dark”, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, “Autopsy”, and more.

1960 – Adrienne King, who played “Alice” in “Friday the 13th” and “Friday the 13th Part 2.”

1951 – Patrick Bergin, who starred in the films “Highway to Hell,” “Ghostwood,” “Lawnmower Man 2,” the TV movie “The Ripper” and the 2002 TV mini-series, “Dracula.”

1948 –Alice Cooper, “Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives,” and his music has appeared in such films as “Scream,” “The Faculty” and the 2007 version of “Halloween.” He took a turn as an actor in the films “Monster Dog,” “Prince of Darkness” and “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare” where he played “Freddy’s father.”

1940 – The Godfather of the Dead, George A. Romero “Night of the Living Dead,” “Dawn of the Dead,” “Day of the Dead,” “Land of the Dead,” “Diary of the Dead” and “Survival of the Dead”.

1914 – Ida Lupino, who appeared in the films “The Devil’s Rain” and “The Food of the Gods.”

DIED

2011 – Tura Satana, exotic dancer and actress who appeared in “The Astro-Zombies”, “The Doll Squad” and more.

2007- TV staple Barbara McNair, who also appeared in the films “Paroxismus” and the TV film “Fatal Charm”.

2005 – Ossie Davis who played “Portifoy” in the pilot episode for “Night Gallery,” appeared in the TV mine-series “The Stand” and the starred in the film “Bubba-ho-Tep.”

2003 – Charles Biddle, Sr. who appeared in the film “Terror Train” and “Zombie Nightmare.”

1959 – Delightful character actress, Una O’Connor, who appeared in the films “The Invisible Man,” “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Canterville Ghost”.

FILMS RELEASED

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)
Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
The Honeymoon Killers (1970)
The Entity (1981)
Videodrome (1983)
Scream 3 (2000)
Abomination: The Evil Maker II (2003)
Boogeyman (2005)
Slipstream (2005)

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FEBRUARY 5

BORN

1969 – Michael Sheen, appeared in “Mary Reilly”, “Underworld”, “Underworld: Evolution”, “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”, and more.

1964 – Laura Linney, who starred in “Primal Fear,” “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and “The Mothman Prophecies.”

1941 – David Selby, who played “Quentin Collins” on the daytime soap opera “Dark Shadows.”

1940 –Dick Warlock, he worked on the films “Jaws”, “Escape From New York”, “Halloween II”, “Ghost Story”, “The Thing”, “Halloween III”, “Christine”, “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning”, “Pumpkinhead” and many, many more.

1940 – Artist H.R. Giger, who designed the “Alien.”

1906 –John Carradine starred in “House of Dracula,” “House of Frankenstein” and “The Mummy’s Ghost.” He also played the uncredited role of “The Organist” in the 1934 Karloff/Lugosi vehicle “The Black Cat.”

DIED

2019 – Peter Hughes who appeared in an episode of “Shades of Darkness (1983)”

2012 – William Hinzman, best known as the “Graveyard Zombie” in the original “Night of the Living Dead”, he also appeared in “The Crazies”, “Knightriders”, “The Majorettes”, “FleshEater”, “Santa Claws”, “Mimesis,” “Reichsfurer-SS (Special Thanks),” and more.

1991 – Dean Jagger, who starred in the films “Revolt of the Zombies,” “X-The Unknown” and “Alligator.”

FILMS RELEASED

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Cherry 2000 (1987)
The Serpent And The Rainbow (1988)
The Vanishing (1993)
Teenage Zombie House Massacre (2000)
House of the Damned 2008
Night of the Loup Garou (2010)

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February 6

BORN

1922 – Patrick Macnee, best known for playing “John Steed” on the TV show “The Avengers.” He appeared in the films “Waxwork,” “The Howling” and “Lobster Man From Mars.”

1917 – Zsa Gabor, who appeared in the film “Queen of Outer Space.” and played herself in the film “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors.”

DIED

2009 – Philip Carey who appeared in the films “Monster” (1979) and the TV movie “Scream of the Wolf,” passed away at the age of 83. He also made appearances on countless TV shows including Boris Karloff’s “Thriller,” “The Bionic Woman” and “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

2006 – Esther Sandoval, who appeared in the film “Creature From The Haunted Sea.”

2002 – Guy Stockwell, who appeared in the films “Burned At The Stake,” “Santa Sangre,” “It’s Alive,” and appeared in TV shows such as “Thriller” and “Land Of The Giants”.

1996 – Guy Madison, who starred in “The Beast From Hollow Mountain.”

1994 – Joseph Cotten, who starred in the films “Lady Frankenstein,” “Latitude Zero” and “Screamers,” “The Survivor (1981),” “The Abominable Dr. Phibes.”

FILMS RELEASED

Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968)
Zardoz (1974)
Alien Predator (1986)
Dead of Winter (1987)
Netherworld (1992)
Serial Killer (1996)
The Night Flier (1997)

The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra (2001)
Repossessed (2002)
Incubus (2007)

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FEBRUARY 7

BORN

1979 – Cerina Vincent, has appeared in “Cabin Fever”, “Murder-Set-Pieces”, “Intermedio”, “It Waits”, “Sasquatch Mountain”, and more.

1975 – The late Brent Chalem, a child actor was known for playing “Horace” in “The Monster Squad.”

1960 – Makeup effects wizard Steve Johnson worked “An American Werewolf in London”, “Night of the Demons”, “Dead Heat”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” and many more.

1960 -James Spader, who starred in the films “Wolf,” “Stargate” and “Jack’s Back.”

1931 – Gloria Talbott, who starred in the films “The Cyclops,” “Daughter of Dr. Jekyll” and “I Married a Monster From Outer Space.”

1929 – Alejandro Jodorowsky, director of the film “Santa Sangre.”

DIED

2019 – Albert Finney who appeared in “Wolfen (1981),” and an episode of “The Green Man (1990)”

2007 – Fred Mustard Stewart who wrote the novel, “The Mephisto Waltz” and the story for the TV movie “The Norliss Tapes.”

1980 – Katherine Emery, appeared in “The Maze”, “Isle of the Dead” and ” Eyes in the Night.”

1972 – Ottola Nesmith, who appeared in the films “The Wolf Man,” “The Uninvited” and “The Invisible Ghost.”

1968 – Nick Adams, who starred in the films “Monster Zero” with “Godzilla” & “Rodan,” “Die Monster Die” with Boris Karloff, and “Frankenstein Conquers the World.”

1873 – Sheridan Le Fanu, was an Irish poet and author of gothic tales and ghost stories such as “Carmilla”, “Uncle Silas”, and “The House by the Churchyard.”

FILMS RELEASED

The Monster Walks (1932)
The Ghost Goes West (1935)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1960)
The Anniversary (1968)
The Fury of the Wolfman (1972)
Inferno (1980) (Italy & Argentina)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Puppet Master II (1990)
Demon Hunter (2005)
Grizzly Park (2008)

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February 8

BORN

1974 – Seth Green, who appeared in the films “Idle Hands,” “Ticks” and the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

1965 – Mathilda May, playing the “Naked Space Vampire” in the Tobe Hooper film “Lifeforce”.

1955 – Ethan Phillips, who appeared in the films “Critters,” “The Shadow,” “The Island” and the TV series’ “Werewolf”.

1949 – Brooke Adams, who co-starred in the films “Shockwaves,” the 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “The Dead Zone.”

1932 – John Williams, film composers of all-time for such films as “Jaws”, “Jurassic Park”, “Harry Potter” and so many more too numerous to list here.

DIED

2006 – Akira Ifukube, composer who worked for Japan’s Toho Studios and scored many of their “Godzilla” and other monster films including “Godzilla (1954)”, “Rodan”, “The Mysterians”, “King Kong vs. Godzilla”, “Atragon”, “Mothra vs. Godzilla”, “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster” and literally hundreds more.

FILMS RELEASED

The Beast With Five Fingers (1946)
The Fog (1980)
Alienator (1990)
Shrooms (2007)

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