March 1

Born On March 1

1978 – Jensen Ackles who starred in the films “My Bloody Valentine” (2009) and “Devour.”

1973 – Jack Davenport, who appeared in “Tale of the Mummy.”

1971 – Cara Buono, who appeared in “Cthulhu.”

1966 – Zack Synder, who directed the 2004 remake of “Dawn of the Dead”.

1956 – Timothy Daly, appeared in the films “Dr. Jekyll & Ms. Hyde” and the TV movie “Storm of the Century.”

1954 – Actor/producer/director Ron Howard produced “The ‘Burbs,” and acted in the “Twilight Zone” episode “Walking Distance.”

1945 – Dirk Benedict, starred in the film “Sssssss.”

1934 – Joan Hackett, who appeared in the films “Dead of Night,” and the TV movie “The Possessed.”

1922 – William M. Gaines, publisher of the EC line of comics which included “Tales From the Crypt” and “Vault of Horror.”

1918 – Roger Delgado, appeared in the films “The Mummy’s Shroud,” “Terror of the Tongs”.

1910 – David Niven, starred in “Old Dracula,” and “Eye of the Devil.”

1885 – Lionel Atwill appearance in films “Mystery of the Wax Museum,” “Dr. X,” “Mark of the Vampire,” “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,” “Ghost of Frankenstein” and “Son of Frankenstein.”

Died On March 1

2019 – Phaedon (Faidon) Georgitsis, appeared in “He and She.”

2015 – Daniel von Bargen, had appeared in “The Faculty”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Thinner”, “Lord of Illusions”, “The Silence of the Lambs”, and more.

2007 – Eddie Firestone, who appeared in the film “Invisible Strangler” and numerous TV shows such as “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

1984 – Jackie Coogan, best known for his role as “Uncle Fester” on the TV series “The Addams Family.”

Films Released March 1

Murders in the Zoo (1933) – USA (premier)
Voodoo Woman (1957)
Laserblast (1978)
Revenge of Bigfoot (1979)
The Demon (1979) – video premier

Oasis of the Zombies (1982) – Spain

Haunting Fear (1990)
Zombie Town: The Movie (2009)

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March 2

Born On March 2

1980 – Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, has starred in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”, “The ABCs of Death”, “Chernobyl Diaries”.

1962 –Jon Bon Jovi, who starred in the films “Vampires: Los Muertos” and “Cry Wolf.”

1951 – Cassie Yates, who appeared in the film “The Evil” and the TV movie “The Haunted.”

1943 – Peter Straub, author of the novels “Ghost Story,” “Julia,” “The Talisman” and its sequel “The Blackhouse,” the former two both co-written with Stephen King.

1941 – Jon Finch, who starred in the films “Vampire Lovers,” “The Horror of Frankenstein” and “Frenzy.”

1886 –Willis H. O’Brien did the effects for the films “The Lost World” (both the 1925 and 1960 versions), “Mighty Joe Young” and “The Giant Behemoth.”

Died On March 2

2010 – John Clifford, who wrote the screenplay for the original “Carnival of Souls”.

2004 – Mercedes McCambridge, who provided the voice of the demon “Pazuzu” in the film “The Exorcist.”

2001 – Peggy Converse, who co-starred in “The Thing That Couldn’t Die”.

1992 – Sandy Dennis, co-starred in the films “God Told Me To,” “976-Evil” and the TV movie “Something Evil” alongside Darren McGavin.”

1987 – Randolph Scott appear in “Island of Lost Souls” and “Murders in the Zoo.”

Films Released On March 2

King Kong (1933) – NYC

Lost Horizon (1937) – San Francisco (premier)

Blood Bath (1966)

Queen of Blood (1966)
The Vampire 1968
Wizards 1977
Repo Man 1984
Ghoulies 1985
Basket Case 2 (1990) – NYC
Dance With A Vampire (2006)
Zodiac (2007)
Blood Red Moon (2010)

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March 3

Born On March 3

1987 – Kennedy Summers, a model who appears in Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018).

1982 – Jessica Biel, who starred in the 2003 remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “Blade: Trinity”, “The Tall Man” and “Total Recall” remake.

1982 – Mercedes Mason, has appeared in Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series), 666 Park Avenue (TV Series), Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011), Red Sands (2009)

1980 – Katherine Waterston starred in Alien: Covenant (2017) and The Innkeepers (2011).

1973 – Matthew Narsden, who appeared in “Resident Evil: Extinction.”

1970 – Julie Bowen, best known lately for starring on the hit ABC series “Modern Family”, she has also appeared in “An American Werewolf in Paris”, “The Last Man on Planet Earth”, and “Lost (TV Series).”

1966 – Hope Marie Carlton, was a former Playboy Playmate who appeared in “The Stand (TV Mini-Series)”, “Ghoulies Go to College”, “Slumber Party Massacre III”, “Savage Beach”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master”, “Slaughterhouse Rock” and more.

1965 – Eric DaRe starred in Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014),  Bundy (2002), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Critters 4 (1992), Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989).

1964 – Laura Harring, who co-starred in the 2003 remake of “Willard”.

1939 – Founder/CEO/producer for New Line Cinema, Robert Shaye “Nightmare on Elm Street” films.

1932 – Richard Liberty, who played “Dr. ‘Frankenstein’ Logan” in the film “Day of the Dead.” He also appeared in the original “The Crazies” and “The Final Countdown.”

Died On March 3

2012 – Great character actor Leonardo Cimino, appeared in “The Hunger (TV Series)”, “The Seventh Sign”, “Amityville II: The Possession”, but will be remembered as the “scary German guy” in “The Monster Squad.”

2007 – Stuntman Phil Chong, who plied his trade in many films, including “The Running Man,” “Candy Man,” and “Blade”.

2003 – Horst Buchholz, had appeared in “Dead of Night” (TV Movie), “The Savage Bees” (TV Movie).

2001 – Louis Edmonds who played “Roger Collins” on the original “Dark Shadows”.

1966 – William Frawley, appeared in the film “Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man.”

1959 – Lou Costello, who along with partner Budd Abbott, met such monsters as, “The Mummy,” “The Invisible Man,” “Frankenstein,” “The Wolf Man,” “Dracula,” “The Killer Boris Karloff,” “Hold That Ghost,” and many others..

Films Released On March 3

The Mysterious Doctor (1943)
Curse of the Cat People (1944) – NYC

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
The Giant Behemoth (1959)
The Human Duplicators (1965)
Hideaway (1995)
The Mangler (1995)

Audition (1999)

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March 4

Born On March 4

1988 – Joshua Bowman, has appeared in “Night Wolf”, and “Prowl.”

1986 – Margo Harshman, has appeared in “Rise: Blood Hunter”, “From Within”, and “Sorority Row”.

1973 – Len Wiseman, writer, producer, and / or director of the films “Underworld”, “Underworld: Evolution”, “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”, “Underworld: Awakening”, and “Sleepy Hollow (TV Series).”

1965 – Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote, directed and /or produced the films “Pandorum,” “Resident Evil,” “Event Horizon,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife”, “Resident Evil: Retribution” and “Alien vs Predator.”

1963 –Daniel Roebuck, who produced/directed and starred in “Halloween…The Happy Haunting of America” appeared in the films “Final Destination,” “Bubba Ho-tep,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” “Halloween,” “Halloween II” and provided the voice of “Morris Green” in Zombie’s animated film “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.”

1954 – Catherine O’Hara, who starred in “Beetlejuice” and did the voice of “Sally” in the film “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the voice of “the mom” in “Monster House”.

1953 – Kay Lenz, has appeared in “The Initiation of Sarah”, “House”, “Headhunter”.

1947 – Gunnar Hansen, who played the original “Leatherface” in the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” also starred in “Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers,” “Chainsaw Sally” and “Brutal Massacre: A Comedy.”

1939 – Paula Prentiss, who appeared in the films “The Stepford Wives,” “Saturday the 14th,” and in the pilot for the proposed TV series, “Mr. and Mrs. Dracula.”

1927 – Thayer David, who played the role of “Ben Stokes” on the daytime soap opera “Dark Shadows.” He also appeared in the films “The Werewolf of Washington.”

1922 – Martha O’Driscoll, who appeared in the films “Ghost Chasers” and “House of Dracula.”

1916 – William Alland, who produced the films “The Deadly Mantis,” “The Black Castle” and “Tarantula,” to name a few.

Died On March 4

2019 – Luke Perry, appeared in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Final Storm,” “Silent Venom,” “The Night of the Headless Horseman (TV Movie),” an episode of “Night Visions.”

2012 – Joan Taylor, starred in such films as “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” and “20 Million Miles to Earth”.

2009 – Steve Hutsko, who played the camera man to reporter “Chilly Billy” Cardille in the original “Night of the Living Dead.”

2007 – Cynthia Brannon, who did the stunts in “A Nightmare On Elm Street” and “The Terminator.”

1999 – Del Close, who appeared in two “Blob” films, “Son Of The Blob” and the 1988 remake.

1994 – John Candy, played in a couple of genre films, “Little Shop of Horrors” and “The Clown Murders.”

Films Released On March 4

From Beyond the Grave (1974) – NYC
To the Devil a Daughter (1976) – UK
The New York Ripper (1982)
Curtains (1983)
Prison (1987) – NYC
Pulse (1988)
That Little Monster (1994)
The Bog Creatures (2003)
Ringu 2003
Night of the Chupacabra (2005)
Terrible Things (2010)

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March 5

Born On March 5

1982 – Tania Saulnier, Canadian actress in “The Wicker Man”, “Slither”, “Supernatural (TV Series)”, “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, “The Darklings.”

1979 – Riki Lindhome, has appeared in “Hell Baby”, “Fun Size”, “The Last House on the Left” remake, “Pulse”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)” and more.

1974 – Eve Mendes, who starred in “The Spirit,” “Ghost Rider” and “Urban Legends: Final Cut.”

1969 – Paul Blackthorne, has appeared in “The River (TV Series)”, “Warehouse 13 (TV Series)”, “The Gates (TV Series)” and more.

1969 – Rolfe Kanefsky, is a writer and director of “There’s Nothing Out There”, “Dead Scared”, “Corpses”, “Nightmare Man.”

1968 – John Fawcett, is a writer and director of “Bitten (TV Series)”, “Lost Girl (TV Series)”, “The Secret Circle (TV Series)”, “Blade: The Series (TV Series)”, “The Dark” and “Ginger Snaps.”

1939 – Samantha Eggar, who has appeared in such films as “The Uncanny,” “The Brood, “Demoniod,” and “The Astronaut’s Wife.”

1938 – James Wainwright, who appeared in the TV movies, “Killdozer” and the TV series “Beyond Westworld.”

1938 – Screen bad ass, Fred Williamson, who appeared in the films “From Dusk Til Dawn” and “Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror.”

1936 – Dean Stockwell, starred in the films “The Dunwich Horror,” “The Werewolf of Washington,” the TV movie “The Langoliers.”

1936 – Dawn Richard, appeared in “I Was a Teenage Werewolf.”

1934 – James B. Sikking, who has appeared in the films “The Strangler,” “The Terminal Man”.

1927 – Jack Cassidy, who played the title role in the TV movie “The Phantom of Hollywood.”

1894 – Henry Daniell, who starred in the films “The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake,” “The Body Snatcher.”

Died On March 5

2019 – Susan Harrison, appeared in an episode of “Matinee Theatre” and “The Twilight Zone.”

2019 – Abraham Stavans, appeared in “House of Madness,” and “Morgana.”

2010 – Charles B. Pierce, who directed “The Legend of Boggy Creek” and “The Town That Dreaded Sundown,” passed away at the age of 71.

2008 – Steve Oliver, appeared in “The Bloody Slaying of Sarah Ridelander”, “Werewolves on Wheels”, “Motorpsycho!”, He died at the age of 66.

2007 – Denny Harris, the writer/director of the film “Silent Scream,” passed away at the age of 76.

2004 – Walt Gorney, who played “Crazy Ralph” in “Friday the 13th” and “Friday the 13th Part 2.” Also, narrator for the opening of “Friday the 13th: Part VIII,” and co-starred in the films “Day of the Animals” and the 1976 version of “King Kong.”

1999 – Richard Kiley, who appeared in the pilot for the TV series “Night Gallery” (segment entitled “Escape Route”).

1998 – Donald Woods, who appeared in the films “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,” “Dimension 5″ and the original “13 Ghosts.”

1996 – Whit Bissell, who starred in the films, “I Was a Teenage Werewolf,” “I Was a Teenage Frankenstein” and “Monster on Campus.”

1957 – William Cameron Menzies, director of such films as “Things to Come”, “Invaders from Mars”, and “The Maze (1953)”.

Films Released On March 5

The Ape Man (1943)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
Cthulhu Mansion (1992 ) – USA video premier
Severed (2002)
Mansquito (2005)
The Hitchhiker (2007)
The Scream (2009)
Red State (2011) – NYC

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March 6

Born On March 6

2001 – Aryana Engineer, who co-starred in “The Orphan.”

1995 – Rosie Day, has appeared in Down a Dark Hall (2018), Heretiks (2018), Howl (2015), The Seasoning House (2012).

1981 – Ellen Muth who starred in “Dolores Claiborne” and the TV series “Dead Like Me.”

1970 – Shane Brolly, who starred in “Underworld,” “Underworld Evolution” and “Room 6.”

1969 – Randy R. Fabert, is a writer/producer/actor/makeup FX artist “Blood Ties: The Legend of Hammerhead” and “Autumn Moon”.

1967 – Connie Britton, who appears in the 2010 remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “American Horror Story (TV Series).”

1962 – Jonathan Scott-Taylor, who played the title role of “Damien: The Omen II.”

1959 – Tom Arnold, who made appearances in the films “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare,” “Coneheads” and “Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth.”

1958 – Richard Schenkman is a writer/producer/director of such films as “Mischief Night”, “Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies”, “The Man from Earth” and more.

1947 – Rob Reiner, who directed the film “Misery”.

1946 – Martin Kove who appeared in the original “Last House on the Left,” “Death Race 2000″ and “Blood Tide.”

1940 – Joanna Miles, who appeared in the films “Bug,” “The Ultimate Warrior” and the mini-series “The Dark Secret of Harvest Home.”

1930 – Allison Hayes, who starred in the films “Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman,” “The Hypnotic Eye” and “The Zombies of Mora Tau.”

1928 – William F. Nolan, who wrote the novel “Logan’s Run” and the screenplays for the TV movies “The Norliss Tapes,” “Trilogy of Terror” and “Bridge Across Time.”

1923 – Johnny Carson sidekick, Ed McMahon. He was the narrator for the film “Daughter of Horror” and appeared in “Full Moon High.”

1906 – The one and only Lou Costello who was one half of the famed comedy team of Abbott and Costello. Their many films include “Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, “Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff”, “Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein,” “Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man,” “Hold That Ghost,” and many more.

Died On March 6

2010 – Carol Marsh, who played “Lucy” in “Horror of Dracula,” passed away at the age of 83.

2006 – Margaret Muse, who appeared in the TV movie “Something Evil” and on such shows as “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “Night Gallery”.

2005 – Sandy Ward, who appeared in the films “The Velvet Vampire,” “Terminal Island” and “Cujo”.

2005 – Russ Marin, who appeared in films such as “The Dark” (1979), “Body Double” and “Chiller”.

2004 – Frances Dee, starred in “I Walked with a Zombie.”

2004 – Helene Winston, who appeared in the films “The Witchmaker,” “The Brotherhood Of Satan”.

2003 – Harold Ayer, who appeared in the film “Night of the Demons,” and episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Twilight Zone”.

2000 – John Colicos, appeared in “Rod Serling’s Night Gallery (TV Series)”, “The Changeling”, “Phobia”, “Creepshow”, “Deadly Nightmares (TV Series).”

1989 – Harry Andrews, who appeared in the films “Theater of Blood”.

1970 – William Hopper, who starred in the films “The Deadly Mantis,” “20 Million Miles To Earth” and “The Bad Seed”.

1967 – Nelson Eddy, who appeared in the 1943 version of “Phantom of the Opera”.

1964 – Edward Van Sloan, starred in the original versions of “Dracula,” “Frankenstein” and “The Mummy.”

1951 – Ivor Novello, who starred in the 1927 and 1932 versions of “The Lodger”.

Films Released On March 6

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1913)

Metropolis 1927 (NYC premiere)
The Lost City (1935)
Diary of a Madman (1963)
Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) – UK
The Reptile (1966) – UK
Skullduggery 1970
The Devil and Max Devlin 1981
Angel Heart (1987)
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Dreamcatcher (2003) – ShoWest premier
The Hazing (2004) – Florida Film Festival
Spectres 2004
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Pontypool (2008) – Toronto

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March 7

Born On March 7

1983 – Raquel Alessi, appeared in “Ghost Rider”, “Uncle Sam.”

1971 – Rachel Weisz, who starred in the 1999 version of “The Mummy,” “The Mummy Returns,” “Constantine” and “The Lovely Bones.”

1971 – Peter Sarsgaard, who co-starred in the films “Skeleton Key,” “Orphan” and played “Hector Hammond” in the “Green Lantern.”

1956 – Bryan Cranston, starring in “Total Recall”, “Contagion”, “Fallen”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Dead Space” and more.

1947 – Richard Lawson, who appeared in the films “Sugar Hill,” “Scream Blacula Scream” and “Poltergeist.”

1945 – John Heard, who appeared in the 1982 version of “Cat People,” “C.H.U.D.”, “The Seventh Sign” and most recently “Sharknado.”

1922 – Arthur P. Jacobs, producer of the “Planet of the Apes” films.

Died On March 7

2005 – Debra Hill, passed away at the age of 54, known for Halloween (1978).

2004 – Paul Winfield, who starred in “Damnation Alley,” and “The Terminator”.

2000 – Charles Gray, who appeared in the films “The Devil’s Bride,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “The Beast Must Die”.

1999 – Director Stanley Kubrick, whose films include “A Clockwork Orange” and “The Shining”.

1992 – Olga Dickie, appeared in many Hammer horror films including “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb”, “The Kiss of the Vampire”, “Horror of Dracula.

Films Released On March 7

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1908)
The Mask of Diijon (1946)
Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
The Premature Burial (1962) – Chicago

Deep Red (1975) – Italy

Nomads (1986)
The Grotesque (1997)
Otis (2008)

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