APRIL 1

BORN

1982 – Sam Huntington, starred on “Being Human”, and appeared in “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night”, and “Warehouse 13 (TV Series).”

1981 – Hannah Spearritt, who appears on the TV series “Primeval” and in the film “The Seed of Chucky.”

1980 – Bijou Phillips, who co-starred in “Hostel: Part 2,” the 2007 remake of “The Wizard of Gore” and “Venom.”

1971 – Jessica Collins, has appeared in “Leprechaun 4: In Space”, “Ritual.”

1968 – Traci Lind, appeared in “Werewolf (TV Series)”, “Fright Night Part 2”, “Spellcaster”, “Class of 1999.”

1960 – Jennifer Runyon has appeared in “Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: Revival”, “Carnosaur”, “Ghostbusters”, “To All a Goodnight”.

1959 – Rob Bottin, is a makeup effects artist wizard responsible for creatures in such films as “The Fog”, “Maniac”, “The Howling”, “The Thing”, “Legend”, “Robocop”, “Se7en”.

1883 – Famous silent screen star, the great Lon Chaney, Sr. He appeared in such classics as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Unholy Three”, “London After Midnight”, and many more.

1875 – Famed mystery writer Edgar Wallace, who wrote the story on which the screen play for “King Kong” was based.

DIED

2009 – Lou Perryman, who appeared in “The Cellar,” “Poltergeist” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2”.

2007 – George Sewell, who appeared in “Invasion: UFO” and “Horror House”.

2004 – Carrie Snodgress, who starred in the films “Trick or Treats,” “The Forsaken” and “Ed Gein”.

FILMS RELEASED

The Strangler (1964)
Deadly Eyes (1982)
The Seventh Sign (1988)
Hyper Space (1989)
Satan’s Schoolgirls (2004)
Dead Birds (2005) – Crossroads Film Festival
Zombie Honeymoon (2005) – Chicago Horror Film Festival
Dead Moon Rising (2007)
Beverly Hills Massacre (2008)
Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (2009)
Monster Beach Party (2009)
One Last Sunset (2010)
House of White Spiders (2010)
Insidious (2010)

**********************         *********************            *************************

APRIL 2

BORN

1984 – Shawn Roberts, appeared in “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” “Diary of the Dead” and “Land of the Dead.”

1979 – Lindy Booth, who appeared in the films “Cry Wolf,” the 2004 remake of “Dawn of the Dead” and “Wrong Turn.”

1949 – Ron Palillo, appeared in “Friday the 13th Part VI; Jason Lives” and “Trees 2: The Root of All Evil.”

1934 – Brian Glover who appeared in the films “An American Werewolf In London,” “Alien 3” & “The Company of Wolves.”

DIED

2015 – Tom Towles, appeared in “Rob Zombie’s Halloween”, “Grindhouse”, “The Devil’s Rejects”, “House of 1000 Corpses”, “The Borrower”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “Night of the Living Dead”, “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” and more.

2013 – Jess Franco, writer/producer/cinematographer/ director known for such films as “The Awful Dr. Orlof”, “Succubus”, “Count Dracula”, “Vampyros Lesbos”, “The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein”, “A Virgin Among the Living Dead”, “Zombie 5”, “The Demons“, and hundreds more.

2002 – Henry Slesar, who wrote episodes for several TV series, including “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The Twilight Zone” and the screenplays for the films “Two on a Guillotine” and “Murders In The Rue Morgue” (1971).

2002 – Jack Kruschen, who appeared in the films “Abbott & Costello Go To Mars,” “War of the Worlds” and “Satan’s Cheerleaders”.

1997 – Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer of Godzilla (1954) and numerous other Godzilla films.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 2

The Return of Dracula (1958)
Evil of Dracula (1975)

The House of Exorcism (1975) – Italy
Dario Argento’s Inferno (1980)

The Last Shark (1981) – Italy
Cat People (1982)
Silent Rage (1982)
The Frightening (2002)
Hellboy (2004)

The Dark – aka “The Descent” (2005) – Philadelphia International Film Festival
The Monster of Phantom Lake (2006) – Faux Film Festival

**********************         *********************            *************************

APRIL 3

BORN

1962 – Jennifer Rubin, who starred in “Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors,” “Bad Dreams” and “Screamers”

1961 – Eddie Murphy, starred in Wes Craven’s “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “The Haunted Mansion.”

1944 – Mario Bava’s son, Lamberto Bava, director of “Demons” & “Demons 2.”

1939 – Eric Braeden who starred in the films “Colossus The Forbin Project,” “Death Race,” and “The Werewolf” episode of “The Night Stalker.”

1926 – Andrew Keir who starred in the films “Quatermass & the Pit,” “Dracula, Prince of Darkness”.

1924 – Marlon Brando, played “Dr. Moreau” in the 1996 version of “The Island of Dr. Moreau”.

DIED

2019 – Jerzy Wójcik, cinematographer for “Mother Joan of the Angels.”

2006 – Joseph Bernard, who appeared in the films “The Granny,” “Warlock: The Armageddon” and “The Twilight Zone”.

1999 – Writer/director Howard Cohen, whose credits include the films “Saturday the 14th,” “The Vampire Hookers”.

1996 – Herk Harvey, the producer/director and star of “Carnival of Souls”.

FILMS RELEASED

Mystery on Monster Island (1981)
Primal Fear (1996)
The Butcher Boy (1998) – USA (limited)
Joe Nosferatu: Homeless Vampire (2004)
The Deep Dark Woods: No Witnesses (2004)
The Curse Of El Charro (2005)
Man With the Screaming Brain (2005)
Supercroc (2007)

**********************         *********************            *************************

APRIL 4

BORN

1983 – Amanda Righetti, who starred in “Return to the House on Haunted Hill” and the 2009 remake of “Friday the 13th.”

1963 – A. Michael Baldwin, best known for his portrayal of “Mike” in “Phantasm”, “Phantasm II”, “Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead”, “Phantasm IV: Oblivion”, and the upcoming “Phantasm: Ravager.”

1954 – Julie Carmen, best known for portraying “Regine Dandridge” in “Fright Night Part 2″, she has also appeared in “In the Mouth of Madness”, “The Omen (TV Movie)”, “Gargantua (TV Movie)”.

1946 – Craig T. Nelson, in the “Poltergeist” films, also co-starred in the film “The Return of Count Yorga”.

1932 – Anthony Perkins starred in the film Psycho (1960), Psycho II, Psycho III, Psycho IV; “Edge Of Sanity,” playing a cross between “Jack The Ripper” and “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.” Also did an unaired pilot of unproduced corny television horror comedy television show called Ghost Writer.

DIED

2019 – Roberta Arline Haynes (née Schack), appeared in 2 episodes of “Matinee Theatre”

2013 – Roger Ebert, legendary film critic and screenwriter who passed away at the age of 70.

2007 – Writer/producer/director Bob Clark, whose credits include “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things,” “Black Christmas” (1974 & 2006) and “Deathdream”.

2006 – Stunt woman Polly Burson, did the stunts for the serials “The Crimson Ghost,” “The Purple Monster Strikes” and doubled Julie Adams in “The Creature from The Black Lagoon.”

2003 – Anthony Caruso, whose impressive list of film credits include “Phantom of the Rue Morgue,” “Claws” and appearances in such TV series as “The Twilight Zone”.

1999 – Faith Domergue appeared in many films including “This Island Earth,” “It Came From Beneath the Sea,” and “The Atomic Man.”

FILMS RELEASED

And Soon The Darkness (1970) – NYC
Death Ship (1980) – Canada
Mr. Ice Cream Man (1996)
Dementia (1999)
Satanic (2006)
Death of a Ghost Hunter (2008) – Phoenix Film Festival
Bad Biology (2008) – Philadelphia International Film Festival

**********************         *********************            *************************