APRIL 12

BORN

1994 – Saoirse Ronan, appeared in “Lost River”, “The Host” and “Byzantium.”

1974 – Marley Shelton, who played as “Victoria Winters” on the short-lived remake of “Dark Shadows,.” and in “Planet Terror” and “Death Proof.”

1971 – Shannen Doherty, starred in the remake of “Satan’s School For Girls,” and as the original host of the Syfy channel series “Scare Tactics.”

1971 – Nicholas Brendon, who starred in the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” TV series,  in the films “Demon Island” and “Psycho Beach Party.”

1951 – Tom Noonan who appeared in “House of the Devil,” “The Wolfen,” “Eight Legged Freaks,” “Robocop 2,” and in “The Monster Squad.”

1936 – Charles Napier appearances included “Deep Space,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Body Bags” and “Dinocroc.”

DIED

2019 – John McEnery, acted in “Schizo” and episode #6 in “Chiller”

2019 – Georgia Bright Engel, appeared in an episode of “CBS Library’s Misunderstood Monsters (1981).”

2010 – Peter Haskell, appeared in “Robot Wars”, “Child’s Play 2 & 3”, “The Outer Limits (TV Series)” and more.

2009 – Fumio Tanaka, who produced the films “Godzilla 1985,” “Yog, Monster From Space” and “Evil of Dracula.”

2007 – Robert Miles who appeared in “Snake Island,” and performed the stunts in the films “The Slime People” and “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.”

2003 – Sydney Lassick, who appeared in Carrie (1976), as well as “An American Vampire Story,” and “Future Shock,” “Curse II: The Bite,” “Lady in White,” “Silent Madness,” “Pandemonium,” “Alligator,” and “The Unseen.”

2001 – Richard Shores, who co-starred in the TV movie “Mystery in Dracula’s Castle” and in episodes of “The Twilight Zone” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”.

FILMS RELEASED

Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Black Friday (1940)
Dead Men Walk (1943)
Cape Fear (1962) – Miami
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) – West Germany
Cat’s Eye (1985)
Class of Nuke ‘Em High II: Subhumaniod Meltdown (1991)
Frailty (2002) – USA

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APRIL 13

BORN

1981 – Courtney Peldon, appeared in “Skin Walker”, “Mortuary”, “InAlienable”, “Road to Hell.”

1976 – Jonathan Brandis, who starred in the TV movie “Stephen King’s It,” and the film “Stepfather II.”

1952 – Erick Avari, who starred in the 1999 remake of “The Mummy,” and Flight of the Living Dead (2007).”

1950 – William Sadler, who appeared in the films “The Green Mile,” “Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight,” “Disturbing Behavior” and “The Mist.”

1950 – Ron Perlman, appeared in the films “Sleepwalkers,” “Blade II,” “Alien: Resurrection” and the title role of “Hellboy” and many more.

1927 – Mari Blanchard, who starred in the films “Abbott & Costello Go to Mars,” “She Devil” and “Twice Told Tales.”

1919 – Howard Keel, who starred in the film “Day of the Triffids.”

DIED

2012 – Jonathan Frid, best known for “Barnabus Collins” from “Dark Shadows (TV Series),” appeared in “House of Dark Shadows” and “The Devil’s Daughter.”

2007 – Gail Ingram, who wrote for the TV series “Tales of Tomorrow.”

2006- Edward Corbett, who appeared in “The Dark,” “976-EVIL” and “Village of the Damned” (1995).

1997 – William Mishkin, who produced, “The Rats Are Coming, The Werewolves Are Here,” “The Bloodthirsty Butchers” and “The Man With Two Heads.”

1995 – Bill Thurman, who appeared in “The Eye Creatures” and “Zontar: The Thing From Venus”.

FILMS RELEASED

Experiment in Terror (1962) – NYC
Love At First Bite (1979) NYC
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Happy Hell Night (1992)
The Curse of the Komodo (2004) – USA DVD premiere
Ginger Snaps: Unleashed (2004) – USA video premiere
Vampires vs Zombies – aka “Carmilla, the Lesbian Vampire” (2004)
Disturbia (2007)
Haunted Airplane (2009)
The Final Storm (2010) – USA DVD premiere

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APRIL 14

BORN

1996 – Abigail Breslin, has starred in “Signs”, “Zombieland”, “Haunter”, “The Call”, “Maggie”, “Final Girls” and “Scream Queens (TV Series).”

1977 – Sarah Michelle Gellar, her films have included “Scream 2,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Scooby Doo 1 & 2″ and “The Grudge 1 & 2.”

1976 – Samuel Child who co-starred in “The Hamiltons” and “April Fool’s Day” (2008).

1968 – Anthony Michael Hall, who starred in the films “Edward Scissorhands,” “Weird Science” and the TV series “The Dead Zone.”

1936 – Kenneth Mars who appeared “Young Frankenstein,” “Full Moon High,” as well as doing voice overs for “Scooby Doo.”

1930 – Bradford Dillman who starred in the films “The Mephisto Waltz,” and “Piranha.”

1925 – Rod Steiger who starred in “The Amityville Horror,” and “Mars Attacks.”

1917 – Valerie Hobson, who appeared in “Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” and “Werewolf of London.”

1906 – Henry Freulich, who was Cinematographer on “Son of Dr. Jekyll,” “It Came From Beneath the Sea,” and the television show “Thriller” hosted by Boris Karloff.

1904 – Sir John Geilgud his appearances included “Frankenstein The True Story,” the TV version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in 1982 and the 1984 TV movie “Frankenstein” where he played the “blind hermit.”

DIED

2012 – William Finley, appeared in “Sisters”, “Phantom of the Paradise”, “Eaten Alive”, “The Fury”, “Dressed To Kill”, “The Funhouse”, “Silent Rage”, “Night Terrors”, “The Black Dahlia”.

2010 – Peter Steele, heavy metal musician from the bands Carnivore and Type O Negative, made his mark with Bloody Kisses album. His music appeared in the films “Night of the Demons” and “Freddy vs. Jason,” wrote music for “Nosferatu: The First Vampire (TV Movie)” and “Living the American Nightmare (Documentary).”

1999 – Ellen Corby, appeared in the movies “Bedlam,” “The Bowery Boys Meet The Monsters” and as an extra in “March of the Wooden Soldiers” and “Mighty Joe Young (1943).

1999 – Aubrey Schenk, who produced the films “Voodoo Island,” “The Black Sleep,” and produced and wrote the screenplay for “Frankenstein 1970”.

FILMS RELEASED

The Beast in the Cellar (1970) – NYC
The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) – NYC
Edge of Sanity (1989)
American Psycho (2000)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Fear the Forest (2009)

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APRIL 15

BORN

1983 – Alice Braga, who co-starred in the films “I Am Legend,” and “Predators.”

1979 – Luke Evans, appeared in “The Raven”, “No One Lives”, “Dracula Untold” and “The Crow” remake.

1963 – Marcus Nispel, writer/producer/and or director of such films as “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” remake, “Frankenstein (TV Movie)”, “Friday the 13th”.

1952 – The late Glenn Shadix, he appeared in “Beetlejuice”, “Heathers”, “Sleepwalkers”, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, and more.

1948 – Michael Kamen who has composed the scores for the films “The Dead Zone,” “Lifeforce,” to name a few.

1940 – Robert Walker, Jr. who appeared in “Son of the Blob,” “The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe,” playing Poe himself, “The Devonsville Terror”.

1933 – Elizabeth Montgomery appeared in the “Twilight Zone” episode “Two,” the Thriller episode “The Masquerade,” and the TV movie “The Legend of Lizzie Borden,” as Lizzie Borden.

DIED

2010 – Michael Pataki, he appeared in “The Andromeda Strain”, “The Return of Count Yorga”, “Grave of the Vampire”, “The Bat People”, “Dracula’s Dog”, “Love at First Bite”, “Dead & Buried”, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,” “Graduation Day” and so many more.

2008 – Scream Queen, Hazel Court, starred in “Dr. Blood’s Coffin,” “Masque of the Red Death” and “Curse of Frankenstein.” She also penned her own book before her death.

2001 – Joey Ramone, lead singer of punk pioneers The Ramones, appeared in “House of 1000 Corpses,” “Final Destination 3,” “Idle Hands” and the title song for “Pet Sematary.”

1997 – Carlos Enrique Taboada who wrote the screen plays for “The Monster Demolisher,” “Orlak, The Hell Of Frankenstein,” and “The Curse of Notrodamus.”

1980 – Raymond Bailey who played in Tarantula (1955), ” The Space Children,” “Black Friday,” and “The Incredible Shrinking Man.”

1927 – Gaston Leroux, author of “The Phantom Of The Opera”.

FILMS RELEASED

The Monster Maker (1944)
Devil Bat’s Daughter (1946)
Stage Fright (1950)
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966)
Horror House – aka “The Haunted House of Horror” (1970)

The Manitou (1978) – Japan
Brain Damage (1988) – NYC
The Resurrected (1992) – USA video premiere
The St. Francisville Experiment (2000) – Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
Dark Wolf (2003)
The Curse of Lizzie Borden 2: Prom Night (2008)
They Wait (2008) – WorldFest Houston
Orville (2009)
Scream 4 (2011)

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APRIL 16

BORN

1988 – Katy Johnson Evans, has appeared in “2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams” and “Nightfall.”

1984 – Claire Foy, appeared in “Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night”, “Vampire Academy”, “Season of the Witch” and “Being Human (TV Series).”

1978 – Nikki Griffin, seen in “Under the Bed”, “Monster Night”, “The Forgotten Ones.”

1952 – Horror writer/historian David J. Skal, “The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster,” “Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed,” “Monster by Moonlight: The Immortal Saga of ‘The Wolf Man’,” “She’s Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein.”

1937 – George “The Animal” Steele who appeared as Tor Johnson in the film “Ed Wood.”

1927 – Peter Mark Richman, who starred in “Friday the 13th part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” and “Dark Intruder.”

1913 – Les Tremayne, whose films included “Attack of the B-Movie Monster,” “The Monster of Piedras Blancas,” “War of the Worlds,” and “The Monolith Monsters.”

1908 – Karl Davis, who appeared in “Creature With the Atom Brain,” “Mighty Joe Young” and “The Zombies of Mora Tau.”

1889 – Arthur Lange who composed soundtracks for the 1929 version of “Mysterious Island,” “The Undying Monster,” and “The Mad Magician.”

DIED

2019 – Kiyoshi Kawakubo, acted in episodes of “Gray-man,” “Paranoia Agent,” and “Spirit Warrior.”

2003 – Graham Jarvis, appeared in “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)”, “Misery”, “The Munsters Today (TV Series)”, “Prophecy” and many more.

1985 – Scott Brady, appeared in “Gremlins”, “Satan’s Sadists”, “Nightmare in Wax”, “Castle of Evil”, “He Walked by Night,” and many more.

FILMS RELEASED

Dust Devil (1992)
Gamera: The Guardian of the Universe (1997)
Space Girls in Beverley Hills (2009)

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APRIL 17

BORN

1988 – Veronica Ricci, appeared in “Bloody Mary 3D”, “Theatre of the Deranged”, “Treasure Chest of Horrors II”, “13/13/13”, “Lizzie Borden’s Revenge”.

1959 – Sean Bean, starred in “Silent Hill” and the 2007 remake of “The Hitcher.”

1954 – Roddy Piper who starred in John Carpenter’s “They Live” and “The Chair.”

1951 – Olivia Hussey who appeared in the films “Stephen King’s It,” “Psycho IV,” and the original “Black Christmas.”

1918 – William Holden, who starred in “Damien: The Omen II” and “When Time Ran Out.”

DIED

2019 – Kazuo Koike, writer for “Demon Spies,” and Special Thanks for “Little Red Riding Hood (2009) video.”

2011 – Michael Sarrazin, appeared in “Frankenstein: The True Story”, “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud”, “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)”, “Feardotcom.”

2006 – Henderson Forsythe, who appeared in “Deathedream” and “Species II”.

2004 – Bruce Boa, who appeared in “The Omen” (1976), and “Screamers”.

2001 – Terry Scully, who appeared in “The Asphyx,” “The Projected Man” and “Night After Night After Night”.

1996 – Dudley Manlove, who appeared in “Plan 9 From Outer Space” and “Creation Of The Humaniods”.

FILMS RELEASED

The Strange Case of Dr. Rx (1942)
The Lady and the Monster (1944)

Daimajin (1966) – Japan

Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)
The Watcher in the Woods (1980) – NYC

Macabre (1980)
Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)
Rawhead Rex (1987)
The Scorpion King (2002) – USA premiere

Mind Morgue (2009)
The Morgue (2008)
Blood River (2009) – Atlanta Film Festival

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APRIL 18

BORN

1990 – Britt Robertson, has appeared in “From Within”, “Scream 4″, “The Secret Circle (TV Series)” and “Under the Dome (TV Series).”

1974 – Edgar Wright is a writer and director of such films as “Shaun of the Dead”, “Hot Fuzz”, and “The World’s End.”

1972 – Eli Roth who wrote & directed “Hostel I & II”, “Cabin Fever”, “Hemlock Grove (TV Series)”, “The Green Inferno”.

1967 – Maria Bello, who co-starred in “The Dark” (2005), “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”, “Secret Window”, “Demonic.”

1947 – James Woods who appeared in the films “Videodrome,” “Cat’s Eye,” and John Carpenter’s “Vampires.”

1930 – Clive Revill who appeared in “The Legend of Hell House,” “Chud II; Bud The Chud,” “Dracula: Dead And Loving It.”

1881 – Noble Johnson who appeared in “The Mummy,” “King Kong” and “The Mad Doctor Of Market Street.”

DIED

2019 – Lorraine Rita Warren – Consultant “The Conjuring,” “The Conjuring 2,” Writer “The Haunted,” and Demonology Advisor for “Amityville II: The Possession.”

2010 – Allen Swift, who lent his voice talents to the film “Mad Monster Party”.

1991 – Leon Selznick, narrated the films “Hercules and the Haunted Women” and “The Phantom Planet”.

1984 – John Lee Mahin, who wrote the screenplay for the 1941 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.

1984 – Francis De Wolff who appeared in “Curse of the Werewolf,” “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll,” and “Corridors Of Blood”.

FILMS RELEASED

The Whispering Shadow (1933)
Head Cheerleader, Dead Cheerleader (2000)
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Zombie Strippers (2008) – USA (limited)
Tales of the Dead (2009) – Xanadu Film Festival
ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) – Washington D.C. International Film Festival

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