APRIL 26

BORN

1980 – Jordana Brewster, appeared in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” and “The Faculty.”

1979 – Writer/Producer/Director/Actor Jose Prendes, who wrote directed and starred in “Corpses Are Forever” and “Monster Man.”

1977 – Brandon Slagle, Actor/writer/director of such films as “The Dark Avengers”, “The Black Dahlia Haunting”, “Dead Sea”, “House of Manson” and more.

1977 – Tom Welling, starred in the 2005 remake of “The Fog.”

1910 – Tomoyuki Tanaka who produced films for Toho for 49 years, including Godzilla (1954) and just about every other Godzilla film .

1897 – Philip Tonge who appeared in the films, “Invisible Invaders,” the original “House of Wax” and “Macabre.”

DIED

2019 – Ellen Schwiers, actress in “The Brain (1962)”

2019 – Valeri Filippov, worked in the Art Department for “Boa vs. Python,” “Lake Placid 2,” “Infestation,” “True Bloodthirst,” and “Deadly Descent: The Abominable Snowman.”

2009 – The “original” ghost hunter, Hans Holzer, authored over 100 books, most about the paranormal. His most famous investigation was of the house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, which inspired the original “Amityville Horror” Holzer wrote two books on the subject entitled “The Amityville Curse” and “The Secret of Amityville.”

2005 – Michael Coles, who appeared in “Dracula A.D. 1972,” “The Satanic Rites of Dracula”.

2005 – Mason Adams, who appeared in the films “The Final Conflict,” “God Told Me To” and the 1995 version of “Not of this Earth”.

1999 – Louis Peraino, who produced the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Legacy of Satan” and “The Devil’s Rain”.

1997 – John Beal who played the title role in the film “The Vampire,” appeared in “Amityville 3-D” and in the TV series “Dark Shadows”.

1986 – Broderick Crawford, appeared in “Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Phantom of Hollywood”, “Terror in the Wax Museum”, “Night Gallery (TV Series)”, “Night People.”

1986 – Bessie Love who appeared in “Children of the Damned,” “Vampyres,” and “The Hunger”.

1981 – Jim Davis who appeared in the films “Monster From Green Hell,” “Dracula vs. Frankenstein” and “Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter”.

1976 – Neil McCallum, had appeared in “The Lost Continent”, “The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die”, “Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors”, and more.

FILMS RELEASED

Mark of the Vampire (1935)
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
The Snake Woman (1961)
Jason X (2002)
Song of the Dead (2005) – Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee
Wicked Lake (2008)

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APRIL 27

BORN

1987 – Laura Ortiz, who appeared in “The Hills Have Eyes” remake, “Hatchet II”, “Chillerama”, “Holliston (TV Series)” and “The Real Housewives of Horror (TV Series).”

1973 – Andre Gower, in “The Monster Squad,” “Vault of Darkness”, “Caesar and Otto’s Paranormal Halloween.”

1966 – Matt Reeves, director of Cloverfield. He wrote the screenplay for and directed “Let Me In,” a remake of the 2008 Swedish film “Let the Right One In”.

1964 – Lisa Wilcox, who portrayed “Alice Johnson” in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 & 5.” She also appeared in Fearnet’s web series “Fear Clinic.”

1962 – James Le Gros, appeared in “Near Dark”, “Phantasm II”, “Psycho remake.”

1962 – Victoria Price, authored the 1999 book “Vincent Price; A Daughter’s Biography” and appeared (in a brief role) in “Edward Scissorhands.”

1947 – Toshio Shiba who starred in “Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster” and “Ultra Q: the Movie.”

1937 – Sandy Dennis, who appeared in the films “976-Evil,” “God Told Me To,” and the TV movie “Something Evil.”

DIED

2005 – Charles A. Pratt, executive producer for the films “Willard,” it’s sequel “Ben” and “Terror In The Wax Museum”.

2002 – Robert Joseph, who wrote for the TV series “The Veil” and the screenplay for the film “Door To Door Maniac”.

2001 – Jack Murdoch who appeared in the films “Altered States” and “Psycho III”.

1980 – Mario Bava, his many films (on which he was also cinematographer & writer) include “Black Sunday,” “Black Sabbath,” “Caltiki, The Immortal Monster” and “Blood and Black Lace.”

1977 – Stanley Adams, who appeared in “The Night Stalker” and “The Norliss Tapes,” “The Devil’s Platform” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” TV series.

1976 – Spanish star Carlos Villarías, notable for portraying “Count Dracula” in Universal Pictures Spanish version of “Dracula” in 1931.

FILMS RELEASED

The Man From Planet X (1951)
Scared Stiff (1953)
Devil Girl From Mars (1955)
Godzilla, King Of The Monsters (1956)
Day of the Triffids (1963)
And Now The Screaming Starts! (1973) – NYC
Love At First Bite (1979)
The Dark (1979)
The Guardian (1990)
The Forsaken (2001)
Adam & Evil (2004)
Mulberry Street (2006)
Wind Chill (2007) – USA (limited)
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) – Tribeca Film Festival
The Raven (2012)

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APRIL 28

BORN

1967 – Kari Wuhrer, appeared in “Swamp Thing (TV Series)”, “Thinner”, “Anaconda”, “Malevolent”, “Eight Legged Freaks” and more.

1957 – Composer Christopher Young, he scored many genre films including “The Dorm That Dripped Blood”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge”, “Invaders from Mars”, “Trick or Treat”, “Hellraiser”, “Hellbound: Hellraiser II”, “The Fly II”, “The Dark Half”, “Species”, “Urban Legend”, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and over one hundred more.

1929 – Carolyn Jones, Her films included “House of Wax,” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” and Tobe Hooper’s “Eaten Alive.”

1908 – Carl Laemmle, Jr., the son of Universal founder Carl Laemmle. He produced many Universal films including “The Werewolf of London,” “The Raven,” and “The Bride Of Frankenstein.”

1906 – Writer Pierre Boileau. Many of his novels were adapted to the screen, such as “Diabolique,” “Vertigo,” “Eyes Without a Face” and “Body Parts.”

1878 – Lionel Barrymore who appeared in the films “Mark of the Vampire,” “The Devil Doll,” and the original 1929 version of “Mysterious Island.”

DIED

2007 – Dabbs Greer, who appeared in the films “It, The Terror from Beyond Space,” “The Green Mile’ and “House IV”.

2001 – Ken Hughes, who directed “Night School

1999 – Rory Calhoun who appeared in the films “Night of the Lepus,” and “Motel Hell”.

1978 – Arch Hall, Sr., who appeared in the films “Eegah,” “The Thrill Killers,” and was technical director on the film “Werewolf of London”.

FILMS RELEASED

House of Horror (1929)
Bloody Birthday (1981)
The Horror Show (1989)
Village of the Damned (1995)
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) – USA video premiere
Gojira vs. Mosura (1992) – USA video premiere
Scream 3 (2000) – USA re-release
The Monster of Phantom Lake (2006) – Flint Film Festival
The Terminators (2009)

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APRIL 29

BORN ON APRIL 29

1984 – Taylor Cole, has appeared in “The Ganzfeld Haunting”, “Supernatural (TV Series)” and “April Fool’s Day.”

1981 – Alex Vincent, portraying in “Child’s Play”, “Child’s Play 2″, “Child’s Play 3″ and “Curse of Chucky.”

1972 – Derek Mears, who played in the 2009 remake of “Friday the 13th.” He also appeared in the 2007 remake of “The Hills Have Eyes II,” “Cursed”, “Sleepy Hollow (TV Series)” and many more.

1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, who starred in the films “Wolf,” “The Witches of Eastwick,” and “What Lies Beneath.”

1912 –Richard Carlson, whose film work included “Hold That Ghost” with Abbott & Costello, “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” and “The Valley of Gwangi.”

DIED

2019 – John Llewellyn Moxey, Director “The City of the Dead,” “Psycho Circus,” “The Night Stalker,” “No Place To Hide,” “I, Desire,” “The Cradle Will Fall,” and many others

1992 – Mae Clark who played “Elizabeth” in the original 1931 “Frankenstein”.

1980 – The master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock, passed away at the age of 80.

FILMS RELEASED

Ghost Chasers (1951)
The Headless Ghost (1959) – NYC
Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) – NYC
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) – Japan

Night of the Devils (1972)

The Hand That Feeds the Dead (1974)

The Beyond aka Seven Doors of Death (1981) – 1981
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
The Hunger (1983)
Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
The Mummy Returns (2001) – USA premiere

Raving Maniacs (2005) – Albuquerque, NM

Stake Land (2010) – USA (limited)

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)

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APRIL 30

BORN

1988 – Ana de Armas, has appeared in “Knock Knock” and “Blind Alley.”

1982 – Kirsten Dunst who starred in the films “Interview With a Vampire”.

1975 – Johnny Galecki, appeared in “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

1965 – Adrian Pasdar, has appeared in “Near Dark”, “House of Frankenstein (TV Movie)”, and more.

1940 – Burt Young, starred in “Amityville II: The Possession” and The Amityville Murders (2018), and his first horror film Carnival of Blood (1970).

1926 – Cloris Leachman who played Frau Blucher in “Young Frankenstein,” also appeared in “Scary Movie 4″ and “Lake Placid 2.”

1918 – Don Richardson who directed for many TV shows including “The Munsters” and “Lost In Space.”

1910 – Al “Grampa” Lewis, who took his turn as a horror host on TBS’ “Super Scary Saturday,” and of course was “Grampa” on the “Munsters.”

1901 – David Manners who starred in “Dracula,” “The Mummy” and “The Black Cat.” (1934).

DIED

2019 – Silvina Bosco, appeared in “Moment of Uncertainty episode The Ghost Train.”

2019 – Johann Adam Oest, Actor in “Requiem,” and “Night of 1000 Hours.”

2012 – George Murdock, appeared in “Rod Serling’s Night Gallery (TV Series)”, “A Howling in the Woods”, “Nightmare Classics (TV Series)”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, and so many more.

2007 – Comedian Tom Poston, appeared in the 1963 version of “The Old Dark House” and “Zotz!”.

1965 – Helen Chandler who played “Mina Seward” in the 1931 version of “Dracula”.

FILMS RELEASED

I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
Vampire Circus (1972) – UK
Idle Hands (1999)
Man-Thing (2005) – USA TV premiere
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

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