May 24

BORN ON MAY 24

1990 – Zac Richmond, who played “Ralphie Glick” in the 2005 TV mini-series version of “Salem’s Lot.”

1965 – John C. Reilly, who starred in “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” “Dark Water” and “Dolores Claiborne.”

1960 – Doug Jones, who played “Cesare” in the 2005 sound remake of “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2016), “The Ice Cream Man” in “Legion” and “Abe Sapien” in the “Hellboy” films”, Hell’s Kitty (2018) and many more.

1953 – Nell Campbell who played “Little Nell” in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Shock Treatment.”

1952 – Bill Thornbury, starring role of “Jody” in “Phantasm”, “Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead”, “Phantasm IV: Oblivion” and “Phantasm: Ravager.”

1952 – Sybil Danning appeared in “The Howling II” and “The Phantom Empire.”

1938 – Tommy Chong, appeared in the film “Evil Bong.”

1922 – Don Megowan who appeared as the Frankenstein Monster in the Hammer TV pilot “Tales of Frankenstein,” as well as the films “The Werewolf,” “Creation of the Humanoids” and as “The Creature (on land) in “Revenge of the Creature.”

1911 – Harold Conway who appeared in “King Kong vs. Godzilla,” “Mothra” and “Goke the Body Snatcher From Hell.”

DIED ON MAY 24

2019 – Dušica Žegarac, actress in “T.T. Syndrome,” “Variola Vera,” and “Aenigma.”

2013 – Françoise Blanchard, had appeared in “Little Dracula (TV Series)”, “Revenge in the House of Usher”, “The Living Dead Girl”, and more.

2009 – Jack Lewis who wrote the screenplays for “The Amazing Transparent Man” and “Billy the Kid vs Dracula”.

1997 – Edward Mulhare, who played the title role in the TV series “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and in the film “Eye Of The Devil.”

1996 – John Abbott who appeared in the films “The Vampire’s Ghost” and “Cry of the Werewolf”.

1996 – Roland Varno, starred in “Scared To Death” and “Return of the Vampire.”

1987 – Hermione Gingold who appeared in “Munster, Go Home”.

1969 – Richard Garland who appeared in the Roger Corman films “Attack of the Crab Monsters,” “The Undead” and “Panic In Year Zero”.

1969 – Paul Birch who appeared in the films “The Beast With a Million Eyes,” “The Day the World Ended” and “Not of This Earth”.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 24

A Witch of Salem Town (1915)
Valley of the Zombies (1946)
The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
Dawn of the Dead (1979)
Tales From the Hood (1995)

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May 25

BORN ON MAY 25

1976 – Cillian Murphy, who starred in “Redeye” and “28 Days Later”.

1970 – Neil Marshall, British writer/director of such films as “Centurion”, “Doomsday”, “The Descent”, and “Dog Soldiers.”

1970 – Jamie Kennedy who starred as “Randy” in the “Scream”.

1969 – Anne Heche who played “Marion Crane” in the 1998 remake of “Psycho” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

1964 – Ray Steveson, appeared in “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”.

1939 – Ian McKellen who appeared in “Gods and Monsters,” “The Keep,” and some episodes of “Armchair Thriller.”

1935 – Ann Robinson starred in the 1953 version of “War of the Worlds,” as well as the TV series of the same name in 1988 and appeared alongside her “War of the Worlds” co-star, Gene Barry, in the 2005 remake, as the “Grandmother” and “Grandfather.”

1926 – Claude Akins who appeared in the films “The Curse,” and the TV movie “The Night Stalker.”

1902 – Charles Barton who directed the films “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,” “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff” and the TV series, “The Munsters.”

DIED ON MAY 25

2019 – Tun Fei Mou, directed “Die xian,” “Men Behind the Sun,” and “Trilogy of Lust.”

2007 – Charles Nelson Reilly who starred on the TV series “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and as “Jose Chung” on “The X-Files”.

2007 – Lee Frost who directed “The Thing With Two Heads”.

2007 – Laurie Bartram, who appeared in “Friday The 13th (1980)” and “The House of Seven Corpses”.

2000 – Francis Lederer who appeared in “Terror Is a Man” and “The Return of Dracula,” playing “Dracula” himself, reprised his version of “Dracula” in an episode of “Night Gallery” entitled “The Devil Is Not Mocked.”

1993 – Dan Seymour who appeared in “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy,” “Return of the Fly” and “Escape To Witch Mountain”.

1990 – Vic Tayback, roles included “Blood and Lace,” “Door To Door Maniac” and “Mansion of the Doomed.”

1954 – Hans Janowitz who wrote the screenplays for “The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari” and “Der Januskopf ” a.k.a. “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 25

The Body Snatcher (1945) – NYC
The Cabinet of Calagari (1962) – NYC
Alien (1979) – USA (limited)
The Brood (1979)
Dead Calm (1989) – Australia
Possessed By the Night (1994) – USA (video premiere)
Witchcraft X: Mistress of the Craft (1999)
Bug (2007)
House of Black Wings (2010)

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May 26

BORN ON MAY 26

1986 – Ashley Bell, starred in “The Last Exorcism”, “The Last Exorcism Part II”, “The Walking Dead (TV Mini-Series).”

1975 – Nicki Aycox, who appeared in the films “Jeepers Creepers II” and “Dead Birds.”

1974 – Matthew Currie Holmes, who co-starred in the films “Wrong Turn 2: Dead End and “The Fog” (2006).

1973 – Rocky Costanzo who wrote, directed, produced, edited and starred in “Hallowed” and also appeared in “Last Rites.”

1963 – Musetta Vander, appeared in “Under the Bed”, “Transylmania”, “Monster Night”, “Project: Metalbeast”, “Oblivion”, and more.

1960 – Doug Hutchinson, who appeared in  “The Green Mile” and “The Burrowers.” He was probably best known for portraying “Eugene Victor Tooms” in two of the scariest episodes of “The X-Files (TV Series)” of all time.

1949 – Pam Grier who starred in the films “The Twilight People,” “Scream Blacula Scream” and “Ghosts of Mars.”

1923 – James Arness, who starred in the title role of “The Thing From Another World” and “Them!.”

1913 – The late great Peter Cushing, who starred in many films including “The Mummy (1959),” “The Hound of Baskervilles (1959),” “House of Long Shadows,” “The Satanic Rites of Dracula,” “Horror of Dracula,” “Horror Express,” “Dracula A.D. 1972,” “Island of Terror,” “The House That Dripped Blood,” and so many more.

1908 – English character actor Robert Morley, who appeared in the films “Theatre of Blood,” the 1963 comedy “The Old Dark House” and “A Study In Terror.”

DIED ON MAY 26

2019 – Eşref Kolçak, acted in “Dracula in Istanbul”

2019 – Stephen John Thorne, appeared in 2 episodes of “Shakespeare: The Animated Tales”

2003 – Burr DeBenning, had appeared in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child”, “Freddy’s Nightmares (TV Series)”, “Wolfen”, “The Incredible Melting Man”, “Alien Zone” and many more.

1993 – George Randall, who appeared in the movies “Biohazard” and “Scalps”.

1983 – Charles Keane, who has appeared in the films “The Leech Woman,” “Curse of the Undead”.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 26

The Gorilla (1939)
Doppelganger (1993) – USA (video premiere)
Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)
Beneath Still Waters (2005) – Spain (limited)
Beneath the Flesh (2009)
Ghost Month (2009)
Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (2009)
The Devil’s Tomb (2009) – USA (DVD premiere)

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May 27

BORN ON MAY 27

1987 – Bella Heathcote, stars in “The Curse of Downers Grove” and “Dark Shadows” remake.

1980 – Ben Feldman, starred in “Friday the 13th” remake and “Cloverfield.”

1971 – Paul Bettany, appeared in “Priest”, “Legion”, and more.

1967 – Paige Rowland, who co-starred in the films “Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield” and “Doomsdayer.”

1965 – Todd Bridges, appeared in the films ” The Dark Room,” “Hollywood Horror” and “Curse of the Maya.”

1964 – Kim Jee-woon, Korean director of such films as “I Saw the Devil”, “A Tale of Two Sisters” and “The Quiet Family.”

1958 – Scream Queen Linnea Quigley, who starred in the films “Return of the Living Dead”, “Night of the Demons” and “Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings.” She also appeared in “Innocent Blood” and a long list that includes: Clownado (2019), Bonehill Road (2017), The Barn (2016), Girls Gone Dead (2012), A Blood Story (2015), Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas (2012), Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988), Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), Graduation Day (1981) and many more.

1935 – Lee Meriwether who played “Lilly Munster” in “The Munsters Today,” and appeared in “Hell’s Kitty.”

1934 – Sci-fi and horror writer Harlan Ellison.

1922 – Christopher Lee, who resurrected the character of “Count Dracula” for Hammer studios, and made the character his own which included “Horror Express (1972),” “Count Dracula (1970),” “Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966),” ”Horror of Dracula (1958),” “The Mummy,” also “The Wicker Man (1973)” and many other films.

1911 – Vincent Price, whose accomplishments in the horror genre and in Hollywood itself are beyond reproach and had many wonderful films including “House on Haunted Hill (1959),” “The Tingler (1959),” “Pit and the Pendulum (1961,” “The Fly (1958),” “The Masque of the Red Death (1964),” “House of Wax (1953),” “The Raven (1963),” “The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971),” voiced the Narrator in “Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) and so many more films.

DIED ON MAY 27

2019 – Roger Overholt Hirson, screenwriter for “Demon Seed (1977)”

2011 – Jeff Conaway, appeared in “Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)”, “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark”, “Bay Coven”, “Monsters (TV Series)”, “Freddy’s Nightmares (TV Series)”, “The Sleeping Car” and more.

2006 – Paul Gleason,  appeared in the genre fare ” Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze,” “Ghost Chase”, “Abominable”, “Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence”, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)”, “He Knows You’re Alone”, “Nightmare Beach.”

1995 – Severn Darden who appeared in the films “Saturday the 14th,” “Werewolves On Wheels”.

1976 – Ruth McDevitt who played “Edith Cowles” on the “Night Stalker” TV series and appeared in the film “The Birds”.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 27

Witchcraft Through the Ages – aka Haxan (1922)

It Came From Outer Space (1953) – Los Angeles (premiere)
Crypt of the Vampire (1964)
The Monster Club (1981)

Possession (1981) – France
Killer Clowns From Outer Space (1988)
Horror (2003)
Godzilla: Final Wars (2005) – Seattle International Film Festival

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MAY 28

BORN ON MAY 28

1983 – Toby Hemingway, who co-starred in “The Covenant.”

1979 – Monica Keena, who starred in “Freddy vs Jason” and the 2009 remake of “Night of the Demons” among many others.

1953 – Kevin Van Hentenryck, starred in “Basket Case”, “Basket Case 2”, “Basket Case 3”, “Brain Damage” and more.

1966 – Ashley Laurence, who starred in “Hellraiser 1, 2 & 6.”

1964 – Christa Miller, who co-starred in “Stepfather III” and the TV mini-series “The Andromeda Strain.”

1947 – Clint Eastwood’s ex, Sandra Locke, who appeared in the original version of “Willard,” as well as “The Curse of Demon Mountain” and “A Reflection of Fear.”

1933 – The late Zelda Rubinstein, who starred in “Anguish,” “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon” and “Poltergeist.” She also narrator for the TV show “The Scariest Places on Earth.”

1933 – John Karlen who played “Willie Loomis” on the original “Dark Shadows” series.

DIED ON MAY 28

2019 – Carmine Caridi, acted in the TV Movie “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park,” and an episode of “Darkroom (1981)” and “Tales from the Darkside (1987).”

2013 – Eddie Romero directed such cult B-movies as “Mad Doctor of Blood Island”, “Brides of Blood”, “Beast of the Yellow Night”, “Blood Devils”, “The Twilight People”, “Savage Sisters”, and many more.

2003 – Peter MacLean, who appeared in the films “Squirm,” “Midnight Offerings”.

1986 – Lurene Tuttle, appeared in “The Clonus Horror”, “The Manitou”, “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”, “The Munsters (TV Series)”, “Psycho” and more.

1960 – George Zucco who appeared in the 1939 version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “The Mummy’s Hand” and “The Mad Ghoul.”

1960 – Ramón Gay his films included “The Aztec Mummy,” “Curse of the Doll People” and “Face of the Screaming Werewolf.”

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 28

The H-Man (1959)
The Changeling (1980)
Visiting Hours (1982)
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Urban Legend (1999) – Turkey
Psycho Beach Party (2000) – Seattle International Film Festival
An Erotic Vampire In Paris (2002)
Zombthology (2009) – Alexandria, VA (premiere)

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MAY 29

BORN ON MAY 29

1993 – Maika Monroe, starred in “It Follows”, “The Guest”, “Bad Blood”, “Bad Blood… the Hunger.”

1987 – Alessandra Torresani, has appeared in “American Horror House”, “American Horror Story (TV Series)”, “Warehouse 13 (TV Series)”, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)” and more.

1962 – John D. LeMay, starred on “Friday the 13th the series” and “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday.”

1959 – Rupert Everett who played the title role in “The Cemetery Man.”

1958 – Annette Bening, who starred in “Mars Attacks.”

1957 – Ted Levine, who starred in “Silence of the Lambs,” “Shutter Island” and the 2006 remake of “The Hills Have Eyes.”

1956 – Tony Randel, writer and director of such films as “Hellbound: Hellraiser II”, “Children of the Night”, “Amityville: It’s About Time”, “Ticks”, “Fist of the North Star”, “Rattled”, “Hybrids.”

1953 – Composer Danny Elfman, whose numerous screen scores include “Sleepy Hollow,” “The Frighteners,” “Army of Darkness,” “A Nightmare Before Christmas” just to name a few.

1942 – Kevin Conway who appeared in “Funhouse,” “The Lathe of Heaven” and “Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace.”

1903 – Bob Hope, the legendary entertainer and comedian happened to be in a few horror comedies such as “The Cat and the Canary”, “The Ghost Breakers” and “Scared Stiff.”

DIED ON MAY 29

2019 – Peggy Stewart, actress in “The Vampire’s Ghost,” “Something Weird,” “Terror in the Wax Museum,” “Beyond Evil,” “The Boogens,” and many others

2019 – Dennis Etchison, Author and writer of Fantasy and Horror Fiction. Also former president of the Horror Writers Association

2010 – Dennis Hopper, film appearances include “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,” “Queen of Blood”, “Land of the Dead” and “Blue Velvet”.

2008 – Harvey Korman appeared in the Mel Brook’s film “Dracula: Dead and Loving It,” three episodes of “The Munsters” TV series, the film “Munchies”.

2005 – Luciano Rossi, starred in “The Gates of Hell”.

1992 – Pippa Steel, appeared in “The Vampire Lovers” and “Lust for a Vampire.”

1969 – Tom Duggan, starred in the film “Frankenstein 1970.

1957 – Director James Whale who films included “Frankenstein,” “Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Invisible Man” and the original “Old Dark House”.

1942 – John Barrymore, appeared in the 1920 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” “Svengali” and “The Invisible Woman”.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 29

Dial M For Murder (1954)
Atom Age Vampire (1960) – Los Angeles

Targets (1968) – Spain (re-release)
The Living Head (1968)
Dead & Buried (1981) – USA (special screening)
Witchcraft IX: Bitter Flesh (1997)
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) – Japan

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May 30

BORN ON MAY 30

1979 – Jenny Mollen, appeared in “Extracted”, “Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave”, “Angel (TV Series).”

1970 – Jason Vail, appeared in “Gut”, “Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies”, “Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)”, “The Cabin”, “Sleepy Hollow (TV Series)”, “The Originals (TV Series)”, “Dollface”, “Valley of the Sasquatch”, “Creature Feature” and more.

1966 – Towako Yoshikawa, starred in “Godzilla vs Space Godzilla.”

1965 – Tammy Parks, appeared in “Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold”, “The Erotic Ghost”, and more.

1964 – Mark Sheppard, plays “Crowley” in “Supernatural (TV Series)” and has also appeared in “Xtinction: Predator X”, “Evil Eyes”, “Megalodon”, “The X-Files (TV Series)” and more.

1939 – Michael J. Pollard, who appeared in “Skeeter,” “House of 1,000 Corpses” and “Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland.”

1936 – Keir Dullea starred in the original “Black Christmas,” “Alien Hunter”.

1927 – Clint Walker, starred in the TV movies “Killdozer” and “Scream of the Wolf.”

1896 – Howard Hawks, director of “The Thing From Another World.”

DIED ON MAY 30

2019 – Roslyn Alexander, actress in “Child’s Play (1988),” “The Unborn,” and “30 Miles from Nowhere.”

2006 – Robert Sterling, his numerous TV appearances include episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The Twilight Zone” and as “George Kerby” in the “Topper” TV series.

1998 – Stanley Bickman whose films include “Deadly Manor” and “The Brain Eaters”.

1967 – Claude Rains who starred in “The Invisible Man,” “The Wolf Man” and the 1943 version of “The Phantom of the Opera”.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 30

Fright (1972)
Demons (1986)
Embrace of the Vampire (1995)
The Era of Vampires (2003) – NYC
Wrong Turn (2003)
El Chupacabra (2003) – UK (limited)
Cemetery Gates (2006)
The Strangers (2008)

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MAY 31

BORN ON MAY 31

1982 – Jonathan Tucker, who co-starred in “Pulse,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003) and “The Ruins.”

1976 – Colin Farrell, starred in “Fright Night” remake, and “Total Recall” remake.

1965 – Brooke Shields, appeared in “Alice Sweet Alice,” “Tales From The Crypt” and the film “Midnight Meat Train.”

1950 – Gregory Harrison appeared in the TV movie “Trilogy of Terror.”

1934 – Timothy Hutton’s dad Jim, who starred in the film “The Psychic Killer” and the TV movie “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.”

1930 – Clint Eastwood, who started his film career in horror movies such as “Tarantula” and “Revenge of the Creature.”

1925 – Sinister looking Julian Beck, who appeared in “Poltergeist II: The Other Side.”

1922 – Denholm Elliott who appeared in the films “The House That Dripped Blood,” “The Vault of Horror”.

1914 – Famous Godzilla score composer Akira Ifukube.

DIED ON MAY 31

2019 – Gary LIsing, appeared in “Sa kabilugan ng buwan”

2007 – Choreographer Claude Thompson, who taught the natives how to dance in the 1976 version of “King Kong.”

2004 – Robert Burns, appeared in “Microwave Massacre” and “Confessions of a Serial Killer.”

2001 – Arlene Francis, appeared in “Murders in the Rue Morgue.”

1977 – William Castle, producer and director of such films as “Macabre”, House on Haunted Hill (1959), “13 Ghosts”, “The Tingler”, “Mr. Sardonicus”, “Strait-Jacket”, and many more.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 31

The Black Raven (1943)
The Pit and the Pendulum (1991) – USA (limited)
The CampusHouse.com (2002)
Rebirth of Mothra III (2002) filmed in Japan in 1998 – USA (tv premiere)
Devour (2005)
Jolly Roger: Massacre At Cutter’s Cove (2005)

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