July 26

BORN ON July 26

1993 – Elizabeth Gillies, starred in Animal (2014).

1973 – Kate Beckinsale who starred in “Underworld,” “Underworld: Evolution,” “Underworld Awakening”, “Vacancy” and “Van Helsing.”

1959 – Kevin Spacey who starred in “Se7en”.

1950 – Susan George, who appeared in “The Sorcerers” (with Boris Karloff) and “The House Where Evil Dwells.”

1944 – Celeste Yarnall who played “The Velvet Vampire.”

1928 – Stanley Kubrick, directed “The Shining,” “A Clockwork Orange” and others.

1926 – James Best appeared in the films “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms” and “The Killer Shrews.”

1922 – Jason Robards who appeared in “Something Wicked This Way Comes”.

1894 – Aldous Huxley who wrote the novels “Brave New World” and “The Devils of Loudon.”

DIED ON July 26

2019 – Russi Taylor, did voices in “Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School” and “Mickey’s House of Villains.”

2012 – Mary Tamm, appeared in “Doghouse”, “Twisted Tales (TV Series)”, “Tales That Witness Madness.”

2009 – Clayton Hill who appeared in “Hellraiser III” and “sweater zombie” in the original “Dawn of the Dead”.

FILMS RELEASED ON July 26

The Night Evelyn Came Out Of Her Grave (1972) – New York City
Night of the Seagulls (1975)
The Hazing (2005)

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July 27

BORN ON July 27

1985 – Lou Taylor Pucci, has appeared in “Ava’s Possessions”, “Spring”, “Evil Dead”, “Jack & Diane”, “Carriers,” episodes of “American Horror Story (2011)” and more.

1982 – Cascy Beddow appeared in the TV movie version of “Carrie” and played a young “Shaggy” in “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” and “Blade: Trinity.”

1977 – Jonathan Rhys Meyers, starred in “Dracula (TV Series)” as “Dracula” for NBC; also appeared in “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”

1972 – Takashi Shimizu, is a Japanese director of such films as “Ju-on: The Curse”, “Ju-on: The Curse 2”, “Tomie: Re-birth”, “Ju-on: The Grudge”, “Ju-On: The Grudge 2”, “Marebito”, “The Grudge”, “The Grudge 2”, “Reincarnation”, and more.

1968 – Cliff Curtis, stars in “Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series),” appeared in “Virus,” “Deep Rising,” “Doctor Sleep,” “The Meg and more.

1963 – Donnie Yen appeared in the films “Blade II,” and “666 Devil Reincarnates.”

1961 – Rebecca Staab who played “Daphne Collins” in the 1991 TV version of “Dark Shadows”.

1949 – Susan Gordon, appeared in his films “Attack of the Puppet People,” “Tormented” and “Picture Mommy Dead.”

1930 – Tadao Takashima, appeared in the Toho films “Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II,” “Son of Godzilla,” King Kong vs. Godzilla” and “Frankenstein Conquers the World.”

1916 – Keenan Wynn, who has starred in “The Devil’s Rain,” “Piranha,” “Orca,” and episodes of “The Twilight Zone,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “Kolchak: The Night Stalker,” and “Tales From the Darkside.”

1911 – Lupita Tovar who appeared in the 1930 version of “The Cat Creeps” and the 1931 Spanish version of “Dracula.”

DIED ON July 27

2012 – Norman Alden, appeared in “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)”, “Ed Wood”, “They Live”, and “Ben”.

2012 – R.G. Armstrong, appeared in “Warlock: The Armageddon”, “Predator”, “Children of the Corn”, “The Beast Within”, “Evilspeak”, “The Car” and more.

2007 – William Tuttle, makeup effects artist who worked on “Love at First Bite”, “The Fury”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Forbidden Planet” and hundreds more.

2003 – Comedian Bob Hope who starred in the 1939 version of “The Cat and the Canary” and in “The Ghost Breakers”.

1984 – James Mason who appeared in the TV movies “Frankenstein: The True Story,” “Salem’s Lot”.

FILMS RELEASED ON July 27

Mighty Joe Young (1949) – New York City
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Evil Altar (1989)
After Death (1989)

Scanner Cop (1994) – video premiere
Halloween H2O (1998) – premiere
The Host (2006) – South Korea
Dark Mirror (2007)

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July 28

BORN ON July 28

1993 – Hannah Lochner, known to horror fans as the little girl zombie at the beginning of “Dawn of the Dead” remake also appeared in “The Devil’s Mercy”, “The Gathering”, “Salem Witch Trials” and more.

1985 – Dustin Milligan, who appeared in “Final Destination 3,” “The Messengers”, “The Butterfly Effect 2″, “Slither” and more.

1982 – Eliza Swenson, appeared in “The Penny Dreadful Picture Show”, “Legend of the Red Reaper”, “The Dunwich Horror”, “Dracula’s Curse”, “Satanic”, “The Beast of Bray Road”, “Frankenstein Reborn,” “The Haunting of Alice D,” and also worked on the music for the Sharknado Films, “D-Railed,” “5 Headed Shark,” “Alien Predator,” “Lavalantula” and many more.

1954 – Bruce Abbott who played “Dan Cain” in “The Re-Animator,” “Bride of the Re-Animator” and “Beyond the Re-Animator.”

1939 – Charles Cyphers, has appeared in “Halloween (1978)”, “Halloween II (1981)”, “The Fog (1980)”, “Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)″ and many more.

1916 – Laird Cregar who starred as “Jack the Ripper” in the film “The Lodger” and appeared in the film “Hangover Square.”

1914 – Carmen Dragon, composed the score for the original film version of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

1911 – Ann Doran who appeared in the TV movie “The Werewolf of Woodstock” and in the films “It the Terror From Beyond Space,” “The Man Who Turned To Stone” and “The Indestructible Man.”

1892 – Joe E. Brown who appeared in the film “Comedy of Terrors.”

DIED ON July 28

2019 – Eduardo Gómez, appeared in “Common Wealth.”

2019 – George Hilton, appeared in “The Sweet Body of Deborah,” “The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh,” and “All the Colors of the Dark.”

2019 – Yû Shimaka, appeared in “Bio Hunter” and an episode of “Berserk (1998).”

2019 – Ruth de Souza, actress in “Good Manners.”

2013 – Eileen Brennan, appeared in numerous films and TV shows including “Jeepers Creepers”, “The Hollow,” and “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series).”

1996 – Bryant Haliday starred as “The Projected Man” and appeared in the films “Tower of Evil” and “Curse of the Voodoo”.

1985 – Grant Williams played in “The Incredible Shrinking Man” and also appeared in the films “The Monolith Monsters” and “Brain of Blood”.

FILMS RELEASED ON July 28

The Cyclops (1957)

Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan.(1989)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
The St. Francisville Experiment (2000) – NM & CA
Dark Fantasy (2005)
Dead Wood (2007) – Rough Cut premiere

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July 29

BORN ON July 29

1987 – Genesis Rodriguez, starred in the Kevin Smith horror film “Tusk,”.

1980 – Rachel Miner, who starred in “The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations,” “Penny Dreadful” and “The Black Dahlia” (2006).

1973 – Stephen Dorff appeared in films “Leatherface,” “Feardotcom,” “The Gate,” “Alone In The Dark” and “Blade.”

1963 – Alexandra Paul, starred in John Carpenter’s “Christine” and also appeared in “Murder Dot Com”, “House of the Damned”, “Piranha (TV Movie)” and more.

1962 – Kevin Spirtas, appeared in “Horror High”, “Embrace the Darkness”, “Apt Pupil”, “Bloodstone: Subspecies II”, “Bloodlust: Subspecies III”, “Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm”, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1987), “The Hills Have Eyes Part II” and more.

1949 – Leslie Easterbrook, who appeared in “The Devil’s Rejects,” Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” and “Dismembered.”

1941 – David Warner, who starred in the films “Time After Time,” “Necronomicon: Book of the Dead”.

1923 – Gordon Mitchell who appeared in “Evil Spawn,” “Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks” and “Frankenstein 80.”

1921 – Richard Egan who appeared in the film “Gog.”

1876 – Maria Ouspenskaya best known for her role as “Maleva” the gypsy woman in the films “The Wolf Man” and “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man.”

DIED ON July 29

2001 – Alex Nicol, who appeared in the films “The Clones” and “A*P*E,” frequently appeared on TV in episodes of “The Twilight Zone,” The Outer Limits” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

1983 – David Niven appeared in the films “Eye of the Devil,” “Old Dracula” and “Murder By Death”.

1983 – Raymond Massey who appeared in the films “The Old Dark House” (1932 version), and “Things To Come”.

FILMS RELEASED ON July 29

A Scream in the Night (1935)
The Amazing Mr. X (1948)

The Island Earth (1955) – Finland
The Tingler (1959)
Castle of Blood (1964) – Los Angeles

The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror (1968) – Spain
Godzilla vs Monster Zero (1970)
Monkey Shines (1988)
Zombi 3 (1988)
Signs (2002) – New York City premiere
Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat (2003)
Twisted Souls (2003)

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July 30

BORN ON July 30

1982 – Yvonne Strahovski, starred in “I, Frankenstein” and “Dexter (TV Series).”

1977 – Jaime Pressly, who starred in “Poison Ivy: The New Seduction,” “Death To the Supermodels” and “Demon Island.”

1974 – Hilary Swank who appeared in the films “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Sometimes They Come Back…Again” and starred in “The Reaping.”

1969 – Simon Baker, starred in the films “Land of the Dead,” and “The Ring 2”.

1964 – Vivica A. Fox who appeared in the film “Idle Hands”.

1963 – Monique Gabrielle, who appeared in “Return of the Swamp Thing,” “Evil Toons” and “976-Evil 2: The Astral Factor.”

1961 – Laurence Fishburne who starred in “A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors,” “The Colony,” “Event Horizon” and episodes of the TV show “Hannibal.”

1948 – Carel Struycken who played “Lurch” in the new version of the “Addams Family” movies and appeared in the film “Vampire Hunters Club.”

1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger who starred in “The Running Man,” Total Recall,” “The Terminator”, “Predator,” and “Maggie”.

1947 – William Atherton who appeared in the films “Ghostbusters,” “Grim Prairie Tales” and “The Crow: Salvation.”

1939 –Peter Bogdanovich, whose film credit include “Targets” (w/Boris Karloff).

1931 – Bruno Mattei,  director “Hell of the Living Dead”, “Rats: Night of Terror”, “Zombi 3”, “Mondo Cannibal”, “In the Land of the Cannibals”, “Zombies: The Beginning”, and “Island of the Living Dead”.

1929 – Sid Kroft of the Sid & Marty Kroft production team.

1927 – Victor Wong who appeared in “Tremors” and “Prince of Darkness.”

1927 – Richard Johnson who appeared in “Zombie,” “The Haunting (1963),” “Beyond the Door” and “The Monster Club.”

DIED ON July 30

2019 – Ratna Verman Shetty, art director for “Hotel.”

2015 – Roddy Piper, appeared in such films as “They Live”, “The Chair”, “Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies”, “Terminal Rush”, and many more.

2014 – Dick Smith, makeup effects legend who worked on “The Alligator People”, “Dark Shadows (TV Series)”, “The Exorcist”, The Sentinel (1977), “Altered States”, “Scanners”, “Ghost Story”, “Poltergeist III”, “House on Haunted Hill (1999),” “Monsters (TV Series)” and many, many more.

2007 – Ingmar Bergman, director of “Hour of the Wolf”.

1980 – Charles McGraw played in the TV movie, “The Night Stalker”.

FILMS RELEASED ON July 30

Ghosts On The Loose (1943)
Mothra (1961) – Japan
I Saw What You Did (1965) – Portugal

Squirm (1976)

Alligator (1980) – Mexico
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Village (2004)

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July 31

BORN ON July 31

1989 – Alexis Knapp, has appeared in “Grace: The Possession”, “The Anomaly”, “Vamp U” and more.

1965 – Julian Richards, is a writer and director of “Darklands”, “Silent Cry”, “The Last Horror Movie”, “Summer Scars” and “Shiver.”

1962 – Wesley Snipes, who played the title role of “Blade” for three films and also starred in “The Demolition Man”, “Gallowwalkers.”

1956 – Michael Biehn, who starred in “The Terminator,” Aliens (1986), “Planet Terror”, “Bereavement”, “The Divide”, “The Victim”, “Grindhouse,” “The Night Visitor” and more.

1935 – Geoffrey Lewis appeared in the TV movies “Moon of the Wolf” and “Salem’s Lot” and the films “Wicked Little Things” and “The Devil’s Rejects.”

1914 – Mario Bava, Italian director whose film credits include, “Caltiki, the Immortal Monster,” “Black Sunday” “Black Sabbath” and more.

1902 – Robert Griffin appeared in “Monster From Green Hell,” “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” and the 1968 TV movie, “Jack the Ripper.”

DIED ON July 31

2019 – Harold Prince, director for the 1982 TV movie “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

2013 – Michael Ansara, appeared in “The Manitou”, “Day of the Animals (1977),” “It’s Alive”, and “Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy”.

2009 – Harry Alan Towers, producer whose films include 1970’s “Count Dracula,” “Edge Sanity,” “The Mangler, ”Buried Alive,” “The Mummy Lives” and many more.

2004 – Virginia Grey, who starred in the films “The Black Zoo,” “Unknown Island” and “Target Earth”.

1993 – Lénore Aubert who appeared in “The Catman of Paris,” “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” and “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff”.

1987 – Jospeh E. Levine, who was responsible for bringing “Godzilla” to America, and also produced the film “Mad Monster Party”.

1980 – Bobby Van, who appeared in “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters” and “The Doomsday Machine”.

FILMS RELEASED ON July 31

The Lost Boys (1987)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Out For Blood (2004) – TV premiere
Indestructible (2009)
The Collector (2009)

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