September 13

BORN ON September 13

1988 – Nikki Leigh, has appeared in “Del Playa,” “The Sand,” “Unlucky Charms,” “Do Not Reply” and “Mummy Dearest.”

1932 – Richard Kiel appeared in “Hysterical,” “The Human Duplicators,” “The Awakened,” and episodes of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker,” “The Twilight Zone” and “Thriller.”

1926 – Johnny Craig, Writer/illustrator whose work appeared in the famed line of EC horror comics.

1916 – Roald Dahl, writer whose novels include “The Witches”.

1913 – Roy Engel, appeared in “Kingdom of the Spiders,” “The Man From Planet X” and “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms.”

1895 – Ruth McDevitt played on “Kolchak, the Night Stalker” TV series and appeared in “The Birds.”

1894 – J.B. Priestley, who wrote the novel “Benighted,” on which the film “The Old Dark House” was based.

DIED ON September 13

2019 – Brian D. Turk, appeared in “Magus.”

2001 – Scott Brady, appeared in “Gremlins,” “Castle of Evil” and “The Night Strangler”.

1948 – Paul Wegener, played in “The Golem”.


Bloodlust! (1961)
Ghidorah, the Three Headed Monster (1965)
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Ted Bundy (2002) – Canada
One Hour Photo (2002)

Dead Birds (2004) – Toronto International Film Festival
Bloody Mallory 2005, filmed in 2002 – DVD premiere
Within The Woods (2005)

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

September 14

BORN ON September 14

1989 – Jesse James who starred in “The Amityville Horror (2005),” “Hide in the Light,” “Dead Souls,” The Darkroom,” “The Hollow One” and “Fear of the Dark.”

1973 – Andrew Lincoln starred as “Rick Grimes” on “The Walking Dead (TV Series).”

1971 – Pat Healy, appeared in “The Pale Door,” “Velvet Buzzsaw,” “Pandemic,” “Tales of Halloween,” “Cheap Thrills”, “The Innkeepers”, “Night Stalker (TV Series)” and more.

1947 – Sam Neil, who starred in “Jurassic Park I & III,” “Event Horizon”, “Daybreakers”, “Snow White: A Tale of Terror”, “In the Mouth of Madness” and more.

1916 – James H. Nicholson, American International Pictures cofounder, produced numerous films including “It Conquered the World,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Raven (1963),” “Frogs,” “The Amazing Colossal Man,” “The Legend of Hell House,” “Tales of Terror,” “The Haunted Palace,” “The Abominable Dr. Phibes” and many more.

1910 – Jack Hawkins who appeared in “Theatre of Blood” and “Tales That Witness Madness.”

1900 – Robert Florey who directed “Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932),” “The Beast With Five Fingers,” and several episodes of the TV series’ “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “Twilight Zone.” “The Outer Limits” and “Boris Karloff’s Thriller.”

DIED ON September 14

2009 – Henry Gibson, appeared in “The ‘Burbs,” “Gremlins 2: The New Batch,” and more.

2006 – Mickey Hargitay, appeared in “Lady Frankenstein,” “Bloody Pit Of Horror” and “The Reincarnation of Isabel”.

2005 – Robert Wise, Directed “The Day The Earth Stood Still,” “The Curse of the Cat People,” “The Haunting (1963)” and “The Body Snatcher (1945)” and “Audrey Rose.”

2002 – La Wanda Page, appeared in “Mausoleum”.

1985 – Julian Beck, appeared in “Poltergeist II: The Other Side.”


The Legacy (1979)

Curtains (1983) – Canada
Repossessed (1990)
Grim Prairie Tales (1990)
Spooky Funny Halloween 2007

Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) – DVD premiere
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

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

September 15

Born On September 15

1980 – Ben Woolf, appeared in “Tales of Halloween”, “American Horror Story (TV Series)”, “Haunting Charles Manson”, “Dead Kansas”, “Unlucky Charms”, “Insidious” and more.

1976 – Jonathan Liebesman, director of such films as “Darkness Falls”, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” and “Battle Los Angeles”.

1964 – Steven R. Monroe, directed the films “Sasquatch Mountain,” “Left in Darkness,” “Ogre,” “I Spit on Your Grave (2010),” “I Spit on Your Grave 2,” “The Exorcism of Molly Hartley” and more.

1946 – Tommy Lee Jones played in “Eyes of Laura Mars” and “Natural Born Killers.”

1946 – Oliver Stone, he directed “Seizure” and “The Hand.”

1928 – Henry Silva appeared in the films “Thirst,” “Alligator” and “Possessed By the Night.”

1922 – Jackie Cooper appeared in “Chosen Survivors.”

1907 – Fay Wray, appeared in “Doctor X”, “The Vampire Bat”, “Mystery of the Wax Museum” and of course “King Kong”.

1904 – Tom Conway, appeared in “The Atomic Submarine,” “The She Creature,” and “Voodoo Woman.”

1903 – Yoshio Kosugi appeared in “Frankenstein Conquers the World,” “Ghidrah, the Three Headed Monster” and “Mothra.”

1890 – The great mystery novelist Agatha Christie, who has sold over one billion books 2 include the films “Suspicions” and “Endless Night.”

DIED ON September 15

2019 – Phyllis Newman, appeared in “The Naked Witch.”

2019 – David Hurst, appeared in “Vampire Over London,” “The Maltese Bippy,” and episodes of the TV Series “Dark Shadows” as Justin Collins.

2019 – Ric Ocasek, worked on the soundtrack for “Attack of the Killer Refrigerator,” “The Craft,” “Girls Against Boys” and an episode of “Stranger Things.”

2011 – Frances Bay, appeared in “Nomads”, “Alien Nation (TV Series)”, “Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)”, “Arachnophobia”, “The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)”, “Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (TV Movie)”, “In the Mouth of Madness”, “The X-Files” and many more.

2005 – Johnny Ramone, who played in the band “The Ramones.” Their music has been used in the films “Pet Sematary,” “Final Destination 3″ and ” House of 1000 Corpses”.

1996 – Tom Payne appeared in the film “Curucu, Beast Of The Amazon”.

1987 – Harry Holcombe appeared in “Empire of the Ants,” “The Psychic Killer” and played “Dr. Arnold Johnson” in the American version of “King Kong vs. Godzilla”.


Planet of the Vampires (1965) – Italy

Horror of the Zombies – aka The Ghost Galleon (1974) – Spain
Tintorera (1978)
Zombie Honeymoon (2005) – Temecula Valley International Film Festival
The Black Dahlia (2006)
The House of Usher (2006)
Silo Killer 2: The Wrath of Kyle (2009)
The Xlitherman (2009)

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

September 16

Born On September 16

1985 – Madeline Zima appeared in the films “The Collector”, “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”, “Trance,” “Dimples” and “The Vampire Diaries (TV Series).”

1960 – Mike Mignola, an acclaimed comics artist and writer he is the creator of “Hellboy” comics.

1958 – Jennifer Tilly played in “Bride of Chucky” and “Seed of Chucky,” she also appeared in “Embrace of the Vampire.” and “The Haunted Mansion”.

1952 – Mickey Rourke, starred in “Nightmare Cinema,” “Fade to Black,” “Dead in a Tombstone,” “They Crawl” and “Angel Heart.”

1949 – Ed Begley Jr., appeared in the films “Addams Family Reunion,” and “Transylvania 6-5000.”

1930 – Anne Francis appeared in “Forbidden Planet”.

1908 – Steve Pendleton, appeared in “Killers From Space” and “Target Earth.”

1885 – Arthur Lucan, appeared in “Vampire Over London” and “My Son the Vampire.”

Died On September 16

2003 – Sheb Wooley, who recorded the song “Purple People Eater”.

2002 – James Gregory, appeared in episodes of the TV series ” Thriller,” “Inner Sanctum” and the “Twilight Zone”.

2001 – American International Picture co-founder, Samuel Z. Arkoff and produced many horror films some of which include “Dressed to Kill,” “The Amityville Horror (1980),” “The Raven (1963)” and “Squirm.”

1996 – Gene Nelson, who directed the film “Hand of Death,” and “The Invisible Man”.

Films Released On September 16

Strange Invaders (1983)

Venom (2005)
Cry Wolf (2005)
Monster Movie (2008)
The Legend of Bloody Mary (2008)
They Wait (2008) – DVD premiere

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

September 17

BORN ON September 17

1979 – Neill Blomkamp, did visual effects work on the TV series’ “Dark Angel”.

1966 – Tracy Dali, has acted in “Paranormal Movie,” “The Backlot Murders” and “Click: The Calendar Girl Killer.”

1965 – Kyle Chandler, appeared in “King Kong (2005),” “The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)” and an episode of “Freddy’s Nightmares.”

1951 – Cassandra Peterson a.k.a. “Elvira” who appeared in “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark,” “Elvira’s Haunted Hills” and many more.

1945 – Bruce Spense appeared in “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior,” “Queen of the Damned,” “Winchester,” and the TV movie “The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas.”

1938 – Paul Benedict, appeared in the films “The Addams Family,” “The Devil’s Advocate” and the 1993 version of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.”

1931 – Anne Brancroft, appeared in “Gorilla At Large” and “Dracula, Dead and Loving It.”

1928 – Curtis Harrington, who directed the films “Queen of Blood,” “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell,” and various TV series including “Tales of the Unexpected,” “Logan’s Run” and the 1985 version of “The Twilight Zone.”

1928 – Roddy McDowall played in the “Fright Night” films.

1917 – Ib Melchior, writer/producer whose credits include the films “The Angry Red Planet,” and “Planet of the Vampires.”

1910 – John Dodsworth who appeared in “The Mole People,” and “The Magnetic Monster.”

1904 – Edgar G. Ulmer, whose films include “Daughter of Dr. Jekyll,” “The Man From Planet X” and the 1934 version of “The Black Cat.”

DIED ON September 17

2019 – Suzanne Whang, appeared in “Constantine,” the TV Movie “Ring of Darkness” and an episode of “The Chronicle.”

2019 -Sathaar, actor in “Lisa,” “Sakthi,” “Manasariyathe” and the TV Movie “Mantra Shakti.”

2009 – Stuntman Dick Durock, whose films include “The Thing With Two Heads,” “Swamp Thing” in the original film, “The Return of the Swamp Thing” and on the TV series of the same name.

1993 – Christian Nyby, who directed “The Thing From Another World”.

1972 – Akim Tamiroff appeared in the films “Mr. Sardonicus,” “The Vulture” and “The Black Sleep”.


Before I Hang (1940)
Revenge of the Zombies (1943)
Godzilla vs. the Thing (1964)

The House by the Lake (1976) – Canada
Messengers (2004) – BendFilm Festival
Devil (2010)

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

September 18

BORN ON September 18

1981 – Jennifer Tisdale, appeared in “Dark Ride”, “The Hillside Strangler”, and “Bundy.”

1979 – Alison Lohman, starred in “Drag Me To Hell,” “Gamer”, “Kraa! The Sea Monster”, and “The Vatican Tapes.”

1973 – James Marsden played in the films “Disturbing Behavior” and “Campfire Tales.”

1972 – Michael Landes, appeared in “11-11-11”, “Possession”, “Final Destination 2.”

1971 – Jada Pinkett Smith, appeared in the films “Scream 2” and “Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight.”

1944 – Veronica Carlson, who appeared in the films “Dracula Has Risen From the Grave,” “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed” and “Horror of Frankenstein.”

1940 – Frankie Avalon, appeared in “Blood Song,” “Panic in Year Zero” and “Horror House.”

1939 – Fred Willard appeared in the TV movie “Salem’s Lot.”

1929 – Phyllis Kirk appeared in “House of Wax (1953).”

1923 – Grayson Hall who portrayed “Dr. Julia Hoffman” on the “Dark Shadows” series.

1916 – Rossano Brazzi, appeared in “Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks” and “Old Dracula.”

DIED ON September 18

Shyam Ramsay, directed “Hotel (1981),” “The Monster (1994),” “Neighbours (2014)” and many more.

2008 – James Gavin who appeared in the film “The Werewolf” and in episodes of “The Twilight Zone”.

2005 – Richard E. Cunha, directed “Frankenstein’s Daughter,” “She Demons” and “Giant From The Unknown”.

2005 – John Bromfield, appeared in “Revenge of the Creature,” “Manfish” and “Curucu, Beast of the Amazon”.

2004 – Russ Meyer, films included “Motor Psycho” and “Black Snake.”


The Slime People (1963) – Boston
The Haunting (1963) – New York City
X the Man With X-Ray Eyes (1963) – Miami

Street Trash (1987)
Hellraiser (1987)
Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College (1991)
Replicant (2001) – video premiere
The Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Rock ‘N’ Roll Musical (2003)
The Kung Fu Mummy (2005)
Mexican Werewolf In Texas (2005)
BloodRayne II: Deliverance (2007) – DVD premiere
Dark Floors (2008) – Austin Fantastic Fest
Lynch Mob (2009)

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

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

September 19

BORN ON September 19

1989 – Lorenza Izzo, appeared in “Holidays”, “Lab Coats: Life After the Zombie Apocalypse (TV Short)”, “Knock Knock”, “The Stranger”, “The Green Inferno”, “Hemlock Grove (TV Series)”, Aftershock, and more.

1988 – Katrina Bowden, appeared in “Nurse 3D”, “Scary Movie 5”, “Hold Your Breath”, “Piranha 3DD”, “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.”

1987 – Danielle Panabaker, appeared in the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th”, the 2010 remake of “The Crazies”, “Piranha 3DD”, “Girls Against Boys”, “Grimm (TV Series)”, “The Ward.”

1984 – Kevin Zegers, who appeared in “Specimen,” “Wrong Turn” and the 2004 remake of “Dawn of the Dad.”

1964 – Kim Richards, starred in “The Car” and the TV movie “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell.”

1948 – Jeremy Irons appeared in the film “Dead Ringers”.

1942 – David Hess, appeared in “Ulli Lommel’s Zodiac Killer”, “Zombie Nation”, “Swamp Thing”, “House on the Edge of the Park”, and “The Last House on the Left.”

1933 – David McCallum, played the title role in the 70’s TV series, “The Invisible Man.”

1908 – Tetsu Nakamura, appeared in the films “Yog, Monster From Space,” “Atragon” and “Mothra.”

DIED ON September 19

2000 – Gloria Talbott, who starred in “The Daughter of Dr. Jekyll,” “The Cyclops” and “I Married a Monster From Outer Space”.


Blue Velvet (1986) – limited
Wishmaster (1997)
Demon Hunters (1999)
Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) – USA limited
Underworld (2003)
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Deadgirl (2008) – Austin Fantastic Fest

Open Graves (2009) – TV premiere

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