October 18

Born on October 18

1991 – Tyler Posey, starred in the MTV show “Teen Wolf (TV Series),” “Truth or Dare,” “Alone” and “Scary Movie V.”

1938 – Dawn Wells, appeared in “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” and “Return to Boggy Creek.”

1935 – Peter Boyle who played in “Young Frankenstein” and “Species II.”

1934 – Inger Stevens starred in the film “The World, the Flesh and the Devil” as well as “The Hitch-Hiker” and “Lateness of the Hour” episodes of the original “Twilight Zone” TV series.

1934 – Calvin Lockhart, appeared in “Predator 2”, “The Beast Must Die”, and more.

1927 – George C. Scott starred in “The Fury,” “The Changeling” and “Exorcist III.”

1926 – Klaus Kinski who starred in the films “Demon With the Blue Hand,” the 1979 version of “Nosferatu” and “Creature.”

1902 – Miriam Hopkins who starred in the 1931 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”

Died on October 18

2012 – Sylvia Kristel, starred in “Dracula’s Widow.”

1965 – Henry Travers, starred in the original “The Invisible Man.”

1931 – Thomas A. Edison, who brought the story of “Frankenstein” to the screen for the first time in 1910.

Films Released on October 18

The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964) – UK

The Gorgon (1964) – UK

The Velvet Vampire (1971) – New York City
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Re-Animator (1985)
The Dentist (1996)
Terror Tract (2000) – TV premiere

Below (2002)

The Ring (2002)

Infested (2002)

Perfect Creature (2006)
Necromentia (2009)

Scarecrow County (2019)

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October 19

Born on October 19

1965 – Tracy Griffith, appeared in “Skeeter”, “The First Power”, “Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland.”

1945 – John Lithgow starred in “Raising Cain,” and “Twilight Zone: The Movie.”

1941 – Simon Ward, who appeared in the films “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed,” “The Monster Club”.

1921 – George Nader appeared in “Robot Monster,” “The Human Duplicators” and “House of 1000 Dolls.”

1920 – LaWanda Page, appeared in the film “Mausoleum.”

1903 – Tor Johnson appeared in “The Beast of Yucca Flats”, “Night of the Ghouls”, “Plan 9 from Outer Space”, “Bride of the Monster.”

Died on October 19

2019 – Carlos Suárez, cinematographer for “House of the Damned,” “Beatriz,” Rowing in the Wind,” and “Dagon.”

2007 – Phyllis Kirk, starred with Vincent Price in “House of Wax”.

2003 – Guy Rolfe who played the title role in the film “Mr. Sardonicus” and portrayed “Toulan” in “Puppet Master III, 4, 5 & 7”.

Films Released on October 19

Dr. Renault’s Secret (1942)
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994) – video premiere
Guyver: Dark Hero (1994) – video premiere
Vampira – About Death, Sex and Taxes (1995) – Los Angeles Film Festival
Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return (1999)
Modern Vampires (1999) – video premiere

From Hell (2001)
GhostWatcher (2002)
The Ghosts of Edendale (2003) – DVD premiere
Zombie Planet (2004)
30 Days of Night (2007)

Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour (2007)
Damned By Dawn (2009) – Screamfest Horror Film Festival

The Intruder (2010) – Canada – Festival of Nouveau Cinema

Scream for Summer (2017)

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October 20

Born on October 20

1982 – Katie Featherston, who starred in the “Paranormal Activity” series and the film “Mutation.”

1958 – Viggo Mortensen starred in “Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III,” “The Prophecy,” the 1998 remake of “Psycho”.

1956 – David Henesy played “David Collins” in the original “Dark Shadows” TV series.

1920 – Rita Corday appeared in “The Body Snatcher” with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi and “The Black Castle” with Karloff and Lon Chaney.

1918 – Anton Diffring starred in the films “The Man Who Could Cheat Death,” as “Baron Frankenstein” in the Hammer/Universal pilot of “Tales of Frankenstein” and “Circus of Horrors.”

1909 – Carla Laemmle, niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle. She made brief appearances in the 1931 “Dracula” and the original “Phantom of the Opera.”

1882 – Bela Lugosi was the quintessential “Dracula” although he only played the character twice. He also appeared in “White Zombie”, “The Black Cat”, “Mark of the Vampire”, “The Raven”, “The Son of Frankenstein”, “The Ghost of Frankenstein”, “Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man” and many more.

Died on October 20

2014 – Ox Baker, was a professional wrestler who appeared in John Carpenter’s “Escape From New York” as well as “Blood Circus” and “Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear.”

2003 – Jack Elam, appeared in the films “Night of the Grizzly,” “A Knife for the Ladies” and “Creature from Black Lake”.

1995 – Christopher Stone starred in “The Howling” and “Cujo” and “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century ‘Space Vampire’”

1994 – Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, who starred in the films “The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave,” “Caltiki the Immortal Monster” and as “Ben Cortman” in the movie “The Last Man on Earth”.

1990 – Freda Jackson starred in the films “The Brides of Dracula,” “Die, Monster Die” and “The Valley of Gwangi”.

1970 – Patrick Wymark, appeared in “The Blood on Satan’s Claw” and “The Conqueror Worm”.

1959 – Werner Krauss who played the title role in the 1920 film “The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari”.

Films Released on October 20

The Old Dark House (1932)
Night Monster (1942)
The Climax (1944)
Village of the Giants (1965)
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) – Spain
El Chupacabra (2003)
The Ghouls (2003) – New York City Horror Film Festival
Dark Ride (2006)
Deadwood Park (2007) – Freak Show Horror Film Festival

Decadent Evil (2008) – UK
Gravestoned (2009) – limited

Bonehill Road (2017)

I’m Dreaming of a White Doomsday (2017)

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October 21

Born on October 21

1983 – Charlotte Sullivan, has appeared in “The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series)”, “The Legend of Gator Face”, “Goosebumps (TV Series).”

1978 – Michael McMillian, appeared in “True Blood” and “The Hills Have Eyes II.”

1973 – Sasha Roiz, appeared in “Land of the Dead” and “Assault on Precinct 13.”

1959 – Ken Watanabe, who appeared in “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”.

1956 – Carrie Fisher also appeared in “Sorority Row” and “Scream 3.”

1945 – Everett McGill, starred in “The People Under the Stairs,” “Silver Bullet” and “Dune.”

1920 – Hy Averback who was director of “Chamber of Horrors.”

Died on October 21

2019 – Josip Elic, appeared in episodes of “The Twilight Zone (1959–1964) Episode: One More Pallbearer (1962)” and “The Twilight Zone (1959–1964) Episode: The Obsolete Man (1961).”

2019 – Jerome Fogel, appeared in the TV Movie “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell.”

1996 – Make-up artist Harry Thomas, who worked on “Night of the Blood Beast,” “Frankenstein’s Daughter”.

1995 – Abel Salazar, starred in many Mexican horror films such as “The Brainiac,” “The Vampire’s Coffin” and “Man and the Monster”.

Films Released on October 21

A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Bigfoot (1970)
The Grim Reaper (1980)

Boardinghouse (1982)
Eyes of Fire (1983)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
The Puppet Masters (1994)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995)
Hallow’s End (2003)
Doom (2005)
Trailer Park of Terror (2008)

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October 22

Born on October 22

1990 – Jonathan Lipnicki who starred in “Broil,” “Circus Kane,” “Beware the Lake” and “The Little Vampire.”

1952 – Jeff Goldblum starred in the 1986 remake of “The Fly,” “Jurassic Park,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2,” and “Hideaway.”

1943 – Jan de Bont who directed the 1999 remake of “The Haunting.”

1943 – Catherine Deneuve, who starred in the films “The Hunger” and “Repulsion.”

1939 – Tony Roberts who starred in the films “Popcorn” and “Amityville 3D.”

1938 – Christopher Lloyd who played in “The Addams Family” & “Addam’s Family Values”. He also starred in the “Valerie on the Stairs” episode of “Masters of Horror.”

1912 – Frances Drake who starred in the films “Mad Love” and “The Invisible Ray.”

1908 – John Sutton, who appeared in the films “The Invisible Man’s Revenge,” “The Bat” and “Return of the Fly.”

Died on October 22

2006 – Arthur Hill who appeared in the films “The Andromeda Strain,” “Future World” and was the narrator for the film “Something Wicked This Way Comes”.

2004 – Katherine Victor, appeared in the films “Teenage Zombies,” “Mesa of Lost Women” and “The Cape Canaveral Monsters.”

1995 – Mary Wickes who played in the “They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be” episode of “Kolchak, The Night Stalker”. She also co-starred alongside Bud Abbott & Lou Costello in the film “Who Done It?”

1986 – Ivor Francis appeared in the TV movie “The Night Strangler,” and in the film “Alien Zone”.

Films Released on October 22

The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) – premiere
The Vampire Lovers (1970)

Lady Frankenstein (1971) – Italy
Halloween III: The Season of the Witch (1982)
The Sender (1982)
Santa Claws (1996)
Bats (1999)
Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002)
The Grudge (2004)
Messengers (2004) – International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival
The Witch’s Sabbath (2005)

Forget Me Not (2009) – Screamfest LA International Horror Film Festival

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

Restricted Area (2019)

Tone-Deaf (2019)

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October 23

Born on October 23

1986 – Jessica Stroup, appeared in the 2008 remake of “Prom Night”, the 2007 remake of “The Hills Have Eyes II.”

1986 – Briana Evigan appeared in “Sorority Row,” “S. Darko”, “House of the Damned”, “Mother’s Day”, “The Devil’s Carnival” and more.

1985 – Masiela Lusha, appeared in “Kill Katie Malone”, “Blood: The Last Vampire” and more.

1981 – Leticia Dolera, she starred in “[REC] 3: Genesis” and “Penny Dreadful (TV Series).”

1975 – Manuela Velasco, starred in “[Rec]”, “[Rec] 2”, “[REC] 4: Apocalypse” and more.

1970 – Jasmin St. Claire, appeared in “Swamp Zombies!!!”, “Army of the Damned.”

1969 – Brooke Theiss, starred in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” as the girl who turned into a cockroach.

1959 –Sam Raimi, Actor/writer/director such films as “The Evil Dead”, “Evil Dead II”, “Army of Darkness”, “Darkman”, “Drag Me to Hell”.

1942 – Writer Michael Crichton, whose novels have been adapted into the films “The Andromeda Strain,” “Jurassic Park”.

1936 – Philip Kaufman who directed the 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

1931 – Diana Dors appeared in the films “Berserk,” “Theatre of Blood” and “From Beyond the Grave.”

1922 – Coleen Gray starred in “The Leech Woman,” and “The Vampire.”

1918 – Peggy Moran who appeared in the films “The Mummy’s Hand” and “Horror Island.”

1910 – Hayden Rorke appeared in the films “The Night Walker” and “When Worlds Collide.”

1880 – Character actress Una O’Connor, who has appeared in such classic films as “The Invisible Man,” “The Bride of Frankenstein”.

Died on October 23

2005 – William Hootkins, appeared in “The Breed”, “The Island of Dr. Moreau”, “Death Machine”, “Dust Devil”, “Hardware”, “American Gothic” and more.

2002 – Nathan Juran directed the films “20 Million Miles To Earth,” “The Deadly Mantis,” ” The Boy Who Cried Werewolf”.

1994 – Robert Lansing who starred in the films “Empire of the Ants,” “The 4D Man”.

1989 – Roland Winters, appeared in “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer”.

Films Released on October 23

The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)
The Wizard of Gore 1970
Nightmare (1981)
The Pit (1981)
Prince of Darkness (1987)
Nightflyers (1987)

I, Madman (1989) – Spain
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1991) – video premiere
Dr. Giggles (1992)

The Last Broadcast (1998)
Ginger Snaps (2001) – DVD premiere
Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001)

Zombie Honeymoon (2004)

Deadlands: The Rising (2006)
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)
Eulogy For a Vampire (2009)
Saw VI (2009)
Stan Helsing (2009)
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012) – DVD & Blu-ray premiere

All Hallows’ Eve (2013)

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October 24

Born on October 24

1959 – Brad Johnson, who starred in “Supergator,” “The Birds II: Land’s End”.

1957 – John Kassir, did the voice of “The Crypt Keeper” on the HBO series “Tales From the Crypt.”

1939 – F. Murray Abraham who has appeared in the films “Thir13en Ghosts,” “Mimic”.

1934 – Sammy Petrillo who starred in “Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla,” and appeared in “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die.”

1893 – Merian C. Cooper, producer whose film credits include “King Kong,” “Mighty Joe Young,” “Dr. Cyclops” and “Son of Kong.”

Died on October 24

2003 –Joanna Lee, producer/director/actress who co-starred in the films “Plan Nine from Outer Space” and “The Brain Eaters”.

1994 – Raul Julia who played “Gomez Addams” in the films “Addams Family” and “Addam’s Family Values” and “Victor Frankenstein” in “Frankenstein Unbound”.

Films Released on October 24

The Magician (1926)
Spooks Run Wild (1941)
Tower of London (1962)
The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus – aka “Eyes Without a Face” (1962)
Trog (1970)

Motel Hell (1980)
Trick or Treat (1986)
From Beyond (1986)
Gattaca (1997)
Killjoy (2000)
Bones (2001)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
The Hollow (2004) – video premiere
Ju-rei (2004)
Don’t Be Scared (2006)
Halloween Night (2006)
Saw V (2008)

Let the Right One In (2008) – limited

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009) – Screamfest Horror Film Festival

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