November 8

Born on November 8

1981 – Azura Skye, appeared in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer [TV Series],” “American Horror Story [TV Series],” “Grimm [TV Series],” “Red Dragon,” “One Missed Call” and “Ascent to Hell.”

1979 – Dania Ramirez, who appeared in “Quarantine,” “Lycan” and the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

1975 – Tara Reid, appeared in “A Return to Salem’s Lot”, “Urban Legend”, “Alone in the Dark”, “Incubus”, and the “Sharknado” films.

1968 – Parker Posey who co-starred in “The Eye,” Blade: Trinity,” “Scream 3” and the TV Movie “Frankenstein [2004].”

1847 – Bram Stoker, the creator of Dracula.

Died on November 8

2011 – Heavy D, hip hop artist who turned to acting and starred in an episode of “Tales from the Crypt [TV Series].”

1997 – Michael Ward, appeared in “Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell.”

1968 – Wendell Corey, starred in the films “Rear Window,” “Picture Mommy Dead,” and “Astro-Zombies.”

Films Released on November 8

The Horror of Frankenstein [1970] – UK

Scars of Dracula [1970] – UK

Magic [1978]
Transylvania 6-5000 [1985]
Dark Asylum [2001]
Zombie Night [2003]

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November 9

Born on November 9

1984 – Elysia Rotaru, appeared in “iZombie [TV Series]”, “Supernatural [TV Series]”, Girl House [2014], and “Stan Helsing.”

1929 – Severn Darden, appeared in the films “Werewolves on Wheels” and “Saturday the 14th”.

Died on November 9

2003 – Art Carney, starred in the movie “Firestarter” and the very touching “Twilight Zone” episode “Night of the Meek.”

1978 – Florence Marly, who played the title role in “Queen of Blood”.

1968 – Gerald Mohr appeared in the films “The Angry Red Planet,” “My World Dies Screaming,” “The Catman of Paris” and “The Monster and the Girl”.

Films Released on November 9

Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory [1961] – Italy
Silent Night, Deadly Night [1984]
Child’s Play [1988]

Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out [1989]
Child’s Play 2 [1990]
Mister Frost [1990]
Trancers 5: Sudden Death [1994]
Retro Puppet Master [1999] – video premiere
Dead End [2003] – DVD premiere
Mulberry Street [2006] – After Dark Horrorfest
Nightmare Man [2006] – After Dark Horrorfest
Borderland [2007]

P2 [2007]
The Deaths of Ian Stone [2007] – After Dark Horrorfest
A Feast Of Flesh [2007]
Unearthed [2007] – After Dark Horrorfest

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November 10

Born on November 10

1977 – Brittany Murphy, appeared in “Something Wicked,” “Cherry Falls,” “The Prophecy II,” “Across the Hall” and “Deadline.”

1968 – Tracy Morgan, hosted the show “Scare Tactics.”

1966 – Vanessa Angel, has appeared in “Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft,” “Monster Night,” “Raging Sharks,” “Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys,” “Behind the Walls,” “Out for Blood” and more.

1956 – Matt Craven, who appeared in “Happy Birthday to Me,” “Disturbia,” “Jacob’s Ladder” and “Resurrection [TV Series].”

1955 – Clare Higgins, best known for starring in “Hellraiser” and “Hellbound: Hellraiser II.” She also appeared in “Being Human [TV Series].”

1955 – Roland Emmerich, Writer/producer/director whose film credits include the remake of “Godzilla,” “Independence Day,” “Hell” and “Eight Legged Freaks.”

1950 – Debra Hill, wrote and/or produced “Halloween,” “The Fog,” “Escape From New York”, “Halloween II”, “Halloween III” and many more. She grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey which they took for the fictional Illinois town in “Halloween.”

1948 – Vincent Schiavelli, appeared in “Lord of Illusions” and “Lurking Fear.”

1932 – Roy Scheider starred in the films “Jaws,” “Curse of the Living Corpse,” “Dracula II: The Ascension” and “Dracula III: Legacy.”

1928 – Ennio Morricone, well known composer, The Phantom of the Opera [1998], The Stendhal Syndrome [1996], Wolf [1994], The Thing [1982], Blood Link [1982], The Island [1980], Exorcist II: The Heretic [1977], Orca [1977], The Chosen [1977], Autopsy [1975], Leonor [1975], The Antichrist [1974], The Cat o’ Nine Tails [1971], Black Belly of the Tarantula [1971], Nightmare Castle [1965] and more.

1924 – Russell Johnson, appeared in the films “Attack of the Crab Monster,” “It Came from Outer Space” and “This Island Earth.”

1899 – Claude Rains, who starred in “The Invisible Man,” “The Wolf Man” and the 1943 version of “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Died on November 10

2019 – Lawrence G. Paull, production designer for “Predator 2” and art director for the TV Movie “She Waits.”

2006 – Jack Palance, starred in the Dan Curtis produced TV movies “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” and “Dracula.”

1992 – Chuck Connors, starred in the film “Tourist Trap” and in the “Werewolf” TV series.

1977 –Dennis Wheatley, British author whose novels were turned into such films as “The Devil Rides Out” and “To The Devil A Daughter.”

1962 – Willis O’Brien, Special effects whiz and father to “King Kong.”

Films Released on November 10

The Cat Creeps [1930]
The Cat and the Canary [1939]
Henry Aldrich Haunts a House [1943]
Crucible of Horror [1970] – New York City

The Prowler [1981] – UK
Communion [1989]
Nightstalker [2002]
Ghost Hunters: Point of Contact [2006]
Night of the Living Dead 3D [2006]
Hurt [2009]

Hi-8 [Horror Independent 8] [2013]

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November 11

Born on November 11

1974 – Leonardo DiCaprio who appeared in “Critters 3” and starred in “Inception” and “Shutter Island” and produced “Orphan,” “Red Riding Hood” and “Delirium.”

1962 – Demi Moore, starred in the films “Parasite” and “The Seventh Sign”.

1960 – Stanley Tucci, who appeared in “The Witches, “Monkey Shines,” “The Silence,” “Patient Zero,” “The Eighteenth Angel” and episodes of the TV series “Fortitude.”

1951 – Bill Moseley, starred in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,” “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” “Halloween [2007],” “Night of the Living Dead [1990],] “Shed of the Dead [2019], “Big Top Evil,” “Minutes to Midnight,” “Dark Roads 79,” “Smothered,” “Old 37,” “Charlie’s Farm,” “Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet,” “Dead Air” and many more.

1915 – Milicent Patrick, chiefly designed the gill man suit for “Creature From The Black Lagoon” but was denied credit for many years from Bud Westmore, head of Universal’s makeup department of the time. She finally got the credit she deserved in the late 1990’s.

1911 – Patric Knowles, starred in the films “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,” “The Wolf Man” and “Terror In the Wax Museum.”

Died on November 11

2019 – Tadashi Nakamura, voice acting dubbing for “Dracula: Dead and Living It” and “Repossessed.”

2008 – Writer Arthur Ross screenplays include Creature From the Black Lagoon [1954] “The Creature Walks Among Us,” Satan’s School For Girls [1973] and episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

2005 – Moustapha Akkad produced the original “Halloween” and all its subsequent sequels.

1997 – Producer William Alland, whose film credits include “It Came From Outer Space,” “Creature From the Black Lagoon” and “This Island Earth”.

1979 – Dimitri Tiomkin, conductor his music was used in the films “The Mummy’s Curse,” “The Cat Creeps” and The Thing From Another World [1951].

Films Released on November 11

The Devil Bat [1940] – US premiere

The Return of the Vampire [1943]
Bluebeard [1944]
Schizo [1976] – UK

Ghost Town [1988]
Interview With the Vampire [1994]
Evil Cult [2003]
Speed Demon [2003]
The Curse of Blanchard Hill [2006] – NW Projections Film Festival
The Evil Woods [2007]

One-Eyed Monster [2008]

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November 12

Born on November 12

1980 – Ryan Gosling, started out in such projects as “Frankenstein and Me”, “PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal [TV Series]”, “Goosebumps [TV Series]” and “Are You Afraid of the Dark? [TV Series].”

1973 – Radha Mitchell, starred in “The Crazies [2009],” “Silent Hill,” “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D” and “Pitch Black.”

1943 – Wallace Shawn, appeared in “Vamps,” “Strange Invaders” and “The Haunted Mansion.”

1929 – Grace Kelly, who starred in the Hitchcock films “Rear Window” and “Dial M for Murder.”

1919 – Ray Kellogg, producer of the films “The Killer Shrews” and “The Giant Gila Monster.”

1904 – Jacques Torneur, directed the films “Curse of the Demon,” “Cat People” and “I Walked With a Zombie.”

Died on November 12

2019 – George Ian Cullen, appeared in “Le Sequel,” “F,” “Hellbreeder” and an episode of “Department S [1969–1970] Episode: The Bones of Byrom Blain.”

2007 – Ira Levin, who wrote the novels “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Stepford Wives”.

2003 – Jonathan Brandis, starred in “It [TV Mini-Series],”“The Munsters Today [TV Series]” and “Stepfather II.”

Films Released on November 12

The Mad Ghoul [1943]
Play Misty For Me [1971]

Assault on Precinct 13 [1976]
Alone in the Dark [1982]
The Slumber Party Massacre [1982]
Creepshow [1982]
The Faculty [1998] – premiere
Shadow of the Vampire [2000] – Hawaii Film Festival
Seed of Chucky [2004]


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November 13

Born on November 13

1969 – Gerarad Butler, starred as Dracula in “Dracula 2000.”

1959 – Tracy Scoggins, appeared in the films “Demonic Toys,” “Dollman vs. the Demonic Toys,” “Otis” and “Alien Intruder.”

1947 – Joe Mantegna, starred in the film “Thinner.”

1935 – Tom Atkins, starred in “Halloween III,” “Night of the Creeps,” “Creepshow” “The Fog [1980],” “My Bloody Valentine [2009]” and “Trick.”

1926 – Don Gordon, appeared in the films “The Exorcist III,” “The Beast Within” and “The Final Conflict.”

1916 – Jack Elam, appeared in the films “Night of the Grizzly,” “A Knife for the Ladies,” “Uninvited” and “Creature from Black Lake.”

1913 – Helen Mack, starred in “Son of Kong.”

1895 – Edward L. Alperson, produced the original “Invaders from Mars.”

1850 – Author Robert Louis Steveson, creator of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”

Died on November 13

2019 – Arthur Ronald Marks, directed & produced “J.D.’s Revenge.”

2019 – Niall Tóibín, appeared in “The Sleep of Death” and “Rawhead Rex.”

2008 – Marcello Fondato, wrote the screenplays for the films “Blood & Black Lace,” “Black Sabbath” and “Uncle Was A Vampire”.

1998 – Valerie Hobson, starred in the films “Werewolf of London,” “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”.

1995 – John Van Eyssen, appeared in “Horror of Dracula,” “Quatermass 2” and more.

1990 – Don Chaffey, directed several films and TV shows, including the original “Prisoner,” “Creatures the World Forgot,” “Persecution,” “One Million Years B.C.” and episodes of “Journey to the Unknown.”

Films Released on November 13

The Bat Whispers [1930]
The Invisible Man [1933]
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake [1959]
The Running Man [1987]
Bram Stoker’s Dracula [1992]
Rise of the Dead [2007]

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November 14

Born on November 14

1982 – Laura Ramsey, who starred in “The Ruins,” “The Covenant,” “No One Lives” and “Venom.”

1979 – Olga Kurylenko, appeared in “Vampire Academy”.

1972 – Josh Duhamel, appeared in “Turistas.”

1962 – Laura San Giacomo, starred in the TV mini-series, “The Stand.”

1951 – Sandahl Bergman, who appeared in “Possessed By the Night.”

1936 – Ted Sorel, appeared in the films “From Beyond” and “Basket Case 2.”

1935 – Craig Slocum, played “Harry Johnson” on the “Dark Shadows” TV series.

1928 – Kathleen Hughes, appeared in It Came from Outer Space [1953] and “Cult of the Cobra.”

1919 – Veronica Lake, starred in the films “I Married a Witch” and “Flesh Feast.”

1910 – Rosemary DeCamp, starred in the original “13 Ghosts” and “Saturday the 14th.”

Died on November 14

2019 – María Baxa, appeared in “Strangler vs. Strangler.”

2019 – Branko Lustig, produced episodes of “Intruders” and was assistant director for “The Red Savior.”

2008 –Charles H. Schram, Make-up artist/special effects whose work included “The Thing With Two Heads” and the original “Twilight Zone” TV series.

2002 – Eddie Bracken, who appeared in episodes of the TV series “Monsters,” “Tales From the Darkside” and “Amazing Stories”.

1994 – Tom Villard, appeared in the films “Parasite” and “Popcorn”.

Films Released on November 14

The Invisible Killer [1939]
Planet of the Dinosaurs [1978] – Bismarck, ND
Confessions of a Serial Killer [1985]
Xtro 3: Watch the Skies [1995] – video premiere
Castle Freak [1995]
Island of the Dead [2000]

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