December 6

Born on December 6

1979 – Tommy Wirkola, writer/director of “Dead Snow,” “Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead,” and “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.”

1975 – Noel Clarke, appeared in “Storage 24,” “Centurion,” “Heartless” and “Doghouse.”

1962 – Janine Turner, appeared in “Monkey Shines” and “The Ambulance.”

1953 – Tom Hulce, appeared in “Marry Shelley’s Frankenstein,” “Black Rainbow,” and an episode of “The Hidden Room.”

1953 – Kin Shriner, appeared in “Manhunter,” “The Chair” and the TV remake of “A Bucket of Blood.”

1948 – JoBeth Williams, who starred in “Poltergeist I & II,” “Within,” and “Endangered Species.”

1943 – Yuriko Hoshi, appeared in the films “Godzilla vs. the Thing,” “Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster” and “Godzilla vs. Megaguirus.”

1928 – Bobby Van, appeared in “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters.”

1924 – Wally Cox, appeared in the TV movie “The Night Strangler” and appeared in such TV shows as “The Twilight Zone,” “Lost in Space” and “The Night Gallery.”

1905 – George Blair, directed “The Hypnotic Eye” and “Spook Chasers.”

1900 – Agnes Moorehead, appeared on “The Twilight Zone” episode, “The Invaders,” and in the films “The Bat,” “Frankenstein: The True Story” and “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.”

Died on December 6

1993 – Don Ameche, starred in the films “Dante’s Inferno,” “Cocoon” and “Cocoon: The Return.”

1989 – Frances Bavier, appeared in “The Bad Seed” and “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

Films Released on December 6

Faust [1926]
Eye of the Devil [1967] – New York City
The Witch’s Sabbath [2005] – USA DVD premiere

Good Tidings [2016]

Daniel Isn’t Real [2019]

I See You [2019]

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December 7

Born on December 7

1989 – Nicholas Hoult, starred in “Warm Bodies.”

1988 – Emily Browning, appeared in “Ghost Ship,” “Darkness Falls” and “The Uninvited [2009].”

1979 – Jennifer Carpenter, appeared in “The Devil’s Hand”, “Dexter [TV Series]”, “Quarantine”, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and more.

1979 – Ayako Fujitani, starred in “Gamera, Guardian of the Universe,” “Gamera 2: Assault of the Legion” and “Gamera 3: The Awakening of Isis.

1978 – Shiri Appleby, starred “Fear Itself [TV Series],” “The Devil’s Candy,” “The Thirteenth Floor”, “Curse II: The Bite”, “Freddy’s Nightmares [TV Series]” and more.

1976 – Mark Duplass, actor/writer/producer appeared in “The Lazarus Effect”, “Creep 1 & 2”, “Manson Family Vacation,” “Bad Milo,” “The Innkeepers,” “Black Rock” and many others.

1967 – Danny Hassel, co-starred in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.”

1966 – C. Thomas Howell, who starred in “Beast Mode,” “War of the Worlds [2005],” “War of the Worlds 2,” “The Hitcher 2,” “Camel Spiders,” “Hoboken Hollow,” “The Shadow People” and many more.

1955 – Priscilla Barnes, starred in the films “Tintorera,” “Stepfather III,” “The Devil’s Reject’s” and “Trailer Park of Terror.”

1949 – Tom Waits, who portrayed “Renfield” in the 1992 version of “Dracula” and also appeared in “Wolfen.” His music has also been used in numerous movie soundtracks including “Hellboy,” and “Project Valyrie.”

The following is his music Jitterbug Boy from Wolfen:

1945 – W. D. Richter, screenwriter whose works include “Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978],” “Dracula [1979],” and “Needful Things.”

1923 – Ted Knight, appeared at the end of the film “Psycho” as one of the officers guarding Norman Bates and also did voice over work on many cartoon series including “Scooby Doo.”

1915 – Eli Wallach, starred in “The Sentinel,” “The Deep” and the TV movie “The Chill Factor.”

1910 – Rod Cameron, appeared in “The Monster and the Girl,” “The Electronic Monster” and “Psychic Killer.”

1909 – Arch Oboler, who wrote, directed, and produced “The Twonky,” “Five” and “The Bubble.” He was also writer/director/host/producer of NBC Radio’s “Lights Out.”

1901 – Jack Dietz, produced “The Black Scorpion,” “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms” and “Return of the Ape Man.”

1874 – Harry Stubbs, appeared in “The Wolf Man,” “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,” and “The Mummy’s Hand.”

Died on December 7

2014 – Ken Weatherwax, portrayed “Pugsley Addams” in “The Addams Family [TV Series]” and “Halloween with the New Addams Family.”

1991 – Herb Jaffe, produced the films “Fright Night II,” “The Demon Seed” and “Motel Hell.”

1990 – Joan Bennett, who played “Elizabeth Collins Stoddard” on the daytime horror soap opera “Dark Shadows.” She also appeared in “Suspiria [1977],” “House of Dark Shadows” and the TV movie, “This House Possessed.”

1988 – Christopher Connelly, appeared in the film “Manhattan Baby.”

Films Released on December 7

The Ghost Breaker [1914]
House of Dracula [1945]

Tarantula [1955] – Rochester, NY
Village of the Damned [1960]
Varan the Unbelievable [1962]
Schizo [1976] – Bismarck, ND
The Last Horror Movie [2004] – USA DVD premiere

Demons at the Door [2004]
Dracula 3000 [2004] – USA DVD premiere
Hallowed [2005]

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December 8

Born on December 8

1993 – AnnaSophia Robb, starred in “Down a Dark Hall”, “The Reaping” and episodes of the TV Series “The Expecting.”

1978 – Ian Somerhalder, starred in “The Vampire Diaries [TV Series].”

1968 – Brock Simpson, appeared in “Prom Night I – IV.”

1966 – Tyler Mane, appeared in “Compound Fracture,” “Victor Crowley,” “Rob Zombie’s Halloween I & II”, and more.

1964 – Teri Hatcher, “Tales from the Crypt [TV Series]”.

1950 – Rick Baker, multiple Oscar winning Make-up and effects artist with some of his credits including “The Howling,” “The Ring,” “The Exorcist,” “An American Werewolf in London,” “The Frighteners,” “King Kong [1976],” “The Wolfman [2010]” and many more.

1947 – David Schmoeller, writer/director of such films as “Tourist Trap”, “Crawlspace”, “Catacombs”, “Puppetmaster”, “The Arrival”, “Netherworld” and more.

1947 – Belinda Balaski, appeared in “Death Scream”, “Piranha”, “The Howling”, “Gremlins”, “Matinee” and more.

1943 – Mary Woronov, starred in “Silent Night, Bloody Night,” “Night of the Comet,” “The Devil’s Reject’s” and “The House of the Devil.”

1936 – David Carridine, starred in “Q” and “Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat.”

1930 – Maximilian Schell, appeared in “Vampires,” and played in the 1983 TV version of “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Died on December 8

2019 – Caroll Edwin Spinney, appeared in an episode of “Supernatural: Inside Man.”

2019 – René Murat Auberjonois, appeared in “Images,” “King Kong [1976],” “My Best Friend is a Vampire” and several TV episodes of “Night Gallery,” “Eerie, Indiana,” “The Outer Limits,” “Poltergeist: The Legacy” and more.

2013 – Don Mitchell, starred in “Scream Blacula Scream.”

2008 – Robert Prosky, appeared in the films “Christine,” “Gremlins 2” and “The Keep”.

2004 – Dimebag Darrell, was the guitarist for the metal band Pantera.

1983 – Slim Pickens, appeared in “The Howling”.

Films Released on December 8

The Strange Door [1951] – New York City
The Hell of Frankenstein [1960] – Mexico
Curse of the Crimson Altar [1968]
Godzilla’s Revenge [1971]
Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm [1998] – USA – video premiere
Buttcrack [1998]
Blade: Trinity [2004]

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December 9

Born on December 9

1989 – Elle Evans, starred in “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” and “The Love Witch.”

1974 – Jacqueline Lovell, appeared in “Head of the Family,” “Hideous!,” “The Exotic House of Wax,” “The Killer Eye” and more.

1965 – Brad Savage, appeared in the TV movie “Salem’s Lot”.

1955 – Hiroyuki Watanabe, starred in “Ringu” and “Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidora: Daikaijû Soukougeki.”

1945 – Michael Nouri starred in the TV series “Cliffhangers: The Curse of Dracula,” and the film “The Hidden”.

1933 – Morton Downey Jr., appeared in “Predator 2,” “Television Terror,” an episode of “Tales from the Crypt” and the “A Face For Radio” episode of “Monsters.”

1930 – Buck Henry, whose screenplays include episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

1929 – John Cassavetes, starred in the films “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Fury.”

1928 – Dick Van Patten, appeared in the films “Westworld” and “They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

1916 – Kirk Douglas, starred in “Saturn 3,” “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [1973],” “The Chosen,” “The Final Countdown” and “The Fury.”

1911 – Broderick Crawford, appeared in “Terror in the Wax Museum,” “The Vulture” and the TV movie, “The Phantom of Hollywood.”

1902 – Margaret Hamilton, starred in “The Invisible Woman”, “13 Ghosts”, “The Night Strangler,” 3 episodes of “The Addams Family” and more.

1897 – Hermione Gingold appeared in “Munster, Go Home.”

Died on December 9

2019 – Zoran Rankić, appeared in the TV Movie “Zakletva.”

2019 – Miko Palanca, appeared in “Shake Rattle and Roll 8.”

2009 – Gene Barry, starred in “The War of the Worlds [1953].”

2006 – Russell Wade, appeared in the “The Body Snatcher [w/Karloff & Lugosi] and “The Ghost Ship” [1943].

2004 – Patrick Wright, appeared in “Maniac Cop”, “Frightmare”, “Graduation Day”, “Devil’s Ecstasy”, “Track of the Moon Beast”, “The Night of the Strangler” and more.

1995 – Vivian Blaine, who appeared in the films “The Dark” and “Parasite”.

1992 – Vincent Gardenia, starred in the 1986 musical version of “Little Shop of Horrors”.

1944 – Laird Cregar, starred as Jack the Ripper in the film “The Lodger”.

Films Released on December 9

The Witches [1966] – UK
The Creatures [1969]
Dorian Gray [1970] – New York City
Christine [1983]
Dark Waters [2003]

Beyond the Gates [2016]

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December 10

Born on December 10

1977 – Emmanuelle Chriqui, appears in “The Crow: Wicked Prayer”, “Wrong Turn”, “PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal [TV Series]”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark? [TV Series]” and “Forever Knight [TV Series].”

1974 – Monique Dupree, appeared in “Zombthology,” “Caeser and Otto’s Paranormal Halloween,” “Bikini Bloodbath Christmas”, “The Horror Vault 3”, “No Strings 2: Playtime in Hell”, “Sheriff Tom Vs. The Zombies” and many more.

1969 – Stephen Billington, starred in “Resident Evil” and “Dracula II: The Ascension.”

1965 – Stephanie Morgenstern, appeared in the TV Series “Forever Knight,” “Tales from the Cryptkeeper” and “Friday the 13th: The Series.”

1960 – Kenneth Branagh, writer/director/producer/actor whose work includes the 1994 version of “Frankenstein,” and “Dead Again.”

1958 – John J. York, starred in “Werewolf [TV Series]” as cursed “Eric Cord.”

1958 – Eva Robins appeared in the film “Tenebre”.

1957 – Michael Clarke Duncan, starred in “The Green Mile.”

1933 – Mako, appeared in “Robocop 3.”

1928 – Bill ‘Chilly Billy’ Cardille, appeared in “Night of the Living Dead [1968],” “Day of the Dead,” “Night of the Living Dead [1990],” and “Living Dead [2012].”

1928 – John Colicos, appeared in “The Hitchhiker [TV Series]”, “Phobia”, and “The Changeling”.

1926 – Jean Byron, appeared in “Invisible Invaders” and “The Magnetic Monsters”.

1916 – Anne Gwynne, starred in “House of Frankenstein” and “Teenage Monster.”

Died on December 10

2019 – Philip Anthony McKeon, appeared in “Ghoulies IV,” “Sandman,” “976-EVIL,” “Return to Horror High” and an episode of “Amazing Stories [1986].”

1986 – Susan Cabot, appeared in “War of the Satellites,” “The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent” and played the title role in “The Wasp Woman”.

1978 – Edward D. Wood Jr., director of “Bride of the Monster”, “Plan 9 from Outer Space”, “Night of the Ghouls” and more.

1972 – James H. Nicholson, Co-founder of American International Pictures and producer of “It Conquered the World”, “War of the Colossal Beast”, “Pit and the Pendulum” and a great deal more.

Films Released on December 10

She Killed in Ecstasy [1971]
The Green Mile [1999]

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December 11

Born on December 11

1988 – Ashley Hinshaw, appears in “The Pyramid” and “True Blood [TV Series]”.

1979 – Rider Strong, appeared in “Darkening Sky”, “Cabin Fever”, “Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever”, “Borderland”, “Pulse 3” and more.

1953 – Bess Armstrong, appeared in the films “Jaws 3D,” “Jekyll & Hyde…Together Again” and in the “What’s Cookin’” episode of “Tales From the Crypt.”

1949 – Teri Garr, starred in “Young Frankenstein”.

1944 – Lynda Day George, who starred in the films “Mortuary,” “Beyond Evil” and “Pieces.”

1942 – Donna Mills, starred in the films “Play Misty For Me,” “Cursed Part 3” and the TV movie “Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby.”

1922 – Maila Nurmi, best known as Vampira, the horror hostess, appeared in “Plan 9 from Outer Space” and her series “The Vampira Show.”

1919 – Marie Windsor, starred in “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy,” “Chamber of Horrors” and the TV movie “Salem’s Lot.”

1914 – Robert Ayres, appeared in “Cat Girl”.

1911 – Val Guest, writer/producer/director whose films included “The Quatermass Experiment,” “The Abominable Snowman” and “The Day the Earth Caught Fire.”

1902 – Reginald Le Borg, directed the films “The Black Sleep,” “The Mummy’s Ghost” and “Voodoo Island.”

1874 – Paul Wegener, starred in “The Golem,” “The Student of Prague,” “A Daughter of Destiny, “The Magician,” “The Living Dead” and more.

Died on December 11

2007 – Ashleigh Aston Moore, starred in “The Grave.”

2002 – Charles Gunning, appeared in “The Haunting [1999]” “Horror Hayride,” “Caged Fear,” “Scary Movie” and more.

2000 – Don Devlin, appeared in “Anatomy of a Psycho” and “Blood of Dracula”.

1984 – George Waggner, directed “The Wolf Man,” “Man Made Monster,”  “Horror Island” and more.

Films Released on December 11

Nightmare City [1980] – Italy
Dawn of the Mummy [1981]
The Dentist II [1998]
Bikini Bloodbath [2006]
Hack! [2007]

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December 12

Born on December 12

1975 – Mayim Bialik, appeared in the film “Pumpkinhead.”

1974 – Jason Collins, make-up and special effects technician, his film work includes “From Dusk Till Dawn 2 & 3,” “Ghosts of Mars” and “Bubba Ho-Tep.”

1970 – Mädchen Amick, appeared in “Priest,” “Sleepwalkers,” “The Borrower” as well as episodes of “Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces” and “Beauty and the Beast” and more.

1970 – Jennifer Connelly, starred in “Creepers” [a.k.a. “Phenomena”], “Dark Water,” and the remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

1967 – Anne Bobby, starred in Clive Barker’s “Nightbreed”, “In Fear Of [TV Series]”, and “The Hanover House.”

1956 – Ana Alicia, played “Nurse Janet” in “Halloween II”.

1952 – Sarah Douglas who starred in “Return of the Living Dead III”.

1949 – Bill Nighy, appeared in “I, Frankenstein”, “Underworld”, “Underworld: Evolution”, “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”, “Shaun of the Dead”, “The Phantom of the Opera [1989]” and more.

1947 – Wings Hauser, starred in the films “Night Shadows,” “The Carpenter” and “Tales from the Hood.”

1944 – Kenneth Cranham, starred in “Hellbound: Hellraiser II,” also appeared in “Tale of a Vampire”, “Old Dracula” and more.

1930 –Gordon Hessler, Writer/director whose work includes “The Oblong Box,” the “Spanish Moss Murders” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”, “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park” and more.

1927 – Honor Blackman, appeared in the films “To the Devil a Daughter” and “Tale of the Mummy”.

1900 – Eddie Parker who did the stunts for the films “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man,” “House of Dracula,” “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,” and “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy.”

1893 – Edward G. Robinson, who appeared in “Soylent Green.”

Died on December 12

2019 – Daniel Louis Aiello Jr., produced “UnConventional” and appeared in “Jacob’s Ladder,” “The Stuff” and an episode of “Tales from the Darkside [1984].”

2009 – Val Avery, was in episodes of the TV series’ “The Munsters,” “Friday the 13th,” He also appeared in the films “Too Scared to Scream” and the original “Amityville Horror.”

2008 – Van Johnson, starred in the film “Killer Crocodile”.

2006 – Peter Boyle who played “The Monster” in “Young Frankenstein” and appeared in the film “Species II”.

1978 – Fay Compton, who appeared in the 1963 version of “The Haunting”.

1976 – Jack Cassidy, played in TV movie “The Phantom of Hollywood”.

1970 – Carolyn Craig, starred in “The House On Haunted Hill.”

Films Released on December 12

The Wolf Man [1941]
Frankenstein ’80 [1972]
The Class of Nuke ‘Em High [1986]
Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth [1992]
Mutant Species [1995] – USA – video premiere
Scream 2 [1997]
Rebirth of Mothra III [1998]
A Dead Calling [2006]
The Day the Earth Stood Still [2008]

Devil’s Trail [2017]

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