December 13

Born on December 13

1985 – Laurence Leboeuf, appeared in “Mother!” and “Being Human (TV Series).”

1981 – Amy Lee, lead singer of the band “Evanescence.” Their music has been used in the film “Underworld: The Awakening”.

1959 – Johnny Whitaker, appeared in the film “Mystery in Dracula’s Castle” and the TV movie “Something Evil.”

1958 – Lynn-Holly Johnson, appeared in the films “Watcher in the Woods,” and “Alien Predator”.

1957 – Steve Busemi who appeared in “Tales from the Darkside: The Movie”.

1934 – Richard D. Zanuck, producer whose films include “Jaws,” “Sssssss,” and “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007).

1929 – Christopher Plummer, starred in “Wolf,” and “Dracula 2000”.

1892 – Harry Strang, film appearances included “The Mysterious Dr. Satan,” The Face Behind the Mask,” and “Mighty Joe Young.

Died on December 13

2007 – Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman, appeared in “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Millennium (TV Series)” and “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series).”

2006 – Keith Larsen, directed “Night of the Witches”.

1979 – Jon Hall, starred in the films “The Invisible Man’s Revenge” and “Beach Girls and the Monster,” and also directed “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters.”

Films Released on December 13

The Werewolf (1913)
The Devil Bat (1940)
Maniac Cop 2 (1990) – Los Angeles premiere
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
King of the Lost World (2005)
Automatons (2006)

The Devil Lives Here [2015] – USA Internet premiere

After She Wakes [2019]

Black Christmas [2019]

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December 14

Born on December 14

1988 – Vanessa Hudgens, appeared in “Freaks of Nature.”

1979 – Sophie Monk, appeared in “Life Blood”, “The Hills Run Red”, “Monster!”

1975 – KaDee Strickland, appeared in “The Grudge,” “Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid,” “The Stepford Wives” and “The Sixth Sense.”

1965 – Ted Raimi appeared in the films “Drag Me To Hell,” “Army of Darkness,” ‘The Midnight Meat Train” and Shocker (1989).

1962 –Ginger Lynn Allen, appeared in “Samhain” and “The Devil’s Reject’s.”

1953 – Wade Davis, wrote the novel “The Serpent and the Rainbow” which was turned into a movie in 1988.

1949 – Dee Wallace, starred in “The Hills Have Eyes,” “Stepford Wives [1975],” “The Howling,” “The Frighteners,” “Cujo”, “Red Christmas,” Rob Zombie’s “Halloween,” “ZK: Elephant’s Graveyard,”
Haunting of Cellblock 11,”  and many more.

1946 – Patty Duke appeared in the films “The 4D Man,” “Amityville; The Evil Escapes” and “The Swarm.”

1943 – Alan Ormsby, writer/director/makeup for the films “Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things”, “Cat People”, “Popcorn”, “Not Quite Human” and more.

1938 – Janette Scott, starred in the films “Day of the Triffids,” “The Old Dark House” (1963) and “Crack in the World.” She is mentioned in the opening title song of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

1935 – Lee Remick who starred in “Experiment in Terror” and “The Omen.”

1917 – Elyse Knox, starred in “The Mummy’s Tomb.”

1916 – Shirley Jackson, wrote the novels “The Haunting of Hill House” and “The Lottery.”

Died on December 14

2019 – Chuy Bravo, appeared in “The One: Horror – Cupido, Divinitas (2017).”

2013 – Peter O’Toole, starred in “Phantoms,” “Highway to Hell,” “High Spirits” and many more.

2011 – Don Sharp, writer/director of “What Waits Below”, “Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)”, “Rasputin: The Mad Monk”, “Curse of the Fly”, “The Kiss of the Vampire” and more.

2009 – Conard Fowkes, who played Frank Garner in early episodes of “Dark Shadows”.

2006 – Ralph Miller, appeared in “Outbreak” and the 1995 version of “Village of the Damned”.

1998 – Norman Fell, appeared in the films “Transylvania 6-5000,” “C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud” and in numerous TV series such as “The Invaders,” and “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”.

1993 – Myrna Loy, screen legend who starred in the TV movie “Ants!” “Thirteen Women” and “The Mask of Fu Manchu.”

Films Released on December 14

Pillow of Death (1945)
Starman (1984)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
King Kong (2005)
I Am Legend (2007)

Creeps: A Tale of Murder and Mayhem [2013]

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December 15

Born on December 15

1984 – Amy Holt, appeared in “Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre”, “Dinocroc vs. Supergator”, “Girls Gone Psycho.”

1983 – Camilla Luddington, appeared in “The Pact II” and “True Blood (TV Series).”

1981 – Brendan Fletcher, appeared in “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour (TV Series)”, “Altergeist”, “Leprechaun: Origins”, “13 Eerie”, “BloodRayne: The Third Reich”, “Freddy vs. Jason” and many more.

1972 – Stuart Townsend, who played “LeStat” in “Queen of the Damned,” and the new “Kolchak” in the short-lived series “The Night Stalker.”

1963 – Ellie Cornell, appeared in “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers”, “Halloween 5”, “House of the Dead”, “House of the Dead 2”, “All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos”, “The Thirst”, “Femme Fatales (TV Series)” and more.

1949 – David Niven Jr., produced the film “Psycho Cop Returns.”

1936 – Director Joe D’Amato, whose films include “Buried Alive,” “The Grim Reaper” and “Troll 2.”

Died on December 15

2019 – Nicholas Victor Leslie Henson, appeared in “Witchfinder General,” “Psychomania,” “Truth or Die” and episodes of TV Series “The Green Man” and “Seagull Island.”

2013 – Joan Fontaine, starred in the Hammer film “The Witches”.

2010 – Jean Rollin, directed “The Rape of the Vampire”, “The Nude Vampire”, “Requiem for a Vampire”, “The Shiver of the Vampires”, “Zombie Lake”, “The Living Dead Girl” and many more.

2003 –Edward Montagne, director/producer whose films include “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” and the TV movie “The Munsters’ Revenge”.

1991 – James Whitworth, starred as “Jupiter” in Wes Craven’s “The Hills Have Eyes” and “The Hills Have Eyes Part II”.

1962 – Charles Laughton, starred in “Island of Lost Souls,” “The Strange Door”  and “The Old Dark House” alongside Boris Karloff.

Films Released on December 15

Killer Ape (1953)
Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958)

The Innocents (1961)
Gamera the Invincible (1966)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
The Corpse Grinders 2 (2000)
Mental Scars (2009)

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December 16

Born on December 16

1967 – Miranda Otto, appeared in “I, Frankenstein,”, “The Silence,” “What Lies Beneath,” “Annabelle: Creation,” “The 13th Floor” and more.

1961 – Shane Black, appeared in “Predator,” “Night of the Creeps,” “Wolfman’s Got Nards,” “Dead Heat” and wrote the screenplay for “The Monster Squad.”

1955 – Xander Berkeley, has appeared in numerous films and TV shows including “The Dark and the Wicked,” “The Guardian [1990],” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Candyman [1992],” “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Wolf Lake (TV Series)”, “Being Human (TV Series)”, “Salem (TV Series)” and many more.

1947 – Ben Cross, appeared in “Exorcist; The Beginning,” “Wicked Little Things,” “Species: The Awakening,” starred as “Barnabas Collins” in the 1990 TV remake of the series “Dark Shadows”.

Died on December 16

2011 – Nicol Williamson, appeared in “The Exorcist III”.

2008 – Sam Bottoms, had appeared in “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Project Shadowchaser III”, “Dolly Dearest”, and “Up from the Depths”.

1993 – Moses Gunn who appeared in the films “Firestarter” and “Amityville II: The Possession”.

1989 – Lee Van Cleef, appeared in the films “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,” “It Conquered the World” and “Escape From New York”.

1962 – Lew Landers directed “Return of the Vampire,” the 1935 version of “The Raven” with Karloff and Lugosi, as well as “The Mask of Diijon”.

Films Released on December 16

The Mummy (1959)
Son of Godzilla (1967)
The Keep (1983)

Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
Hellmaster (1992)
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)

Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savani [2015]

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December 17

Born on December 17

1986 – Vanessa Zima, appeared in “The Absent.”

1986 – Emma Bell, who played “Amy” on the AMC series “The Walking Dead.” She also appeared in the films “Hatchet II,” “Why?” and “Final Destination 5.”

1977 – Katheryn Winnick, appeared in “The Gates (TV Series),” “Amusement,” “Hellraiser: Hellworld,” “The Dark Tower,” “Choose” and “Satan’s Little Helper.”

1975 – Milla Jovovich, starred in the films “The Fifth Element,” “Resident Evil,” “Resident Evil: Apocalypse,” “Resident Evil: Extinction,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” and “Resident Evil: Retribution”.

1974 – Sarah Paulson, stars on the FX series “American Horror Story (TV Series),” “American Gothic (TV Series),” “Bug,” “Bird Box” and “Run.”

1970 – Sean Patrick Thomas appeared in the films “Halloween Resurrection,” “Dracula 2000” and “The Burrowers.”

1969 – Laurie Holden, starred as “Andrea” on “The Walking Dead (TV Series).” She also appeared in “The Mist”, “Silent Hill”, “The X-Files (TV Series)”, “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)” and more.

1953 – Bill Pullman, starred in “The Grudge,” “The Serpent and the Rainbow,” “Scary Movie 4” and “Independence Day.”

1953 – Barry Livingston, appeared in the films “Tremors 3: Back to Perfection” and “Maniac 3: Badge of Silence.”

1954 – Ernie Hudson, who was in “Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II ” as well as starring in “Leviathan,” “The Crow” and “Hood of Horror.”

1934 – Peter Schrum, appeared in the films “Trancers,” “Terminator 2″ and Demonic Toys.”

1933 – Marilyn Eastman, appeared in “Night of the Living Dead [1968]” and “Santa Claws.”

1927 – Richard Long, played “Lance Schroeder” in the original “House on Haunted Hill.”

Died on December 17

2019 – Shreeram Lagoo, appeared in “Gehrayee,” “Chehre Pe Chehra” and “Nache Nagin Gali Gali.”

2009 – Dan O’Bannon, writing credits include the screenplays for “Alien,” “Aliens,” “Alien: Covenant,” “Lifeforce,” “Screamers,” “Dead & Buried,” “Return of the Living Dead” (which he also directed) and “Total Recall.”

1999 – Warren Ball, starred in “The Corpse Grinders,”.

1992 – Dana Andrews, starred in the films “Curse of the Demon” and “The Frozen Dead.”

1988 – Jerry Hopper, director whose credits include the TV series’ “The Addams Family”.

Films Released on December 17

Calling Dr. Death (1943)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1953)
Monster on the Campus (1958)
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966) – Japan
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) – Rome
King Kong (1976)

Sweet Dreams [2019]

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December 18

Born on December 18

1978 – Katie Holmes, starred in the films “Brahms: The Boy II,” “The Gift,” “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, “Disturbing Behavior” and “Teaching Mrs. Tingle”.

1976 – Erin Simms, appeared in “The Possession,” “The Howling: Reborn,” “Fringe (TV Series)”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV Series).”

1968 – Casper Van Dien, starred in the films “Sleepy Hollow” “Dracula 3000,” “Starship Troopers,” “Alpha Wolf,” and “Darkness Reigns.”

1963 – Brad Pitt starred in “Interview with a Vampire,” “12 Monkeys”, “Se7en,” “Cutting Class” and “World War Z.”

1955 – Ray Liotta, starred in the films “Hannibal,” and “Identity.”

1953 – Jeff Kober, is a wonderful character actor who has appeared in “The Walking Dead (TV Series),” “Supernatural (TV Series),” “The Hills Have Eyes II,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series).” “Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series),” “Kindred: The Embraced (TV Series),” “The X-Files (TV Series),” “The First Power,” “Alien Nation” and many more.

1946 – Steven Spielberg directed many films such as “Jaws”, “Duel”, “Jurassic Park,” “Something Evil (TV Movie),” and also producer for “Poltergeist [1982],” “Gremlins,” “Gremlins 2: The New Batch,” “The Haunting [1999],” “Arachnophobia,” “The Whispers” and many more.

1925 – Peggy Cummins, starred in “Curse of the Demon.”

1917 – Ossie Davis, who played “Portifoy” in the TV movie “Night Gallery” and also appeared in the TV mini-series ‘The Stand” and the film “Bubba Ho-Tep.”

Died on December 18

2019 – Claudine Auger, appeared in “Black Belly of the Tarantula,” “A Bay of Blood” and “The Bermuda Triangle.”

2009 – Chas Balun, horror fan and writer for Fangoria magazine; also published the magazine “Deep Red.”

2006 – Joseph Barbera, writer/producer for “Scooby-Soo” movies as well as soundtrack for the movies “Dark Shadows [2012]” and “The Curse of La Llorona.”

2002 – Edward Norris, appeared in “The Gorilla”.

Films Released on December 18

The Devil Rides Out (1968) – New York City
Nightkill (1980)
Ghost Story (1981)
Alligator II: The Mutation (1991) – USA video premiere
Hatchet (2006) – USA DVD premiere
AVH: Alien vs Hunter (2007)
Infection (2007)
The New Daughter (2009) – USA limited

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December 19

Born on December 19

1980 – Jake Gyllenhaal, starred in “Relic,” ”Velvet Buzzsaw,” “Life,” “Zodiac,” “Donnie Darko,” and “Nightcrawler.”

1977 – Irina Voronina, appeared in “Piranha 3DD,” “Hood of Horror” and “Ring of Darkness.”

1972 – Alyssa Milano, appeared in “The Canterville Ghost”, “Embrace of the Vampire”, “Poison Ivy II”, “Fear” and more.

1969 – Kristy Swanson starred in the films “Deadly Friend,” “Flowers in the Attic,” “Highway to Hell” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

1963 – Paul Rhys appeared in the films “From Hell” and “Hellraiser: Deader.”

1963 – Jennifer Beals, appeared in “Vampire’s Kiss” and “The Grudge 2.”

1960 – Mike Lookinland, was assistant camera man on such films as “Halloween 4,” “Halloween 5” and the TV mini-series “The Stand, ” in which he had a small role.

1957 – John Gulager, director of “Feast”, “Feast II: Sloppy Seconds”, “Feast III: The Happy Finish”, “Piranha 3DD” and “Zombie Night.”

1949 – Nancy Keyes, appeared in “Assault on Precinct 13,” “The Fog,” “Halloween [1978],” “Halloween II 1981],” “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” and more.

1916 – Roy Ward Baker, directed “The Monster Club,” “The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires,” “And Now the Screaming Starts!” “The Vault of Horror,” “Asylum,” “Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde,” “Scars of Dracula,” “The Vampire Lovers,” and “Five Million Years to Earth.”

1902 – Ralph Richardson, appeared in the films “Tales from the Crypt [1972],” “Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?” “The Ghoul [1933]” and the TV movie “Frankenstein: The True Story.”

Died on December 19

2005 – Yu Fujiki, starred in “King Kong vs Godzilla,” “War of the Gargantuas,” “Godzilla vs The Thing” (a.k.a. Mothra) and “Yog, Monster from Space”.

2003 – Les Tremayne, whose numerous films included “Attack of the B-Movie Monster,” “The Monster of Piedras Blancas,” “War of The Worlds,” and “The Monolith Monsters”. He also appeared as the narrator of the American version of “King Kong vs. Godzilla.”

2003 – Hope Lange, best known for playing “Mrs. Muir” on the 1968 TV series “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir,” also appeared in “Nightmare On Elm Street” and “Crowhaven Farm.”

1999 – Desmond Llewelyn, appeared in “Curse of the Werewolf” and “Corridors of Blood.”

1978 – Duncan Lamont, films included “Evil of Frankenstein,” “Quatermass and the Pit,” “The Creeping Flesh” and “Frankenstein Created Woman.”

1977 – Jacques Torneur, directed “Curse of the Demon,” “Cat People” and “I Walked with a Zombie.”

Films Released on December 19

The Feathered Serpent (1948)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame [1956] – France
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965) – Japan
King Kong Lives (1986)
Opera (1987)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Cannibal Cult (1999)
Altered (2006) – USA DVD premiere

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