December 27

Born on December 27

1993 – Olivia Cooke, starred in “Ouija,” “Bates Motel (TV Series),” “The Quiet Ones” and “The Signal.”

1981 – Emilie de Ravin, appeared in “The Hills Have Eyes [2006],” “Carrie [2002]” and “Santa’s Slay”

1975 – Heather O’Rourke, the little star of “Poltergeist I, II & III.”

1966 – Eva LaRue, appeared in “RoboCop 3”, “Ghoulies Go to College”, “They Came from Outer Space (TV Series)” and “Freddy’s Nightmares (TV Series).”

1966 – Bill Goldberg, starred in “Santa’s Slay” and “Universal Soldier: The Return.”

1963 – Melissa Moore, appeared in “Hellborn”, “Sorority House Massacre II”, “Vampire Cop”, “The Invisible Maniac”, “Scream Dream” and “Evil Spawn.”

1962 – Barbara Crampton, appeared in the films “Re-Animator,” Reborn (2018), Replace (2017), “From Beyond”, “Chopping Mall,” a bit part in Body Double (1984), Beyond the Gates (2016), Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018), “Tales of Halloween” and many more.

1951 – Charles Band, prolific writer/producer/director of B-films. He formed Empire Pictures and then Full Moon Pictures. He has created such franchises as “Puppet Master”, “Subspecies”, and movies “Re-Animator,” “From Beyond,” “Troll,” “Tourist Trap,” “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich,” “Ghoulies [1984],” “The St. Francisville Experiment” and many more.

1941 – John Amos, appeared in “Two Evil Eyes.”

1915 – Guy Rolfe who played the title role in the film “Mr. Sardonicus” and portrayed “Toulan” in “Puppet Master III, 4, 5 & 7.”

Died on December 27

2012 – Harry Carey Jr., appeared in “The Exorcist III”, “Gremlins”, “Endangered Species”, and “Billy the Kid Versus Dracula”.

1999 – Michael McDowell, wrote the screenplays for “BeetleJuice,” “Thinner” and “Tales from The Darkside: The Movie”.

Films Released on December 27

The Invisible Woman (1940)
Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere (1951)
The Willies (1990)
Twelve Monkeys (1995) – USA limited
Witchcraft 7: Judgment Hour (1995)

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December 28

Born on December 28

1987 – Thomas Dekker, played “John Connor” on the TV series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and appeared in the 2010 remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”

1982 – Beau Garrett, appeared in “Turistas”.

1977 – Vanessa Ferlito, starred in “Death Proof” and “Grindhouse.”

1952 – Denzel Washington, starred in “Fallen” and “The Bone Collector.”

1946 – Edgar Winter, who wrote and performed the song “Frankenstein.”

1923 – Andrew Duggan, appeared in such films as “Return to Salem’s Lot,” “It Lives Again”.

1908 – Lew Ayres, appeared in the films “Salem’s Lot,” “Damien: Omen II”.

1888 – F.W. Murnau, directed the films “Der Januskopf” (a.k.a. “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde), the 1922 version of “Nosferatu” and “Faust.”

Died on December 28

2012 – Jon Finch, appeared in “Lurking Fear”, “Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)”, “The Horror of Frankenstein”, “The Vampire Lovers”.

1998 – April Kent starred in “The Incredible Shrinking Man”.

1996 – Don Nagle starred in “Bride of the Monster” and “Night of the Ghouls”.

1983 – William Demarest appeared in episodes of “The Twilight Zone” and the TV movie “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.”

1977 – Minoru Takada, who appeared in the films “Atragon,” “Ghidrah, the Three Headed Monster” and “Atomic Rulers of the World”.

Films Released on December 28

The Mysterians (1957) – Japan

Monstersdotcom (2003)
Shadows (2007)

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December 29

Born on December 29

1989 – Jane Levy, starred in the remake of “Evil Dead,” “Office Uprising,” “Don’t Breathe” and episodes of “Castle Rock.”

1982 – Alison Brie, appeared in “The Rental,” “Born,” “Scream 4” and “Parasomnia.”

1964 – Michael Cudlitz, starred in “The Walking Dead (TV Series)”, “The Dead Zone (TV Series)”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)” and more.

1959 – Patricia Clarkson, appeared in the films “The Green Mile,” and the 2002 TV version of “Carrie.”

1947 – Ted Danson, appeared in “Creepshow” and the TV movie “Living with the Dead.”

1938 – Jon Voight, appeared in the film “Anaconda”.

1937 – Barbara Steele starred in the films “Black Sunday,” “Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Horrible Dr. Hichcock” and as “Julia Hoffman” in the 1991 version of the TV series “Dark Shadows.”

1933 – Joel M. Reed, director of “Bloodsucking Freaks”, “Blood Bath” and “Night of the Zombies.”

1920 – Viveca Linfors, appeared in “Creep Show,” “Stargate” and “The Exorcist III.”

1908 – Claire Dodd, appeared in the 1941 version of “The Black Cat” and “The Mad Doctor of Market Street.”

1907 – Freda Jackson, appeared in “The Valley of Gwangi”, “Monster of Terror”, “The Brides of Dracula.”

Died on December 29

2019 – Neil Innes, starred in “I Was a Teenage Beatnik.”

2019 – Hilda Rebello, appeared in the tv series “Vamp.”

2004 – William Boyett who appeared in “Bloody Birthday,” “The Hidden”.

2003 – Earl Hindman, appeared in “The Parallax View” and the TV show “Tales of the Darkside.”

1998 – Don Taylor, directed “The Island of Dr. Moreau [1977]” and “Damien: Omen II”.

1980 – Roy Engel, appeared in “The Man from Planet X,” “The Indestructible Man” and “Kingdom of the Spiders”.

Films Released on December 29

A Modern Jekyll & Hyde (1913)
Kwaidan (1964) – Japan
Ghost in the Machine (1993)
Dark Universe (1993)

Shadow of the Vampire (2000) – USA limited
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) – New York City

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December 30

Born on December 30

1988 – Jena Sims, appeared in “3 Headed Shark Attack”, “Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader”, “The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)” and more.

1986 – Caity Lotz, has starred in “The Pact”, “The Pact II”, “The Machine” and “Death Valley (TV Series).”

1982 – Kristin Kreuk, starred in “Vampire”.

1980 – Eliza Dushku, starred in “Wrong Turn,” “The Alphabet Killer”, “Dollhouse (TV Series)” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series).”

1973 – Jason Behr, appeared in “Skinwalkers” and “The Grudge.”

1971 – C.S. Lee, appeared in the 2004 remake of “The Stepford Wives,” “The Unborn” (2009) and on the TV series “Dexter.”

1966 – Sophie Ward, appeared in the films “The Hunger,” “Waxwork II: Lost in Time” and Clive Barker’s “Book of Blood”.

1965 – Andrew Fleming, director of “The Craft” and “Bad Dreams.”

1960 – Kelli Maroney, has appeared in “Gila!”, “True Blood (TV Series)”, “Servants of Twilight”, “Transylvania Twist”, “Chopping Mall” and “Night of the Comet.”

1958 – Ellen Sandweiss starred in “The Evil Dead [1981],” the TV Series “Ash vs. Evil Dead” and more.

1945 – Lloyd Kaufman, B-movie maestro and head of Troma Films was the associate producer of “The Final Countdown” and appeared in several films including “Slither,” “Ten,” “Hatchet II,” “Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. 1,” “House of Horrors: Gates of Hell,” ”Caeser and Otto’s Deadly Xmas” and many more.

1942 – Fred Ward who starred in “Tremors” and “Tremors II: Aftershocks.”

1934 – Russ Tamblyn, starred in the films “War of the Gargantuas,” “The Haunting [1963],” “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Dracula vs. Frankenstein” and more.

1934 – Joseph Bologna, appeared in the films “Transylvania 6-5000” and “Alligator II: The Mutation.”

1911 – Jeanette Nolan, appeared in the films “Chamber of Horrors” and “The Manitou.” She provided the voice for “Norman’s” mother “Norma Bates” in the original “Psycho.”

1896 – Tom Keene, appeared in “Red Planet Mars” and “Plan 9 From Outer Space.”

Died on December 30

2019 – Syd Mead, appeared as himself in “Superior Firepower: The Making of ‘Aliens’”

2019 – Elizabeth Sellars, appeared in “Three’s Company [1953],” “Three Cases of Murder,” “The Mummy’s Shroud” and an episode of “Beasts Episode: During Barty’s Party (1976).”

2008 – Bernie Hamilton, appeared in the film “Scream, Blacula Scream”.

1996 – Lew Ayres, appeared in “Salem’s Lot,” “Damien: Omen II”.

1996 – Jack Nance, starred in “Eraserhead,” “Ghoulies,” “The Blob [1988],” “Little Witches,” “The Demolitionist,” “Voodoo,” and “Roja Oscuridad.”

1979 – K. Gordon Murray, Producer who was responsible for bringing many Mexican films to America, including “Samson vs. the Vampire Women” and “The Brainiac”.

Films Released on December 30

The Night Walker (1964) – Los Angeles

Night of a Thousand Screams (2001)
Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood (2003)

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December 31

Born on December 31

1959 – Val Kilmer, starred in “Red Planet, “Mindhunters,” “Deja Vu” and the 1996 version of “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

1951 – Barbara Carrera, appeared in the 1977 version of “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” “Embryo” and “When Time Ran Out.”

1948 – Joe Dallesandro appeared in the films “Flesh for Frankenstein” and “Blood for Dracula.”

1945 – Vernon Wells, starred in “Caesar and Otto’s Paranormal Halloween”, “Throwback”, “The Dead Undead”, “Silent Night, Zombie Night”, “The Education of a Vampire” and many more.

1943 – Ben Kingsley, starred in “Species,” “Spooky House,” “The Tale of Sweeney Todd” and “Bloodrayne.”

1941 – Sean S. Cunningham, directed “Friday the 13th,” “DeepStar Six,” and produced the films “House,” “The Horror Show,” “The Last House on the Left [1972],” “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday,” “Jason X,” “Freddy vs Jason” and many more.

1938 – Rosalind Cash, appeared in the films “The Omega Man,” “Tales from the Hood” and “Dr. Black & Mr. Hyde.”

1937 – Sir Anthony Hopkins, who has played “Hannibal Lecter” in “Silence of the Lambs,” “Hannibal” and “Red Dragon,” “Magic,” “Audrey Rose,” and as “Professor Van Helsing” in the 1992 version of “Dracula.”

1931 – Gil Melle, who composed the themes for the TV series’ “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” and “Night Gallery.”

Died on December 31

2015 – Wayne Rogers, made one entry in horror when he starred in “Chamber of Horrors.”

2014 – Edward Herrmann, starred in “The Lost Boys”, “Here Come the Munsters (TV Movie)”, “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” remake.

2003 – Paula Raymond, starred in “Hand of Death,” “Blood of Dracula’s Castle” and “The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms”.

2001 – Eileen Heckart, co-starred in “The Bad Seed” and “Burnt Offerings”.

Films Released on December 31

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931) – New York City
Cosmic Monsters (1958)
The Crawling Eye (1958)
Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)
Psyclops (2002)
S.K.I.N.S.: Serial Killers in Need of Support (2009)

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