Born on April 11

1987 – Stephanie Danielson, appeared in “Muck,” “Paranormal Whacktivity,” “Late Fee,” “Long Live the Dead,” “Celebrity Ghost Stories” and more.

1973 – Jennifer Esposito, appeared in “Mary,” “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Dracula 2000.”

1969 – Simon Reynolds, appeared in “Saw IV,” “Gate II: Trespassers” and “Dark Water.”

1930 – Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan and a technical adviser as well as an actor in “The Devil’s Rain.”

1916 – Howard W. Koch, producer/director of “Frankenstein 1970,” “The Pharaoh’s Curse” and “The Black Sleep.”

1895 – Gustav Von Wangenheim, starred in the 1922 version of “Nosferatu.”

Died on April 11

2020 – Margot Hartman, appeared in “Violent Midnight,” “The Curse of the Living Corpse,” “Do You Wanna Know a Secret?” and “Descendant.”

2020 – Paul Haddad, appeared in “Tomorrow’s Killer,” the TV Series “Monster Force” and “Tales from the Cryptkeeper – Episode: Cave Man.”

2013 – Jonathan Winters, appeared on “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters – TV Series,” “The Shadow,” “Little Dracula – TV Series,” “Gravedale High – TV Series,” “Twilight Zone – TV Series” and more.

2009 – Marilyn Chambers, appeared in “Rabid”.

2005 – John Bennett, appeared in “Curse of the Werewolf”.

1996 – Wanda McKay, co-starred in “Voodoo Man,” “Bowery at Midnight” and “The Monster Maker”.

1987 – Kent Taylor, appeared in “The Crawling Hand” “Brides of Blood,” “The Phantom of 10,000 Leagues, “Brain of Blood” and more.

Films Released on April 11

The Toxic Avenger [1986] – USA
Critters [1986]
Anaconda [1997]
The House That Screamed [2000]
House of 1000 Corpses [2003]
The Last Horror Movie [2003] – Philadelphia International Film Festival
Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan: The Movie [2006] – USA
Prom Night [2008]

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Born on April 12

1994 – Saoirse Ronan, appeared in “Great Performances: Horror Show,” “Lost River”, “The Host” and “Byzantium.”

1974 – Marley Shelton, appeared in the TV Movie “Dark Shadows,” “Planet Terror,” “Grindhouse,” “Scream 4” and “Valentine.”

1971 – Shannen Doherty, starred “Satan’s School for Girls [2000] – TV Movie,” “Bethany,” “Almost Dead,” “Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys – TV Movie” and more.

1971 – Nicholas Brendon, starred in the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer – TV Series,” “Coherence,” “Redwood,” “Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest,” “Survival Island,” “Psycho Beach Party” and more.

1951 – Tom Noonan, appeared in “House of the Devil,” “Manhunter,” “The Roost,” “Wolfen,” “Eight Legged Freaks,” “The House of the Devil,” “Night of the Wolf,” “The Monster Squad” and more.

Died on April 12

2020 – Joel M. Reed, director/writer for “Blood Bath,” “Bloodsucking Freaks,” “Night of the Zombies” and appeared in “Dead Eye,” “I Spill Your Guts,” “The Fappening,” “Killer Waves” and more.

2020 – Daniel Goldman, casting director for “Godzilla 1985” appeared in “Young Frankenstein” and “Beware! The Blob.”

2020 – Keiji Fujiwara, appeared in “Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust,” Trinity Blood,” “Blood+ – Series,” Blood-C: The Last Dark,” “Mob Psycho 100 – Series” and “Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga – Series.”

2020 – Tim Brooke-Taylor, appeared in “Under the Bed.”

2019 – John McEnery, acted in “Schizo” and episode #6 in “Chiller.”

2019 – Georgia Bright Engel, appeared in an episode of “CBS Library’s Misunderstood Monsters [1981].”

2010 – Peter Haskell, appeared in “Child’s Play 2 & 3,” “The Outer Limits – TV Series” and the TV Movie “The Phantom of Hollywood.”

2009 – Fumio Tanaka, produced “Godzilla 1985,” “Yog, Monster from Space” and “Evil of Dracula.”

2007 – Robert Miles, appeared in “Snake Island,” and performed the stunts in “The Slime People” and “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers.”

2003 – Sydney Lassick, appeared in Carrie [1976], “An American Vampire Story,” “Future Shock,” “Curse II: The Bite,” “Lady in White,” “Silent Madness,” “Pandemonium,” “Alligator,” and “The Unseen.”

2001 – Richard Shores, co-starred in the TV movie “Mystery in Dracula’s Castle” and in episodes of “The Twilight Zone” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”.

Films Released on April 12

Dr. Cyclops [1940]
Black Friday [1940]
Dead Men Walk [1943]
Cape Fear [1962] – Miami
Nosferatu the Vampyre [1979] – West Germany
Cat’s Eye [1985]
Class of Nuke ‘Em High II: Subhumaniod Meltdown [1991]
Frailty [2002] – USA

Mask Maker [2011]

Babysitter Massacre [2013]

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Born on April 13

1981 – Courtney Peldon, appeared in “Skin Walker,” “Mortuary,” “InAlienable”, “Road to Hell,” manager of physical production for “Truth or Dare [2018]” and worked in the sound department for “The Invisible Man [2020].”

1976 – Jonathan Brandis, who starred in the TV movie “Stephen King’s It,” and the film “Stepfather II.”

1952 – Erick Avari, starred in “The Mummy [1999],” “A Haunting at Silver Falls,” “Ritual,” “Flight of the Living Dead” and more.

1950 – William Sadler, who appeared in the films “VFW,” “Bordello of Blood,” “Living Among Us,” “The Grudge [2020],” “The Green Mile,” “Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight,” “Disturbing Behavior,” “The Mist” and more.

1950 – Ron Perlman, appeared in the films “Sleepwalkers,” “Blade II,” “I Sell the Dead,” “The Devil’s Tomb,” “A Place Among the Dead,” “The Shaft,” “13 Sins,” “Killer Rats,” “Alien: Resurrection” title role of the original “Hellboy” and many more.

1927 – Mari Blanchard, starred in the films “Abbott & Costello Go to Mars,” “She Devil” and “Twice Told Tales.”

1919 – Howard Keel, starred in the film “Day of the Triffids.”

Died on April 13

2012 – Jonathan Frid, best known for “Barnabus Collins” from “Dark Shadows – TV Series,” appeared in “House of Dark Shadows” and “The Devil’s Daughter.”

2007 – Gail Ingram, wrote for the TV series “Tales of Tomorrow.”

2006- Edward Corbett, appeared in “The Dark,” “976-EVIL” and “Village of the Damned [1995].”

1997 – William Mishkin, produced, “The Rats Are Coming,” “The Werewolves Are Here,” “The Bloodthirsty Butchers” and “The Man with Two Heads.”

1995 – Bill Thurman, appeared in “The Eye Creatures” and “Zontar: The Thing from Venus”.

Films Released on April 13

Experiment in Terror [1962] – NYC
Love At First Bite [1979] NYC
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter [1984]
Happy Hell Night [1992]
The Curse of the Komodo [2004] – USA DVD premiere
Ginger Snaps: Unleashed [2004] – USA video premiere
Vampires vs Zombies – aka “Carmilla, the Lesbian Vampire” [2004]
Disturbia [2007]
Haunted Airplane [2009]
The Final Storm [2010] – USA DVD premiere

Bus Party to Hell [2017]

House on Elm Lake [2017]

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Born on April 14

1996 – Abigail Breslin, has starred in “Signs,” “Zombieland,” “Zombieland: Double Tap,” “Haunter,” “The Call,” “Maggie,” “Final Girl” and “Scream Queens – TV Series.”

1977 – Sarah Michelle Gellar, starred in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer – TV Series,” “Scream 2,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “The Return,” “Possession,” “Scooby Doo 1 & 2″ and “The Grudge 1 & 2.”

1976 – Samuel Child who co-starred in “The Hamiltons,” “The Violent Kind,” “The Thompsons” and “April Fool’s Day [2008].”

1968 – Anthony Michael Hall, starred in the films “Dead in Tombstone,” “Zombie Night,” “Bucket of Blood [1995]” and more.

1936 – Kenneth Mars, appeared “Young Frankenstein,” “Full Moon High,” as well as doing voice overs for “Scooby Doo.”

1930 – Bradford Dillman, starred in “The Mephisto Walt,” and “Piranha.”

1925 – Rod Steiger, starred in “The Amityville Horror [1979]” and “Mars Attacks.”

1917 – Valerie Hobson, appeared in “Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” and “Werewolf of London.”

1906 – Henry Freulich, cinematographer for “Son of Dr. Jekyll,” “It Came From Beneath the Sea,” and the television show “Thriller” hosted by Boris Karloff.

1904 – Sir John Geilgud, appearances included “Frankenstein The True Story,” the TV version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in 1982 and the 1984 TV movie “Frankenstein” where he played the “blind hermit.”

Died on April 14

2020 – Mario Donatone, appeared in King of Kong Island,” “Phenomena,” “Cross of the Seven Jewels” and “Natalino.”

2012 – William Finley, appeared in “Sisters,” “Phantom of the Paradise,” “Eaten Alive,” “The Fury,” “Dressed to Kill,” “The Funhouse,” “Silent Rage” and “Night Terrors.”

2010 – Peter Steele, heavy metal musician from the bands Carnivore and Type O Negative and made his mark with Blood Kisses Album. His music appeared in the films “Night of the Demons [2009]” and “Freddy vs. Jason,” wrote music for “Nosferatu: The First Vampire – TV Movie” and “Living the American Nightmare – Documentary.”

1999 – Ellen Corby, appeared in “Bedlam,” “The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters” and as an extra in “Mighty Joe Young [1943].

1999 – Aubrey Schenk, produced “Voodoo Island,” “The Black Sleep,” and produced and wrote the screenplay for “Frankenstein 1970”.

Films Released on April 14

The Beast in the Cellar [1970] – NYC
The Blood on Satan’s Claw [1971] – NYC
Edge of Sanity [1989]
American Psycho [2000]
Scary Movie 4 [2006]
Fear the Forest [2009]

From the Dark [2014]

Getaway [2020] – internet

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Born on April 15

1983 – Alice Braga, starred in “I Am Legend,” “Predators,” “The Rite” and “The New Mutants.”

1979 – Luke Evans, appeared in “Ma,” “The Raven,” “No One Lives” and “Dracula Untold.”

1963 – Marcus Nispel, writer/producer/and or director of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [2003]” “Frankenstein – TV Movie,” “Exeter,” and “Friday the 13th [2009].”

1952 – Glenn Shadix, appeared in “Beetlejuice,” “Sleepwalkers,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and more.

1948 – Michael Kamen, composed the scores for “Event Horizon,” “The Dead Zone,” “Venom [1981],” “Lifeforce,” to name a few.

1940 – Robert Walker, Jr., appeared in “Son of the Blob,” “The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe” and “The Devonsville Terror”.

1933 – Elizabeth Montgomery, appeared in the “Twilight Zone” episode “Two,” the Thriller episode “The Masquerade,” and the TV movie “The Legend of Lizzie Borden.”

Died on April 15

2020 – Bruce Myers, appeared in “The Awakening.”

2020 – Brian Dennehy, appeared in “Ants!” and “To Catch a Killer.”

2020 – Allen Daviau, cinematographer for “Twilight Zone: The Movie” and “The Astronaut’s Wife.”

2020 – Sean Arnold, appeared in “Out of the Unknown – Episode: Level Seven.”

2010 – Michael Pataki, appeared in “The Andromeda Strain,” “The Return of Count Yorga,” “Grave of the Vampire,” “The Bat People,” “Dracula’s Dog,” “Love at First Bite,” “Dead & Buried,” “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,” “Graduation Day” and many more.

2008 – Hazel Court, starred in “Dr. Blood’s Coffin,” “Masque of the Red Death” and “Curse of Frankenstein.” She also penned her own book before her death.

2001 – Joey Ramone, lead singer of punk pioneers The Ramones, appeared in “House of 1000 Corpses,” “Final Destination 3,” “Idle Hands” and the title song for “Pet Sematary [1989].”

1997 – Carlos Enrique Taboada, screenwriter for “The Monster Demolisher,” “Orlak, The Hell of Frankenstein,” and “The Curse of Notrodamus.”

1980 – Raymond Bailey, appeared in Tarantula [1955], ” The Space Children,” “Black Friday,” and “The Incredible Shrinking Man.”

1927 – Gaston Leroux, author of “The Phantom of The Opera”.

Films Released on April 15

The Monster Maker [1944]
Devil Bat’s Daughter [1946]
Stage Fright [1950]
Women of the Prehistoric Planet [1966]
Horror House – aka “The Haunted House of Horror” [1970]

The Manitou [1978] – Japan
Brain Damage [1988] – NYC
The Resurrected [1992] – USA video premiere
The St. Francisville Experiment [2000] – Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
Dark Wolf [2003]
The Curse of Lizzie Borden 2: Prom Night [2008]
They Wait [2008] – WorldFest Houston
Orville [2009]
Scream 4 [2011]

Here Alone [2016] – Tribeca Film Festival

Holidays [2016]

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Born on April 16

1988 – Katy Johnson Evans, has appeared in “2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams” and “Nightfall.”

1984 – Claire Foy, appeared in “Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night,” “Vampire Academy,” “Unsane,” “Pulse,” “Season of the Witch” and “Being Human – TV Series.”

1978 – Nikki Griffin, appeared in “Under the Bed”, “Monster Night”, “The Forgotten Ones.”

1952 – David J. Skal, horror writer & historian who directed/produced/wrote for “The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster,” “Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed,” “Monster by Moonlight: The Immortal Saga of ‘The Wolf Man’,” “She’s Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein” he also made an appeared in “Eli Roth’s History of Horror.”

1937 – George “The Animal” Steele, appeared as Tor Johnson in the film “Ed Wood.”

1927 – Peter Mark Richman, starred in “Friday the 13th part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” and “Dark Intruder.”

1913 – Les Tremayne, whose films included “Attack of the B-Movie Monster,” “The Monster of Piedras Blancas,” “War of the Worlds [1953],” and “The Monolith Monsters.”

1908 – Karl Davis, appeared in “Creature with the Atom Brain,” “Mighty Joe Young [1949]” and “The Zombies of Mora Tau.”

1889 – Arthur Lange, composed soundtracks for the 1929 version of “Mysterious Island,” “The Undying Monster,” and “The Mad Magician.”

Died on April 16

2020 – Gene Deitch, director/sound department/writer/visual effects for “Teeny-Tiny and the Witch Woman.”

2020 – Joseph Adler, directed “Scream Baby Scream.”

2019 – Kiyoshi Kawakubo, acted in episodes of “Gray-man,” “Paranoia Agent,” and “Spirit Warrior.”

2003 – Graham Jarvis, appeared in “The X-Files – TV Series,” “Tales from the Crypt – TV Series,” “Misery,” “The Munsters Today – TV Series,” “Prophecy” and many more.

1985 – Scott Brady, appeared in “Gremlins”, “Satan’s Sadists”, “Nightmare in Wax”, “Castle of Evil”, “He Walked by Night,” and many more.

Films Released on April 16

Killer Workout [1987]

Dust Devil [1992]
Gamera: The Guardian of the Universe [1997]
Space Girls in Beverley Hills [2009]

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Born on April 17

1988 – Veronica Ricci, appeared in “Vengeance,” “Bloody Mary 3D,” “2 Jennifer,” “Vampire Club 3D,” “Theatre of the Deranged,” “Treasure Chest of Horrors II,” “13/13/13” and “Lizzie Borden’s Revenge.”

1959 – Sean Bean, starred in “Possessor,” “The Dark,” “Silent Hill” and “The Hitcher [2007].”

1954 – Roddy Piper, starred in John Carpenter’s “They Live” and “The Chair.”

1951 – Olivia Hussey, appeared in “Stephen King’s It,” “Psycho IV,” and the original “Black Christmas.”

1918 – William Holden, starred in “Damien: The Omen II” and “When Time Ran Out.”

Died on April 17

2020 – Filipe Duarte, appeared in “Blood Curse.”

2020 – Sergio Fantoni, appeared in “Atom Age Vampire” and episodes of “The Green Track.”

2019 – Kazuo Koike, writer for “Demon Spies,” and Special Thanks for “Little Red Riding Hood [2009].”

2011 – Michael Sarrazin, appeared in “Frankenstein: The True Story,” “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud,” “Poltergeist: The Legacy – TV Series” and “Feardotcom.”

2006 – Henderson Forsythe, appeared in “Deathdream” and “Species II”.

2004 – Bruce Boa, who appeared in “The Omen [1976]” and “Screamers”.

2001 – Terry Scully, appeared in “The Asphyx,” “The Projected Man” and “Night After Night After Night”.

1996 – Dudley Manlove, appeared in “Plan 9 From Outer Space” and “Creation of The Humaniods”.

Films Released on April 17

The Strange Case of Dr. Rx [1942]
The Lady and the Monster [1944]

Daimajin [1966] – Japan

Gamera vs. Barugon [1966]
The Watcher in the Woods [1980] – NYC

Macabre [1980]
Summer Camp Nightmare [1987]
Rawhead Rex [1987]
The Scorpion King [2002] – USA premiere

Mind Morgue [2009]
The Morgue [2008]
Blood River [2009] – Atlanta Film Festival

Behind You [2020]

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