Born on April 18

1990 – Britt Robertson, appeared in “Books of Blood,” “Jack Goes Home,” “One of Them,” “From Within,” “Scream 4″ and the TV Series “The Secret Circle.”

1974 – Edgar Wright, director/director of “Shaun of the Dead,” “Grindhouse,” “The World’s End,” appeared in “Land of the Dead” and “Eli Roth’s History of Horror.”

1972 – Eli Roth who wrote & directed “Hostel I & II,” “Cabin Fever,” “Hemlock Grove – TV Series,” “The Green Inferno” as well as produced & starred in “Eli Roth’s History of Horror.”

1967 – Maria Bello, co-starred in “The Dark” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” “Secret Window” and “Demonic.”

1947 – James Woods, appeared in “Videodrome,” “Cat’s Eye,” and John Carpenter’s “Vampires.”

1930 – Clive Revill, appeared in “The Legend of Hell House,” “Chud II; Bud The Chud” and “Dracula: Dead And Loving It.”

1881 – Noble Johnson, appeared in “The Mummy [1932],” “King Kong [1933],” “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “Dante’s Inferno” and “The Mad Doctor Of Market Street.”

Died on April 18

2019 – Lorraine Rita Warren – Consultant “The Conjuring,” “The Conjuring 2,” Writer “The Haunted,” Demonology Advisor for “Amityville II: The Possession” and appeared in the series “A Haunting.”

2010 – Allen Swift, lent his voice talents to the film “Mad Monster Party”.

1984 – John Lee Mahin, wrote the screenplay for the 1941 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.

1984 – Francis De Wolff, appeared in “Curse of the Werewolf,” “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll,” and “Corridors of Blood”.

Films Released on April 18

The Whispering Shadow [1933]
Head Cheerleader, Dead Cheerleader [2000]
The Forbidden Kingdom [2008]
Zombie Strippers [2008] – USA [limited]
Tales of the Dead [2009] – Xanadu Film Festival
ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction [2009] – Washington D.C. International Film Festival

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Born on April 19

1979 – Kate Hudson, who starred in “The Skeleton Key.”

1946 – Tim Curry, appeared in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” “Stephen King’s It,” “Gingerclown,” “Congo,” episodes of “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters” and the TV Movie “Wolf Girl” as well as performed the track “The Plucking Song” in the movie.

1934 – Ox Baker, starred in “Escape from New York,” “Blood Circus” and “Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear.”

1930 – Dick Sargent, appeared in “The Clonus Horror, “The Beast with a Million Eyes,” “The Eleventh Commandment,” “Rock-A-Die-Baby” and an episode for “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.”

1921 – Don Sharp, Writer/director for Hammer Films some include “The Kiss of the Vampire,” “The Devil-Ship Pirates,” “Rasputin: The Mad Monk,” “Hammer House of Horror – TV Series.” His non-Hammer include “Witchcraft,” “The Curse of the Fly,” “Dark Places,” “The Death Wheelers,” “What Waits Below” and more.

Died on April 19

2020 – Philippe Nahon, appeared in “The Crimson Rivers,” “Brotherhood of the Wolf,” “High Tension,” “Lady Blood,” “Humans,” “Cannibal,” “The Pack,” Horsehead,” “Besoin Dead” and more.

2020 – Delphine Sérina, appeared in “Urban Myth Chillers – Episode: Chambre 301.”

2019 – Martin Böttcher – Composer for “Creature with the Blue Hand,” and “The Monster of London City,” Soundtrack for “Dr. M Strikes.”

2005 – George P. Cosmatos, directed “Of Unknown Origin” and “Leviathan.”

1994 – Michael Carreras, producer of many Hammer classics, including “Curse of The Mummy’s Tomb,” “The Curse of Frankenstein,” and “Horror of Dracula.”

1989 – Daphne Du Maurier, wrote the story “The Birds.”

Films Released on April 19

Bride of Frankenstein [1935] – USA

Bedlam [1946] – NYC
The Company of Wolves [1984]

Intruder [1989] – USA video premiere

eXistenZ 1999] – [NYC premiere

Reeker [2005] – Tribeca Film Festival

Dark House [2009]

Hyenas [2011]

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Born on April 20

1986 – Sarah Nicklin, appeared in “Chupacabra Territory,” “Dark Corners Horror Anthology – TV Series,” “Flesh for the Inferno,” “Abandoned Dead,” “The Sins of Dracula,” “The Basement,” “The Haunting of Alice D,” “Exhumed” and many more.

1972 – Carmen Electra, who appeared in “Scary Movie,” “Scary Movie 4,″ “2-Headed Shark Attack,” “Book of Fire” and “An American Vampire Story.”

1964 – Crispin Glover, appeared in “Smiley Face Killers,” “Friday The 13th; The Final Chapter,” “Willard [2003],” “Simon Says,” “Incident at Loch Ness” and “The Wizard of Gore [2007].”

1959 – Clint Howard, appeared in “Evilspeak,” “Ticks,” “3 from Hell,” “The Funhouse Massacre,” “The Church,” “Ice Cream Man,” “Halloween [2007]” and more.

1957 – Geraint Wyn Davies, starred in “Forever Knight – TV Series,” “Dracula: The Series – TV Series,” “Trilogy of Terror II” and “American Psycho II: All American Girl.”

1949 – Veronica Cartwright, appeared in “The Birds,” “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [1978],” “Alien,” and “Invasion”.

1949 – Jessica Lange who starred in “King Kong [1976],” and American Horror Story – TV Series.”

1945 – Judith O’Dea, starred in “Night of the Living Dead [1968]”.

1926 – Elena Verdugo, starred “House of Frankenstein,” and “The Frozen Ghost.”

1924 – Nina Foch, appeared in “Alien Nation: Dark Horizon – TV Movie,” “Nomads,” “Kolchak: The Night Stalker – TV Series,” “Cry of the Werewolf” and “The Return of the Vampire.”

1909 – George Tomasini, appeared in “Psycho,” “The Birds,” and “I Married A Monster From Outer Space.”

1902 – Donald Wolfit, appeared in “Blood of the Vampire,” and “The Hands of Orlac.”

Died on April 20

1991 – Don Siegel who directed “Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1956]” and the “Twilight Zone” episodes “Uncle Simon”.

1973 – Robert Armstrong, starred in “King Kong,” “Son of Kong,” “Mighty Joe Young,” and “The Mad Ghoul”.

1912 – Bram Stoker, who wrote “Dracula”.

Films Released on April 20

The Monster & The Ape [1945]
The Catman of Paris [1946]
Ganja and Hess [1973]
Dawn of the Dead [1979] – NYC
Trauma [1993] – USA video premiere
Dark Harvest [2004]
Vacancy [2007]
Witchmaster General [2009]
Night of the Pumpkin [2010]

The Bleeding House [2011]

Bigfoot Horror Camp [2017]

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Born on April 21

1982 – Brianne Davis, appeared in “The Haunting of Marsten Manor,” “Prom Night [2008],” “The Victim,” “Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2,” “Among Friends,” “The Night Visitor,” “True Blood – TV Series” and more.

1974 – Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, appeared in “Havenhurst,” “Psychomania [2016],” “The Absent,” “The Divide,” “The Victim,” “Jacob,” “Among Friends,” “Malignant,” “The Night Visitor,” and more.

1935 – Charles Grodin, appeared in “King Kong [1976]” and “Rosemary’s Baby.”

Died on April 21

2020 – Joel Rogosin, producer for “Circle of Fear [1972–1973].”

2020 – Dimitri Diatchenko, appeared in “Chernobyl Diaries,” “Project: SERA – Episode: Immunity” and “They’re Watching.”

2020 – Matteo De Cosmo, art director for “+1 [2013].”

2019 – Amelia Vargas, actress in “The Phantom of the Operetta.”

2019 – Ken Kercheval, appeared in tv movies “The Demon Murder Case,” and “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell.”

2019 – Steve Golin, producer for “Case 39,” “Lord of Illusions,” “Candyman [1992],” and “Hard Rock Zombies.”

2019 – Hannelore Elsner, actress in “Beloved Sister.”

1999 – Doreen Lang, appeared in “Cabinet of Calagari” and “The Birds”.

1973 – Merian C. Cooper, producer of the original “King Kong,” “Mighty Joe Young,” “Son of Kong,” and “Dr. Cyclops.”

Films Released on April 21

The Phantom of the Convent [1935]
I Walked with a Zombie [1943] – NYC
Pet Sematary [1989]
Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion [2000]
Wendigo [2001] – Los Angeles Film Festival

Dead Meet a.k.a. Andre The Butcher [2005] – UK Dead by Dawn Horror Film Festival
My Dead Girlfriend [2006]
Silent Hill [2006]
The Hunted: Terms of Extermination [2009]

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Born on April 22

1986 – Amber Heard, starred in “The Stepfather [2009],” “Zombieland,” “And Soon the Darkness,” “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,” “The Ward,” “Drive Angry” and the TV Series “The Stand.”

1982 – Sarah French appeared in “Land Shark,” “The Amityville Murders,” “The Special,” “Ouija House,” “The Night Watchmen,” “Desert Moon,” “Strip Club Slasher,” “Rootwood,” “Blind,” “Zombie Pirates,” “Hanukkah,” and more.

1971 – Eric Mabius, appeared in “Voodoo Moon,” “Nature of the Beast,” “Resident Evil” and “Reeker.”

1959 – Catherine Mary Stewart, appeared in “Night of the Comet,” “Nightflyers,” “The Psychic,” “Reaper,” “Ghoul” and “The Attic.”

1954 – Marilyn Chambers, starred in David Cronenberg’s “Rabid.”

1939 – Jason Miller, played Father Damien Karras in “The Exorcist” and “The Exorcist III”.

1937 – Jack Nicholson, starred in “The Shining,” “Wolf,” “The Witches of Eastwick,” “The Little Shop of Horrors” and “The Raven [1963].”

1933 – Mark Damon, appeared in “Black Sabbath,” “House of Usher” and “Crypt of the Living Dead.”.

1923 – Aaron Spelling producer for “Kindred: The Embraced – TV Series,” “The House That Wouldn’t Die,” “Home for the Holidays,” “A Taste of Evil,” “Don’t Go to Sleep,” “Crowhaven Farm” “Satan’s School For Girls [1973] and more.

Died on April 22

2020 – Shirley Knight Hopkins, appeared in “The Couch,” “The Sender,” “Diabolique,” “The Melancholy Fantastic,” “Elevator,” “Mercy” and more.

2020 – Mort Fallick, title production manager for “Cape Fear [1991],” editor for “Love at First Bite” and “Fat Boys: Are You Ready for Freddy – Video.”

2006 – Alida Valli, appeared in “Inferno [1980],” “Licanthropus, il figlio della note,” “Suspiria [1977],” “The House of Exorcism,” “The Antichrist,” “Lisa and the Devil” and many more.

2005 – Norman Bird, co-starred in “Hands of the Ripper”.

2005 – Margaret Landry, co-starred in “The Leopard Man”.

2003 – Andrea King, appeared in “Blackenstein,” “The Beast with Five Fingers” and “Red Planet Mars”.

1999 – Bert Remsen, appeared in “Tarantula: The Deadly Cargo,” “TerrorVision” and “Humaniods From the Deep”.

1967 – Tom Conway, appeared in “The Atomic Submarine,” “Voodoo Woman,” and “I Walked with A Zombie”.

1946 – Lionel Atwill, appeared in “The Vampire Bat,” “Son of Frankenstein,” “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” and the “House of Frankenstein” “House of Dracula.”

Films Released on April 22

Invaders from Mars [1953]
The Monster of Piedras Blancas [1959] – Los Angeles
Hands of a Stranger a.k.a. Hands of the Strangler [1962]
The Beast Must Die [1974]
The Deadly Spawn [1983]

Brain Dead [1988]
Lady in White [1988]
The Unholy [1988]

Tetsuo The Iron Man [1992] – NYC
Brainscan [1994]
Witchunter [2002]
Deadly Species [2003]
Dead Birds [2004] – Independent Film Festival of Boston
Graves End [2005]

Earth Day [2009]

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April 23

Born on April 23

1979 – Jamie King, who starred in “My Bloody Valentine [2009],” “The Tripper,” “The Wait,” “Mother’s Day,” “Silent Night,” and the TV Series “Black Summer.”

1962 – John Hannah, starred in “Ghost Son,” “Blood, Sweat and Terrors,” “The Mummy [1999]” “The Mummy Returns” and “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.”

1960 – Craig Sheffer, starred in “Nightbreed,” “Widow’s Point,” “Dracula II: Ascension,” “Ritual, “Hellraiser: Inferno,” “Battledogs” and more.

1921 – Janet Blair who starred in “Burn, Witch, Burn.”

1910 – Simone Simon, starred in “Cat People,” “Curse of the Cat People” and “The Devil and Daniel Webster.”

1898 – Ernest Laszlo, Cinematographer on “Attack of The Puppet People.”

Died on April 23

2020 – Bruce Robert Allpress, appeared in “Klynham Summer” and “The Ray Bradbury Theater – Episode: The Anthem Sprinters.”

2019 – David Winters, actor in “The Last Horror Film,” “Out of the Unknown,” Directed “Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare,” “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – TV Movie,” Produced “Devil’s Harvest,” Night Trap,” “The Lost Platoon,” “Night Wars,” “Killer Workout,” and Creative Consultant for “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

2019 – Terry Rawlings, Editor for “Alien,” “The Sentinel,” “The Awakening,” Sound Department for “The Nightcomers,” Editorial Department “Doctor Blood’s Coffin.”

2019 – Lorenzo Quinteros, appeared in episodes of “Mysterious Route #1-#8,” The Man Who Returned from Death “1-#14” and Dracula #1-#11.”

2019 – Tadeusz Pluciński, appeared in the TV Short “Dance Master.”

2019 – Vojislav “Voja” Mirić, actor in “The Master and Margaret,” and TV Movie “San Dr. Misica.”

2019 – Igor Pervic, actor in “A Holy Place,” “Beyond the Door III.”

2006 – Jennifer Jayne, appeared in “Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors,” “The Trollenberg Terror” [a.k.a. “The Crawling Eye], and “They Came From Beyond space”.

2004 – Don Priest, appeared in the films “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Rattlers” and the TV movie “Moon of The Wolf”.

1985 – Kent Smith, starred in “Cat People,” “The Curse of the Cat People,” “The Cat Creature,” “The Night Stalker – TV Movie” and more.

Films Released on April 23

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow [1912]
The Vanishing Shadow [1934] [12 part serial]
The Mystery of Marie Roget [1942]
Touch of Evil [1958] – Los Angeles
Rattlers [1976]
Carnage [1984]

Necronomicon: Book of Dead [1993]

The Dark Half [1993]
eXistenZ [1999]
Beyond Re-Animator [2003] – USA [limited]
Zombie Honeymoon [2004] – USA
Shutter [2004] – Tribeca Film Festival
Requiem for A Vampire [2006]
Through the Woods [2010]

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April 24

Born on April 24

1974 – Eric Kripke, creator/writer/producer of the TV series “Supernatural”.

1973 – Damon Lindelof, writer/producer of “Prometheus,” “The Hunt” and “World War Z.”

1969 – Melinda Clarke, starred in “Return of the Living Dead III,” “Spawn” and the TV series “The Vampire Diaries.”

1950 – Peter Jason, appeared in “Ghosts Of Mars,” “They Live,” “Willow Creek,” “Prince of Darkness [1987],” “Body Bags,” “Arachnophobia” and the TV movies “Harpies” “Planet Of Raptors: Raptor Island 2” and more.

1940 – Michael Parks, appeared in “The Evictors,” “Nightmare Beach,” “From Dusk Till Dawn” “Red State,” “Death Proof” and “Planet Terror”.

1914 – William Castle, producer/director/the King of Gimmicks, for “13 Ghosts [1960],” “House On Haunted Hill [1959],” “Bug,” “The Tingler,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and many more.

Died on April 24

2020 – Joseph S. Pulver Sr., author – some of his books include “Nightmare’s Disciple,” Love Her Madly,” The Grimscribe’s Puppets,” The Madness of Dr. Caligari, “Darker Companions: and more.

2019 – Jean-Pierre Marielle, actor “The Return of James Battle.”

2007 – Roy Jenson, appeared in “13 Ghosts [1960]” “Soylent Green” and ” The Car”.

1998 – Frederic Downs, appeared in “Terror from The Year 5000″ and “Bug”.

1974 – Bud Abbott, one half of the legendary comic team of Abbott and Costello appeared in “Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy,” “Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man,” “Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff,” “Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein,” “Hold That Ghost” and so many more wonderful comedies.

Films Released on April 24

Dracula [1931] [Spanish version]
Night of Terror [1933]
Godzilla Raids Again [1955] – Japan
The Hand [1981]

Cannibal Ferox aka Make Them Die Slowly [1981] – Italy

Ms .45 [1981]
My Demon Lover [1987]
Scream 2 [1997] – USA re-release
Creepshow 3 [2006] – Bristol, RI

The Pit and the Pendulum [2009]

Tell Tale [2009] – Tribeca Film Festival

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