Born on April 4

1983 – Amanda Righetti, who starred in “Return to the House on Haunted Hill” and “Friday the 13th [2009].”

1963 – A. Michael Baldwin, best known for his portrayal of “Mike” in “Phantasm,” “Phantasm II,” “Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead,” “Phantasm IV: Oblivion” and “Phantasm: Ravager.”

1954 – Julie Carmen, best known for portraying “Regine Dandridge” in “Fright Night Part 2,″ and also appeared in “In the Mouth of Madness,” “The Omen – TV Movie” and “Gargantua – TV Movie.”

1946 – Craig T. Nelson, starred in the “Poltergeist” films and “The Return of Count Yorga”.

1932 – Anthony Perkins starred in “Psycho [1960],” “Psycho II,” “Psycho III,” “Psycho IV,” “Edge Of Sanity” and also did an unaired pilot of unproduced corny television horror comedy television show called Ghost Writer.

Died on April 4

2020 – Timothy Olan Montgomery, appeared in 4 episodes of “Stranger Things.”

2020 – Carlo Leva, production designer for “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie,” “The Cat o’ Nine Tails,” art director for “Spirits of the Dead” and “Dagida.”

2020 – Forrest Compton, appeared in “The Twilight Zone – Episode: The Thirty-Fathom Grave [1963].”

2020 – Thomas Allen Brown, appeared in “Midnight Ride.”

2020 – Jay Benedict, appeared in “Aliens,” “Hostile” and “Mansquito – TV Movie.”

2019 – Roberta Arline Haynes [née Schack], appeared in 2 episodes of “Matinee Theatre.”

2013 – Roger Ebert, legendary film critic and screenwriter.

2007 –Bob Clark, Writer/producer/director whose credits include “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things,” “Black Christmas” [1974 & 2006] and “Deathdream”.

2006 – Polly Burson, did the stunts for “The Crimson Ghost,” “The Purple Monster Strikes” and doubled Julie Adams in “The Creature from The Black Lagoon.”

2003 – Anthony Caruso, whose impressive list of film credits include “Phantom of the Rue Morgue,” “Claws” and appeared in “The Twilight Zone”.

1999 – Faith Domergue, appeared in “This Island Earth,” “It Came From Beneath the Sea,” “The Atomic Man” and more.

Films Released on April 4

And Soon the Darkness [1970] – NYC
Death Ship [1980] – Canada
Mr. Ice Cream Man [1996]
Dementia [1999]

Kannibal [2001]
Satanic [2006]
Death of a Ghost Hunter [2008] – Phoenix Film Festival
Bad Biology [2008] – Philadelphia International Film Festival

Bermuda Tentacles [2014] – TV Movie

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Born on April 5

1986 – Anna Sophia Berglund, appears in “Living Among Us,” “The Taker,” “Unlucky Charms” and “The Lost Tree.”

1971 – Krista Allen, who starred in “The Final Destination,” “The Haunted Sea,” “Silent Venom,” “Alien Presence,” “Feast” and more.

1961 – Lisa Zane, appeared in “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare,” “Point Pleasant – TV Series,” “The Nurse,” “Terrified,” “The Age of Insects” and the TV Movie “Natural Selection.”

1956 – Dallas Page, appeared in “Penance Lane,” “Gallowwalkers,” “Zombie Family – TV Series,” “Driftwood,” “Hood of Horror,” “The Devil’s Rejects” and more.

1941 – Michael Moriarty, starred in “Salem’s Lot 2,” “Troll,” “The Stuff,” “Dark Tower,”  “Q: The Winged Serpent” and more.

1926 – Roger Corman, king of the B movies, too many film credits to list but here’s some as Actor: “Sharktopus,” “Scream 3,” “The Howling,” Director: “The Raven [1963],” “The Wasp Woman,” “Masque of the Red Death,” “Pit and the Pendulum,” Producer [over 120 credits]: Scorpius Gigantus [2006],  “Slaughter Studios,” “Sawbones,” “House [1985],” “Piranha [1978],” “The Evil” and Special Thanks for “Attack of the Giant Leeches.”

1917 – Robert Bloch, author who penned the novel “Psycho” which was made into a movie in 1960 and wrote the screenplays for the films “The Cabinet of Calagari,” “Strait-Jacket,” “The Skull,” plus countless TV shows such as “Boris Karloff’s Thriller.”

1916 – Gregory Peck, starred in “Cape Fear” and “The Omen.”

1908 – Kurt Neumann, directed “The Fly [1958],” “Secret of the Blue Room,” “She Devil” and “Kronos”.

1908 – Bette Davis, starred in “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,” “The Nanny,” and “Burnt Offerings.”

1901 – Melvyn Douglas, appeared in “Ghost Story” and “The Changeling.”

1900 – Spencer Tracy, who played “Jekyll/Hyde” in the 1941 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”

Died on April 5

2020 – Thomas Lee Miller, produced the TV Movie “The Devil’s Daughter.”

2020 – Elizabeth Lee Fierro, appeared in “Jaws,” “Jaws: The Revenge,” “Jaws: The Inside Story,” “The Shark is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws” and “Jaws: The 25th Anniversary Documentary.”

2020 – Shirley Jean Douglas, appeared in “Dead Ringers.”

2020 – Honor Blackman, appeared in “Daughter of Darkness,” “Fright,” “The Cat and the Canary,” “Tale of the Mummy,” “The Sight,” “Cockneys vs Zombies” and more.

2005 – Debralee Scott, appeared in “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” and the TV movie “Deathmoon.”

2001 – Theodore Gottlieb, appeared in “The ‘Burbs,” “Nocturna,” and “Horror of the Blood Monsters”.

Films Released on April 5

Theatre of Blood [1973]
Dead Air [1999]
Scream Queen [2003]
Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld [2005]
The Reaping [2007]
Black Devil Doll [2008] – USA [limited]
The Despair [2009]

Evil Dead [2013]

The Cleansing Hour [2016] – Short Film

The Wind [2018]

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Born on April 6

1983 – Diora Baird, starred in “Stan Helsing,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” “Night of the Demons [2009],” “30 Days of Night: Dark Days” and “Brain Blockers.”

1955 – Michael Rooker who starred in “Brightburn,” “The Belko Experiment,” “Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer,” “Slither,” “Hypothermia,” “The Walking Dead – TV Series” and many more.

Died on April 6

2020 – Bullet Prakash, appeared in “David Kannada Film” and “Jerk.”

2020 – James Child Drury Jr., appeared in “The Devil and Miss Sarah – TV Movie” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Episode: The Right Kind of House.”

2019 – Nadja Regin, starred in “The Man Without a Body.”

2015 – James Best, made some genre appearances in “Death Mask,” “The Twilight Zone – TV Series,” “The Killer Shrews” and “Return of the Killer Shrews.”

2014 – Mickey Rooney, appeared in “Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker,” “Phantom of the Megaplex” and “The Thirsting”.

Films Released on April 6

The Thing from Another World [1951] – USA
I Vampiri – aka Lust of the Vampire [1957] – Turin
The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse [1966] – Boston
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini [1966]
Rasputin the Mad Monk [1966]
The Reptile [1966]
Audrey Rose [1977]
The First Power [1990]
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter [2001] – Wisconsin Film Festival
Zombie vs. Mardi Gras [2001] – USA

Eternal Blood [2002]
Grindhouse [2007]
Haunted Forest [2007] – Oxford International Film Festival
Denizen [2010]
Malpractice [2010]
ATM [2012] – USA [limited]

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Born on April 7

1988 – Ed Speleers, appeared in “Howl,” “The House that Jack Built,” “Love Bite” and “Zoo.”

1978 – Isaac Meisenheimer, appeared in and assistant director of the 2008 remake of “Day of the Dead.”

1946 – Stan Winston, make-up effects legend for “Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Interview with the Vampire,” “Aliens,” “Predator,” “The Thing [1982],” “Friday the 13th Part 2 [1981],” “Friday the 13th Part III,” “The Monster Squad,” “Leviathan,” “Congo,” “The Relic” and many more.

1939 – Francis Ford Coppola, directed “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” “Dementia 13,” “Twixt” and “The Terror.”

1934 – Ian Richardson, appeared in “From Hell,” “Dark City,” and in the TV version of “Hound of the Baskervilles.”

1933 – Wayne Rogers, appeared in “Chamber of Horrors,” and co-wrote the screenplay for and was executive producer of “The Astro Zombies.”

1917 – R. G. Armstrong, appeared in the “Friday the 13th” TV series, as well as appearing in films such as “The Car,” “Devil Dog; The Hound Of Hell” and “Predator.”

1915 – Stanley Adams, appeared in “The Night Stalker,” “The Norliss Tapes,” “The Devil’s Platform” and an episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” TV series.

Died on April 7

2020 – Ghyslain Tremblay, actor in “La Plante.”

2020 – Sasi Kalinga, appeared in “Kerala Café” and “Paathi: The Half.”

2020 – Allen Garfield, appeared in “Diabolique,” “Night Visitor” and an episode of “Tales from the Darkside.”

2019 – Mya-Lecia Naylor, starred in “Code Red.”

2019 – Seymour Joseph Cassel, acted in “Double Exposure,” and an episode of “Tales from the Darkside [1987]” and “The Twilight Zone [1964].”

2015 – Geoffrey Lewis, appeared in “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto,” “Wicked Little Things,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” “Song of the Vampire,” “The X-Files – TV Series,” “Trilogy of Terror II,” “Night of the Comet,” “Salem’s Lot” and many more.

2002 – John Agar, film credits include “King Kong [1976],” “Nightbreed,” “The Mole People,” “Revenge Of The Creature,” “Tarantula,” “Invisible Invaders,” “The Brain From Planet Arous” and “The Hand Of Death.”

2001 – Beatrice Straight, starred in “Poltergeist [1982],” TV movies “The Dain Curse” and “Wes Craven’s Chiller”.

1983 – Kenyon Hopkins, worked in the music department for the TV Movie “The Devil’s Daughter” and composed Nightmare!! on MGM Records.

1972 – Victor Wong, portrayed “Charlie the Cook” in both “King Kong” and “Son of Kong”.

Films Released on April 7

Seven Footprints to Satan [1929]
King Kong [1933]

The Thing from Another World [1951]
Peeping Tom [1960] – London
Blood and Black Lace [1965]
Succubus [1969]
Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter [1974] – UK
Dead Calm [1989]
Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! [2001]
The Amityville Horror [2005] Hollywood premiere
Kaw [2007]
Cold Earth [2009]
Bled [2009]
Disturbed [2009]
Murder Is Like Sex [2009]

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Born on April 8

1981 – Taylor Kitsch, appeared in the films “The Covenant” and “Snakes on a Plane.”

1980 – Katee Sackhoff, appeared in “Halloween: Resurrection,” “White Noise 2: The Light,” “Riddick,” “The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia,” “Don’t Knock Twice,” “Oculus” and the TV Series “The Fearing Mind.”

1973 – Emma Caulfield Ford, starred in the film “Darkness Falls.”

1968 – Patricia Arquette, starred in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors,” “Nightwatch” and “Stigmata.”

1960 – John Schneider, appeared in “Penance Lane,” “The Curse,” “Conjurer,” “Ogre,” “Lake Placid 2,″ “Return of the Killer Shrews,” “Smothered,” “Snow Beast,” “Super Shark” and more.

1957 – Pamela Gordon, appeared in “Poltergeist II,” “Subspecies II” and “III.”

1955 – Kane Hodder,  starred in the films “Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield,” “Smothered,” “Old 37,” “Muck,” “Charlie’s Farm,” “Hatchet,” “Hatchet II,” “Hatchet III,” “Victor Crowley,” “The Afflicted,” “Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood,” “Alligator,” “The Haunting of Alice D,” “Hack!” and many more.

1946 – Tim Thomerson, starred in the “Trancers” films, “Near Dark, “Live Evil” and more.

1931 – John Gavin, co-starred in “Psycho [1960].”

1923 – Edward Mulhare, starred in the TV series “The Ghost & Mrs. Muir,” as well as the film “Eye of the Devil”.

1921 – Alfie Bass, appeared in “The Fearless Vampire Killers.”

Died on April 8

2013 – Richard Brooker, portrayed “Jason Voorhees” in “Friday the 13th Part III” and appeared in “Deathstalker.”

1996 – León Klimovsky, writer and director of Spanish films “The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman,” “Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo,” “Vengeance of the Zombies,” “Night of the Walking Dead” and “The People Who Own the Dark”.

1996 – Ben Johnson, appeared in “The Town That Dreaded Sundown,” “Mighty Joe Young [1949]” and “Terror Train.”

Films Released on April 8

Colossus: The Forbin Project [1970]
Rabid [1977]
Demon Seed [1977] – NYC
Bad Dreams [1988]

976-Evil II [1992] – Germany
Leprechaun 2 [1994]
Evil Obsession [1997]
Day of the Dead [2008]

The Dark Lurking [2009] – Australia

Atelophobia: Chapter 2 [2018]

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Born on April 9

1974 – Jenna Jameson, who starred in “Zombie Strippers.”

1959 – Fred Dekker, directed “The Monster Squad,” “Night of the Creeps,” produced “The Yellow Sign” appeared in “Wolfman’s Got Nards” and “Nightmare in Blood.”

Died on April 9

2009 – Lee Madden, directed “Night Creature” and “Ghost Fever.”

1996 – Paul Leder, directed “A*P*E*” and “I Dismember Mama.”

Films Released on April 9

House of Wax [1953] – NYC
The Mephisto Waltz [1971] – USA
Family Plot [1976]
Tremors II: Aftershocks [1996]
The Back Lot Murders [2002]
Shaun of the Dead [2004] – UK & Ireland

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Born on April 10

1992 – Daisy Ridley, starred in “Scrawl.”

1988 – Haley Joel Osment, starred in “The Sixth Sense” and “Tusk.”

1983 – Jamie Chung, starred in “Sorority Row,” “Flight 7500” and the TV Series “Lovecraft Country.”

1968 – Orlando Jones, starred on “Sleepy Hollow – TV Series,” “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” “Primeval,” and “From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter.”

1958 – Robert R. Shafer, appeared in “Caged,” “Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves,” “Zombeavers,” “The Temple,” “Super Shark,” “Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus,” “Maneater,” “Monster Man,” “Psycho Cop,” “Psycho Cop Returns.” and more.

1954 – Peter MacNicol, appeared in “Ghostbusters II” and “Dracula: Dead and Loving It.”

1929 – Max Von Sydow, starred in “The Exorcist,” “The Wolfman [2010],” “Sleepless,” “Needful Things,” “Dreamscape,” “The Night Visitor” and “Hour of the Wolf.”

1921 – Chuck Connors, appeared in “Tourist Trap” and in “Werewolf – TV Series.”

Died on April 10

2020 – Carlo Sabatini, appeared in “Tenebrae” and “The Omen [2006].”

2020 – Diane Rodriguez, appeared in “Psycho III.”

2020 – Nobuhiko Obayashi, directed “House [1977]” and composer for “Death at an Old Mansion.”

2007 – Jack Williams, stuntman for the film “Billy the Kid vs Dracula.”

2006 – Jerry James, appeared in “War of the Worlds [1953]” and “Psychic Killer.”

2000 – Larry Linville, appeared in “Rod Serling’s Night Gallery – TV Series,” “The Night Stalker – TV Movie,” “Kolchak: The Night Stalker – TV Series” and “C.H.U.D. II – Bud the Chud.”

1991 – Kevin Peter Hall, portrayed many creatures in “Prophecy,” “Without Warning,” “Predator,” “Misfits of Science – TV Series,” “Predator 2″ and more.

Films Released on April 10

Multiple Maniacs [1970]
Tombs of the Blind Dead [1972] – Spain
The Howling [1981]
Knightriders [1981]

Night of the Werewolf aka “The Craving” [1981] – Spain

Gothic [1987] – USA
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 [1987]
Sleepwalkers [1992]
Species II [1998]
Dr. Horror’s Erotic House of Idiots [2004]
Toolbox Murders [2004] – Philadelphia International Film Festival
Abominable [2006]
Skin Crawl [2007]
Vampiress: Lady of the Night [2010]

We Summon the Darkness [2019]

Death Ranch [2020]

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