In life, death aka the Grim Reaper stalks us all, no one can beat this hunter, many of us either mark our flesh with his image or have his likeness on our walls, desks, and shelves, all to force us to strive forward, knowing it seeks us out at some point. As many artists want the accolades and glory, just enough to be remembered, The Horror Times recognizes their contributors to this great genre each month.

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APRIL 1

Biff McGuire

October 25, 1926 – April 1, 2021

 

Actor:

Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Episode: The Gentleman from America [1956]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Episode: The Hidden Thing [1956]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Episode: Crackpot [1957]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Episode: Don’t Interrupt [1958]

The Werewolf of Washington [1973]

Writer:

Matinee Theatre – Episode: Great Big Guy [1958]

APRIL 2

Morris “B.B.” Dickerson

August 3, 1949 – April 2, 2021

Soundtrack:

Supernatural – Episode: There Will Be Blood [2012]

iZombie – Episode: Brainless in Seattle, Part 2 [2018]

Mystery Science Theater 3000 – Episode: Yongary [2017]

Mystery Science Theater 3000 – Episode: Lords of the Deep [2018]

Ghost Ship [2002]

Hotel Transylvania 2 [2015]

Arthur Kopit

May 10, 1937 – April 2, 2021

Writer:

The Phantom of the Opera – Episode: Episode #1.1 [1990]

The Phantom of the Opera – Episode: Episode #1.2 [1990]

APRIL 3

Mark Elliott

September 24, 1939 – April 3, 2021

Actor:

Edge of Sanity [1989]

Giuseppe Pinori

September 15, 1928 – April 3, 2021

Cinematographer:

Contamination [1980]

L’apocalisse delle scimmie – aka – “The Apocalypse of the Apes” [2012] – Producer

APRIL 4

Francisco Haghenbeck – aka “F.G. Hagenbeck”

1965 – April 4, 2021

Writer:

Diablero [2018–]

Paul Humphrey

? – April 4, 2021

Actor:

Friday the 13th: The Series – Episode: Spirit of Television [1990]

Zygmunt Malanowicz

February 4, 1938 – April 4, 2021

Actor:

The Lure [2015]

Shashikala

August 4, 1932 – April 4, 2021

Actress:

Phir Wohi Raat [1980]

Rakht – aka “Blood” [2004]

APRIL 5

Phil Eason

May 5, 1960 – April 5, 2021

Additional Performer:

Little Shop of Horrors [1986]

Robert Fletcher

August 23, 1922 – April 5, 2021

Costume Designer:

Fright Night [1985]

Paul Ritter

December 20, 1966 – April 5, 2021

 

Actor:

Nostradamus [2006] – TV Movie

Hannibal Rising [2007]

The Limehouse Golem [2016]

Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories [2016-]

APRIL 6

Prathima Devi

April 9, 1933 – April 6, 2021

Actress:

Jagan Mohini [1951]

Pathala Mohini [1965]

Grischa Huber

September 18, 1944 – April 6, 2021

Actress:

Vampira [1971] – TV Movie

Walter Olkewicz

May 14, 1948 – April 6, 2021

Actor:

Comedy of Horrors [1981 TV Movie]

Stillwatch [1987 TV Movie]

The Surgeon [1994]

Milo [1998]

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me [1992]

Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces [2014]

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction – Episode: E-Mail II/Blood Donor/Epitaph/Stiches in Time/Soldier [1999]

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction – Episode: Epitaph [1999]

Good vs Evil – Episode: To Be or Not to Be Evil [1999]

APRIL 7

Anne Beatts

February 25, 1947 – April 7, 2021

Writer:

Nightlife [1989] – TV Movie

James Hampton

July 9, 1936 – April 7, 2021

Actor:

Jacob [2011]

Teen Wolf [1986–1988]

Olga Pashkova

January 2, 1966 – April 7, 2021

Actress:

Burial of the Rats [1995] – TV Movie

APRIL 8

Richard Rush

April 15, 1929 – April 8, 2021

Actor:

Distortions [1987]

APRIL 9

DMX

December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021

Actor:

The Bleeding [2009]

APRIL 10

Satish Kaul

September 8, 1954 – April 10, 2021

Actor:

Khooni Mahal [1987]

Kabrastan [1988]

Bandh Darwaza – “The Closed Door” [1990]

Khooni Mahal [1998]

Shu-Tong Wong

1944 – April 10, 2021

Actor:

The Green-Eyed Demoness [1967]

The Butterfly Murders [1979] – Stunts

The Trail [1983]

Vampire Expert [1995]

Assistant Director:

Taoism Drunkard [1984]

APRIL 11

Giannetto De Rossi

August 8, 1941 – April 11, 2021

Director:

Killer Crocodile 2 [1990] – Writer, Designer

Make-Up:

Doctor Faustus [1967]

Let Sleeping Corpses Lie [1974] – Visual Effects

Zombie [1979] – Special Effects, Actor

Cannibals in the Streets [1980] – Special Effects

The Beyond [1981]

The House by the Cemetery [1981] – Special Effects

Killer Crocodile [1989] – Designer

High Tension [2003]

Christopher Roth [2010]

Special Effects:

Piranha II: The Spawning [1981]

Daisuke Ryû

February 14, 1957 – April 21, 2021

Actor:

Tenshu monogatari [1995]

Nezulla [2002]

Enzo Sciotti

September 24, 1944 – April 21, 2021

Art Department:

The Mountain of the Cannibal God [1978]

The Beyond [1981]

Zoran Simjanović

May 11, 1946 – April 21, 2021

Composer:

Variola vera [1982]

Reflections [1987]

APRIL 13

Siboney Lo

October 31, 1978 – April 13, 2021

Actress:

Fragmentos urbanos [2002] – Make-Up Department

Get Pony Boy [2007] – Producer, Make-Up, Costume Designer, Casting

Hidden in the Woods [2012]

Road Kill [2014] – Producer

Amedeo Tommasi

December 1, 1935 – April 13, 2021

Soundtrack:

Sleepless [2001]

Composer:

Balsamus l’uomo di Satana – aka “Bloody Relations” [1970]

Thomas and the Bewitched [1970]

They Have Changed Their Face [1971]

The House with Laughing Windows [1976]

Off Season [1980]

APRIL 15

Patricio Castillo

November 18, 1940 – April 15, 2021

Actor:

Violencia a sangre fría – aka “Cold-blooded Violence” [1989] – TV Movie

Ira Keeler

July 22, 1940 – April 15, 2021

Visual Effects:

The Witches of Eastwick [1987]

Jurassic Park [1993]

Congo [1995]

Mars Attacks! [1996]

Starship Troopers [1997]

The Lost World: Jurassic Park [1997]

Deep Impact [1998]

Jurassic Park III [2001]

APRIL 16

Barry Mason

July 12, 1935 – April 16, 2021

Soundtrack:

The Beast in the Cellar [1971]

Black Rainbow [1989]

Edward Scissorhands [1990]

Helen McCrory

August 17, 1968 – April 16, 2021

Actress:

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles [1994]

Frankenstein [2007] – TV Movie

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death [2014]

Inside No. 9 – Episode: The Harrowing [2014]

Penny Dreadful [2014–2016] – TV Series

Abu Bakar Omar

1949 – April 16, 2021

Actor:

Rahsia – aka “Secrets” [1987]

Anthony Powell

June 2, 1935 – April 16, 2021

Costume Designer:

The Nineth Gate [1999]

Felix Silla

January 11, 1937 – April 16, 2021

Actor:

The Addams Family [1964–1966]

She Freak [1967]

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark [1973 TV Movie]

Sssssss [1973]

Demon Seed [1977]

Halloween with the New Addams Family [1977 TV Movie]

The Manitou [1978]

The Brood [1979]

The Dungeonmaster [1984]

House [1985]

APRIL 17

Vivek

November 19, 1961 – April 17, 2021

Actor:

Whistle [2003]

Rum [2017]

APRIL 19

Jim Steinman

November 1, 1947 – April 19, 2021

Soundtrack:

Urban Legend [1998]

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead [2014]

The Strangers: Prey at Night [2018]

Scream Queens – Episode: Warts and All [2016]

Stranger Things – Episode: Chapter Seven: The Bite [2019]

This track used in Urban legend:

APRIL 20

Monte Hellman

July 12, 1929 – April 20, 2021

Director:

Beast from Haunted Cave [1959]

The Terror [1963] – Location Managment

Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! [1989] – Writer, Editor, Actor

Trapped Ashes [2006]

Assistant Director:

Creature from the Haunted Sea [1961]

Editor:

Grey Knight [1993]

Editorial Department:

The Awakening [1980]

Wieslawa Mazurkiewicz

March 25, 1926 – April 20, 2021

Actress:

Lokis, the Manuscript of Professor Wittembach [1970]

Mistrz Tanca aka “Master Dancer” [1969] – TV Movie

Kishore Nandlaskar

1940 – April 20, 2021

Actor:

Gruhpravesh [1992]

Tempest Storm

February 29, 1928 – April 20, 2021

Actress:

Mundo depravados  aka “World of the Depraved” [1967]

APRIL 21

Bernie Kahn

April 26, 1930 – April 21, 2021

Writer:

The Addams Family – Episode: Morticia and Gomez vs. Fester and Grandmama [1966]

The New Addams Family – Episode: Fester and Granny vs. Grandpapa Addams [1999]

Aleksandra Karzyńska

October 7, 1927 – April 21, 2021

Actress:

Droga w swietle ksiezyca [1973 TV Movie]

APRIL 22

Charles W. Fries

September 30, 1928 – April 22, 2021

Producer:

She Wits [1972]

Tales from the Crypt [1972]

The Norliss Tapes [1973] – TV Movie

The Vault of Horror [1973]

Chosen Survivors [1974]

Scream of the Wolf [1974] – TV Movie

The Strange and Deadly Occurrence [1974] – TV Movie

The Spell [1977] – TV Movie

Are You in the House Alone [1978] – TV Movie

Night Cries [1978] – TV Movie

The Initiation of Sarah [1978] – TV Movie

Cat People [1982]

Halloween with the New Addams Family [1977] – TV Movie

Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge [1989]

Deathstone [1990]

Steel and Lace [1991]

Screamers [1995]

The Initiation of Sarah [2006] – TV Movie

Screamers: The Hunting [2009]

Flowers in the Attic [2014] – TV Movie

Petals on the Wind [2014] – TV Movie

If There Be Thorns [2015] – TV Movie

Seeds of Yesterday [2015] – TV Movie

Shravan Rathod

November 13, 1954 – April 22, 2021

Composer:

Cheekh [1985]

Khooni Mahal [1987]

Junoon – aka “Obsession” [1992]

Raaz – aka “Secret” [2002]

APRIL 23

Amit Mistry

January 12, 1974 – April 23, 2021

Actor:

Woh – Episode: Episode #1.1 [1998]

APRIL 24

Sergio Esquivel

December 8, 1946 – April 24, 2021

Soundtrack:

Santo in the Border of Terror [1969]

Nathan Jung

November 29, 1946 – April 24, 2021

Actor:

Darkman [1990]

Ghoulies IV [1994]

Monster Squad – Episode: The Skull [1976]

Shunsuke Kikuchi

November 1, 1931 – April 24, 2021

Composer:

House of Terrors [1965]

The Terror Beneath the Sea [1966]

Genocide [1968]

Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell [1968]

Snake Woman’s Curse [1968]

The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch [1968]

Gamera vs. Zigra [1971]

Inugami no tatari [1977]

Raffaello Monteverde

April 16, 1942 – April 24, 2021

Producer:

6 passi nel giallo – “6 Steps In Yellow” [2012–]

Hugo Stuven

1941 – April 24, 2021

Assistant Director:

Palabras cruzadas – Episode: Omisión criminal [1977]

Palabras cruzadas – Episode: El viajero de las gafas azules [2019]

APRIL 25

Denny Freeman

August 7, 1944 – April 25, 2021

Soundtrack:

Blood Diner [1987]

Scary Movie [1991]

APRIL 26

Charles Beeson

1957 – April 26, 2021

Director:

Afterlife [2005–2006]

The Secret Circle [2011–2012]

The Vampire Diaries [2009–2017]

Supernatural [2005–2020]

The Whispers [2015] – Producer

Al Schmitt

April 17, 1930 – April 26, 2021

Soundtrack:

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night [1997] – Video Game

APRIL 27

Minou Petrowski

October 11, 1931 – April 27, 2021

Location Management:

The Pyx [1973]

APRIL 29

Johnny Crawford

March 26, 1946 – April 29, 2021

Actor:

Hellboy [2004]

Matinee Theatre [1955–1958]

Movie Macabre – Episode: Village of the Giants [1984]

APRIL 30

K.V. Anand

October 30, 1966 – April 30, 2021

Thanks:

Yaamirukka Bayamey [2014]

Kom Chauncheun

January 5, 1958 – April 30, 2021

Actor:

Chaos at the Graveyard [2003]

Hell [2005]

See How They Run [2006]

Ponglang Amazing Theater [2007]

Rahtree Reborn [2009]

Rahtree Revenge [2009]

H2-Oh! [2010]

Vampire Strawberry [2011]

Ghost Day [2012]

Oh My Ghost [2013]

Haunted School [2016]

Libertad Leblanc

February 24, 1936 – April 30, 2021

Actress:

A Woman Possessed [1968]

Siege of Terror [1972]