JANUARY 1

BORN ON JANUARY 1

1983 – Dana DeLorenzo, starred in “Ash vs Evil Dead – TV Series” and “The Moleman of Belmont Avenue.”

1969 – Verne Troyer, actor in “Gnome Alone,” “Wishmaster” and “Pinocchio’s Revenge.”

1949 – Don Keith Opper, screenwriter for “Infection,” “Ghost in the Machine,” “Critters,” “Critters 2,” “Critters 3” and “Critters 4.”

1938 – Frank Langella, starred in “CryBaby Lane – TV Movie,” “Brainscan,” “Dracula [1979],” “Red Dragon” and “The Ninth Gate.”

1937 – Suzy Kendall, appeared in “Craze,” “Torso,” “Tales That Witness Madness,” “In the Devil’s Garden [1971],” “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage” and “Psycho-Circus.”

DIED ON JANUARY 1

2021 – Mark Eden, appeared in “The Crimson Cult” as well as episodes of the TV Series “Quatermass and the Pit” and “Out of the Unknown.”

2021 – Seizô Fukumoto, appeared in “Samurai Reincarnation.”

2019 – Ivo Gregurevic, appeared in “Infection [2003]”

2018 – Jon Paul “JP” Steuer, appeared in “Amityville: A New Generation.”

2016 – Vilmos Zsigmond, cinematographer for “Images,” “Horror of the Blood Monsters,” “Satan’s Sadists,” “Psycho à Go-Go” as well as the camera Department for “The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?.”

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 1

The Invisible Boy [1957] – Japan

Carnival of Blood [1970]
Night of the Cobra Woman [1972]
Serial Killer [2002]
Shadow of Dread [2002]
Alien Abduction [2005]
Blood Feud [2010]

Camp Blood 8: Revelations [2020]

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JANUARY 2

BORN ON JANUARY 2

1980 – Patrick Rea, directed “Nailbiter,” “I Am Lisa,” “Arbor Demon,” produced “Charlotte,” “Conjure X,” “Time’s Up Eve,” writer for “The Witching,” “Monsterland 2,” “The Invoking 2” and many others.

1966 – Kate Hodge, appeared in “Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III,” “She-Wolf of London – TV Series” and “The Hidden II”.

1957 – Joanna Pacula, appeared in “Warlock: The Armageddon,” “Virus,” “The Kiss” and “Dinocroc.”

1929 – Writer Charles Beaumont, screenwriter for “Queen of Outer Space,” “The Haunted Palace,” “Masque of the Red Death” and 21 episodes of the original “Twilight Zone” TV series.

1901 – Lew Landers. directed “Return of the Vampire” and “The Raven [1935]” with Karloff and Lugosi.

DIED ON JANUARY 2

2021 – Brian Cowan, starred in the 2007 TV Movie “Empathy.”

2020 – Élisabeth Rappeneau, script department for “Expulsion of the Devil.”

2011 – Pete Postlethwaite, wonderful character actor in “Ghost Son,” “The Omen,” “Dark Water,” “Crimetime,” “Alien³,” “Split Second” and many more.

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 2

Strangler of the Swamp [1946]
The Island Monster [1954]
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins [2004]
Vampires: The Turning [2005]
The Darkroom [2006]

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JANUARY 3

BORN ON JANUARY 3

1984 – Shawn Burkett, writer/producer/editor/director of such films as “The Sleeping Soul,” “Bludgeon,” “Watch This,” “Theatre of the Deranged II,” “Midsummer Nightmares” and more.

1962 – Jewel Shepard, starred in “Return of the Living Dead,” “Scanner Cop II” and “Roots of Evil.”

1931 – Conrad Brooks, appeared in “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” “Bride of the Monster” and “Night of the Ghouls,” “The Beast of Yucca Flats” and “Jan-Gel, the Beast from the East”

1930 – Robert Loggia, starred in “Innocent Blood,” “Scavenger Killers,” “Bleeding Hearts,” “The Believers,” “Psycho II,” episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and many more.

1930 – Mara Corday, appeared in “The Black Scorpion,” “Tarantula” and “The Giant Claw.”

1905 – Ray Milland, starred in “The Uninvited [1944],” “X-The Man with X-Ray Eyes,” “Frogs” and “The Thing with Two Heads.”

DIED ON JANUARY 3

2021 – Barbara Shelley, actress in “Blood of the Vampire,” “Village of the Damned,” “The Gorgon,” “Dracula: Prince of Darkness,” Quatermass and the Pit,” “Ghost Story” and more.

2021 – Gerry Marsden, did the soundtrack for the “Supernatural” episode “Alpha and Omega [2016].”

2020 – Robert Clinton Blanche, appeared in “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die,” “Something Wicked,” “Bermuda Tentacles,” “Foreclosed,” “Zombie Apocalypse, “Rose Red” and producer/writer for “Jason Rising.”

2020 – Derek Acorah, author of “Haunted!,” “Ghost Towns,” “Haunted Britain” and “Most Haunted: The Official Behind the Scenes Guide.”

2009 – Carlos Camilleri, composed the scores for the films “House of 1,000 Dolls” and “The Castle of Fu Manchu”.

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 3

The Mystery of the Ghastly Face [1935]
She Demons [1958] – Carthage, TX [premiere]

The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake [1959] – Bismarck, ND
Shadow of the Demon [2002]
Green River Killer [2005]

Amityville Exorcism [2017]

The Cleansing Hour [2019] – Taiwan

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JANUARY 4

BORN ON JANUARY 4

1980 – Erin Cahill, appeared in “Sleepy Hollow – TV Series,” “Skinwalker Ranch,” “Boogeyman 3,” “Supernatural – TV Series,” “Jekyll,” “Creature Unknown” and more.

1965 – Rick Hearst, starred in “Brain Damage” and “Warlock III: The End of Innocence.”

1958 – Julian Sands, appeared in “Gothic,” “Warlock,” “Arachnophobia,” The Turn of the Screw,” “Tale of a Vampire,” “Warlock: The Armageddon,” “Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt” and many more.

1946 – Ramsey Campbell, author of “Scared Stiff.”

1941 –George P. Cosmatos, directed “Cobra,” “Of Unknown Origin” and “Leviathan”.

1935 – Marla English, starred in “Voodoo Woman” and “The She-Creature.”

DIED ON JANUARY 4

2021 – Heung Kam Lee, actress in “The Ghost Returns at Midnight.”

2021 – Elias Rahbani, soundtrack for “What We Do in the Shadows.”

2021 – Tanya Roberts, appeared in “The Last Victim” and “Tourist Trap.”

2021 – Gregory Sierra, appeared in “Vampires,” “Donor – TV Movie” as well as episodes of the TV Series “Something Is Out There” and “The X-Files.”

2020 – Chanh Tin Nguyen, directed “Ngôi Nhà Bí Ân,” actor/writer for “Suôi Oan Hôn,” and “Ngôi Nhà Oan Khôc.”

2019 – Torro Margens, appeared in” Pengantin Pantai Biru,” “Kalung jailangkung,” “Uka-Uka: The Movie – Nini Tulang,” Directed “Bloody Love,” director/writer “Blood Painting,” and “Bloody Marriage.”

2019 – Norman Snider, writer for “Dead Ringers,” “Body Parts,” and “War of the Worlds – TV Series.”

1964 – Ralph Dumke, appeared in “Francis in the Haunted House”, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1956],” “The War of the Worlds [1953]” and more.

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 4

Torso [1973] – Italy
Sorceress [1995]
One Missed Call [2008]

Breeding Farm [2013]

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JANUARY 5

BORN ON JANUARY 5

1978 – America Olivio, appeared in “Friday the 13th [2009],” “Maniac [2012],” “The Last Resort,” “The Thirst: Blood War,” episodes of the TV series “The Strain” and more.

1975 – Bradley Cooper, appeared in “The Midnight Meat Train,” “My Little Eye,” “10 Cloverfield Lane” and “Case 39.″

1969 – Marilyn Manson, is an actor/writer/musician whose work has appeared in “The Following – TV Series,” “Chernobyl Diaries,” “Trick ‘r Treat,” “Hatchet,” “Saw II,” “House of Wax [2005],” “Dracula 2000”, “House on Haunted Hill [1999]” and many more.

1965 – Vinnie Jones, starred in “The Midnight Meat Train” and “The Bleeding.”

1962 – David DeCoteau, directed “Creepozoids,” “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama,” “Nightmare Sisters,” “Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge,” “Leeches,” “Witchouse,” “90210 Shark Attack” and many more.

1959 – Clancy Brown, starred in “Pet Sematary II,” “Starship Troopers,” “The Mortuary Collection,” TV series “Sleepy Hollow,” and has done voice over work for several animated TV series.

1954 – Pamela Sue Martin, best known for playing “Nancy Drew” in the TV series “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.” She appeared in the TV movie “Bay Coven.”

1931 – Robert Duvall, had a small role in the 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

DIED ON JANUARY 5

2021 – Adrien Dorval, appeared in “Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning,” “Super Hybrid” as well as episodes of the TV Series “The Outer Limits” and “Millennium.”

2021 – James Greene, appeared in “From Hell,” “The Order,” “Dracula [2006]” and more.

2021 – John Richardson, appeared in “Black Sunday,” “Frankenstein ’80,” “Torso,” “Murder Syndrome” and “The Church.”

2020 – Walter John Learning, appeared in “Grindstone,” an episode of “Deadly Nightmares: True Believer” and starred in the theatre production of “Frankenstein: The Man Who Became God.”

1991 – Johnny Eck, best known for playing “The Half Boy,” in the film “Freaks.”

1990 – Arthur Kennedy, appeared in “The Humanoid,” “Cyclone,” “The Sentinel,”  “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie,” “The Antichrist,” “Crawlspace” and more.

1977 – Onslow Stevens, starred in “The Couch,” “Them!, “The Creeper,” “House of Dracula,” “The Monster and the Girl,” “Life Returns,” and “The Secret of Blue Room.”

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 5

The Shadow [1940]

The Death Wheelers – aka Psychomania [1973]

The Coven [2002]

Thr3e [2006]

Hellweek [2010]

Blood Trail [2010]

White Noise 2: The Light [2007]

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JANUARY 6

BORN ON JANUARY 6

1969 – Norman Reedus, appeared in “Pandorum,” “Messengers 2: The Scarecrows,” and is best known for starring as Daryl Dixon on the TV Series “The Walking Dead.”

1930 – Vic Tayback, appeared in “Blood and Lace,” “Door-To-Door Maniac” and “Mansion of the Doomed.”

1914 – David Bruce, played the title role of “The Mad Ghoul,” and also appeared in the film “Calling Dr. Death.”

1895 – Tom Fadden, appeared in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978]” and “Empire of the Ants.”

DIED ON JANUARY 6

2021 – Gerald Hiken, appeared in the film “Blackout” as well as episodes of the TV Series “The Twilight Zone” and “Something Is Out There.”

2021 – Antonio Sabàto Sr., actor in “Calling All Police Cars.”

2021 – Filip Trifonov, appeared in “Adio, Rio.”

2019 – William Morgan Sheppard, appeared in “April Apocalypse,” “Mysterious Island,” “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark,” TV Movie “The Lottery,” some episodes of series “Hellsing,” “Kingdom Hospital,” and more.

2019 – Gregg Rudloff, sound department for “Warlock,” “DeepStar Six,” “House,” “House II: The Second Story,” “Death Note,” “Ghost Ship” and many more

2003 – Billy Van, hosted the series “The Hilarious House of Frightenstein”.

1977 – Niall MacGinnis, appeared in “Torture Garden,” “Island of Terror,” “Never Take Candy from a Stranger,” “Curse of the Demon” and 2 episodes of “The Veil.”

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 6

Coma [1978]
Bloodryane [2005]
Hostel [2005]
Midnight Movie [2008]
The Alphabet Killer [2008]
Dororo [2007]
Kiss of the Vampire [2009]
The Devil Inside [2012]

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JANUARY 7

BORN ON JANUARY 7

1988 – Haley Bennett, starred in “Kristy” and “The Haunting of Molly Hartley.”

1982 – Lauren Cohan, plays “Maggie” in “The Walking Dead” TV Series.

1980 – Tom Harper, director of “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death.”

1971 – Jeremy Renner, starred in “28 Weeks Later,” “Dahmer” and “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.”

1964 – Nicolas Cage, starred in “Color Out of Space,” “The Wicker Man [2006],” “Vampire’s Kiss,” “Ghost Rider,” “Season of the Witch,” “Pay the Ghost,” “Mom and Dad,” “Mandy” and more.

1956 – David Caruso, appeared in “Without Warning” and “Session 9″.

1950 – Erin Gray appeared in “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday” and the TV movie “Ghouls.”

1949 – Steven Williams, has appeared in “House,” “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday,” “It [2017],” “Velvet Buzzsaw,” “The X-Files – TV Series,” “The Fear Chamber,” and “Supernatural – TV Series” and more.

1943 – Rosemary McNamara, appeared in “The Premonition” and on the original “Dark Shadows” TV Series.

1929 – Terry Moore, starred in the original “Mighty Joe Young,” also appeared in the 1998 version of “Mighty Joe Young,” “A-Haunting We Will Go” and “Death Dimension.”

1928 – William Peter Blatty, wrote the novel, “The Exorcist” on which the film “The Exorcist” was based as well as the novel “Legion” on which the film “The Exorcist III” was based. He also directed “Exorcist III” and “The Ninth Configuration.”

1912 – Charles Addams, creator of “The Addams Family.”

1903 – Alan Napier, appeared in “The Mole People,” “The Uninvited [1944[” and “The Invisible Man Returns.”

DIED ON JANUARY 7

2021 – Michael Apted, directed the TV Movie “Haunted: Poor Girl” and producer for “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.”

2021 – Deezer D, appeared in “Bones.”

2021 – Marion Ramsey, actress in “Manifacts,” “Lavalantula,” “2 Lava 2 Lantula!” and the TV Series “3rd Eye.”

2020 – Silvio Horta, writer for “Urban Legend,” “Urban Legends: Final Cut” and “Horror Movie: The Movie.”

2020 – Harry Hains, appeared in “A Haunting at Silver Falls: The Return,” “Hallucinogen” and an episode of “American Horror Story Episode: Devil’s Night.”

2015 – Rod Taylor, starred in “The Birds,” “Kaw,” “Mask of Murder,” and TV shows “The Twilight Zone” and “Tales of the Unexpected.”

2013 – David R. Ellis, director of “Final Destination 2,″ “Snakes on a Plane,” “Asylum,” “The Final Destination,” “Shark Night 3D ” and was the Second Unit Director on “Warlock [1989].”

2009 –Ray Dennis Steckler, writer, producer, director of “The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies,” and “The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters.”

2002 – Avery Schreiber, starred in “Saturday the 14th Strikes Back,” “Dracula: Dead and Loving It” and “The Silent Scream”.

1988 – Trevor Howard, who appeared “The Unholy,” “Craze,” “Persecution” and “The Night Visitor.”

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 7

The Phantom Creeps [1939]
The Sentinel [1977]

Wacko [1982]
The Thing Below [2004]
White Noise [2005]
Season of the Witch [2011]

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JANUARY 8

BORN ON JANUARY 8

1981 – Genevieve Padalecki, appeared in the TV Series “Stephen King’s Dead Zone” and “Supernatural”.

1980 – Rachel Nichols, appeared in “The Amityville Horror [2005],” “Breach,” “P2,” “The Woods,” “Demigod,” “For Sale by Owner,” “Raze” and more.

1979 – Sarah Polley, starred in “Splice” and Dawn of the Dead [2004].

1969 – Ami Dolenz, appeared in “Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings,” “Witchboard II” and “Children of the Night”.

1947 – David Bowie starred in “The Hunger,” and “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” and in addition supplied music to “Cat People [1982]” which if found on the actual soundtrack.

1942 – Yvette Mimieux, appeared in “The Time Machine”, “Snowbeast” and “Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell.”

1926 – Kerwin Matthews, starred in “Maniac” and “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.”

1923 – Larry Storch, appeared “Without Warning,” “The Ghost Busters” TV series and “The Vampire” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.”

1922 – K. Gordon Murray, producer for “The Vampire’s Coffin,” “Sampson [El Santo] vs. the Vampire Women” and “The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy.”

1912 – José Ferrer, starred in “Covenant,” “The Being,” “Bloodtide,” “Bloody Birthday,” “The Swarm,” “The Sentinel [1977],” “Dracula’s Dog” and “Crash!”

DIED ON JANUARY 8

2021 – Ed Bruce, appeared in “Father’s Day [1988].”

2021 – Diana Millay, appeared in “Night of Dark Shadows” and the original “Dark Shadows” TV Series.”

2021 – Ivo Niederle, actor in “Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf.”

2020 – Buck Henry, appeared in an episode of “Tales from the Crypt Episode: Beauty Rest.”

2020 – Edward Byrne Breitenberger, appeared in “Wicked, Wicked” and an episode of “Thriller Episode: Where the Action Is.”

2007 –Yvonne De Carlo, who brought “Lily Munster” to life in “The Munsters” and starred in “Mirror,” “American Gothic,” “Cellar Dweller,” “The Silent Scream,” “Satan’s Cheerleader,” and “Nocturna””.

1992 – Anthony Dawson, appeared in “Dial ‘M’ For Murder,” “Curse of the Werewolf,” “Ghoulies II,” “The Queen of Spades,” “The Snorkel” and “The Haunted Strangler”.

1990 – Terry-Thomas, appeared in “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” “Dr. Phibes Rises Again,” “The Hound of Baskervilles” and “The Vault of Horror”.

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 8

Teenage Monster [1958]
Return of the Living Dead Part II [1988]
Evil Toons [1992]
Leprechaun [1993]
Boogeyman 2 [2007]
Witchcraft 13: Blood of the Chosen [2008]
The Horror Vault 2 [2009]
Daybreakers [2009]
WebKam [2010]

Wolfwood [2020]

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