JANUARY 16

BORN ON JANUARY 16

1979 – Aaliyah, singer-turned actress starred in “Queen of the Damned”.

1956 – Anders Hove, best known for playing the vampire “Radu” in “Subspecies 1-4.” He also appeared in “Critters 4” and “Tales from the Crypt – TV Series.”

1950 – Caroline Munro, appeared in “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” “Dr. Phibes Rises Again,” “Dracula A.D. 1972″ and “Flesh for the Beast.”

1948 – John Carpenter, director, writer, producer, composer “Halloween [1978],” “Halloween II [1981],” “The Thing [1982],” “The Fog [1980],” “Escape From New York,” “Christine,” “Prince of Darkness,” “Ghost of Mars,” “Vampires,” and many more.

1938 – Michael Pataki, appeared in “The Andromeda Strain,” “The Return of Count Yorga,” “Grave of the Vampire,” “The Bat People,” “Graduation Day,” “The Invisible Man – TV Series,” “Dracula’s Dog,” “Dead & Buried,” “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” and many more.

1918 – Stirling Siliphant, produced the TV movie “Salem’s Lot” and wrote screenplays for “The Village of the Damned” and “The Swarm.”

1901 – Marcel Delgado, did the visual effects for “King Kong [1933],” “Son of Kong” and “War of the Worlds”.

1890 – Karl Freund, directed the original “Mummy” and cinematographer of “The Golem,” “Metropolis,” the 1920 version of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” and “Dracula.”

DIED ON JANUARY 16

2021 – Charlotte Cornwell, actress in “The Contraption,” “Ghosts of Mars,” “Dead Space: Aftermath” and an episode of the TV Series “The Man Outside.”

2021 – Jim MacGeorge, appeared in “Teenagers from Outer Space.”

2021 – Farida Pasha, appeared in “Black Magic Wizard,” “The Witch’s Daughter” and “The Secret: Suster Ngesot Urban Legend.”

2020 – Alan Pattillo, editor for “Beware My Brethren” and “Chimera – Episode: Episode #1.1.”

2014 – Russell Johnson, appeared in “Monsters – TV Series,” “The Horror at 37,000 Feet,” “The Outer Limits – TV Series,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Attack of the Crab Monsters,” “It Came from Outer Space” and more.

1993 – Glenn Corbet, starred in “Homicidal” and appeared in some of the “Night Gallery TV episodes.”

1979 – Ted Cassidy, played “Lurch” on “The Addams Family” TV series.

1981 – Bernard Lee, appeared in “Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell,” “Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors,” “The Brain,” and “Journey to Midnight.”

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 16

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde [1912]
The Face Behind the Mask [1941]
Snuff [1975]
Night of the Scarecrow [1995]
Cube [1997]
Fallen [1998]
CanniBallistic! [2002]
Insomnia [2002]
Sweet Insanity [2006]
Die You Zombie Bastards! [2005]
Grim Reaper [2007]
Cloverfield [2008]
My Bloody Valentine [2009]

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JANUARY 17

BORN ON JANUARY 17

1984 – Kirsty Hill, appeared in “A Haunted House 2,” “Theatre of the Deranged II,” “Director’s Cut,” “Bethany,” “Deadly Reunion,” “Restoration” and more.

1979 – Lowell Dean, directed “Wolfcop,” “Another WolfCop” and “13 Eerie.”

1977 – Leigh Whannel, created the “Saw” franchise and wrote the screenplays for the “Insidious” movies “Dead Silence,” “Cooties” and “The Invisible Man [2020].”

1975 – Freddy Rodriguez, starred in “Planet Terror” and “Lady in the Water”.

1962 – Jim Carrey, starred in “Once Bitten,” “The Bad Batch” and “The Number 23.”

1942 – Nancy Parsons, starred in “Motel Hell.”

1925 – Patricia Owens, appeared in “Ghost Ship [1952]” “The Fly [1958].”

1922 – Betty White, starred in “Lake Placid” and “The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy – Episode: Who Killed Who?/Tween Wolf.”

1904 – Patsy Ruth Miller, starred in the 1923 silent version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

1867 – Carl Laemmle, the “Father” of Universal Pictures and was the producer for “Frankenstein,” “The Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Invisible Man,” “Dracula,” “The Mummy,” “Dracula’s Daughter” and many more.

DIED ON JULY 17

2020 – Ade Irawan, appeared in “Nyi blorong,” “Perkawinan nyi blorong,” Titisan Dewi Ular” and “Suster N.”

2020 – Derek James Fowlds, appeared in “Frankenstein Created Woman,” “Horror on Snape Island” and “Thriller – Episode: Murder Is a One-Act Play.”

2020 – Ibrahim Farah, appeared in “Kafr Delhab.”

2019 – Daniel Charles Striepeke, actor in “Ed Gein” Make Up Department “The Burbs,” “Jaws: The Revenge,” “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” “Embryo,” “Sssssss,” “The Mephisto Waltz,” and “Picture Mommy Dead”

2019 – Barbara Claman, actress “Demon Possessed” Casting Director “The Changeling [1980],” “The Entity,” “Crimewave,” and “Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive [TV Movie]” and “Cry for Strangers – TV Movie.”

2019 – Windsor Davies, actor in “Endless Night” and “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed”

2009 – Susanna Foster, co-starred in the 1943 version of “Phantom of the Opera” and in “The Climax” with Boris Karloff.

2008 – Edward D. Hoch, screenwriter for episodes of “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” “Tales of the Unexpected” and “Night Gallery,”.

2005 – Virginia Mayo, appeared in “Castle of Evil” “Evil Spirits,” “Haunted,” “The Man Next Door” and the TV series “Night Gallery,”.

2005 – Basil Hoskins, appeared in the film “Edge of Sanity”.

2003 – Richard Crenna, starred in “Devil Dog: The Hound From Hell,” “Leviathan,” “Death Ship,” “The Case of the Hillside Stranglers” and “Wait Until Dark.”

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 17

Lust for a Vampire [1971]
Troll [1986]
A Gnome Named Gnorm [1990]
Graveyard Alive [2003]

Camp Slaughter [2004]
Haute Tension [2003]
The Haunting of Marsten Manor [2007]

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JANUARY 18

BORN ON JANUARY 18

1937 – Dick Durock, actor and stuntman known for playing “Swamp Thing” in “Swamp Thing,” “The Return of Swamp Thing” and “Swamp Thing – TV Series.”

1908 – Lilian Bond, appeared in “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Old Dark House.”

1892 – Oliver Hardy, starred in the film “A-Haunting We Will Go,” “The Laurel and Hardy Murder Case” and “The Live Ghost.”

DIED ON JANUARY 18

2021 – Jean-Pierre Bacri, appeared in “Death on a Rainy Sunday,” Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy” and “Chillers – Episode: Old Folks at Home.”

2021 – Perry Botkin Jr., worked on the soundtrack for “Dance of the Dwarfs,” “Plan 9” and “Silent Night, Deadly Night.”

2021 – Josep M. Mestres, composer for “Nocturne 19.”

2009 – Kathleen Byron, appeared in “Craze” “Burn, Witech, Burn,” “Nothing but the Night,” and “Twins of Evil,”.

2008 – Lois Nettleton, appeared in “Deadly Blessing,” and many TV shows including “The Twilight Zone,” “Night Gallery” and “The Munsters Today.”

2000 – Frances Drake who appeared in “The Invisible Ray,” and “Mad Love.”

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 18

Spider Baby [1967]
Blood Simple [1984]
Eve of Destruction [1991]

The Terror Within II [1991]
From Dusk to Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter [1999]
Teeth [2007]
Cloverfield [2008]

Gutterballs [2008]
Monster [2008]
Bikini Frankenstein [2010]
Return to Yucca Flats: Desert Man-Beast [2010]

Mama [2013]

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JANUARY 19

BORN ON JANUARY 19

1992 – Logan Lerman, appeared in the films “The Butterfly Effect,” “The Number 23″.

1974 – Natassia Malthe, played “Rayne” in “BloodRayne: Deliverance” and “BloodRayne: The Third Reich. She also appeared in “Alone in the Dark 2″ and “Skinwalkers.”

1971 – Shawn Wayans, screenwriter for the “Scary Movies.”

1961 – William Ragsdale, starred in “Fright Night,” “Fright Night 2,” “Frankenstein: The College Years” and “The Reaping.”

1953 – Linda Hayden, actress known for “Old Drac,” “Madhouse,” “Night Watch,” “The Blood on Satan’s Claw,” “Taste the Blood of Dracula,” and more.

1935 – Tippi Hedren, starred in “The Birds,” also appeared in “The Birds II: Land’s End,” and in the TV show “Tales from The Darkside,”.

1925 – Anthony Eisley, appeared in “The Navy vs. the Night Monsters,” “The Wasp Woman” and “Dracula vs. Frankenstein.”

1809 – Edgar Allan Poe, the master of the macabre, most famous poem, “The Raven,” credited with initiating the modern detective story, developing the Gothic horror story. His stories were heavily adapted in numerous movies, most notably Roger Corman’s Poe Cycle (1960-1964) which included The Masque of the Red Death [1964].

DIED ON JANUARY 19

2021 – John Russell, appeared in “Will to Die” and “Six Tickets to Hell.”

2014 – Gordon Hessler, directed “Tales of the Haunted,” “Kolchak: The Night Stalker – TV Series,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents – TV Series,” “Cry of the Banshee,” “Scream and Scream Again,” “Murders on the Rue Morgue,” “The Oblong Box” and more.

2008 – Suzanne Pleshette, starred in “The Power,” “The Birds,” and episodes of the TV Series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

2006 – Wilson Pickett, singer whose songs were used in such films as “Fright Night Part 2″ and “Tales from The Crypt: Demon Knight.”

2006 – Tony Franciosa, starred in “Web of the Spider,” “Tenebre,” “Julie Darling,” and “Death House” [a.k.a. “Zombie Death House].

2005 – Cal Bolder, appeared in “Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter”.

1992 – Glenn Langan, starred in “The Amazing Colossal Man,” “War of the Colossal Beast,” “The Return of Doctor X,” and “Women of the Prehistoric Planet.”

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 19

The Lodger [1944]
The Man in Half Moon Street [1945]
The Face of Marble [1946]
Strait-Jacket [1964]
Brain Dead [1990]
Tremors [1990]
Mutant Species [1994]
From Dusk Till Dawn [1996]
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla [1994]

Godzilla vs. Destroyah [1995]
Twilight Vamps [2010]

The Hitcher [2007]

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JANUARY 20

BORN ON JANUARY 20

1991 – Ciara Hanna, appeared in “The Call,” “Devil’s Revenge,” “Pernicious” and “Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys – TV Movie.”

1981 – Crystal Lowe, starred in “Wrong Turn 2: Dead End,” Black Christmas [2006], and “Final Destination 3″

1970 – Skeet Ulrich who starred in “Scream,” “The Craft,” “Escape Room [2017]” and the TV series “Miracles.”

1934 – Tom Baker, appeared in the films “The Freakmaker,” “The Vault of Horror” and the TV Movie “Frankenstein: The True Story.”

1929 – Arte Johnson, starred as “Renfield” in the film “Love at First Bite.”

1926 – Patricia Neal, starred in “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

1900 – Colin Clive, played the monster’s maker, “Dr. Frankenstein” in the films “Frankenstein,” “The Bride of Frankenstein” and starred in “Mad Love”.

DIED ON JANUARY 20

2021 – Mira Furlan, appeared in “Night Stalker – Episode: Timeless.”

2020 – Joe Shishido, appeared in “Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis.”

2019 – Andrew G. Vajna – Producer “Terminator Salvation,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “DeepStar Six,” “Angel Heart,” “Superstition,” and “The Changeling [1980]”

2007 – Alfredo Ripstein Jr, produced “Swamp of Lost Souls,” “Black Pit of Dr M,” “Creature of the Walking Dead” and “The Living Coffin”.

2003 – Anthony Eisley, appeared in “The Wasp Woman,” “Dracula vs. Frankenstein,” “The Witchmaker,” “Deep Space,” “Monstroid,” “Evil Spirits.”

1993 – Audrey Hepburn, starred in the film “Wait Until Dark”.

1960 –Eddie Parker, starred in “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” and “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy”.

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 20

Reptilicus [1961]
The Tomb of Ligeia [1964]
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken [1966]
Robot Holocaust [1986]
The Terror Within [1989]

Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County [1998]
The Prophecy II [1998]
Underworld: Evolution [2006]

Amusement [2008] – DVD premiere
Boogeyman 3 [2008]

Vacancy 2: The First Cut [2008]

Underworld: Awakening [2012]

Split [2016]

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JANUARY 21

BORN ON JANUARY 21

1981 – Izabella Miko, starred in “The Forsaken,” and “The House of Usher [2006].”

1971 – Luigia Zucaro, appeared “Dawn of the Dead [2004].”

1960 – Barbie Wilde, in “Hellbound: Hellraiser II.”

1956 – Geena Davis, starred in “Beetlejuice,” “The Fly [1986],” and “Transylvania 6-5000.”

1939 – Wolfman Jack, appeared in “Motel Hell,”.

1922 – Telly Savalas, starred in “Horror Express” and “Lisa and the Devil”.

1896 – J. Carrol Naish, appeared in “The Monster Maker”, “House of Frankenstein”, “The Beast with Five Fingers”, “Dracula vs. Frankenstein” and more.

DIED ON JANUARY 21

2021 – Anthony Dawes, appeared in several TV Series including “Out of the Unknown,” “Thriller” and “Tales of the Unexpected.”

2021 – Nathalie Delon, actress in “The Monk [1972],” “A Whisper in the Dark” and “Eyes Behind the Stars.”

2021 – Rémy Julienne, stuntman in “A Sound of Thunder.”

2019 – Kaye Ballard, Actress in “Pandemonium”

2019 – Merwin Goldsmith, actor in “Unholy.”

2009 – Charles H. Schneer, produced “Earth vs the Flying Saucer,” “Valley of Gwangi,” “It Came From Beneath the Sea,” and “20 Million Miles To Earth.”

2005 – Steve Susskind, appeared in “Friday the 13th Part III,” “House,” “Tales from the Crypt – TV Series.”

2001 –Sandy Baron, appeared in “Leprechaun 2,” the TV movie “The Munster’s Scary Little Christmas,” playing “Grampa and “Vamp.”

1999 – Susan Strasberg, appeared in “The Manitou,” “Bloody Birthday,” “Sweet Sixteen,” “Scream of Fear,” “So Evil, My Sister,” “The Returning,” and the 1973 TV movie “Frankenstein”.

1978 – William Girdler, director of “Asylum of Satan,” “Three on a Meathook,” “Abby,” “Grizzly”, “Day of the Animals” and “The Manitou”.

1968 – Frances Dade, starred in “Dracula [1931].”

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 21

The Vampire Bat [1933]
The Spider Woman [1943]
The House on Sorority Row [1983]
Gods and Monsters [1998]
Virus [1999]

American Psycho [2000]
The Convent [2000]
Wishcraft [2002]

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JANUARY 22

BORN ON JANUARY 22

1981 – Willa Ford, appeared in “Submerged,” “The Nurse” and “Friday the 13th [2009].”

1981 – Beverley Mitchell, appeared in “Blood Pageant,” “The Lost Episode,” “Saw II” “and “Toxin.”

1975 – Balthazar Getty, appeared in “Feast” and “Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds.”

1959 – Linda Blair, starred in “The Exorcist,” “Exorcist II: The Heretic,” “Hell Night,” “Repossessed” a cameo role in “Scream [1996].” and more.

1934 – Bill Bixby, appeared in episodes of “Night Gallery” and “The Twilight Zone.”

1932 – Piper Laurie, appeared in “Bad Blood,” “Possessed,” “Trauma,” “Ruby,” “The Faculty,” and “Carrie [1976].”

1924 – William Thourlby, appeared in “Castle of Evil” and “The Creeping Terror.”

1893 – Conrad Veidt, starred in “The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari,” “Der Januskopf” and “The Hands of Orlac.”

DIED ON JANUARY 22

2021 – Ron Campbell, art department for “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters [1994–1997] – TV Series.”

2021 – José Ángel García, appeared in “Feral” and “La telaraña – Episode: Una dama para dos.”

2020 – John Karlen, appeared in “House of Dark Shadows,” “Night of Dark Shadows,” Daughters of Darkness,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “Trilogy of Terror” and many more.

2019 – James Frawley, directed 2 episodes of “American Gothic” and appeared in 2 episodes of “The Outer Limits”

2019 – Dean Copkov, Actor/Stunts in “Wolves,” “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” and the TV Movie “Bugs.”

2010 – Jean Simmons, who played “Elizabeth Collins Stoddard” in the 1990 revival of the “Dark Shadows” and films “Dominique” and “The Inheritance.”

2007 – Liz Renay, appeared in “The Corpse Grinders 2,” “Mark Of The Astro Zombies” and “Blackenstein.”

2003 – Audrey Metcalf, appeared in “The Blob [1958].”

1966 – Herbert Marshall, starred in “Gog,” “The Fly [1958]” and the TV Series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

FILMS RELEASED ON JANUARY 22

The Comedy of Terrors [1963]
A Stranger Is Watching [1982]
There’s Nothing Out There [1991]
Elvira’s Haunted Hills [2001]
Venomous [2001]
Legion [2010]

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