APRIL 1

BORN ON APRIL 1

1982 – Sam Huntington, appeared in “Being Human – TV Series,” “iZombie – TV Series,” “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night,” “Warehouse 13 – TV Series” and “Kill Command.”

1981 – Hannah Spearritt, appeared on the TV series “Primeval” and in the film “The Seed of Chucky.”

1980 – Bijou Phillips, starred in “Hostel: Part 2,” “Octane,” “The Wizard of Gore,” “It’s Alive” and “Venom.”

1971 – Eric Potter, editor for “Jeepers Creepers: Reborn,” “The Unhealer,” “The Vatican Tapes,” “The Night Crew,” “Beneath the Darkness,” “The Ice Cream Truck,” “Lost Time,” “Rebound” and more.

1971 – Jessica Collins, appeared in “Leprechaun 4: In Space” and “Ritual.”

1968 – Traci Lind, appeared in “Werewolf – TV Series,” “Fright Night Part 2,” “Spellcaster” and “Class of 1999.”

1960 – Jennifer Runyon appeared in “Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: Revival,” “Carnosaur,” “Ghostbusters” and “To All a Goodnight”.

1959 – Rob Bottin, is a makeup effects artist wizard responsible for creatures in such films as “The Fog [1980],” “Maniac,” “The Howling,” “The Thing [1982],” “King Kong [1976],” “Piranha,” “The Fury” and “Se7en.”

1930 – Bernadette Milnes, appeared in episodes of “She-Wolf of London” and “The Quatermass Experiment.”

1926 – Thomas E. Spalding, cinematographer for “The Blob [1958]” and “Island of Blood.”

1883 – Lon Chaney, Sr. He appeared in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame [1923],” “The Phantom of the Opera [1925],” “The Unholy Three,” “London After Midnight” and many more.

1875 – Edgar Wallace, mystery writer who wrote the story on which the screen play for “King Kong” was based.

DIED ON APRIL 1

2021 – Biff McGuire, appeared in episodes of the TV Series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and the film “The Werewolf of Washington.”

2020 – Adam Lyons Schlesinger, did the soundtrack for “Venom [2005].”

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2009 – Lou Perryman, appeared in “The Cellar,” “Poltergeist [1982]” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2”.

2007 – George Sewell, appeared in “Horror House,” an episode of “Tales of the Unexpected,” and “Fox Mystery Theater.”

2006 – Wade Popwell, appeared in “Zaat.”

2004 – Carrie Snodgress, starred in the films “Trick or Treats,” “The Forsaken” and “Ed Gein.”

2003 – Leslie Cheung, appeared in “A Chinese Ghost Story” and “Inner Senses.”

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 1

The Strangler [1964]
Deadly Eyes [1982]
The Seventh Sign [1988]
Hyper Space [1989]
Satan’s Schoolgirls [2004]
Dead Birds [2005] – Crossroads Film Festival
Zombie Honeymoon [2005] – Chicago Horror Film Festival
Dead Moon Rising [2007]
Beverly Hills Massacre [2008]
Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas [2009]
Monster Beach Party [2009]

Necrosis [2009]
One Last Sunset [2010]
House of White Spiders [2010]
Insidious [2010]

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APRIL 2

BORN ON APRIL 2

1984 – Shawn Roberts, appeared in “Skinwalkers,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” “Diary of the Dead” and “Land of the Dead.”

1979 – Lindy Booth, appeared in “Cry Wolf,” “Dawn of the Dead [2004]” and “Wrong Turn [2003].”

1949 – Ron Palillo, appeared in “Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives,” “Hellgate” and “Trees 2: The Root of All Evil.”

1934 – Brian Glover, appeared in the films “An American Werewolf in London,” “Alien 3” & “The Company of Wolves.”

1934 – Shirley Douglas, actress in “Dead Ringers.”

1914 – Alec Guinness, appeared in “Mute Witness.”

DIED ON APRIL 2

2021 – Morris “B.B.” Dickerson, soundtrack for “Ghost Ship,” “Hotel Transylvania 2” and his song  Why can’t We Be Friends played in “Supernatural – episode ‘There Will Be Blood (2012)’ .”

2021 – Arthur Kopit, writer for 2 episodes of the TV Series “The Phantom of the Opera.”

2020 – Ronald Graham, appeared in “13 Gantry Row – TV Movie.”

2015 – Tom Towles, appeared in “Rob Zombie’s Halloween,” “Grindhouse,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Borrower,” “The Pit and the Pendulum [1991],” “Night of the Living Dead [1990],” “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” and more.

2013 – Jess Franco, writer/producer/cinematographer/director for “The Awful Dr. Orlof,” “Succubus,” “Count Dracula,” “Vampyros Lesbos,” “The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein,” “A Virgin Among the Living Dead,” “Zombie 5,” “The Demons“ and many more.

2002 – Henry Slesar, wrote episodes for several TV series, including “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The Twilight Zone” and the screenplays for the films “Two on a Guillotine” and “Murders in The Rue Morgue.”

2002 – Jack Kruschen, appeared in the films “Abbott & Costello Go to Mars,” “The Angry Red Planet,” “War of the Worlds [1953]” and “Satan’s Cheerleaders”.

1997 – Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer for Godzilla [1954] and numerous other Godzilla films.

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 2

The Return of Dracula [1958]
Evil of Dracula [1975]

The House of Exorcism [1975] – Italy
Dario Argento’s Inferno [1980]

The Last Shark [1981] – Italy
Basket Case [1982]

Cat People [1982]
Silent Rage [1982]
The Frightening [2002]

The Dark – aka “The Descent” [2005] – Philadelphia International Film Festival

Hatchet [2006]
The Monster of Phantom Lake [2006] – Faux Film Festival

A Cadaver Christmas [2011]

13 Eerie [2013]

Hell Girl [2019]

The Believer [2021]

The Haunted Hotel [2021]

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APRIL 3

BORN ON APRIL 3

1965 – Angela Featherstone, appeared in “Army of Darkness,” “Soul Survivors,” “Caved In – TV Movie” and an episode of “The Twilight Zone [2003].”

1962 – Jennifer Rubin, starred in “Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors,” “Bad Dreams” and “Screamers”

1961 – Eddie Murphy, starred in Wes Craven’s “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “The Haunted Mansion.”

1944 – Lamberto Bava, directed of “Demons,” “Demons 2” “Delirium” and more.

1939 – Eric Braeden, starred in “Colossus The Forbin Project,” “Death Race,” “The Werewolf” and appeared in “Piranha,” and an episode of “The Night Stalker.”

1937 – Lawrence Dane, appeared in “Scanners,” “Bride of Chucky,” “Happy Birthday to Me,” “Rituals,” “Of Unknown Origin,” “The Clown Murders,” “Behind the Wall” and more.

1926 – Andrew Keir, starred in “Quatermass & the Pit” and “Dracula, Prince of Darkness”.

1924 – Marlon Brando, played “Dr. Moreau” in the 1996 version of “The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

1922 – Doris Day, soundtrack for “Krueger: Tales from Elm Street [2017],” “Kreuger: The Legend of Elm Street,” “The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book One – Satan Claus – TV Movie,” and “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”

DIED ON APRIL 3

2021 – Mark Elliott, appeared in “Edge of Sanity.”

2021 – Giuseppe Pinori, cinematographer for “Contamination.”

2020 – Hans Meyer, appeared in “Cruel,” “Morteterre,” “Brotherhood of the Wolf” and episodes of “Thriller” and “Department S.”

2020 – Hilary Dwyer, appeared in “Cry of the Banshee,” “The Oblong Box,” “The Body Stealers” and “Witchfinder General.”

2019 – Jerzy Wójcik, cinematographer for “Mother Joan of the Angels.”

2006 – Joseph Bernard, appeared in “The Granny,” “Warlock: The Armageddon” and “The Twilight Zone”.

1999 – Howard Cohen, writer/director whose credits include “Saturday the 14th” and “The Vampire Hookers”.

1996 – Herk Harvey, producer/director and star of “Carnival of Souls.”

1966 – Russel Crouse, appeared in “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 3

Mystery on Monster Island [1981]
Primal Fear [1996]
The Butcher Boy [1998] – USA [limited]
Joe Nosferatu: Homeless Vampire [2004]
The Deep Dark Woods: No Witnesses [2004]
The Curse Of El Charro [2005]
Man With the Screaming Brain [2005]
Supercroc [2007]

Alien Trespass [2009]

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APRIL 4

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”.

1945 – Caroline McWilliams, appeared in the TV Movie “The Aliens Are Coming.”

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.

1931 – Arthur Weisberg, producer for “The Driller Killer” and “Drive In Massacre.”

DIED ON APRIL 4

2021 – Francisco Haghenbeck – aka “F.G. Hagenbeck,” writer for the TV Series “Diablero.”

2021 – Paul Humphrey, appeared in “Friday the 13th: The Series – Episode: Spirit of Television.”

2021 – Zygmunt Malanowicz, appeared in “The Lure.”

2021 – Shashikala, actress in “Phir Wohi Raat” and “Rakht – aka Blood.”

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.

1991 – Marshall Grauer, starred in “Zaat.”

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

Anything For Jackson [2020] – Brazil

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APRIL 5

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.

1951 – John Jarratt, appeared in “Wolf Creek,” “Wolf Creek 2,” “Boar,” “Rogue,” “Next of Kin,” “The Possessed,” “100 Bloody Acres,” “Needle,” “Observance” and more.

1943 – Max Gail, appeared in “Curse of the Black Widow – TV Movie,” “Gates of Darkness,” “Dark House,” “Cardiac Arrest,” “The Aliens Are Coming – TV Movie” 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, starred in “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde [1941].”

DIED ON APRIL 5

2021 – Paul Ritter, actor in the TV Movie “Nostradamus,” “Hannibal Rising,” “The Limehouse Golem” and the TV Series “Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories.”

2021 – Phil Eason, performer in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

2021 – Robert Fletcher, costume designer for “Fright Night [1985].”

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.

2008 – Charlton Heston, appeared in “The Awakening,” “In the Mouth of Madness” and an episode of “The Outer Limits – Final Appeal.”

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”.

1969 – Alberto Bonucci, starred in “Blood and Roses.”

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]

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street [2019]

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APRIL 6

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.

1942 – Barry Levinson, director/writer/producer for “The Bay.”

DIED ON APRIL 6

2021 – Walter Olkewicz, appeared in “Comedy of Horrors,” “Stillwatch,” “The Surgeon,” “Milo,” several episodes of TV Series including “Beyond Belief: Fact of Fiction,” “Good vs. Evil” and “Twin Peaks.”

2021 – Prathima Devi, appeared in “Jagan Mohini” and “Pathala Mohini.”

2021 – Grischa Huber, appeared in the TV Movie “Vampira.”

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]

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APRIL 7

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.”

1954 – Jackie Chan, actor/stunts in “The Twins Effects.”

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.”

1935 – Fred J. Brown, sound department for “The Exorcist,” “DeepStar Six,” “Snow White: A Tale of Terror,” “Grizzly,” “Day of the Animals,” “The Manitou,” “Psychic Killer” and more.

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.

1901 – Gavin Gordon, appeared in “The Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Bat [1959],” “Mystery of the Wax Museum,” episodes of the TV Series “One Step Beyond,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “Lights Out.”

DIED ON APRIL 7

2021 – Anne Beatts, writer for the TV Movie “Nightlife.”

2021 – James Hampton, appeared in “Jacob” and the TV Series “Teen Wolf.”

2021 – Olga Pashkova, appeared in the TV Movie “Burial of the Rats.”

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 – Gavin Gordon, appeared in “The Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Bat [1959],” “Mystery of the Wax Museum,” episodes of the TV Series “One Step Beyond,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “Lights Out.”

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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APRIL 8

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.”

1977 – Ana de la Reguera, starred in “Army of the Dead,” “The Forever Purge,” “The Anguish,” “Jessabelle” and appeared in episodes of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.”

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

2021 – Richard Rush, appeared in “Distortions.”

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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APRIL 9

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.”

1954 – Dennis Quaid, starred in “Pandorum,” “Jaws 3D,” “Dreamscape,” “Beneath the Darkness,” “Are You in the House Alone?” and the TV Series “Fortitude.”

1951 – Fred Dekker, screenwriter for “The Monster Squad [1987],” “House [1985],” “House II: The Second Story,” “Night of the Creeps,” “The Return of Godzilla” and episodes of “Tales from the Crypt.”

1931 – Ralph Helfer, additional crew “Alligator,” “Fright Night [1985],” “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” “13 Ghosts [1960],” “Wolfen,” “Grizzly,” “Day of the Animals,” “Monster Squad [1976],” episodes of “The Addams Family,” “The Munsters” and many more.

DIED ON APRIL 9

2021 – DMX, appeared in “The Bleeding.”

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

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

FILMS RELEASED ON APRIL 10

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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