MAY 1

BORN ON MAY 1

1990 – Caitlin Stasey, starred in “Laura Hasn’t Slept,” “Kindred Spirits,” All I Need,” “Fear, Inc,” “I, Frankenstein” and “All Cheerleaders Die.”

1986 – Chris Coy, appeared in “Deliver Us from Evil,” “Hostel: Part III,” “SX_Tape,” “Kristy,” “Discarnate,” “Rogue River” and “The Culling.”

1982 – Jamie Dornan, starred in “Synchronic” and “Beyond the Rave.”

1972 – Julie Benz, starred on the TV series “Supernatural,” “Saw V,” “Havenhurst,” “Locusts: The 8th Plague,” “Satan’s School for Girls [2000],” “Circle,” “Nocturne,” “Two Evil Eyes” and more.

1922 – Louis Nye, played “Zombo” on The Munsters episode of the same name and in the film “Full Moon High [1981].”

1919 – Dan O’Herlihy, appeared in “Halloween III,” “Robocop” and “Cabinet of Caligari.”

DIED ON MAY 1

2021 – Olympia Dukakis, starred in “Sisters” and “Mother [1995].”

2021 – Marc Dudicourt, appeared in “Don’t Deliver Us from Evil.”

2021 – Tom Hickey, appeared in “Gothic [1986].”

2021 – Willy Kurant, cinematographer for “The Incredible Melting Man,” “The Sitter – short” and “Mama Dracula.”

2021 – John Paul Leon, comic book artist for “Hellblazer #229,” “American Vampire – Anthology #1” and “Robocop – with John Arcudi in Dark Horse Comics #1-3.”

2020 – Francis Megahy, director and writer for “Hammer House of Horror – Episode: Carpathian Eagle [1980].”

2020 – Silvia Legrand, actress in “iRobot! [1970] – TV Series.”

2020 – Else Blangsted, appeared in “Terror in the Wax Museum,” “Dance of the Dwarfs” and “Meet the Hollowheads.”

1983 – Joseph Ruttenberg, cinematographer for “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [1941].”

1954 – Tom Tyler, portrayed “Kharis” in “The Mummy’s Hand.”

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 1

Zombies on Broadway [1945]
The Curse of the Werewolf [1961] – UK

Hillbillys in a Haunted House [1967]

Season of the Witch [1972]

The Possessed [1977] – TV Movie
Graduation Day [1981]

Blood Rage [1987]
Creepshow 2 [1987]
Psychos in Love [1987]
The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. [1996]
The Monster Man [2001]
Vampire Survivor [2002]
The Skeptic [2009] – USA limited
The Jailhouse [2009]
Untitled Horror Comedy [2009]
All About Evil [2010] – San Francisco International Film Festival

The Hideout [2014]

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MAY 2

BORN ON MAY 2

1981 – Alicia Ziegler, appeared in “Hide and Go Seek,” “Rise of the Dinosaurs,” “Wolf Town,” and “Lake Placid 2. ″

1981 – Robert Buckley, starred in “iZombie – TV Series,” “Killer Movie: Director’s Cut,” “When a Killer Calls,” “Petrified” and an episode of the TV Series “666: Park Avenue.”

1965 – Ari Lehman, actor in “Friday the 13th [1980],” “The Barn,” “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” “The Demented,” “The Black Book,” and more.

1962 – Elizabeth Berridge, starred in 1981’s “The Funhouse.”

1954 – Donald Farmer, director/producer “Shark Exorcist,” “Grindsploitation,” “Cannibal Hookers,” “Dorm of the Dead,” “Hi-8: Horror Independent,” “Cannibal Cop” and many more.

1935 – Lance LeGault, appeared in “Werewolf – TV Series,” “Coma,” “Nightmare Beach” and many more.

1925 – John Neville, appeared in “Urban Legend,” “The Unearthly Stranger,” several episodes of “The X-Files -TV Series” and films.

1925 – Theodore Bikel, appeared in the films “I Bury the Living,” “Dark Tower,” and episodes of both “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Twilight Zone.

DIED ON MAY 2

2021 – Joel Chadabe, composer for the short “The Dead Tree Hotel.”

2019 – Christopher Reccardi, art department for “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto” and a writer for episode “Which Came First?/Substitute Teacher in “The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy series.”

2002 – Ron Soble, appeared in “The Beast Within.”

1999 – Oliver Reed, starred in “Burnt Offerings,” “Curse of the Werewolf” and “The Brood”.

1982 – Hugh Marlowe, appeared in “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers,” and “Castle of Evil.”

1972 – Bruce Cabot, who saved Fay Wray from the clutches of “King Kong”.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 2

The Black Cat [1941]
The Curse of Frankenstein [1957] – London premiere
The Beast of Yucca Flats [1961]
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell [1973] – London premiere

Mad Max [1980] – Los Angeles, CA
Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh [1991] – USA video premiere
Hampshire [2009] – USA Sunscreen Film Festival

Wrath of Crows [2013]

Animalistic [2015] – Japan

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MAY 3

BORN ON MAY 3

1975 – Christina Hendricks, appeared in “The Neon Demon” and “The Strangers: Prey at Night.”

1972 – Kristin Lehman, appeared in several TV Series “Forever Knight,” “PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal,” “The Outer Limits,” “The X-Files,” “Poltergeist: The Legacy,” as well as films “Hemoglobin” and “Toe Tags.”

1971 – Bobby Cannavale who appeared in the films “Snakes on a Plane,” “The Night Listener” and “100 Feet.”

1960 – Amy Steel starred in “Friday the 13th Part 2 [1981],″  “April Fool’s Day [1986]” and “Tales of Poe.”

1952 – Toni Naples, appeared in “Chopping Mall,” “Deathstalker II,” “Transylvania Twist” “Sorority House Massacre II,” “Dinosaur Island,” “Sorceress” and several more.

1948 – Chris Mulkey, who played “Hank Jennings” on the TV series “Twin Peaks.” He also appeared in the films “The Hidden,” “The Purge,” “Dreamscape,” “Wolves at the Door,” “Ouija House,” “Cloverfield,” “Jack’s Back” and more.

DIED ON MAY 3

2021 – Lloyd Price, soundtrack for “Basket Case 3.”

2020 – John Ericson, actor in “The Ghosts of Buxley Hall,” “The House of the Dead” and “Crash!”

2004 – Anthony Ainley, appeared in “The Blood on Satan’s Claw,” “In the Devil’s Garden” and “Naked Evil”

2003 – Suzy Parker, appeared in “Chambers of Horror” and the TV series’ “Twilight Zone” and “Night Gallery”.

1986 – Robert Alda, appearances included “The Beast with Five Fingers,” “The Devil’s Hand,” and “House of Exorcism.”

1986 – Irving Block who did special effects work on the films “The Giant Behemoth,” “The Atomic Submarine” and “Kronos,”.

1972 – Bruce Cabot, who played “Jack Driscoll” in the original “King Kong”.

1969 – Karl Freund who was the Cinematographer for “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde [1920],” directed by F.W. Murnau and starring Bela Lugosi and Conrad Viedt, “The Golem,” and “Metropolis,” and the 1931 version of “Dracula”. He made his debut as a director with “The Mummy” in 1932.

1954 – Tom Tyler, starred in “The Mummy’s Hand.”

1933 – Frederick Kerr, who played Henry Frankenstein’s father in the film “Frankenstein”.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 3

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll [1961]
Konga [1961] – USA – Bismarck, ND
She Freak [1967]
The Vulture [1967]
The Craft [1996]

Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre [2015]

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MAY 4

BORN ON MAY 4

1992 – Grace Phipps, appeared in “Fright Night [2011],” “Tales of Halloween” “The Vampire Diaries – TV Series,” “Supernatural – TV Series,” “Scream Queens – TV Series” and “Z-Nation – TV Series.”

1992 – Ashley Rickards, appeared in “American Horror Story – TV Series,” “Smiley Face Killers,” “A Haunted House 2″ and “At the Devil’s Door.”

1983 – Jesse Moss, appeared in “iZombie – TV Series,” “WolfCop,” “Final Destination 3,” “Extraterrestrial,” “13 Eerie,” “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil,” “The Uninvited [2009]” and more.

1977 – Emily Perkins, starred in the “Ginger Snaps” series of films and “Stephen King’s It.”

1964 – Juliette Cummins, appeared in “Camp Fear,” “Click: The Calendar Girl Killer,” “Deadly Dreams,” “Slumber Party Massacre II,” “Psycho III” and “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning.”

1961 – Mary Beth McDonough, appeared in the films “Mortuary” and “Midnight Offerings.”

1955 – Joseph Mariono, appeared in “Day of the Dead 2: Contagium” and “CrossBones.”

1954 – Pia Zadora who played “Girmar” in “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.”

1947 – Richard Jenkins, appeared in “Let Me In,” “Wolf,” “The Witches of Eastwick” and “The Cabin in the Woods.”

DIED ON MAY 4

2021 – Chuck Hicks, actor in “Creature with the Atom Brain,” “Beyond Evil,” “Route 666,” “The Ring,” Hood of Horror,” stunts in “Bride of Re-Animator,” “Warlock: The Armageddon,” “Flight of the Living Dead” and more.

2009 – Jane Randolph, starred in “Cat People,” “Curse of the Cat People” and “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein”.

2004 – Hugh Gillin, appeared in “Psycho II & III” and “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”.

2002 – John Kohn, wrote the screenplays for “The Strange Vengeance of Rosilie” and “Theater of Blood”.

2002 – Elizabeth Russell, appeared in “Bedlam,” “Cat People” and “Weird Woman”.

1998 – Albert Glasser, composer scores included, “The Spider,” “The Cyclops,” “Attack of the Puppet People,” “Earth vs. the Spider,” The Amazing Colossal Man,” “The Indestructible Man” and more.

1984 – Diana Dors, appeared in “Berserk!,” “Theatre of Blood” and “From Beyond the Grave”.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 4

Tales From the Darkside: The Movie [1990]
The Mummy Returns [2001]

Rammbock: Berlin Undead [2010]

Giallo [2009] – Sweden DVD premiere
Meadowoods [2010]
God of Vampires [2010]

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May 5

BORN ON MAY 5

1988 – Brooke Hogan, appeared in “Sand Sharks,” “2-Headed Shark Attack” and “L.A. Slasher.”

1983 – Henry Cavill, starred in “Hellraiser: Hellworld” and “Blood Creek.”

1977 – Frederic Doss, appeared in “Daylight’s End,” “Midnight Devils,” “Boggy Creek,” “The Shadow People,” “Piranha Sharks,” “Strix,” “Humans vs Zombies,” “Dead Sea,” “The Family,” “Entity” and more.

1957 – Richard E. Grant starred “Dracula [1992],”  “Warlock,” “The Spine at Night” and “The Hound of Baskervilles [2002].”

1957 – Lisa Eilbacher, appeared in the TV movies “Bad Ronald,” “This House Possessed” and the film “Leviathan.”

1944 – John Rhys-Davies, appeared in “Grizzly II: Revenge,” “Time Lapse,” “Aux,” “Ferocious Planet – TV Movie,” “Vlad,” “Waxwork” and more.

1942 – Marc Alaimo, appeared in “Grizzly II: Revenge,” “Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde,” and episodes of the TV Series “Freddy’s Nightmares” and “The Wide World of Mystery.”

1940 – Lance Henriksen, appeared in “Aliens,” “Pumpkinhead,” “Alien vs Predator,” “Alien³,” “Alone in the Dark II” and “Scream 3,” TV series “Millennium,” ”Gehenna: Where Death Lives,” “Stung,” “D-Railed,” “Hellraiser: Hellworld,” “It’s in the Blood,” “Harbinger Down” and many, many more.

1939 – Ian McCulloch, appeared in “Doctor Butcher, M.D.,” “Zombie” and “I, Monster.”

1938 – Michael Murphy who appeared in “Count Yorga,” Vampire” and “Shocker.”

1922 – Joseph Stefano, screenwriter for many films including “Psycho [1960],” “Psycho IV: The Beginning,” “Eye of the Cat,” “Snowbeast,” “Home for the Holidays,” “The Kindred,” “The Outer Limits – TV Series” and many more.

1915 – Ben Wright, appeared in “Munster Go Home,” “Arnold” and “Terror in the Wax Museum.”

1895 – Charles Lamont, directed Abbott & Costello when they met “The Invisible Man,” “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” and “The Mummy.”

1889 – Jack Pierce, master make-up artist who created for every Universal Monster.

DIED ON MAY 5

2021 – Sripradha, actress in “Deadly Corpse,” “The Final Scream,” “Devil’s Domain,” “The Zee Horror Show – Episode: Raat” and more.

2021 – Feđa Stojanović, appeared in “T.T. Syndrome” and “Flirt.”

2019 – Barbara Perry, appeared in episodes of “Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction,” “Thriller,” and “The Twilight Zone [1960.”

2011 – Dana Wynter, appeared in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

2000 – Edward Ashley, appeared in and “Waxworks”.

1992 – Barbara Alston, who appeared in “Jaws: The Revenge” and “Candyman”.

1968 – Albert Dekker who played the title role in the film “Dr. Cyclops” and appeared in the original “Gamera” film.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 5

Cuadecuc, vampir [1972]
The Evil [1978]
Return of the Boogeyman [1994]
Final Stab [2001]
Cryptz [2002]
An American Haunting [2005]
The Possession of David O’Reilly [2010] – VOD

Ouija House [2018]

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May 6

BORN ON MAY 6

1983 – Adrianne Palicki, appeared in “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” “Legion” and more.

1970 – Venesa Talor, actress in “Femalien,” “Femalien II,” “Blood Dolls,” “Women of the Night,” “Demonicus” and more.

1968 – Leslie Scott, who appeared in the original “Prom Night.”

1964 – John Ennis, appeared in the films “Zodiac,” “Freaks of Nature,” “Contracted: Phase II,” “Eight Legged Freaks” and episodes of the TV Series “Mr. Pickles.”

1961 – George Clooney, starred in “From Dusk To Dawn,” “Return To Horror High,” “Grizzly II: The Revenge,” “Return of the Killer Tomatoes” and more.

1960 – Anne Parillaud, starred in the great vampire film “Innocent Blood”.

1948 – Richard Cox, appeared in the films “Seizure,” “Zombie High”.

1915 –Orson Welles, pulled one of the greatest pranks of all-time, he made the entire world believe we were being invaded by Martians with his radio play of “War of the Worlds.”

1890 – Claire Whitney, appeared in “The House of Seven Gables,” “Tower of London” and “The Mummy’s Ghost.”

1868 – Gaston Leroux, wrote the novel “Le Fantôme de L’Opéra” or “The Phantom of the Opera.”

DIED ON MAY 6

2021 – Guillermo Murray, appeared in “The World of the Vampires,” “The Chinese Room,” ”Six Tickets to Hell” and “Outside the Law.”

2021 – Pandu, appeared in “Kanchana 2.”

2020 – Leslie Pope, set designer/art department for “Angel Heart,” Produced “Death by Fungus” and was the Production Assistant for “The Clairvoyant.”

2012 – James Isaac, directed “The Horror Show,” “Jason X,” “Skinwalkers” and “Pig Hunt”.

2007 – Lois Gibson, wrote the screenplay for “Crypt of the Living Dead”.

2007 – Curtis Harrington, Writer/director for “Queen Of Blood,” “The Killer Bees” and “Devil Dog: The Hound Of Hell” and many more.

1996 – Suzanne Ridgeway, appeared in the films “The She Creature” and “From Hell It Came”.

1992 – Marlene Dietrich, starred in “Stage Fright.”

1991 – Wilfrid Hyde-White, appeared in the film “Chamber of Horrors”.

1968 – Rex Carlton, produced “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die,” “Blood of Dracula’s Castle,” and “Nightmare in Wax”.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 6

The Bride of Frankenstein [1935]

Black Sabbath [1964]

Dr. Jekyll vs. The Werewolf [1972]

The Clairvoyant [1982] – Sweden
Jack’s Back [1988]
Dead Heat [1988]

Slime City [1988]

The Haunted [1991] – TV Movie
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead [1994] – USA limited
Attack of the Flesh Devouring Space Worms from Outer Space [1998]
Zombie Campout [2003]
Satan’s Little Helper [2004]
House of Wax [2005]
American Zombie [2007] – VC Film Festival
Night of the Living Dead 3D [2007] – Los Angeles, CA

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May 7

BORN ON MAY 7

1976 – Carrie Henn, starred in “Aliens” as the brave little girl “Newt.”

1968 – Traci Lords appeared in “Blade,” “The Tommyknockers – Series,” “Not of This Earth [1988],” “Crazy Eights,” “Devil May Call,” “Skinners,” “Excision” and “Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre.”

1949 – Marilyn Burns, starred in “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre [1974].” She also appeared in “Eaten Alive,” “Kiss Daddy Goodbye,” “Future-Kill,” “Butcher Boys,” “Texas Chainsaw 3D” and “Sacrament.”

1939 – Ruggero Deodato, whose films include “House on the Edge of the Park,” “Cannibal Holocaust” and “Hostel: Part II.”

1931 – Clayton Hill, appeared in “Hellraiser III” and in the original “Dawn of the Dead.”

1924 – Albert Band, produced the films “Zarkorr! The Invader,” “Castle Freak” and “Troll.”

1922 – Darren McGavin who starred as Kolchak in “The Night Stalker” as well as the series of the same name.

1911 – Ishirô Honda, the legendary Japanese director of “Godzilla”, “Rodan”, “The Mysterians”, “The H-Man”, “Mothra”, “King Kong vs. Godzilla”, “Mothra vs. Godzilla”, “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster”, “Frankenstein Conquers the World”, “The War of the Gargantuas”, “Destroy All Monsters” and many more.

1904 – Val Lewton, produced “Cat People,” “The Body Snatcher” and “I Walked with a Zombie.”

DIED ON MAY 7

2021 – Tawny Kitaen, appeared in “Witchboard.”

2021 – Shankanada Aravind, appeared in “Aparichita.”

2021 – Jamal Salameh, composer for “A Trip of Terror.”

2020 – Peque Gallaga, directed “T’yanak,” Aswang” and the episodes of the TV Series “Shake Rattle & Roll.”

2013 – Ray Harryhausen, the iconic and legendary special effects technician who worked on “Mighty Joe Young,” “It Came from Beneath the Sea,” “20 Million Miles to Earth,” “Mysterious Island” and many more.

2011 – Ross Hagen, appeared in “Wonder Women,” “Night Creature,” “Dinosaur Island,” “Sideshow,” “Night Shade,” “B.O.R.N.” and more.

2010 – Adele Mara, actress in “Curse of the Faceless Man,” “The Vampire’s Ghost,” “The Catman of Paris,” as well as episodes of “Thriller” and “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.”

2007 – Nicholas Worth, appeared in “Scream Blacula Scream” and “Blood Dolls”.

2000 – Douglas Fairbanks Jr., starred in “Ghost Story.”

1993 – Mary Philbin starred in “The Phantom of the Opera [1925]” and “The Last Performance.”

1989 – Guy Williams, appeared in “I Was a Teenage Werewolf”.

FILMS RELEASED ON MAY 7

The Black Cat [1934]
Taste the Blood of Dracula [1970] – UK
Gamera Super Monster [1980]
Dr. Butcher M.D.  – aka Zombie Holocaust [1982] – NYC
The Amityville Curse [1990]

Sometimes They Come Back [1991] – TV Movie
The Mummy [1999]
Space Spawns [2002]
Van Helsing [2004]

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