MAY 22


1974 – A.J. Langer, appeared in “Poltergeist: The Legacy – TV Series,” “Escape from L.A.,” “Grey Knight’ and “The People Under the Stairs.”

1972 – Max Brooks, is an American horror author of novels and screenplays for “The Zombie Survival Guide”, “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” and more.

1940 – Michael Sarrazin, co-starred in “Feardotcom,” “Poltergeist: The Legacy – TV Series,” “Arrival II,” “The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” and “Frankenstein: The True Story.”

1939 – Paul Winfield, appeared in “Dead of Night,” “The Legend of Gator Face,” “Mars Attacks!,” “The Serpent and the Rainbow,” “The Terminator [1984]” and many more.

1938 – Richard Benjamin, starred in such films as “Saturday the 14th”, “Love at First Bite”, and more.

1916 – Rupert Davies, has appeared in “The Night Visitor,” “The Oblong Box,” “Curse of the Crimson Altar,” “Dracula Has Risen from the Grave,” “The Conqueror Worm,” “The Brides of Fu Manchu” and many more.

1907 – Sir Laurence Olivier, played Professor Abraham Van Helsing in the 1979 version of “Dracula.”

1859 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and many of his stories including “The Hound of Baskervilles [1939],” “The Hound of Baskervilles [1959]” and “Tales from the Darkside: The Movie.”


2021 – Vijay Patil – AKA “Raamlaxman,” composer/soundtrack for “100 Days.”

2020 – Heather Jean Chasen, actress in “The Toybox” and “Shades of Darkness – Episode: Feet Foremost.”

2019 – Flaminia Jandolo, did Voice Dubbing in “Black Sunday,” “The Long Hair of Death,” The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh,” “Werewolf Woman,” and “Suspiria [1977].”

2005 – Thurl Ravenscroft, provided the voice for the narrator in Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride.

1984 – John Marley, appeared in “It Lives Again,” “The Car,” “Kolchak: The Night Stalker – TV Series,” “Dead of Night,” “The Dead Are Alive,” “The Outer Limits – TV Series” and many more.


Svengali [1931]

Psychomania – aka Violent Midnight [1963] – Hartford, CT

Outland [1981]

Boa vs. Python [2004]

Alien³ [1992]

Tormented [2009]

Poltergeist [2015]

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MAY 23


1980 – D.J. Cotrona, starred in “From Dusk Till Dawn – TV Series” and appeared in “Venom [2005].”

1973 – Baron Craze, Horror Historian, Horror Journalist, Editor of The Horror Times, Owner of the BC Radio Network [SHOWS: Shredding Metal Beasts; Sinister Death; Hard Rock Madness; Baron’s Crypt; and 3 others], and starred in Swamp Zombies 2 [2018], Cuddlez [2015], and Shock Trailer [2009]. In addition, associate producer and starred in Killer Waves 2 [2020]; received special thanks on 100 Acres of Hell [2019] and Camp Death III in 2D [2018]. A repeated sponsor of the NJ Horror Con and Film Festival.

1969 – Felissa Rose, starred in “Sleepaway Camp”, and has appeared in numerous horror films “Camp Dread”, Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas and Paranormal Halloween, “The Perfect House,” “Extremity,” “Silent Night, Zombie Night,” The Last House [2015], “Satan’s Playground,” “Victor Crowley,” “2 Jennifer,” “ZK: Elephant’s Graveyard,” “Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film,” “Ugly Sweater Party,” and many more.

1965 – Melissa McBride, best known for playing “Carol” in “The Walking Dead [TV Series]” also was in “The Mist,” “American Gothic – TV Series” and “Mutant Species.”

1961 – Chris & Marty Udvarnoky, who played the twin brothers in the film “The Other.”

1960 – Linden Ashby, appeared in “Prom Night 2008],” “Hunger,” “Resident Evil: Extinction” and more.

1942 – Zalman King, Writer/producer/director/actor for “Blue Sunshine,” “Trip with the Teacher” and “Galaxy of Terror.”

1933 – Joan Collins, starred in “Empire of the Ants,” “Tales That Witness Madness” and “Tales from the Crypt [1972].”

1931 – Barbara Barrie, appeared in TV Series episodes of “The Twilight Zone,” “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and “Great Ghost Tales.”

1910 – Scatman Crothers, appeared in the “Twilight Zone: The Movie,” “The Shining” and “Deadly Eyes”.

1896 – Kenneth Strickfaden who did the wonderful electrical effects for “Frankenstein” and “Bride of Frankenstein.”

1890 – Herbert Marshall who appeared in the films “The Fly [1958]” and “Gog.”


2021 – Gerardo Moscoso, appeared in “Kill Me Because I Am Dying,” “Cronos” and “All of them Witches.”

2017 – Roger Moore, appeared in episodes of the TV Series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “Matinee Theatre.”

2011 – Tom Hennesy, played “The Gill Man” on land in “Revenge of the Creature.”

2007 – Ichirô Murakoshi, appeared in “Horror Theater Unbalance [1973–].”

1986 – Sterling Hayden, starred in “Venom [1981].”


The Premature Burial [1962]

Destroy All Monsters [1969]
The Other [1972] – NYC
Stanley [1972] – Los Angeles, CA
The Shining [1980] – Los Angeles & New York City
The Last Horror Film [1984] – USA video premiere
Poltergeist II: The Other Side [1986]
Fatal Exam [1990]

The Granny [1995]

Hot Vampire Nights [2000]
The Era of Vampires [2002]
Hallowed [2005] – USA DVD premiere
The Unknown aka Clawed: The Legend of Sasquatch [2006] – USA DVD premiere
Vampire Noir [2007]

Shock Trailer [2009] – Filmed on this day.

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MAY 24


1990 – Zac Richmond, who played “Ralphie Glick” in the 2005 TV mini-series version of “Salem’s Lot.”

1965 – John C. Reilly, starred in “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” “Dark Water,” “Life After Beth,” “Nightwatch,” “Tale of Tales,” “Kong: Skull Island” and “Dolores Claiborne.”

1960 – Doug Jones, actor in “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [2005],” “Gehenna: Where Death Lives,” “The Ice Cream Man” “Legion” “Abe Sapien” in the “Hellboy” films” “Hell’s Kitty [2018]” and many more.

1953 – Nell Campbell, played “Little Nell” in the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Shock Treatment.”

1952 – Bill Thornbury, starring role of “Jody” in “Phantasm,” “Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead,” “Phantasm IV: Oblivion” and “Phantasm: Ravager.”

1952 – Sybil Danning, appeared in “The Howling II” and “The Phantom Empire.”

1938 – Tommy Chong, appeared in the film “Evil Bong.”

1931 – Michael Lonsdale, starred in “Successive Slidings of Pleasure.”

1922 – Don Megowan, appeared as the Frankenstein Monster in the Hammer TV pilot “Tales of Frankenstein,” as well as the films “The Werewolf,” “Creation of the Humanoids” and as “The Creature [on land] in “Revenge of the Creature.”

1911 – Harold Conway, appeared in “King Kong vs. Godzilla,” “Mothra” and “Goke the Body Snatcher from Hell.”


2021 – Desiree Gould, appeared in “Sleepaway Camp,” “Under Surveillance,” “Caesar and Otto Meet Dracula’s Lawyer” and “Tales of Poe.”

2021 – Robert Hall, make-up department for “Mary, “Body Snatchers,” Night of the Scarecrow,” “Wishmaster,” “Ghosts of Mars,” “Frankenfish,” “Vacancy,” “The Burrowers,” “Paranormal Activity 2,” Locke & Key,” “Area 51,” “Bedeviled” and many, many more.

2019 – Dušica Žegarac, actress in “T.T. Syndrome,” “Variola Vera,” and “Aenigma.”

2013 – Françoise Blanchard, appeared in “Little Dracula – TV Series,” “Revenge in the House of Usher,” “The Living Dead Girl” and more.

2009 – Jack Lewis, wrote the screenplays for “The Amazing Transparent Man” and “Billy the Kid vs Dracula”.

1997 – Edward Mulhare, played the title role in the TV series “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and in the film “Eye of The Devil.”

1996 – John Abbott, appeared in the films “The Vampire’s Ghost” and “Cry of the Werewolf”.

1996 – Roland Varno, starred in “Scared to Death” and “Return of the Vampire.”

1987 – Hermione Gingold, appeared in “Munster, Go Home”.

1974 – Duke Ellington, soundtrack for “Deerskin,” “The Toxic Avenger Part II” and “The Presence.”

Song in The Toxic Avenger Part II:

1969 – Richard Garland, appeared in “Attack of the Crab Monsters,” “The Undead” and “Panic in Year Zero”.

1969 – Paul Birch who appeared in the films “The Beast with a Million Eyes,” “The Day the World Ended” and “Not of This Earth”.


A Witch of Salem Town [1915]
Valley of the Zombies [1946]
The Possession of Joel Delaney [1972]

Madhouse [1974]

Dawn of the Dead [1978]
Tales from the Hood [1995]

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MAY 25


1982 – Stephon Stewart, appeared in “Bigfoot Country” and the short “Searched Fear.”

1976 – Cillian Murphy, who starred in “Redeye,” “A Quiet Place II” and “28 Days Later”.

1970 – Neil Marshall, British writer/director of such films as “The Reckoning,” “Tales of Halloween,” “Slay Belles,” “Centurion,” “Doomsday,” “The Descent,” “Dog Soldiers” and more.

1970 – Jamie Kennedy,  starred in “Scream,” “The Sand,” “Trick,” “Foreclosed,” “Bermuda Tentacles,” “The After” and more.

1970 – Octavia Spencer, actress in “Drag Me to Hell,” “Ma,” “Halloween II [2009],” “Pulse” and episodes of “The Chronicle.”

1969 – Anne Heche, starred in the 1998 remake of “Psycho,” “My Friend Dahmer,” “Nothing Left to Fear” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

1964 – Ray Steveson, appeared in “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”.

1939 – Ian McKellen, appeared in “Gods and Monsters,” “The Keep,” and some episodes of “Armchair Thriller.”

1935 – Ann Robinson starred in the 1953 version of “War of the Worlds,” as well as the TV series of the same name in 1988, and also appeared in “Tales of Frankenstein.”

1926 – Claude Akins, appeared in the films “The Curse,” and the TV movie “The Night Stalker.”

1925 – Gerald C. Wheatley, production accountant for “The Haunting of Julia” and “Blueblood.”

1902 – Charles Barton, directed the films “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,” “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer: Boris Karloff” and the TV series, “The Munsters.”

1888 – Miles Malleson, appeared in “Peeping Tom,” “Horror of Dracula,” “Dead of Night,” “The Brides of Dracula,” “The Hound of Baskervilles,” “The Phantom of the Opera [1962],” “The Queen of Spades,” ”The Brain” and “Thark.”


2020 – Wu Pong-fong, appeared in “Double Vision,” “Silk” and “Soul.”

2019 – Tun Fei Mou, directed “Die xian,” “Men Behind the Sun” and “Trilogy of Lust.”

2007 – Charles Nelson Reilly, starred on the TV series “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and as “Jose Chung” on “The X-Files”.

2007 – Lee Frost, directed “The Thing with Two Heads”.

2007 – Laurie Bartram, appeared in “Friday the 13th [1980]” and “The House of Seven Corpses”.

2000 – Francis Lederer, appeared in “Terror Is a Man” and “The Return of Dracula,” playing “Dracula” himself, reprised his version of “Dracula” in an episode of “Night Gallery” entitled “The Devil Is Not Mocked.”

1993 – Dan Seymour, appeared in “Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy,” “Return of the Fly” and “Escape To Witch Mountain”.

1990 – Vic Tayback, roles included “Blood and Lace,” “Door to Door Maniac” and “Mansion of the Doomed.”

1954 – Hans Janowitz, wrote the screenplays for “The Cabinet of Dr. Calagari” and “Der Januskopf” a.k.a. “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”.


The Body Snatcher [1945] – NYC
The Cabinet of Calagari [1962] – NYC
Alien [1979] – USA [limited]
The Brood [1979]

Possession [1981]
Dead Calm [1989] – Australia
Possessed by the Night [1994] – USA video premiere
Witchcraft X: Mistress of the Craft [1999]
Bug [2007]
House of Black Wings [2010]

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MAY 26


1986 – Ashley Bell, starred in “Witch Hunt,” “Voices,” “The Last Exorcism,” “The Last Exorcism Part II,” “The Day,” “Carnage Park,” “Dark Intentions” and “The Walking Dead – Webisodes.”

1975 – Nicki Aycox, who appeared in “The X Files: I Want to Believe,” “Joy Ride 2,” “Dead Birds,” “Animals,” “Jeepers Creepers 2” and “Dead Birds.”

1974 – Matthew Currie Holmes, co-starred in the films “Wrong Turn 2: Dead End,” “Wolves,” “The Fog” [2005],” “The Curse of Buckout Road” and more.

1973 – Rocky Costanzo, wrote, directed, produced, edited, and starred in “Hallowed” and also appeared in “Last Rites.”

1966 – Helena Bonham Carter, actress/soundtrack in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” she also starred in “Dark Shadows [2012]” and “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.”

1963 – Musetta Vander, appeared in “Under the Bed,” “Transylmania,” “Monster Night,” “Project: Metalbeast,” “Oblivion” and more.

1960 – Doug Hutchinson, appeared in “The Green Mile” and “The Burrowers [2008].” He was best known for portraying “Eugene Victor Tooms” in two of the scariest episodes of “The X-Files – TV Series” of all time.

1949 – Pam Grier, starred in “The Twilight People,” “Scream Blacula Scream” and “Ghosts of Mars.”

1923 – James Arness, starred in the title role of “The Thing From Another World” and “Them!.”

1913 – Peter Cushing, starred in many films including “The Mummy [1959],” “The Hound of Baskervilles [1959],” “House of Long Shadows,” “The Satanic Rites of Dracula,” “Horror of Dracula,” “Horror Express,” “Dracula A.D. 1972,” “Island of Terror,” “The House That Dripped Blood,” “Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors” and so many more.

1908 – Robert Morley, appeared in the films “Theatre of Blood,” “The Old Dark House” and “A Study in Terror.”

1907 – John Wayne, starred in “Haunted Gold.”


2021 – Ben Kruger, appeared in Snake Island.”

2021 – Paul Soles, appeared in “Shadow Builder” and “The Hidden Room – Episode: Little Nightmares, Little Dreams.”

2020 – Anthony James, actor in “Burnt Offerings,” “Wacko” and “Nightmares.”

2020 – Irmgard Hermann, actress in “Blackest Heart.”

2020 – Richard Herd, appeared in “Terror Out of the Sky,” “Schizoid,” “Skeeter,” “I Married a Monster,” “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [2005]” and “Get Out.”

2020 – Cindy Butler, actress in “The Town That Dreaded Sundown [1976]” and “Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues.”

2020 – Tony Scannell, appeared in “Evil Never Dies” and 2 episodes of “Armchair Thriller.”

2019 – Eşref Kolçak, acted in “Dracula in Istanbul.”

2019 – Stephen John Thorne, appeared in 2 episodes of “Shakespeare: The Animated Tales.”

2014 – Anna Berger, appeared in “Lost Souls.”

2003 – Burr DeBenning, appeared in “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child,” “Freddy’s Nightmares – TV Series,” “Wolfen,” “The Incredible Melting Man,” “Alien Zone” and many more.

2001 – Anne Haney, appeared in “Psycho [1998],” “Impulse,” “The Bad Seed [1985]” and an episode of “The Twilight Zone – TV Series.”

1993 – George Randall, appeared in the movies “Biohazard” and “Scalps”.

1983 – Charles Keane, appeared in the films “The Leech Woman,” “Curse of the Undead”.


The Gorilla [1939]
The Deadly Mantis [1957]

Doppelganger [1993] – USA video premiere
Curse of the Puppet Master [1998]
Beneath Still Waters [2005] – Spain
Beneath the Flesh [2009]
Ghost Month [2009]
Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus [2009]
The Devil’s Tomb [2009] – USA DVD premiere

Livescream [2018] – Crimson Screen Film Festival

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MAY 27


1987 – Bella Heathcote, stars in “Relic [2020],” “The Neon Demon,” “Pride and Prejudice Zombies,” “Acolytes,” “The Curse of Downers Grove” and “Dark Shadows [2012]”

1980 – Ben Feldman, starred in “As Above, So Below,” “Friday the 13th” remake and “Cloverfield.”

1971 – Paul Bettany, appeared in “Priest”, “Legion”, and more.

1967 – Paige Rowland, co-starred in the films “Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield” and “Doomsdayer.”

1965 – Todd Bridges, appeared in ”The Dark Room,” “A Psycho’s Path,” “Twice Dead,” “Dead Ringer,” “Hollywood Horror,” “Evil Grave: Curse of the Maya” and more.

1964 – Kim Jee-woon, director of such films as “I Saw the Devil,” “A Tale of Two Sisters” and “The Quiet Family.”

1958 –  Linnea Quigley, starred in the films “The Return of the Living Dead”, “Night of the Demons” and “Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings,” and appeared in “Innocent Blood” and a long list that includes: “Clownado,” “Bonehill Road,” “The Barn,” “Girls Gone Dead,” “A Blood Story,” Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas,” “Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers,” “Silent Night, Deadly Night,” “Graduation Day” and many more.

1935 – Lee Meriwether, played “Lilly Munster” in “The Munsters Today,” and appeared in “Hell’s Kitty.”

1934 – Harlan Ellison, horror and sci-fi writer for TV Series “The Outer Limits,” “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Tales from the Darkside,” “Circle of Fear” and “The Hunger.”

1922 – Christopher Lee, starred in many wonderful horror films including “Horror Express,” “Count Dracula,” “Dracula: Prince of Darkness,” ”Horror of Dracula,” “The Mummy,” “Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors,” “The Wicker Man [1973],” “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” and many other films.

1911 – Vincent Price, whose accomplishments in the horror genre and in Hollywood itself are beyond reproach and had many wonderful films including “House on Haunted Hill [1959],” “The Tingler [1959],” “Pit and the Pendulum [1961,” “The Fly [1958],” “The Masque of the Red Death [1964],” “House of Wax [1953],” “The Raven [1963],” “The Abominable Dr. Phibes [1971],” voiced the Narrator in “Michael Jackson: Thriller [1983] and so many more films.

1894 – Dashiell Hammett, writer for an episode of the TV Series “The Wide World of Mystery.”


2021 – Shane Briant, appeared in “Demons of the Mind,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray [1973],” “Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter,” “Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell,” “Cassandra,” “Out of the Body” and “Subterano.”

2021 – David Butler, appeared in “Friend Request” as well as TV Series “Room 9” and “Dead Places.”

2021 – Violetta Elvin, actress in “The Queen of Spades.”

2021 – Robert Hogan, appeared in “Species II” as well as episodes of the TV Series “The Twilight Zone” and “Night Gallery.”

2021 – Lorina Kamburova, appeared in “Day of the Dead: Bloodline ,” “Leatherface,” “Nightworld: Door of Hell” and “Doom: Annihilation.”

2019 – Roger Overholt Hirson, screenwriter for “Demon Seed [1977]”

2011 – Jeff Conaway, appeared in “Tales from the Darkside – TV Series,” “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark,” “Bay Coven,” “Monsters – TV Series,” “Freddy’s Nightmares – TV Series,” “The Sleeping Car” and more.

2006 – Paul Gleason, appeared in “Ghost Chase,” “Abominable,” “Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence,” “Tales from the Crypt – TV Series,” “He Knows You’re Alone” and “Nightmare Beach.”

1995 – Severn Darden, appeared in the films “Saturday the 14th” and “Werewolves on Wheels”.

1976 – Ruth McDevitt, played “Edith Cowles” on the “Night Stalker” TV series and appeared in the film “The Birds”.


Witchcraft Through the Ages – aka Haxan [1922]

It Came from Outer Space [1953] – Los Angeles premiere
Crypt of the Vampire [1964]
The Monster Club [1981]

Possession [1981] – France
Killer Clowns from Outer Space [1988]
Horror [2003]
Godzilla: Final Wars [2005] – Seattle International Film Festival

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MAY 28


1983 – Toby Hemingway, who co-starred in “The Covenant,” “The Girl in the Photographs,” “The Ganzfeld Haunting” and “Playback.”

1979 – Jesse Bradford, starred in “Cherry Falls,” “The Echo,” “Dead Awake” and “Perfect Life.”

1979 – Monica Keena, starred in “Freddy vs. Jason,” “Aftermath,” “Long Distance” and the 2009 remake of “Night of the Demons” and more.

1953 – Kevin Van Hentenryck, starred in “Basket Case”, “Basket Case 2”, “Basket Case 3”, “Brain Damage” and more.

1966 – Ashley Laurence, starred in “Hellraiser 1, 2 & 6.”

1964 – Christa Miller, co-starred in “Stepfather III” and the TV mini-series “The Andromeda Strain.”

1947 – Sondra Locke, appeared in the original version of “Willard [1971],” as well as “The Curse of Demon Mountain” and “A Reflection of Fear.”

1933 – Zelda Rubinstein, starred in “Anguish,” “Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon” and “Poltergeist.” She also narrator for the TV show “The Scariest Places on Earth.”

1933 – John Karlen, played “Willie Loomis” on the original “Dark Shadows” series.

1882 – Avery Hopwood, screenwriter for “The Bat Whispers” and “The Bat [1959].”


2019 – Carmine Caridi, acted in the TV Movie “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park,” an episode of “Darkroom [1981]” and “Tales from the Darkside [1987].”

2013 – Eddie Romero, directed such cult B-movies as “Mad Doctor of Blood Island,” “Brides of Blood,” “Beast of the Yellow Night,” “Blood Devils,” “The Twilight People,” “Savage Sisters” and many more.

2003 – Peter MacLean, appeared in the films “Squirm” and “Midnight Offerings.”

1996 – Walter Brandi, starred in “Bloody Pit of Horror,” “Terror-Creatures from the Grave,” “The Vampire and the Ballerina,” “Curse of the Blood Ghouls” and more.

1986 – Lurene Tuttle, appeared in “The Clonus Horror,” “The Manitou,” “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” “The Munsters – TV Series,” “Psycho [1960]” and more.

1960 – George Zucco, appeared in the 1939 version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “The Mummy’s Hand” and “The Mad Ghoul.”

1960 – Ramón Gay, films included “The Aztec Mummy,” “Curse of the Doll People” and “Face of the Screaming Werewolf.”


The H-Man [1959]
The Changeling [1980]
Visiting Hours [1982]
The Thirteenth Floor [1999]

Urban Legend [1999] – Turkey
Psycho Beach Party [2000] – Seattle International Film Festival
An Erotic Vampire in Paris [2002]
Zombthology [2009] – Alexandria, VA premiere

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