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JAN. 21

Idle HandsHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
SFX Artist / Producer Harvey Lowry (BLADE, IDLE HANDS, HANNIBAL, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, I AM LEGEND, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, TRAILER PARK OF TERROR, WATCHMEN, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT, DANCE NIGHT OBSESSION, CASSIDY WAY, THE MORTICIAN, ASOMATOUS, THE MALIBU TAPES) is 49.
Look for Harvey's upcoming Thriller for 2019, THE SUMMONING.
Actor Izabella Miko (THE FORSAKEN, MINIMAL KNOWLEDGE, THE SHORE, THE HOUSE OF USHER, DARK STREETS, FAKE IDENTITY, CLASH OF THE TITANS, AGE OF HEROES, THE RAKE) who is 38.
Actor Boo Boo Stewart (SKELETON MAN, 666: THE CHILD, DANTE'S COVE [TV], THE LAST SENTINEL, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, DARK GAMES, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2, HANSEL & GRETEL: WARRIORS OF WITCHCRAFT, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, HE NEVER DIED, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, DOMINION, AMERICAN SATAN) is 25.
Boo Boo shares a January birthday with fellow TWILIGHT SAGA alumni, Daniel Cudmore.
Look for Boo Boo in the 2019 Thriller, INTREPID.
EraserheadSUNDAY -
Actor Tom Baker (THE CANTERBURY TALES [1972], THE VAULT OF HORROR, FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, THE MUTATIONS, THE CURSE OF KING TUT'S TOMB, DOCTOR WHO, SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE HOUNDS OF BASKERVILLES [TV - 1982], BACKTIME, DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS, AGATHA CHRISTIE MARPLE: TOWARDS ZERO) is 85.
Actor Daniel Cudmore (X2, ALONE IN THE DARK, X-MEN III: THE LAST STAND, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, REVOLUTION, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1, RITES OF PASSAGE, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2, HALO 4: FORWARD UNTO DAWN, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS) is 38.
Daniel shares a January birthday with PERCY JACKSON alumni, Logan Lerman.
Actor Lorenzo Lamas (DETOUR TO TERROR, FLESH AND THE DEVIL, CIA CODE NAME: ALEXA, MASK OF DEATH, TERMINAL JUSTICE, BLACK DAWN, UNDERCURRENT, THE IMMORTAL [TV], THE PARADISE VIRUS, DARK WATERS, DEEP EVIL, RAPTOR ISLAND, SCI-FIGHTER, ALIEN 3000, BLOOD ANGELS, SUCCUBUS: HELL BENT, and way more) is 61.
Actor Crystal Lowe (SANCTIMONY, CHILDREN OF THE CORN: REVELATION, INSOMNIA, BLOOD ANGELS, Masters of Horror: PICK ME UP, FINAL DESTINATION 3, SCARY MOVIE 4, SNAKES ON A PLANE, BLACK CHRISTMAS [2006], WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END, YETI: CURSE OF THE SNOW DEMON, THE BOY NEXT DOOR, KILLER MOUNTAIN, A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE, PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD [TV]) is 38.
Writer/Director David Lynch (ERASERHEAD, THE ELEPHANT MAN, BLUE VELVET, TWIN PEAKS [TV], LOST HIGHWAY, MULHOLLAND DR., INLAND EMPIRE) who is 72.
Musician Paul Stanley (Band: KISS. Albums: PSYCHO CIRCUS. Movies: KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK) is 67.
House of UsherSATURDAY -
I don't usually give Happy Birthdays to dead people, but dead people rarely have a career this active for so long after their death!
Writer Edgar Allen Poe (Movies: THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM [1913], A BARGAIN WITH SATAN, THE LUNATICS, THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE [1914], ISLE OF OBLIVION, EERIE TALES, THE LIVING DEAD [1932], BUCKET OF BLOOD [1932], THE CRIME OF DOCTOR CRESPI, THE TELL-TALE HEART [1939], THE BLACK CAT [1941], THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER [1949], PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE, HOUSE OF USHER [1960], THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM [1961], TALES OF TERROR, THE TOMB OF LIGEIA, THE RAVEN [1963], CITY IN THE SEA, MASTER OF HORROR [1965], THE BLACK CAT [1966], HOUSE OF EVIL, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, THE OBLONG BOX, AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLEN POE, MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE [1971], LEGEND OF HORROR, ONE MINUTE BEFORE DEATH, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER [1979], THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER [1981], ZOMBIE 5 [1982], THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE [1986], THE HOUSE OF USHER [1989], MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH [1989], TWO EVIL EYES [1990], THE HAUNTING OF MORELLA, [1990], BURIED ALIVE, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM [1991], HAUNTING FEAR, TALE OF A VAMPIRE, THE MUMMY LIVES, MORELLA [1999], HATRED OF A MINUTE [2002], ALONE, LUNACY, THE RAVEN [2006], THE RAVEN [2007], THE TOMB [2009], THE RAVEN [2012], REQUIEM FOR THE DAMNED, TERROIR, LIGEIA [2013], FEAR THE CROOKED CORPSE, STONEHEARST ASYLUM, CREEPERS [2014], EDGAR ALLEN POE'S LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER, THE TELL-TALE HEART [2016]).
Look for Edgar's upcoming Horror Thrillers for 2017, 2018, 2019, Steven Berkhoff's TELL TALE HEART, EDGAR ALLEN POE'S LIGEIA, and EL CORAZÒN DELATOR (THE TELL TALE HEART).
How could I NOT give the crumbling remains of Edgar Allen Poe a Happy Birthday?
Actor Tippi Hedren (THE BIRDS, MARNIE, TIGER BY THE TAIL, ROAR, IN THE COLD OF THE NIGHT, PACIFIC HEIGHTS, INEVITABLE GRACE, I WOKE UP EARLY THE DAY I DIED, BREAK UP, MIND RAGE, DEAD WRITE, HER MORBID DESIRES, THE GHOST AND THE WHALE, SOMETHING HORRIBLE) is 83.
Actor Logan Lerman (THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, THE NUMBER 23, GAMER, PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTENING THIEF, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, NOAH) is 26.
Logan shares a January birthday with The Butterfly Effect alumni, Kevin Durand.

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JAN. 18

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer/ Director/ Producer/ Editor/ Actor Takeshi "Beat" Kitano (YASHA, DIOXIN FROM FISH!, JOHNNY MNEMONIC, TOKYO EYES, BROTHER, BATTLE ROYALE, FIREWORKS, BATTLE ROYALE II, IZO, THE MONSTER X STRIKES BACK: ATTACKS THE G8 SUMMIT, BLACK GOSPEL, MOZU THE MOVIE, DOCTOR X: GEKAI DAIMON MEKIKO SPECIAL, GHOST IN THE SHELL [2017]) is 72.
Writer D F Lewis (editor NEMONYMOUS, WEIRDMONGER) is 71. Visit him at dflewisreviews.wordpress.com.

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JAN. 17

SAWHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Naveen Andrews (MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, FUTURE TENSE, GRINDHOUSE, PLANET TERROR, THE BRAVE ONE, ANIMALS, LOST [TV], SINBAD [TV]M ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND [TV], SENSE8 [TV]) is 50.
Screen Writer Brian Helgeland (FRIDAY THE 13th [TV], A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4, 976-EVIL, HIGHWAY TO HELL, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, CONSPIRACY THEORY, BLOOD WORK, MYSTIC RIVER, THE ORDER, CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT) who is 58.
Goth artist Dr. Mangor (Art & SFX for various movies, games, and other multimedia) is 42.
Writer & Artist Jason Thibault (OPTIMUM WOUND COMICS) is 47.
Actor, Writer, Producer Leigh Whannell (STYGIAN, THE MATRIX RELOADED, SAW [all], DEATH SENTENCE, DEAD SILENCE, DYING BREED, INSIDEOUS [all], CRUSH, THE PARDON, COOTIES, RAZE, LAVANTULA, THE BYE BYE MAN, KEEP WATCHING) is 42.
Read my interview with Leigh Whannell and James Wan: THE LAST SAW INTERVIEW.

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JAN. 16

Halloween posterHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Director/ Producer/ Composer John Carpenter (ATTACK ON PRECINCT 13 [1976], HALLOWEEN, THE FOG, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, HALLOWEEN II, THE THING, CHRISTINE, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, THEY LIVE, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, GHOSTS OF MARS, VAMPIRES, Masters of Horror: PRO-LIFE, THE WARD) is 71.
Actor David Chokachi (THE UNSPEAKABLE [TV], PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, WITCHBLADE [TV], BATS: HUMAN HARVEST, THE DREAMLESS, MURDER.COM, THE ASCENT, BORN BAD, RAGE OF THE YETI, ARMY OF THE DAMNED, ROSEVILLE, PATIENT KILLER, CYBER CASE, SENSORY PERCEPTION) is 51.
Look for David's upcoming Horror Thrillers for 2019, THE SUMMONING and THE BONE BOX.
Actor Josie Davis (BADGE OF FEAR, PSYCHIC MURDERS, THE ASCENT, THE CURSED, SEDUCED BY LIES, THE PERFECT STUDENT, DIRTY TEACHER, BACKSTABBED, SECRETS OF MY STEPDAUGHTER, LOCKED IN, WIZARDREAM) is 45.
Comic Artist/Writer Garth Ennis (JUDGE DREDD, THE PUNISHER, HELLBLAZER, BLOODY MARY, THE DARKNESS, SHADOWMAN) is 48.
Actor Richard T. Jones (THE TRIGGER EFFECT, EVENT HORIZON, KISS THE GIRLS, AUGGIE ROSE, PHONE BOOTH, TWISTED, COLLATERAL, CUTTING ROOM, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES [TV], FORGIVENESS, SUPER 8, ATLAS SHRUGGED II: THE STRIKE, THE LAST LETTER, REVOLUTION [TV], GODZILLA [2014], EXTANT [TV], AMERICAN HORROR STORY [TV], SANTA CLARITE DIET [TV]) is 46.
Actor Caroline Munro (THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, DRACULA A.D. 1972, DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN, CAPTAIN KRONOS: VAMPIRE HUNTER, SHARON'S BABY, AT THE EARTH'S CORE, STARCRASH, MANIAC [1980], THE LAST HORROR FILM, SLAUGHTER HIGH, EL AULLIDO DEL DIABLO, FACELESS, DEMONS 6: DE PROFUNDIS, FLESH FOR THE BEAST, THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT, ELDORADO [2012]) is 70.
Caroline shares a birthday month with her STARCRASH co-star, Marjoe Gortner.
Look for Caroline in the upcoming 2013 Horror Thriller, CRYING WOLF.
SFX Artist / Director / Producer Greg Strause (GLASS HOUSE, TERMINATOR 3, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, CONSTANTINE, VENOM, FLIGHTPLAN, THE FOG [2005], ÆON FLUX, XMEN III: CRAPPED BY RATNER, 300, ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, XMEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, 2012, AVATAR, IRON MAN 2, JONAH HEX, SKYLINE, BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, THE AVENGERS, LOOPER, TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Part 2, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, HARDCORE HENRY, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, THE CONJURING 2, DEATHNOTE [2017], STRANGER THINGS [TV], RAMPAGE) is 43.

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JAN. 14

Pirates of the Caribbean - Orlando BloomHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Kevin Durand (DARK ANGEL [TV], TAKEN [TV], THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, LOST [TV], TOUCHING EVIL, TOUCHING EVIL [TV], SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED, THE ECHO, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, CONVICT, LEGION, I AM NUMBER FOUR, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION, A DARK TRUTH, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, DARK WAS THE NIGHT, WINTER'S TALE, NOAH, THE CAPTIVE, THE STRAIN [TV], GARM WARS: THE LAST DRUID) is 45.
Actor Marjoe Gortner (EARTHQUAKE, FOOD OF THE GODS, MAYDAY AT 40,000 FEET!, STARCRASH, MAUSOLEUM, HELLHOLE) is 75.
Actor Jordan Ladd (EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE, CABIN FEVER, CLUB DREAD, MADHOUSE, INLAND EMPIRE, GRINDHOUSE, DEATH PROOF, HOSTEL: PART II, GRACE, AWAKEN, MURDER ON THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR) is 44.
Look for Jordan's upcoming 2019 Horror Thrillers, SATANIC PANIC and VOICES.
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Actor Orlando Bloom (THE LORD OF THE RINGS [all], PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, DEAD MAN'S CHEST, AT WORLD'S END, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN) is 42.
Look for Orlando in the 2019 TV Thriller, CARNIVAL ROW and in the movie Thriller, NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK.
Actor William B. Davis (THE DEAD ZONE, DEADLY DECEPTION, MATINEE, Stephen King's IT, OMEN IV: THE AWAKENING, CIRCUMSTANCES UNKNOWN, THE X-FILES [TV], UNFORGETTABLE, THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE, BROKEN SAINTS, THE PROPOSAL, MINDSTORM, ANTHRAX, SNAKEHEAD TERROR, THE CRADLE WILL FALL, DARKSTORM, SISTERS, THE SECRET OF HIDDEN LAKE, THE MESSENGERS, PASSENGERS, POSESSION, THE THAW, BEHEMOTH, THE TALL MAN, THE PACKAGE, THE SINGULARITY PRINCIPLE, CONTINUUM [TV], ABDUCT, RESIDUE, DEATH NOTE [2017], THE DOCTOR'S CASE, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE) is 81.
Look for William in the upcoming 2019 Horror Mystery, CRYSTAL'S SHADOW.

Actor Liam Hemsworth (KNOWING, TRIANGLE, THE HUNGER GAMES [all], THE EXPENDABLES 2, PARANOIA, CUT BANK) is 29.
Look for Liam in the 2020 Thriller, ARKANSAS.
Writer / Director / Actor Alan Rowe Kelly (I'LL BURY YOU TOMORROW, DEAD SERIOUS, VINDICATION, THE SCREENING, THE BLOOD SHED, PINK EYE, EAT YOUR HEART OUT, SCULPTURE, CROSSED, EXPERIMENT 7, SATAN HATES YOU, GALLERY OF FEAR, SLICES OF LIFE, PSYCHO STREET, RAZOR DAYS, GALLERY OF FEAR, CRAZY FAT ETHEL, and more) is 60.
Editor John Kenny (ALBEDO ONE, AEON PRESS) is 55.
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Actor Vanessa Johansson (DAY OF THE DEAD [2008], THE OBJECTIVE, SHARK IN VENICE, SKAVENGERS) is 39.
Music Maker/Movie Maker Rob Zombie (Music: HELLBILLY DELUXE, AMERICAN MADE MUSIC TO STRIP BY, SINISTER URGE. Movies: HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN, SLITHER, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN II, THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, THE LORDS OF SALEM) who is 53.

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JAN. 11

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Director, Darren Lynn Bousman (IDENTITY LOST, SAW II, SAW III, SAW IV, REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA, MOTHER'S DAY, 11-11-11, THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL, THE BARRENS, ANGELUS, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL, ABBATOIR, ST. AGATHA) is 40.
Look for Darren's upcoming 2019 Horror movie, THE DEATH OF ME.
Actor Eileen Dietz (THE EXORCIST, THE CLONUS HORROR, EXORCISM, NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, CREEPSHOW III, THE QUEEN OF SCREAMS, SIBLING RIVALRY, FREEWAY KILLER, BUTTERFLY, MONSTERPIECE THEATER VOL. 1, DEMON LEGACY, LITTLE BIG BOY: THE RISE AND FALL OF JIMMY DUNCAN, NIGHT TALES, SNOW WHITE: A DEADLY SUMMER, THE DEVIL KNOWS HIS OWN, ABADDON, DEMON LEGACY, AXE TO GRIND, KIDS VS MONSTERS, MONSTERLAND, ABNORMAL ATTRACTION) is 74.
Look for Eileen's upcoming 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Horror Thriller, WIZARDDREAM. Also in 2019, THE GRIMM BACKWARD, PALE HORSE, ITSY BITSY, CLOWNADO, A WAKEFIELD PROJECT, and 100 ACRES OF HELL.

Writer Alethea Kontis (HARLAN COUNTY HORRORS, ALPHA OOPS: H IS FOR HALLOWEEN, THE DARK-HUNTER COMPANION, ENCHANTED) is 58 or something.
Actor Kyle Richards (ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN, THE CAR, EATEN ALIVE, HALLOWEEN, THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS, CURFEW, DEADLY SIBLING RIVALRY) is 50.

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JAN. 10

Dead-AliveHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Director, Producer Walter Hill (THE GETAWAY, THE MAKINTOSH MAN, THE DROWNING POOL, THE WARRIORS, ALIEN [all], CROSSROADS, JOHNNY HANDSOME, TRESPASS, TALES FROM THE CRYPT [TV], TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: BORDELLO OF BLOOD, PERVERSIONS OF SCIENCE [TV], TALES FROM THE CRYPT: RITUAL, AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, AVPR: ALIENS VS PREDATOR, PROMETHEUS, ALIEN: COVENANT) is 77.
Actor Alex Meraz (THE TWILIGHT SAGA [all], THE ROOMMATE, MINE GAMES, BONE TOMAHAWK, SUICIDE SQUAD, BRIGHT) is 33.
Actor William Sanderson (BLUE NUDE, FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE, SAVAGE WEEKEND, BLADE RUNNER, NIGHTMARES, BLACK MOON RISING, LAST MAN STANDING, DEADLY WEAPON, MIRROR MIRROR [1980], THE ROCKETEER, SKEETER, MIRROR MIRROR 2: RAVEN DANCE, THE CLIENT, BATMAN [TV], HOLOGRAM MAN, PHOENIX, STAGEGHOST, THE LOW BUDGET TIME MACHINE, AVATAR [2004], BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP, TRUE BLOOD [TV]) is 75.
Look for William's upcoming 2019 Thriller, ASSASSIN'S FURY.
Writer, Producer Fran Walsh (MEET THE FEEBLES, DEAD-ALIVE, HEAVENLY CREATURES, THE FRIGHTENERS, THE LORD OF THE RINGS [all], KING KONG [2005], THE LOVELY BONES, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY [all], MORTAL ENGINES) is 60.

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JAN. 9

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Angela Bettis (BLESS THE CHILD, MAY, CARRIE [2002], TOOLBOX MURDERS, THE CIRCLE, Masters of Horror: SICK GIRL, THE WOODS, SCAR, WICKED LAKE, DRONES, THE WOMAN, TOM HOLLAND'S TWISTED TALES, DIG) is 45.
Actor Patrick Sabongui (TIMELINE, RECON 2020: THE CAPRINI MASSACRE, 300, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL [2008], DARKNESS WAITS, WATCHMEN, WHITEOUT, THE KILLING MACHINE, THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF, TRON: LEGACY, SUCKER PUNCH, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, IMMORTALS, ENDANGERED, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, TOXIN, GODZILLA [2014], INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE, DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER, DEADRISING: ENDGAME, DRONE, ARROW [TV], SCORCHED EARTH, BEYOND [TV], THE PREDATOR [2018], THE FLASH [TV]) is 42.

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JAN. 8

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Rachel Nichols (THE AMITYVILLE HORROR [2005], THE INSIDE [TV], THE WOODS, ALIAS [TV], THEM [2007], P2, STAR TREK [2009], G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, CRIMINAL MINDS [TV], CONAN THE BARBARIAN [2011], CONTINUUM, ALEX CROSS, RAZE, TOKAREV, McCANICK, CONTINUUM [TV], PANDEMIC, INSIDE, TITANS [TV]) is 38.
Actor Freddie Stroma (HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS [1 & 2], AFTER THE DARK, EXTRATERRESTRIALS, TIME AFTER TIME, ) is 32.

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JAN. 7

Season of the WitchHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Lauren Cohan (SUPERNATURAL [TV], DEATH RACE 2, YOUNG ALEXANDER THE GREAT, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES [TV], THE WALKING DEAD [TV]) is 37.
Actor Nicholas Cage (VAMPIRE'S KISS, WILD AT HEART, FACE/OFF, SNAKE EYES, 8MM, BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, NATIONAL TREASURE [all], THE WICKER MAN [2006], GHOST RIDER [all], GRINDHOUSE, NEXT, KNOWING, KICK-ASS, DRIVE ANGRY, GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, SEASON OF THE WITCH, THE FROZEN GROUND, TOKAREV, LEFT BEHIND, CONQUEST, PAY THE GHOST, MOM AND DAD, LOOKING GLASS, MANDY) is 54.
Look for Nick in his upcoming 2019 Thrillers, KILL CHAIN, GRAND ISLE.
Nick shares a January birthday with his 8MM alumni, Actor Norman Reedus, and the same birthday with his Season of the Witch alumni, Robert Sheehan.
Writer / Editor / Publisher / Short Film Maker Rodriguo Gudiño (Founder and publisher of RUE MORGUE Magazine. Movie: THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEE) who is around 57 or so I think.
Actor Jeremy Renner (A NIGHTMARE COME TRUE, DAHMER, 28 WEEKS LATER, TAKE, THE HURT LOCKER, THE TOWN, THOR, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL, THE AVENGERS [2012], THE BOURNE LEGACY, HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, THE IMMIGRANT, KILL THE MESSENGER, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, ARRIVAL) is 48.
Look for Jeremy in the upcoming 2019 Thriller, AVENGERS: ENDGAME
Actor Robert Sheehan (FOREIGN EXCHANGE [TV], SUMMER OF THE FLYING SAUCER, GHOSTWOOD, CHERRYBOMB, MISFITS [TV], RED RIDING: IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1983, RED RIDING: IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1974, RED RIDING: IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1980, SEASON OF THE WITCH [2011], DEMONS NEVER DIE, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, THE MESSENGER, FORTITUDE [TV], GEOSTORM, MUTE, MORTAL ENGINES) is 31.
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Writer, Artist, Director Vincenzo Natali (BEETLEJUICE [TV], EEK! THE CAT [TV], BLOOD & DONUTS, CUBE, GINGER SNAPS, CYPHER, NOTHING, SPLICE, HAUNTER, THE ABCs OF DEATH 2, HANNIBAL [TV], THE STRAIN [TV]) is 50.
Writer Scott Neumyer (JIMMY STONE'S GHOST TOWN) is ...actually, I don't know what year he was born, so let's just say he is 62.
Actor Norman Reedus (MIMIC, DARK HARBOR, 8MM, LET THE DEVIL WEAR BLACK, GOSSIP, BAD SEED [2000], BLADE II, TOUGH LUCK, PULSE, ANTIKÖRPER, MOSCOW CHILL, RED CANYON, MESSENGERS 2, PANDORUM, THE WALKING DEAD [TV], NIGHT OF THE TEMPLAR) is 50.
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Actor Clancy Brown (THE BRIDE, HIGHLANDER, BLUE STEEL, AMBITION, CAST A DEADLY SPELL, PET SEMETERY II, PAST MIDNIGHT, GARGOYLES [TV], STARSHIP TROOPERS, CARNIVÀLE [TV], THE BURROWERS [TV], A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET [2010], COWBOYS AND ALIENS, JOHN DIES AT THE END, AT ANY PRICE, HELLBENDERS, SPARKS, TRANSFORMERS PRIME [TV - Animated], THE LEGEND KORRA [TV - Animated], NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR, HOMEFRONT, HULK AND THE AGENTS OF S.M.A.S.H. [TV - Animated], TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES [2012-2017, TV - Animated], DOOM PATROL [TV], SLEEPY HOLLOW [TV], AXE COP [TV - Animated], LITTLE EVIL [TV], THOR: RAGNAROK, ) is 60.
Actor Franz Drameh (HEREAFTER, ATTACK THE BLOCK, EDGE OF TOMORROW, RESIDUE, VIXEN: THE MOVIE [Animated], THE FLASH [TV], LEGENDS OF TOMORROW [TV]) is 26.
Look for Franz in the upcoming 2019 Thriller, THE INTERGALATIC ADVENTURES OF MAX CLOUD.
Writer Tananarive Due (THE BETWEEN, BLOOD COLONY, THE LIVING BLOOD, MY SOUL TO KEEP, JOPLIN'S GHOST, and way more) is getting up there!
Musician, Actor Marilyn Manson (Albums: PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY, SMELLS LIKE CHILDREN, ANTICHRIST SUPERSTAR, THE LAST TOUR ON EARTH, MECHANICAL ANIMALS, HOLY WOOD, THE GOLDEN AGE OF GROTESQUE. Movie: SALEM [TV]) is 50.
Actor Catherine Parker (ABSENTIA, THE FAMILY, OCULUS, FUN SIZE HORROR, THE BINDING, ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING, THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE [TV]) is 33.
Look for Catherine in the upcoming 2020 Horror movie, DOCTOR SLEEP.

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JAN. 4

Dawn of the Dead 2004HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Matt Frewer (MAX HEADROOM, THE FOURTH PROTOCOL, FAR FROM HOME, THE STAND [TV], THE LANWMOWER MAN II, GARGOYLES [TV], DEAD MAN'S GUN, QUICKSILVER HIGHWAY, DEAD FIRE, THE INCREDIBLE HULK [TV - Animated], PSI FACTOR, THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES [2000], THE SIGN OF FOUR [2001], THE ROYAL SCANDAL [2001], THE CASE OF THE WHITECHAPEL VAMPIRE [2002], TAKEN [TV], DAWN OF THE DEAD [2004], RIDING THE BULLET, DESPERATION, EUReKA [TV], WEIRDSVILLE, INTELLIGENCE [TV], WATCHMEN, RAMPAGE, BAG OF BONES, FALLING SKIES [TV], ORPHAN BLACK [TV], TIMELESS [TV], RESIDUE, ALTERED CARBON [TV], CASTLEVANIA [TV]) is 61.
Look for Matt in the 2019 Horror Thriller TV series, THE ORDER.
Actor Julian Sands (AFTER DARKNESS, THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS, GOTHIC, VIBES, SIESTA, WARLOCK, ARACHNOPHOBIA, NAKED LUNCH, TALE OF THE VAMPIRE, BOXING HELENA, WARLOCK: THE ARMAGEDDON, DARIO ARGENTO'S THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MERCY, CAT CITY, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, HIROKIN, SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF, ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN, BANSHEE [TV], THE CHOSEN [2016], BORLEY RECTORY [Animated], CROOKED HOUSE) is 61.
Look for Julian in the upcoming 2019 Thriller series, WHAT/IF.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
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Actor Alisen Down (COLD SQUAD [TV], MYSTERIOUS WAYS [TV], TRIPPING THE WIRE: A STEPHEN TREE MYSTERY, DA VINCI'S INQUEST [TV], BATTLESTAR GALATICA [TV], THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL [2008], CASE 39, PARADOX, GRACEPOINT [TV], LOST GIRL [TV], 12 MONKEYS [TV]) is 42.
Actor Nicholas Gonzalez (ANACONDAS: HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID, SEA OF DREAMS, FALLING AWAKE, SLEEPY HOLLOW [TV], THE PURGE: ANARCHY, FREQUENCY [TV], PRETTY LITTLE LIARS [TV], PRAY FOR RAIN [TV], CONFESSIONS OF AN EXORCIST, BENEATH US) is 43.

Voice actor Jason Marsden (ROBOT JOX, [all TV credits] THE MUNSTERS TODAY, EERIE INDIANA, HOCUS POCUS, BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, SPIRITED AWAY [English version], HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER, INVADER ZIM, W.I.T.C.H., AFRO SAMURAI, THE BATMAN, BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THE LEGEND OF KORRA, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, LOCKER 13) is 43.
Actor Jewel Shepherd (RAW FORCE, THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, GOING UNDERCOVER, ROOTS OF EVIL, SCANNER COP II, SLASHER.COM) is 61.
Writer / Director / Actor Hyung-rae Shim (YOUNG-GU AND COUNT DRACULA, TIRANO'S CLAW, POWER KING, DRAGON TUKA, REPTILIAN, DRAGON WARS: D-WAR) is 61.

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House On Haunted Hill - 1999HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
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Actor Tia Carrere (COVENANT, ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE, INTIMATE STRANGER, RISING SUN, TREACHEROUS, TRUE LIES, HOLLOW POINT, KULL THE CONQUEROR, TOP OF THE WORLD, DOG BOYS, SCAR CITY, THE NIGHT OF THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN, RELIC HUNTER [TV], TORN APART, SUPERNOVA, DARK HONEYMOON, IN PLAIN SIGHT [TV], SCOOBY DOO! MYSTERY INCORPORATED [TV], GUTSHOT STRAIGHT, THE GIRL [2016], LEGEND OF HALLOWAIIAN) is 51.
Actor Taye Diggs (HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, NEW BEST FRIEND, EQUILIBRIUM, BASIC, DRUM, SLOW BURN, DAY BREAK [TV], DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT, MURDER IN THE FIRST, ROSEWOOD [TV], TILL DEATH DO US PART, RIVER RUNS RED) is 48.
Actor Julie Farrar (THE CHRISTMAS SEASON MASSACRE, THE UNDERTOW, SAVAGE HARVEST 2, DEADWOOD PARK) is 39.
Writer Brian J. Hatcher (various short stories) is 51.
Writer Bentley Little (THE MAILMAN, UNIVERSITY, THE IGNORED, DOMINION, THE TOWN, DEATH INSTINCT) is 59.
Actor, Stunt Woman, Nancy McCrumb (CULT, DARK HOUSE, THE AWAKENING [2010], 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, DEMON LEGACY, READY TO DIE, INTO THE STORM, THE PACT II, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION, THE CROOKED MAN, AMERICAN HORROR STORY [TV], FEAR THE WALKING DEAD [TV]) is 35.
Look for Nancy's upcoming Horror Thriller for 2019, CAPTIVE STATE.

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DraculaHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
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Actor Jonas Armstrong (GHOST SQUAD, BOOKS OF BLOOD, THE FIELD OF BLOOD, RAGE OF THE YETI, TWENTY8K, EDGE OF TOMORROW) is 38.
Actor Morris Chestnut (HALF PAST DEAD, CONFIDENCE, ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID, THE CAVE, V [TV], AMERICAN HORROR STORY [TV], THE CALL, KICK-ASS 2, THE PERFECT GUY, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, ROSEWOOD [TV]) is 50.
Actor Frank Langella (THE DEADLY TRAP, DRACULA [1979], SPHINX, SHERLOCK HOLMES [1981], BODY OF EVIDENCE, BRAINSCAN, BAD COMPANY, THE NINTH GATE, INNOCENTS, CRY BABY LANE, NOW YOU SEE IT..., 10.5: APOCALYPSE, THE CALLER, THE BOX, ALL GOOD THINGS, UNKNOWN, ROBOT AND FRANK, THE TIME BEING, PARTS PER BILLION, THE AMERICANS [TV]) is 81.
Actor Christopher Redman (THE DEFENDERS: CHOICE OF EVILS, GINGER SNAPS, BLESS THE CHILD, K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER, ABSOLON, TOUCHING EVIL [TV], Masters of Horror: John Carpenter's CIGARETTE BURNS, ABSOLUTE ZERO, 88 MINUTES, SCREAMERS: THE HUNTING, RE-CUT, CSI: MIAMI [TV], GREEN GUYS, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, THE SOUND AND THE SHADOW, THE LAST SHIP [TV], THE TANK, REVERIE [TV]) is 39.

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