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NOV. 20

FRIDAY THE 13th 2 Review
By Ken King

Read the FRIDAY THE 13th Part 2 review by Ken King

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New MONSTER HUNTER Trailer drops

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Laura Harris (IT [TV], FOR THOSE WHO HUNT THE WOUNDED DOWN, MURDER AT MY DOOR, HABITAT, SUICIDE KINGS, THE FACULTY, THE MANOR, THE HIGHWAY MAN, THE CALLING, 24 [TV], DEAD LIKE ME [TV], A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, SEVERANCE, Stephen King's DEAD ZONE [TV], WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB [TV], DEFYING GRAVITY [TV], FINAL SALE, THE PRIVILEGED) is 45.
Actor Ming-Na Wen (TERMINAL VOYAGE, SPAWN: THE ANIMATED SERIES [TV], SPAWN 3: ULTIMATE BATTLE, FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN, THE BATMAN [TV], VANISHED [TV], PROM NIGHT, PUSH, SGU: STARGATE UNIVERSE [TV], EUReKA [TV], SUPER CYCLONE, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., THE DARKNESS [2016]) is 58.
Actor Kayla Perkins (LAST BREATH, HELL-EPHONE, THE LEGACY, HALLOWEEN HOMECOMING, HELL HOUSE [2009], SANTA CLAUS VS. THE ZOMBIES, IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS, RED RIVER, POINT PLEASANT, THE GIRL, PARADISE, CRY FOR REVENGE, LAST BREATH, THE KILLBILLIES, NIGHTMARE FUEL, CYCLICAL EFFECT, KILL GRANNIE KILL, BLOODY SISTERLY LOVE, HELL NIGHT: THE SUMMONING, THE WICKED ONE, CLOWN NIGHTMARE) is 27.
Look for Kayla in the upcoming 2020, 2021 Horror, WICKED ONES. Also in 2021, MAURA THE VAMPIRE PRINCESS.
Actor Sean Young (BLADE RUNNER, A KISS BEFORE DYING, FOREVER, LOVE CRIMES, ONCE UPON A CRIME, BLUE ICE, MODEL BY DAY, MIRAGE, DR. JEKYLL AND MS. HYDE, EVIL HAS A FACE, EXCEPTION TO THE RULE, THE INVADER, MOTEL BLUE, NIGHT CLASS, THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR, THREAT OF EXPOSURE, BEFORE I SAY GOODBYE, 1ST TO DIE, IN THE SHADOW OF THE COBRA, A KILLER WITHIN, THIRD MAN OUT, HEADSPACE, THE DROP, THE GARDEN, HAUNTED ECHOES, PARASOMNIA, JUGFACE, GINGERCLOWN, COMPLICITY, MY TRIP BACK TO THE DARK SIDE, DARLING, BONE TOMAHAWK, POLICE STATE, ESCAPE ROOM, BLADE RUNNER 2049, DARK ASCENSION, AXCELLERATOR, A BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION) is 61.

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NOV. 19

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
SFX Artist Paul Campion (THE LORD OF THE RINGS [all], CONSTANTINE, SIN CITY, THE DA VINCI CODE, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, 4: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, DORIAN GRAY, CLASH OF THE TITANS [2010], KINGSMEN: THE SECRET SERVICE, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, DETOUR [2016], FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, PYLON) is 53.
Actor Jodie Foster (THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, SHADOWS AND FOG, PANIC ROOM, FLIGHTPLAN, INSIDE MAN, THE BRAVE ONE, ELYSIUM, HOTEL ARTEMIS) is 58.
Look for Jodie in the upcoming 2021 Thriller, PRISONER 760.
Jodie was the voice of Pugsly Addams in the 1973 animated series THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
Boy! The things you can learn on IMDb!
Actor Kathleen Quinlan (WHERE HAVE ALL THE PEOPLE GONE?, THE MISSING ARE DEADLY, NIGHTMARE IN BLOOD, AIRPORT '77, I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN, TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, BLACKOUT, WARNING SIGN, MAN OUTSIDE, TRAPPED, STRAYS, LAST LIGHT, PERFECT ALIBI, BREAKDOWN, EVENT HORIZON, THE RIVERMAN, THE DEAD WILL TELL, THE HILLS HAVE EYES [2006], HARM'S WAY, AFTER, CHIMERA STRAIN, PARALLEL, THE RUNAWAYS [TV]) is 66.
Look for Kathleen in the upcoming 2020, 2021 Horror Thriller, THE STAIRS.

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NOV. 18

HUMP DAY BUMP YOU!
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Them: "I think HALLOWEEN III is the best of the HALLOWEEN movies!"

Me: "I'm glad you like it, but this is why you're Wrong!"
My review of HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Derek Clendening (THE BETWEEN YEARS, THE VAMPIRE WAY, THE BREEDING) is 59 or something.
Horror Writer Kristy Dark (PINE LODGE, ILLUMINATI, MYSTERY WRITER 13), is around 59. Visit her at her official website KristyDark.com.
Writer Alan Moore (Comics/Novels: THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN II, THE COURTYARD, SWAMP THING, THE WATCHMEN, SPAWN: Evolution, FROM HELL, THE KILLING JOKE, CONSTANTINE, VOICE OF THE FIRE, JERUSALEM. Movies: THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, CONSTANTINE, WATCHMEN, WATCHMEN [TV - 2008], WATCHMEN [TV - 2019], THE SHOW) is 67.
Writer Lyda Morehouse (ARCHANGEL PROTOCOL, FALLEN HOST, MESSIAH NODE, APOCALYPSE ARRAY) is 59 or something.

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NOV. 17

Revisiting Mick Garris Master's of Horror with John Carpenter's CIGARETTE BURNS
Review by Horror screenwriter, Ken King

Colin Foo as Fung

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Dec. 20 is the 200th Anniversary of the infamous murders of the Bell family.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor/Stuntwoman Zoe Bell (KILL BILL [both], POSEIDON [2006], DEVIL'S DEN, PENNY DREADFUL, DEATH PROOF, PLANET TERROR, LOST [TV], REFLECTIONS, GAMER, THE FINAL DESTINATION, HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, RAZE, IRON MAN 3, OBLIVION, THOR: RAGNAROK, FRESHWATER, PARADOX, THE BIG TAKE) is 42.

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NOV. 16

UPDATE -
The New FRIDAY THE 13th Movie Review

Review by Horror screenwriter, Ken King.

Look at this kill

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Gemma Atkinson (NIGHT WOLF, AIRBORNE, DEVIL'S PASS, NIGHT OF THE LIVING 3D DEAD, CAIN HILL) is 36.
Actor Kimberly J. Brown (VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU, HALLOWEENTOWN [TV], HALLOWEENTOWN II: KALABAR'S REVENGE [TV], HALLOWEENTOWN HIGH [TV], BIG BAD WOLF) who is 36.
Actor Clu Gulager (MYSTERY IN DRACULA'S CASTLE [TV], RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2, THE OFFSPRING, THE HIDDEN, HUNTER'S BLOOD, UNINVITED, TEEN VAMP, THE WILLIES, THE KILLING DEVICE, THE PUPPET MASTER 5, FEAST [all], PIRANHA 3DD, DIRECTOR'S COMMENTARY: TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN, CHILDREN OF THE CORN: RUNAWAY) who is 91.
Actor Ona Grauer (HOUSE OF THE DEAD, DEEP EVIL, CATWOMAN, ALONE IN THE DARK, FIREWALL, THE COLLECTOR [TV], YETI: CURSE OF THE SNOW DEMON, ENCOUNTER WITH DANGER, PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS, V [TV], CULT, ELYSIUM, THE WHISPERS [TV], COME TO DADDY) is 45.
Actor Marg Helgenberger (DEATH DREAMS, THROUGH THE EYES OF A KILLER, THE TOMMYKNOCKERS, DISTANT COUSINS, WHEN LOVE KILLS, SPECIES, SPECIES II, GIVING UP THE GHOST, LETHAL VOWS, MR. BROOKS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, UNDER THE DOME [TV]) is 62.

SUNDAY -
Actor J.C. Brandy (HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MEYERS, DOGSTAR, DEVIL IN THE FLESH, LUCINDA'S SPELL, PROMETHEUS BOUND, COMEDY HELL, PRANK, THE VICTIM) is 45.
Look for J.C. in the 2019, 2020, 2021 Horror Thriller, HAUNTED: 333.
Actor Jonny Lee Miller (HACKERS, COMPLICITY, DRACULA 2000, THE ESCAPIST, MINDHUNTER, ÆON FLUX, ELI STONE [TV], DEXTER [TV], DARK SHADOWS [2012], BYZANTIUM, ELEMENTARY [TV]) is 48.
Look for Jonny in the upcoming 2020, 2021 Thriller, SETTLERS.
Actor Kevin J. O'Connor (EQUINOX, NO ESCAPE, COLOR OF NIGHT, VIRTUOSITY, LORD OF ILLUSIONS, GODS AND MONSTERS, DEEP RISING, THE MUMMY, VAN HELSING, SERAPHIM FALLS, FLIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE BEAST [TV], G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, THE MOB DOCTOR [TV], THE CLEANSE, 11.22.63 [TV], CAPTIVE STATE, EXORCISM AT 60,000 FEET) is 57.
Actor Sydney Tamiia Poitier (TRUE CRIME, JOAN OF ARCADIA, VERONICA MARS, HOOD OF HORROR, GRINDHOUSE, DEATH PROOF, KNIGHT RIDER 2013 - TV], NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ORIGINS 3D, CLINICAL, HOMECOMING [TV]) is 47.

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Actor Sandahl Bergman (SHE, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, RED SONJA, PROGRAMMED TO KILL, HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN, RAW NERVE, REVENGE ON THE HIGHWAY, NIGHT OF THE ARCHER, POSSESSED BY THE NIGHT, INNER SANCTUM II, ICE CREAM MAN, SORCERESS II) is 69.
Actor Olga Kurylenko (THE SNAKE, HITMAN, MAX PAYNE, THE ASSASSIN NEXT DOOR, CENTURION, TYRANNY [TV], MAGIC CITY [TV], OBLIVION, EMPIRES OF THE DEEP, VAMPIRE ACADEMY, NOVEMBER MAN, JUST A BREATH AWAY, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, MARA, THE ROOM, THE BAY OF SILENCE, LE TRADUCTEURS aka TRANSLATORS) is 41.
Look for Olga in the upcoming 2020, 2021 Thriller, EMPIRES OF THE DEEP.
Comic Writer/Artist Omaha Perez (HOLMES) is 50.
Writer Cat Rambo (Various short stories and collaborations) is 57.

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NOV. 13

FRIDAY THE 13th!
There are no reviews of any Friday the 13th movies here. Well, except for maybe FREDDY VS JASON.

However, 28 years ago today was the release of Francis Ford Coppola's

DRACULA - 1992

Dracula 1992

10 years ago was the release of The Brothers Strause' SKYLINE, but nobody cares.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Tom Atkins (THE DEADLY CARGO, THE FOG, THE NINTH CONFIGURATION, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, HALLOWEEN III, CREEPSHOW, NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, MANIAC COP, DUE OCCHI DIABOLICHI, STRIKING DISTANCE, BRUISER, OUT OF THE BLACK, MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, DRIVE ANGRY, APOCALYPSE KISS, ENCOUNTER, TRICK) is 85.
Look for Tom's upcoming Horror Thriller for 2020, 2021 THE COLL3CTED.
Actor Gerard Butler (TALE OF THE MUMMY, DRACULA 2000, REIGN OF FIRE, LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: CRADLE OF LIFE, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, BEOWULF & GRENDEL, 300, TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER, GAMER, CORIOLANUS, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN [all], GEOSTORM, THE VANISHING [2018], HUNTER KILLER, GREENLAND) who is 51.
Actor Tracy Scoggins (WATCHERS II, PLAY MURDER FOR ME, TIMEBOMB, DEMONIC TOYS, DEAD ON, ALIEN INTRUDER, DOLLMAN VS. DEMONIC TOYS, HELLBORN, THE STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, MR. HELL, OTIS, DANTE'S COVE [TV]) is 66.

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NOV. 12

On This Day In 1982, Americans Demanded CAKE!
Also the first starring role of Joe Hill.

Creep Show

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Greg F. Gifune (NIGHT WORK, JUDAS GOAT, THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, DOWN TO SLEEP, A VIEW FROM THE LAKE, HERETICS, SORCERER, DEEP NIGHT, DOMINION, KINGDOM OF SHADOWS, BLOOD IN ELECTRIC BLUE, THE BLEEDING SEASON, SAYING UNCLE, LONG AFTER DARK, CHILDREN OF CHAOS, DRAGO DESCENDING) is 53.
Actor Radha Mitchell (PITCH BLACK, WHEN STRANGERS APPEAR, PHONE BOOTH, VISITORS, SILENT HILL, ROGUE, SURROGATES, THE CRAZIES [2010], SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D SACRIFICE, EVIDENCE, FROZEN GROUND, THE DARKNESS [2016], DREAMKATCHER) is 47.
Writer Gord Rollo (CRIMSON, THE JIGSAW MAN, STRANGE MAGIC, VALLEY OF THE SCARECROW) is 53.
SFX Artist, Chet Zar (THE BLOB [1988], CELLER DWELLER, DARKMAN, BLOOD SALVAGE, GHOST IN THE MACHINE, STIR OF ECHOES, PLANET OF THE APES [2001], THE RING, THE CAVE, THE RING TWO, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, ALTERED, ONE MISSED CALL, NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR) is 53.

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NOV. 11

HUMP DAY BUMP YOU!
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Them: "I know it gets a lot of hate, but I think PROMETHEUS is the best of the ALIEN movies!"

Me: "I'm glad you like it, but this is why you're Wrong!"
My review of PROMETHEUS.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Artist Laurie Lipton - in accordance with typical female vanity stereotypes - will not mention her age.
Visit her at LaurieLipton.
Actor Bill Mosely (ENDANGERED SPECIES, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, FAIR GAME, THE BLOB [1988], THE FIRST POWER, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD [1990], ARMY OF DARKNESS, EVIL ED, THE CONVENT, ESSENCE OF ECHOES, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, VICIOUS, HOME SICK, CARNIVÀLE [TV], THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, EVIL BONG, A DEAD CALLING, THR3E, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN, THE GRAVES, 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS, GODKILLER, ROGUE RIVER, THE TORTURED, ELDORADO, DEAD SOULS, THE INFLICTED, TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, HOLLISTON [TV], HOUSE OF THE WITCHDOCTOR, DISCIPLES, OLD 37, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD ORIGINS: 3D, SMOTHERED, BIG TOP EVIL, 3 FROM HELL, GOTHIC HARVEST, TABBOT'S TRAVELING CARNIVALE OF TERRORS, SLAYER: THE REPENTLESS KILLOGY, EXORCISM AT 60,000 FEET, I AM FEAR) is 70.
Look for Bill's upcoming Horror Thrillers for 2020, 2021, THE MANGLED.
Writer Brett Alexander Savory (Former Editor of CHIzine, author of THE DISTANCE TRAVELED, IN AND DOWN) is 46, he says.

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NOV. 10

Horror Babble Drops H.P Lovecraft Short Story Audio Book

THE GREEN MEADOW by H.P. Lovecraft and Winifred V. Jackson.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Brandon Berntson (Various short stories) is 49.
Actor April Monique Burril (SILVER SCREAM, CHAINSAW SALLY, COUNTESS BATHORIA'S GRAVEYARD PICTURE SHOW, A FEAST OF FLESH, CORPUS KRISTI, THE GOOD SISTERS, THE HORROR VAULT, THE CHAINSAW SALLY SHOW, LITTLE BIG BOY, POST MORTEM AMERICA: 2021, LITTLE BIG BOY, THE HOSPITAL, THE BONE GARDEN, BLOODY SCUM, CAMP KILLER, and way more) is 48.
Writer, Producer, Director Roland Emmerich (MAKING CONTACT, GHOST CHASE, MOON 44, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, GODZILLA [1998], THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR, EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS, GODZILLA: THE ANIMATED SERIES [TV], HELL) is 62.
Look for his 2021 Thriller, HAVEN: ABOVE SKY.
Writer Neil Gaiman (SANDMAN [all], NEVERWHERE, AMERICAN GODS, GOOD OMENS [w/Terry Pratchett], CORALINE, ANANSI BOYS, THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS) is 60.
Writer Jason Pinter (THE MARK, THE DARKNESS, THE GUILTY) is 42.

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NOV. 9

WRITER'S BLOCK Now On VOD

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Great Concept Poorly Executed: SPECIES

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Eric Dane (CHARMED [TV], FEAST, PAINKILLER JANE, X-MEN III: THE LAST STAND, OPEN WATER 2: ADRIFT, GREY LADY, THE LAST SHIP [TV]) is 48.
Actor Lou Ferrigno (THE INCREDIBLE HULK [TV - 1977], HERCULES [1983], THE ADVENTURES OF HERCULES [1985], DESERT WARRIOR, SINBAD OF THE SEVEN SEAS [1989], THE TRIAL OF THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THE DEATH OF THE INCREDIBLE HULK, HANGFIRE, THE INCREDIBLE HULK [1996], FROGTOWN 2, HULK [2003], THE SCORPION KING 4, THE LAST SHIP [TV], AVENGERS GRIMM, SHARKNADO 3, RING RING) is 69.
Look for Lou's upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, MUMMY DEAREST.
Stunt / Actor Dana Hee (CLASS OF 1999 II, THE SHADOW, TERMINAL VELOCITY, DEADLY TARGET, STRANGER BY NIGHT, SPECIES, BATMAN FOREVER, JADE, LAWNMOWER MAN 2, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE, GHOSTS OF MARS, TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES, BURIED ALIVE, TERMINATOR: SALVATION, LEGION, THE KEEPER, and way more) is 59.
Actor Scottie Thompson (STAR TREK [2009], SKYLINE, THE LOOKALIKE, 37, THE BLACKLIST [TV], THE FUNHOUSE MASSACRE, BEFORE I WAKE, DEAD ON ARRIVAL [2017], BROKEN GHOST, 12 MONKEYS [TV], LIMBO) is 39.

SUNDAY -
Producer Elizabeth Avellan (EL MARIACHI, DESPERADO, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN [all], THE FACULTY, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, SIN CITY, CURANDERO, GRINDHOUSE, DEATH PROOF, PLANET TERROR, PREDATORS, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR) is 60.
Elizabeth shares a birthday month with THE FACULTY alumni, Famke Janssen and Robert Patrick.
Producer Boaz Davidson (DOG WATCH, OUTSIDE OZONA, BRIDGE OF DRAGONS, THE 4TH FLOOR, COLD HARVEST, SPIDERS, CROCODILE, OCTOPUS, COLD HEART, SPIDERS II, REPLICANT, OCTOPUS 2, PANIC, CROCODILE 2, SHARK ATTACK 3, RATS, ALIEN HUNTER, SHARK ZONE, MANSQUITO, THE EXPENDABLES, DRIVE ANGRY, HUNTER KILLER, KILL CHAIN, and lots more) is 77.
Look for Boaz's 2020, 2021 Thriller, JOLT.
Actor Jessica Lowndes (Masters of Horror: DANCE OF THE DEAD, AUTOPSY, THE HAUNTING OF MOLLY HARTLEY, ALTITUDE, THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL, A MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE, A DEADLY ADOPTION, ABBATOIR, A FATHER'S NIGHTMARE) is 32.
Actor Dania Ramirez (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, ILLEGAL TENDER, QUARANTINE, HEROES [TV], PREMIUM RUSH, TELL ME A STORY [TV]) is 41.
Actor Chris Rankin (HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE, HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, EXPLODE, CHAPTER TWO, HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATH HALLOWS PART 2, GRACIE) is 37.
Actor Tara Reid (A RETURN TO SALEM'S LOT, I WOKE UP EARLY THE DAY I DIED, URBAN LEGEND, CRUEL INTENTIONS, DEVIL'S POND, ALONE IN THE DARK, THE CROW: WICKED PRAYER, INCUBUS, VIPERS, THE FIELDS, SHARKNADO [all], PARTY BUS TO HELL, WORTHLESS, OUIJA HOUSE, ART OF THE DEAD, ATTACK OF THE UNKNOWN) is 45.
Look for Tara in the upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, MUMMY DEAREST.
SFX Artist Colin Strause (VOLCANO, THE X FILES, THE GLASS HOUSE, TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, CONSTANTINE, VENOM [2005], , THE FOG [2005], ÆON FLUX, POSEIDON [2006], X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, 300, THE INVASION, AVPR: ALIEN VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM, JUMPER, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, 2012, AVATAR, THE BOOK OF ELI, IRON MAN 2, JONAH HEX, SKYLINE, BATTLE LOS ANGELES, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, THE AVENGERS, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN 2) is 44.

SATURDAY -
Actor Yunjin Kim (SWIRI, YESTERDAY, DIARY OF JUNE, SEVEN DAYS, LOST [TV], THE NEIGHBORS, MISTRESSES, CONFESSION) is 47.
Actor Michael Papajohn (PREDATOR 2, NAKED SOULS, ERASER, SPAWN, SPIDER-MAN, HULK, TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES, HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG, SPIDER-MAN 3, I KNOW WHO KILLED ME, TERMINATOR SALVATION, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, JONAH HEX, DRIVE ANGRY, THE BOURNE LEGACY, ESCAPE PLAN, DEVIL'S DUE, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, NIGHTCRAWLER, JURASSIC WORLD, AMERICAN ULTRA, NOCTURNA, COLD MOON, JEEPERS CREEPERS III, UNHINGED) is 56.

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NOV. 6

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor, Writer Trace Beaulieu (MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 [TV], MSTK3: THIS ISLAND EARTH) doesn't look a day over 62, which he won't be until tomorrow.
Producer Susan Downey (GHOST SHIP, GOTHIKA, HOUSE OF WAX, THE REAPING, THE INVASION, ROCKNROLLA, ORPHAN, WHITEOUT, SHERLOCK HOLMES [2009], THE BOOK OF ELI, IRON MAN 2, UNKNOWN, SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, THE FACTORY) is 47.
Look for Susan's 2020 Thriller, SWEET TOOTH.
Actor Thandie Newton (INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, LOADED, BELOVED, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II, THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE, SHADE, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, CRASH, ROCKNROLLA, 2012, VANISHING ON 7th STREET, RETREAT, WESTWORLD [TV]) is 48.
Look for Thandie in the 2020, 2021 Thriller, REMINISCENCE.
Actor Rebecca Romijn (X-MEN, ROLLERBALL, FEMME FATALE, X2, THE PUNISHER, GODSEND, X3: The Last Gasp, EASTWICK, SATANIC PANIC) is 47.
Rebecca shares a November birthday with fellow X-MEN alumni, Famke Janssen.
Actor Theresa Tilly (EVIL DEAD, BRUTAL MASSACRE: A COMEDY, OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, STOMPING GROUND) is 67.
Look for Theresa in the upcoming 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Horror Thriller, THE PROTOTYPE.

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NOV. 5

QUICK BITES

At the Mountains of Madness Volume 1

Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness Illustrated by Baranger Revealed
H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness is one of the greatest classics of American horror literature. As the most ambitious story Lovecraft ever wrote, it has served as a source of inspirations for filmmakers and authors in the decades since his death.

The critically acclaimed artist François Baranger was fascinated early on by Lovecrafts works that explore the darkest corners of human imagination. After dreaming about illustrated versions of Lovecraft's works for years, Baranger finally began to create his own vision of the Lovcraftian horror. He has previously interpreted the classic The Call of Cthulhu which received international praise. Now Baranger is pushing the boundaries even further with his bold vision of At the Mountains of Madness.

Continued at MyNewsDesk.

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PROSPECT now at Netflix

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ALICE COOPER Mocks Our Demockracy with ELECTED

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the FacultyHAPPY HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Famke Janssen (LORD OF ILLUSIONS, GOLDENEYE, DEEP RISING, THE FACULTY, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, X-MEN, X2, X3: Death of a Franchise, TAKEN [all], 100 FEET, THE CHAMELEON, HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, HEMLOCK GROVE [TV], THE WOLVERINE, THE BEING, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER [TV], THE BLACKLIST [TV], THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION [TV], THE POISON ROSE, THE CAPTURE [TV], PRIMAL, THE POSTCARD KILLINGS) who is 55.
Look for Famke's upcoming Thriller for 2020, WAY DOWN.
Famke shares a birthday with fellow THE FACULTY and THE POISON ROSE alumni,
Actor Robert Patrick (DIE HARD 2, TERMINATOR 2, FIRE IN THE SKY, ZERO TOLERANCE, LAST GASP, ASYLUM, THE FACULTY, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 2, THE X-FILES [TV], SPY KIDS, FIREWALL, LONELY STREET, AUTOPSY, ALIEN TRESPASS, THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND, RED FACTION: ORIGIN, TRUE BLOOD, SAFE HOUSE, KILL THE MESSENGER, HELLIONS, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: The Series [TV], HELLIONS, LOST AFTER DARK, EDGE OF FEAR, THE POISON ROSE, and more) is 62.
Look for Robert in the upcoming 2020 Horror Thriller, A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD. And in 2021, WHAT JOSIAH SAW and RUSHED.
Writer, Director, Producer, Jason Stephenson (OFF THE BEATEN PATH, DOOMED TO CONSUME, TERROR OVERLOAD, STRIP CLUB SLASHER, SUBURBAN MADNESS, HORRORATHON Volume 1) is 57.

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QUICK BITES

Want To Expand Your Horror Short Movie World?
FRENCH HORROR MOVIES!

The latest example is Producer / Director Kevin Mendiboure's UNDER THE BED.

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HAPPY HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor, Stuntman Ken Kirzinger (FRIDAY THE 13th PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN, IT [TV], THE X-FILES [TV], THE 13TH WARRIOR, MISSION TO MARS, THIR13EN GHOSTS, INSOMNIA, DREAMCATCHER, X2, FREDDY VS. JASON, PAYCHECK, THE FOG [2005], X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END, JOY RIDE 2, WATCHMEN, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL [2008], THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, and more) is 61.
Ken Kirzinger shares a birthday month with FREDDY vs. JASON alumni, Katherine Isabelle.
Actor Travis Van Winkle (CONFESSION, LEFT IN DARKNESS, ASYLUM [2008], FRIDAY THE 13TH [2009], BLOODWORK, 247°F, RITES OF PASSAGE, THE LAST SHIP [TV], INSTINCT [TV]) is 38.

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NOV. 3

Chick Tract HAPPY HALLOWEEN

HEAVY METAL Remembers Jack Chick
The Born Again Fundamentalist Comic Book writer and artist
In case you missed it: Jack Chick, one of the (allegedly) most widely read comics artists of all time, died in 2016, just a week before Halloween. Chick was the crazy Evangelical Christian best known for "Chick Tracts." Chick's company claims to have printed over 800 million of the preachy comics, which warned the world of sin, Satanism, vast unholy conspiracies, and general impending fiery doom for all non-believers. Chick was more or less anti-everything: anti-Catholic, anti-Mormon, anti-Muslim, anti-Mason, anti-rock 'n roll, anti-gay, anti-evolution, anti-science, anti-Dungeons & Dragons, anti-Harry Potter, anti-Stewie from Family Guy, anti-Walking Dead, and anti-Halloween.

Continued at Heavy Metal.

Not all comic book artists share Heavy Metal Magazine's view. Some underground comic artists appreciated his style, even though they knew Jack believed they were evil or - at best - misguided and going to hell.

Continued at The Guardian.

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Happy 66th Birthday, GODZILLA!

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Dawn of the DeadHAPPY HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Debbie Rochon (NEGATIVES, BANNED, VALERIE, BLACK EASTER, REGENERATED MAN, ABDUCTED II, SHRIEK OF THE LYCANTHROPE, DEPRAVED, TROMEO AND JULIET, SANTA CLAWS, EVIL AMBITIONS, CYBER VENGEANCE, THE VAMPIRE'S SEDUCTION, ALIEN AGENDA, RAGE OF THE WEREWOLF, TERROR FIRMER, HELLBLOCK 13, CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER IV, THE RESURRECTION GAME, MULVA: ZOMBIE ASS KICKER!, KILLJOY 2, VAMPIRE QUEEN, DEADLY STINGERS, CHAINSAW CHEERLEADERS, DEAD END [2010], SINEATERS, IMAGO, SICK, DEATH HOUSE, ALTERSCAPE, FANTASMA [2018], SHAKESPEARE'S SH*TSTORM, and a whole lot more) is 52.
SFX MUA, Actor Tom Savini (DEAD OF NIGHT, MARTIN, DAWN OF THE DEAD, MANIAC, CREEPSHOW, CREEPSHOW 2, DAY OF THE DEAD, TWO EVIL EYES, HEARTSTOPPER, INNOCENT BLOOD, THE DEMOLITIONIST, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, THE MONSTER MAN, WEB OF DARKNESS, CHILDREN OF THE LIVING DEAD, EYES ARE UPON YOU, TED BUNDY, BLOOD BATH, ZOMBIEGEDDON, VICIOUS, DAWN OF THE DEAD [2004], FOREST OF THE DAMNED, LAND OF THE DEAD, GRINDHOUSE, PLANET TERROR, DIARY OF THE DEAD, THE DEAD MATTER, HORRORWEEN, DEATH FROM ABOVE, COOL AS HELL, THE SADIST [2013], FROM DUSK TILL DAWN [TV], and way more) is 74.
Actor Gemma Ward (STRANGERS, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES) is 33.

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NOV. 2

Dia de los Muertos
The centerpiece of this banner for Día de Muertos or Día de los Muertos
is the art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Purists say that Day of the Dead, which begins on November 1 and ends on November 2, is not a Mexican version of Halloween*. Yet Hallowmass (All Saint's Day), which also begins on Nov. 1, bears striking similarities to the Latin America version. Moreover no one can deny the obvious, that down through the years children and adults from both cultures celebrate with dressing up in costume and, depending on the state/cuidad, going door to door asking for dulce. HALLOWEEN and DÍA de MUERTOS is no longer the somber Catholic Feast for the Dead the European churches created centuries ago.

33 Days of HALLOWEEN! Day 33

For Monday, the Thirty-third and final day of HALLOWEEN, we catch up on all we missed.

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Ginger SnapsHAPPY DIA DE LOS MUERTOS BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Peter Atkins (MORNINGSTAR, BIG THUNDER, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER 2, HELLRAISER III, WISHMASTER, HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE, PRISONERS OF THE SUN) is 65.
Actor Samantha Ferris (DEADLOCKED, BLACKWOODS, SHATTERED, LOST IN THE DARK, THE 4400 [TV], SUPERNATURAL [TV], GRACE, THE KILLING MACHINE, THE TALL MAN, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN, SALVATION [TV], NEWLYWED AND DEAD) is 52.
Actor Katharine Isabelle (KNIGHT MOVES, VOYAGE OF TERROR, DISTURBING BEHAVIOR, Da VINCI'S INQUEST [TV], GINGER SNAPS [all], BONES, INSOMNIA, CARRIE [2002], FREDDY VS. JASON, SPOOKY HOUSE, SHOW ME, OGRE, RAMPAGE, HARD RIDE TO HELL, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS, AMERICAN MARY, BEING HUMAN [TV], 13 EERIE, TORMENT, PRIMARY, SEE NO EVIL 2, 88, HANNIBAL [TV], THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, THE ORDER [TV]) is 39.
Actor Michael Bailey Smith (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5, THE FANTASTIC FOUR [1994], CYBORG 3, SPACE MARINES, LOVE HER MADLY, CHARMED [TV], MEN IN BLACK II, BLACK MASK 2, MONSTER MAN, CLAWED, THE HILLS HAVE EYES [2006], THE HILLS HAVE EYES II [2007], CHAIN LETTER, BLOOD SHOT, BLACK RIDER: REVELATION ROAD, KIDS VS MONSTERS) is 63.

*Halloween comes from Hallowtide or Allhallowtide, which begins, not ends, on October 31.

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Dia de los Muertos
The centerpiece of this banner for Día de Muertos or Día de los Muertos
is the art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Purists say that Day of the Dead, which begins on November 1 and ends on November 2, is not a Mexican version of Halloween*. Yet Hallowmass (All Saint's Day), which also begins on Nov. 1, bears striking similarities to the Latin America version. Moreover no one can deny the obvious, that down through the years children and adults from both cultures celebrate with dressing up in costume and, depending on the state/cuidad, going dor to door asking for dulce. HALLOWEEN and DÍA de MUERTOS is no longer the somber Catholic Feast for the Dead the European churches created centuries ago.

33 Days of HALLOWEEN! Day 32

For Sunday, the Thirty-second day of HALLOWEEN, DÍA de los MUERTOS, we watch

Director Lee Unkrich's COCO.

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HAPPY DIA DE MUERTOS BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Toni Collet (THE SIXTH SENSESHAFT, CHANGING LANES, THE NIGHT LISTENER, LIKE MINDS, THE DEAD GIRLS, JASPER JONES, FRIGHT NIGHT [2011], HITCHCOCK, HOSTAGES [TV], KRAMPUS [2015], UNLOCKED, HEREDITARY, VELVET BUZZSAW, KNIVES OUT, I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS) is 48.
Look for Toni in the upcoming 2020, 2021 Thriller, STOWAWAY. Also expected in 2021, NIGHTMARE ALLEY, co-adapted for the screen and Directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Writer, Director, Producer Lucky McKee (MAY, Masters of Horror: SICK GIRLTHE LOST, ROMAN, THE WOODS, RED, THE WOMAN, ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE, THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT, KINDRED SPIRITS, DEATHCEMBER) is 45.
Look for Lucky's 2020, 2021 production of the animated Horror Thriller, THE WEIRD KIDZ.
Actor Natalia Tena (HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIXHARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, WOMB, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 & 2, GAME OF THRONES [TV], 50 KISSES, RESIDUE, THE REFUGEES [TV], ORIGIN [TV], THE BABY) is 36.

*Halloween comes from Hallowtide or Allhallowtide, which begins, not ends, on October 31.

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