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SEP. 21

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Kamikaze Dogfight Drops CHOP CHOP

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer (THIEF, CAT PEOPLE, CRIMSON TIDE, THE ROCK, CON-AIR, BLACK HAWK DOWN, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN [all], NATIONAL TREASURE [all], DEJA VU, BEWARE THE NIGHT, DELIVER US FROM EVIL, LUCIFER [TV]) is 77.
Actor Christian Serratos (TWILIGHT [all], 96 MINUTES, FLIGHT 7500, THE WALKING DEAD [TV]) is 30.
Actor Maggie Grace (CREATURE UNKNOWN, LOST [TV], THE FOG, TAKEN, MALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE EXPERIMENT, LOCKOUT, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1, TAKEN 2, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2, AFTERMATH, FEAR THE WALKNG DEAD: THE ALTHEA TAPES) is 37.
Psst! Hey! Keep it to yourself, but this birthday wish goes out to
Writer Stephen King (Books: BLOOD & SMOKE, BLACK HOUSE [w/Peter Straub], DREAMCATCHER. Movies: CARRIE [1976], THE SHINING [1980], CREEPSHOW, CHILDREN OF THE CORN, CAT'S EYE, CHILDREN OF THE CORN, IT [1990], SLEEPWALKERS, THE NIGHT FLIER, APT PUPIL, THE GREEN MILE, DREAMCATCHER, 1408, THE MIST, IT [2017], IT CHAPTER TWO) who is 73.

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Actor Asia Argento (DEMONI 2, LA CHIESA, TRAUMA, LA SINDROME DI STENDHAL, IL FANTASMA DELL'OPERA, LES MORSURES DE L'AUBE, RED SIREN, THE KEEPER, LAND OF THE DEAD, LIVE FREAKY DIE FREAKY, TRANSYLVANIA, MOTHER OF TEARS, DRACULA 3D) who is 45.
Author George R. R. Martin (Books: THE SANDKINGS, A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE. Movies: THE TWILIGHT ZONE [TV - 1980S], NIGHTFLYERS, DOORWAYS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [TV], GAME OF THRONES [TV], NIGHTFLYERS [TV]) is 72.
Actor Brinke Stevens (NECROMANCY, THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, SOLE SURVIVOR, SLAVE GIRLS FROM BEYOND INFINITY, SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIME BOWL-O-RAMA, NIGHTMARE SISTERS, GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE, PHANTOM OF THE MALL: ERIC'S REVENGE, TRANSLYVANIA TWIST, THE JIGSAW MURDERS, SPIRITS, BAD GIRLS FROM MARS, SHADOWS IN THE CITY, HAUNTING FEAR, MY LOVELY MONSTER, TEENAGE EXORCIST, JACK-O, MOMMY, REPLIGATOR, HYBRID, MOMMY 2, ILLICIT DREAMS 2, SIDESHOW, HELL NIGHT, HORRORVISION, VICTORIA'S SHADOW, WEB OF DARKNESS, EYES ARE UPON YOU, WITCH HOUSE 3, THE FRIGHTENING, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, MARK OF THE ASTRO-ZOMBIES, HELL ASYLUM, BLEED, ZOMBIEGEDDON, DELTA DELTA DIE!, THE NAKED MONSTER, AXEMAN AT CUTTER'S CREEK, THE TROUBLE WITH BARRY, you get the idea, well over 100) is 66.

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Actor Katrina Bowden (THE SHORTCUT, TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL, PIRANHA 3DD, HOLD YOUR BREATH, TUCKER 7 DALE VS. EVIL, PIRANHA 3DD, NURSE 3D, HOLD YOUR BREATH, SCARY MOVIE 5, MONOLITH, KILLING DIAZ, THE ORCHARD) is 32.
Look for Katrina in the 2021 Horror, GREAT WHITE.
Actor, SFX artist, Producer, Spooky Dan Walker (DEEP BLUE SEA, PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, FINAL DESTINATION 2, RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE, CURSED, FINAL DESTINATION 3, SLITHER, WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END, 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS, CELL [2016], THE VOID [2016 - II], IT WATCHES, STAR TREK BEYOND, FAMILY VANISHED, Staci Layne Wilson's FETISH FACTORY, SLAY BELLES, KILLER UNDER THE BED) is 47.
Look for Dan in the upcoming 2020, 2021 Thriller, Horror movie, HOLIDAYS OF HORROR HAPPY HORROR DAYS.
Actor Danielle Panabaker (MR. BROOKS, FRIDAY THE 13TH [2009], THE CRAZIES, John Carpenter's THE WARD, PIRANHA 3DD, TIME LAPSE, ARROW [TV], CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) is 33.
Actor Kevin Zegers (IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, SPECIMEN, SHADOW BUILDER, KOMODO, FEAR OF THE DARK, WRONG TURN, DAWN OF THE DEAD [2004], THE HOLLOW, 50 DEAD MEN WALKING, FROZEN, THE VAMPIRE, THE ENTITLED, THE COLONY, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, THE CURSE OF DOWNER'S GROVE, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD [TV], SLEEPWALKER, AFTERMATH, NIGHTHAWKS [2019]) is 36.

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SEP. 18

R! HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Brett Ellen Block (DESTINATION KNOWN, THE GRAVE OF GOD'S DAUGHTER, THE LIGHTENING RULE) be 47.
Actor Annie B. Compton (DEATH TUNNEL, FOLLOW THE PROPHET, THE ANNIVERSARY AT SHALLOW CREEK) be 37.
Actor Christopher Heyerdahl (HIGHLANDER: THE FINAL DIMENSION, HABITAT, TWISTS OF TERROR, HEMOGLOBIN, AFFLICTION, OUT OF MIND: STORIES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT, REQUIEM FOR MURDER, BELIEVE, NOWHERE IN SIGHT, LA LOI DU COCHON, MATTHEW BLACKHEART: MONSTER SMASHER, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, CATWOMAN, KINGDOM HOSPITAL [TV], BLADE: TRINITY, Masters Of Horror: THE BLACK CAT, THE INVISIBLE, SANCTUARY [TV], CADAVRES, SUPERNATURAL [TV], THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: CAPRICA, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Part 1, SANCTUARY [TV - 2008-2011], TRUE BLOOD [TV], THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Part 2, THE CALLING, MINORITY REPORT [TV], WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS [VG], VAN HELSING [TV], PSYCHE 2: LASSIE COME HOME, THEM: COVENANT [TV]) be 57.
Actor Allison Lohman (KRAA! THE SEA MONSTER, THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR, THE AUTEUR THEORY, PLANET PATROL, PASADENA [TV], WHERE THE TRUTH LIES, BEOWULF [2007], DRAG ME TO HELL, GAMER, URGE, OFFICER DOWNE) be 41.
Actor James Marsden (CAMPFIRE TALES, DISTURBING BEHAVIOR, GOSSIP, X-MEN, X2, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, STRAW DOGS, THE BOX, RED MACHINE, THE LOFT, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, THE LOFT, INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE, WESTWORLD [TV]) be 46.
James shares a September birthday with his director from X-MEN, Bryan Singer.
Watch for James in the upcoming 2020 Horror TV show, THE STAND.

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SEP. 17

From FINAL DESTINATION Creator, Jeffrey Reddick, Comes

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Director Neill BlomKamp (DISTRICT 9, ELYSIUM, RAKKA) is 40.
Writer David Bain (various short stories) who is 41.
Actor Allie MacDonald (HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET, THE BARRENS, THE RIVERBANK, STAGE FRIGHT) is 31.
Actor / Horror Host / Gadabout Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira (FRIGHT NIGHT [TV], JEKYLL AND HYDE...TOGETHER AGAIN, ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK, THE ELVIRA SHOW [TV], ELVIRA'S HAUNTED HILLS, HER MORBID DESIRES, THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, ALL ABOUT EVIL) is 69.
Actor Ella Purnell (NEVER LET ME GO, INTRUDERS, KICK-ASS 2, MALEIFICENT, MISS PEREGRINE'S SCHOOL FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, UFO) is 24.
Look for Ella in the upcoming 2020 Horror Thriller, Zack Snyder's ARMY OF THE DEAD.
Writer, Producer, Director Bryan Singer (PUBLIC ACCESS, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, APT PUPIL, THE X-MEN, X-MEN 2, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, LEGION [TV], THE GIFTED [TV]) is 54.

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SEP. 15

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COVID-19: The Apocalypse Fun Run
2020 U.S. Mortality figures since since the official re-openings(1) -

Dawn of the Dead

(1) Deaths with confirmed or presumed COVID-19, coded to ICD–10 code U07.1
CDC Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

0-1,000 | 1,001-3,000 | 3,001-5,000 | 5,001-7,000 | 7,001-9,000 | 9,001-11,000 | 11,001+

May 2: 13,131
May 9: 11,154
May 16: 9,152
May 23: 7,145
May 30: 6,096
June 6: 4,976
June 13: 4,179
June 20: 3,787
June 27: 3,750
July: 4 4,419
July: 11 5,610
July: 18 6,955
July: 25 7,897
Aug: 1 7,839
Aug: 8 7,301
Aug: 15 6,478
Aug: 22 5,313
Aug: 29 4,105
Sep: 5 2,093
Sep: 12 485

So! How well are you doing so far?

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Tom Hardy (STAR TREK: NEMESIS, DOT THE I, THE RECKONING, LD 50 LETHAL DOSE, EMR, LAYER CAKE, SWEENY TODD, MINOTAUR, A FOR ANDROMEDA, FLOOD, THE KILLING GENE, ROCKnROLLA, BRONSON, INCEPTION, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, LOCKE, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, CHILD 44, TABOO [TV], VENOM) is 42.
Look for Tom in the upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE.
Actor Tommy Lee Jones (EYES OF LAURA MARS, BLACK MOON RISING, THE PACKAGE, UNDER SIEGE, THE FUGITIVE, BLOWN AWAY, THE CLIENT, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, VOLCANO, MEN IN BLACK, U.S. MARSHALLS, DOUBLE JEOPARDY, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, MEN IN BLACK II, THE HUNTED, THE MISSING, IN THE ELECTRIC MIST, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, MEN IN BLACK 3, AD ASTRA, WANDER) who is 73.
Director Jonathan Liebesman (DARKNESS FALLS, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE; THE BEGINNING, THE KILLING ROOM, BATTLE LOS ANGELES, WRATH OF THE TITANS, THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES) is 44.
Director Steven R. Monroe (THE CONTRACT, HOUSE OF 9, IT WAITS, SASQUATCH MOUNTAIN, LEFT IN DARKNESS, OGRE, STORM CELL, WYVERN, ICE TWISTERS, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE [2010], MONGOLIAN DEATH WORM, JABBERWOCK, MoniKA, END OF THE WORLD, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2: STILL MORE SPITTLE, GRAVE HALLOWEEN, THE EXORCISM OF MOLLY HARTLEY, CYBER CASE, HIDDEN TRUTH, THE STUDENT) is 56.

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SEP. 14

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Released Today: TO YOUR LAST DEATH

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Rick and Morty Pringles ad before Cancel Culture

After Cancel Culture? Two New Flavors

Why? How?

Rick & Morty's New Project Proves That Dan Harmon Beat The Cancel Mob
By Aaron Weaver
People wanted to see Dan Harmon burn in August. It's September now, and everything is burning.

But the Rick and Morty creator remains standing, as he should. And he has an unlikely corporate sponsor in the famous potato chip company, Pringles.

Continued at CCN.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Producer, Director Joon-ho Bong (PHANTOM: THE SUBMARINE, ANTARCTIC JOURNAL, THE HOST, SNOWPIERCER, SEA FOG, PARASITE, SNOWPIERCER [TV]) is 51.
Actor Andrew Lincoln (AFTERLIFE [TV], THE WALKING DEAD [TV]) is 47.
Actor Sam Neill (SLEEPING DOGS, OMEN III: THE FINAL CONFLICT, POSSESSION, DEAD CALM, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, DEATH IN BRUNSWICK, HOSTAGE, JURASSIC PARK, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, SNOW WHITE: A TALE OF TERROR, EVENT HORIZON, JURASSIC PARK III, DAYBREAKERS, THE DRAGON PEARL, THE HUNTER, ESCAPE PLAN, BACKTRACK, MINDGAMERS, THOR: RAGNAROK) is 73.
Look for Sam in the 2021 release of JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION.
Actor Callum Keith Rennie (TIMECOP, WHEN THE DARK MAN CALLS [TV], UNFORGETTABLE, MASTERMINDS, LAST NIGHT, eXistenZ, THE LAST STOP, MEMENTO, DA VINCI'S INQUEST [TV], TRAPPED [TV], PAYCHECK, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, BLADE: TRINITY, UNNATURAL & ACCIDENTAL, THE INVISIBLE, THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE, HARPER'S ISLAND, CASE 39, THE KILLING [TV], HELL IN A HANDBAG, INTO THE FOREST, WAIT TILL HELEN COMES, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE [TV], JIGSAW, IMPULSE [TV]) is 60.
Actor Robert Wisdom (LIFEFORM, VOLCANO, FACE/OFF, STIR, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG [1998], POLTERGEIST: THE LEGACY [TV], CRACKER: MIND OVER MATTER [TV], DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA, THE FORGOTTEN, THE WIRE [TV], SUPERNATURAL [TV], THE COLLECTOR, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE LOFT, ROSEWOOD [TV], UNFORGETTABLE [TV], THE ALIENIST [TV], THE FIX [TV], THE HOT ZONE [TV], WATCHMEN [TV]) is 67.

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Actor Elle LaMont (THE DEVIL'S GRAVESTONE, STRINGS, MACHETE KILLS, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES [TV], VARSITY BLOOD, DEAD STILL, SORROW, EL GÜEY, ALTERNATE REALITIES, FLAY, THE NEXT KILL, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, MERCY BLACK, FLAY) is 39.
Look for Elle in the upcoming 2020 Thriller release of SALVAGE MARINES.
Horror Writer Kathryn Ptacek (GHOST EYES, SHADOWEYES, [editor] WOMEN OF DARKNESS, WOMEN OF DARKNESS II) is 68.

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SEP. 11

Released Today -
Marilyn Manson: WE ARE CHAOS

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Screaming in High HeelsSCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS
MakeFlix Press Release
They've screamed, taken off their clothes and died horribly for us since the mid-1980s. Now "Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era" — the pop culture documentary that honors Linnea Quigley ("The Return of the Living Dead"), Brinke Stevens ("The Slumber Party Massacre"), and Michelle Bauer ("Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers") — celebrates another decade with a Special Edition release on Blu-Ray & DVD.

Both discs include an all-new 2020 Reunion with all three actresses (shot via Zoom during the COVID-19 epidemic), a new photo gallery, trailer, two previous Flashback Weekend Q&A sessions with Stevens and Quigley, additional 2011 outtakes of all three women, and the unedited cut of the feature (which aired on NBCUniversal's SyFy & Chiller networks).

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Holy RollersHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Stuntman Zach Hudson (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], CHARMED [TV], ANGEL [TV], SPIDER-MAN, MEN IN BLACK II, SPIDER-MAN 2, THE ISLAND, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END, DOLLHOUSE [TV], PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, TRUE BLOOD [TV], BANSHEE [TV], TRANSFORMERS 4, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL) is 48.
Look fo Zach in the upcoming 2021 Thriller, THE DESCENDANT.
Writer James Newman (HOLY ROLLERS, THE WICKED, ANIMOSITY, UGLY AS SIN, ODD MAN OUT, PEOPLE ARE STRANGE, THE FORUM, OLDEN) is 47.
Director Brian De Palma (SISTERS, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, OBSESSION, CARRIE, THE FURY, DRESSED TO KILL, BLOW OUT, BODY DOUBLE, RAISING CAIN, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, SNAKE EYES, MISSION TO MARS, FEMME FATALE, THE BLACK DAHLIA, PASSION) is 77.
Remember that adorable little girl in JURASSIC PARK? Well, guess what?
Actor Ariana Richards (TREMORS, GRAND TOUR: DISASTER IN TIME, JURASSIC PARK, THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK, TREMORS 3, BATTLE DOGS) is 41.
Actor Tiffany Shepis (TROMEO AND JULIET, CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER IV, SCARECROW, DEATH FACTORY, TED BUNDY, DELTA DELTA DIE!, ABOMINABLE, CORPSES, CYRUS: MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER, STAR LIGHT, and way more) is 41.
Look for Tiffany in the upcoming 2020 Horror movies, TAR, and AXEMAN: REDUX. And in 2021, KNIFECORP, DAWN OF 5 EVILS (Prequel to DEATH HOUSE).

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SEP. 10

Bleeker Street Drops SAVE YOURSELVES!

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Eyes of the Dragon

Hulu's Adaptation of Stephen King's THE EYES OF THE DRAGON is Dead
by Joey Paur
Noooooo! I have been waiting to see an adaptation of Stephen King's classic 1984 fantasy novel The Eyes of The Dragon for years! I love this story and last year it was announced that Hulu was developing a series with writer and producer Seth Grahame-Smith, who produced the two It films. He was set as showrunner and this could have been a seriously epic series! But, unfortunately, it's no longer happening.

Continued at GeekTyrant.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Producer, Director Sebastian Gutierrez (SHE CREATURE [2001], GOTHIKA, SNAKES ON A PLANE, RISE: BLOOD HUNTER, THE EYE [2008], THE SIGNAL [2014], ELIZABETH HARVEST) is 46.
Director Guy Ritchie (LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS, SNATCH., REVOLVER, ROCKnROLLA, SHERLOCK HOLMES [2009], SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS) is 52.
Actor Johnathon Schaech (POISON IVY II, INVASION OF PRIVACY, HUSH, THE GIVING TREE, THE FORESAKEN, MUMMY AN' THE ARMADILLO, 8MM2, SEA OF DREAMS, Masters of Horror: THE WASHINGTONIANS, LIVING HELL, PROM NIGHT [2008], QUARANTINE, LAID TO REST, CHROME SKULL, MIDDEN MOON, DARK CIRCLES, BREAKING THE EDGE, PHANTOM, FLIGHT 7500, THE CULLING, VICE, NOCTURNA, MARAUDERS, JACKALS, DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE, THE NIGHTCLERK) is 51.

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SEP. 9

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Jeffrey Combs (FRIGHTMARE, THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS, RE-ANIMATOR [all], FROM BEYOND, CELLAR DWELLER, DOCTOR MORDRID, NECRONOMICON, CASTLE FREAK, THE FRIGHTENERS, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS, FEAR DOT COM, VOODOO MOON, ABOMINABLE, RETURN TO THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, PARASOMNIA, DARK HOUSE, THE WITCHES OF OZ [TV], NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 3D: RE-ANIMATION, EDMOND, WOULD YOU RATHER, MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH, FAVOR, THE PENNY DREADFUL PICTURE SHOW, HOLIDAY HELL, AGE OF STONE AND SKY, and way more!) is 66.
Actor Josh Herdman (HARRY POTTER [all], PIGGY, MARCELLA [TV], TWO GRAVES) is 34.
Actor Michelle Johnson (BEAKS: THE MOVIE, WAXWORK, SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS, THE JIGSAW MURDERS, GENUINE RISK, BLOOD TIES, DEATH BECOMES HER, DR. GIGGLES, BODY SHOT, INCIDENT AT DECEPTION RIDGE, ILLICIT DREAMS, THE DONOR, SPECIMEN, REVENGE) is 55.
Actor Goran Visnjic (NIGHT WATCH, PUSKA ZA USPAVLJIVANJE, THE PEACEMAKER, THE DEEP END, DOCTOR SLEEP, ELEKTRA, THE DEEP [TV], THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, DARK HEARTS, THE SANTA CLARITA DIET [TV], THE BOYS [TV]) is 48.
Look for Goran in the 2020, 2021 Horror movie, SEVERED SILENCE.
Comic The Amazing Jonathon (THE LITCH) is a Horror comic if there ever was one. He routinely chews up shards of glass, razor blades and string, and then, bleeding profusely from the mouth, pulls it all out neatly tied to the string. He is also known for pulling the spines out of volunteers from the audience. He is 61 today.

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SEP. 8

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The Venture Bros. Is Canceled
By James O'Connor
The Venture Bros., the long-running Adult Swim show about the Venture family, has been cancelled. Season 7, which aired in 2018, was the show's final season, ending a run that began with the pilot episode's release in 2003.

Continued at Gamespot.

FeoNote: If you already read this yesterday, be aware of the recent update to this news.

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Heavy Metal 300

After 35 Years Heavy Metal Magazine goes Monthly!
We'd been dropping hints, but this week we formally announced that as of issue #300, Heavy Metal is a monthly publication for the first time since 1985. 144 (or more) pages each month, all 12 months of the year.

Continued at Heavy Metal.

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COVID-19: The Infected Fun Run
2020 U.S. Mortality figures since since the official re-openings(1) -

28 Days Later

(1) Deaths with confirmed or presumed COVID-19, coded to ICD–10 code U07.1
CDC Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

0-1,000 | 1,001-3,000 | 3,001-5,000 | 5,001-7,000 | 7,001-9,000 | 9,001-11,000 | 11,001+

May 2: 13,121
May 9: 11,147
May 16: 9,144
May 23: 7,138
May 30: 6,091
June 6: 4,968
June 13: 4,173
June 20: 3,780
June 27: 3,740
July: 4 4,402
July: 11 5,562
July: 18 6,903
July: 25 7,820
Aug: 1 7,631
Aug: 8 7,054
Aug: 15 6,039
Aug: 22 4,554
Aug: 29 2,484
Sep: 5 462

How well are you doing so far?

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SEP. 7

THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGEHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Producer, Director Dario Argento (L' UCCELLO DALLE PIUME DI CRISTALLO, IL GATTO A NOVE CODE, DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA, INFERNO, TENEBRE, PHENOMENA, TERROR AT THE OPERA, TWO EVIL EYES, THE STENDHAL SYNDROME, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA [1998], TRAUMA, DO YOU LIKE HITCHCOCK?, MOTHER OF TEARS, GIALLO, DRACULA [2012]) is 79.
This actor usually makes more movies in one year than most actors make in a decade, and most of them are Horror / Thriller / Mystery movies.
Actor Corbin Bernsen (KING KONG [1976], DEAD AIM, THE KILLING BOX, SHATTERED, TALES FROM THE HOOD, INHUMANOID, THE DENTIST, MENNO'S MIND, THE DENTIST II, RAPTOR, FANGS, Masters of Horror RIGHT TO DIE, DEAD AIR, CLOSETS, CALENDAR GIRL, SUING THE DEVIL, LIZZIE, SENSORY PERCEPTION, DISTORTION, HAP AND LEONARD [TV], and way more) is 64.
Actor Doug Bradley (HELLRAISER [all through 8], NIGHTBREED, PROTEUS, LA LENGUA ASESINA, ARCHANGEL THUNDERBIRD, DOMINATOR, THE PROPHECY: UPRISING, PUMPKINHEAD: ASHES TO ASHES, THE COTTAGE, 10 DEAD MEN, BOOK OF BLOOD, UMBRAGE, EXORCISMUS, THE REVEREND, THE INFLICTED, DEER CROSSING, WRONG TURN 5, SCREAM PARK, SHAME THE DEVIL) is 65.
Actor Devon Sawa (SHERLOCK HOLMES RETURNS, CASPER, NIGHT OF THE TWISTERS, THE BOYS CLUB, IDLE HANDS, FINAL DESTINATION, THE GUILTY, EXTREME OPS, SHOOTING GALLERY, DEVIL'S DEN, CREATURE OF DARKNESS, ENDURE, 388 ARLETTA AVENUE, A RESURRECTION, NIKITA [TV], THE FANATIC) is 41.

SUNDAY -
Actor Idris Elba (RUTH RENDELL MYSTERIES [TV], ULTRAVIOLET [TV], SORTED, THE WIRE [TV], THE REAPING, 28 WEEKS LATER, PROM NIGHT [2008], ROCKnROLLA, THE UNBORN, OBSESSED, LEGACY, THOR, LUTHER [TV], GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, PROMETHEUS, PACIFIC RIM, NO GOOD DEED, THOR: THE DARK WORLD) is 49.
Ever since her breakout role in 2002, today's birthday girl has associated her career with Horror and Thrillers. Happy Birthday to
Actor Naomie Harris (28 DAYS LATER, TRAUMA, AFTER THE SUNSET, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END, NINJA ASSASSIN, SKYFALL) who is 44.
Writer Elizabeth Massie (WELCOME TO THE NIGHT, SHADOW DREAMS, SINEATER) who is considerably older than me.
Actor Betsy Russell (AVENGING ANGEL, BLOODY POM POMS, CAMP FEAR, SAW III, SAW IV, SAW V, SAW VI, MANDRAKE, CHAIN LETTER, SAW 3D: THE FINAL CHAPTER, KNOCK 'EM DEAD, MY TRIP BACK TO THE DARK SIDE, NON-STOP) is 57.
Director Tommy Lee Wallace (HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH, THE TWILIGHT ZONE [TV 1985-1986], MAX HEADROOM [TV], FRIGHT NIGHT 2, IT [TV], DANGER ISLAND, ONCE YOU MEET A STRANGER, THE SPREE, VAMPIRES: LOS MUERTOS, HELLIVERSITY) is 71.

SATURDAY -
Actor Paddy Considine (CLOSE YOUR EYES, DEAD MAN'S SHOES, BOSQUE DE SOMBRAS, HOT FUZZ, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, RED RIDING: IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1980, BLITZ, THE WORLD'S END, HONOUR, CHILD 44, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, THE OUTSIDER [TV]) is 46.
Look for Paddy in the upcoming dark fantasy series, OUTSIDER [TV]. And in 2021, THE THIRD DAY [TV] and WOLF.
Actor Rose McGowan (SCREAM, PHANTOMS, DEVIL IN THE FLESH, THE LAST STOP, GRINDHOUSE: PLANET TERROR, DEATH PROOF, FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING, DEAD AWAKE, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, ROSEWOOD LANE, CHOSEN [TV], THE TELL-TALE HEART, THE SOUND) is 47.
Actor Annabelle Wallis (TRUE TRUE LIE, STEEL TRAP, THE LOST FUTURE, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, ANNABELLE, SWORD OF VENGEANCE, MINE, COME AND FIND ME, THE MUMMY [2017], ANNABELLE: CREATION) is 36.
Look for Annabelle in the upcoming 2020 Thriller, BOSS LEVEL. Also in 2020, 2021, WARNING. Expected for 2021, MALIGNANT.

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Deadly BlessingHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
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Actor Wes Bentley (BELOVED, SOUL SURVIVORS, GHOST RIDER, THE UNGODLY, P2, DOLAN'S CADILLAC, THE TOMB [2009], JONAH HEX, RITES OF PASSAGE, THE HUNGER GAMES, THE TIME BEING, PIONEER, INTERSTELLAR, AMNESIAC, FINAL GIRL, BROKEN VOWS, AMERICAN HORROR STORY [TV]) is 41.
Actor Michael Berryman (DOC SAVAGE, THE HILLS HAVE EYES [all], THE FIFTH FLOOR, DEADLY BLESSING, VOYAGE OF THE ROCK ALIENS, INVITATION TO HELL, CUT AND RUN, THE HIGHWAY MAN, SATURDAY THE 14th STRIKES BACK, AFTERSHOCK, SOLAR CRISIS, HAUNTING FEAR, EVIL SPIRITS, THE GUYVER, BEASTMASTER 2, WIZARDS OF THE DEMON SWORD, TEENAGE EXORCIST, AUNTIE LEE'S MEAT PIES, GATOR KING, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT, PENNY DREADFUL, FALLEN ANGLES, ED GEIN [2007], DEAD MAN'S HAND, BRUTAL [2007], SMASH CUT, OUTRAGE: BORN IN TERROR, NECROSIS, SATAN HATES YOU, SCOOBY-DOO! CURSE OF THE LAKE MONSTER, THE TENANT, MASK MAKER, BELOW ZERO, BEG, THE FAMILY, THE LORDS OF SALEM, SELF STORAGE, ARMY OF THE DAMNED, APOCALYPSE KISS, EREBUS, KILL OR BE KILLED, SMOTHERED, POTENT MEDIA'S SUGAR SKULL GIRLS, THE EVIL WITHIN, DEATH HOUSE, HELL'S KITTY, SHED OF THE DEAD, IMPACT EVENT, MIDNIGHT DEVILS) is 72.
Look for Michael's upcoming Horror movie for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 VIOLENT STARR. And for 2019, 2020, 2021 ROOM 9, THE MAD HATTER, VIOLENT STARR.
Actor Richard Speight Jr. (FREDDY'S NIGHTMARES [TV], DEMONIC TOYS, AMANDA AND THE ALIEN, DEAD WEEKEND, OUT THERE, MENNO'S MIND, BOLTNECK, THE AGENCY, OPEN WATER 2, JERICHO [TV], CRAVE, SUPERNATURAL [TV], THE EVIL GENE, DEATH HOUSE, DRIVEN, HOME IS WHERE THE KILLER IS) is 50.
Look for Richard in the upcoming 2021 movie, DAWN OF 5 EVILS.
Actor Patricia Tallman (KNIGHTRIDERS, MONKEY SHINES, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD [1990], ARMY OF DARKNESS, BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT, NEVER DIE TWICE, INALIENABLE, DEAD AIR, ATLAS SHRUGGED II) is 63.
Actor Françoise Yip (NIE LIAN, FUTURESPORT, THE PLEDGE, MINDSTORM, WITNESS TO A KILL, FLATLAND [TV], BLADE: TRINITY, ALONE IN THE DARK [2005], THE DEAL, BLOOD TIES [TV], ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM, SANCTUARY [TV], GARAGE SALE MYSTERY, DEADLY LESSONS, THE PREDATOR, SHADOWHUNTERS [TV], THE ORDER [TV]) is 48.

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Alien3HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Clare Kramer (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], THE SKULLS III, MUMMY AN' THE ARMADILLO, THE GRAVEDANCERS, THE THIRST, ROAD TO HELL, ENDURE, THE DEAD ONES, BIG ASS SPIDER, MONSTER HIGH, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, THE LOST TREE, THE WRONG HOUSE, ZER0 TOLERANCE, DATING TO KILL, STRANGE ONES [TV], THE DEAD ONES) is 47.
Actor Costas Mandylor (FATAL PAST, ALMOST DEAD, VIRTUOSITY, THE EVESDROPPER, SHELTER, DINOCROC, DOUBLE TAKE, THE HITTERS, THE FURY WITHIN, INTREPID, THE SHORE, DR. CHOPPER, SAW III, NOBODY, BEOWULF, SAW IV, PRIMAL DOUBT, IMMORTALLY YOURS, TOXIC, TORN, SAW V, THE CURSED, HYENAS, SAW 3D, THE NURSE [2014], THE BLACKOUT, BLOOD TRAP, THE HORDE, BLINDSIDED, RESIDUE, THE LAST SHIP [TV], DADDY'S GIRL, LAZARUS) is 58.
Look for Costas in the upcoming 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 release of C.L.E.A.N. and in 2019, 2020, 2021, SOMEONE DIES TONIGHT. Also in 2021, DEPRIVATION, THE METHOD, and UNBOUND EVIL.
Actor Holt McCallany (CREEPSHOW 2, ALIEN3, THE PEACEMAKER, FIGHT CLUB, BELOW, TOXIC, RISE, A PERFECT GETAWAY, THE GANZFELD EXPERIMENT, CRUSH, WHITE SPACE, THE GANZFELD HAUNTING, MONSTER TRUCKS, MINDHUNTER [TV], BEYOND WHITE SPACE, GREENLAND, NIGHTMARE ALLEY) is 57.
Writer, Producer, Director Daniel Myrick (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, BELIEVERS, SOLSTICE, THE OBJECTIVE, UNDER THE BED, SKYMAN) is 57.

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From Dusk Till DawnHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Kristen Cloke (MEGAVILLE, CAGED FEAR, STAY TUNED, SPACE: ABOVE AND BEYOND [TV], THE RAGE [1997], MILLENNIUM [TV], FINAL DESTINATION, BLACK CHRISTMAS [2006]) is 52.
Okay, admittedly, she hasn't been in that many Horror / Thriller movies. BUT: She IS SALMA HAYEK!
Did I say SALMA HAYEK? No, I Wrote SALMA HAYEK. But just in case I caused some confusion let me wish a special Happy Birthday to
Actor SALMA HAYEK (DESPERADO, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, THE FACULTY, DOGMA, SPYKIDS 3D, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE, SAVAGES, EVERLY, TALE OF TALES, SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ, THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT, THE ROADS NOT TAKEN) who is 54.
Look for Salma's upcoming 2020, 2021 Thriller, BLISS. Also in 2021, THE ETERNALS.
Actor Keanu Reeves (RIVER'S EDGE, DRACULA [1992], FREAKED, SPEED, JOHNNY MNEMONIC, CHAIN REACTION, THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, THE MATRIX [all], THE WATCHER, THE GIFT, CONSTANTINE, A SCANNER DARKLY, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL [2008], JOHN WICK [all], KNOCK KNOCK, THE NEON DEMON, THE BAD BATCH, REPLICAS) is 56.
Look for Keanu in the upcoming 2020, 2021 Thriller Video Game release, CYBERPUNK 2077. Also in 2021, THE MATRIX 4.

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QUICK BITES

'Alien' Master Ridley Scott Combines Human And Androids Into A Family Unit In 'Raised By Wolves'
By Anne Easton
At a time when families are spending more time together, the new series Raised By Wolves presents a twist on that parent/child dynamic that while unique, doesn't seem as far-fetched as it might have even just a few years ago.

Continued at Forbes.

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The Road to the Dark Tower

"I've got the answer that most Stephen King fans are going to have.
The Dark Tower is forever going to be the story I wish I could tell."
- Director Mike Flanagan (GERALD'S GAME, DOCTOR SLEEP)

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