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JUNE 23

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Duane Whitaker in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 2

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Musician Glenn Danzig (Bands: SAMHAIN, THE MISFITS. Solo: DANZIG) is 66.
Director Russell Mulcahy (RAZORBACK, HIGHLANDER, HIGHLANDER II, BLUE ICE, THE SHADOW, TALES FROM THE CRYPT [TV], SILENT TRIGGER, RESURRECTION, THE HUNGER [TV], 1ST TO DIE, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, THE CURSE OF KING TUT'S TOMB, WHERE THE CHILDREN SLEEP, RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION, CRASH AND BURN, THE SCORPION KING 2, TEEN WOLF [TV]) is 68.
Writer and Director Joss Whedon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ALIEN: RESURRECTION, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], FIREFLY [TV], ANGEL [TV], SERENITY, DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG, DOLLHOUSE [TV], THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, THE AVENGERS, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. [TV], IN YOUR EYES, THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, THE NEVERS [TV]) is 57.
Actor Duane Whitaker (HOBGOBLINS, DEADLY DREAMS, LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III, DARK RIDER, PULP FICTION, PUPPET MASTER 5: THE FINAL CHAPTER, TALES FROM THE HOOD, NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, THE HAUNTED SEA [1997], SPOILER, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 2, GROOM LAKE, THE LOW BUDGET TIME MACHINE, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, FEAST, URBAN DECAY, TRAILER PARK OF TERROR, THE BUTCHER, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN II, ALBINO FARM, DOZERS, CHILDREN OF THE CORN: GENESIS, TRAFFICKED, AMERICAN NIGHTMARES, 3 FROM HELL, A DARK FOE) is 62.
Look for Duane in the upcoming 2021 Horror movie, NATASHA HALL.
Also in 2021, SALLY FLOSS: DIGITAL DETECTIVE, and COLONIALS.
SFX Make-Up Artist Kevin Yagher (FRIDAY THE 13th: THE FINAL CHAPTER, RADIOACTIVE DREAMS, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2, TRICK OR TREAT, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3, THE HIDDEN, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4, 976-EVIL, FREDDY'S NIGHTMARES [TV], THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA [1989], MEET THE APPLEGATES, THE BORROWER, DEFENSELESS, MAN'S BEST FRIEND, CHILDREN OF THE CORN III, DR. JEKYLL AND MS. HYDE, RUMPLESTILTSKIN, HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE, THE DENTIST, THE FAN [1996], BORDELLO OF BLOOD, FACE/OFF, CONSPIRACY THEORY, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, AEON FLUX, BONES [TV]) is 59.

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JUNE 22

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer / Producer / Director Uwe Boll (BLACKWOODS, HOUSE OF THE DEAD, ALONE IN THE DARK [all], BLOODRAYNE [all], BLUBBERELLA, SEED [all], FINAL STORM, APOCALYPSE Z, LEGEND OF THE RED REAPER, THE PROFANE EXHIBIT, PRISONERS OF THE SUN, ZOMBIE MASSACRE 2, HOUSE OF EVIL) is 56.
Actor / Writer Bruce Campbell (Movies: THE EVIL DEAD, THE EVIL DEAD II, MANIAC COP, MOONTRAP, SUNDOWN, MANIAC COP 2, DARKMAN, MINDWARP, WAXWORK II, ARMY OF DARKNESS, CONGO, ESCAPE FROM L.A., MENNO'S MIND, SPIDER-MAN [Sam Raimi - all], BUBBA HO-TEP, ALIEN APOCALYPSE, MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN, EVIL DEAD: REGENERATION [VG], THE WOODS, MY NAME IS BRUCE, HELLBOY: THE SCIENCE OF EVIL [VG], CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE - EXO ZOMBIES [VG], DEAD BY DAYLIGHT [VG], ASH VS THE EVIL DEAD [TV], LODGE 49 [TV]. Books: IF CHINS COULD KILL, MAKE LOVE: The Bruce Campbell Way!, HAIL TO THE CHIN) is 63 but could easily pass for 65.
Look for Bruce in the upcoming Horror comedy for 2021, BLACK FRIDAY! And in 2022, 18 1/2.
Actor Whitney Moore (BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR [all], A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE, THE THEATER BIZARRE, ROTGUT, ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD: THE MOVIE, BETAMAX, CONTRACTED: PHASE II, DRONE WARS, I HAD A BLOODY GOOD TIME AT HOUSE HARKER, BREAKDOWN LANE, THRASHTOPIA [TV], HOUSE OF DEMONS, SATANIC PANIC, VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE: L.A. BY NIGHT) is 32.

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JUNE 21

MINORITY REPORT Turns 19!

Tom Cruise Minority Report

Now that we're living in the movie's future, how well has MINORITY REPORT held up?

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Chris Pratt in Jurassic World

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Christa Faust (HOOD TOWN, CONTROL FREAK, MONEY SHOT, SINS OF THE SIRENS [antho]) is 53.
Writer Steve Niles (Comics: Clive Barker's SON OF CELLULOID, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, FREAKS OF THE HEARTLAND, CITY OF OTHERS, CRIMINAL MACABRE [Cal MacDonald Stories], GIANT MONSTER, 28 DAYS LATER: THE AFTERMATH, DEAD SHE SAID, THE GHOUL. Movies: 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, STEVE NILES' REMAINS, WAKE THE DEAD) is 56.
Actor Chris Pratt (WANTED, JENNIFER'S BODY, ZERO DARK THIRTY, HER, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY [all], JURASSIC WORLD [all], PASSENGERS, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, AVENGERS: END GAME) is 42.
Chris shares a birthday week with his GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and AVENGERS alumni, Zoe Saldana.
Look for Chris in the upcoming 2021 Thriller, THE TOMORROW WAR. Also for 2021, 2022 JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION, which sees the return of the original JURASSIC PARK's Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum. And in 2022, THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER.
Horror Historian David J. Skal (Books: SCREAMS OF REASON, V IS FOR VAMPIRE, THE MONSTER SHOW, DEATH MAKES A HOLIDAY, HOLLYWOOD GOTHIC, VAMPIRES: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE UNDEAD, ROMANCING THE VAMPIRE, DRACULA IN VISUAL MEDIA, and way more) is 75.
Writer, Producer, Director Lana Wachowski (BOUND, THE MATRIX [all], V FOR VENDETTA, CLOUD ATLAS, JUPITER ASCENDING, SENSE8 [TV]) is 56.
Look for Lana's 2021 Thriller, THE MATRIX 4.

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Actor Nicole Kidman (DEAD CALM, MALICE, TO DIE FOR, PRACTICAL MAGIC, EYES WIDE SHUT, THE OTHERS, BIRTHDAY GIRL, PANIC ROOM, DOGVILLE, THE HUMAN STAIN, THE STEPFORD WIVES, INVASION, TRESPASS, THE PAPERBOY, STOKER, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, STRANGERLAND, THE FAMILY FANG, SECRET IN THEIR EYES, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, TOP OF THE LAKE, THE BEGUILED, DESTROYER, BIG LITTLE LIES [TV], THE UNDOING [TV], NINE PERRECT STRANGERS [TV]) who is 53.
Actor Candy Clark (THE BIG SLEEP, Q, BLUE THUNDER, AMITYVILLE 3D, CAT'S EYE, AT CLOSE RANGE, THE BLOB [1988], BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, CHERRY FALLS, ZODIAC, COLD MOON) is 74.
Writer, Director, Producer, Robert Rodriguez (EL MARIACHI, DESPERADO, FROM DUSK TIL DAWN [all], THE FACULTY, SPY KIDS, SPY KIDS 2, SPY KIDS 3-D, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, SIN CITY, GRINDHOUSE: PLANET TERROR, PREDATORS, MACHETE [all], FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES [TV], ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, RED 11, UGLY DOLLS) is 53.
Writer Weston Ochse (SCARY REDNECKS: And Other Inbred Horrors [w/David Whitman], NATURAL SELECTION, APPALACHIAN GALAPAGOS [w/David Whitman], SCARECROW GODS, TOMES OF THE DEAD: EMPIRE OF SALT, BLOOD OCEAN, SEAL TEAM 666, BURNING SKY) is 52.

SATURDAY -

Zoe Saldana in AVENGERS ENDGAME

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Chelah Horsdal (PAYCHECK, HUMAN CARGO [TV], 5IVE DAYS TO MIDNIGHT [TV], PURSUED, MARKER, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, Masters of Horror: DREAMS IN THE WITCH-HOUSE, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, HOLLOW MAN II, NIGHTMARE, PERFECT CHILD, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM, POSSESSION, PASSENGERS, ALIEN TRESPASS, THE TORTURED, ALTITUDE, IRON INVADER, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, DONOVAN'S ECHO, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, KILL FOR ME, HUNTING SEASON, SOLE CUSTODY, THE GRIM SLEEPER, THE RETURNED [TV - 2015], EVEN LAMBS HAVE TEETH, CANDILAND, THE SHOW, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE [TV], SPONTANEOUS) is 48.
Actor Mia Sara (LEGENDS, SHADOWS IN THE STORM, APPRENTICE TO MURDER, DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS, CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT, THE MADDENING, UNDERTOW, BIRDS OF PREY [TV], NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES [TV], THE WITCHES OF OZ [TV], DOROTHY AND THE WITCHES OF OZ) is 54.
Actor Zoe Saldana (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, THE SKEPTIC, STAR TREK [2009 - 2016], AVATAR, BURNING PALMS, THE WORDS, ROSEMARY'S BABY [TV], GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY [all], THE BOOK OF LIFE, I KILL GIANTS, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, VAMPIRES VS. THE BRONX) is 43.
Already in post (but it will be a lo-ong post time) Look for Zoe in the upcoming 2021, 2022 Thriller, AVATAR 2. And in 2023, AVATAR 3.

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