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JULY 30

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Hilary Swank

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Starting in 2005, today's birthday boy has carved a career for himself as the most sought after, living Comedy and Horror movie actor in the world!
Writer, Actor Javier Botet (BENEATH STILL WATERS, REC, SEXYKILLER MORIRÁS POR ELLA, THE LAST CIRCUS, DIAMOND FLASH, MAMA, WITCHING AND BITCHING, MAGICAL GIRL, THE HORROR NETWORK VOL. 1, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR, THE CONJURING 2, DON'T KNOCK TWICE, THE INVISIBLE GUARDIAN, FREEHOLD, DEVIL'S GATE, THE MUMMY [2017] THE CRUCIFIXION [2017], HOSTILE [2017], IT [2017], INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, SLENDER MAN, MARA, POLAROID, AMIGO, VENTAJAS DE VIAJAR EN TREN, HIS HOUSE, MALASAÑA: 32, THEM: COVENANT [TV], VOCES, HIS HOUSE, THE NEIGHBOR [TV]) is 44.
Look for Javier's upcoming 2023 Horror movie, Bram Stoker's LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER.
Writer, Producer, Director Chris Nolan (MEMENTO, INSOMNIA, BATMAN BEGINS, THE PRESTIGE, THE DARK KNIGHT, INCEPTION, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, INTERSTELLAR, TRANSENDENCE, TENET) is 51.
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (CONAN THE BARBARIAN, CONAN THE DESTROYER, THE TERMINATOR [all], PREDATOR, THE RUNNING MAN, TOTAL RECALL, END OF DAYS, THE 6TH DAY, MAGGIE, AFTERMATH) is 67.
Arnold shares July birthdays with his fellow actor from TOTAL RECALL, Ronny Cox, and director of the same film, Paul Verhoeven.
He also shares a July birthday with his director from END OF DAYS, Peter Hyams, and his producer from PREDATOR Joel Silver.
Did I mention that he also shares a July birthday with his TERMINATOR alumni, Michael Biehn?
Actor Hilary Swank (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK...AGAIN, KOUNTERFEIT, THE GIFT, INSOMNIA, THE CORE, THE BLACK DAHLIA, THE REAPING, CONVICTION, THE RESIDENT, I AM MOTHER, THE HUNT, AWAY [TV], FATALE) is 46.

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JULY 29

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Penny Dreadful - Rachel Miner

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer John Paul Allen (GIFTED TRUST w/Alan M. Clark) is 67.
Writer Shaun Jeffrey (EVILUTION) is 57.
Actor Stephen Dorff (THE GATE, INNOCENT LIES, BLOOD & WINE, CITY OF INDUSTRY, BLADE, CECIL B. DEMENTED, THE LAST MINUTE, FEAR DOT COM, COLD CREEK MANOR, ALONE IN THE DARK, BOTCHED / THIRTEEN, THE PASSAGE, IMMORTALS, CARJACKED, RITES OF PASSAGE, BRAKE, THE ICEMAN, THE MOTEL LIFE, ZAYTOUN, TOMORROW YOU'RE GONE, THE DEBT, JACKALS, LEATHERFACE [2017], DON'T GO, TRUE DETECTIVE [TV]) is 48.
Actor Rachel Miner (CIRCADIAN RHYTHM, THE BLACK DAHLIA, PENNY DREADFUL, HIDE, CULT, TOOTH & NAIL, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT 3: REVELATIONS, 51, REPLICAS, DARK AS DAY, SUPERNATURAL [TV], IN THEIR SKIN, FRANK THE BASTARD) is 41.
Actor David Warner (FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE, THE OMEN, THE DISAPPEARANCE, NIGHTWING, TIME AFTER TIME, TRON, THE ISLAND, THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, WAXWORK, GRAVE SECRETS, CAST A DEADLY SPELL, THE UNNAMEABLE RETURNS, NECRONOMICON, INNER SANCTUM II, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, SCREAM 2, PLANET OF THE APES [2001], SUPERSTITION, CORTEX, BLACK DEATH, THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN'S APOCALYPSE, DR. WHO: DREAMLAND [TV], A THOUSAND KISSES DEEP, THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL [TV], RIPPER STREET [TV]) is 80.

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JULY 28

A Horror Movie Gets Older, But Not Better: 33 Years Of FRIDAY THE 13th: Part VIII - JASON TAKES MANHATTAN

Jason and the billboard
The best part of JASON TAKES MANHATTAN

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Re-Animator - Bruce Abott

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Bruce Abbott (RE-ANIMATOR, INTERZONE, BAD DREAMS, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, THE DEMOLITIONIST, BLACK SCORPION, THE PROPHECY II, THE NET [TV], TRANCE) is 67.
Actor Charles Cyphers (THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN [TV], GRAY LADY DOWN, HALLOWEEN, SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME!, THE FOG, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, HALLOWEEN II, HUNTER'S BLOOD, GRIZZLY II: THE CONCERT, CRITICAL MASS, DEAD CALLING, METHODIC, GRIZZLY II: REVENGE) is 82.
Look for Charles in the October 2021 Horror Thriller, HALLOWEEN KILLS.

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JULY 27

QUICK BITES
Why the Victorian mansion is a horror icon

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Except for the references to Hopper, this is a great and informative video and, unfortunately too short. Vox opened a house worth exploring!

Those original Victorian mansions, with their odor of endlessly applied tons of toxic lead paint brimming with distillates (gotta keep up appearances), noxious chemical glues holding up the wallpaper, and liberally applied doses of powered poison in every crack and corner to ward off vermin and disagreeable insects, were also a source of sickness and death among the "Victorians", as noted at the time.

The Addams Family Mansion

Is there a novel or story written in that period, that doesn't constantly reference the Sickly Pale family members who dwell within? From Poe to Lovecraft and so many non-Horror works in between: the wealthy families in American literature are always plagued by a mysterious illness, and always focused on the person(s) who spends the most time dwelling within their Victorian mansions. In literature and movies they are often juxtaposed against their rather healthy siblings who spend their jaunty time outdoors, horse riding and swimming in the nearby river or pond.

All that said, being a huge fan of The Addams Family, I love the style - with non-toxic updates of course.

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THE EXORCIST Reboot!
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
As phenominal and influential as the original THE EXORCIST was, attempting to make it a franchise was a hideous disaster under the guidance of Warner Bros. and Morgan Creek. But now Blumhouse and Universal have stepped into Morgan's Creek and, together with Peacock, are putting a fortune into a three picture deal trilogy to be directed by David Gordon Green.

David is already busy Exec. Producing and Directing the current HALLOWEEN trilogy, expected to wrap in 2022. He's also expected to Exec. Produce and Direct a HELLRAISER television series sometime next year.

For more info, check out THR.

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Not the Best of the Franchise, but it was the First!: THE AMITYVILLE HORROR is 42

Take a deep dive into the history behind the killer, the house, the book, the scammers, and movie, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Takako Fuji (JU-ON: THE CURSE, JU-ON: THE CURSE 2, THE GRUDGE, REINCARNATION, THE GRUDGE 2, GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE) is 49.
Takako shares a birthday with her JU-ON alumni, Director Takashi Shimizu.
Actor Blair Redford (THE OTHER SIDE, VOODOO MOON, DANCE OF THE DEAD, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL [2008], THE LYING GAME [TV], SiREN, THE GIFTED [TV], GOY) is 38.
Writer, Director, Takashi Shimizu (JU-ON: THE CURSE, JU-ON: THE CURSE 2, THE GRUDGE, MAREBITO, GRUDGE 2, GHOST VS. ALIEN 03, THE SHOCK LABYRINTH 3D, TORMENTED, FLIGHT 7500, NIGHTCRY [VG], A RAIN WOMAN, INNOCENT CURSE, HOWLING VILLAGE, SUICIDE FOREST VILLAGE, HOMONCULUS) is 49.

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JULY 26

QUICK BITES
This Friday - THE GREEN KNIGHT

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When SF Thriller Yokel Goes Local the Whole World Finds Out!

Gastonia filmmaker to release sci-fi movie filmed in North Carolina

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Kate Beckinsale (ROYAL DECEIT, UNCOVERED, HAUNTED, BROKEDOWN PALACE, UNDERWORLD, VAN HELSING, UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION, VACANCY, UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS, WHITEOUT, UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING, TOTAL RECALL [2012], STONEHEARST ASYLUM, ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS, THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM, THE WIDOW [TV], JOLT) is 48.
Producer David Heyman (RAVENOUS, HARRY POTTER [all], TAKING LIVES, THRESHOLD [TV], I AM LEGEND, PAGE EIGHT, THE THIRTEENTH TALE, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM [all], THE CAPTURE [TV]) is 60.

SUNDAY -

Altered - Michael C. Williams

Actor David Denman (ANGEL [TV], BIG FISH, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS [2006], THE NINES, TAKE, SHUTTER, FANBOYS, AFTER EARTH, THE GIFT [2015], OUTCAST [TV], BRIGHTBURN, GREENLAND, MARE OF EASTTOWN) is 47.
Actor Shantel VanSanten (THE OPEN DOOR, THE FINAL DESTINATION, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [TV 2012-2016], THE MESSENGERS [TV], THE FLASH [TV], THE BOYS [TV], FOR ALL MANKIND [TV]) is 35.
Actor Michael C. Williams (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, TWELVE CITY BLOCKS, ALTERED, THE OBJECTIVE) is 47.

SATURDAY -

THE RING - Daveigh Chase

Actor Daveigh Chase (DONNIE DARKO [all], SPIRITED AWAY, LILO & STITCH, SILENCE [2002], THE RING, KILLER CRUSH, WILD IN BLUE, JACK GOES HOME, AMERICAN ROMANCE) is 31.
Actor Summer Glau (FIREFLY [TV], SERENITY, MAMMOTH, THE INITIATION OF SARAH, THE 4400 [TV], TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES [TV], DOLLHOUSE [TV], DEADLY HONEYMOON, ALPHAS [TV], ARROW [TV], SEQUESTERED) is 39.
Writer, Producer, Actor Trevor Matthews (STILL LIFE, JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER, THE SHRINE, GIRL HOUSE, FIRST KILL) is 38.
Actor Elisabeth Moss (SUBURBAN COMMANDO, MIDNIGHT'S CHILD, ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN [1995], THE LAST SUPPER, SPIRIT [2001], TEMPTATION, THE MISSING, INVASION [TV], THE ATTIC, THE ONE I LOVE, QUEEN OF EARTH, HIGH-RISE, TOP OF THE LAKE, LIGHT OF MY LIFE, THE HANDMAID'S TALE [TV], US, SHIRLEY, THE INVISIBLE MAN [2020]) is 39.
Actor Anna Paquin (X-MEN [all], DARKNESS, TRICK R' TREAT, TRUE BLOOD [TV], OPEN HOUSE, SCREAM 4, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, BELLEVUE [TV]) is 39.

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JULY 23

GUILLERMO Raves for NICK

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This August 20: Neill Blomkamp's DEMONIC

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The Internet At Its Best: Grandma Sings Rob Zombie's DRAGULA!

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Charisma Carpenter (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], ANGEL [TV], CHARMED [TV], VERONICA MARS [TV], VOODOO MOON, THE EXPENDABLES [all], CRASH SITE, HAUNTED HIGH, THE LYING GAME [TV], BOUND, GIRL IN WOODS, MAIL ORDER MONSTER) is 51.
Actor Ronny Cox (THE HAPPINESS CAGE, DELIVERANCE, THE CAR, GRAY LADY DOWN, THE BEAST WITHIN, ROBOCOP, TOTAL RECALL, SCISSORS, SPAWN [TV], DEEP BLUE SEA, Y2K, CRAZY AS HELL, AGE OF DINOSAURS, BEYOND THE REACH, THE CAR: ROAD TO REVENGE) who is 83.
Look for Ronny in the upcoming 2020, 2021 Horror Thriller, DEMON STAR.
Ronny shares a July birthday with his TOTAL RECALL director, Paul Verhoeven. Ronny has shared many movies as well as a birthday with...
Actor Eriq LaSalle (INFERNO INDIRETTA, JACOB'S LADDER, COLOR OF NIGHT, ONE HOUR PHOTO, CRAZY AS HELL, INSIDE OUT, MEGAFAULT, BLACKOUT [TV], UNDER THE DOME [TV], LOGAN) is 59.
One of the luckiest kids (now man) in the world
Actor Daniel Radcliffe (THE TAILOR OF PANAMA, HARRY POTTER [all], THE WOMAN IN BLACK, KILL YOUR DARLINGS, HORNS, VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, SWISS ARMY MAN, GUNS AKIMBO, ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA), is 32.
Actor, Producer Paul Wesley (WOLF LAKE [TV], FALLEN [TV], KILLER MOVIE, 24 [TV], THE VAMPIRE DIARIES [TV], TELL ME A STORY [TV]) is 39.

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JULY 22

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor A.J. Cook (LASERHAWK, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, WISHMASTER 3, RIPPER, THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR, FINAL DESTINATION 2, TRU CALLING [TV], BLOODSUCKERS, VANISHED, NIGHT SKIES, MOTHER'S DAY, WER) is 43.
Actor Willem Dafoe (WILD AT HEART, eXistenZ, AMERICAN PSYCHO, SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE, SPIDER-MAN [ALL], THE RECKONING, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, THE CLEARING, CONTROL, INSIDE MAN, THE WALKER, ANAMORPH, ANTICHRIST, DAYBREAKERS, CIRQUE DU FREAK, JOHN CARTER, ODD THOMAS, OUT OF THE FURNACE, JOHN WICK, SCULPT, DEATH NOTE [2017], MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS [2017], THE LIGHTHOUSE, SIBERIA) is 65.
Look for Willem in the 2021, 2022 Mystery Thriller, Guillermo del Toro's NIGHTMARE ALLEY. Filming remains suspended due to COVID-19.
Actor Franka Potente (RUN, LOLA, RUN, ANATOMY, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, ANATOMY 2, I LOVE YOUR WORK, BLUEPRINT, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, CREEP, SHANGHAI, AMERICAN HORROR STORY [TV], THE CONJURING 2, TABOO [TV], MUSE, BETWEEN WORLDS) is 47.

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JULY 21

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Art Hindle in INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS - 1978

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor David Dastmalchian (THE DARK KNIGHT, HORSEMEN [2009], SUSHI GIRL, THE EMPLOYER, PRISONERS [2013], UNDER THE PYRAMID, THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, TWIN PEAKS [TV - 2017], ANT-MAN [all], BLADE RUNNER 2049, RELAXER, THE DOMESTICS, BIRD BOX, TEACHER, REPRISAL, FROM NOW [TV], BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN [TV]) is 44.
Look for David in the upcoming Thriller for 2021, DUNE. Also in 2021, THE SUICIDE SQUAD. And in 2023, THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DEMETER.

Today's birthday boy has, among his 180+ credits, always worked as an actor without specifically adhering to any genre. That said, he remains the most recognizable by fans for his Horror Thriller work. Happy Birthday to
Actor Art Hindle (BLACK CHRISTMAS, THE CLONE MASTER, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS [1978], David Cronenberg's THE BROOD, THE SURROGATE [1984], RAW COURAGE, KEPT, STRANDED [2002], OFFSPRING [2009], MONSTER BRAWL, DARK RISING: WARRIOR OF WORLDS [TV], HER EVIL TWIN, SICILIAN VAMPIRE, THE VOID [2016], HUNTER'S MOON [2019], ADAM'S TESTAMENT [TV], BEAST WITHIN) is 73.
Look for Art in the upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, WOODLAND GREY.
Actor Adrienne King (FRIDAY THE 13th, FRIDAY THE 13th Part 2, PSYCHIC EXPERIMENT, ALL AMERICAN BULLY, THE BUTTERFLY ROOM, SILENT NIGHT BLOODY NIGHT: THE HOMECOMING, TALES OF POE, KILLER THERAPY) is 66.
Look for Adrienne in the upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, THE DEAD GIRL IN APARTMENT 03.
Actor Jaime Murray (ANIMAL, THE DEATHS OF IAN STONE, BOTCHED, aka THIRTEEN, DEXTER [TV], DEMONS, DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, RINGER [TV], FRIGHT NIGHT 2 [2013], WAREHOUSE 13 [TV], DEFIANCE [TV], THE NANNY, THE ORIGINALS [TV], GOTHAM [TV], CASTLEVANIA [TV - 2017]) is 45.
SFX Artist John Nelson (TERMINATOR 2, STAY TUNED, SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER, WOLF, JOHNNY MNEMONIC, JUDGE DREDD, ANACONDA, EVOLUTION, THE MATRIX: RELOADED, THE MATRIX: REVOLUTIONS, I, ROBOT, IRON MAN, WORLD WAR Z, BLACKHAT, BLADE RUNNER 2049) is 68.

And let's be clear here. It's 2021 and audiences are still talking about the high bar that TERMINATOR 2 set with its fantastic yet believable Computer Graphics Images (CGI) that hold up 30 Years Later. John Nelson is the Computer Graphics Animator (at ILM at the time) who did that.

Actor Juno Temple (ATONEMENT, CRACKS, GLORIOUS 39, KABOOM, KILLER JOE, JACK AND DIANE, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE BRASS TEAPOT, MAGIC MAGIC, HORNS, MALEFICENT [all], SIN CITY: A DAME TO DIE FOR, UNSANE, MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL) is 32.

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JULY 20

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Muse Watson in From Dusk Till Dawn 2

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Josh Holloway (COLD HEART, SABERTOOTH, WHISPER, LOST [TV], MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL, PARANOIA, INTELLIGENCE [TV], COLONY [TV]) is 52.
Actor Camille Keaton (WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?, TRAGIC CEREMONY, SEX OF THE WITCH, MADELAINE, ANATOMIA DI UN INCUBO, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, KUNG FU CANNIBALS, SAVAGE VENGEANCE, SELLA TURCICA, CHOP, THE BUTTERFLY ROOM, THE LORDS OF SALEM, BLOOD RIVER, PLAN 9, CABARET DIABOLIQUE, DEATH HOUSE, TERROR IN THE WOODS, CRY FOR THE BAD MAN, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: DEJA VU, CAMP TWILIGHT) is 71.
Camille shares a July birthday with her THE BUTTERFLY ROOM alumni, P.J. Soles and Heather Langenkamp.
Look for Camille in the 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Horror Thriller, SAVAGE VENGEANCE. Also in 2022, THE DESECRATED ONES and CHRIST RISING.
Writer, Producer Roberto Orci (ALIAS [TV], EAGLE EYE, STAR TREK [2009], FRINGE [TV], COWBOYS & ALIENS, NOW YOU SEE ME, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, ENDER'S GAME, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE [2015], SLEEPY HOLLOW [TV]) is 48.
Actor Muse Watson (BLACK RAINBOW, THE HANDMAID'S TALE, I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, ACTS OF BETRAYAL, IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE, I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 2: TEXAS BLOOD MONEY, HOLLYWOOD VAMPYR, SEASON OF THE HUNTED, DEAD BIRDS, FRANKENFISH, HOUSE OF GRIMM, THE PRESENCE, OF SILENCE, MEETING EVIL, THE DEAD ONES, THE LAST EXORCISM II, COMPOUND FRACTURE, SUBURBAN GOTHIC, DARK RESONANCE, VALLEY OF BONES, THE DEAD ONES) is 73.

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JULY 19

Peter Jackson's THE FRIGHTENERS Is 25!

The Frighteners The Mark of Death

The Right Place at the Right Time! Read my review of Peer Jackson's THE FRIGHTENERS.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Jared Padalecki in FRIDAY THE 13th - 2009

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor, Writer, Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (FUJUSHU THE REVENGE KIENAI KIZUATO, GAKKÔ NO KAIDAN F, THE CURE, EYES OF THE SPIDER, GAKKÔ NO KAIDAN G, SEANCE, PULSE, GORE FROM OUTER SPACE, DOPPLEGANGER, KAZUO UMEZU'S HORROR THEATER: BUG'S HOUSE, LOFT, REINCARNATION, SAKEBI, SWEET HOME, THE GUARD FROM THE UNDERGROUND, DOOR 3, PENANCE [TV], OKARATU, REAL, CREEPY, SEVENTH CODE, DAGUERROTYPE, BEFORE WE VANISH, YOCHO: SANPO SURU SHINRYAKUSHA [TV], FOREBODING) is 56.
Cinematographer Matthew Libatique (PI, SATURN, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, ABANDON, PHONE BOOTH, GOTHIKA, INSIDE MAN, THE FOUNTAIN, THE NUMBER 23, IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2, BLACK SWAN, COWBOYS & ALIENS, THE CIRCLE, MOTHER!, VENOM) is 53.
Look for Matthew's 2022 Horror movie, DON'T WORRY DARLING.
Writer, Director, Producer, Hideo Nakata (CURSE, DEATH & SPIRIT, DON'T LOOK UP, RINGU, RINGU 2, SOTOHIRO, CHAOS [2000], DARK WATER [2002], THE RING TWO, KAIDAN, DEATH NOTE: L CHANGE THE WORLD, CHATROOM, THE INCITE MILL, THE COMPLEX, MONSTERZ, GHOST THEATER, STOLEN IDENTITY, THE WOMAN WHO KEEPS A MURDERER, SADAKO, STOLEN IDENTITY 2, STIGMATIZED PROPERTIES) is 54.
Actor Jared Padalecki (HOUSE OF WAX, CRY WOLF, FRIDAY THE 13TH [2009], SUPERNATURAL [TV], SUPERNATURAL [TV Animation], PHANTOM BOY) is 39.
Writer and Feo Amante alumni, Wrath James White (TERATOLOGIST [w/Ed Lee], SUCCULENT PREY, THE RESURRECTIONIST, SCABS, THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND SINS, YACCUB'S CURSE, POPULATION ZERO, SYMPATHETIC MAGIC, LIKE ORNO FOR PSYCHOS, PREY DRIVE, MASTER OF PAIN (W/Kristopher Rufty) is like 60 or something.

SUNDAY -

Vin Diesel in Pitch Black

Actor Vin Diesel (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, THE IRON GIANT, BOILER ROOM, PITCH BLACK, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, BABYLON A.D., THE LAST WITCH HUNTER, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY [all], AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, AVENGERS ENDGAME, BLOODSHOT) is 48.
Look for Vin in the December 2021, 2022 Thriller release of James Cameron's AVATAR 2.
Director Paul Verhoeven (THE 4TH MAN, ROBOCOP, TOTAL RECALL, BASIC INSTINCT, STARSHIP TROOPERS, HOLLOW MAN) is 82.

SATURDAY -

Heather Langenkamp in Hellraiser: Judgement

Actor Heather Langenkamp (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3, SHOCKER, NEW NIGHTMARE, THE BUTTERFLY ROOM, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, HOME, TRUTH OR DARE, HELLRAISER: JUDGEMENT, PORTAL) is 57.
Heather shares a birthday with her THE BUTTERFLY ROOM alumni,
Actor P.J. Soles (BLOOD BATH, CARRIE, THE POSSESSED, HALLOWEEN, INNOCENT PREY, B.O.R.N., ALIENATOR, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, MURDER ON THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, DEATH BY ENGAGEMENT, DEAD CALLING, THE TOOTH FAIRY, MIL MASCARAS VS THE AZTEC MUMMY, PRANK, ALONE IN THE DARK II, BEG, ETERNAL, THE BUTTERFLY ROOM, GRINDSPLOITATION, HALLOWEEN [2018], KILLER THERAPY, HANUKKAH, CANDY CORN) is 71.
Actor Donald Sutherland (CASTLE OF THE LIVING DEAD, DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS, DIE! DIE! MY DARLING!, BLOOD RELATIVES, DON'T LOOK NOW, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS [1978], EYE OF THE NEEDLE, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, THE PUPPET MASTERS, OUTBREAK, VIRUS, FINAL FANTASY, SALEM'S LOT [TV], AN AMERICAN HAUNTING, PUFFBALL, THE HUNGER GAMES [all], THE CALLING, AMERICAN HANGMAN, AD ASTRA, and way more in mystery and suspense) is 87.
Look for Donald in the 2021 release of ALONE.
Actor Mike Vogel (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE [2003], POSEIDON [2006], THE DEATHS OF IAN STONE, CLOVERFIELD, ACROSS THE HALL, OPEN GRAVES, BATES MOTEL [TV], UNDER THE DOME [TV], CHILDHOOD'S END [TV], SECRET OBSESSION, FANTASY ISLAND) is 42.
Look for Mike in the upcoming 2020, 2021 Thriller, COLLECTION.

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EIGHT-LEGGED FREAKS is 19!

Did you know that actor Scarlett Johanssen turned 18 the year this movie was released in 2002? But that's not all. Read EIGHT-LEGGED FREAKS.

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JULY 16

Director James Gunn Goes Full Throttle with THE SUICIDE SQUAD.

Will it be his ALIENS?

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Humanoids From the Deep starring Ann Turkel

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Tenika Davis (SAW VI, WRONG TURN 4, DEBUG, JUPITER'S LEGACY [TV]) is 36.
Look for Tenika in the 2021 Thriller, PERPETUAL MOTION.
Writer, Producer, Director Scott Derrickson (URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT, HELLRAISER: INFERNO, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL [2008], SINISTER, DEVIL'S KNOT, DELIVER US FROM EVIL, SINISTER 2, DOCTOR STRANGE, SNOWPIERCER [TV], BERMUDA) is 55.
Look for Scott's upcoming 2022 Horror Thriller, THE BLACK PHONE. Based on the short story by Joe Hill.
Actor Corey Feldman (TIME AFTER TIME, FRIDAY THE 13th PART IV: THE FINAL CHAPTER, GREMLINS, FRIDAY THE 13th PART V: A NEW BEGINNING, THE GOONIES, STAND BY ME, THE LOST BOYS, THE 'BURBS, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES [1990], STEPMONSTER, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III, LIPSTICK CAMERA, A DANGEROUS PLACE, VOODOO [1995], TALES FROM THE CRYPT: BORDELLO OF BLOOD, EVIL OBSESSION, BORN BAD, LEGION [1998], STORM TROOPER [1998], CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER IV, SEANCE, LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE, TERROR INSIDE, SPLATTER, LOST BOYS: THE THIRST, 6 DEGREES OF HELL, EXPOSURE, THE ZOMBIE KING, ZOMBEX, BODY HIGH, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES [TV - 2012 - 2017], THE SUNDAY NIGHT SLAUGHTER) is 50.
Corey shares a July birthday with TALES FROM THE CRYPT: BORDELLO OF BLOOD alumni, Producer Joel Silver.
Look for Corey's upcoming animated Horror Thriller, AGE OF STONE AND SKY: THE SORCERER BEAST. Also in 2020, 2021, 2022, TALES FROM THE DEAD ZONE and 13 FANBOY.
Actor Rosa Salazar (AMERICAN HORROR STORY, INSURGENT, MAZE RUNNER: SCORCH TRIALS, SUBMERGED, MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE, BIRD BOX, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, UNDONE [TV]) is 36.
Look for Rosa in the upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller TV series, BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR.
Actor Ann Turkel (THE CASSANDRA CROSSING, GOLDEN RENDEZVOUS, RAVAGERS, DEATH RAY 2000, HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP [1980], MASSARATI AND THE BRAIN, MODESTY BLAISE, DEEP SPACE, THE FEAR, DEJA VU) is 75.

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JULY 15

Iron Maiden: THE WRITING'S ON THE WALL

Feels like Country music inspired guitar riffs and MAD MAX stylings, all filtered through the minds of IRON MAIDEN's Adrian Smith and Bruce Dickenson song.

Read how it all came together.

IRON MAIDEN REVEAL FIRST NEW MUSIC IN 6 YEARS WITH SPECTACULAR ANIMATED VIDEO: THE WRITING ON THE WALL

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Joe Turkel in THE SHINING

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Bill Hussey (THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, THE ABSENCE) is 38.
Writer Christopher Golden (THEIF OF HEARTS, STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING, PROWLERS, THE BORDERKIND, CRASHING PARADISE, BALTIMORE, SOULLESS, THE FERRYMAN, MIND THE GAP, WILDWOOD ROAD, DEATH'S EXCELLENT VACATION, WAKING NIGHTMARES, STRANGEWOOD, THE SEVEN WHISTLERS, and a lot more) is like 60 or something.
Actor Terry O'Quinn (SILVER BULLET, THE STEPFATHER [all], BLACK WIDOW, PIN, THE FORGOTTEN ONE, DELIVER THEM FROM EVIL [TV], THE ROCKETEER, AMITYVILLE: A NEW GENERATION, LIPSTICK CAMERA, SHADOW WARRIORS, SHADOW CONSPIRACY, THE X-FILES, MILLENIUM [TV], HARSH REALM [TV], ALIAS [TV], LOST [TV], 666 PARK AVENUE [TV], FALLING SKIES [TV], CASTLE ROCK [TV], EMERGENCE [TV], and way more) is 69.
Terry shares a July birthday with the man who actually WROTE the STEPFATHER story, the late Donald E. Westlake.

Feo Note: These next two actors are not genre actors. They've spent their careers as actors in any and every narrative form of fiction there is. Yet for both of them, they are known almost exclusively for the one or more Horror Thrillers they made. HAPPY BIRTHDAYS TO -

Actor Judson Scott (STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, V [TV], K-9000, BLADE, X-FILES [TV - 2016-2018]) is 69.
Actor Joe Turkel (TORMENTED, VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS, THE BLOODY SLAYING OF SARAH RIDELANDER, THE SHINING, BLADE RUNNER, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON) is 94.

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JULY 14

ALL EYES ON YOU

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Introverted and alone, Marco's dreams of his city are interrupted by a strange girl. When she abruptly cries out to him for help and vanishes from his dreams, he feels somehow compelled to find her in the real world. Searching the avenues of his town, he's certain he's losing his mind when a mysterious blind American tells him that the girl is real, but Marco has only this one night, this one nightmarish Halloween night, to find her or she'll be gone forever.

Written, Produced, Directed, and Edited by Felix Maxim Eller, and made for less than $50,000 in U.S. currency, this 2018 Indie German Horror Thriller Mystery is now hitting American film festivals.

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35 Years Since the Last Good Alien movie: ALIENS!

Cast of ALIENS

Read our review of James Cameron's ALIENS.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Chase Williamson in John Dies At The End

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Chase Williamson (JOHN DIES AT THE END, SPARKS, LACE CRATER, BEYOND THE GATES [2016], SiREN, SEQUENCE BREAK, VICTOR CROWLEY, BAD MATCH, DEAD NIGHT, CABARET OF THE DEAD, ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING, ARTIK, GREENLIGHT, SCARE PACKAGE, LUCKY) who is 33.
Look for Chase in the 2022 Horror Thriller, THE JESSICA CABIN.
Producer Joel Silver (WARRIORS, JEKYLL AND HYDE... TOGETHER AGAIN, LETHAL WEAPON [all], PREDATOR [all], DIE HARD [all], TALES FROM THE CRYPT [TV], DEMOLITION MAN, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT, CONSPIRACY THEORY, TALES FROM THE CRYPT: BORDELLO OF BLOOD, THE MATRIX [all], THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL [1999], THIR13EN GHOSTS, GHOST SHIP, GOTHIKA, HOUSE OF WAX, V FOR VENDETTA, THE REAPING, THE INVASION, RETURN TO THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, ORPHAN, WHITEOUT, THE HILLS RUN RED, SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE BOOK OF ELI, UNKNOWN, THE FACTORY, SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, STASH HOUSE, THE APPARITION, THE FACTORY, BULLET TO THE HEAD, NON-STOP, VERNOICA MARS [2014], COLLIDE [2016]) is 69.

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JULY 13

QUICK BITES
Magnolia Trailer Drops CRYPTOZOO

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GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE Was Supposed To Open On This Day in 2020

Then, due to the pandemic, it was delayed, delayed, delayed and expected to open this month.
Latest announcement is that it will open November 11, 2021.

Horns crossed!

More news at
Ghostbusters: Afterlife: Release Date, Trailer, and More

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Excaliber with Patrick Stewart

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Harrison Ford (THE CONVERSATION, THE POSSESSED, APOCALYPSE NOW, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK [all], BLADE RUNNER [all], WITNESS, FRANTIC, PRESUMED INNOCENT, PATRIOT GAMES, THE FUGITIVE, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, WHAT LIES BENEATH, COWBOYS & ALIENS, ENDER'S GAME, PARANOIA) is 79.
Actor Colton Haynes (THE GATES [TV], TEEN WOLF [TV], ARROW [TV], ARROW: BLOOD RUSH [TV]) is 33.
Actor Al Santos (JEEPERS CREEPERS 2, MUSTANG SALLY, LOST SIGNAL, KILLER MOVIE, SPEED DEMONS, VAMPIRE RIDERZ) who is 45.
Actor Patrick Stewart (EXCALIBER, DUNE, LIFEFORCE, DEATH TRAIN, THE CANTERVILLE GHOST, STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, CONSPIRACY THEORY, MASTERMINDS, DAD SAVAGE, X-MEN [ALL], STAR TREK: NEMESIS, CHICKEN LITTLE, SINBAD: THE FIFTH VOYAGE, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, GREEN ROOM, LOGAN) is 81.

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JULY 12

THE STAIRS is Stepping Up!

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
This Science Fiction Horror movie is hitting the top Horror film festivals and winning! 22 awards at 7 film festivals:

2020 -
European Cinematography Awards (ECA)

2021 -
Haunted House FearFest
Horror Hotel, Ohio
Horrorhound Film Festival (H2F2)
Kansas City Crypticon Film Fest
Nevermore Film Festival
Queen Palm International Film Festival

THE STAIRS stars Kathleen Quinlan (TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, EVENT HORIZON, THE HILLS HAVE EYES [2006]) and John Schneider (THE CURSE, OGRE).

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Claudia Katz (SPIDER-MAN [all the Raimi], WAY OF THE VAMPIRE, THE BLACK DAHLIA, ALIEN ABDUCTION, FLIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, OUIJA) is 50.
Writer Michael Marano (DAWN SONG, STORIES FROM THE PLAGUE YEARS) is 55.
Actor Edwin Neal (THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, FUTURE-KILL, KNIGHT RIDER 2000, WING COMMANDER II [VG], THE DIVINE ENFORCER, MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK, CRUSADER: NO REMORSE [VG], DEVILMAN LADY [TV], MURDER-SET-PIECES, MR. HELL, SATAN'S PLAYGROUND, SHUDDER, FORTUNE TELLER, IT CAME FROM TRALFAGAR, HOLY HELL, BUTCHER BOYS, DROPPING EVIL, HALLOWEEN: HARVEST OF SOULS 1985, KILL OR BE KILLED) is 76.
Look for Edwin in the upcoming 2020 Horror Thriller, THE MANGLED.
Writer, Producer, Jeffrey Reddick (FINAL DESTINATION [all], RETURN TO CABIN BY THE LAKE, TAMARA, DANTE'S COVE [TV], DAY OF THE DEAD [2008], DEAD AWAKE, THE FINAL WISH, MIDNIGHT TEXAS [TV], GOOD SAMARITAN) is 52.
Look for Jeffrey's upcoming 2020 Horror Thriller Directoral feature debut, DON'T LOOK BACK. Also in 2020, SOLO RESPIRA.
Actor Michelle Rodriguez (3A.M., GIRLFIGHT, RESIDENT EVIL, CONTROL, LOST [TV], AVATAR, MACHETE, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION, THE ASSIGNMENT) is 43.
Look for Michelle in the upcoming 2020 Horror Thriller, SHE DIES TOMORROW.

SUNDAY -
Actor Writer, Director Tom Holland (THE INITIATION OF SARAH, THE BEAST WITHIN, THE CLASS OF 1984, PSYCHO II, CLOAK & DAGGER, SCREAM FOR HELP, FRIGHT NIGHT [1985], CHILD'S PLAY [1988], THE TEMP, THE LANGOLIERS [TV], THINNER, Masters of Horror: WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM, HATCHET II, TWISTED TALES [TV], TOM HOLLAND'S TWISTED TALES, DIGGING UP THE MARROW, ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, A PLACE AMONG THE DEAD) is 78.
Look for Tom in the upcoming 2020, 2021 Horror Thriller, TAROT.
Actor Stephen Lang (MANHUNTER, PROJECT X, GUILTY AS SIN, THE POSESSION OF MICHEAL D., AN OCCASIONAL HELL, SHADOW CONSPIRACY, A TOWN HAS TURNED TO DUST, AT THE MERCY OF A STRANGER, THE PROPOSAL, EYE SEE YOU, THE I INSIDE, AVATAR, TERRA NOVA [TV], PAWN, PIONEER, THE MONKEY'S PAW [2013], THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, EXETER, ISOLATION, DON'T BREATHE, SALEM [TV], MORTAL ENGINES, VFW, THE SEVENTH DAY) is 69.
Look for Stephen in the upcoming 2021 Horror movie, DON'T BREATHE 2. Also, a flurry of a slew of AVATAR sequels with the first one striking earth in 2021, 2022 - 12 years after the first.
Actor Serinda Swan (BEYOND LOCH NESS, TRUST, DESPERATE ESCAPE, PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, TRON: LEGACY, CREATURE [2011], BREAKOUT KINGS [TV], JINN, THE VEIL, INHUMANS [TV], CORONER [TV], REVENGE RIDE) is 37.
Actor Rachael Taylor (THE MYSTERY OF NATALIE WOOD, MAN-THING [2005], SEE NO EVIL, TRANSFORMERS, SHUTTER, DECEPTION, GHOST MACHINE, THE DARKEST HOUR, 666 PARK AVENUE [TV], THE LOFT, ARQ, GOLD, THE DEFENDERS [TV], WHITE ORCHID, JESSICA JONES [TV]) is 37

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Writer, Producer, Director Cary Joji Fukunaga (ON THE ICE, THUMPER, IT [2017], THE ALIENIST [TV], MANIAC [TV], TRUE DETECTIVE [TV]) is 43.

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51 Years Ago Today in the U.S.A.: INVASION OF THE ASTRO MONSTER!

Invasion of the Astro Monster

Should you see it? Only if you're Koo Koo for Kaiju! Read my review of INVASION OF THE ASTRO MONSTER.

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JULY 9

R! PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, B 22, Today, sez I!

Read me original review from 2003 of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL!

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Norbert Weisser in THE THING

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Dean Koontz (Books: DEMON SEED, WATCHERS, PHANTOMS, INTENSITY, THE TAKING, CHASE, THE SILENT CORNER, DEVOTED, ELSEWHERE, THE OTHER EMILY, and more. Movies: DEMON SEED, WATCHERS, PHANTOMS, INTENSITY, TICKTOCK, THE FACE, VELOCITY, THE TAKING, ODD THOMAS) is 75 years old.
Think of those super cheapo, direct to video Albert Pyun SciFi Horror Thrillers of the 1980s & 1990s. Now think of the Nazi officer that appeared in so many of them. You're likely remembering today's birthday boy,
Actor Norbert Weisser (THE DEADLY TRIANGLE, John Carpenter's THE THING, ANDROID, RADIOACTIVE DREAMS, CITY LIMITS, FROM HOLLYWOOD TO DEADWOOD, THE SECRET OF THE ICE CAVE, MIDNIGHT CABARET, CAPTAIN AMERICA [1990], THE ROCKETEER, DECEIT [1992], ARCADE [1993], HEATSEEKER, NEMESIS 3, ADRENALIN: FEAR THE RUSH, OMEGA DOOM, NEMESIS 4, BLAST, SORCERERS [1998], TICKER, THE LEARNING CURVE, INFECTION [2005], COOL AIR, GEMINI DIVISION [TV], ANGELS & DEMONS, BEING KILLED, ABELAR: TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE, WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER [VG], WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS) is 75.

You see that? YOU SEE THAT? Every damn day of the year there is some how, some way, some kind of John Carpenter reference movie!

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JULY 8

55 Years Ago Today, U.S.A saw the Toho release of FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON

Are you an infant Kaiju fan? Read my spoiler free review of Director Ishiro Honda's FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Kevin Bacon in Friday the 13th

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Kevin Bacon (FRIDAY THE 13th, THE DEMON MURDER CASE, CRIMINAL LAW, TREMORS, FLATLINERS, MURDER IN THE FIRST, SLEEPERS, WILD THINGS, STIR OF ECHOES, HOLLOW MAN, TRAPPED, MYSTIC RIVER, WHERE THE TRUTH LIES, THE AIR THAT I BREATHE, DEATH SENTENCE, SUPER, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, THE FOLLOWING [TV], R.I.P.D., THE FOLLOWING, THE DARKNESS [2018], TREMORS [2018], YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT) is 63.
Look for Kevin in the upcoming 2022 Thriller, ONE WAY. Also in 2022, SPACE ODDITY.
Writer Mort Castle (CURSED BE THE CHILD, STRANGERS, KNOWING WHEN TO DIE, and a whole lotta short stories!) is 75.
SFX Make-Up Artist Glenn Hetrick (THE X-FILES [TV], BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], ANGEL [TV], KING OF THE ANTS, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD: NECROPOLIS, PUMPKINHEAD: ASHES TO ASHES, PUMPKINHEAD: BLOOD FUED, CROSSING JORDAN [TV], LEGION, HEROES [TV], THE HUNGER GAMES [all], EXTANT, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., INHUMANS [TV], MASKED MUTILATOR, THE BIRCH) is 49.

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JULY 7

QUICK BITE

MGM Drops Trailer for THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Shelley Duvall in THE SHINING

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Billy Campbell (THE ROCKETEER, Bram Stoker's DRACULA, OUT THERE, THE COLD EQUATIONS, MENNO'S MIND, MAX Q, THE 4400 [TV], SHARK [TV], METEOR [TV], THE DISAPPEARED, LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AXE, THE SCRIBBLER, THE KILLING, HELIX [TV], MODUS [TV], CARDINAL [TV]) is 62.
Actor Shelly Duvall (THE SHINING, FRANKENWEENIE, AAAHH! REAL MONSTERS! [TV], NIGHTMARE CLASSICS [TV], SHADOW ZONE: My Teacher Ate My Homework [TV], TALE OF THE MUMMY, CASPER MEETS WENDY, BIG MONSTER ON CAMPUS, THE 4TH FLOOR) is 72.
Actor Jorja Fox (HAPPY HELL NIGHT, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN 1997, VELOCITY TRAP, MEMENTO, C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigations [TV], 3022) is 53.
Writer, Producer, Director Akiva Goldsman (THE CLIENT, SILENT FALL, BATMAN FOREVER, TIME TO KILL, BATMAN & ROBIN, LOST IN SPACE, DEEP BLUE SEA, PRACTICAL MAGIC, MINDHUNTERS, I, ROBOT, CONSTANTINE, POSEIDON, THE DA VINCI CODE, I AM LEGEND, ANGELS & DEMONS, JONAH HEX, FRINGE [TV], WINTER'S TALE, INSURGENT, THE 5TH WAVE, RINGS, STEPHANIE, THE DARK TOWER, DOCTOR SLEEP) is 59.
Look for Akiva's upcoming 2022 Thriller, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS [TV]. Also in 2022, Stelen King's FIRESTARTER.

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JULY 6

Online July 13 debut of THE GREEN SEA

Starring Katherine Isabelle (DISTURBING BEHAVIOR, GINGER SNAPS, AMERICAN MARY)

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Linda Bella (FILTH TO ASHES FLESH TO DUST, ECSTASY, MONSTERS IN THE WOODS, DRACULA: REBORN, RATPOCALYPSE, DEVIL'S DOMAIN, TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN, STAINED) is 29.
Actor Eva Green (FRANKLYN, CRACKS, WOMB, PERFECT SENSE, DARK SHADOWS [2012], WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO DIE FOR, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, PENNY DREADFUL [TV], MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, BASED ON A TRUE STORY, EUPHORIA, THE LUMINARIES [TV]) is 41.

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JULY 5

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Pruitt Taylor in IDENTITY

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Pruitt Taylor (ANGEL HEART, FEAR [1990], JACOB'S LADDER [1990], SWEET POISON, CHINA MOON, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, NIGHT SINS, THE END OF VIOLENCE, THE CELL, IDENTITY, TOUCHING EVIL [TV], CONSTANTINE, WHEN A MAN FALLS, CAPTIVITY, THE ECHO, DON MCKAY, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND [2010], DRIVE ANGRY, CREATURE [2011], ON THE INSIDE, BRAKE, DARK TOURIST, BROKEN BLOOD, TRUE BLOOD [TV], 13 SINS, THE MENTALIST [TV], THE DEVIL'S CANDY, HEROES REBORN [TV], AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., BIRD BOX) is 61.
Actor / Stuntman Brad Loree (THEM [1996], UNDERWORLD [1996], THE INVADER, FUTURESPORT, THE 13TH WARRIOR, QUARANTINE [2000], THE 6TH DAY, BONES, HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION, FINAL DESTINATION 2, HOUSE OF THE DEAD, DREAMCATCHER, X2, SCOOBY-DOO 2, THE KEEPER, X-MEN 3, WHITE NOISE 2: THE LIGHT, BATTLESTAR GALATICA: RAZOR, DEAD CALLING, MESSAGES DELETED, WATCHMEN, 2012, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, FINAL STORM, TRON LEGACY, MR. HUSH, HALLOW POINT, THE DAY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE BLACKBURN ASYLUM, CHILD'S PLAY [2019]) is 60.

SATURDAY -

Patrick Wilson in HARD CANDY

Actor Tom Cruise (LEGENDS, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE [all], EYES WIDE SHUT, VANILLA SKY, MINORITY REPORT, COLLATERAL, WAR OF THE WORLDS, JACK REACHER [all], OBLIVION, EDGE OF TOMORROW, THE MUMMY [2017]), who is 59.
Actor Shawnee Smith (THE BLOB, DESPERATE HOURS, THE STAND [TV], BOMBSHELL, FACE OF EVIL, THE SHINING [TV], CARNIVAL OF SOULS, SAW, [all], THE ISLAND, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, THE GRUDGE 3) is 51.
Writer/Director/Producer/Actor Michele Soavi (ALIEN 2 SULLA TERRA, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, ROSSO SANGUE, PSYCHO RIPPER, TENEBRE, A BLADE IN THE DARK, PHENOMENA, DEMONI, OPERA, LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO, THE BLACK CAT, DELIRIA, LA CHIESA, LA SETTA, DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE aka CEMETERY MAN, IL TESTIMONE, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, ROCCO SCHIAVONE [TV], THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS WITCH, MENTRE ERO VIA [TV]) is 63.
Actor Patrick Wilson (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA [2004], HARD CANDY, BROTHERS THREE: AN AMERICAN GOTHIC, LAKEVIEW TERRACE, PASSENGERS, WATCHMEN, THE A-TEAM, INSIDEOUS [all], THE LEDGE, PROMETHEUS, THE CONJURING [all], SPACE STATION 76, ZIPPER, HOME SWEET HELL, BONE TOMAHAWK, THE COMMUTER, NIGHTMARE CINEMA, THE NUN, ANNABELLE COMES HOME, IN THE TALL GRASS) is 48.
Look for Patrick in the upcoming 2022 Thriller, MOON FALL, starring Halle Berry (THE X-MEN, GOTHIKA). MOON FALL is Written, Produced, and (Jesus-Freaking-Cthulhu!) even Directed by Roland Emmerich (GODZILLA [1998], THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW) at his most Roland Emmerich yet!

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14 Years Ago Today, we got THE SIGNAL

If you've never seen it, read why you should! My review of THE SIGNAL.

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JULY 2

QUICK BITES!

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA turns 35!

Peter Kwong in Big Trouble In Little China

How on earth does a movie stay relevant after 35 freaking years? Read my BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA review.

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Best Horror Movies: Which Does Each US State Love Most?
Unbelievably surprising data set of the most popular Horror movies from every state, by KILL THE CABLE.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

Saul Rubinek in Santa's Slay

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Yancy Butler (SAVAGE WEEKEND, HARD TARGET, DROP ZONE, THE EX, RAVAGER, WITCHBLADE [TV], BASILISK: THE SERPENT KING, WOLVESBAYNE [TV], KICK-ASS, LAKE PLACID 3, RAGE OF THE YETI, SHARK WEEK, LAKE PLACID: THE FINAL CHAPTER, HANSEL & GRETEL GET BAKED, KICK-ASS 2, LAKE PLACID VS. ANACONDA, ZER0 TOLERANCE, DEATH RACE 2050, WITNESS PROTECTION [2017], AMERICAN CRIMINAL, INIT!ATION) who is 51.
Look for Yancy in the upcoming 2021 Horror, BOOGEY-MAN. Also in 2021, DIARY OF A LUNATIC (TV). And in 2020, 2021, 2022, SEVERED SILENCE THE ACCURSED.
Actor Saul Rubinek (SANCTUARY OF FEAR, DEATH SHIP [1980], AGAINST ALL ODDS, THE SUICIDE MURDERS [TV], MURDER SEES THE LIGHT [TV], PRESCRIPTION FOR MURDER [TV], TRUE ROMANCE, PALE SAINTS, HOSTILE INTENT, 36 HOURS TO DIE [TV], THE GOLDEN SPIDERS [TV], THE BOOKFAIR MURDERS [TV], A NERO WOLFE MYSTERY [TV], SANTA'S SLAY, JULIA, JESSE STONE: NO REMORSE, WAREHOUSE 13 [TV], LEVERAGE [TV], HUNTERS [TV], [over 100 in all]) who is 72.
Actor Nancy Stephens (PANIC IN ECHO PARK, HALLOWEEN [1978], DEATH CAR ON THE FREEWAY, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, HALLOWEEN II, EMPTY CRADLE, HALLOWEEN H20) is 73.
Look for Nancy in the upcoming October 2020, 2021 release of HALLOWEEN KILLS.
Actor / Writer / Director / Producer Tim Sullivan (2001 MANIACS, HOOD OF HORROR, DRIFTWOOD, 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS, KILLED ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, CHILLERAMA, BLOODY, BLOODY, BIBLE CAMP, PAIN IS BEAUTIFUL) is 57.
Actor John Emmet Tracy (AMERICAN MARY, FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC [2014], IF I STAY, THE SURFACE, GRACE: THE POSSESSION, OLYMPUS [TV], THE HOLLOW CHILD, DRONE, iZOMBIE [TV], BATWOMAN [TV], LITTLE FISH) is 42.

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JULY 1

Amazon and Sky Dance release
THE TOMORROW WAR

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It's 66 Years Since IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA

In the 1950s, everything Science from technology to monsters to spaceships seemed likely and soon! In cinema the SFX of Ray Harryhausen's Dynamation were breathtaking in comparison to old fashioned stop-motion animation. Read my review of IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -

The Two Towers with Liv Tyler

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Pamela Anderson (SNAPDRAGON, NAKED SOULS, BARB WIRE, SCARY MOVIE 3, STRIPPERELLA [TV], THE PEOPLE GARDEN, THE INSTITUTE) is 51.
Writer Michael A. Baron (Comics: NEXUS, BADGER, THE PUNISHER, DEADMAN, KISS Vol. 3-4. Novels: WITCHBLADE: DEMONS, HELMET HEAD, WHACK JOB, BIKER) is 60 or something.
Writer, Director Mikael Håfström (VENDETTA, SKUGGORNAS HUS [TV], SJÄTTE DAGEN, EVIL, DROWNING GHOST, DERAILED, 1408, SHANGHAI, THE RITE, ESCAPE PLAN, BLOODLINE [TV], MOSCOW NOIR [TV], QUICK) is 61.
Look for Mikael's upcoming 2021 Thriller, OUTSIDE THE WIRE.
Actor Dale Midkiff (STREETWALKIN', NIGHTMARE WEEKEND, PET SEMETERY, PLYMOUTH, BLACKMAIL, TIME TRAX [TV], VISITORS OF THE NIGHT, THE CROW: SALVATION, ALIEN FURY: COUNTDOWN TO INVASION, FALCON DOWN, ROUTE 666, NANCY DREW [2002], MAXIMUM VELOCITY, TORN APART, DEEP RESCUE, FLIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, 2012: DOOMSDAY [Asylum], HELL'S KITTY) is 62.
Actor Hannah Murray (AGATHA CHRISTIE MARPLE: WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS?, ABOVE SUPICION 2 [TV], CHATROOM, WOMB, GAME OF THRONES [TV], DARK SHADOWS [2012], THE NUMBERS STATION, BRIGEND, THE CHOSEN [2016], THE EXPECTING [TV]) is 32.
Actor Liv Tyler (U-TURN, THE LORD OF THE RINGS [all], THE STRANGERS, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, SUPER, THE LEDGE, ROBOT & FRANK, AD ASTRA) is 44.

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WILLOW BLUE
Willow Blue "'Willow Blue' will burrow under your skin and stay there long after you've put the book down."
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In Other Books
E.C. McMullen Jr.'s
short story
CEDO LOOKED LIKE PEOPLE
in the anthology

FEAR THE REAPER
Fear The Reaper "This Ray Bradbury-esque is one of the most memorable and one of the more original stories I've read in a long time."
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HORROR 201:
The Silver Scream

Horror 201: The Silver Scream
Filmmaker's Guidebook
featuring
Ray Bradbury,
John Carpenter,
Wes Craven,
Tom Holland,
E.C. McMullen Jr.,
George A. Romero,
and many more.


Extensively quoted in
Phantasm Exhumed PHANTASM
EXHUMED

The Unauthorized Companion

Robert S. Rhine's
SATAN'S 3-RING
CIRCUS OF HELL

Satan's 3-Ring Circus of Hell
Forward by
Gahan Wilson &
Feo Amante.
Featuring comics by
Alex Pardee,
William Stout,
Steve Bissette,
Frank Dietz,
Jim Smith,
Frank Forte,
Eric Pigors,
Mike Sosnowski,
Omaha Perez,
David Hartman,
Steven Mannion,
and more!


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IN CINEMA

E.C. McMullen Jr.
Head Production Designer

Mine Games MINE GAMES
(Starring:
Joseph Cross, Brianna Evigan,
Alex Meraz)


Dept. head
Special Effects Make-Up
(SFX MUA)

A Sierra Nevada Gunfight
A SIERRA NEVADA
GUNFIGHT

(Michael MadsenI & John Savage).

Production Designer
Universal Dead UNIVERSAL DEAD
(Doug Jones,
D.B. Sweeney,
Gary Graham)


Art Director
The Crusader THE CRUSADER
(Colin Cunningham,
Gary Graham)
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The ScientistFeo Amante's Horror ThrillerSome people think I'm more important than you (I don't, but they do. You know how they are) and this is their (HA!) evidence.

INTERVIEWS
Joe Mynhardt interviews E.C. McMullen Jr. in the book HORROR 201: The Silver Scream.

Matt Jarbo's interview with Feo Amante at The Zurvivalist.

James Cheetham's Q&A with Feo Amante at Unconventional Interviews *.

Megan Scudellari interviews Feo Amante and Kelly Parks (of THE SCIENCE MOMENT) in The Scientist Magazine.

Check out our interview at The-Scientist.com.

REFERENCES
Anthropologist Gretchen Bakke, PhD, references my UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHE ALERT as an expert resource in her 2010 Anthropological Quarterly essay @ Johns Hopkins University

Researcher David Waldron, references my review of UNDERWORLD in the Spring 2005, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture entry, Role-Playing Games and the Christian Right: Community Formation in Response to a Moral Panic (downloadable pdf).

E.C. McMullen Jr.
Author page at Amazon (Amazon.com)
Listed at GoodReads
Internet Movie Database resume (IMDb.com),
Stage 32 listing (stage32.com),
Listed at Academia.edu and is a
19 year member of the San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC).
Wikipedia 1, 2, 3, 4
Starbucks Cup #118
E.C. McMullen Jr. / Feo Amante is quoted throughout the Internet and print as a resource on,

Books That Bounce Inspiration from Shivers?*
Cirque Du Freak My Weekend of Horrors*
FilmSchoolRejects The Science of Fiction
In Defense Of J.J. Abrams PHANTASM EXHUMED: The Unauthorized Companion
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