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Sep. 28

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Naomi Watts (THE WYVERN MYSTERY, DOWN, MULHOLLAND DR., THE RING, 21 GRAMS, THE RING TWO, STAY, KING KONG, INLAND EMPIRE, EASTERN PROMISES, FUNNY GAMES U.S., THE INTERNATIONAL, DREAM HOUSE, THE IMPOSSIBLE, INSURGENT, ALLEGIANT, SHUT IN, TWIN PEAKS [TV - 2017]) who is 45.

The Ring movie

Musician Ginger Fish (MARILYN MANSON: THE LAST TOUR ON EARTH, MECHANICAL ANIMALS and more) is 47.
Musician George Lynch (of 1980s metal band DOKKEN, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: THE DREAM WARRIORS) is 59.

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Sep. 26

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS The SignalTO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Lysette Anthony (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [1982], KRULL, NIGHT TRAIN TO MURDER, JACK THE RIPPER [1988], WITHOUT A CLUE, DARK SHADOWS [TV - 1991], SAVE ME [1992], TARGET OF SUSPICION, A BRILLIANT DISGUISE, AFFAIR PLAY, DR. JEKYLL AND MS. HYDE, DEAD COLD, DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT, TRILOGY OF TERROR II, MISBEGOTTEN, TALE OF THE MUMMY [1998], BENEATH LOCH NESS, DARK REALM [TV], STRIPPERS VS WEREWOLVES) is 55.
Actor Linda Hamilton (TAG: The Assassination Game, CHILDREN OF THE CORN, TERMINATOR, BLACK MOON RISING, KING KONG LIVES!, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [TV], TERMINATOR 2, SILENT FALL, SHADOW CONSPIRACY, DANTE'S PEAK, BATMAN BEYOND, SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, BROKEN, BAD BEHAVIOR, DEFIANCE [TV]) is 61.
Look for Linda's untitled TERMINATOR Thriller, set for a tentative 2019 release.
Make-up SFX artist Toby Sells (DEMON QUEEN, PHANTASM II, DEEPSTAR SIX, TARA [2001], FREEZ'ER, BLOOD BATH, GHOST OF THE NEEDLE, STRAGGLERS, HELL'S END, DARK REMAINS, THE SIGNAL, DEAD SILENCE, BLOOD CAR, DANCE OF THE DEAD, LAID TO REST, SATANIC PANIC, SAVAGE, HUNGER, ZOMBIELAND, THE CRAZIES, RITES OF SPRING, QUARANTINE 2, COLLAPSE, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES [TV], RITES OF SPRING, THE WALKING DEAD [TV], A ZOMBIE INVASION, PLUS ONE, BLUE RUIN, THE HUNGER GAMES [all], THE ORIGINALS [TV], FEAR CLINIC, THE DEVIL'S DOLLS, HUSH, LYCAN, ) is 54.
Look for Toby's upcoming Horror Thriller for 2018, STRAIN 100.
Director David Slade (HARD CANDY, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, HANNIBAL [TV], AMERICAN GODS [TV]) is 48.
Actor Sheri Moon Zombie (HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, GRINDHOUSE, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN II, THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, THE LORDS OF SALEM, 31) is 48.
Look for Sheri in the upcoming Horror Thriller for 2019, 3 FROM HELL.

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Sep. 25

Deep RisingHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Spencer Treat Clark (ARLINGTON ROAD, DOUBLE JEOPARDY, UNBREAKABLE, MYSTIC RIVER, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT [2009], CAMP HELL, THE LAST EXORCISM PART II, DEEP DARK CANYON, ICE SCREAM, DRUID PEAK, THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN [2014]) is 31.
Look for Spencer in the upcoming 2019 Thriller, GLASS.
Actor Clea Duvall (LITTLE WITCHES, THE FACULTY, THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE, GHOSTS OF MARS, HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER, IDENTITY, THE GRUDGE, CARNIVÀLE [TV], HEROES [TV], THE KILLING ROOM, VIRTUALITY, AMERICAN HORROR STORY [TV], THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES [TV]) is 41.
Actor Jason Flemyng (WITCHCRAFT [TV], DEEP RISING, THE RED VIOLIN, THE BODY, FROM HELL, THE BUNKER, BELOW, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, SEED OF CHUCKY, THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT[2005], MIRRORS, SHIFTY, SOLOMON KANE, KICK-ASS, CLASH OF THE TITANS [2010], DEAD CERT, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, STONEHEARST ASYLUM, MINUTES PAST MIDNIGHT, REVOLT, TRICK OR TREAT [2017]) is 52.

Jason Flemyng - DEEP RISING

Actor Michael Madsen (WARGAMES, RESERVOIR DOGS, DEAD CONNECTION, SPECIES, SPECIES II, VOODOO DAWN, KILL BILL [both], SIN CITY, SCARY MOVIE 4, HOUSE [2007], TOOTH & NAIL, VICE, HOUSE, CLEAR LAKE WI, THE PORTAL, TERROR TRAP, INFECTED, EL DORADO IN 3D, ROAD RAIDERS, A SIERRA NEVADA GUNFIGHT, HIGHWAY TO HELL, THE WITCHING HOUR, SIN CITY 2) is 60.
Actor Will Smith (INDEPENDENCE DAY, MEN IN BLACK [both], ENEMY OF THE STATE, I, ROBOT, I AM LEGEND, MEN IN BLACK III, AFTER EARTH, WINTER'S TALE, SUICIDE SQUAD) is 49.

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Sep. 24

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS The DescentTO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Deborah Turrell Atkinson (PRIMITIVE SECRETS, THE GREEN ROOM, FIRE PRAYER, PLEASING THE DEAD) is, I suspect, older than me.
Writer, Director, Producer, Tommy Brunswick (LURKING TERROR, THEY MUST EAT, THE REMAKE, MR. JINGLES, LITTLE RED DEVIL, BORN OF EARTH, JINGLES THE CLOWN, EVIL OFFSPRING, EXIT 33) is 48.
Writer Rhys Hughes (RAWHEAD AND BLOODY BONES & ELUSIVE PLATO, AT THE MOLEHILLS OF MADNESS, TWISTHORN BELLOW) is 51.
Actor Jessica Lucas (HALLOWEENTOWN II: KALABAR'S REVENGE, DAMAGED CARE, THE CONVENANT, CSI [TV], CLOVERFIELD, AMUSEMENT, EVIL DEAD [2013], CULT [TV]) is 33.
Actor Megan Ward (TRANCERS II, AMITYVILLE 1992, TRANCERS III, ARCADE, FREAKED, VOICE FROM THE GRAVE, DARK SKIES [TV], Wes Craven's DON'T LOOK DOWN, TICK TOCK, THE INVITED) is 49.
SUNDAY -
Writer and Feo Amante alumni, Brian Keene (NO REST FOR THE WICKED, THE RISING, GHOUL, DARK HOLLOW) is 51. Visit him at BrianKeene.com.
Actor Anthony Mackie (THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE [2004], FREEDOMLAND, THE HURT LOCKER, EAGLE EYE, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, MAN ON A LEDGE, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, REPENTENCE, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER) is 40.
Writer Stephanie Osbourne (BURNOUT. With co-author, Darrell Bain: THE CRESPIRIAN ALLIANCE, THE Y FACTOR, EXTRACTION POINT!) who is much older than me!
Director Alex Proyas (THE CROW, DARK CITY, I, ROBOT, KNOWING) is 55.
SATURDAY -
Actor Daniella Alonso (HOOD OF HORROR, THE HILLS HAVE EYES II, WRONG TURN 2, THE COLLECTOR, RE-KILL, REVOLUTION [TV], RE-KILL) is 40.
Look for Daniella in the 2019 Thriller, ANDERSON FALLS.
Stunt / Actor Sala Baker (THE LORD OF THE RINGS [all], PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN [all], MONSTER MOUNTAIN, NEXT, THE BOOK OF ELI, THE EXPENDABLES, SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, BATTLESHIP, IRON MAN 3) is 42.
Actor MyAnna Buring (THE DESCENT, THE OMEN [2006], GRINDHOUSE, DOOMSDAY, RED MIST, CREDO, VAMPIRE KILLERS, THE DESCENT PART 2, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN I, DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, KILL LIST, RIPPER STREET [TV], THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN II) is 34.
Myanna shares a September birthday with fellow TWILIGHT alumni, Christian Serratos and Maggie Grace.
Actor Tom Felton (HARRY POTTER [all], 13Hrs., RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE APPARITION, FANGS OF WAR, MESSAGE FROM THE KING, ORIGIN [TV]) is 30.
Musician Nick Cave (Album: NOCTURAMA, Movies: SCREAM everything, HELLBOY) is 61.
Actor Catherine Oxenberg (LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, OVEREXPOSED, THE COLLECTORS, THE OMEGA CODE, SANCTIMONY, PERILOUS, ROAD RAGE, FROZEN IN FEAR, THE VECTOR FILE, PREMONITION, HIGHER MISSION) is 57.

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Sep. 21

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS The Night FlierTO -
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) is 75.
Actor Christian Serratos (TWILIGHT [all], 96 MINUTES, FLIGHT 7500, THE WALKING DEAD [TV]) is 28.
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) is 35.
Psst! Hey! Keep it to yourself, but this birthday wish goes out to
Writer Stephen King (Books: BLOOD & SMOKE, DREAMCATCHER. Movies: CARRIE, CAT'S EYE, CHILDREN OF THE CORN, APT PUPIL, THE NIGHT FLIER, THE GREEN MILE, DREAMCATCHER, 1408, THE MIST) who is 71.

Next year I'll feature someone else's movie or book. I swear!

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Sep. 20

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TraumaTO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
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 43.
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 64.

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Sep. 18

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS Dawn of the Dead 2004TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
R! Avast there ye scurvy dogs! Wish some happy birthdays to
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) is 30.
SFX artist, Horror columnist & Gadabout, Spooky Dan (Horror reporter. SFX: 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) who be 45.
Actor Danielle Panabaker (MR. BROOKS, FRIDAY THE 13TH [2009], THE CRAZIES, John Carpenter's THE WARD, PIRANHA 3DD, TIME LAPSE) be 31.
Look for Danielle's 2014 Thriller release of .
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) be 34.

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Sep. 18

ON THIS DAY: HELLRAISER
It was 31 years ago today, Clive Barker showed us how to play.

My review of /Hellraiser.

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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 45.
Actor Annie Burgstede (DEATH TUNNEL, FOLLOW THE PROPHET, THE ANNIVERSSARY AT SHALLOW CREEK) is 35.
Actor Billy Drago (VAMP, HUNTER'S BLOOD, HERO AND THE TERROR, DARK BEFORE DAWN, CYBORG 2, LUNARCOP, NEVER SAY DIE, A DOLL IN THE DARK, CONVICT 762, THE CIRCUIT, IMPRINT) be 69.
Actor James Marsden (CAMPFIRE TALES, DISTURBING BEHAVIOR, GOSSIP, X-MEN [all], STRAW DOGS, RED MACHINE, THE LOFT) is 45.
James shares a September birthday with his director from X-MEN, Bryan Singer.

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Sep. 17

THE PREDATOR
Well of course I saw it!

Uncle Feo takes the kids to THE PREDATOR
Uncle Feo takes the kids to see THE PREDATOR

So how does it compare to the rest of the franchise?

You'll have to read my review to find out what I thought of...

/ThePredator.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS District 9TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Director Neill BlomKamp (DISTRICT 9, ELYSIUM) is 39.
Writer David Bain (various short stories) who is 48.
Actor Allie MacDonald (HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET, THE BARRENS, THE RIVERBANK, STAGE FRIGHT) is 30.
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 67.
Actor Ella Purnell (NEVER LET ME GO, INTRUDERS, KICK-ASS 2) is 22.
Director Bryan Singer (PUBLIC ACCESS, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, APT PUPIL, THE X-MEN, X-MEN 2, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST) is 52.
SUNDAY -
Writer John Urbancik (A GAME OF COLORS, SINS OF BLOOD AND STONE [W/Michael Oliveri]) is 42.
SATURDAY -
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) is 40.
Look for Tom in the upcoming 2018 Horror Thriller, VENOM.
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) who is 71.
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 42.
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) is 54.

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Sep. 14

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS In The Mouth of MadnessTO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Producer, Director Joon-ho Bong (PHANTOM: THE SUBMARINE, ANTARCTIC JOURNAL, THE HOST, SNOWPIERCER, SEA FOG) is 49.
Look for Bong's upcoming 2019 release, PARASITE.
Actor Andrew Lincoln (AFTERLIFE [TV], THE WALKING DEAD [TV]) is 45.
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 71.
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 58.
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]) is 65.

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Sep. 12

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
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) is 37.
Look for Elle in the upcoming 2018 Thriller release of ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL.
Horror Writer Kathryn Ptacek (GHOST EYES, SHADOWEYES, [editor] WOMEN OF DARKNESS, WOMEN OF DARKNESS II) is 66.

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Sep. 11

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYSBride of Re-Animator 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, TRU BLOOD [TV], BANSHEE [TV], TRANSFORMERS 4) is 46.
Writer James Newman (HOLY ROLLERS, THE WICKED) is 45.
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 76.
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) is 39.
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, and way more) is 39.

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Sep. 10

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS Bride of Re-AnimatorTO -
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 44.
Director Guy Ritchie (LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS, SNATCH., REVOLVER, ROCKnROLLA, SHERLOCK HOLMES [2009], SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS) is 50.
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) is 49.
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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, WOULD YOU RATHER, MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH, FAVOR, THE PENNY DREADFUL PICTURE SHOW, and way more!) is 64.
Actor Josh Herdman (HARRY POTTER [all], PIGGY) is 32.
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 53.
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) is 46.
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 59 today.

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Sep. 7

QUICK BITES
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
After the box office failure of his movies DEAD RINGERS, NAKED LUNCH, and eXistenZ in 1999, David Cronenberg decided he didn't want to be known as a Horror movie director anymore.

Night BreedGood to see he's back to returning our love.

Monsters of film: del Toro hands David Cronenberg lifetime award
By Lisa Keddie
David Cronenberg received a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday for a 50-year career directing scary movies.

Continued at Reuters.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer/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 78.
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 63.
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 64.
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]) is 40.

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Sep. 6

HALLOWEEN: 2018
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
The writers (Danny McBride, David Gordon Green) and director (David Gordon Green) don't fill me with much anticipation, but a whole lot of skepticism. These two have a long history that suggests a more SCARY MOVIE mockery of HALLOWEEN than anything legit.

Yet John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jason Blum have all staked their reputations on this HALLOWEEN sequel being all that plus a can of popcorn. They've left no room for back-pedaling apologies after the fact.

So yeah, I'll be there on opening day, U.S. Release, October 19, 2018 - with a big ol' can of popcorn.

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28 Day aterHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
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 47.
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 42.
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 55.
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 69.

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Sep. 5

This Friday: THE NUN
We've been waiting a long time for this and now our prayers are answered.

And

Kiddie Land Truck. Photographer unknownWE FOUND KIDDIE LAND
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Eighteen months we searched for the Kiddie Land refrigerator truck: Eighteen long months.

Nothing was any help at all. Not our massive dragnet, not all the resources of our city, state, nation, the FBI, and eventually Interpol. No amount of technology helped: no traffic cams, gas station cams, or even satellite photography, only the usual tons of leads that all trailed off into nothing.

All that was left of its memory were the traumatized families and friends; a devastated school and community, and an open case file.

Continued at FeoAmante/Wordpress.com.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
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) is 44.
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 45.
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 34.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS Deadly BlessingTO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
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 40.
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) is 70.
Look for Michael's upcoming movies for 2018, IMPACT EVENT, VIOLENT STARR. And for 2019, MIDNIGHT DEVILS and ROOM 9.
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).
Look for Richard in the upcoming 2018 movie, DRIVEN.

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2001: A Space Odyssey2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Last week I watched the limited release of the fuly remastered and restored, 70mm original version of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.

I watched it in an IMAX theater (the only form of release this time around), with the best sound quality that Regal Cinemas could muster.

This is the movie I once said I'd never review for Feo Amante's Horror Thriller, and repeated viewings throughout the years, entirely on small screen arthouse theaters and home video, didn't make me change my mind.

So what changed my mind this time?

I'll tell you /2001: A Space Odyssey.

And

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS From Dusk Till DawnTO -
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) is 44.
Look for Clare's 2018 releases of THE DEAD ONES, CRADLE ROBBER, and the new TV series, STRANGE ONES and DARK/WEB.
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 56.
Look for Costas in the upcoming 2018 release of C.L.E.A.N.
And in 2019, SOMEONE DIES TONIGHT.
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]) is 54.
Look for Holt in the upcoming 2018 release of WHITE SPACE
Writer, Producer, Director Daniel Myrick (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, BELIEVERS, SOLSTICE, THE OBJECTIVE, UNDER THE BED) is 55.
AND ON SUNDAY -
Actor Kristen Cloke (MEGAVILLE, CAGED FEAR, STAY TUNED, SPACE: ABOVE AND BEYOND [TV], THE RAGE [1997], MILLENNIUM [TV], FINAL DESTINATION, BLACK CHRISTMAS [2006]) is 50.
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 may have 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 TALESSEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ) who is 52.
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, ) is 54.
Look for Keanu in the upcoming 2019 release, REPLICAS. Also in 2019, JOHN WICK 3.

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