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E.C. McMullen Jr.'s

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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
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Robert S. Rhine's
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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,
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IN CINEMA
E.C. McMullen Jr.

Head Production Designer
Mine Games
MINE GAMES
(Starring:
JOSEPH CROSS, BRIANA EVIGAN,
ALEX MERAZ)

Dept. head
Special Effects Make-Up
(SFX MUA)
A Sierra Nevada Gunfight
A SIERRA NEVADA
GUNFIGHT

(MICHAEL MADSEN & 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)

FEB. 28

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Ali Larter (HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL [1999], FINAL DESTINATION, FINAL DESTINATION 2, CONFESS, HEROES [TV], RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE, LEGENDS [TV], THE DIABOLICAL, RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER) is 44.
Look for Ali in the upcoming 2020 Thriller, THE LAST VICTIM.
Thankee / Producer Aine Leicht (THE LORD OF THE RINGS [all], THE DEVIL'S REJECTS. Producer: O.C. BABES AND THE SLASHER OF ZOMBIETOWN, PLATOON OF THE DEAD, CREEP CREEPERSIN'S ERECTION, VAGINAL HOLOCAUST, ORGY OF BLOOD) is 40.
"Thankee?" Yes! One of the most thanked people in Hollywood Horror, as well as girl most likely to appear as herself. Seriously - scope her imdb credits!

DIG DEEP REWARD -

 

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FEB. 27

EraserheadHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Adam Baldwin (PREDATOR 2, DEAD BOLT, COLD SWEAT, BITTER HARVEST, TREACHEROUS, SAWBONES [TV], SHADOW-0PS, FIREFLY [TV], GARGANTUA [TV], INDISCREET [TV], GACY, EVIL EYES, SERENITY, THE THIRST, SANDS OF OBLIVION, SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY, INSIGHT, TRANSFORMERS PRIME [TV], THE LAST SHIP, and more) is 58.
Actor Christopher Landon (BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE, DISTURBIA, BURNING PALMS, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5, SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, VIRAL, HAPPY DEATH DAY [all]) is 45.
Christopher shares a birthday month with his Producer, Jason Blum.
Actor Lindsey Morgan (DETENTION, CHASTITY BITES, ETXR, BEYOND SKYLINE, LASSO, THE 100 [TV], SKYLIN3S) is 30.
Actor Charlotte Stewart (THE NURSE KILLER, ERASERHEAD, BITTER HARVEST, HUMAN HIGHWAY, UFOria, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH [1989], TREMORS, TWIN PEAKS [TV], DARK ANGEL: THE ASCENT, TREMORS 3, THE INNER CIRCLE, TWIN PEAKS: THE MISSING PIECES) is 79.

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FEB. 26

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film FestivalQUICK BITES
Faith, Fear and Film

From Phoenix Film Foundation
Scottsdale, Arizona -

Join us for a 3-week celebration of the best of horror with IHSFF's curated series Faith, Fear and Film. Each week, we will show a film that sparks a conversation about how faith can instill fear and how those both make for some amazing film!

After each film, Monte Yazzie and Matt Robinson will be on hand to discuss the themes, the filmmaking and the film's impact in the horror community.

This is all leading up to the special screening of A24's newest horror film, Saint Maude at the 2020 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival!

Best yet, tickets are FREE to our Faith, Fear and Film screenings!

Up first......
The Witch
Directed by: Robert Eggers

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson

Wednesday, February 26th at 7:00pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101

Faith, Fear and Film is part of the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival.

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Screamworld

Screamworld's Final Scare?
From Screamworld
Houston, Texas -

If you've driven past Screamworld recently, you may have notice a for-sale sign on the property. Well, it's true: Screamworld may be shutting down soon, forever. We are really sad about that.

But as Houston's most terrifying haunt, we're not going down without a scare... We are opening for our upcoming Friday the 13th (March 13, 2020). We'd like to invite you to come join us for what may be our last performance.

And of course we are offering a great deal: Through February 29th, you can buy tickets through our "pre-sale" for only $13, including ALL U CAN SCREAM - (go back through the haunt as many times as you want)

ScreamWorld is opening its doors for ONE NIGHT ONLY - for what may be the last time. You don't want to miss it. For tickets, go to...
Screamworld.com/tickets

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Doom II and Final Doom

DOOM: Over a Quarter Century Old and Still Sold and Played!
From GOG
After days of fighting on Mars and in hell, you successfully defeated the demon forces and stopped the invasion. Though your efforts are marred by being the last survivor of the bloody massacre, you are nevertheless hailed as a hero. Surely that entitles you to some well deserved R&R, right? Not if those demonic bastards have anything to say about it. Landing on Earth following your discharge, you open your pod to a world of fire and blood as the demons have invaded your homeworld. With everyone being killed or mutated to extinction, it's up to you to do what you do best: kick some demon ass, stop this invasion and save the world.

The highly anticipated sequel to DOOM, this GOG release brings not only DOOM II, but the expansions, "Master Levels of DOOM" and "Final DOOM". With more vast and polished levels, more enemies and more weapons, DOOM II expands the DOOM universe and provides an even more thrilling experience for fans of the series. The game and expansions were ported to multiple systems over the years and, like its predecessor, it continues to have a thriving modding and multiplayer community to this day.

Continued at GOG.

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Macaulay Culkin cast in Season 10 of "American Horror Story"
By Sophie Lewis
The cast for the next season of "American Horror Story" was revealed Wednesday, and it contains one surprising new member. Macaulay Culkin, who first rose to fame for playing Kevin McCallister in the "Home Alone" franchise, will join "AHS" for its 10th season.

Continued at CBSNews.

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Wolf CreekHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Shiloh Fernandez (INTERSTATE, JERICHO [TV], RED, DEADGIRL, RED RIDING HOOD, EVIL DEAD [2013], WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, RETURN TO SENDER, EDGE OF WINTER, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE, GYPSY [TV], TREMORS [2018], BURN, ) is 35.
Shiloh shares a February birthday month with his WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD alumni, Thomas Jane, as well as this month for his TREMORS producer, Jason Blum.
Look for Shiloh in the upcoming 2020 Horror Thriller release of, BURN.
Writer, Director, Producer Drew Goddard (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], ANGEL [TV], ALIAS [TV], CLOVERFIELD, LOST [TV], THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, WORLD WAR Z, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, THE DEFENDERS [TV], THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE) is 45.
Actor Barbara Niven (FATAL ENCOUNTER, HIRED TO KILL, PSYCHO COP RETURNS, ILLEGAL ENTRY: FORMULA FOR FEAR, THE SISTER-IN-LAW, HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP [1996 TV], I MARRIED A MONSTER [TV], ALONE WITH A STRANGER, SERIAL KILLING 101, THE DRONE VIRUS, SUMMER'S BLOOD, ACCUSED AT 17, HOME INVASION, SUBURBAN GOTHIC, CROSSWORD MYSTERIES [all], and more) is 67.
Actor Teresa Palmer (WOLF CREEK, THE GRUDGE 2, RESTRAINT, I AM NUMBER FOUR, WISH YOU WERE HERE, WARM BODIES, LIGHTS OUT, MESSAGE FROM THE KING, BERLIN SYNDROME, 2:22, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES [TV]) is 34.
Teresa shares the same birthday with her LIGHTS OUT Producer...
Writer, Director, Producer, James Wan (SAW [all], DEAD SILENCE, DEATH SENTENCE, INSIDIOUS [all], THE CONJURING [all], DEMONIC, ANNABELLE [all], LIGHTS OUT, THE NUN, THE CURSE OF LLORONA, SWAMP THING [TV], CONJURING 3, ANNABELLE COMES HOME) is 43.
Look for James' upcoming 2020 Horror Thrillers, SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW, MALIGNANT, THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE.

Read my interview with James Wan and Leigh Whannell.

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FEB. 25

It's Alive One Week From Today -

2 Graves in the Desert

- When Eric wakes up, tied and gagged in the trunk of a pick-up truck, it's instantly clear he's been kidnapped. However, quickly he discovers he's accompanied by a young woman, Blake, another hostage. Neither can recall how they ended up in this dire situation, and together they desperately try and get any help they can. With no help coming, and as things become more and more hopeless, it soon becomes fearfully apparent that there is more at stake than it first seems. The two kidnappers have their own agenda, and it's not a pleasant one...

Produced by Erwan Coic, Alain Grandgerard, and Véronique Navette (HOSTILE - 2017), 2 GRAVES IN THE DESERT is Written by Jean Gardeil, Ed Kaplan, and Cameron Watson. This is the first feature film for Director Benjamin Goalabré and writer, Jean Gardeil.
Stars Michael Madsen (SPECIES, KILL BILL) and William Baldwin (VIRUS), 2 Graves In The Desert is a cold thriller set on the blazing road to Las Vegas, provoking the ultimate question - is there any way the hostages can escape alive?

2 GRAVES IN THE DESERT drops on VOD and DVD this March 3.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Alexis Denisoff (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], ANGEL [TV], DOLLHOUSE [TV], THE AVENGERS, H+, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, GRIMM [TV], LEGACIES [TV], CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA [TV]) is 53.
Writer, Actor Carey Van Dyke (DIAGNOSIS MURDER [TV], MURDER 101: NEW AGE, THE DAY THE EARTH STOPPED, MEGA PYTHON VS. GATOROID, A HAUNTING IN SALEM, THE SACRED, THE CHERNOBYL DIARIES, THE SILENCE) is 54.
Actor Gerran Howell (YOUNG DRACULA [TV], THE SPARTICLE MYSTERY [TV]) is 24.
Writer / Director Neill Jordan (THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, HIGH SPIRITS, THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, IN DREAMS, THE BRAVE ONE, THE GOOD THIEF, RIVIERA [TV], GRETA) is 65.
Neill shares a February birthday with GRETA alumni, Chloë Grace Moretz.
Actor James Phelps (HARRY POTTER [all], WARD 3, PATCHWORK, CADIA: THE WORLD WITHIN) is 34.
Actor Oliver Phelps (HARRY POTTER [all]) is 34.
Look for James and Oliver in the upcoming Horror Thriller for 2020, ONE NIGHT IN SOHO, Co-wrote, Produced, and Directed by Edgar Wright (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, ATTACK THE BLOCK) and starring Anya Taylor-Joy (THE VVITCH, SPLIT, GLASS).

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FEB. 24

Vampirella Unofficial BiographyRichard Boom writes in to say -

Vampirella, The Queen Of Comics' Bad Girls Gets An Unauthorized Biography
From the Stars...a Vampiress Examines the History of Vampirella

In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon; over 300,000 music lovers flooded into a farm outside Woodstock, NY for the ultimate concert; the Beatles recorded their final album. And crashing to Earth aboard a damaged spacecraft was a refugee from the distant planet Drakulon, whose inhabitants had drunk from rivers of blood―until they ultimately ran dry. A lone survivor of a dead planet who discovered that the sustenance she needed in order to live flowed not in rivers but in the veins of the humans of this strange new world. A huntress named Vampirella!

Continued at StarWarpConcepts.

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Goosebumps Author R.L. Stine is Releasing 'Garbage Pail Kids' Books
By Joshua Moynehan
The Garbage Pail Kids have had a controversial and storied upbringing. Starting off as a series of trading card stickers they were designed to parody the popular Cabbage Patch Kids.

Continued at Freaked

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer / Publisher / Editor and feoamante.com alumni, Monica J. O'Rourke (SUFFER THE FLESH, DECADENCE volumes 1 & 2) is 54 today.
Actor Billy Zane (CRITTERS, DEAD CALM, DEMON KNIGHT, CLAIM, DARK HARVEST, SILENT WARNINGS, VLAD, SILVER CITY, THREE, MEM-O-RE, BLOODRAYNE, KURTLAR VADISI-IRAK, ALIEN AGENT, THE MAD, SURVIVING EVIL, MAGIC MAN, THE ROOMMATE, MYSTERIA, THE SCORPION KING 3, THE GANZFELD EXPERIMENT, LEPRECHAUN'S REVENGE, THE EMPLOYER, BORDER RUN, GHOST OF GOODNIGHT LANE, SCORNED, THE GANZFELD HAUNTING, ZOMBIE KILLERS: ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD, and more) is 54.
Look for Billy's 2020 Thriller, TROUBLE SLEEPING. Also in 2020, HELLBLAZERS. In 2021, GHOSTS OF WAR.

Perpetual BulletSUNDAY -
Horror writer / WebCeb / Film Maker E.C.McMullen Jr. aka Feo Amante (Feo Amante's Horror Thriller. Writer [featured in the following magazines and anthologies]: BIKER, DECADENCE ONE, DECADENCE 2, RANDOM ACTS OF WEIRDNESS, SATAN'S 3-RING CIRCUS OF HELL, PERPETUAL BULLET, FEAR THE REAPER, WILLOW BLUE, and more.
Movies: PRIMITIVE RECALL, LAST CALL, THE CRUSADER, UNIVERSAL DEAD, A SIERRA NEVADA GUNFIGHT, MINE GAMES, BUSHIDO, THE NIGHT MY MONSTER DIED
) is 59.
Visit E.C. at Stage32.com, and Twitter.com.
Writer Dwight L. MacPhearson (Writer / Creator: EDGAR ALLEN POO) is 43.
Horror Artist / Writer Nate Southard (DRIVE, Brian Keene's FEAR, A TRIP TO RUNDBERG) is 43 today.

SATURDAY -
Horror Artist Eddie Allen is 59 or something.
Check out Haunted Memories.
Writer, Actor Thomas Jane (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, NEMESIS, THE CROW: CITY OF ANGELS, FACE/OFF, DEEP BLUE SEA, ORIGINAL SIN, DREAMCATCHER, THE PUNISHER, THE TRIPPER, THE MIST, MUTANT CHRONICLES, KILLSHOT, THE DARK COUNTRY, THE EXPANSE [TV], WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, INTO THE GRIZZLY MAZE, STANDOFF, THE VEIL, BEFORE I WAKE, 1922, THE PREDATOR) is 51.
Thomas shares a February birthday month with THE PREDATOR alumni Lochlyn Munro.
Thomas also shares a February birthday month with his THE EXPANSE alumni, Jay Hernandez.
Look for Thomas 2020 Thrillers, HOUR OF LEAD and THE ORCHARD.
Actor Dichen Lachman (SAFETY IN NUMBERS, TYRANNOUSAROUS AZTECA, BLED, DOLLHOUSE [TV], BEING HUMAN [TV 2011-2014], THE 100 [TV], AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., TOO LATE, THE LAST SHIP [TV], ALTERED CARBON) is 38.
Dichen shares a birthday with her AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. alumni...
Actor Kyle MacLachlan (BLUE VELVET, THE HIDDEN, TWIN PEAKS [TV], TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, ROSWELL, VAULT OF HORROR I, WINDSOR PROTOCOL, THE TRIGGER EFFECT, THUNDER POINT, XCHANGE, MIRANDA, NORTHFORK, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., TWIN PEAKS [TV 2017], THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS) is 61.

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FEB. 21

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Hellboy Third WishHELLBOY'S CREATOR IS IGNORING HOLLYWOOD TO DO SOMETHING UNEXPECTED
By Jeff Spry
IF YOU'RE A COMIC BOOK WRITER WORKING TODAY, THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO SEE YOUR CREATIONS BROUGHT TO LIFE IN A BIG-BUDGET MOVIE WITH CELEBRITIES IN SKIN-TIGHT LEATHER SUITS

Mike Mignola has lived that dream. The prolific artist and writer created Hellboy in 1993 for Dark Horse Comics (DC passed on his pitch) and has since spawned an entire "Mignolaverse" of connected superheroes and villains, along with three movies (two from Guillermo del Toro starring Ron Perlman and a third featuring David Harbour as the Hell-spawned anti-hero) plus multiple animated films, video games, and even a reference on The Simpsons.

Continued at Inverse.

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Get OutHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Ashley Greene (OTIS, TWILIGHT [all], SUMMER'S BLOOD, THE APPARITION, KRISTY, BURYING THE EX, URGE) is 31.
Look for Ashley in the 2020 Thriller, AFTERMATH.
Writer and Feo Amante alumni, Nicholas Kaufmann (JACK HARINGA MUST DIE w/Anthology, CHASING THE DRAGON w/Erik Mohr) is 59 or something.
Writer / Director Joe Monks (Books: STUFF OUT'A MY HEAD, CRY FOR DAWN, THE NIGHT TERRORS, NIGHTCRY, TALES OF THE DEAD, ZACHERLEY'S MIDNIGHT TERRORS, and more. Movie: THE BUNKER) is 51.
Writer Chuck Palahniuk (FIGHT CLUB, INVISIBLE MONSTERS, SURVIVOR, HAUNTED, RANT, SNUFF, PYGMY, DAMNED) who is 58.
Visit Chuck's official ChuckPalahniuk.net.
Actor/ Writer/ Director Jordan Peele (GET OUT, US, TWILIGHT ZONE [TV - 2019]) is 41.
Look for Jordan's upcoming 2019 2020 Horror movie, ABRUPTIO.
Jordan shares a birthday month with his fellow GET OUT and US alumni, Jason Blum.

Actor Scout Taylor-Compton (CHARMED [TV], WICKED LITTLE THINGS, AN AMERICAN CRIME, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN, APRIL FOOL'S DAY [2008], OBSSESSED, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN II, LIFE BLOOD, TRIPLE DOG, 247°F, THE SILENT THIEF, FLIGHT 7500, RETURN TO SENDER, GHOST HOUSE [2017], FERAL, CYNTHIA, EDGE OF INSANITY, THE LURKER) is 31.
Look for Scout's upcoming 2019, 2020 Horror movies, ROOM 9, STAR LIGHT, PENANCE LANE, and GETAWAY GIRLS. Also for 2021, THE COVEN and AN INTRUSION.

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FEB. 20

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Producer Jason Blum (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY [all], INSIDEOUS [all], SINISTER [all], THE RIVER [TV], THE LORDS OF SALEM, THE BAY, DARK SKIES, THE PURGE [all], THE GREEN INFERNO, OCULUS, 13 SINS, CREEP [2014], NOT SAFE FOR WORK, UNFRIENDED [all], THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN [2014], MOCKINGBIRD, MERCY, OUIJA [all], JESSEBELLE, ASCENSION [TV], THE BOY NEXT DOOR, EXETER, THE LAZARUS EFFECT, AREA 51, THE GALLOWS, THE GIFT, VISIONS, THE VISIT, CURVE, MARTYRS [2015], SOUTH OF HELL [TV], HELLEVATOR [TV], THE VEIL, SLEIGHT, HUSH, THE DARKNESS, VIRAL, SPLIT, INCARNATE, 12 DEADLY DAYS [TV], GET OUT, STEPHANIE, THE KEEPING HOURS, AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING, HAPPY DEATH DAY [all], UPGRADE, TRUTH OR DARE [2018], DELIRIUM [2018], GHOUL [TV], HALLOWEEN [2018], SACRED LIES [TV], BLOODLINE, SEVEN IN HEAVEN, TREMORS [2018], GLASS, RELIVE, SWEETHEART, INTO THE DARK [TV], US, PREY, MA, BLACK CHRISTMAS, RUN SWEATHEART RUN, YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT, FANTASY ISLAND) is 51.
Look for Jason's upcoming Horror Thrillers for 2020, YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT.
Also for 2020, THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE HUNT, NOCTURNE, THE CRAFT.
YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT is Co-Wrote and Directed by Horror Thriller maestro, David Koepp (APARTMENT ZERO, JURASSIC PARK, THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK, STIR OF ECHOES, PANIC ROOM, SPIDER-MAN, Steven Spielberg's WAR OF THE WORLDS).

Actor Jay Hernandez (JOY RIDE, HOSTEL, GRINDHOUSE, SIX DEGREES [TV], HOSTEL II, LAKEVIEW TERRACE, QUARANTINE, LAST RESORT [TV], THE EXPANSE [TV], SUICIDE SQUAD, SCANDAL [TV], BRIGHT [TV]) is 39.
Writer, Actor Joel Hodgson (Creator: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000) is 59.

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FEB. 19

Magazines in 2020 Go All Lovecraft!

Amazing Figure Modeler
Find Amazing Figure Modeler Issue 68 at your local magazine rack!

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Color Out Of Space Rue Morgue
Find Rue Morgue Issue 192 at your local magazine rack!

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Millie Bobby Brown (INTRUDERS [TV], STRANGER THINGS [TV]) is 16.
Look for Millie in the 2019 Horror Thriller, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS.
And in 2020, GODZILLA VS. KING KONG.

Musician Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH, MASTER OF REALITY, PARANOID, SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH, SABOTAGE, WE SOLD OUR SOULS FOR ROCK & ROLL, and way more) is 71.
Actor Quinn Lord (WHITE NOISE 2, Masters of Horror: WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM, TRICK 'R TREAT, VIRTUALITY, THE HOLE [2009], SECOND CHANCES, VIRTUAL LIES, IN THEIR SKIN [2012], THE POSSESSION, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE [TV]) is 20.
Actor Luke Pasqualino (THE BORGIAS [TV], THE APPARITION, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME, LOVE BITE, SNOWPIERCER) is 30.

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FEB. 18

Carrie - 1976HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Denise Dumars (LOVECRAFT SLEPT HERE, LETTING IN THE DARK) is 55.
Actor / SFX Artist Gigi Fast Elk Porter (PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION, BUBBA HO-TEP, DEAD THINGS, SONG OF THE DEAD, THE MANGLER REBORN, LAST RITES, FALLEN ANGELS, NECRONAUT, THE RAGE, SPRING BREAK MASSACRE, ZOMBIE HUNTER, SATAN HATES YOU, CARNIES, THE QUIET ONES, DEVIL ON MY SHOULDER, WALKING DISTANCE, PRIMITIVE, THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X, BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP, PHANTASM: RAVAGER) is 54.
Gigi shares a February Birthday with her PHANTASM IV and BUBBA HO-TEP boss, Don Coscarelli.
Actor Julie Strain (CARNAL CRIMES, MIRROR IMAGES, WITCHCRAFT IV, EVIL LIVES, THE UNAMEABLE II, PSYCHO COP RETURNS, LOVE BITES, SORCERESS II, GUNS OF EL CHUPACABRA, HEAVY METAL 2000, THE BARE WENCH PROJECT [all], BATTLE QUEEN 2020, 13 EROTIC GHOSTS, ZOMBIEGEDDON, DELTA DELTA DIE!, BLOOD GNOME) is 52.
Look for Julie's 2020 Horror release, GRASS HOOK MASSACRE.
Actor John Travolta (THE DEVIL'S RAIN, CARRIE, BLOW OUT, BROKEN ARROW, FACE/OFF, MAD CITY, THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER, BATTLEFIELD EARTH, SWORDFISH, DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE, BASIC, THE PUNISHER, LONELY HEARTS, THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123, FROM PARIS WITH LOVE, SAVAGES, KILLING SEASON, THE FORGER) is 60.

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FEB. 17

Horror Director Richard Stanley returns with H. P. Lovecraft's THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE

Movie Review by Steven Woeste

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The GravedancersHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Director / Producer Michael Bay (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE [2004], THE AMITYVILLE HORROR [2005], THE ISLAND, THE HITCHER [2007], THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, TRANSFORMERS [all], THE UNBORN, FRIDAY THE 13TH [2009], A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET [2010], I AM NUMBER FOUR, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, THE PURGE [all], OUIJA [all], HORROR AT THE CECIL HOTEL [TV], A QUIET PLACE, THE PURGE [TV] ) is 56.
Look for Michael's upcoming 2019 Thriller, 6 UNDERGROUND.
Writer, Director, Producer Don Coscarelli (PHANTASM [all], SURVIVAL QUEST, BUBBA HO-TEP, Masters of Horror INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD, JOHN DIES AT THE END, DEAD NIGHT) is 66.
Writer Michael Laimo (DREGS OF SOCIETY, ATMOSPHERE, DEEP IN THE DARKNESS, THE DEMONOLOGIST, DEAD SOULS) is 54.
Writer, Director, Actor Alejandro Jodorowsky (Comics: L'INCAL Trilogy, BORGIA
Movies: EL TOPO, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, TUSK, SANTA SANGRE, RITUAL: A PSYCHOMAGIC STORY
) is 91.
Actor Dominic Purcell (SILENT PREDATORS, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II, EQUILIBRIUM, VISITORS, BLADE: TRINITY, THE GRAVEDANCERS, PRIMEVAL, BLOOD CREEK, ESCAPEE, THE KILLER ELITE, STRAW DOGS, HIJACKED, THE GANZIELD EXPERIMENT, BAD KARMA, ICE SOLDIERS, THE GANZFELD HAUNTING, ELIMINATION GAME, ABANDONED [2015], ISOLATION, THE FLASH [TV]) is 50.

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Writer Allyson Bird (BULL RUNNING FOR GIRLS, WINE AND RANK POISON, ISIS UNBOUND, Editor: NEVER AGAIN) is 59 or something.
Actor Christopher Eccleston (DEATH AND THE COMPASS, SHALLOW GRAVE, eXistenZ, HEART, THE OTHERS, 28 DAYS LATER, DOCTOR WHO, HEROES [TV], THE SHADOW LINE [TV]) is 51.
Actor Elizabeth Olsen (SILENT HOUSE, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, RED LIGHTS, THERESE RAQUIN, KILL YOUR DARLINGS, OLDBOY [2013], GODZILLA [2014], AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, WIND RIVER, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, AVENGERS: END GAME) is 31.
Look for Elizabeth in the upcoming Thriller, .
Writer / Director Eric Red (THE HITCHER, NEAR DARK, COHEN AND TATE, BLUE STEEL, BODY PARTS, BAD MOON, UNDERTOW, THE HITCHER II, THE HITCHER [2007], 100 FEET, NIGHT OF THE WILD) is 59.
Writer Nina Wright (WHISKEY Mattimoe Mysteries, SENSITIVE) is 59 or something.

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Actor Jessica De Gouw (UNDERBELLY [TV], THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB, ARROW [TV], THESE FINAL HOURS, DRACULA [TV], ARROW [TV], CUT SNAKE, THE REZORT, OTHERLIFE, GRETEL AND HANSEL) is 32.
Look for her 2019 Horror Thriller, .
Writer, Cartoonist Matt Groening (SIMPSON'S HALLOWEEN SPECIAL [TV], FUTURAMA. Comics: SIMPSON'S TREEHOUSE OF HORROR. Video Games: BART vs. THE SPACE MUTANTS, BART'S NIGHTMARE) is 66.
Horror Writer Paul Kane (ALONE, TOUCHING THE FLAME, FUNNY BONES, SIGNS OF LIFE, SHADOW WRITERS) is 47.
Actor Renée O'Connor (NIGHT GAME, FALSE IDENTITY, DARKMAN II, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS [TV], ALIEN APOCALYPSE, GHOST TOWN, BOOGEYMAN 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO, MONSTER ARK [TV], BITCH SLAP, ARK [TV], 2010: MOBY DICK, DEADRISE) is 49.
Actor Ashley Cafagna-Tesoro (LORD OF ILLUSIONS, DEMON IN THE BOTTLE, MYSTERY MONSTERS, THE WEREWOLF REBORN!, Dean Koontz MR. MURDER, FRANKENSTEIN & THE WEREWOLF REBORN!) is 37.
Writer / Director / Producer Hark Tsui (DIE BIAN, DIYU WU MEN,DI YI LEI XING WEI XIAN, SUK SAN: SUN SUK SAN GEEN HAP, ROBOFORCE, SINNUI YAUWAN III: DO DO DO, A CHINESE GHOST STORY, WICKED CITY, TIME AND TIDE, ZU WARRIORS, THE ERA OF VAMPIRES, DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME, and way more) is 70.
Actor Sarah Wynter (SPECIES II, LOST SOULS, THE 6TH DAY, FAREWELL MY LOVE, 24 [TV], THE DEAD ZONE [TV], CIRCADIAN RHYTHM, DEAD LIKE ME: AFTER DEATH [TV, DAMAGES [TV]) is 47.

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Body SnatchersHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Zach Galligan (GREMLINS [both], NOTHING LASTS FOREVER, WAXWORK, MORTAL PASSIONS, RISING STORM, ZANDALEE, THE PSYCHIC, WAXWORK II, WARLOCK: THE ARMAGEDDON, CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT, CYBORG 3: THE RECYCLER, STORM TROOPER, RAW NERVE, G-MEN FROM HELL, THE TOMORROW MAN, INFESTED, MOMENTUM, LEGION OF THE DEAD, CUT, NIGHTBEASTS, HATCHET III) is 55.
Zach shares a February birthday with fellow CYBORG 3 alumni, Joe Estevez.
Actor Freddie Highmore (THE MISTS OF AVALON, FINDING NEVERLAND, FIVE CHILDREN AND IT, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, AUGUST RUSH, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, ASTROBOY, BATES MOTEL [TV]) is 28.
Look for Freddie in the 2020 Thriller, WAY DOWN.
Actor Erica Leerhsen (BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE [2003], WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END, LIVING HELL, LONELY JOE, THE BUTTERFLY ROOM, THE MESSAGE, PHOBIA, MISCHIEF NIGHT) is 44.
Actor Simon Pegg (DANGER! 50,000 ZOMBIES!, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, LAND OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, GRINDHOUSE, DIARY OF THE DEAD, STAR TREK [2009], BURKE AND HARE, PAUL, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL, A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING, STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, STAR TREK BEYOND, THE WORLD'S END, THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX, KILL ME THREE TIMES, READY PLAYER ONE, SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ, THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE [TV]) is 50.
Look for Simon in the 2020 Thriller, INHERITANCE.
Actor Mindy Robinson (DARK SPIRITS, THE HAUNTING OF WHALEY HOUSE, KILLJOY GOES TO HELL, MANSION OF BLOOD, THE DEVIL'S DOZEN, V/H/S/2, BOUNTY KILLER, VERONIQUE VON VENOM: HORROR HOSTESS HOTTIE [TV], THE AMERICAN GHANDI, FORK YOU, LIZZIE BORDEN'S REVENGE, THE IMPALER, TEACHER'S DAY, BLOODSUCKA JONES, EVIL BONG 420, MANSION OF BLOOD, THE BITCH THAT CRIED WOLF, BALLET OF BLOOD, BLOODY ISLAND, EVIL BONG 666, and a whole lot more) is 40.
Actor Meg Tilly (PSYCHO II, ONE DARK NIGHT, IMPULSE, AGNES OF GOD, MASQUERADE, CARMILLA, BODY SNATCHERS, CAPRICA, ANTIBIRTH) is 60.

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FEB. 13

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Andrew Bryniarski (BATMAN RETURNS, CYBORG 3, STREET FIGHTER, ROLLERBALL [2002], SCOOBY-DOO, BLACK MASK 2, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE [2003], THE CURSE OF EL CHARRO, SEVEN MUMMIES, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, DRACULA'S GUEST, MOTHER'S DAY [2010], CHOPPER [TV], SOME KIND OF HATE, 2016) is 50.
Actor Joe Estevez (HUMAN ERROR, FATAL PULSE, THE PLATINUM TRIANGLE, MURDER IN LAW, SOUL TAKER, THE ROLLER BLADE SEVEN [all], BLOOD ON THE BADGE, PSYCHIC DETECTIVES, THE FLESH MERCHANT, MADAME, CYBER SEEKER, BEACH BABES FROM BEYOND, DARK UNIVERSE, THE DEADLY SECRET, THE MOSAIC PROJECT, INNER SANCTUM 2, WEREWOLF [1995], BABY GHOST, STAR STRUCK, TOAD WARRIOR [all], BLOOD SLAVES OF THE VAMPIRE WOLF, ROLLERGATOR, GATOR KING, GUNS OF EL CHUPACABRA [all], LETHAL SEDUCTION, LOLA'S GAME, SILENT SCREAM [1999], THE REMNANT, DOUBLE DECEPTION, SHATTERED FAITH, HELL ASYLUM, AUTOPSY: A LOVE STORY, DEATHBED, TALES FROM THE GRAVE, MIND GAMES [2003], SCARY TALES: THE RETURN OF MR. LONGFELLOW, ZOMBIEGEDDON, MINDS OF TERROR, VAMPIRE BLVD., KILLER STORY, THE ROCKVILLE SLAYER, BUY, SELL, KILL: A FLEA MARKET STORY, EVIL GRAVE: CURSE OF THE MAYA, DRAWING BLOOD, 2020: AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, DEAD THINGS, THE TAILOR, SCAR, RESURRECTION MARY, EVIL EVER AFTER, VOICES FROM THE GRAVES, SAN FRANPSYCHO, ALIBI, NECRONAUT, SIGMA DIE!, KILLA ZOMBIES, DEATH ROW, ZOMBIE FARM, SEE JANE RUN, WITHERED ONE, DEAD IN LOVE, UNTITLED HORROR COMEDY, CASESER AND OTTO'S SUMMER CAMP MASSACRE [all], LA FEMME VAMPIR [all], SERBIAN SCARS, FLESH, TX, THE LIGHTS, PLACEBO, THE ASCENT, A PERFECT LIFE, THE APPARITION OF ROXANNE, IRON SOLDIER, DADDY'S HOME, THE MITCHELL TAPES, HORRORWEEN, DOCTOR SPINE, SEBASTIAN, THE HAUNTING OF PEARSON PLACE, LITTLE CREEPS, THE VOICES FROM BEYOND, OUT OF THE DARKNESS, RUGARU, AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN, THE ATTACK OF THE 30 FOOT CHOLA, JET SET, and way more) is 74.
Look for Joe in the upcoming 2013, 2014 Horror Thrillers, THE APPEARING and DISASTER WARS: EARTHQUAKE VS. TSUNAMI.
Also look for Joe in the 2019 release of WHO LIVES LAST.
Actor Kelly Hu (FRIDAY THE 13th PART VIII, SURF NINJAS, STRANGE DAYS, THE SCORPION KING, X2, DEVIL'S DEN, SUCCUBUS: HELL BENT, DEAD SPACE: DOWNFALL, FARMHOUSE, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES [TV], ARROW [TV], TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES [TV 2012-], WAREHOUSE 13 [TV]) is 52.
Since our last 2019 birthday wish, we lost
Actor Carol Lynley (BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING, THE SHUTTERED ROOM, THE NIGHT STALKER, SON OF BLOB, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, THE CAT AND THE CANARY, DARK TOWER, BLACKOUT, HOWLING IV: THE FREAKS, SPIRITS and much more) who would be 78.
Oscar winning SFX Artist David Marti (THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, DAGON, ROMASANTA, DARKNESS, LA MONJA, FRAGILE, DOOM, PAN'S LABYRINTH, EL ORFANATO, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY, OPEN GRAVES, THE SKIN I LIVE IN, PARANORMAL XPERIENCE 3D, THE IMPOSSIBLE, MAMA, CRIMSON PEAK, MUSE) is 48.

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FEB. 12

PiHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Director, Producer, Darren Aronofsky (Pi, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, THE FOUNTAIN, BELOW, BLACK SWAN, NOAH, MOTHER!, AFTERMATH, SPHERES) is 51.
Actor Afshan Azad (HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS part 1, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 2) is 33.
This man has horrified and terrified billions of people in the last one hundred fifty plus years. People like Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Tim F. LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins and so many others, who all both claim to have studied his work, AND made themselves rich writing bare-faced, lies about him, and yet the truth endures. Evolution is a fact, and the theory of evolution explains HOW it works better than any other theory out there. What's more, he was Mary Shelley's Science Advisor when she novelized FRANKENSTEIN!
So Happy Birthday to
Scientist Charles Darwin (ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN 1809-1882) whose remains, what remains of them, is 211.
For extra fun, here are a few SF/Horror movies made by people who have no idea how evolution works: 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH, CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED, EVOLUTION, PLANET OF THE APES, HIDEOUS SUN DEMON, HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, A SOUND OF THUNDER, X-MEN (Sorry Jean Grey, but the next stage of Evolution isn't based upon any single mutant, but whether or not that mutant can survive long enough to successfully pass their mutation onto their progeny).
Actor Cliff De Young (THE NIGHT THAT PANICKED AMERICA, SHOCK TREATMENT, THE HUNGER, THE AWAKENING OF CANDRA, DEADLY INTENTIONS, F/X, FEAR [1988], PULSE [1988], FORBIDDEN SUN, DR. GIGGLES, THE TOMMYKNOCKERS, TERMINAL VOYAGE, REVENGE OF THE RED BARON, CARNOSAUR 2, THE CRAFT, 2012 DOOMSDAY, SOLAR FLARE, and way more) is 75.
Actor Enver Gjokaj (THE PATH TO 9/11, EAGLE EYE, TALE OF THE TRIBE, DOLLHOUSE [TV], STONE, THE AVENGERS, WOULD YOU RATHER, WITCHES OF EAST END [TV], EXTANT [TV], AGENT CARTER [TV], 3022, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. [TV], ) is 41.
Actor Michael Ironside (STONE COLD DEAD, DOUBLE NEGATIVE, SCANNERS, VISITING HOURS, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, THE SURROGATE, HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II, WATCHERS, TOTAL RECALL, THE VAGRANT, KILLER IMAGE, NIGHT TRAP, STARSHIP TROOPERS, THE OMEGA CODE, HEAVY METAL 2000, MINDSTORM, THE SHAFT, CHILDREN OF THE CORN: REVELATION, DEEP WATER, Masters of Horror: THE V WORD, TERMINATOR: SALVATION, THE BEACON, HARDWIRED, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, BURDEN OF EVIL, TRANSFORMERS PRIME [TV], ICE SOLDIERS, EXTRATERRESTRIAL, 88, DESECRATED, TURBO KID, SYNCHRONICITY, ELEMENT, CHILDREN OF THE FALL, PATIENT SEVEN, STILL/BORN, THE HARROWING, ALTERSCAPE, KNUCKLEBALL, THE ALIENIST [TV], FRAN K.: FRANKENSTEIN, HERETIKS, THE CONVENT, HELLMINGTON) is 70.
Look for Michael's upcoming 2019, 2020 Thriller JESTER FROM TRANSYLVANIA. Also in 2020, TIN CAN.

Actor Lochlyn Munro (THE GIRL FROM MARS, NEEDFUL THINGS, TRANCERS 4: JACK OF SWORDS, MOTHER MAY I SLEEP WITH DANGER?, ABDUCTION OF INNOCENCE, THEM [1996], TWO [TV], HIGH VOLTAGE, I KNOW WHAT YOU DID [1998], A MURDER OF CROWS, CHARMED [TV], DRACULA 2000, SCARY MOVIE, BLACTOP, KNIGHT CLUB, KILL ME LATER, PRESSURE, THE INVESTIGATION, NET GAMES, FREDDY VS. JASON, THE KEEPER, CHASING GHOSTS, FINAL MOVE, THE TOOTH FAIRY [2006], HACK!, PERFECT CHILD, RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX, TOXIC, PENANCE, NOWHERE TO HIDE, LIES & ILLUSIONS, LET THE GAME BEGIN, THE TERROR EXPERIMENT, XTINCTION: PREDATOR X, SEDUCED BY LIES, INFECTION: THE INVASION BEGINS, GONE, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, FATAL CALL, HANSEL & GRETEL GET BAKED, SECRET LIASON, ASSAULT ON WALL STREET, HELL IN A HANDBAG, XTINCTION: PREDATOR X, POKER NIGHT, BADGE OF HONOR, RAMPAGE 2, THE BLACKBURN ASYLUM, BLACKWAY, THE UNSPOKEN [2015], JUSTICE SERVED, BEYOND [TV], THE PREDATOR, RIVERDALE [TV], SPIRAL, PEACE, RIVERDALE [TV]) is 54.
Look for busy Lochlyn in the 2020 Horror Mystery Thrillers, DEMBANGER. Also in 2020, DEAD VOICES, BROIL, THE COLOR ROSE, and DWELLER,
Stunts, Actor Simon Northwood (ZOMBIE NIGHT, MUTANT X [TV], AWAKENING, 300, DIARY OF THE DEAD, OUTLANDER, CYBORG SOLDIER, FORBIDDEN SCIENCE [TV], DEATH WARRIOR, REPO MEN, SAW 3D, NIKITA [TV], CERTAIN PREY, IMMORTALS, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION, THE COLONY, ROBOCOP [2014], 88, BITTEN [TV], X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, DARK MATTER [TV], SHADOWHUNTERS: THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS [TV], THE EXPANSE [TV], THE SHAPE OF WATER, THE STRAIN [TV], X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX) is 52.
Normally this actress would never have her birthday celebrated here since only about 12 of her over 40 films have been in our genre. And yet it is those very films she is most remembered for by filmgoers. So Happy Birthday
Actor Christina Ricci (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES, CASPER, BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA, SLEEPY HOLLOW, BLESS THE CHILD, MIRANDA, THE GATHERING, CURSED, AFTER.LIFE, LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AXE, THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES [TV], ESCAPING THE MADHOUSE: THE NELLIE BLY STORY [TV]) is 40.

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FEB. 11

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Sarah Butler (FLU BIRD HORROR, LUKE 11:17 [TV], I <3 VAMPIRES [TV], I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE [2010], NUCLEAR FAMILY, TREACHERY, THE DEMENTED, THE STRANGER WITHIN, STUCK [2014], I SPIT ON YOUR GAVE: VENGEANCE IS MINE, MOONTRAP: TARGET EARTHWOMAN ON THE RUNALL LIGHT WILL END, POINT DEFIANCE) is 35.
Actor Natalie Dormer (FLAWLWESS, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, THE FADES, POE, THE RIOT CLUB, GAME OF THRONES [TV], THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Part 1, ELEMENTARY [TV], THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Part 2, THE FOREST, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK [TV], IN DARKNESS, PATIENT ZERO, THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE [TV]) is 38.
Look for Natalie in the upcoming 2020 Horror TV series, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS.
Actor Taylor Lautner (SHADOW FURY, TWILIGHT [all], MY OWN WORST ENEMY [TV], ABDUCTION, SCREAM QUEENS [TV]) is 28.
Actor Alexi Wasser (PARANORMAL GIRL, DARK STREETS, CABIN FEVER 2: SPRING FEVER, THE LAST LOVECRAFT: RELIC OF THE CTHULHU, GROWTH, CHOOSE, RETURN TO SENDER) is 29.

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FEB. 10

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer James Cheetham (FADE TO PALE, THE BEEKEEPER, SEASONS OF THE BRITTLE HARVEST) is 49.
Actor Chloë Grace Moretz (THE AMITYVILLE HORROR [2005], WICKED LITTLE THINGS, ROOM 6, HALLOWED GROUND, THE EYE [2008], NOT FORGOTTEN, KICK-ASS, LET ME IN, HUGO CABARET, DARK SHADOWS, KICK-ASS 2, CARRIE, DARK PLACES, THE 5TH WAVE, SUSPIRIA [2018], GRETA, THE ADDAMS FAMILY [2019]) is 23.
Look for Chloë in the upcoming 2020 Horror movie, SHADOW IN THE CLOUD.
Writer/Musician John Shirley (Books: DEMONS, CRAWLERS, AND THE ANGEL WITH TELEVISION EYES, DOOM, DARKNESS DIVIDED, Music: Blue Oyster Cult, Film: THE CROW, TWISTS OF TERROR [TV]) who is 67.

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Writer, Director Fede Alvarez (PANIC ATTACK!, EVIL DEAD [2013], DON'T BREATHE, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB) is 47.
Writer Elizabeth Blue (DROWN IN FEAR, TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE HAUNTED MID-ATLANTIC REGION, ALL PRETTIED UP, MICANOPY MURDERS) is 53.
Artist John Gallagher (GINGER SNAPS: UNLEASHED, GINGER SNAPS BACK, SANTA'S SLAY, FEAR ITSELF [TV], V [TV], APOLLO 18, THE GREY, ONCE UPON A TIME [TV], FALLING SKIES [TV], TASMANIAN DEVILS, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE [TV], PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, PROOF [TV], MINORITY REPORT [TV], THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE [TV], BREED [2015], RIVERDALE [TV], THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY [TV], PROJECT BLUE BOOK [TV]) is 59 or something.

SATURDAY -
Actor Brooke Adams (WHO IS THE BLACK DAHLIA?, SONG OF THE SUCCUBUS, SHOCK WAVES, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS [1978], THE DEAD ZONE, THE STUFF, MAN ON FIRE [1987], THE UNBORN [1991], SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK, THE LAST HIT, PROBABLE CAUSE, THE LEGEND OF LUCY KEYES, BRAIN DEAD [TV]) is 71.
Writer John Grisham (A TIME TO KILL, THE FIRM, THE PELICAN BRIEF, THE CLIENT, THE CHAMBER, THE RAINMAKER, THE RUNAWAY JURY, THE PARTNER, THE STREET LAWYER, THE TESTAMENT, THE BRETHREN, A PAINTED HOUSE, SKIPPING CHRISTMAS, THE SUMMONS, THE KING OF TORTS, BLEACHERS, THE LAST JUROR, THE BROKER, THE INNOCENT MAN, THE APPEAL, THE ASSOCIATE, FORD COUNTY, THE CONFESSION, THE LITIGATORS, THE RACKETEER, THE FIRM [TV]) is 64.
Actor Anna Hutchison (CABIN IN THE WOODS, DRIVER FROM HELL, WRONG SWIPE, SPLITTING IMAGE, ENCOUNTER, KILLER REPUTATION) is 33.
Look for Anna in the upcoming Thrillers for 2019, SECRETS AT THE LAKE and MURDER AT THE MANSION.
Composer John Williams (KRAFT SUSPENSE THEATER [TV], THE KILLERS, LOST IN SPACE [TV], THE TIME TUNNEL [TV], LAND OF THE GIANTS [TV], GHOSTBREAKERS, THE SCREAMING WOMAN, IMAGES, DADDY'S GONE A-HUNTING, THE POSEIDEN ADVENTURE [1972], THE LONG GOODBYE, THE TOWERING INFERNO, JAWS, FAMILY PLOT, BLACK SUNDAY, THE FURY, DRACULA [1979], RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, INDIANA JONES [all], THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, PRESUMED INNOCENT, JURASSIC PARK [all], SLEEPERS, MINORITY REPORT, HARRY POTTER [all], Stephen Speilberg's WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE FEAR [2006]) is 88.

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FEB. 7

Movies Opening Today -

THE LODGE

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COME TO DADDY

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HORSE GIRL

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MALANG

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True BloodHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Director, Actor Alejandro Jodorowsky (Comics: L'INCAL Trilogy, BORGIA
Movies: EL TOPO, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, TUSK, SANTA SANGRE, RITUAL: A PSYCHOMAGIC STORY
) is 91.
Actor James Spader (A KILLER IN THE FAMILY, STAR CROSSED, THE NEW KIDS, JACK'S BACK, DREAM LOVER, STARGATE, BAD INFLUENCE, STORYVILLE, WOLF, CRASH, DRIFTWOOD, KEYS TO TULSA, THE PRACTICE [TV], SUPERNOVA, THE WATCHER, SLOW BURN, THE STICKUP, ALIEN HUNTER, I WITNESS, THE PENTAGON PAPERS, SHADOW OF FEAR, THE BLACKLIST [TV]) is 60.
Actor Victor Webster (WISHMASTER 4, MUTANT X [TV], CHARMED [TV], SANDS OF OBLIVION, HARPER'S ISLAND [TV], KILLER HAIR, HOSTILE MAKEOVER, SURROGATES, BURNING PALMS, CASTLE [TV], THE SCORPION KING 3, CONTINUUM [TV], RAGIN CAJUN REDNECK GATORS, EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE, THE SCORPION KING 4, FUN SIZE HORROR: VOL. 1, DEAD RISING: ENDGAME, MATCHMAKER MYSTERIES: A KILLER ENGAGEMENT) is 47.
Actor Cerina Vincent (POWER RANGERS [TV], FEAR RUNS SILENT, CABIN FEVER, MURDER-SET-PIECES, INTERMEDIO, IT WAITS, SEVEN MUMMIES, SASQUATCH MOUNTAIN, RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, FASHION VICTIM, TOXIC, MoniKa, TALES OF HALLOWEEEN, FREAKS OF NATURE) is 41.
Look for Cerina's upcoming Horror Thriller for ... who knows when? BRING ME THE HEAD OF LANCE HENRIKSEN is now in its... what? 11th year of Post Production?
Actor Deborah Ann Woll (MOTHER'S DAY, TRUE BLOOD [TV], TRUE BLOOD: JESSICA'S BLOG [TV], GHOST OF NEW ORLEANS, THE DEFENDERS [TV], DAREDEVIL [TV], THE PUNISHER [TV], ESCAPE ROOM [TV], RELICS AND RARITIES [TV]) is 35.
Deborah shares a February birthday month with her TRUE BLOOD alumni, Dane DeHaan.

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FEB. 6

Amazon Original Coming Soon to Theaters

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4Digital, Convergence Films & Five2One Production go straight to VOD and DVD with

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Dane DeHaan (THE FRONT, TRUE BLOOD [TV], CHRONICLE, JACK AND DIANE, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, LIFE AFTER BETH, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, A CURE FOR WELLNESS, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS) is 34
Actor, Writer, David Hayter (GUYVER: DARK HERO, DRIVE [1997], SPIDER-MAN [TV], X-MEN, THE SCORPION KING, X-MEN 2, WATCHMEN, WOLVES, DEVIL'S MILE, THE CURSE OF BUCKOUT ROAD) is 43.
Actor Gayle Hunnicutt (EYE OF THE CAT, MARLOWE, FRAGMENT OF FEAR, RUNNING SCARED [1972], VOICES, SCORPIO, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, K IS FOR KILLING, SHADOWMAN, THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, L' HOMMES SANS VISAGE [TV], FANTOMAS [TV], TARGET, DREAMLOVER) is 74.
Gayle shares a February birthday with her THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE alumni, Pamela Franklin.
Actor Kim Poirier (DANGER BENEATH THE SEA, PRETEND YOU DON'T SEE HER, AMERICAN PSYCHO II, THE RATS, DECOYS, DAWN OF THE DEAD [2004], DECOYS 2, SILENT BUT DEADLY, HOLLYWOOD'S INSIDER SECRETS: HORROR TECHNIQUES AND SPECIAL FX, NO SOLICITORS) is 40.
Actor Josh Stewart (JEKYLL, THE HAUNTING OF MOLLY HARTLEY, THE COLLECTOR, BENEATH THE DARK, REHAB, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE COLLECTION, THE WALKING DEAD [TV], EVENT 15, THE HUNTED, TRANSCENDENCE, INTERSTELLAR, COLD MOON, THE NEIGHBOR, INSIDEOUS: THE LAST KEY, MALICIOUS [2018], DISCARNATE, THE PUNISHER [TV]) is 43.

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FEB. 5

Lionsgate Drops the New SAW

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Michael Sheen (MARY REILLY, DOOMWATCH: WINTER ANGEL, UNDERWORLD [all], THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN'S APOCALYPSE, TWILIGHT: NEW MOON, UNTHINKABLE, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, TRON: LEGACY, RESISTANCE, TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Part 1, TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Part 2, GOOD OMENS [TV], APOSTLE, SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ, PRODIGAL SON [TV]) is 51.

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FEB. 4

From 4Digital Media and Turkey Comes -

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4Digital and Alphastar go VOD with -

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Musician / Actor Alice Cooper (Music: KILLER, BILLION DOLLAR BABIES, SCHOOL'S OUT, WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE, POISON, DRAGONTOWN, WELCOME 2 MY NIGHTMARE, TRASH, PARANORMAL, A PARANORMAL EVENING AT THE OLYMPIA PARIS, THE SOUND OF A.
Movies: PRINCE OF DARKNESS, FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE, THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS, SUCK, DARK SHADOWS, BIGFOOT
) is 72.
aActor Jenette Goldstein (ALIENS, NEAR DARK, THE PRESIDIO, TERMINATOR 2, STAR TREK: GENERATIONS, CLOCKSTOPPERS, AUTOPSY) is 60.

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"I'm Quitting Facebook." says Stephen King
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Because Stephen feels like he does, he asks his fans to follow him to ... Twitter?!?

Well okee dokee, then.

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BBC Rejected Joe Hill, Saying No American Has Written Doctor Who – And If One Did, It Wouldn't Be Him
by Rich Johnston
Horror podcast The Horror Show from comics creator Brian Keene, just celebrated its 250th episode, with guest Joe Hill. Hill is a famous horror novelist, comic book writer and is the son of Stephen King, though it's not something he likes to mention. In this week's episode, Hill discusses the closure of Vertigo, Joe's Hill House imprint, the IDW comic series – and TV show – Locke and Key, Chris's work with Mike Mignola and Chris Sniegowski, but then he moved onto Doctor Who. And will no doubt hit the headlines as a result. Here's a transcript.

Continued at Bleeding Cool.

Brian Keene's 250th podcast.

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Actor Terry Chen (AFTERSHOCK: EARTHQUAKE IN NEW YORK, ROMEO MUST DIE, TRIXIE, SOLE SURVIVOR [2000], PARANORMAL GIRL, BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, I, ROBOT, DA VINCI'S INQUEST, SNAKES ON A PLANE, MEMORY, THEY WAIT [2007], HARDWIRED, STORM SEEKERS, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, BOREALIS, CONTINUUM [TV], BATES MOTEL [TV], TIME OF DEATH, ELYSIUM, EVIL FEED, VAN HELSING [TV], JESSICA JONES [TV], THE EXPANSE [TV], ) is 45.
Actor Warwick Davis (LEPRECHAUN [all], HARRY POTTER [all], SKINNED DEEP, THE UNBROKEN, THE DAY THEY CAME TO SUCK OUR BRAINS! [TV], MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL) is 50 today.
Look for Warwick in the upcoming Horror TV series, JJ VILLARD'S FAIRY TALES.
Actor Pamela Franklin (THE INNOCENTS, OUR MOTHER'S HOUSE, AND SOON THE DARKNESS, THE WITCHING, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, SATAN'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, SCREAMER, WON'T WRITE HOME MOM I'M DEAD, THE FOOD OF THE GODS) is 69.
Actor Fredric Lehne (AMITYVILLE: THE EVIL ESCAPES, TERROR ON HIGHWAY 91, DEADLY GAME, DREAM LOVER, MEN IN BLACK, INFERNO, FORTRESS 2, TERROR TRACT, SUBMERGED, DYNAMITE, SUPERNOVA [2005], LOST [TV], SUPERNATURAL [TV], THE DARK NIGHT RISES, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM [TV]) is 61.
Actor Stephen McHattie (THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR, LOOK WHAT'S HAPPENED TO ROSEMARY'S BABY, GRAY LADY DOWN, DEATH VALLEY, CARIBE, ONE MAN OUT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [TV], TERROR ON TRACK 9, THE DARK, DEADLOCKED: ESCAPE FROM ZONE 14, DEADLY LOVE, REMEMBER ME, VISITORS OF THE NIGHT, THE HIGHWAY MAN [2000], COLD SQUAD [TV], A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, JESSE STONE [TV - all], SOLAR ATTACK, THE FOUNTAIN, THE COVENANT [2006], 300, THE DARK ROOM, KAW, PONTYPOOL, XIII: THE CONSPIRACY, WATCHMEN, SUMMER'S BLOOD, 2012, DIE, HAPPY TOWN [TV], RED: WEREWOLF HUNTER, KILLER WAVE, EXIT HUMANITY, THE ENTITLED, HAVEN [TV], IMMORTALS, A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE, THE TALL MAN, EDDIE: THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL, XIII: THE SERIES, WOLVES, HAUNTER, SEPTIC MAN, HELLMOUTH, TORMENT, THE STRAIN [TV], PAY THE GHOST, THE DARK STRANGER, ORPHAN BLACK [TV], MOTHER!, THE SOUND, COME TO DADDY, Z, RABID, OCTOBER FACTION [TV]) is 73.

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Actor / Producer Michael C. Hall (PAYCHECK, 6 FEET UNDER [TV], DEXTER [TV], GAMER, COLD IN JULY, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON) is 49.
Look for Michael's upcoming 2020 Thriller series, SHADOWPLAY.
Actor Brian Krause (SLEEPWALKERS, MIND GAMES, NAKED SOULS, TIES THAT BIND, CHARMED [TV], DEVIL'S DIARY, LOCH NESS TERROR, WARBIRDS, JACK RIO, TRILOQUIST, NOWHERE TO HIDE, GROWTH, 2012 SUPERNOVA, CYRUS, RAIN FROM STARS, PLAN 9, CAMEL SPIDERS, SNITCH, ABEO PHARISEE, RETRIBUTION, COFFIN BABY, ALIEN RISING [previously GEMINI RISING], POSIEDON REX, HOUSE OF PURGATORY, DARK RISING [TV], PLAN 9, RIBBONS, EARTHTASTROPHE, HAUNTED MAZE, UPLOADED, THE KILLING PACT, BE AFRAID, CUCUY: THE BOOGEYMAN, THE DEMONOLOGIST, TRAUMA THERAPY) is 51.
Look for Brian's expected 2020 Horror Thriller release of THE WINDIGO.
Actor Rachelle Lefevre (BIG WOLF ON CAMPUS [TV], THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW [TV - 1999], DEAD AWAKE, ABANDON, DECEPTION, GHOST WRITER [2007], TWILIGHT, DO YOU KNOW ME, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, THE SUMMIT [TV], THE CALLER [2011], A GIFTED MAN [TV], OMERTA, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN - Part 2, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, HOMEFRONT, UNDER THE DOME [TV], HOLLOW IN THE LAND, RECLAIM) is 41.

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