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DEC. 31

Married With Aliens
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
ALIEN is now going to be a TV series courtesy of FX.

Alien at FX

Continued at /FX Alien TV.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer/Editor Ellen Datlow (THE DARK, TWISTS OF THE TALE, POE: 19 NEW TALES INSPIRED BY EDGAR ALLEN POE, INFERNO, LOVECRAFT UNBOUND, BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR 1, LETHAL KISSES, DARKNESS: TWO DECADES OF MODERN HORROR, TALES OF WONDER AND IMAGINATION, and way more) is 71.
Actor Anthony Hopkins (AUDREY ROSE, MAGIC, DESPERATE HOURS, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, FREEJACK, DRACULA [1992], THE EDGE, INSTINCT, TITUS, HANNIBAL, HEARTS IN ATLANTIS, RED DRAGON, THE HUMAN STAIN, FRACTURE, BEOWULF, THE WOLF MAN, THE RITE, THOR [all], ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND THE MAKING OF PSYCHO, SOLACE, BLACKWAY, WESTWORLD [TV], SOLACE, BLACKWAY, THOR: RAGNAROK) who is 83.
In 2020, 2021 look for Anthony in the Mystery Thriller, THE VIRTUOSO.
Anthony shares a birthday with his FRACTURE alumni,
Actor Embeth Davidtz (MUTATOR, SWEET MURDER, ARMY OF DARKNESS, MURDER IN THE FIRST, FALLEN, THE GINGERBREAD MAN, LAST RITES, SIMON MAGUS, THE HOLE, THIR13EN GHOSTS, FRACTURE, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, EUROPA REPORT, PARANOIA) is 56.
Look for Embeth in the upcoming 2021 Thriller, OLD.
Writer/Artist James O'Barr (Comic: THE CROW, THE CROW: SHATTERED LIVES AND BROKEN DREAMS, THE Movie: THE CROW) is 62.
Actor Writer / Director / Producer Sean S. Cunningham (THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, FRIDAY THE 13TH [all], HOUSE, HOUSE II, DEEPSTAR SIX, MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK, JASON X, FREDDY VS. JASON, FRIDAY THE 13TH [2009], THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT [2009]) is 79.

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DEC. 30

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Eliza Dushku (SOUL SURVIVORS, WRONG TURN, ANGEL [TV], BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], TRU CALLING [TV], THE ALPHABET KILLER, THE THACKER CASE, OPEN GRAVES, THE DOLL HOUSE [TV], TORCHWOOD [TV], LOCKED IN, HULK AND THE AGENTS OF S.M.A.S.H., THE SCRIBBLER, ELOISE) is 40.
Writer / Director / Producer / Actor Lloyd Kaufman (SUGAR COOKIES, MOTHER'S DAY, THE TOXIC AVENGER, CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH, SGT. KABUKIMAN N.Y.P.D., HELLINGER, TERROR FIRMER, POULTRYGEIST, SLITHER, SHAKESPEARE SH*TSTORM, SLASHENING: THE FINAL BEGINING, AMITYVILLE HEX, and over 100 more) is 75.
Lloyd currently has 22 movies in Post Production or filming.
Actor Ellen Sandweiss (THE EVIL DEAD, SATAN'S PLAYGROUND, THE DREAD, BRUTAL MASSACRE: A COMEDY, THE DREAD, THE RAIN, EVIL DEAD) is 62.

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DEC. 29

George Orwell's 1984 Was a Horror Novel
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Unlike most creators whose best work was in their youth and only saw diminishing returns as they aged, George Orwell's 9th and final novel, 1984, remains his most powerful.

Now forward to 2020.

Imagine if a group staged a protest that neither attacked or promoted Gender, Race, Religion, or Culture. Imagine if this protest blocked no one, threatened no one, blocked no one from going about their lives, stopped no businesses from operating, destroyed no property, and made no attempt to force anything on anyone.

Imagine if this protest was only against Conformity and blind obedience.

Would it offend you anyway? Would you presume anyway? Would you dismiss it anyway?

This video was posted on December 23, 2020. Six days later it only has a little over 2,000 views.

In the early 21st Century's era of "I'm Offended": After over a decade of hearing the "Mewl Generation", it's nearly default to assume you already know where this video is going. Yet the more you watch and listen, the creepier it gets. Not because it disagrees with the media's current invocation of society, but because it keeps repeating and agreeing with the media's new rules.

Its message alone has the potential power for change.

Imagine if there was one final peaceful protest before the birth of Oceania.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Jude Law (GATTACA, FINAL CUT, THE WISDOM OF CROCODILES, eXistenZ, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, SLEUTH, SHERLOCK HOLMES, REPO MEN, CONTAGION, SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, SIDE EFFECTS, BLACK SEA, FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDLEWALD, CAPTAIN MARVEL, THE THIRD DAY [TV], THE RHYTHM SECTION, THE THIRD DAY: AUTUMN, THE THIRD DAY [TV]) is 48.
Look for Jude's upcoming 2022 Mystery Thriller, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 3.
Actor Jane Levy (EVIL DEAD, DON'T BREATHE, MONSTER TRUCKS, CASTLE ROCK [TV], WHAT/IF [TV], OFFICE UPRISING) is 31.
Actor Barbara Steele (BLACK SUNDAY, PIT AND THE PENDULUM [1961], THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK, THE GHOST, CASTLE OF BLOOD, THE MONOCLE, THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH, NIGHTMARE CASTLE, SHE BEAST, AN ANGEL FOR SATAN, CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR, THEY CAME FROM WITHIN, PIRANHA [1978], THE SILENT SCREAM, THE PROPHET, HER MORBID DESIRES, THE BUTTERFLY ROOM, LOST RIVER, MINUTES PAST MIDNIGHT) is 83.

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DEC. 28

December is still here and so are the
CHRISTMAS HORRORS

Read the review by Ken King of SANTA'S SLAY.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Thomas Dekker (VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED [1995], HEROES [TV], FROM WITHIN, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, LAID TO REST [both], A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET [2010], ALL ABOUT EVIL, KABOOM, ANGELS CREST, THE SECRET CIRCLE [TV], THE GOOD LIE, ENTER THE DANGEROUS MIND, PLUSH, FEAR CLINIC, MY ELEVENTH, TRANSFERENCE, MY ELEVENTH, WELCOME TO WILLITS, ONCE UPON A SUPERHERO) is 33.
Look for Thomas in his upcoming 2020, 2021 Thriller, BLUE CALL.
Actor Denzel Washington (A SOLDIER'S STORY, THE MIGHTY QUINN, RICOCHET, THE PELICAN BRIEF, CRIMSON TIDE, VIRTUOSITY, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS, FALLEN, THE SIEGE, THE BONE COLLECTOR, MAN ON FIRE, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE [2004], INSIDE MAN, DEJA VU, THE BOOK OF ELI, SAFE HOUSE) is 66.
Look for Denzel in the 2020, 2021 Thriller, THE LITTLE THINGS. Also in 2021, Denzel plays a young Scottish lord in MACBETH.

SUNDAY -
Actor Olivia Cooke (THE SIGNAL [2014], THE QUIET ONES, OUIJA, THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM, BATES MOTEL [TV], READY PLAYER ONE) is 27.
Look for Olivia in the 2020, 2021 Thriller, LITTLE FISH.
Actor Barbara Crampton (FROM BEYOND, RE-ANIMATOR, BODY DOUBLE, CHOPPING MALL, PUPPET MASTER, CASTLE FREAK, THE SISTERHOOD, THE LORDS OF SALEM, YOU'RE NEXT, THE LAST SURVIVORS, WE ARE STILL HERE, SUN CHOKE, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, ROAD GAMES [2015], BLOOD BROTHERS, BEYOND THE GATES, DAY OF RECKONING, REPLACE, DEATH HOUSE, DEAD NIGHT, PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, CHANNEL ZERO, REBORN, STAY OUT STAY ALIVE, DEATHCEMBER, SACRIFICE) is 63.
Look for Barbara in her upcoming 2021 Horror movie, JAKOB'S WIFE.
Barbara Shares a December birthday with her DEATHCEMBER alumni, AJ Bowen, her CHOPPING MALL alumni, Richard "Dick" Miller and her oft-time collaborator,
Writer / Director / Producer Charles Band (LASERBLAST, TOURIST TRAP, PARASITE, TERRORVISION, DOLLS, FROM BEYOND, PUPPET MASTER, DEMONIC TOYS, NETHERWORLD, EVIL BONG [all], PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, and that's as far as I'll go because the man has been involved with over 230 freaking Horror Thriller movies already!) is 68.
Actor Maryam d'Abo (XTRO, THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, NIGHTLIFE [1989], SOMETHING IS OUT THERE [TV], MONEY, IMMORTAL SINS, DOUBLE OBSESSION, TOMCAT: DANGEROUS DESIRES, STALKED, SAVAGE HEARTS, TIMELOCK, EVIL REMAINS, DORIAN GRAY [2009], LAST WORDS) is 59.
Actor Emilie de Ravin (BEASTMASTER [TV], ROSWELL [TV], CARRIE [2002], SANTA'S SLAY, THE HILLS HAVE EYES [2006], LOST [TV], ONCE UPON A TIME [TV]) is 38.
Actor Jessica Harmon (HOLLOWMAN II, BLACK CHRISTMAS [2006], BATTLESTAR GALATICA: THE FACE OF THE ENEMY [TV], ENCOUNTER WITH DANGER, FEAR ISLAND, CHUPACABRA VS THE ALAMO, STOLEN FROM THE WOMB, ALONG CAME A NANNY, DEEPER: THE RETRIBUTION OF BETH, THE WHISPERS, STRANGER IN THE HOUSE, DEAD RISING: ENDGAME, iZOMBIE [TV], THE 100 [TV], V-WARS [TV], THE 100 [TV]) is 36.

SATURDAY -
Actor Kit Harington (GAMES OF THRONES [TV], SILENT HILL 3D, SEVENTH SON, BRIMSTONE) is 34.
Look for Kit in the upcoming 2021 Thriller, ETERNALS.
Actor, Writer Joshua John Miller (HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH, RIVER'S EDGE, NEAR DARK, MEET THE HOLLOWHEADS, CLASS OF 1999, THE GHOST WRITER [1990], AND YOU THOUGHT YOUR PARENTS WERE WEIRD, THE WIZARD OF GORE) is 41.
Look for Joshua's upcoming 2020, 2021 Thriller, THE GEORGETOWN PROJECT.
Musician Lars Ulrich (METALLICA: RIDE THE LIGHTENING, MASTER OF PUPPETS, ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, S&M) is 57.

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DEC. 25

CHRISTMAS HORRORS

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
On this day in 2005, Dimension Films released the harrowing and relentlessly dark Australian movie, WOLF CREEK. It was based on an actual news story and court case that was appalling Aussies then. Upon the movie's release, the trial had still not finished.

Evidence unveiled during the trial spurred the decision to make sequels. Further evidence spurred a television show.

This was the motion picture that floored Quentin Tarantino (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, KILL BILL, DEATH PROOF).

Read my review of WOLF CREEK.

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40 Years Ago Today
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Warner Bros. and Directors Arthur Penn and Ken Russell released a psychotropic movie so god damn whack that author Paddy Chayefsky demanded that his name be removed from the credits.

Too bad as this heavily influential movie got lots of attention and Oscar nom, nom, noms!

Read my review of ALTERED STATES.

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DEC. 24

CHRISTMAS HORRORS
When Bad Horror Finds an Audience
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT

The cinematic lessons of SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Horror writer Robert Dunbar (THE PINES, TEMPLES OF JAGNNATH PURI, MARTYRS AND MONSTERS, THE SHORE, THE STREETS, WILLY) is gettin' purty old, but he's still purty!
Writer Nicholas Meyer (INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS, JUDGE DEE AND THE MONASTERY MURDERS,THE SEVEN-PERCENT SOLUTION, TIME AFTER TIME, STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, THE HUMAN STAIN, ORPHEUS) is 73.
Horror writer Stephenie Meyer (TWILIGHT [all], THE HOST) is 46.
Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Scott Spiegel (THE EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD II, INTRUDER, THE DEAD NEXT DOOR, ROBOT NINJA, SKINNED ALIVE, DARKMAN, WHERE TRUTH LIES, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 2, SPIDER-MAN [2002], 2001 MANIACS, HOSTEL II, DRAG ME TO HELL, HOSTEL III, DARK ASCENSION) is 62.

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DEC. 23

CHRISTMAS HORRORS
Bill Murray is Afraid of Ghosts in SCROOGED

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Bill Murray has dealt Ghosts or Zombies in cinema. In this movie he dealt with both. Today we're looking back at Director Richard Donner's under-rated Christmas spoof and why it deserves another Christmas Chance.

Read my review of SCROOGED.

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Joan Severence Black Scorpion

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Frederic Forrest (THE CONVERSATION, THE EXECUTIONER, IT LIVES AGAIN, HAMMET, RETURN, WHERE ARE THE CHILDREN?, GOTHAM, CAT CHASER, MUSIC BOX, TWIN SISTERS, RAIN WITHOUT THUNDER, HIDDEN FEARS, FALLIN DOWN, TRAUMA, DOUBLE OBSESSION, THE END OF VIOLENCE, BOOGIE BOY, SHADOW LAKE, THE SPREADING GROUND, THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR) is 83.
Writer Stephen A. North (BENEATH THE MASK, DEAD TIDE, BARREN EARTH [with Eric S. Brown], DEAD TIDE: RISING) is around 60 or so.
Actor Joan Severance (THE RUNESTONE, WRITE TO KILL, ILLICIT BEHAVIOR, CRIMINAL PASSION, PAYBACK [1995], DANGEROUS INDISCRETION, HARD EVIDENCE, BLACK SCORPION, PROFILE FOR MURDER, BLACK SCORPION II: AFTERSHOCK, THE LAST SEDUCTION II, CAUSE OF DEATH, MYSTERY WOMAN, TAYLOR, LAST SUNSET, WICKED WICKED GAMES [TV], BORN [2007]) is 63.
Actor Estella Warren (PLANET OF THE APES [2001], TANGLED [2001], I ACCUSE, TRESPASSING, PURSUED, TAPHEPHOBIA, LIES AND CRIMES, BLUE SEDUCTION, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [2009], IRREVERSI, THE STRANGER WITHIN, NOCTURNA, DECOMMISSIONED, FEEL THE DEAD [TV], AGE OF THE LIVING DEAD [TV], THE BEGINNING: FEEL THE DEAD) is 42.

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DEC. 22

4DigitalMedia Trailer Drop, THE VILLAGE IN THE WOODS.

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CHRISTMAS HORRORS
In Case You Forgot - PREDATOR 2 was a Christmas Movie.

Critic: "Feo! No it's not!"
Me: "It was marketed and released for Christmas."
Critic: "In the movie they actually say it's 90 degrees in the city -"
Me: "It's Los Angeles and takes place in our near future."
Critic: "What? You mean Global Warming?"
Me: "Sure, whatever. This is why you should watch PREDATOR 2."

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Amelia Eve (THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR [TV]) is 26.
Look for Eve in the upcoming 2021 Horror movie, SHADOWLAND. Also in 2021, DORCHA and PHEA.
Writer, Producer David S. Goyer (DEMONIC TOYS, ARCADE, THE PUPPET MASTERS [1994], THE CROW: CITY OF ANGELS, SLEEPWALKERS [TV], DARK CITY, BLADE [all], BATMAN BEGINS, JUMPER, THE DARK KNIGHT, THRESHOLD [TV], THE UNBORN, GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, DEVIL DOLLS, Da VINCI'S DEMONS [TV], THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, DEVIL DOLLS, CONSTANTINE [TV], TERMINATOR: DARK FATE, THE NIGHT HOUSE) is 55.
Look for David's 2021 Horror Thriller, ANTLERS. Also in 2021, THE TOMORROW WAR, FOUNDATION [TV], and THE SANDMAN [TV].
Writer/ Actor Trent Haaga (TERROR FIRMER, CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER IV, MULVA: ZOMBIE ASS KICKER!, KILLJOY [all], HELL ASYLUM, ZOMBIEGEDDON, THE GHOULS, DEVIL'S MOON, TALES FROM THE CRAPPER, DR. HORROR'S EROTIC HOUSE OF IDIOTS, GAG, THE DEVIL'S MUSE, GIMMIE SKELTER, DEAD GIRL, PSYCHO HOLOCAUST, JESSICKA RABID, FETCH, and way more) is 49.
Writer Rick Klaw (WEIRD BUSINESS, GEEK CONFIDENTIAL) is 53.
Writer Charles De Lint (THE ONION GIRL, MOONHEART, THE BLUE GIRL, LITTLE (GRRL) LOST, THE MYSTERY OF GRACE, MUSE AND REVERIE, THE PAINTED BOY) is 69.
Actor Dina Meyer (JOHNNY MNEMONIC, STARSHIP TROOPERS, NOWHERE LAND, BATS, STRANGER THAN FICTION, TIME LAPSE, D-TOX, UNSPEAKABLE, STAR TREK: NEMESIS, SAW, SAW II, SAW III, SAW IV, CRAZY EIGHTS, DECOYS 2, THE LOST, PIRANHA [2010], UNDERTOW, UNBELIEVABLE!!!) is 52.
Look for Dina in the 2020, 2021 Mystery Thriller, BLACK NIGHTSHADE.

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DEC. 21

CHRISTMAS HORRORS
The Original BLACK CHRISTMAS


One of the worst movie trailers I've ever seen.
No wonder this tanked at the box office.

FRIDAY THE 13th Writer, Victor Miller, admitted that he wrote his screenplay to ride on the success of John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN.

John Carpenter admitted that his movie actually began life as a sequel to Bob Clark's BLACK CHRISTMAS. If you've never seen it, let's look into Bram Stoker Award winning author and Comic Book writer, Mike Oliveri's review of Bob Clark's BLACK CHRISTMAS.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor AJ Bowen (CREEPSHOW III, THE SIGNAL, MAIDENHEAD, THE SEASON, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, HATCHET 2, A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE, CHILLERAMA, RITES OF SPRING, AMONG FRIENDS, YOU'RE NEXT, THE SACRAMENT, Tom Holland's TWISTED TALES, THE RECONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM ZERO, SYNCHRONICITY, DEAD NIGHT, EDGE OF INSANITY, SATANIC PANIC, NIGHT SKY, DEATHCEMBER, I TRAPPED THE DEVIL, NIGHT DRIVE) is 44.
Look for AJ in the 2021, Horror Thriller, THE OLD WAYS. Also in 2021, EDGE OF INSANITY, and NIGHT SKY.
Editor and publisher Richard Chizmar (CEMETERY DANCE Magazine, SHIVERS anthologies, A LONG DECEMBER, WIDOW'S POINT [w/ Billy Chizmar], DARKNESS WHISPERS [w/Brian James Freeman], THE GIRL ON THE PORCH, GWENDY'S BUTTON BOX [w/Stephen King], GWENDY'S MAGIC FEATHER [w/Stephen King]) is 56.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson (THE EXORCIST III, JURASSIC PARK, SPHERE, DEEP BLUE SEA, UNBREAKABLE, KILL BILL Vol. 2, THE INCREDIBLES, SNAKES ON A PLANE, 1408, JUMPER, LAKEVIEW TERRACE, THE SPIRIT, UNTHINKABLE, IRON MAN 2, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, THE AVENGERS, MEETING EVIL, THE SAMARITAN, OLDBOY, ROBOCOP [2014], CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER'S SOLDIER, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, THE HATEFUL EIGHT, CELL, MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, CELL, THE INCREDIBLES 2, GLASS, THE AVENGERS: ENDGAME) is 72.
In 2020, expect Samuel in Director Darren Lynn Bouseman's Untitled SAW Project, co-written by Chris Rock.
Producer Steven Mnuchin (WINTER'S TALE, EDGE OF TOMORROW, ANNABELLE, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL [2016], BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, THE CONJURING 2, LIGHTS OUT, SUICIDE SQUAD, THE MIDNIGHT MAN, UNFORGETTABLE, WONDER WOMAN [2017]) is 57.
Actor Jack Noseworthy (BARB WIRE, THE TRIGGER EFFECT, BREAKDOWN, EVENT HORIZON, IDLE HANDS, CECIL B DEMENTED, SURROGATES, JULIA, THE NURSE, NEEDLESTICK) is 51.
Actor Kiefer Sutherland (THE LOST BOYS, THE KILLING TIME, FLATLINERS, TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, THE VANISHING, ARMITAGE III: POLY MATRIX, DARK CITY, AFTER ALICE, THE RIGHT TEMPTATION, PHONE BOOTH, TAKING LIVES, 24 [TV], MIRRORS, MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, TWELVE, MELANCHOLIA, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, TOUCH [TV], 24, TWIN PEAKS: THE MISSING PIECES, FLATLINERS [2017], DESIGNATED SURVIVOR [TV]) is 54.

SUNDAY -
Actor Jenny Agutter (LOGAN'S RUN, THE EAGLE HAS LANDED, EQUUS, DOMINIQUE, THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, THE SURVIVOR [1981], AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, DARK TOWER, CHILD'S PLAY 2, MI-5 [TV], NUMBER ONE, LONG. NUMBER TWO, REGRET, MARPLE: WHAT MRS. MCGILLICUDDY SAW, THE MAGIC DOOR, ACT OF GOD, GLORIOUS 39, BURKE AND HARE, THE AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER) is 68.
SFX Artist Howard Berger (DAY OF THE DEAD, EVIL DEAD II, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER, CHILD'S PLAY, PREDATOR, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, TREMORS, ARMY OF DARKNESS, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, SCREAM, THE NIGHT FLIER, SPAWN, SCREAM 2, PHANTOMS, THE FACULTY, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 2, THE HAUNTING [1999], THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL [1999], THE GREEN MILE, BATS, THE CELL, UNBREAKABLE, MULHOLLAND DR., GHOSTS OF MARS, CABIN FEVER, HULK, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, KILL BILL 1 & 2, SIN CITY, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR [2005], LAND OF THE DEAD, THE ISLAND, SERENITY, HOSTEL, THE HILLS HAVE EYES [2006], Masters of Horror: INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD, DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE, DANCE OF THE DEAD, PICK ME UP, SICK GIRL, THE FAIR HAIRED CHILD, HOMECOMING, VALERIE ON THE STAIRS, THE DAMNED THING, THE V-WORD, PRO-LIFE, THE SCREW FLY SOLUTION, RIGHT TO DIE, THE TRIPPER, PRIMEVAL, DEATH PROOF, PLANET TERROR, TRANSFORMERS, THE MIST, MIRRORS, THE UNBORN, DRAG ME TO HELL, THE FINAL DESTINATION, SURROGATES, THE BOOK OF ELI, PREDATORS, PIRANHA [2010], THE WALKING DEAD [TV], OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, ANNABELLE, LEGION [TV], ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, and way, way more!) is 59 or something.
Howard shares a December birthday with fellow KILL BILL alumni, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Lui, and Larry Bishop. Howard also shares a December birthday with fellow Masters of Horror alumni, Tony Todd and Mick Garris.
Look for Howard's 2021 Horror movie, LULLABY.
Actor Nicole de Boer (PROM NIGHT IV, BEYOND REALITY [TV], JUNGLEGROUND, CUBE, MISSION GENESIS [TV], THE DEAD ZONE [2002], Stephen King's THE DEAD ZONE [TV], TIES THAT BIND, NYC: TORNADO TERROR, SUCK, IRON INVADER, METAL TORNADO, SECRETS FROM HER PAST, MY MOTHER'S SECRET, HAVEN [TV], WHERE'S MY BABY?, CORRUPT) is 50.
Musician Peter Criss (KISS: PSYCHO CIRCUS. As Actor: KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK) who is 73.
There are very few who are more of a staple of Horror Thriller from Hong Kong than,
Director Ricky Lau (MR. VAMPIRE [all], PI LI DA LA BA, YOUNG MASTER VAMPIRE, JIANG SHI ZHOU YAO, GUI YAO GUI, DEMON INTRUDER, ROMANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, SUPER CAR CRIMINALS, MR. ZOMBIE, and way more) is 73.
Actor Ramon Rodriguez (DAYBREAK [TV], THE WIRE [TV], THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, BATTLE LOS ANGELES, IRON FIST [TV], THE DEFENDERS [TV]) is 40.
Writer, Director Eduardo Sánchez (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, ALTERED, SEVENTH MOON, PARA ABNORMAL, LOVELY MOLLY, EXISTS, SUPERNATURAL [TV], FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: The Series [TV], PORTALS) is 52.

SATURDAY -
Illusionist Criss Angel (MINDFREAK [TV], HECKLER, PHENOMENON [TV], TRICK'D UP [TV]) is 53.
Actor Jennifer Beals (THE BRIDE, VAMPIRE'S KISS, DOCTEUR M., TERROR STALKS THE CLASS REUNION [TV], INDECENCY, NIGHT OWL, DEAD ON SIGHT, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS, THE PROHECY II, THE SPREE, WITHOUT MALICE, AFTER THE STORM, RUNAWAY JURY, TROUBLED WATERS, THE GRUDGE 2, THE BOOK OF ELI, LIE TO ME [TV], WIDOW DETECTIVE, A WIFE'S NIGHTMARE, PROOF [TV], BEFORE I FALL, WHITE ORCHID, SWAMP THING [TV]) is 57.
Actor/Production Designer Jack Fisk (MESSIAH OF EVIL, TERMINAL ISLAND, CARRIE, ERASERHEAD, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, DEATH GAME, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, INVASION) is 75.
Actor/Director John Gulager (FEAST [all], PIRANHA 3DD, DANCES WITH WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIE NIGHT, HELLRAISER: JUDGEMENT, CHILDREN OF THE CORN: RUNAWAY) is 64.
Writer S.D. Hintz (THE OFFERING, BLOOD ORCHARD, VIGILANCE AND VENGEANCE, TALES FROM AN UNDERTAKER, STARVELINGS) is 45.
Actor Alyssa Milano (DOUBLE DRAGON, EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE, DEADLY SINS, POISON IVY II, FEAR, BODY COUNT, CHARMED [TV], PATHOLOGY, MISTRESSES) is 46.
Actor Kristy Swanson (DEADLY FRIEND, FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, HIGHWAY TO HELL, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, SOUL ASSASSIN, ZEBRA LOUNGE, SILENCE, FORBIDDEN SECRETS, THE BLACK HOLE [2006], LIVING DEATH, SWAMP SHARK, A MOTHER'S SACRIFICE, BAD STEPMOTHER, KILLER UNDER THE BED, MIMESIS NOSFERATU) is 50.

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DEC. 18

It's Friday's FRIDAY THE 13th Review!

No movie franchise in the history of cinema was ever reinvigorated by the 5th sequel ... but one!

Ken King reviews the best of the FRIDAY THE 13th franchise: FRIDAY THE 13th PART VI: JASON LIVES.

And -

4Digital Media Drops
THE VILLAGE IN THE WOODS

Plus -

A "Snyder-Cut" Restoration of EVENT HORIZON?!? OH, PLEASE!!!

My review of the original Theatrical release of EVENT HORIZON.

Also -

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Casper Van Dien (THE COLONY, NIGHT SCREAM, CASPER: A SPIRITED BEGINNING, STARSHIP TROOPERS, MODERN VAMPIRES, SHARK ATTACK, THE COLLECTORS, THE OMEGA CODE, THE TIME SHIFTERS, SLEEPY HOLLOW, PYTHON, ROAD RAGE, SANCTIMONY, SKELETON MAN, DRACULA 3000, PREMONITION, MELTDOWN, , THE CURSE OF KING TUT'S TOMB, SLAYER, STARSHIP TROOPERS 3, MASK OF THE NINJA, THE PACT, SHIVER, ASSUMED KILLER, HIGHER MISSION, FIRE TWISTER, SHARKTOPUS VS MERMANTULA, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, and more) is 52.
Look for Casper in the upcoming 2020 Thrillers, G-LOC and AAAH! ROACH!
Actor Katie Holmes (DISTURBING BEHAVIOR, TEACHING MRS. TINGLE, THE GIFT, PHONE BOOTH, ABANDON, BATMAN BEGINS, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, THE SON OF NO ONE, MISS MEADOWS) is 41.
Look for Katie in her upcoming 2020 Horror Thriller, BRAHMS: THE BOY.
Katie shares a December Birthday with her fellow DISTURBING BEHAVIOR alumni, Nick Stahl.
She also shares a December birthday with her fellow THE GIFT alumni, Giovanni Ribisi.
Writer / Director / Producer Steven Spielberg (NIGHT GALLERY [TV], DUEL [TV], SOMETHING EVIL [TV], SAVAGE [TV], JAWS, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK [all], POLTERGEIST, TWILIGHT ZONE: The Movie, JURASSIC PARK [all], SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, MINORITY REPORT, WAR OF THE WORLDS, MONSTER HOUSE, TRANSFORMERS, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, SUPER 8, COWBOYS AND ALIENS, FALLING SKIES [TV], TERRA NOVA [TV], THE RIVER [TV], MEN IN BLACK III, JURASSIC WORLD, and more) is 74.

Steven shares a December birthday with his WAR OF THE WORLDS actor, Miranda Otto.
Steven has announced the upcoming sequels, JURASSIC WORLD: CAMP CRETACEAOUS [TV], JURASSIC WORLD: ARCADIA, HALO [TV], WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT 2, UNTITLED INDIANA JONES, and GREMLINS 3.
ROBOPOCALYPSE enters its 10th year of pre-production with an anticipated release of 2020 come and gone. As of 2018, Steven Speilberg is out of the director's chair and his minion, Michael Bay (TRANSFORMERS), is still in. Screenplay is still by Drew Goddard (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], ANGEL [TV], ALIAS [TV], CLOVERFIELD, LOST [TV], THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, WORLD WAR Z, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE). It's now back down to "Announced" status.
After 13 years of pre-Production, Steven Speilberg has released the remake of WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE to signed Producer and director, Stephen Sommers (DEEP RISING) who takes the Producer's chair. It's also moved down to "Announced" status.
Oh, and for those Indie filmmakers who think life would be "so much easier" if they were only Steven Spielberg?
HA!
Just because you're successful movie billionaire like Steven Spielberg doesn't mean investors are throwing money at you.
So stop whining about who you Aren't and work on who You Want To Be!

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DEC. 17

CHRISTMAS HORRORS
Here Comes KRAMPUS

Read Ken King's review of Director Michael Dougherty (TRICK 'R TREAT)'s Christmas present, KRAMPUS.

And -

Magnolia Pictures Drops
A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Milla Jovovich (RESIDENT EVIL [all], HOUSE ON TURK STREET, ULTRAVIOLET, A PERFECT GETAWAY, THE FOURTH KIND, STONE, FACES IN THE CROWD, FUTUREWORLD [2018], HELLBOY [2019]) who is 45.
Look for Milla in this weekend's Horror Thriller for 2019, 2020 MONSTER HUNTER.
Actor Bill Pullman (THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, BRAIN DEAD [1990], LIEBESTRAUM, MALICE, CASPER, LOST HIGHWAY, THE END OF VIOLENCE, ZERO EFFECT, LAKE PLACID, THE GUILTY, 29 PALMS, THE GRUDGE [USA - 2004], REVELATIONS [TV], ALIEN AUTOPSY, SCARY MOVIE 4, SURVEILLANCE, THE KILLER INSIDE ME, PEACOCK, TORCHWOOD [TV], AMERICAN ULTRA, THE SINNER [TV], THE COLDEST GAME) is 66.
Bill shares a birthday with his LOST HIGHWAY alumni,
Actor Giovanni Ribisi (MIND RIPPER, THE GRAVE, LOST HIGHWAY, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, THE GIFT, BASIC, I LOVE YOUR WORK, SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, 10th & WOLF, THE DEAD GIRL, PERFECT STRANGER, AVATAR, COLUMBUS CIRCLE, SNEAKY PETE [TV], THE BAD BATCH) is 46.
Look for Giovani in all of the scheduled AVATARS 2 through 5 all currently being filmed at the same time.
Actor Sean Patrick Thomas (COURAGE UNDER FIRE, CONSPIRACY THEORY, CRUEL INTENTIONS, DRACULA 2000, HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION, BATMAN: MYSTERY OF THE BATWOMAN, THE BURROWERS [2007 - TV], THE BURROWERS, REAPER, RINGER [TV], MURDER ON THE 13TH FLOOR, THE SELECTION, DEEP IN THE DARKNESS, THE MURDER PACT, THE CURSE OF LA LLARONA, INFLUENCE) is 49.
Sean shares a December birthday with his DRACULA 2000 alumni, Christopher Plummer.

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DEC. 16

Happy Birthday, Dick!
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Though he's no longer with us (died March 2, 1982), Author Philip K. Dick left behind a treasure trove of vivid imagination. Here are just a few movies made from the works of Phil.

Blade RunnerBLADE RUNNER - 1982
Review by E. C. McMullen Jr.

Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER has such a long and convoluted history, that this is going to be an unusually long movie review.

Why? Because we've reached that moment in history where 1982's BLADE RUNNER is two movies, not one.

Read on.

Continued at BLADE RUNNER Review.


Total RecallTOTAL RECALL - 1990
Review by E. C. McMullen Jr.

Back in the late 1980's / early 90's Carolco came onto the scene with heavy investor interest and a stunning stable of good scripts (JACOB'S LADDER), and when the scripts weren't all that good, they had an impressive cast of actors and SFX people to carry it through.

Too bad the studio was so poorly managed. Now some of their finest films have been bought out by the likes of teeny tiny up and comers like Artisan Entertainment who, just recently, have made their voices heard.

Continued at TOTAL RECALL Review.

ImpostorIMPOSTOR - 2000
Review by Kelly Parks

Gary Fleder (KISS THE GIRLS) directed IMPOSTOR and the combined writing talents of Caroline Case, Ehren Kruger (SCREAM 3) and David Twohy (WARLOCK, PITCH BLACK, BELOW) produced the screenplay. The movie is based on a short story by Phillip K. Dick. Other movies based on Phillip K. Dick stories include BLADE RUNNER, TOTAL RECALL, and MINORITY REPORT.

Continued at IMPOSTOR Review.

 

Minority ReportMINORITY REPORT - 2002
Review by Kelly Parks

MINORITY REPORT is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (as were BLADE RUNNER, SCREAMERS, and TOTAL RECALL), was directed by the truly talented Steven Spielberg (JAWS, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, JURASSIC PARK, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK) and stars Tom Cruise (INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, VANILLA SKY) as John Anderton, a Washington D.C. detective in the year 2054. Spielberg reportedly consulted many experts in a variety of fields in order to portray a realistic future. We'll see.

Continued at MINORITY REPORT Review.

 

PaycheckPAYCHECK - 2003
Review by Kelly Parks

Dick is in. Phillip K. Dick, that is.

This troubled loner but brilliant science fiction writer, who died nearly penniless in 1982 at the age of fifty-three, is now a sought after source of screenplay ideas (much to the delight of his heirs). Movies based on his short stories include BLADE RUNNER, TOTAL RECALL, SCREAMERS, IMPOSTOR and MINORITY REPORT. If you've seen them then you know that two of those were really good movies, one was okay and the others sucked. Where does PAYCHECK fall in that range?

Continued at PAYCHECK Review.

The Adjustment BureauTHE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU - 2011
Review by Mark Worthen

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU is something rare in cinema these days: a good story artfully told. All too often, you see cool ideas with one or more forms of poor execution: a not-well-thought-out plot, poor production values, lousy acting.

This movie is artistic and interesting, and I can't stop watching it, because I haven't seen that combination since THE SIXTH SENSE. As a result, it has something that Nickelodeon so tersely calls "rewatchability." You see something new every time it's on the screen.

Continued at THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU Review.

And -

CHRISTMAS HORRORS
We're Going To Pay A Call On
THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Read E.C. McMullen Jr.'s review of THE ADDAMS FAMILY.

Plus -

HUMP DAY DUMPING ON
Them: "The EVIL DEAD 2013 reboot is the best of the EVIL DEAD movies so far!"

Me: "I'm glad you like it, but this is why you are So Wrong!"

When I broke down EVIL DEAD.

Also -

Alice Cooper's Creepy New Cover Song,
OUR LOVE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD

Wassmor -

QUICK BITE
Keanu Reeves Reveals Why He's So Often Drawn To Futuristic Projects Like The Matrix Or Cyberpunk 2077

By Adreon Patterson
Since breaking out as Ted Logan in 1989's Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Keanu Reeves has taken on a variety of roles over a 30-plus year of career. But as shown by his resume, he leans more into the science fiction and fantasy genres with films such as The Day the Earth Stood Still and A Scanner Darkly. Now, the actor breaks down why he is drawn to futuristic projects like The Matrix and Cyberpunk 2077.

Continued at Cinema Blend.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
We say goodby to
Actor Ben Cross (THE UNHOLY [1988], PAPERHOUSE, EYE OF THE WIDOW, NIGHTLIFE, DARK SHADOWS [TV - 1990], LIVE WIRE, LES AUDACIEUX, COLD SWEAT, THE HOUSE THAT MARY BOUGHT, HELLFIRE, TEMPTRESS, TURBULENCE, THE INVADER, EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING, ICON, S.S. DOOMTROOPER, WICKED LITTLE THINGS, SPECIES: THE AWAKENING, STAR TREK [2009], HELLHOUNDS, BLACK FOREST, BANSHEE [TV]) is 73.
In 2021, look for Ben's last known Horror Thriller movie, THE DEVIL'S LIGHT.
Actor Miranda Otto (THE 13TH FLOOR [1988], WHAT LIES BENEATH, CLOSE YOUR EYES, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING, IN MY FATHER'S DEN, WAR OF THE WORLDS [2005], IN HER SKIN, I AM YOU, I, FRANKENSTEIN, ANNABELLE: CREATION, ZOE, CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA [TV], THE SILENCE) is 53.
Writer James L. Tamarin (various short stories) is 48.

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DEC. 15

CHRISTMAS HORRORS
Has anyone looked in on THE CHILDREN (2008)?

We did. Read Ken King's review of THE CHILDREN.

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46 Years of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN!
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is now older than the oldest movies it lovingly mocked at the time of its release. What's more, Cloris Leachman and Mel Brooks are both 94 and ALIVE! ALIVE I tell you! ALIVE!

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer and Film maker Todd Tjersland (LEGION OF THE NIGHT, ANTI-HERO, THE NECRO FILES, FACES OF GORE [1 THRU 3], MISLED, NECRO FILES 2, MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS) is 50.
Visit Todd at ZombieNovel.com.
Actor Brendan Fletcher (CONTAGIOUS [TV], THE UNSAID, DE GROT, FREDDY VS. JASON, GINGER SNAPS: UNLEASHED, THE FINAL CUT, GINGER SNAPS BACK, TIDELAND, MOJAVE, ALONE IN THE DARK, MASTERS OF HORROR: THE DAMNED THING [TV], RAMPAGE, BLOODRAYNE II, OGRE, BLOODRAYNE III: THE THIRD REICH, BLUBBERELLA, 13 EERIE, THE KILLING [TV], SUDDENLY, ALTERGEIST, LOST SOLACE, iZOMBIE [TV], DISTORTED, OPEN 24 HOURS, NOMIS, ARROW [TV], SIREN [TV], and way more) is 39.
Look for Brendan in the 2021 Thriller, DANGEROUS. Also in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, ATTACK OF THE KILLER CHICKENS THE MOVIE.
Actor Ralph Ineson (FROM HELL, HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 1, HARRY POTTER AN THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 2, INTRUDERS, GAME OF THRONES [TV], GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, THE WITCH, ABSENTIA [TV], READY PLAYER ONE, THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE [TV, THE CAPTURE [TV], BRAHMS: THE BOY II) is 50.
Look for Ralph in the upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, THE GREEN KNIGHT. Also in 2020, 2021, THE LAST VICTIM, co-starring Ali Larter, Ron Perlman, and Kyle Schmid.

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DEC. 14

Christmas Horrors:
It Was 30 Years Ago Today -
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

Read my review, Feo Amante/ Edward Scissorhands.

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Dracula In Texas
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Passing through Tomball, Texas, tooling 30mph down Main Street, I just passed a railroad track when I saw a circle of food trucks in a parking lot and they were cooking and serving.

Well it was lunch time but I'd no interest in food trucks, until I noticed the yellow one was called DRACULA'S CHIMNEY CAKES.

Dracula Chimney Cakes

Now, how the hell am I supposed to just pass that up? First of all, I'm ME. Even so, If someone was selling Dracula's Tacos I'd have likely thought, 'Clever.' and drove on. But this was Dracula's Chimney Cakes.

What the hell is a Chimney Cake? And why did the proprietor feel it was so necessary to add, Transylvania, Romania to the sign?

Turns out the owner, Gabriel Toma, told me (of course I had to stop!), Chimney Cakes are a Romanian dessert treat, often served at weddings. But he added the twist of offering Chimney Cakes in both Sweet AND Savory. As I'm standing there talking to him, the delicious aroma from his truck fished my wallet from my pocket and before I knew what's what, I bought a sausage Chimney Cake.

If you should ever find the place, be prepared to wait a bit for your meal as this isn't fast food and every order really is baked fresh just for you.

Just as a pizza is nothing without the crust, Dracula's filling is nothing without the Chimney Cake. For my order, the crusty cheesy cake is the star and the sausage inside is just a sausage (good though it was). The price was reasonable, the food was delicious, and the next time I pass through Tomball around lunch time, I'm having another.

Check out Dracula's Chimney Cakes.

Read what Click2Houston said about it back in July!

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Azrael Paul Damien (CONVICT GRADE) is 41.
Writer Mike Korn (CONFESSIONS OF A GHOUL, SKIMMING THE GUMBO NUCLEAR, ALL THE MUTANT TRASH IN ALL THE GALAXIES, RACHMANINOFF'S GHOST) is 57.
Actor Ted Raimi (THE EVIL DEAD, BLOOD RAGE, STRYKER'S WAR, EVIL DEAD II, DARKMAN, CANDYMAN, ARMY OF DARKNESS, WISHMASTER, THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS, SPIDER-MAN [all], THE GRUDGE, MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN, Masters of Horror: THE DAMNED THING, MY NAME IS BRUCE, MILLENNIUM CRISES, THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, DRAG ME TO HELL, ANGEL OF DEATH, OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, MURDER OF A CAT, DARKNESS RISING, ASH VS THE EVIL DEAD [TV], DEADWAX [TV]) is 55.

SFX Artist Kevin Quattro (THE JACKYL, ROUGHNECKS: THE STARSHIP TROOPER CHRONICLES [TV], BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], ANGEL [TV], FIREFLY [TV], BATTLESTAR GALACTICA [TV-2003], SERENITY, THE INVASION, CSI [TV], TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNER CHRONICLES [TV], THE INVASION, FALLING SKIES [TV], LOVE [2011], ATLAS SHRUGGED II, BSG: BLOOD AND CHROME) is 47.
Writer Jeff Strand (SINGLE WHITE PSYCHOPATH SEEKS SAME, GRAVEROBBERS WANTED, THE SINISTER MR. CORPSE, PRESSURE, BENJAMIN'S PARASITE, and more) is 49.
Actor Dee Wallace (THE STEPFORD WIVES, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, THE HOWLING, CUJO, CRITTERS, SHADOW PLAY, POPCORN, ALLIGATOR II, TEMPTRESS, THE FRIGHTENERS, DEADLY DELUSIONS, KILLER INSTINCT, OUT OF THE BLACK, DEAD END ROAD, BOO!, SCAR, ABOMINABLE, VOODOO MOON, THE PLAGUE, THE LOST, LITTLE RED DEVIL, THE STALKER WITHIN, THE OCEAN, THE I SCREAM MAN, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, STEM CELL, RAVEN, THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, THE RAIN, CAGE FREE, SEBASTIAN, POUND OF FLESH, FUZZ TRACK CITY, EXIT HUMANITY, THE LORDS OF SALEM, BEYOND, GRAND PIANO, HANSEL & GRETEL, UNHALLOWED, ALIENS FROM URANUS, HANSEL & GRETEL 2013, ROBO CROC, GRIMM [TV], HAUNTING OF CELLBLOCK 11, 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, ZK: ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD, THE WHISPERS, RED CHRISTMAS, IMPURATUS, DEATH HOUSE, AYLA, OUIJA HOUSE, BEYOND THE SKY, THREE FROM HELL, and way more) is 72.
Look for Dee in the 2019, 2020, 2021 Horror, BITS.

SUNDAY -
Writer Brett McBean (THE LAST MOTEL, THE MOTHER, TORMENT, TALES OF SIN AND MADNESS) is 42.
Actor Tanya van Graan (STARSHIP TROOPERS: MARAUDER, MAD COW, LOST BOYS: THE THIRST, DEATH RACE 2, DEATH RACE: INFERNO, ZULU, DIE SPOOK VAN UNIONDALE, DEADLY LEAKS [all], 24 HOURS TO LIVE, THE DATING GAME KILLER, TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL, DEAD IN THE WATER, CRITTERS ATTACK!, RAISED BY WOLVES [TV], THE EMPTY MAN) is 37.
Actor Charlotte Milchard (SUNSTROKE, MINDFLESH, THE FOURTH KIND) is 43.
Actor Christopher Plummer (TRIPLE CROSS, THE NIGHT OF GENERALS, THE HIGH COMMISSIONER, THE PYX, THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, CONDUCT UNBECOMING, THE ASSIGNMENT, THE DISAPPEARANCE, EYEWITNESS, THE AMATEUR, PROTOTYPE, DREAMSCAPE, ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE, LIGHTYEARS, VAMPIRE IN VENICE, SHADOW DANCING, MINDFIELD, RED BLOODED AMERICAN GIRL, FIREHEAD, MONEY, LIAR'S EDGE, WOLF, DOLORES CLAIRBORNE, TWELVE MONKEYS, SKELETONS, THE CLOWN AT MIDNIGHT, HIDDEN AGENDA, THE INSIDER, POSSESSED, DRACULA 2000, COLD CREEK MANOR, INSIDE MAN, 9, PRIEST, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, THE FORGER, REMEMBER, HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM, HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE [all], KNIVES OUT, over 180 titles in all!) is 91.
Writer Norman Prentiss (FOUR LEGS IN THE MORNING, INVISIBLE FENCES) who is 60 or something.

SATURDAY -
Actor Mädchen Amick (THE BORROWERS, TWIN PEAKS [TV], SLEEPWALKERS, TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, DREAM LOVER, LOVE, CHEAT & STEAL, WOUNDED, BOMBSHELL, TWIST OF FATE, THE HUNTED, THE LIST, THE HANGMAN [2001], THE RATS [2002], GLOBAL EFFECT, LIES AND DECEPTION, MY OWN WORST ENEMY [TV], DAMAGES [TV], PRIEST, TWIN PEAKS: THE MISSING PIECES, THE WITCHES OF EAST END [TV], AMERICAN HORROR STORY [TV], TWIN PEAKS [TV - 2017], RIVERDALE [TV]) is 50.
Actor Jennifer Connelly (PHENOMENA, LABYRINTH, MULHOLLAND FALLS, DARK CITY, WAKING THE DEAD, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, HULK, DARK WATER, RESERVATION ROAD, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL [2008], 9, SALVATION BOULEVARD, WINTER'S TALE, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, SNOWPIERCER The Series [TV]) is 50.
Writer Howard Hopkins (NIGHT DEMONS, GRIMM, THE DARK RIDERS, PISTOLERO, SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE CROSSOVER CASEBOOK, THE GRAY NEMESIS, THE NIGHTMARE CLUB, THE SPIDER: JUDGEMENT NIGHT) is 57.
He's been acting since 1977, but it wasn't until 2003 that his career took a turn for Horror Thriller. We happily embraced him right back. Happy Birthday to -
Actor Bill Nighy (THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA [1989], UNDERWORLD [all], SHAUN OF THE DEAD, ENDURING LOVE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST, HOT FUZZ, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END, VALKYRIE, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 1, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 2, WRATH OF THE TITANS, TOTAL RECALL [2012], I, FRANKENSTEIN, THE WORLD'S END, THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM, Agatha Christie's ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE, CASTLEVANIA [TV]) is 71.
Bill Nighy shares a December Birthday month with his UNDERWORLD alumni, Composer Paul Haslinger.
Writer, Director J.A. Steel (VERTEX, SALVATION, DENIZEN, BLOOD FARE, DENIZEN: DESCENT [TV]) is 50.

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DEC. 11

Friday's FRIDAY THE 13th Review: PART V

Read Ken King's review of FRIDAY THE 13th: PART V: A NEW BEGINNING.

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First Tommy "Tiny" Lister and Now I Just Discovered That Richard Corben Died This Month
First I heard the bad news about my Galactic President and now I learn of the creator of DEN. 2020 is going out just as miserable as it came in.

Richard Corben, 1940-2020

Corben Memorial at Heavy Metal.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Ben Browder (A KISS BEFORE DYING, MARTIAN LAW, THE SKY'S ON FIRE, FARSCAPE [TV], FARSCAPE: THE PEACEKEEPER WARS, A KILLER WITHIIN, STARGATE SG-1 [TV], STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH, STARGATE: CONTINUUM, BAD KIDS GO TO HELL, DEAD STILL, BAD KIDS OF CRESTVIEW ACADEMY, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2, HOAX, BEING) is 58.
Actor Lynda Day George (FEAR NO EVIL, DEATH AMONG FRIENDS, DAY OF THE ANIMALS, ANTS, CRUISE INTO TERROR, BEYOND EVIL, PIECES, MORTUARY) is 76.
Music Performer, Composer Paul Haslinger (MIRACLE MILE, SPAWN, PITCH BLACK, RED PLANET, THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, MINORITY REPORT, LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER, UNDERWORLD, CRANK, TURISTAS, UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION, VACANCY, PROM NIGHT (2008), DEATH RACE (2008), UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS, AFTER.LIFE, DEATH RACE 2, UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD [TV], THE MESSENGERS [TV], RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, WILDING, RIDE, THE PERFECTION) is 57.
Look for Paul's 2021 Mystery, THE OTHER ME.
And, with an expected release date of December 18, 2020, the Horror Thriller, MONSTER HUNTER, based on the Capcom game and written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, starring Milla Jovovich (obviously).

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DEC. 10

CHRISTMAS HORRORS
Who let the Mad Scientist out?

Ken King went out of his merry mind with mirth over

Read the review of A CADAVER CHRISTMAS.

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DeepStar SixHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Monique Gata Dupree (POT ZOMBIES, BACHELOR PARTY IN THE BUNGALOW OF THE DAMNED, SKELETON KEY 2, TIMO ROSE'S BEAST, HEAVY MENTAL, ZOMBTHOLOGY, CAGED LESBOS A-GO-GO, BIKINI BLOOD BATH CHRISTMAS, THE HORROR VAULT 3, SPIRIT, SATAN HATES YOU, POST MORTEM AMERICA 2021, DEAD WOMAN'S HOLLOW, SKELETON KEY 3, THE CHAINSAW SALLY SHOW SEASON 2, NO STRINGS 2, LITTLE BIG BOY, PLAN 9, THE CREIGHTONVILLE TERROR, SHERIFF TOM VS. THE ZOMBIES, SEX, BLOOD, AND FAIRY TALES, SICKNESS, SHAKESPEARE SH*TSTORM, DEATH CARE and more) is 46.
Actor Nia Peeples (DEEPSTAR SIX, IMPROPER CONDUCT, DEADLOCKED: ESCAPE FROM ZONE 14, MR. STITCH, TERMINAL [1996], BLOODHOUNDS II, ALONE WITH A STRANGER, INSIDE OUT [2005], CONNOR'S WAR, BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES [2011], WEREWOLF: THE BEAST AMONG US, DARK DESIRE, 23 MINUTES TO SUNRISE, LAVALANTULA, MNEMOSYNE) is 59.
Actor Xavier Samuel (THE LOVED ONES, ROAD KILL, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, ANONYMOUS, BAIT, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2, PLUSH, FRANKENSTEIN [2015], THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM, BAD BLOOD [2017]) is 32.

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DEC. 9

HUMP DAY DUMPING ON
Them: "AVATAR is the best Science Fiction movie ever!"

Me: "I'm glad you like it, but this is why you're Wrong."

I breakdown James Cameron's AVATAR.

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Maybe, Just Maybe, CYBERPUNK 2077 Will be the First True Interactive Hybrid of Feature Film and Game

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A Christmas CarolCHRISTMAS HORRORS:
A CHRISTMAS CAROL

by
Charles Dickens
Dec. 1843

STAVE ONE.
MARLEY'S GHOST.

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise? Scrooge and he were partners for I don't know how many years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain.

Continued at Gutenberg.org.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Michael Dorn (DEMON SEED, GARGOYLES [TV], STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT, STAR TREK: NEMESIS, THE PROPHET'S GAME, SHADOW HOURS, SHADE, DESCENT [TV], DANNY PHANTOM [TV], A.I. ASSAULT, FALLEN ANGELS, NIGHT SKIES, THE DEEP BELOW, STRANGE FRAME, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES [TV - 2012 - 2017], ARROW [TV], MAN FROM EARTH: HOLOCENE, UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!) is 67.
Look for Michael's 2019, 2020, 2021 Thriller, AGENT II.
Actor Jesse Metcalf (INSANITARIUM, BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT, THE TORTURED, CHASE [TV], HARD TO KILL, COVER ME, MARTHA'S VINEYARD MYSTERIES: A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE) is 41.

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DEC. 8

CHRISTMAS HORRORS:
It's like a retro The Mandalorian. Except the Gremlin isn't as cute and is way more deadly. Also the Mandalorian is named Billy and he's keeping it from Grandfather.

Read my review of GREMLINS.

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4Digital Media Drops
THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Make-up Artist Rick Baker (IT'S ALIVE, SQUIRM, KING KONG [1976], THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, THE FURY, THE HOWLING, THE FUNHOUSE, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, VIDEODROME, SOMETHING IS OUT THERE [TV], GREMLINS 2, WOLF, ED WOOD, THE FRIGHTENERS, MEN IN BLACK, MODERN VAMPIRES, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG [1998], PLANET OF THE APES [2001], MEN IN BLACK II, THE RING, HELLBOY, CURSED, THE RING II, X-MEN III, THE WOLFMAN, MEN IN BLACK 3, TRON: LEGACY, MALEFICENT, Damon Packard's TALES BEYOND MADNESS, and way more) who is 70.
Actor Dominic Monaghan (HOSTILE WATERS [TV], THE LORD OF THE RINGS [all], LOST [TV], I SELL THE DEAD, FLASH FORWARD [TV], THE DAY, THE MILLIONAIRE TOUR, THE UNKNOWN [TV], PET, QUANTUM BREAK [TV], ATOMICA, A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE, MUTE, BITE CLUB [TV], RADIOFLASH) is 44.
Look for Dominic in the 2021 Thriller, LAST LOOKS.
Dominic shares a birthday with fellow LOST alumni,
Actor Ian Somerhalder (PULSE, THE LOST SAMARITAN, FIREBALL, LOST [TV], THE VAMPIRE DIARIES [TV], THE ANOMALY, V-WARS [TV]) is 42.
Actor Mary Woronov (KEMEK, SUGAR COOKIES, "SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT", SEIZURE, DEATH RACE 2000, JACKSON COUNTY JAIL, EATING RAOUL, NIGHT OF THE COMET, THE MOVIE HOUSE MASSACRE, HELLHOLE, TERRORVISION, CHOPPING MALL, WARLOCK, THE HALFWAY HOUSE, FROG-G-G!, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, and far more) is 77.

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CHRISTMAS HORRORS:
Holiday Fear and Cheer with our review of -

Read the review of FATMAN by Ken King.

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QUICK BITES
Yes the Aliens are deadly, but they're also Festive!

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Keanu Reeves Already Subtly Confirmed Fans' Suspicion of How Neo Returns in 'The Matrix 4'
Robert Yaniz Jr.
Ever since The Matrix 4 was announced, fans have been wondering how the new film will build on the series. In particular, the new movie will feature the return of characters who died in the previous films. Star Keanu Reeves already claimed the movie will not be a prequel of some kind, leaving fans further confused. But the actor actually revealed more than he intended to.

Continued at Cheat Sheet.

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Peter Jackson explains the changes he made for Lord of the Rings' 4K edition
By Matt Patches
A new Blu-ray set updates the nearly 20-year-old trilogy

Continued at Polygon.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Shiri Appleby (THE KILLING TIME, THE BITE, THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR, ROSWELL [TV], SWIMFAN, THE SKIN HORSE, UNDERTOW, THRILL OF THE KILL, THE KILLING FLOOR, UNSTABLE, THE DEVIL'S CANDY) is 42.
Actor Emily Browning (GHOST SHIP, DARKNESS FALLS, LEMONY SNICKET'S: A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, THE UNINVITED, SUCKER PUNCH, MAGIC MAGIC, PLUSH, AMERICAN GODS [TV]) is 32.
Actor Jennifer Carpenter (LETHAL EVICTION, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, DEXTER [TV], QUARANTINE, SEEKING JUSTICE, THE FACTORY, GONE, THE FACTORY, THE DEVIL'S HAND, THE ENEMY WITHIN [TV]) is 41.
Jennifer shares a December birthday with her GONE alumni, Amanda Seyfried.
Writer, Actor, Director Adam Gierasch (ASYLUM, SPIDERS, CROCODILE, PANIC, DERAILED, RATS, TOOLBOX MURDERS, THE HOLLOW, MORTUARY, MOTHER OF TEARS, AUTOPSY, ROMAN, RED SANDS, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, FERTILE GROUND, FRACTURED, BIG ASS SPIDER!, EXTREMITY, HE KNOWS YOUR EVERY MOVE) is 60 or something.
Look for Adam in the 2021 Thriller, ISOLATION.
Actor C. Thomas Howell (THE HITCHER, TREACHEROUS, DARK REFLECTION, PAYBACK, KINDRED: THE EMBRACED [TV], PURE DANGER, ASYLUM DAYS, NURSIE, NET GAMES, THE HITCHER II, THE LOST ANGEL, THE HILLSIDE STRANGLER, A KILLER WITHIN, H.G. WELL'S WAR OF THE WORLDS, GLASS TRAP, TOXIC, THE THIRST: BLOOD WAR, HOME INVASION, RESTITUTION, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, WEDDING DAY, MoniKa, THE DEVIL'S DOZEN, AN AMISH MURDER, BIGFOOT WARS, GRIMM [TV], THE SIN SEER, BLOOD LUST, ATTACK OF THE KILLER DONUTS, THE SHADOW PEOPLE, SICK PEOPLE, OUTCAST [TV], STICHERS [TV], THE PUNISHER [TV], BEAST MODE, and more) is 54.
Look for Cooter Thomas in the 2021 Thriller, THE WRONG PATH.

Dead SnowSUNDAY -
Visual Effects Artist Richard Edlund (THE MANITOU, THE CHINA SYNDROME, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, POLTERGEIST, GHOSTBUSTERS, FRIGHT NIGHT, POLTERGEIST II, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, THE MONSTER SQUAD, GHOST, ALIEN3, SPECIES, THE STEPFORD WIVES [2004], ANAMORPH, BULLET TO THE HEAD) who is 80.
Actor Ryan Kennedy (CATEGORY 6: DAY OF DESTRUCTION, SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM, THE INVISIBLE, WHISTLER, OGRE [2008], STORM CELL, POISON IVY: THE SECRET SOCIETY, ICE TWISTERS, SUPER HYBRID, EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE, DEFIANCE [TV], FOR ALL MANKIND [TV]) is 38.
Actor Colin Salmon (TOMORROW NEVER DIES, IMMORTALITY, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, RESIDENT EVIL, DIE ANOTHER DAY, THE STATEMENT, FREEZE FRAME, AVP: ALIEN VS PREDATOR, SEA OF SOULS [TV], HEX [TV], CREDO, PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE, EXAM, ANNIHILATION EARTH, K, DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, STALKER, MOVING TARGET, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION, ARROW [TV], LONDON HAS FALLEN, KRYPTON [TV], MORTAL ENGINES, DEATHSTROKE KNIGHTS AND DRAGONS: THE MOVIE) is 58.
Look for Salmon in the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Mystery, RAPTURE. And in 2021, THE DEVIL'S LIGHT, ZONE 414,
Actor C.J. Thomason (TRANSFORMERS, HARPER'S ISLAND [TV], SUTURES, HUSK, THE MONKEY'S PAW, AFTERMATH) is 38.
Writer, Director Tommy Wirkola (DEAD SNOW, KURT JOSEF WAGLE OG LEGENDEN OM FJORDHEKSA, HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD) is 41.
Look for Tommy's 2021 Thriller, THE TRIP.

SATURDAY -
Actor Amy Acker (THE ACCIDENT, GROOM LAKE, ANGEL [TV], ALIAS [TV], A NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE, DOLLHOUSE [TV], HAPPY TOWN [TV], THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, PERSON OF INTEREST [TV], THE GIFTED [TV]) is 44.
Actor Amara Zaragoza aka Tamara Feldman (HATCHET, PERFECT STRANGER, SOMETHING'S WRONG IN KANSAS, REZ BOMB, ECHELON CONSPIRACY, ALYCE, A WOMAN CALLED JOB, STRANGE ANGEL [TV]) is 40.
Writer, Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (INTACTO, 28 WEEKS LATER, INTRUDERS, PROTOTYPE) is 53.
Actor Lisa Marie (ED WOOD, MARS ATTACKS!, SLEEPY HOLLOW, PLANET OF THE APES [2001], SILENT NIGHT [2012], THE LORDS OF SALEM, WE ARE STILL HERE, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, DOMINION) is 52.
Actor Nick Stahl (DEAD RUN [TV], DISTURBING BEHAVIOR, TABOO, BOOKIES, TERMINATOR 3, CARNIVÁLE [TV], SIN CITY, QUID PRO QUO, THE CHAMELEON, KALAMITY, DEAD AWAKE, MIRRORS 2, ON THE INSIDE, THE SPEED OF THOUGHT) is 41.
Look for his upcoming 2020 Horror Thriller, HUNTER HUNTER. And in 2021, WHAT JOSIAH SAW.

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Friday Review: FRIDAY THE 13th Part 3 3D
By Ken King

Read our review of FRIDAY THE 13th Part 3 3D.

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CHRISTMAS HORRORS:
My Friends, I'm Afraid I must Warn You...

"There'll be Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of the Glories of Christmases Long, Long Ago."
- Edward Pola and George Wyle

E.C. McMullen Jr.'s CHRISTMAS IN NEBRASKA
Image from Giphy Media.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Producer, Director producer Mick Garris (CRITTERS 2, THE FLY II, SHE-WOLF OF LONDON [TV], PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING, SLEEPWALKERS, HOCUS POCUS, THE STAND [TV], THE SHINING [TV], QUICKSILVER HIGHWAY, HOST [1998], RIDING THE BULLET, DESPERATION, MASTERS OF HORROR [TV], Masters of Horror: VALERIE ON THE STAIRS, GHOST CAT, POST MORTEM [TV], FEAR ITSELF [TV], POST MORTEM [TV]) is 69.
Visit Mick at PostMortem Podcast.
Mick shares a birthday with Masters of Horror alumni, Tony Todd.
Writer, Director, Producer Álex de la Iglesia (ACCION MUTANTE, THE DAY OF THE BEAST, PERDITA DURANGO, MUERTOS DE RISA, LA COMMUNIDAD, THE PERFECT CRIME, 6 FILMS TO KEEP YOU AWAKE: THE BABY'S ROOM, THE OXFORD MURDERS, THE LAST CIRCUS, WITCHING AND BITCHING, EL BAR) is 56.
Look for Álex's upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, VENECIAFRENIA.
Zombie Model and artist, Raven MaClean (KITTEN KOFFIN ZOMBIES Calenda) is 45.
Writer and feoamante alumni Harry Shannon (BAD SEED, NIGHT OF THE BEAST, NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF, THE PRESSURE OF DARKNESS, and Book and Movie, DEAD AND GONE) is 72.
Check him out at Harry Shannon.com.
Actor Tony Todd (SLEEPWALK, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD [1990], VOODOO DAWN [1991], CANDYMAN [all], THE CROW, THEM [1996], SABOTAGE, STIR, WISHMASTER, SHADOW BUILDER, THE PANDORA PROJECT, FINAL DESTINATION [all], SILENCE, SCARECROW SLAYER, MURDER-SET-PIECES, HEART OF THE BEHOLDER, HOUSE OF GRIMM, CONTROL FACTOR, THE PROPHECY: FORSAKEN, SHADOW: DEAD RIOT, MINOTAUR, HATCHET, THE ABSCENCE OF LIGHT, THE EDEN FORMULA, Masters of Horror: VALERIE ON THE STAIRS, CHICAGO MASSACRE: RICHARD SPECK, SHADOW PUPPETS, iMURDERS, DARK REEL, BRYAN LOVES YOU, NITE TALES: THE MOVIE, BLOOD WARS, DEAD IN LOVE, VAMPIRE IN VEGAS, 24 [TV], PENANCE, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, THE GRAVES, SPLATTER [TV], THE QUIET ONES, JACK THE REAPER, CUT, BEG, SUSHI GIRL, TRANSFORMERS PRIME [TV], DEAD OF NITE, DISCIPLES, DUST OF WAR, ARMY OF THE DAMNED, SCREAM AT THE DEVIL, VANish, LIVE-EVIL, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: ORIGINS 3D, CANDY CORN) is 66.
Look for Tony in the upcoming 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021Horror Thriller REQUIEM. Also in 2020, 2021, STOKER HILLS, REALM OF SHADOWS, and CANDYMAN [2021].

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Pinhead smiles

QUICK BITES
Clive Barker Regains U.S. Hellraiser Rights After Court Battle

By Ryan Scott
Clive Barker has prevailed in court and will be in control of the Hellraiser rights in the U.S. beginning in 2021.

Continued at MovieWeb.

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Mad Max's Hugh Keays-Byrne was an actor of visceral, wall-rattling force and underrated talent
By Luke Buckmaster
Keays-Byrne, who died this week, will be remembered for his gnarly performances as Toecutter and Immortan Joe, but every role he took was a revelation

Continued at The Guardian.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Brendan Fraser (THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON, GODS AND MONSTERS, THE MUMMY [1999], THE MUMMY RETURNS, JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR, BREAKOUT [2013], CONDOR [TV], THE POISON ROSE, DOOM PATROL [TV]) is 52.
Look for Brendan in the upcoming 2019, , 2021 Thriller, BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF NIGHT. Also in 2021, NO SUDDEN MOVES.
Actor Daryl Hannah (THE FURY, BLADE RUNNER, THE FINAL TERROR, HIGH SPIRITS, ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN, THE TIE THAT BINDS, THE GINGERBREAD MAN, ADDAMS FAMILY REUNION, REAR WINDOW [1998], HIDE AND SEEK aka CORD, DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA, FIRST TARGET, THE BIG EMPTY, KILL BILL 1 & 2, SILVER CITY, LOVE IS THE DRUG, FINAL DAYS OF PLANET EARTH, VICE, SHARK SWARM, THE CYCLE, DARK HONEYMOON, A CLOSED BOOK, BLIND REVENGE, ELDORADO, ZOMBIE NIGHT, AWAKEN [2015], SICILIAN VAMPIRE, SENSE8 [TV]) is 60.
Look for Daryl in the 2021 Thriller, THE AMERICAN CONNECTION.
Hannah shares a December birthday with KILL BILL alumni, Lucy Lui and Larry Bishop.
Actor Julianne Moore (sLAUGHTERHOUSE II, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, CAST A DEADLY SPELL, THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, BODY OF EVIDENCE, THE FUGITIVE, SAFE, THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK, PSYCHO [1998], HANNIBAL, EVOLUTION, THE FORGOTTEN, FREEDOMLAND, CHILDREN OF MEN, NEXT, BLINDNESS, CHLOE, SHELTER, CARRIE [2013], NON-STOP, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Part 1 & 2, SEVENTH SON, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE) who is 60.
Look for Julianne in the upcoming 2020, 2021 Thriller, THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW. Also in 2021, LISEY'S STORY [TV]
Fear not, metal fans. His real name is not Ozzy so his birth name was never Oswald. Happy Birthday to
Musician Ozzy Osbourne (band BLACK SABBATH: Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath. OZZY: Blizzard of Ozz, Bark At The Moon, Ultimate Sin. Soundtracks: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ZOMBIE JA KUMMITUSJUNA, HELLRAISER III, GHOST RIDER, IRON MAN, Actor: TRICK OR TREAT, GHOSTBUSTERS [2016]) is 70.
Actor Amanda Seyfried (VERONICA MARS [TV], SOLSTICE, JENNIFER'S BODY, CHLOE, RED RIDING HOOD, IN TIME, GONE, TWIN PEAKS [TV - 2017], FIRST REFORMED, ANON, SCOOB, YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT) is 35.
Look for Amanda's upcoming Horror Thriller for 2020, 2021 THINGS HEARD AND SEEN, and SCOOB!

Jennifer's Body

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Remember him... Witness him...

Hugh Keays-Byrne

Actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, famous for embodying his roles from Toe Cutter in MAD MAX to Immortan Joe in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, died today.

More at THR.

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AC/DC Gives Official Music Video Recognition to FORTNITE: NEXUS WAR

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HUMP DAY DUMPING ON -
Them: "I think CHILDREN OF THE CORN is a Horror movie Classic and the Best of the series!"

Me: "I'm glad you like it but, Great Fucking Cthulhu is that ever a low bar!"

My review of the 1984 miscarriage, CHILDREN OF THE CORN.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Alfred Enoch (HARRY POTTER [all]), HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER [TV]) is 32.
Actor Lucy Lui (CITY OF INDUSTRY, FLYPAPER, PAYBACK, TRUE CRIME, BALLISTIC: Ecks vs. Sever, CYPHER, KILL BILL: Vol. 1, KILL BILL Vol. 2, RISE: BLOOD HUNTER, AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION, THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, FUTUREWORLD, ELEMENTARY [TV]) is 51.
Lucy shares a December birthday with fellow KILL BILL alumni, Larry Bishop.
Writer Ray Garton (WARLOCK, INVADERS FROM MARS: A NOVEL, IN A DARK PLACE: THE STORY OF A TRUE HAUNTING, ALL THAT GLITTERS [Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series #12], THE SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: RAVANNA, LOT LIZARDS, ZOMBIE LOVE, SEX AND VIOLENCE IN HOLLYWOOD) is 58.
Actor Keith Szarabajka (SIMON, WARNING SIGN, MEMORIES OF MANON, THE EQUALIZER [TV], 3X3 EYES [TV], Stephen King's GOLDEN YEARS, UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS, THE COLONY [TV], AAAHH!!! REAL MONSTERS [TV], GRIM FANDANGO [VG], ESCAPE FROM MONKEY ISLAND, MAX STEEL [TV], ANGEL [TV], GOTHIC 3 [VG], GUILD WARS: NIGHTFALL [VG], THE DARK KNIGHT, DEAD SPACE: DOWNFALL, DARKSIDERS [VG], MASS EFFECT 2 [VG], BIOSHOCK 2 [VG], COLD CASE [TV], TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, BIOSHOCK 3 [VG], HALO 4 MOVIE, SUPERNATURAL [TV], over 265 acting credits and more on the way!) is 68.

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QUICK BITES
Remember that time we all got infected?
A High School Reunion with JENNIFER'S BODY
by Ken King

Movie Review of JENNIFER'S BODY.

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DevilDriver's Dez Fafara: My Life In 10 Songs
"...it's the weirdest thing that the song that launched us is one we've never played live."

Full article at Metal Hammer.

Flashback: A Look at Coal Chamber's breakout album, CHAMBER MUSIC.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Nestor Carbonell (THE TICK, KILLER MOVIE, THE DARK KNIGHT, LOST [TV], RINGER [TV], THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, DIRECTOR'S CUT, BATES MOTEL [TV], MIDNIGHT TEXAS [TV]) is 54.
Writer, Musician, and Feo Amante Alumni, Ryan Harding (PARTNERS IN CHYME w/Ed Lee, Music: YKOF) who is 40.
Writer Gina Osnovich (SCARS) is 43.
Actor Treat Williams (FLASHPOINT, ECHOES IN THE DARKNESS, DEAD HEAT, VAULT OF HORROR I, IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL, MULHOLLAND FALLS, DEEP RISING, THE CIRCLE, SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, VENOMOUS, THE CIRCLE, THE HIDEOUT, MASKERADE, EVE OF DESTRUCTION, and more) is 70.

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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).

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