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These are archived news items, many of them linked outside of this website.
Eventually the links may not work. Everything's Eventual.

FEB. 26

Director Brett Eisner's THE CRAZIES is 11 Today!

You've never seen it? This is why you should! Read E.C. McMullen Jr.'s review of Brett Eisner's THE CRAZIES.

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HAPPY 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 36.
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 2021 Horror Thriller release of, THE KNOCKING.
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 46.
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 68.
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 35.
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 44.
Look for James' upcoming 2020 2021 Horror Thrillers, SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW, MALIGNANT, THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE, ARCHIVE 81 [TV].
Read my interview with James Wan and Leigh Whannell.

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FEB. 25

Zack Snyder Returns to His Zombie Roots with ARMY OF THE DEAD

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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], LEGACIES [TV]) is 54.
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 55.
Look for Carey's upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, DON'T WORRY DARLING.
Actor Gerran Howell (YOUNG DRACULA [TV], THE SPARTICLE MYSTERY [TV], THE SONG OF NAMES) is 25.
Look for Gerran's late 2021 Thriller, SUSPICION [TV].
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 66.
Neill shares a February birthday with GRETA alumni, Chloë Grace Moretz.
Look for Neill's 2021 Thriller, RIVIERA [TV].
Actor James Phelps (HARRY POTTER [all], WARD 3, PATCHWORK, CADIA: THE WORLD WITHIN) is 35.
Actor Oliver Phelps (HARRY POTTER [all]) is 35.
Look for James and Oliver in the upcoming Horror Thriller for 2020, 2021, ONE LAST 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

Director Miranda Nation's UNDERTOW finally comes to US

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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 55 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, TROUBLE SLEEPING, GHOSTS OF WAR, and more) is 55.
Look for Billy's 2020, 2021 Thriller, HELLBLAZERS. Also 2021, THE BELIEVER.

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FEB. 23

These Movies Were Released On This Day In 2007

ABANDONED -

THE NUMBER 23 -

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
ME! Horror writer / WebCeb / Film Maker E.C.McMullen Jr. aka Feo Amante (Feo Amante's Horror Thriller. Writer [featured in the following magazines, anthologies, and collections]: 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, A BITE BETWEEN SISTERS
) is 60.
Visit E.C. at MeWe, Stage32.com, and Twitter.com.
Writer Dwight L. MacPhearson (Writer / Creator: EDGAR ALLEN POO) is 44.
Horror Artist / Writer Nate Southard (DRIVE, Brian Keene's FEAR, A TRIP TO RUNDBERG) is 44 today.

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FEB. 22

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Horror Artist Eddie Allen is 60 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, THE VANISHED [2020], HUNTER'S MOON, BREACH) is 52.
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 2021 Horror Thrillers, WARNING and SLAYERS.
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 39.
Look for Dichen in the upcoming 2021 Thriller, SEVERANCE [TV], and in 2022, JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION.
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 62.

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Actor Ashley Greene (OTIS, TWILIGHT [all], SUMMER'S BLOOD, THE APPARITION, KRISTY, BURYING THE EX, URGE) is 32.
Look for Ashley in the 2020, 2021 Thriller, AFTERMATH.
Writer and Feo Amante alumni, Nicholas Kaufmann (JACK HARINGA MUST DIE w/Anthology, CHASING THE DRAGON w/Erik Mohr) is 60 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 52.
Writer Chuck Palahniuk (FIGHT CLUB, INVISIBLE MONSTERS, SURVIVOR, HAUNTED, RANT, SNUFF, PYGMY, DAMNED) who is 59.
Visit Chuck's official ChuckPalahniuk.net.
Actor/ Writer/ Director Jordan Peele (GET OUT, US, TWILIGHT ZONE [TV - 2019]) is 42.
Look for Jordan's upcoming 2019 2020, 2021 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, ETERNAL CODE, STAR LIGHT, GETAWAY, PENANCE LANE) is 32.
Look for Scout's upcoming 2019, 2020, 2021 Horror Thriller movies, ROOM 9, COVEN THE LONG NIGHT, EDGE OF INSANITY, THE CHARIOT, MODEL HOUSE, CAPTIVE, and AN INTRUSION.

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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, YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT, THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE HUNT, NOCTURNE, THE CRAFT) is 52.
Look for Jason's upcoming Horror Thrillers for 2021, .
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 43.
Writer, Actor Joel Hodgson (Creator: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000) is 60.

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FEB. 19

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Millie Bobby Brown (INTRUDERS [TV], STRANGER THINGS [TV], GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS) is 17.
Look for Millie in the 2020, 2021 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, SHADOW AND BONE [TV]) is 30.

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FEB. 18

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Denise Dumars (LOVECRAFT SLEPT HERE, LETTING IN THE DARK) is 56.
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, BOJANGLES) is 55.
Gigi shares a February Birthday with her PHANTASM IV and BUBBA HO-TEP boss, Don Coscarelli.
We say a final goodbye to
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) who would have been 58 today.
Look for Julie's 2021 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, THE FANATIC) is 67.

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FEB. 17

HAPPY 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], 6 UNDERGROUND, SONGBIRD) is 57.
Look for Michael's upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, A QUIET PLACE II.
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 55.
Writer, Director, Actor Alejandro Jodorowsky (Comics: L'INCAL Trilogy, BORGIA
Movies: EL TOPO, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, TUSK, SANTA SANGRE, RITUAL: A PSYCHOMAGIC STORY
) is 92.
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 51.
Look for Dominic in the upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, BLOOD RED SKY.

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FEB. 16

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer Allyson Bird (BULL RUNNING FOR GIRLS, WINE AND RANK POISON, ISIS UNBOUND, Editor: NEVER AGAIN) is 60 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 52.
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, WANDA VISION [TV]) is 32.
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 60.
Writer Nina Wright (WHISKEY Mattimoe Mysteries, SENSITIVE) is 60 or something.

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FEB. 15

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
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, THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS [TV]) is 33.
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 67.
Horror Writer Paul Kane (ALONE, TOUCHING THE FLAME, FUNNY BONES, SIGNS OF LIFE, SHADOW WRITERS) is 48.
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 50.
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 38.
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 71.
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 48.

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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 56.
Zach shares a February birthday with fellow CYBORG 3 alumni, Joe Estevez.
Look for Zach in the upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, BAD CANDY. Also in 2021, PREACHER SIX.
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 29.
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 45.
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], INHERITANCE, TRUTH SEEKERS [TV]) is 51.
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 41.
Mindy shares a February birthday with fellow ABADDON alumni, Joe Estevez.
Actor Meg Tilly (PSYCHO II, ONE DARK NIGHT, IMPULSE, AGNES OF GOD, MASQUERADE, CARMILLA, BODY SNATCHERS, CAPRICA, ANTIBIRTH) is 61.

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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 51.
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 APPEARING, 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 75.
Look for Joe in the upcoming 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Horror Thriller, ABADDON.
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 53.
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, AMIGO) is 49.

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FEB. 12

It's Friday's FRIDAY THE 13th movie review!

Horror writer Ken King, the Fan Behind the Mask, reviews the last FRIDAY THE 13th for the past 11 years.

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HAPPY 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.

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], DEAD VOICES, BROIL) is 54.
Look for busy Lochlyn in the 2020, 2021Horror Mystery Thrillers, DEMBANGER THE INITIATION. Also in 2020, 2021, THE COLOR ROSE THE SINNERS, DWELLER. Also COSMIC SIN and APEX.
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, CODE 8, CLARICE [TV]) 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 GRAVE: VENGEANCE IS MINE, MOONTRAP: TARGET EARTHWOMAN ON THE RUNALL LIGHT WILL END, POINT DEFIANCE, REVENGE FOR DADDY) 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], PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS [TV]) is 38.
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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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer James Cheetham (FADE TO PALE, THE BEEKEEPER, SEASONS OF THE BRITTLE HARVEST) is 50.
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], SHADOW IN THE CLOUD) is 24.
Look for Chloë in the upcoming 2021 Horror movie, UNTITLED ADDAMS FAMILY SEQUEL. Also in 2021, MOTHER/ANDROID.
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 68.

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FEB. 9

The Checkered Demon III

RIP'n For S. CLAY WILSON
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Few people have done as much to both challenge and protect the 1st Amendment than Underground cartoonist and artist, S. Clay Wilson. His Comix, as he often refered to them, confronted the morals of blue-nosed repressors on both "Wings" of the political spectrum, daring them to do something about it and intent on making his bombastic work so offensive that his loudest critics would cry.

None of which would have worked or had meaning if he wasn't such a damn good storyteller, plumbing the depths of human flaws and villainy, and an artistic genius of intricate brilliance. Offensive? Of course. He was also hilarious!

The sexual, brutal violence of his stories blended effortlessly with his art: work that was so complex it compelled you to look at it as you strained your eyes and flexed your brain to figure out exactly what the hell was going on in each frame. Wilson attracted and repelled you in equal measure and he loved his unique talent.

Possibly attacked on the street on November 1, 2008, as he returned from a friend's house, Steve Clay was found by anon Good Samaritans, as he lay unconscious in the street, face down in the rain. After a time in coma Wilson eventually returned but, according to his wife, Lorraine,
'Once he began to speak again we realized he hadn't just “awakened” to resume life as it had been before.'

Popular cartoons from South Park to RICK AND MORTY, trace their edgy humor back to Wilson. He lived as one of the greatest Horror cartoonists the genre has ever known.

There are people more eloquent than I, and they have their stories to tell,

SClayWilsonTrust

The Comics Journal

Lambiek

A special thanks to Bob Burden (THE FLAMING CARROT) for dropping me an email this morning and letting me know.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Writer, Producer, Director Fede Alvarez (!ATAQUE DE PANICO!, 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.
Look for Fede's producer work on the upcoming Horror Thrillers for 2021, DON'T BREATHE SEQUEL and the troubled production of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is now in post and with a catchy new billing on IMDb, "Another sequel to the original, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre."
Actor Tom Hiddleston (WALLANDER [TV], THOR [all], THE AVENGERS [all], ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, HIGH-RISE, CRIMSON PEAK, THE NIGHT MANAGER, KONG: SKULL ISLAND) is 40.
Look for Tom in the upcoming 2021 Thriller mini-series, LOKI.
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], THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR [TV], A BABYSITTER'S GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING, AMERICAN GODS [TV]) is 60 or something.

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FEB. 8

Monday With The KING

Read Ken King's review of KONG: SKULL ISLAND.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
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 72.
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 65.
Actor Anna Hutchison (CABIN IN THE WOODS, DRIVER FROM HELL, WRONG SWIPE, SPLITTING IMAGE, ENCOUNTER, KILLER REPUTATION, SECRETS AT THE LAKE) is 34.
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.

SUNDAY -
Writer, Director, Actor Alejandro Jodorowsky (Comics: L'INCAL Trilogy, BORGIA
Movies: EL TOPO, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, TUSK, SANTA SANGRE, RITUAL: A PSYCHOMAGIC STORY
) is 92.
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 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTON, THE BLACKLIST [TV]) is 61.
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 48.
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, SECRETS IN THE WATER) is 42.
Look for Cerina's upcoming Horror Thriller for ... who knows when? BRING ME THE HEAD OF LANCE HENRIKSEN is now in its... what? 12th 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 36.
Deborah shares a February birthday month with her TRUE BLOOD alumni, Dane DeHaan.

SATURDAY -
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 35.
Look for Dane in the 2021 release of LISEY'S STORY [TV].
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 51.
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 75.
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], TENET) is 44.

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FEB. 5

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

Horror writer Ken King, The Fan Behind the Mask, brings his review of JASON X.

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Hitting the Streams this Feb. 9 from ArtSploitation - HAPPY TIMES

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAY 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

Denise Gossett of Shriekfest and Feo Amante

Shriekfest Is a MovieMaker Top Genre Fest of 2021!
By Denise Gossett
LOS ANGELES, Feb 4, 2021 — MovieMaker Magazine, the magazine for moviemakers and movie lovers, has named SHRIEKFEST as one of the World's 50 Best Genre Fests of 2021. Thanks to a deeply entrenched panel of genre experts, this annual list is MovieMaker's most thorough collection of genre festivals yet, covering 40 cities, six continents and 16 countries.

Here is a link to the full list:

moviemaker.com/best-genre-festivals-2021

MovieMaker elicited the help this year of film producer Alok Mishra, whose horror hit 1BR scored the coveted No. 1 spot on Netflix earlier this fall. He assembled a team of cross-genre experts who drew on their extensive experiences and insights into festivals worldwide.

Festival Director, Denise Gossett says "I am so honored to be recognized on this list with so many amazing festivals". Thank you to the entire panel and MovieMaker magazine"!

"Alok and our panelists' lovingly assembled list includes films from a wide range of genres, from horror to fantasy to science fiction, and they recommended so many deserving festivals that we expanded the list to 50 for the first time," said MovieMaker editor-in-chief Tim Molloy.

The panel consisted of genre experts including filmmakers, programmers, and more: Rakefet Abergel, Heather Buckley, Justin Cook, Bryan Glick, David Gregory, Stacy Pippi Hammon, Jay Kay, Nicole McControversy, Joshua Millican, Peter Phok and Miguel Rodriguez.

Shriekfest is currently celebrating it's 20th/21st year and will announce our new dates soon! For more information Shriekfest.com.

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Today David Cronenberg's VIDEODROME Is Old Enough To Be Your 38-year old Dad!

Does the old guy still "have it"? Read my review of David Cronenberg's VIDEODROME.

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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 73.
Actor Jenette Goldstein (ALIENS, NEAR DARK, THE PRESIDIO, TERMINATOR 2, STAR TREK: GENERATIONS, CLOCKSTOPPERS, AUTOPSY) is 60.

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IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS is 25 Today!

Read Paul Wargelin's review of John Carpenter's IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
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 46.
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, JJ VILLARD'S FAIRY TALES) is 51 today.
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 70.
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 62.
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 74.

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FEB. 1

It's just another MANDY Monday!

Read E.C. McMullen's review of MANDY.

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QUICK BITES -
The KeepRights Revert!

By E.C. McMullen Jr.
NYT Best Selling author, F. Paul Wilson announced the following today in eMail!

"Two years ago I filed for recapture the US film rights to The Keep. (The law allows this after 35 years.) Today they revert to me. We still have a few hurdles to clear before we can get started on a remake, but we already have multiple offers from producers and directors. I think you share my hope that we will finally be able to see a film that resembles the novel in more than just the title.  Watch this space for further developments."

This is terrific news! Michael Mann is a great director who has created solid gold cinema with kick ass movies like THIEF, MANHUNTER, COLLATERAL, and pretty much everything he attempts except Horror. Micheal can't write or direct a Horror movie for shit.

But that's okay because Micheal makes awesome Crime Thrillers. That's his thing and he rocks at it.

But the movie version of F. Paul Wilson's THE KEEP is a dose of Nyquil when you're sick with the flu. It doesn't cure your illness but at least it puts you to sleep. And that's the nicest thing I can say about Micheal Mann's adaptation of F. Paul Wilson's THE KEEP.

I am so stoked to see a decent adaptation of F. Paul Wilson's THE KEEP in theaters in the near future! So much so that I'm just going to put contemplating suicide on the back burner and try to live long enough to see this movie!

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The MatrixIs The Title for THE MATRIX 4 released?
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
THE MATRIX has two Live-Action sequels, RELOADED and REVOLUTIONS. Are we staying with the "R" trend? Will the third sequel be THE MATRIX: REQUIEM?

How about, THE MATRIX RETURNS?
THE MATRIX: RETALIATION?
MATRIX: THE REVENGE?
MATRIX: THE RISE OF AGENT SMITH?

Hoo! The anticipation has got me giddy! Are you giddy?

Well, okay, I'm not that giddy.

Story at IGN.

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Is CLOVERFIELD Getting A Sequel?
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Hey! We loved the Shaky cam hysterics of 2008's CLOVERFIELD! The fact that the whole movie was shot at less than 2K on 1080i (Panasonic AG-HSC1U) and 1080p (Panasonic AG-HVX200), as well as more professional Panavision Genesis HD Camera, Sony CineAlta F23, Thomson VIPER FilmStream Camera, all maxing out at around 12 megapixels with the largest sensor at SUper35mm size (the Panavision Genesis HD Camera).

For perspective, your 2020 SmartPhone can probably record better quality and sound.

Your 4K 20+ megapixel 1 inch sensor camera (Panasonic FZ2500, Sony RX10 IV), can definitely get better image and sound.

But all that is academic in the face of the Plethora of GODZILLA and KONG movies inundating the market, which overwhelmed even Guillermo Del Toro's PACIFIC RIM and its sequel.

I'm sure as hell not telling anyone NOT to do it, but looking at the half-hearted CLOVERFIELD offshoot movies that wandered down the road since, Bad Robot really needs to bring its A-Game.

More about that sequel from CinemaBlend.

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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, SHADOWPLAY [TV]) is 50.
Look for Michael's upcoming 2021 Thriller series, DEXTER EPISODE 9.1. Also in 2021, JOHN AND THE HOLE.
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, SECRETS IN THE WATER, ) is 52.
Look for Brian's expected 2020, 2021 Horror Thriller release of THE WINDIGO. Also in 2021, HOMESTEAD
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 42.

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Actor Patricia Velasquez (BEOWULF, THE MUMMY [1999], FACADE, THE MUMMY RETURNS, MINDHUNTERS, ALMIGHTY THOR, SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER [VG], THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA) is 50.
Look for Patricia in the upcoming 2021 Thriller, BRUT FORCE.

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Actor Christian Bale (AMERICAN PSYCHO, REIGN OF FIRE, EQUILIBRIUM, THE MACHINIST, BATMAN BEGINS, THE PRESTIGE, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT, TERMINATOR: SALVATION, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, OUT OF THE FURNACE) is 44.
lLook for Christian in the upcoming Thriller, THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER.
Actor Eiza Gonzalez (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN [TV], PARADISE HILLS, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, BLOODSHOT) is 30.
Look for Eliza in the upcoming 2021 Horror Thriller, GODZILLA vs. KONG.

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