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MARCH 18

Death MachineHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Lily Collins (PRIEST, ABDUCTION, MIRROR MIRROR, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES) is 30.
Look for Lily's upcoming 2019 Thriller, INHERITANCE.
Today's Birthday boy had an early role with Jack Nicholson (THE SHINING, WOLF), Scatman Crothers (THE SHINING, DEADLY EYES), and Michael Berryman (DEADLY BLESSING, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS). Not a bad ensemble for a movie that was almost, but not quite Horror. The film I'm talking about is One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, and the person I'm talking about is
Actor Brad Douriff (EYES OF LAURA MARS, BLUE VELVET, CHILD'S PLAY [all], THE EXORCIST III, HIDDEN AGENDA, GRAVEYARD SHIFT, DEATH MACHINE, ALIEN: Resurrection, URBAN LEGEND, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Two Towers, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN, BORN OF EARTH, JUNKYARD DOG, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2, DEATH AND CREMATION, FADING OF THE CRIES, LAST KIND WORDS, BLOOD SHOT, PRIEST, END OF THE WORLD, GINGERCLOWN, CURSE OF CHUCKY, AVARICE, MALIGNANT, THE CONTROL GROUP, THE WILDING [2016], WILDING [2018], AMERICAN DREAM) who is 69.
Actor Sophia Myles (GUEST HOUSE PARADISO, FROM HELL, UNDERWORLD, OUT OF BOUNDS, UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION, MOONLIGHT [TV], DRACULA [TV], OUTLANDER, MI-5 [TV], GALLOWS HILL, BLACKWOOD, THE DAMNED [2014], TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, BLACKWOOD, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES [TV]) is 39.

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Actor Mark Boone Jr. (BORN IN FLAMES, FILM HOUSE FEVER, FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCE, FEVER, THE PAINT JOB, SE7EN, THE GAME, HACK [1997], John Carpenter's VAMPIRES, I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, MEMENTO, ORDINARY MADNESS, DEAD BIRDS, FRANKENFISH, SAWTOOTH, BATMAN BEGINS, THE LEGEND OF LUCY KEYES, WRISTCUTTERS: A LOVE STORY, UNKNOWN, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, THE DONNER PARTY, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN II, GHOST HOUSE, AMERICAN SATAN) is 64.
Look for Mark in the upcoming 2019 Thriller, BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON.
Actor John Boyega (BECOMING HUMAN [TV 2011 - 2012], ATTACK THE BLOCK, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY [TV], MAJOR LAZER [TV], THE CIRCLE, PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING, WATERSHIP DOWN [TV]) is 27.
Actor Gina Holden (FANTASTIC FOUR [2005], FINAL DESTINATION 3, DA VINCI'S CITY HALL [TV], THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT 2, AVPR: ALIENS VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM, BLOOD TIES [TV], FLASH GORDON [TV], MESSAGES DELETED, SCREAMERS: THE HUNTING, HARPER'S ISLAND [TV], MYSTERIOUS ISLAND [2010], SAW 3D: THE FINAL CHAPTER, SAND SHARKS, R.L. STINE'S THE HAUNTING HOUR [TV], THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT [2012], SINK HOLE, DRACANO, AVALANCHE SHARKS, DOOMED PLANET, THE EXORCISM OF MOLLY HARTLEY, CRADLE OF LIES, SECRETS IN THE ATTIC, ) is 42.
Actor Kurt Russell (THE DEADLY TOWER, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, John Carpenter's THE THING, SILKWOOD, THE MEAN SEASON, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, UNLAWFUL ENTRY, STARGATE, EXECUTIVE DECISION, ESCAPE FROM L.A., BREAKDOWN, SOLDIER, VANILLA SKY, DARK BLUE, POSEIDON, DEATH PROOF, BONE TOMAHAWK, THE HATEFUL EIGHT, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2) is 68.
Actor Gary Sinise (THE STAND [TV], THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, ALBINO ALLIGATOR, RANSOM, SNAKE EYES, THE GREEN MILE, MISSION TO MARS, IMPOSTOR, THE HUMAN STAIN, THE FORGOTTEN, CSI: NY [TV]) is 62.
Venom in ImaxSATURDAY -
Actor Victor Garber (MONKEYS IN THE ATTIC, GRAND LARCENY, THE FIRST CIRCLE, WOMAN ON TRIAL: THE LAWRENCIA BEMBENEK STORY, EXOTICA, KLEPTOMANIA, HOSTILE ADVANCES: THE KERRY ELLISON STORY, INVISIBLE CHILD, LOVE AND MURDER, DEADLY APPEARANCES, THE WANDERING SOUL MURDERS, A COLDER KIND OF DEATH, TORSO: THE EVELYN DICK STORY, HOME ROOM, ALIAS [TV], ReGENESIS [TV], JUSTICE [TV], DAMAGES [TV], THE LAST TEMPLAR [TV], ICE QUAKE, EVERYTHING SHE EVER WANTED [TV], THE ENTITLED, DECEPTION [TV], I'LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN, THE HUNTERS, CONSUMED, SELF/LESS, VIXEN: THE MOVIE, THE FLASH [TV], LEGENDS OF TOMORROW [TV]) is 70.
Actor Sienna Guillory (THE LAST MINUTE, SUPERSTITION, RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE, MARPLE: A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED, SILENCE BECOMES YOU, VIRTUALITY, PERFECT LIFE, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE, THE LIST, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION, BEING AMERICAN, THE WICKED WITHIN, ABDUCT, HIGH-RISE, DON'T HANG UP, FORTITUDE [TV]) is 44.
Look for Sienna's upcoming Thriller for 2019, CRYSTAL'S SHADOW.
Writer, Artist Todd McFarlane (VENOM [Comic], SPAWN [Comic], SPAWN [TV], SPAWN [Graphic Novel], SPAWN [Movie], VENOM) is 58.
Actor Joseph Pilato (DAWN OF THE DEAD, EFFECTS, DAY OF THE DEAD, ALIENATOR, THE EVIL INSIDE ME, PULP FICTION, FATAL PASSION, THE DEMOLITIONIST, SNAKE SKIN JACKET, WISHMASTER, VISIONS, THE LAST SEDUCTION II, DIGIMON: DIGITAL MONSTERS [TV], THE GHOULS [2003], SOMEONE'S KNOCKING AT THE DOOR, THE BLACK BOX, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: DARKEST DAWN, PARASITES, THE CHAIR, SHHHH) is 70.
Writer Amanda Stevens (THE DOLLMAKER, THE DEVIL'S FOOTPRINTS) is way, way old! Visit her at Amanda Stevens.
Director Gore Verbinski (THE RING, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END) is 54.

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MARCH 15

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'Alien' 40th Anniversary Shorts Bring Back the Xenomorph Once Again

By Michael Nordine
The xenomorph is now 40 years old — or at least it would be if Sigourney Weaver hadn't blasted it out of the airlock. "Alien" is celebrating its 40th anniversary all the same, marking the occasion with a suite of short films that will start screening at fan conventions this week before officially premiering on May 3.

Continued at Indiewire.

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VideodromeHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Director / Actor David Cronenberg (SHIVERS aka THEY CAME FROM WITHIN, RABID, THE BROOD, SCANNERS, VIDEODROME, THE FLY, THE DEAD ZONE, DEAD RINGERS, eXistenZ, SPIDER, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, EASTERN PROMISES, A DANGEROUS METHOD) is 76.
Writer Christopher Fulbright (SOMETIMES WOMEN ARE SO COLD, THE COMES THE CHILD*, BLOOD COVERN*, WHEN IT RAINS AND OTHER WRECKAGE, OF WOLF AND MAN - *w/Angeline Hawkes, THE BONE TREE) is 59.
Writer Heather Graham (HAUNTED, PICTURE ME DEAD, IN THE DARK, PRESENCE, IF LOOKS COULD KILL, KILLLING KELLY, GHOST WALK, THE VISION, THE DEAD ROOM, THE SEANCE, DEADLY NIGHT, NIGHTWALKER, UNHALLOWED GROUND, PHANTOM EVIL, and way more) is 59.
Director Renny Harlan (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4, DIE HARD 2, DEEP BLUE SEA, MINDHUNTERS, EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING, THE COVENANT, THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT aka DEVIL'S PASS) is 60.
Actor Kellan Lutz (GHOSTS OF GOLDFIELD, PROM NIGHT [2008], TWILIGHT [all], THE FORGOTTEN ONES, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET [2010], ARENA, IMMORTALS, MONEY, THE OSIRIS CHILD, 7 GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB) is 34.
Horror writer and editor, Eunice Magill (Former columnist for Dark Wisdom magazine) is 58.
SFX Make-Up Artist Gregory Nicotero (DAY OF THE DEAD [1985], EVIL DEAD 2, PHANTASM II, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: THE DREAM CHILD, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, MISERY, ARMY OF DARKNESS, NEW NIGHTMARE, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, THE WALKING DEAD [1995], GALAXIS, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN [all], SCREAM, SPAWN, THE NIGHT FLIER, SCREAM 2, PHANTOMS, THE FACULTY, THE HAUNTING [1999], HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL [1999], THE GREEN MILE, THE CELL, UNBREAKABLE, MULHOLLAND DR., GHOSTS OF MARS, MINORITY REPORT, KILL BILL [all], EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING, SIN CITY, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR [2005], LAND OF THE DEAD, THE ISLAND, SERENITY, HOSTEL, THE HILLS HAVE EYES [2006], PRIMEVAL, MASTERS OF HORROR [all], GRINDHOUSE, TRANSFORMERS, PLANET TERROR, DIARY OF THE DEAD, THE MIST, MIRRORS, THE UNBORN, DRAG ME TO HELL, SURROGATES, SPLICE, THE BOOK OF ELI, THE LAST EXORCISM, PREDATORS, PIRANHA [2010], THE WALKING DEAD [TV], CAPTIVE STATE) is 56.

Horror Artist Sam Shearon (Album covers include GODHEAD, STATIC-X, ROB ZOMBIE: HELLBILLY DELUXE 2) is 41. Visit him at SamShearon.com.
Musician/Actor Dee Snider (Band: TWISTED SISTER. Movies: STRANGELAND, DEEPWATER, THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK, MOTORCITY, HOLLISTON [TV]) is 64.

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MARCH 14

FailureHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Michael Caine (THE IPCRESS FILE, FUNERAL IN BERLIN, BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN, THE MAGUS, GET CARTER, SLEUTH, THE BLACK WINDMILL, PEEPER, THE EAGLE HAS LANDED, THE SWARM, THE ISLAND [1980], DRESSED TO KILL, THE HAND, DEATHTRAP, THE JIGSAW MAN, THE FOURTH PROTOCOL, THE WHISTLE BLOWER, JAWS: THE REVENGE, WITHOUT A CLUE, A SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM, BLUE ICE, ON DEADLY GROUND, BLOOD AND WINE, QUILLS, GET CARTER [2000], THE QUIET AMERICAN, QUICKSAND, THE STATEMENT, BATMAN BEGINS, CHILDREN OF MEN, THE PRESTIGE, FLAW, LESS, SLEUTH [2007], THE DARK KNIGHT, HARRY BROWN, INCEPTION, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, NOW YOU SEE ME, ELIZA GRAVES, INTERSTELLAR, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, THE LAST WITCH HUNTER) is 86.
Writer John Everson (CAGE OF BONES AND OTHER DEADLY OBSESSIONS, VIGILANTES OF LOVE, FAILURE, COVENANT, SINS OF THE SIRENS [EDITOR], SACRIFICE, THE 13TH) is 53.
Actor Daniel Gillies (NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU, SPIDER-MAN 2, TRESPASSING, Masters of Horror: DREAM CRUISE, CAPTIVITY, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES [TV], THE ORIGINALS [TV]) is 43.
Daniel shares his birthday with THE VAMPIRE DIARIES alumni, Writer Kevin Williamson.
Actor Mercedes McNab (ADDAMS FAMILY, ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES, THE FANTASTIC FOUR [1994], BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], ANGEL [TV], HATCHET, VIPERS, XII, DARK REEL, THIRST, MEDIUM RAW: NIGHT OF THE WOLF, HATCHET II) is 39.
Writer Kevin Williamson (SCREAM [all], I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, THE FACULTY, TEACHING MRS. TINGLE, GLORY DAYS [TV], CURSED, HIDDEN PALMS [TV], THE VAMPIRE DIARIES [TV], THE FOLLOWING [TV], TIME AFTER TIME [TV], TELL ME A STORY [TV]) is 53.

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