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JAN. 22

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Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster

Boris Karloff as the Creature

Boris Karloff Documentary 'Man Behind The Monster' to Mark 'Frankenstein' Anniversary
By Linsey Ford
Variety magazine has the Exclusive!

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Linda Blair (THE EXORCIST, EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC, SUMMER OF FEAR, HELL NIGHT, RED HEAT [1985], GROTESQUE, WITCHERY, MOVING TARGET, BAD BLOOD, BEDROOM EYES II, THE CHILLING, REPOSSESSED, DEAD SLEEP, FATAL BOND, SORCERESS [1995], MONSTER MAKERS, ALL IS NORMAL, LANDFILL) is 61.

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JAN. 21

Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING In The News
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Damn! It looks like Stephen King is going to spend the rest of his life regretting Kubrick's version of his novel. I hope Steve likes crying all the way to the bank.

And speaking of banks...

Prosecutor's use of Jack Nicholson photo from 'The Shining' was prejudicial error, top state court rules
By Debra Cassens Weiss
The New Jersey Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a bank robber because the prosecutor used a photo of actor Jack Nicholson's "Here's Johnny" moment in the 1980 movie The Shining during closing arguments.

Continued at ABAJournal.

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HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor John DeSantis (THE 13th WARRIOR, THE NEW ADDAMS FAMILY [TV], THIR13EN GHOSTS [2001], BLOODSUCKERS, Masters of Horror: INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD, BLADE: THE SERIES [TV], THE HOLE [2009], STAN HELSING, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS, MUTANT WORLD, FALLING SKIES [TV], DEAD RISING 4 [VG], SUPERNATURAL [TV], VAN HELSING [TV], A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS [TV]) is 44.
SFX Artist / Producer Harvey Lowry (BLADE, IDLE HANDS, HANNIBAL, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, I AM LEGEND, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, TRAILER PARK OF TERROR, WATCHMEN, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT, DANCE NIGHT OBSESSION, CASSIDY WAY, THE MORTICIAN, ASOMATOUS, THE MALIBU TAPES, GOTHIC HARVEST) is 51.
Look for Harvey's upcoming Thriller for 2020, 2021, BLOOD PAGEANT.
Harvey shares a January birthday month with BLOOD PAGEANT alumni, David Chokachi.
Actor Izabella Miko (THE FORSAKEN, MINIMAL KNOWLEDGE, THE SHORE, THE HOUSE OF USHER, DARK STREETS, FAKE IDENTITY, CLASH OF THE TITANS, AGE OF HEROES, THE RAKE) who is 40.
Writer, Director David F. Sandberg (LIGHTS OUT, ANNABELLE: CREATION) is 40.
David's first feature film began as the eponymous titled short film, LIGHTS OUT.
Actor Boo Boo Stewart (SKELETON MAN, 666: THE CHILD, DANTE'S COVE [TV], THE LAST SENTINEL, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, DARK GAMES, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2, HANSEL & GRETEL: WARRIORS OF WITCHCRAFT, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, HE NEVER DIED, TALES OF HALLOWEEN, DOMINION, AMERICAN SATAN, JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS [TV]) is 27.
Boo Boo shares a January birthday with fellow TWILIGHT SAGA alumni, Daniel Cudmore.
Look for Boo Boo in the 2021 Horror, THOSE WHO WALK AWAY. Also in 2021, PARADISE CITY [TV].

HERE WEAR ONE OF MINE

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JAN. 20

HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Actor Tom Baker (THE CANTERBURY TALES [1972], THE VAULT OF HORROR, FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY, THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, THE MUTATIONS, THE CURSE OF KING TUT'S TOMB, DOCTOR WHO [TV], SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE HOUNDS OF BASKERVILLES [TV - 1982], BACKTIME, DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS, AGATHA CHRISTIE MARPLE: TOWARDS ZERO) is 85.
Actor Daniel Cudmore (X2, ALONE IN THE DARK, X-MEN III: THE LAST STAND, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, REVOLUTION, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1, RITES OF PASSAGE, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2, HALO 4: FORWARD UNTO DAWN, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, DEVIL IN THE DARK, SIREN [TV]) is 39.
Daniel shares a January birthday with PERCY JACKSON alumni, Logan Lerman.
Actor Lorenzo Lamas (DETOUR TO TERROR, FLESH AND THE DEVIL, CIA CODE NAME: ALEXA, MASK OF DEATH, TERMINAL JUSTICE, BLACK DAWN, UNDERCURRENT, THE IMMORTAL [TV], THE PARADISE VIRUS, DARK WATERS, DEEP EVIL, RAPTOR ISLAND, SCI-FIGHTER, ALIEN 3000, BLOOD ANGELS, SUCCUBUS: HELL BENT, and way more) is 62.
Actor Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe (SANCTIMONY, CHILDREN OF THE CORN: REVELATION, INSOMNIA, BLOOD ANGELS, Masters of Horror: PICK ME UP, FINAL DESTINATION 3, SCARY MOVIE 4, SNAKES ON A PLANE, BLACK CHRISTMAS [2006], WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END, YETI: CURSE OF THE SNOW DEMON, THE BOY NEXT DOOR, KILLER MOUNTAIN, A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE, PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD [TV], SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED [TV]) is 39.
Writer/Director David Lynch (ERASERHEAD, THE ELEPHANT MAN, DUNE, BLUE VELVET, TWIN PEAKS [TV], LOST HIGHWAY, MULHOLLAND DR., INLAND EMPIRE, TWIN PEAKS [TV - 2018]) who is 73.
Musician Paul Stanley (Band: KISS. Albums: PSYCHO CIRCUS. Movies: KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK) is 68.

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JAN. 19

TREMORS Turns 30!
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
This weird and wonderful movie.

I saw it twice at the full price theaters and when it hit the 2nd run movie houses, my friends and I spent the day watching it and blowing our cash eating theater popcorn and nachos. Living in Arizona then, the characters all seemed like people we knew and the creatures felt "What If?" plausible.

Read Kelly Parks review of TREMORS.

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FROM DUSK TILL DAWN Is 25!

Read E.C. McMullen Jr.'s review of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN.

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The Tomb of LigeiaHAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
I don't usually give Happy Birthdays to dead people, but dead people rarely have a career this active for so long after their death!
Writer Edgar Allen Poe (Movies: THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM [1913], A BARGAIN WITH SATAN, THE LUNATICS, THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE [1914], ISLE OF OBLIVION, EERIE TALES, THE LIVING DEAD [1932], BUCKET OF BLOOD [1932], THE CRIME OF DOCTOR CRESPI, THE TELL-TALE HEART [1939], THE BLACK CAT [1941], THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER [1949], PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE, HOUSE OF USHER [1960], THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM [1961], TALES OF TERROR, THE TOMB OF LIGEIA, THE RAVEN [1963], CITY IN THE SEA, MASTER OF HORROR [1965], THE BLACK CAT [1966], HOUSE OF EVIL, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, THE OBLONG BOX, AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLEN POE, MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE [1971], LEGEND OF HORROR, ONE MINUTE BEFORE DEATH, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER [1979], THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER [1981], ZOMBIE 5 [1982], THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE [1986], THE HOUSE OF USHER [1989], MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH [1989], TWO EVIL EYES [1990], THE HAUNTING OF MORELLA, [1990], BURIED ALIVE, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM [1991], HAUNTING FEAR, TALE OF A VAMPIRE, THE MUMMY LIVES, MORELLA [1999], HATRED OF A MINUTE [2002], ALONE, LUNACY, THE RAVEN [2006], THE RAVEN [2007], THE TOMB [2009], THE RAVEN [2012], REQUIEM FOR THE DAMNED, TERROIR, LIGEIA [2013], FEAR THE CROOKED CORPSE, STONEHEARST ASYLUM, CREEPERS [2014], EDGAR ALLEN POE'S LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER, THE TELL-TALE HEART [2016]).
Look for Edgar's upcoming Horror Thrillers - 25 released or started in 2020 alone!
How could I NOT give the crumbling remains of Edgar Allen Poe a Happy Birthday?
Actor Tippi Hedren (THE BIRDS, MARNIE, TIGER BY THE TAIL, ROAR, IN THE COLD OF THE NIGHT, PACIFIC HEIGHTS, INEVITABLE GRACE, I WOKE UP EARLY THE DAY I DIED, BREAK UP, MIND RAGE, DEAD WRITE, HER MORBID DESIRES, THE GHOST AND THE WHALE, SOMETHING HORRIBLE) is 85.
Actor Logan Lerman (THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, THE NUMBER 23, GAMER, PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTENING THIEF, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, NOAH) is 27.
Logan shares a January birthday with The Butterfly Effect alumni, Kevin Durand.

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REFERENCES
Anthropologist Gretchen Bakke, PhD, references my UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHE ALERT as an expert resource in her 2010 Anthropological Quarterly essay @ Johns Hopkins University

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).

E.C. McMullen Jr.
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Internet Movie Database resume (IMDb.com),
Stage 32 listing (stage32.com),
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19 year member of the San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC).
Wikipedia 1, 2, 3, 4
Starbucks Cup #118
E.C. McMullen Jr. / Feo Amante is quoted throughout the Internet and print as a resource on,

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