Category: Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

In honor of Donald Pleasence's birthday, I present to you last year's ranking of the films of the Halloween franchise. With the new movie coming out two weeks from today, I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll have a new #3 or even #2 for this list. Until then, let us enjoy the slashing and pay tribute … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

Happy Birthday, Tom Atkins!

Happy Birthday, Tom Atkins!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Monster Monday to wish a very happy birthday to one of my favorite horror actors of all time: Tom Atkins. Starring in classics like Hallloween III: Season of the Witch, Night of the Creeps, The Fog, and Creepshow, Tom Atkins is, simply put, The Man. Let’s see some of his … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Tom Atkins!

Happy Birthday, Winona Ryder!

Happy Birthday, Winona Ryder!

Happy birthday to Winona Ryder, patron saint of strange and unusual girls! As was foretold, Stranger Things 2 premiered this weekend. I’ll post my write-up later this week, but for now let me just show a little love to supermom and town weirdo Joyce Byers... ...and even more love to Lydia Deetz, the idol of every … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Winona Ryder!

Happy Birthday, Jason Voorhees!

Happy Birthday, Jason Voorhees!

Today is a high holy day for slasher fans, dearest fiends: Friday the 13th of October. A lot of you will probably be getting your Jason on today – please let me know in the comments how you're celebrating! I will probably watch the original, which emerged victorious in this year's Summer Camp Slasher Movie … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jason Voorhees!

Happy Birthday, Rose McIver!

Happy Birthday, Rose McIver!

Happy birthday to Rose McIver, star of the fantastic, are-you-watching-it-yet-because-you-should-totally-be-watching-it iZombie! I wrote this piece for a post I had planned to do on Emmy snubs for iZombie and the phenomenal Legion, but the Emmys have come and gone and today is Rose McIver’s birthday, so I choose to celebrate it by convincing people to … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Rose McIver!

Happy Birthday, Maestro!

Happy Birthday, Maestro!

Rejoice, horror fans, for today is the birthday of Dario Argento, the legendary Italian director responsible for classics like Deep Red, Opera, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, and Suspiria. Argento has made some damn scary films, but his virtuosity doesn't end at eliciting screams from the audience. He is a master stylist with a breathtaking … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Maestro!