The legendary Tom Savini (November 3, 1946), who:

  • starred in Martin (1978), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Maniac (1980), Friday the 13th (1980), Creepshow (1982), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), The Ripper (1985), Creepshow 2 (1987), Two Evil Eyes (1970), Innocent Blood (1992), The Demolitionist (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Wishmaster (1997), The Monster Man (2001), Web of Darkness (2001), Children of the Living Dead (2001), Bundy(2002), Zombiegeddon (2003), Vicious (2003), Dawn of the Dead (2004), Unearthed (2004), Death 4 Told (2004), Land of the Dead (2005), Forest of the Damned (2005), Beyond the Wall of Sleep (2006), The Absence of Light (2006), Planet Terror (2007), Diary of the Dead (2007), It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To (2007), Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008), The Dead Matter (2010), Machete (2010), The Theatre Bizarre (2011), Horrorween (2011), Death from Above (2012), Inhuman Resources (2012), Cool as Hell (2013), Machete Kills (2013), The Sadist (2015), and “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” (recurring).
  • directed “Tales from the Darkside” (episodes: Inside the Closet; Halloween Candy; Family Reunion) Night of the Living Dead (1990), Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 (2009; segment: House Call), and The Theatre Bizarre (2011; segment: Wet Dreams).
  • worked in the makeup and/or special effects departments in Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974), Dead of Night (1974), Martin (1978), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Maniac (1980), Friday the 13th (1980), Eyes of a Stranger (1981), The Burning (1981), The Prowler (1981), Midnight (1982), Creepshow (1982), Xiao sheng pa pa (1982), Alone in the Dark (1982), Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Day of the Dead (1985), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), Monkey Shines (1988), Two Evil Eyes (1990), Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (1991), Trauma (1993), Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993), “Ghostwriter,” Cold Hearts (1999), Bundy (2002), and Inhuman Resources (2012).

Savini in From Dusk Till Dawn

Dolph Lundgren (November 3, 1957), best known as Drago from Rocky IV, also starred in The Punisher (1989), Battle of the Damned (2013), Don’t Kill It (2016), Welcome to Willits (2016), Dead Trigger (2017), and Sharknado 5: Global Warming (2017).

Lundgren in Don’t Kill It

Movie releases:

1976: Carrie
1989: After Midnight


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Note: book/movie release dates are chosen based upon their country of origin; video game release dates reflect the first release of the title.

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