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In Memoriam… Dedicated to Those We Lost in 2017.


Here’s one last tribute to all the visionaries, actors, and horror supporters that we lost in 2017. If you see that someone is missing from the list, please comment and let me know so I can add them.

Francine York
August 26, 1936 – January 6, 2017
actress: Space Probe Taurus, Mutiny in Space, Curse of the Swamp Creature, They Only Come Out at Night, Astro Zombies M3

William Peter Blatty
January 7, 1928 – January 12, 2017
writer/director/producer: The Exorcist, The Ninth Configuration, The Exorcist 3, Legion

Miguel Ferrer
February 7, 1955 – January 19, 2017
actor: Star Trek 3, Robocop, “Twin Peaks,” “The Stand,” Tales from the Crypt, “Bionic Woman,” Iron Man

Joy Coghill
May 13, 1926 – January 20, 2017
actress: Shivers, Omen 4, Living with the Dead

John Hurt
January 22, 1940 – January 25, 2017
actor: The Ghoul, Spectre, Alien, After Darkness, Lost Souls, Hellboy, Hellboy 2, The Skeleton Key

Richard Hatch
My 21, 1945 – February 7, 2017
actor: “Battlestar Galactica,” Unseen Evil, Alien Hunger, Asylum of Darkness

Warren Frost
June 5, 1925 – February 17, 2017
actor: War of the Colossal Beast, Slaughterhouse, Satan’s Touch, Psycho 4, “Twin Peaks,” “The Stand”

Bill Paxton
May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017
actor: Mortuary, The Terminator, Terminator 2, Weird Science, Aliens, Near Dark, Brain Dead, Predator 2, Club Dread

Yvonne Monlaur
December 15, 1939 – April 18, 2017
actress: The Brides of Dracula

Jonathan Demme
February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017
director: Silence of the Lambs

Michael Parks
April 24, 1940 – May 9, 2017
actor: The Savage Bees, Nightmare Beach, “Twin Peaks,” From Dusk Till Dawn, From Dusk Till Dawn 3, Grindhouse, Red State

Peter Sallis
February 1, 1921 – June 2, 2017
actor: The Curse of the Werewolf, “Doctor Who,” Scream and Scream Again, Taste the Blood of Dracula

Adam West
September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017
actor: Batman: The Movie, “Batman,” “The New Adventures of Batman,” “The Batman,” Voodoo Island, Zombie Nightmare, Monster Island

Stephen Furst
May 8, 1954 – June 16, 2017
actor/producer/director: Warbirds, Atomic Shark, Trailer Park Shark, The Unseen, Silent Rage, Class Reunion, “Babylon 5”

Henry Deutschendorf
? 1988 – June 17, 2017
actor: Ghostbusters 2

Simon Sayce
? – June 20, 2017
special effects: creator and designer of the Lament Configuration in Hellraiser

Nelsan Ellis
November 30, 1977 – July 8, 2017
actor: “True Blood”

George A. Romero
February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017
writer/director: Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead

Harvey Atkin
December 18, 1942 – July 17, 2017
actor: The Incubus, “Swamp Thing”

John Heard
March 7, 1946 – July 21, 2017
actor: Cat People, C.H.U.D., Too Scared to Scream, The Seventh Sign, Would You Rather

Robert Hardy
October 29, 1925 – August 3, 2017
actor: Harry Potter, Berserk, The Death Wheelers, Demons of the Mind, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, The Gathering, The Lost World

Sonny Landham
February 11, 1941 – August 17, 2017
actor: Predator, Blood Bath, Night Realm, Savage Land, Poltergeist

Tobe Hooper
January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017
writer/director: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Poltergeist, Salem’s Lot, The Mangler, Toolbox Murders

Elizabeth Kemp
November 5, 1951 – September 1, 2017
actress: He Knows You’re Alone, The Clairvoyant

Brandy Petri
? 1983 – September 1, 2017
actress: Slaughtered Vomit Dolls, Regoregitated Sacrifice, Slow Torture Puke Chamber

Harry Dean Stanton
July 14, 1926 – September 15, 2017
actor: Alien, “Twin Peaks,” Escape from New York, Alien Autopsy

Umberto Lenzi
August 6, 1931 – October 19, 2017
writer/director: Almost Human, Black Demon, Eaten Alive, Ghosthouse, The House of Witchcraft, Nightmare Beach, Nightmare City, Spasmo

Chad Armstrong
November 3 1972 – December 2, 2017
director, producer, co-owner of legless corpse films

Ulli Lommel
December 21, 1944 – December 2, 2017
director: The Boogeyman, The Devonsville Terror, Zombie Nation, Green River Killer, Diary of a Cannibal, Killer Nurse

Conrad Brooks
January 3, 1931 – December 6, 2017
actor: Plan 9 from Outer Space, Night of the Ghouls, Puppet Master 3, The Ironbound Vampire, Silent Scream, Zombiegeddon

Suzanna Leigh
July 26, 1945 – December 11, 2017
actress: The Deadly Bees, The Lost Continent, Lust for a Vampire, Son of Dracula

Heather Menzies Ulrich
December 3, 1949 – December 24, 2017
actress: Sssssss, Piranha, Captain America

Rose Marie
August 15, 1923 – December 28, 2017
actress: Terror at London Bridge, Witchboard, Psycho Remake

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Written by MGDSQUAN

(Senior Editor) MGDSQUAN

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