Updated 10/8/2012 with a new page for Klaus Kinski! Recent additions include Kevin McCarthy, Lionel Atwill, Hazel Court and director Mario Bava. Coming soon: actors Anne Gwynne, June Kenney, and George Zucco, and directors Al Adamson, Paul Bartel, Bert I. Gordon, and Ray Dennis Steckler. This listing is divided into the headings of actors and directors.
horror and sci-fi actorsClick on the thumbnails below to go to the respective actor pages, where you'll find lots of photos, biographical information, filmographies, and links:
|John Agar starred in some of the best 1950s horror and science fiction flicks, including Tarantula and Attack of the Puppet People.||Universal scream queen Evelyn Ankers starred in such classic Universal monster movies as The Ghost of Frankenstein and Son of Dracula.|
|Lionel Atwill acted in many 1930s and 1940s horror films, including Doctor X, Mystery of the Wax Museum, and Son of Frankenstein.||Martine Beswick acted in low-budget horror films such as Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde and Seizure in the 1970s and 1980s.|
|Austrian-born Turhan Bey starred in such 1940s horror flicks as The Amazing Mr. X, The Climax, and The Mummy's Tomb.||Cal Bolder starred in the camp classic horror flick Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter.|
|John Bromfield starred in many low-budget films in the 1950s, including Revenge of the Creature and Manfish.||Susan Cabot starred as The Wasp Woman in her final film, but she also acted in westerns, dramas, and a string of Roger Corman films.|
|Richard Carlson starred in three of the best 3-D science fiction flicks: The Maze, It Came From Outer Space, and Creature From the Black Lagoon.||Horror legend John Carradine acted in dozens of horror films, including House of Frankenstein, Invisible Invaders, and The Unearthly.|
|Peggie Castle starred in the horror/sci-fi cult classics Invasion U.S.A., Beginning of the End, and Back from the Dead.||Horror great Lon Chaney Jr. is one of the only actors to have tackled the roles of the Wolf Man, Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and the Mummy.|
|Ken Clark appeared in the low-budget cult classic Attack of the Giant Leeches and the science fiction film 12 to the Moon.||Joan Collins starred in a number of 1970s horror cult classics, such as I Don't Want to Be Born, Empire of the Ants, and Tales That Witness Madness.|
|Gorgeous Mara Corday shrieked her way through some of the best 1950s low budget sci-fi flicks, including Tarantula and The Black Scorpion.||Late in his career, Wendell Corey acted in such campy horror flicks as Picture Mommy Dead, The Astro-Zombies, and Women of the Prehistoric Planet in the 1960s.|
|British scream queen Hazel Court starred in Hammer and American International horror films, including The Curse of Frankenstein and The Masque of the Red Death.||Horror great Peter Cushing acted in many Hammer horror films from the 1950s through the 1980s, such as The Curse of Frankenstein and The House That Dripped Blood.|
|Richard Denning starred in numerous cult classic 1950s science fiction films, including Creature from the Black Lagoon, Creature with the Atom Brain, and The Black Scorpion.||Gorgeous scream queen Faith Domergue starred in some of the best-known science fiction and horror films in the 1950s, including This Island Earth and Cult of the Cobra.|
|Character actor Charles Drake appeared in several horror and science fiction films, including It Came from Outer Space and Scream, Pretty Peggy.||Anthony Eisley camped it up in such 1960s and 1970s horror flicks as The Wasp Woman, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters, The Mighty Gorga, and Dracula vs. Frankenstein.|
|Marla English's brief film career saw her cast in a few cult classic horror films, including Voodoo Woman and The She-Creature.||Best known as Ed Wood's leading lady, Dolores Fuller starred in a string of low-budget horror and science fiction films in the 1950s, such as Bride of the Monster and Mesa of Lost Women.|
|Lance Fuller's acting career was short-lived, yet he starred in such drive-in horror classics as Voodoo Woman and The Bride and the Beast.||Drive-in horror film favorite Beverly Garland starred in such cult classics as It Conquered the World, Not of this Earth, and The Alligator People.|
|Arch Hall Jr. starred in several films in the early 1960s, all produced by his father. Hall is best known for his role in the horror flick Eegah!.||Allison Hayes is best known for Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, yet she also appeared in other cult classic horror films from the 1950s, such as The Unearthly and The Disembodied.|
|Perry Mason star William Hopper was cast in several science fiction and horror flicks, including The Bad Seed, Conquest of Space, and The Deadly Mantis.||Wrestler Tor Johnson acted in many horror films, including Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster and Plan Nine From Outer Space.|
|Possibly the best-known name in horror films, Boris Karloff starred in many scary flicks, including Frankenstein, The Mummy, Corridors of Blood, and Targets.||German actor Klaus Kinski acted in a number of horror films, including Creature with the Blue Hand and Nosferatu the Vampyre.|
|Horror legend Christopher Lee has starred as the mummy and Frankenstein's monster, but he's best known for portraying Dracula in Hammer films.||Fox contract player Virginia Leith is most famous for her role as "Jan in the Pan," the disembodied head in the cult horror film The Brain That Wouldn't Die.|
|Horror film great Peter Lorre often found work in horror films, including The Beast With Five Fingers and Tales of Terror, during his long acting career.||Aside from Dracula, Bela Lugosi made many other horror films and, late in his career, he appeared in a couple of Edward D. Wood's productions.|
|David Manners was the romantic lead in a number of classic 1930s horror pictures, including Dracula, The Mummy, and The Black Cat.||Best known for his starring role in the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Kevin McCarthy also acted in such horror films as Piranha, The Howling, and Invitation to Hell.|
|Wanda McKay acted in a number of poverty row horror flicks in the 1940s, including The Black Raven, Bowery at Midnight, and Voodoo Man.||Ray Milland headlined many horror films later in his career, including X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, Frogs, and The Thing with Two Heads.|
|Cameron Mitchell acted in more than 100 films including numerous horror films such as the grindhouse favorites Nightmare in Wax and The Toolbox Murders.||Brawny Irish actor Kieron Moore made a mark in several early 1960s horror and sci-fi films, including Day of the Triffids and Crack in the World.|
|Jeff Morrow starred in many horror and sci-fi films, including This Island Earth, The Giant Claw, Kronos, and Blood Legacy.||Gorgeous Caroline Munro acted in 1970s and 1980s horror and science fiction films, including Dracula A.D. 1972, Starcrash, and Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter.|
|George Nader made many B movies in the 1950s and 1960s, such as the early 3-D film Robot Monster and the low-budget sci-fi flick The Human Duplicators.||Carol Ohmart, a former Miss Utah, added a measure of glamour and wickedness to a number of horror films, such as The House on Haunted Hill and Spider Baby.|
|Although he acted in many other film genres, Donald Pleasence made a big splash in horror films in the 1970s, most notably in the Halloween series of films.||Vincent Price is one of the most beloved actors in horror films in the 1950s, staying active in the genre in such films as The Fly, House of Wax, and The Abominable Dr. Phibes.|
|Basil Rathbone was cast in numerous horror films, from Son of Frankenstein and The Black Cat to The Black Sleep and Planet of Blood.||Paula Raymond appeared in such horror and science ficiton films as The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, Blood of Dracula's Castle, and Hand of Death.|
|Although Rex Reason is best remembered for his role as Dr. Cal Meacham in the sci-fi classic This Island Earth.||British scream queen Yvonne Romain appeared in such 1960s shockers as Corridors of Blood, Circus of Horrors, and Devil Doll, my personal favorite.|
|Exotic beauty Barbara Steele starred in the cult classics Black Sunday, Silent Scream, The Crimson Cult, and countless other horror films in the 1960s and 1970s.||Marshall Thompson starred in the horror gems Cult of the Cobra, Fiend Without a Face, and It! The Terror from Beyond Space.|
|Sally Todd starred in several horror cult classics of the 1950s, including The Unearthly and Frankenstein's Daughter.||Yvette Vickers made a name for herself in a number of low-budget horror movies in the 1950s, including Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches.|
|Grant Williams appeared in a number of cult classic horror films in the 1950s, including The Incredible Shrinking Man and The Leech Woman.||Marie Windsor starred in such horror/sci-fi classics as The Day Mars Invaded Earth, Cat-Women of the Moon, and Chamber of Horrors.|
|The screen's first scream queen, Fay Wray starred in such 1930s horror classics as King Kong, Mystery of the Wax Museum, and The Vampire Bat.|
horror and sci-fi directorsMario Bava, Maestro of the Macabre
Famed Italian horror director Mario Bava cranked out a number of cult-favorite horror films in the 1960s and 1970s, including Black Sunday, Blood and Black Lace, and Planet of the Vampires.
William Castle, the Master Showman
William Castle's horror film output spans only about ten years or so, yet he directed some of the best and best-loved B horror flicks, including The House on Haunted Hill, Homicidal, Strait-Jacket, and The Night Walker.
Herk Harvey's Carnival of Souls
Herk Harvey, who directed more than 400 educational films for Centron Productions, only released one independent feature, the 1962 low-budget shocker Carnival of Souls, starring beautiful Candace Hilligoss.
Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Wizard of Splatter Films
Herschell Gordon Lewis directed some of the most notorious horror films in the 1960s, including Blood Feast (widely regarded as the first "slasher" film), Two Thousand Maniacs, Color Me Blood Red, and Monster A Go-Go.
The Films of Del Tenney
Del Tenney directed the low-budget horror classics The Horror of Party Beach, The Curse of the Living Corpse, and I Eat Your Skin.
Ed Wood, His Films, and His Cast
From Glen or Glenda to Orgy of the Dead, director Ed Wood and his cast, including Tor Johnson, Dolores Fuller, Vampira, Criswell, John "Bunny" Breckinridge, Gregory Walcott, and Duke Moore put an interesting spin on the mysterious and unexplained.
Check out this Pittsburgh-based horror show that airs each week, with cast members Professor Emcee Square, Leah the Mummy, Hellga, Stiffy the Dead Clown, and more. You can also watch current episodes on the website.
The Astounding B Monster
Long one of my favorite sites on the Internet, The Astounding B Monster contains many interviews with famed horror actors and directors.
Meet Cleaver Theatre
Meet Horror-Hostings first "Post-Nuclear" Family! Remember the times of sitting in front of the tube with a deliciously rotten B-movie hosted by a deliciously devious horror-host? For those lucky souls residing in the Cincinnati area, Heir of December Media is reinventing the Cincinnati, Ohio Horror Host show of old for today's audience. See the show on Media Bridges-Cincinnati, Time Warner Cable Channels 4 & 24, and and various public access stations across the country via "The Horror Host Underground."
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark: Official Web Site
Visit the official web site of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark! Lots of things to see here, and there is official Elvira merchandise and videos for sale through her site.
Horror Haven is where to go for the latest on all the goings on with The Uncle Death Show, The Fright Channel, and the latest news and reviews from the staff. The Fright Channel aims to be the first all-horror channel in the US, and we're getting closer to our goal every day. To find out the latest developments in the long road to starting a brand new channel, or just to offer advice or encouragement, check out the Fright Channel section.
You will find on this website all you want concerning Gore, Trash, Horror, Splatter and Fantastik cinema. Look for all the latest news, a huge movie database with more than 3,100 pictures, reviews, exclusives interviews, a forum, some goodies (midi files, WinAmp skins...), and a shop.
Savage Cinema strives to become the premiere horror web-based publication. Specializing in films post 1950, this site sometimes offers reviews and articles on many of the classics.
MonsterJones.com is a photo gallery of monster models by Bill A. Jones of Austin, Texas. These monster sculptures are works of art and are prized by collectors.
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