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R.I.P. Ken Weatherwax, Pugsley from TV's The Addam's Family, dead at 59

Sad news to share with you as we have learned that Kenneth Patrick "Ken" Weatherwax, who is best known as Pugsley Addam's from the classic 60's television series "The Addam's Family", passed away from an apparent heart attack Sunday at his home in Southern California. Besides acting on "The Addams Family", which was based on the merrily...

R.I.P. Mike Nichols, director of Wolf, has died at age 83

Celebrated director Mike Nichols, whose vast filmography includes WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, THE GRADUATE, SILKWOOD, and 1994's Jack Nicholson-starring WOLF, has died at age 83 from cardiac arrest. Nichols, who was born Michael Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin in 1931, was one of the very few people to win all four major US entertainment awards with an Emmy, a Grammy, an...

R.I.P. Jacob's Ladder actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

Actress Elizabeth Pena, who co-starred in LA BAMBA and Adrian Lyne's disturbing classic JACOB'S LADDER, has passed away at the age of 55 in Los Angeles after suffering from a brief illness, according to Variety. Pena has appeared in many films in a career that spanned four decades, including RUSH HOUR, BLUE STEEL, and BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED. Also a talented voice actress,...

R.I.P. Richard Kiel, towering actor of James Bond & Twilight Zone fame, dies

Richard Kiel, who famously played the towering steel-toothed villain Jaws in two Roger Moore-era James Bond films, has sadly passed away at the age of 74. The 7 foot 2 inch Kiel got his start in early-1960s TV, appearing in such series as "Laramie", "Thriller" and "The Rifleman". He appeared in the 1962 sci-fi feature "The Phantom Planet"...

R.I.P. Richard Kiel, towering actor of James Bond & Twilight Zone fame, dies

Richard Kiel, who famously played the towering steel-toothed villain Jaws in two Roger Moore-era James Bond films, has sadly passed away at the age of 74. The 7 foot 2 inch Kiel got his start in early-1960s TV, appearing in such series as "Laramie", "Thriller" and "The Rifleman". He appeared in the 1962 sci-fi feature "The Phantom Planet"...

R.I.P. Texas Chain Saw Massacre star Marilyn Burns has passed away

Some sad news to share with you as THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE star Marilyn Burns has passed away at the age of 65. Burns became a horror icon with Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic film THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, delivering a truly memorable performance as Sally Hardesty, the sole survivor of Leatherface's brutal rampage. It was truly one of the most convincing '...

Legendary makeup effects artist Dick Smith has died

The world has lost a legend as noted makeup effects artist Dick Smith has passed away at the age of 92. While he is known for his incredible work on films such as THE GODFATHER, TAXI DRIVER, and AMADEUS (for which he won an Oscar), Smith was beloved by horror fans for his notable work on classics such as THE EXORCIST, GHOST STORY, ALTERED STATES, and more. An inspiration to many...

Check out H.R. Giger's original concept art for Ridley Scott's Alien

It was just one week ago when we learned of the sad passing of H.R. Giger, the surrealist artist and iconic designer of the titular ALIEN in Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi/horror classic. His stunning work for the film included the creation of Scott’s eponymous Alien, which was so frightening that even screenwriter Dan O’Bannon found himself cringing, sharing “His...

R.I.P. H.R. Giger, iconic designer of Alien & surrealist artist, dead at 74

We have some sad news to share this morning as we have learned that the great H.R. Giger, the surrealist artist who designed the Xenomorph for the ALIEN series, has passed away at the age of 74. Giger, who was born in Switzerland in 1940, was renowned for his bizarre, surreal art, mixing technology with organic, sexual with horrific. Giger's works, often showing macabre scenes...

Ghostbusters writer & star Harold Ramis has died at 69

We have some sad news to share with you today as we have learned that GHOSTBUSTERS writer and star Harold Ramis, who portrayed Dr. Egon Spengler in the successful film and its sequel, has passed away at age 69 from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. Ramis leaves a legacy of amazing work that included the genre faves GHOSTBUSTERS and GHOSTBUSTERS 2 but he was also...

RIP: Visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen

Incredibly sad news to report, especially for us fans of all things monsters, creatures and special effects: Ray Harryhausen has passed away at the age of 92. A statement from his family on his official Facebook page made the announcement around 12:30pm ET.  Here you can read the announcement in its entirety:  The Harryhausen family regret to announce the death of Ray Harryhausen,...

RIP: Marcel Vercoutere, The Exorcist special effects master

The Hollywood Reporter dropped the sad news that Marcel Vercoutere, the special effects innovator who made Linda Blair's head spin in the classic 1973 horror film THE EXORCIST , died at the age of 87 on April 13 at his home in Burbank from complications of dementia. Vercoutere built the life-size robot that was used as a stand-in for Blair, who plays a young girl whose body is...
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