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Gay horror filmmakers' birthdays.

December 28, 1888 F.W. Murnau: German director of silent classics Nosferatu and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

July 22, 1889 James Whale: director of Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man

August 6, 1938 Paul Bartel: writer-director of Eating Raoul and Death Race 2000

October 5, 1952 Clive Barker: artist, novelist, and creator of the Hellraiser and Candyman franchises, as well as Nightbreed and Lord of Illusions

January 5, 1962 David DeCoteau: director of over 50 horror movies, including Voodoo Academy

January 25, 1963 Don Mancini: creator of the Child's Play and Chucky movie series

March 14, 1965 Kevin Williamson: created a horror-film renaissance with screenplays for the Scream franchise. Other works include The Faculty, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Cursed.

June 11, 1968 Paul Etheredge-Ouzts: writer-director of the currently-in-release Hellbent, billed as "the first gay slasher movie"

March 31, 1972 Alejandro Amenabar: Chilean-born writer-director responsible for The Others and Abre los ojos, remade in the U.S. as Vanilla Sky
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Author:Abley, Sean
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 8, 2005
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