Tom Savini (Thomas Vincent Savini ) was born on November 3rd 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and gained fame as an American actor, stuntman, director, and award winning special effects make up creator (his hero being Lon Chaney Sr.).
He gained fame working for George A. Romero on films such as Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow and Monkey Shines. His special effects can be seen in Friday the 13th, Friday 13th Part IV, Maniac, The Burning, The Prowler, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 where he also acted as a stuntman. Other acting and stunt roles include Knightriders, Effects, The Boy who loved Trolls, Creepshow 2, From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror, Machete, Django Unchained, and Machete Kills. He also had a cameo as a teacher in Twisted Sister’s music video Come Out and Play.
As a director, Savini remade Night of the Living Dead (1990); he has also directed episodes and segments on such shows as Tales from the Darkside and The Theatre Bizarre.
Yvonne Monlaur was a French actress, best known for her work in British films during the 1950s and 1960s. She was born on April 26, 1938, in Pau, France, and Read more
Yvonne Craig, the actress best known for playing Batgirl in the 1960s Batman TV series, has died at the age of 78. Before Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman, before Joanna Cameron's Read more
Yaphet Kotto, whether you remember him as the worst Bond Villain or a member of the Nostromo crew or as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s running mate in The Running Man, it is Read more
Yancy Butler was born in Greenwich Village in Manhattan on 2nd July 1970. Her mother Leslie Vega was a theatre company manager whilst her father Joe Butler was the drummer and vocalist Read more
Wolfgang Reitherman is the definition of an unsung hero. He is not widely known and yet hast directed six of the biggest-grossing, most popular movies of the 1960s and 1970s, not Read more
Wings Hauser was born Gerald Dwight Hauser in Hollywood, California on 12th December 1947. The son of director and producer Dwight Hauser. Hauser made his acting debut at age five Read more
It is Cult Faction's sad duty to report that acting legend Windsor Davies passed away on Thursday at the age of 88 years old. Davies had retired to France with his Read more
William Zabka was born on October 21st 1965 in New York City; both his parents worked in the film business. His mother Nancy was a business liaison, producer, and production assistant Read more
William Smith aka "Big" Bill Smith was born on March 24th 1933 was in Columbia, Missouri. Smith began his acting career at the age of eight when he first appeared on the Read more
A true hero of cult; best known for being the original Doctor. It may have turned out very different, for the boy known as Billy, if it hadn't been for Read more
William Friedkin, was a man synonymous with groundbreaking cinema, born on August 29, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, Friedkin's path to becoming a maverick director was a journey filled with challenges, Read more
There's a scene in the Wizard of Oz. Having killed the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy returns to the Emerald City. The Wizard delays her request to grant her well-deserved reward Read more
It is Cult Faction's sad duty to report that Wes Craven, the man who created modern horror with the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and then reinvented the genre with the Scream Read more
Described by Janet Maslin, the New York Times critic, as the "consummate poet of doom," Herzog is one of cinema's most crusading directors. His personal quest has led him to Read more
Cult Faction must sadly report that legendary writer Warren B. Murphy passed away on September 4th 2015 at his home in Virginia Beach, U.S.A. Murphy is most well known for Read more
Walter Reginald Booth, a name synonymous with enchantment and innovation, stands as a remarkable figure in both the world of magic and early cinema. Hailing from the United Kingdom, Booth's Read more
A veteran stage, screen and voice actor, W. Morgan Sheppard was an accomplished and RADA trained actor whose career spanned 55 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ4qli_1C48 Born William Morgan Sheppard in London on Read more
Cult Faction is sad to report that Vivean Gray aka Mrs Mangel in Australian soap opera Neighbours, has passed away at the age of 92 years old. Gray came from humble Read more
Virginia Hey (born 19 June 1952) is an Australian actress, known for her role as Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan on the science fiction TV series Farscape and as the Warrior Woman in Read more