Wednesday , 26 January 2022

The Dead Zone

R.I.P., Joe Fleishaker, Troma’s biggest action star!

The Gore 4 was saddened to learn of the passing of the legendary Joe Fleishaker. If the name doesn’t immediately jump right at out you, if you were a fan of the films from independent film company, Troma Entertainment, you surely saw Joe in some of their more beloved movies. Dubbed by Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman as “Troma’s biggest action ... Read More »

R.I.P. Cool, tough guy, George Kennedy

Legendary tough guy character actor George Kennedy has died at the age of 91, the Gore 4 is sad to report. Although he didn’t appear in many horror or other genre films, the Gore 4 admired him just the same for his plentiful other terrific performances in a great many number of memorable films. Indeed, while it is unusual for ... Read More »

R.I.P. Angus Scrimm, Phantasm’s Tall Man

Boyyyyyyyy!!!! The Gore 4 is very sad to report that Angus Scrimm, the horror icon best known for portraying the frightening “Tall Man” in the Phantasm franchise, has died at the age of 89. Don Coscarelli, Scrimm’s longtime director and friend, informed Entertainment Weekly, saying: “Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved one,” Coscarelli wrote, ... Read More »

R.I.P. Original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen

It is with extreme sadness that the Gore 4 reports that Gunnar Hansen has died at the age of 68. According to his agent, the actor died at his longtime home in Maine after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Although he appeared in a number of genre films over the years, Gunnar is best known for portraying one of the most iconic horror villains of ... Read More »

R.I.P. Wes Craven – Elm St, Scream creator

The world of horror has lost one of its greatest and most influential writer-directors. Wes Craven, creator of the  Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, as well as director of such horror classics, Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, died on Sunday at the age of 76, after a battle with brain cancer. It’s safe to say ... Read More »

R.I.P. Horror legend Christopher Lee

One of the greatest horror icons of all time, and one of the last of the great Hammer Film stars, Christopher Lee, has died at the ripe old age of 93, in London, England. Playing such legendary monsters as the Creature from Frankenstein, Count Dracula and the Mummy to the villain, Scaramanga in the James Bond film, The Man with ... Read More »

R.I.P. The Thing’s Richard Dysart

The Gore 4 is sad to report that The Thing’s Richard Dysart, died on April 5 in Santa Monica, CA, at the age of 86, after a long illness. Born in Brighton, MA, Dysart served for four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. Some of his television credits include All in the Family, Baretta, Columbo and Lou ... Read More »

A Trio of R.I.P.s

The world of cinema and television horror recently lost a trio of actors who had long and accomplished careers with a variety of roles, many in the genre we hold so dear. On March 30, Robert Z’dar died of cardiac arrest at the age of 64 in Pensacola, Florida. Robert, instantly recognizable for his massive jaw, was best known for ... Read More »

R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen

Daniel von Bargen, the versatile and very recognizable character actor, has died at the age of 64. The cause was complications from diabetes. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, von Bargen landed roles on and off-Broadway, as well as in the soap operas, “Guiding Light” and “All My Children”, but made the move to films in a short time. He ... Read More »

R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the news has come to us of the passing of Leonard Nimoy. He died Friday, February 27, of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home. He was 83. His most famous role, that of the half human, half Vulcan Mr. Spock, from the original series, Star Trek, ... Read More »