Sunday , 26 March 2017

R.I.P. Horror legend Christopher Lee

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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 the Golden Gun, and later roles in the blockbuster franchises, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, it’s difficult to think of anyone with a longer and more influential career.

Stay tuned for a more in depth and worthy look at Lee and his incredible body of work.

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2 comments

  1. He was THE SECOND greatest Dracula in all of film. Second only to the original – Bela Lugosi. He was most worthy to have picked up the mantle. He’s left a bat-shaped hole in our world. Rest in Peace, Mr. Lee – Maybe for good this time?

  2. Dave 'The Rave' Mele

    As with late, great Peter Cushing who predeceased him, Christopher Lee was that rarity — an actor who was more than a star, but also a Rennaissance Man who gave all of his considerable talents to every film he was in. His interpreation of Dracula in Hammer’s gothic fantasies is iconic — and it’s a testament to his acting prowess that even in later films in the series (such as “Taste the Blood of Dracula”), in which the titular character is reduced to a few, brief cameos, every such appearance is imbued with a mythic resonance that transcends the film that surrounds them. He daringly humanized the archetype of Bond villain as Scaramanga in the criminally underrated “The Man With the Golden Gun,” and maintained pop-culture relevance by recording an operatic rendition of Paul Anka’s “My Way” set to a heavy metal accompaniment — which revealed not only his considerable vocal talents, but also his humility and humor. The world will not see his like for quite some time, if ever again. Requiescat in Pace Ultima.

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