Monday, October 26, 2009
My sister and I have often talked about the Unholy Trinity. You don't know about the Unholy Trinity? Let me clear that up for you. That to us is Vincent Price, Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee. These three actors are horror legends and icons. They all three played in some of my favorite horror films of all time. Any movie they were ever in, whether the movie was good or not, was improved by their screen presence. There is just something incredible and magnificent about each of these men.
Only one of these three, Christopher Lee, is still among the living. I do wish I could go back in time and have dinner with these horror greats. I could just imagine the conversation and atmosphere. Even though I'm almost a 4o year old man, I'd probably act like a tween girl going crazy for some boy band. lol
I'm posting some pictures, videos & information about each of them. I wanted to share my love for the Unholy Trinity at this spooktacular time of year. So do you like any of these men? Are there any movies of theirs that you like? Do you even know who any of them are? I do hope so. Let me know what you think.
Vincent Price (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) played in films such as House of Wax (1953), The Fly (1958), House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), The Last Man on Earth (1964), (1965), The Tomb of LigeiaThe Conqueror Worm (1968), & Edward Scissorhands (1990).
Peter Cushing (May 26 1913 – August 11 1994) played Baron Victor Frankenstein (beginning with The Curse of Frankenstein in 1957), Dr, Van Helsing (beginning with Horror of Dracula in 1958) & Sherlock Holmes (beginning with The Hound of the Baskervilles in1959). He also played in such films as The Abominable Snowman (1957), She (1965), The Vampire Lovers (1970), The House That Dripped Blood (1971), The Beast Must Die (1974) & Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
Christopher Lee (born May 27, 1922) would play Dracula numerous times in Hammer horror films beginning with Horror of Dracula in 1958. He also played in such films as The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), The Mummy (1959), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966), The Devil Rides Out (1967), The Wicker Man (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003) & Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) & Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
P.S. Please check out my friend Daniela's Gents and Dames blog when you get the chance. I'm sure you will enjoy it. Her post from this Saturday actually listed some of her favorite Halloween movies. She's got some really cool ones up there.