Sunday, June 14, 2015

Good Night, My Sweet Prince! (Remembering Sir Christopher Lee)

I know I'm late, but I've been working and all that good jazz, but yeah, somebody deserves a tribute, since he's my favorite actor EVER! Ok, Gary Oldman is my favorite actor, overall, but my favorite horror actor, Mr. Lee!


Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was 6'5" of talented hunky hotness with his booming, sexy British accent, and his imposing stare.  Not only was he the best Dracula EVER..., but he was always "the bad guy", and I loved it!

Anybody who knows me knows I have an unhealthy obsession with Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee aka Dracula circa 1957-1976 (my favorite Dracula), who hots this series, (I mean hosts, Freudian slip), which you can watch online and check out all 26 episodes for free streaming online.

Sir Christopher Lee was actually knighted, which makes total sense, because he is the epitome of English hotness, even at his death at the age of 93.  He just turned 93 on May 27. He was knighted for his contributions to dramatic acting and charity in 2009 though he is also an operatic singer.  He even released a heavy metal album recently. 

You can watch the 100 Years of Horror series for free online by clicking here.

He has one of the sexiest voices and hottest British accents I have ever heard in my lifetime if not "the" hottest. He is particularly proud of his role in The Wicker Man, a British film in which he portrayed the ultra dignified and creepy Lord Summerisle in 1973.

The ever handsome and debonair, Mr. Lee starred in these killer films and TV shows!

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
The Mummy (1959)
Tales of Mystery & Imagination: The Black Cat
The Resident
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
The Corpse Bride (2005)
Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Howling II
Dracula A.D. 1972
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
Scars of Dracula (1970)
Taste The Blood of Dracula (1970)
Count Dracula (1970)
Crypt of the Vampire (1964)
The City of The Dead (1960)
The House That Dripped Blood

And not to mention, well, yeah, actually I am mentioning it, and talking about it alot in this post, actually.  He is Lord Summerisle in the Wicker Man...the original one circa 1975, which you should watch if you have not.

The Wicker Man (1975), involves a British police officer visiting Summerisle, a remote British island to investigate the disappearance of a little girl. Pay attention, because there will be a festival going on (for May Day, I gather), and on this little island people celebrate just a little bit differently.   In fact, everything is a bit different there.  The pagan island of "Summerisle" was filmed around Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway.

Click here to watch In Search Of: Dracula, hosted by Christopher Lee in 1975.  I'll put up some other movies you can watch online for free to celebrate his memory.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hudson Horror Show 11 - 35mm Film Festival Announcement

"The Rules of Hudson Horror Show" Trailer:

Official Press Release:

Fresh off a sold out show at the Alamo Drafthouse, Hudson Horror Show returns to the hallowed grounds of the Empire South Hills 8 in Poughkeepsie, NY! In our sixth year and presented by Vinegar Syndrome and the B Movie Film Vault, Hudson Horror #11 is a 12 hour retro film festival, with all movies being presented from vintage 35mm films.

Show #11 features five full length movies plus dozens of retro trailers and ads, plus vendors selling horror related toys, t-shirts and more! B Movie Film Vault will open the show with A MYSTERY MOVIE! We don’t know what it is, but we know it will be good. OK, maybe it will be bad. But we guarantee it will be fun, and it will off 35mm.

Vinegar Syndrome presents a very special screening of MADMAN! While they have digitally restored this cult slasher for their beautiful new DVD/Blu Ray special edition (which they will have for sale at the show) they will be presenting an original release 35mm print of this long lost shocker! To make it even more special, MADMAN producer Gary Sales and Madman Marz himself, actor Paul Ehlers, will be in attendance to introduce the movie and do a live Q &A!

We love a good revenge story and one of the truly best is Ms. 45! Abel Ferrara’s rape/revenge flick is just as powerful as ever and we are pleased to get this gritty grindhouse meets arthouse classic back up on the big screen at Hudson Horror Show #11.

It’s time to get weird with the awesome awkwardness of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE! The first of the many Elm Street sequels is celebrating its 30th anniversary and that makes it high time to bask in its insanity.

We’ll close the show with a whopper of a tale and arguably one of the greatest movies of all time, a special 40th anniversary screening of JAWS! No clean, digital restoration here as in true Hudson Horror style we are presenting a beautifully weathered vintage 35mm film print!

Our last show was a record setting advance sell out and tickets for this show will go on sale Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 12pm E.S. T. Advance tickets are just $31.00 for 12 hours of movie madness! Click here on March 28th

As always we’ll have vendors selling toys, DVD’s, t-shirts and other merchandise. Vinegar Syndrome will be set up selling copies of MADMAN and all of their other DVD’s and Blu Rays. If you are interested in being a vendor, or if you have a question about the show, shoot us an email at Keep watching our website and Facebook page for more info and we’ll see you on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 for Hudson Horror Show#11!
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