It is with great sadness that legendary actor Christopher Lee (Dracula A.D. 1972) has passed away… This guy brought to the world of the B Movie the same type of greatness as, ‘The Avengers’ brought to the mainstream movie… A weird connection, but it is true!
What I mean by that, is that at this point it is pretty safe to say that Marvel’s legacy as one of the biggest producers of some of the biggest A-list movies of the new millennium is intact, and that it is largely due to the, ‘Avengers’… Not entirely… But largely…
Well Christopher Lee brought that same sort of glory to the world of B-Movies… I mean he secured his place in history as being one of the most prolific B-Horror movie actors of all time… Not the only B-Movie legend, but definitely one of the legends to have come from it! And I thought… Well… What better way to honor the guy, then to do 5 movies that (well in my opinion,) are some of his biggest, ‘B’ horror movies of all time…
And so with out further adieu:
At number 5: The Curse OF Frankenstein (1957):
At number 4: Corridors Of Blood (1958):
3: Horror Of Dracula (1958):
2: The Mummy (1959):
And finally at 1: Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972):
Of course there are a ton of other great movies that he did, a great example of this is a movie that Jessie Jacobs recommended… That movie being, The Wicker Man (1973)… And that is just one of numerous examples of this acting legend’s amazing body of work!
In the end, the man will surely be missed… But his body of work will live on in the hearts and minds of the legions of fans he has generationally!