Frankenstein

 

Peter Cushing OBE (26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994)

A few days ago on Saturday 26th May it would have been legendary horror actor Peter Cushing’s birthday. By bizarre coincidence, the very next day saw the birthdate of two other classic horror icons Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. Yesterday we looked back at the horror careers of both Price and Lee so today we remember the fright films of the wonderful English gentleman of horror Peter Cushing.

  • Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
  • Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas (1957)
  • Dracula (1958)
  • Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
  • The Mummy (1959)
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
  • The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
  • The Brides of Dracula (1960)
  • Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
  • The Gorgon (1964)
  • Dr Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)
  • The Skull (1965)
  • Island of Terror (1966)
  • Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
  • Torture Garden (1967)
  • Blood Beast Terror (1967)
  • Corruption (1968)
  • Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
  • Incense For The Damned (1970)
  • Scream and Scream Again (1970)
  • The Vampire Lovers (1970)
  • The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
  • Twins of Evil (1971)
  • Tales From the Crypt (1972)
  • Dracula AD 1972 (1972)
  • Fear in the Night (1972)
  • Dr Phibes Rises Again (1972)
  • Asylum (1972)
  • And Now The Screaming Starts (1973)
  • From Beyond The Grave (1973)
  • The Creeping Flesh (1973)
  • Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
  • Horror Express (1973)
  • Madhouse (1974)
  • The Beast Must Die (1974)
  • Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell (1974)
  • Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974)
  • Tender Dracula (1974)
  • Legend of the Werewolf (1975)
  • The Ghoul (1975)
  • Land of The Minotaur (1976)
  • Shockwaves (1977)
  • The Uncanny (1977)
  • House of the Long Shadows (1983)

Fans of classic horror films will love the next London Film Memorabilia Convention with its mix of dealers from all over the world specialising in vintage and modern film and television memorabilia – film stills, monster magazines, rare dvds, movie posters, autographs and more! There will also be guest appearances on the day from celebrated British movie star David Warner (The Omen, Time Bandits, Frankenstein), actress Vera Day (Grip of the Strangler, Quatermass II) and the lovely Sylvia Sims (Dr Who, The Saint)!

 Taking place at Central Hall, Westminster, London on Saturday 12th May from 10am – 4pm admission is just £4 (early admission from 8am £10) this is the perfect place for meeting fellow fans of cult film and television nostalgia as well as for stocking up on all those amazing collectibles! These world renowned events have been running since the early seventies and I was lucky enough to meet the late Ingrid Pitt here only a couple of years ago.

Future guests include Fenella Fielding (Carry On Screaming) and Valerie Leon (Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb, Space:1999) on Saturday July 14th and Honor Blackman (Goldfinger, The Avengers) on Saturday September 22nd. Fans of Hammer Horror will be particularly excited to meet Caroline Munro (Captain Kronos, Dracula AD1972) and Martine Beswick (Slave Girls, Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde) on Saturday November 10th!

 

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