Thursday, March 24, 2011

Episode 29--Peter Cushing (Part One)

Hello my lovely deviants!

This week, I review the Hammer Frankenstein films, starring Peter Cushing!

Cushing is one of the seminal faces of horror. He acted in numerous films in the genre--for both Hammer, Amicus, and other British studios at the time. He is also familiar to fans of Star Wars for his turn as Grand Moff Tarkin, the only man who could control Vader's murderous impulses. Cushing played some of the best-known filmic and literary characters of all time. He is the only actor to have played all of the following: Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, Baron Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, and Dr. Who. He often co-starred with his friend, and colleage, Sir. Christopher Lee--usually in an adverserial role. The two would go on to co-star in over twenty films together!

This week's episode is a starting point for the work of this lovely human being, and phenominal actor.

As always, you can listen to the reanimated goodness here, or you can download the show from

The Week's Videos

Peter Cushing tells his life story

Peter Cushing's final interview with Terry Wogan (Cushing's final TV appearance)

The Dead Hour (internet-based anthology show)

Episode Two: Alcoholic Vampire

This Week's Links
Guillermo Del Toro's New Proeject, "Pacific Rim" is revealed!
(Thanks to The Quiet Earth for this story)

Today marks the 137th birthday of Houdini! This week also marks the passing of his last surving assistant, Dorothy Young.

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