Sir Christopher Lee passed away Sunday, June 7th at the age of 93. While 93 is a great age to live to, no age is long enough for those you care about.
The last of my childhood heroes passes into the next world. He had such an incredible life. He was a World War 2 veteran, a cousin to Ian Fleming, knew J.R.R. Tolkien, was an accomplished swordsman, played in a metal band, was knighted by the Queen, and has 281 credits on imdb. Rest in peace, Sir Christopher Lee – you will be missed.
Curse you, Netflix! Out of those 281 credits, Netflix is only streaming six and they are not great examples. Only two of these are horror and they are not good. Skip The Bloody Judge and watch Hugo instead. Amazon Prime has eight titles streaming, including three with lifelong friend Peter Cushing (Nothing But the Night, The House that Dripped Blood, and House of the Long Shadows) but I would recommend his wonderful turn as Rochefort in The Three Musketeers.
Goodbye Dracula, Saruman, Scaramanga, Rochefort, Fu Manchu, Tiresias, Rameses I, Death, Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, The Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster, Lord Summerisle, Professor Sir Alexander Saxton, Jekyll & Hyde (Marlow/Blake), Rasputin, and so many more.