Friday, June 12, 2015
R.I.P. Christopher Lee 1922 - 2015
Although Christopher Lee's career was very active during the surge of zombie films in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, Lee didn't lend his talents to many zombie films. While he's mingled with the undead in the shape of Frankenstein's monster, mummies, and undead witches -- and even though he's most recognized for playing Dracula, one of the most popular undead characters in all of horror -- Lee has only two movies on his filmography that even come close to being called "zombie films."
First, he starred in the anthology film Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) in a segment where he plays an art critic stalked by the zombie hand of an artist.
Then, in 1972, Lee starred in the very cool Horror Express as an anthropologist who discovers a frozen alien creature that thaws aboard the trans-Siberian express and absorbs the minds of its victims, turning its mindless victims into its undead minions.