Welcome to our tribute to one of the horror genre’s most distinguished personalities… the great Peter Cushing!
In a rather unexpected recording, we sat together at a coffee shop to chat about our shared affection for a truly underspoken icon of film and discuss the life and career of the man. From Abraham Van Helsing to Baron von Frankenstein to Sherlock Holmes to Doctor Who to Grand Moff Tarkin and everything in between, surely everyone is at least familiar with him but there is much to explore and appreciate. Anthony leads us through a history that spans from the 40’s through the 80’s offering insights into the actor’s methodology, influence and genre decisions that formed an impressive career.
We have long been proponents of exploring the classic canon of genre film and in this episode we were able to get back to an honest celebration of a gentleman who embodied what we love in horror. This is not a rundown of a filmography however we do stop along the way to briefly discuss some favourites including The Creeping Flesh, Twins of Evil, The Blood Beast Terror, The Skull, The Abominable Snowman, The Masks of Death and many others. The one title we did make a point of focusing on specifically was Corruption (1968), perhaps Cushing’s bloodiest film.
We wrap up the show with a quick rundown of recent watches Banshee Chapter and The Book Thief, some thank yous and a tease for upcoming shows.
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