Today horror icon Christopher Lee turns 92. He's starred in many films both horror and otherwise. It's also the late Vincent Price's birthday today too. He's another horror icon, that like Lee starred in other genres, but most famous for the horror genre.
Today is a good day to watch some of their films if you haven't already, it's also a good day to revisit their work too. I've provided five movies that are my personal favorites and even one that both men starred in together:
1. "House of Long Shadows" (1983)
Start it off by watching a movie with where Lee and Price both starred in together. This horror comedy can be rented online at Amazon for $2.99 or if you're a Amazon Prime member, its a prime movie. Peter Cushing and John Carradine also starred in the movie with them.
2. "Horror of Dracula" (1958)
"Horror of Dracula," was the first Hammer Dracula film, and the first time where Christopher Lee donned the cape and fangs. He made many Dracula films after that one. It's definitely a movie for fans of vampires and Dracula to watch. You can rent the movie online for $2.99 on Amazon.
3. "House on Haunted Hill" (1959)
"House on Haunted Hill" is an essential Vincent Price movie. In the film Price played an eccentric millionaire that offers money to five people to stay a night in a haunted house. You can watch this cult classic for free on Youtube.
4. "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1959)
On a personal note this is one of my favorite versions of the Sherlock Holmes story, "The Hound of the Baskervilles." It's another Hammer Production where both Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee starred in. Cushing played Holmes and Lee played as Sir Henry Baskerville. Sherlock Holmes fans should check it out! At the moment the movie has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and you can rent it online on Google Play for $2.99.
5. "The Last Man on Earth" (1964)
"The Last Man on Earth," was based off of the story "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson. You can watch the film on Youtube for free since it's in Public Domain. "The Last Man on Earth," is another one of Price's cult classics that is always a must watch.
So those are just a sample of both of their works, there is much more than these five films, but to start off any newcomer they are great movies to watch.
What's your favorite Christopher Lee film? What's your favorite Vincent Price film?