Horror 101 – Episode 44: The Christopher Lee Tribute

Horror 101 – Episode 44: The Christopher Lee Tribute – July 22nd, 2015

On this very special 44th episode we pay homage to a gentleman who has thrilled us for over half a century. Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was born May 27th 1922. After a distinguished military career in WW2 he tried his hand at acting. Over 70 years and 250 appearances later he is remembered as one of the most revered actors of his time. We’ll discuss how his experiences behind enemy lines and relation to Bond creator Ian Fleming may have lead to the 007 blue print. We’ll focus on his contribution to the horror genre and some of his most memorable roles throughout the decades. Join us as we pay tribute to Christopher Lee by giving him the Horror 101 treatment and bid a fond farewell to one of our screen heroes.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

01:00 Funeral for a Friend…
03:40 In the beginning it was World War…
05:10 Taking a crack at acting (finding his niche in horror…)
08:20 The Dracula Legacy…
13:15 The Mad Monk Rasputin
16:50 The Man With The Golden Gun
19:45 Famous roles Lee turned down…
21:00 The criminal mastermind Fu Manchu
23:35 “It is a place called Sleepy Hollow…”
26:07 Count Dooku
28:12 The return of Hammer and Lee (The Resident)…
30:00 The Evil Saruman
31:55 Lee’s final screen appearance…
33:00 The loss of legend…
34:44 A final thank you from the man himself. Rest well, Sir…

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