Sunday, March 19, 2017

This Week in Fright Film History March 19 - 25, 2017

Two Thousand Maniacs!  (1964) written and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis,  it is the second part of  the director's  "The Blood Trilogy", a trio of films starting with Blood Feast (1963) and ending with Color Me Blood Red (1965). The film stars 1963 Playboy Playmate Connie Mason and was released on March 20, 1965.

 Peter Lorre an actor known for appearing in such horror films as The Invisible Agent (1942), The Beast with Five Fingers (1946) and  The Raven (1963) died on March 23, 1964.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)  based on the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was release on March 24, 1939. The film was directed by Sidney Lanfield and starred  Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson.

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