100 Years of Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing

Today we celebrate 100 years of all-time horror great Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing Blogathon

I first started watching classic horror films when I was about 12 or 13 and Peter Cushing – as one of the world’s most famous actors to appear in horror films – came to my attention quickly.

Cushing’s films were not as accessible to me at the time as say the old Universal films, which were on the telly every week. But I kept a close eye on the television guide to make sure that I didn’t miss his films when they were on late at night.

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) is probably the first Peter Cushing film I saw, other, of course, than Star Wars (1977) where he played Grand Moff Tarkin.

Author: The Spooky Isles

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  1. David: Thank you for telling us about your experience on the day Peter Cushing died. His is one my favorite actors, too and I think you hit the nail on the head when you said “He took his job seriously and you could tell that his characters believed what they were saying, no matter what the nonsense.” This is a rare talent.

  2. I do hope you can find the article to share with us. It is an odd thing the loss we feel when a particularly favourite actor passes. We still have what we always had (the performances), but a little light has gone out of the world.

  3. A warm and heartfelt remembrance. Thank you for the memories. Actually, you\’ve left me feeling a little embarrassed – in that I don\’t have any memory of hearing Peter Cushing had died in 1994. I know I was working some crazy 70 hour a week job – but it makes me sad that I didn\’t mark his passing and keep it safe in my memories.


    Fellow Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon Participant


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