A Childhood Spent Watching Peter Cushing


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STEPHEN JACOBS remembers his childhood well-spent watching Peter Cushing horror on the BBC!


Peter Cushing BlogathonGrowing up in England in the 1970s, I was fortunate enough to be one of those kids who were allowed to stay up late to watch the much-missed horror double bill seasons on BBC2.

The double bill was usually a Universal picture and then, following 45 minutes or so of golf or cricket (which was an interminable, and unnecessary, wait for an already tired youth!) by a Hammer offering.

They were a landmark moment in my young life and, in the days before home video, were my introduction to many of the classic monster movies from such studios as Universal and Hammer.

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  1. Stephen: That was a touching tribute. I first learned about Peter Cushing watching a late Saturday night horror show in the San Francisco Bay Area. I ran to bed once or twice. Thank you for sharing your memories.

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