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Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Lee was an English actor with a career spanning nearly 70 years. He was best known for playing Count Dracula and other villains.

NAME: Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee
BORN: 27 May 1922 in Belgravia, London
DIED: 7 June 2015 in Chelsea, London

Selected Filmography

Christopher Lee articles on Spooky Isles

Horror Express 1972 REVIEW

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Horror Express 1972
All aboard the Horror Express 1972 as ANDREW GARVEY reviews this silly but effective British/Spanish co-production

Dr Terror’s House of Horrors 1965 REVIEW

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Dr Terror's House of Horrors 1965 is the first of the Amicus anthology horrors, delivering a train ride of spooky fun, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

The City of the Dead 1960 REVIEW

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The City of the Dead 1960 is criminally overlooked, says ANDREW GARVEY

Rasputin the Mad Monk 1966 REVIEW

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Rasputin the Mad Monk
Christopher Lee gives one of his best performances for Hammer, in the historical horror, Rasputin the Mad Monk 1966, says ADAM SCOVELL

Dracula AD 1972 REVIEW

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Dracula AD 1972 is an iconic film - but is it any good? DAVID SAUNDERSON takes his first look at the film...

The Mummy 1959 REVIEW

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ADAM SCOVELL reviews The Mummy (1959)

Dracula Prince of Darkness 1966 REVIEW

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Best of Hammer Dracula sequels - Christopher Lee creates menace in Dracula Prince of Darkness 1966 without speaking a single word!

The Devil Rides Out 1968 REVIEW

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Charles Gray in The Devil Rides Out 1968
The Devil Rides Out 1968 is an enjoyable but overrated Hammer horror, says ADAM SCOVELL

The Wicker Tree 2011 REVIEW

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The Wicker Tree 2011, the sequel to 1973's The Wicker Man, is reviewed by ANDREW GARVEY

The Creeping Flesh 1973 REVIEW

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The Creeping Flesh 1973
The Creeping Flesh 1973 fails to deliver despite its cast, says guest writer BUSTY McGINTY

The Wicker Man Soundtrack by Paul Giovanni

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SPOOKY SOUND SUNDAY today sees DOM COOPER explores Paul Giovanni's The Wicker Man soundtrack

90 Years of Christopher Lee!

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TODAY Sir Christopher Lee celebrates his 90th birthday. Writer KATIE DOHERTY is slightly obsessed with the Prince of Darkness if this article is anything to go by!

Nothing But The Night 1973 REVIEW

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Nothing but the NIght
STEPHEN MOSLEY waited 20 years to see Nothing But The Night - was it worth it?

My Hammer Horror Shock Theatre Bubblegum Days

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Hammer Bubblegum Cards
Guest writer STEWART KING told us he had Shock Theatre bubblegum cards from the 1970s. We said give us a look and tell us more.

The Oblong Box 1969 REVIEW

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The Oblong Box 1967
The Oblong Box 1969 is a Poe adaptation horror classic of revenge, justice and murder, reviewed by CHARLIE ALBERTSON

The Wicker Man 1973 REVIEW

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Guest writer PAUL JASON reviews The Wicker Man, a 1973 creepy, unsettling horror classic.

Chris vs Bela: The Ultimate Dracula Showdown

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Who is your favourite Dracula? The Spooky Isles talks to horror film historian Alan Frank about the merits of two leading contenders for the King of the Vampires - Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi.

You’ve got to be Choking!

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Choking
I am not demanding realism from my horror films but why can't they just punch each other in the face instead of choking each other?

5 Greatest Dracula Films You Can’t Afford to Miss

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Frank Langella played up the seductive side of the Count in Dracula (1979).
Horror film historian STEPHEN JACOBS lists his top five Dracula films for The Spooky Isles

The Curse of Frankenstein 1957 REVIEW

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The Curse of Frankenstein 1957
Unlike Colin Clive’s sappy scientist in Frankenstein (1931), Peter Cushing revels in lust, cruelty and murder in The Curse of Frankenstein 1957

Dracula 1958 REVIEW

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Dracula 1958, Horror of Dracula 1958
The memories of watching Dracula 1958 aka Horror of Dracula 1958 are still with me, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

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Forest Graveyard, Bodies and Twisted Faces

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DOM COOPER tells us about a Forest song about a visit to a graveyard

The Wicker Man Soundtrack by Paul Giovanni

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10 things you (probably) never knew about Hammer’s Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Christopher Lee as The Creature in Curse of Frankenstein 1957
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KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARD stitches together some amazing facts about Hammer's Curse of Frankenstein starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee...