In an unprecedented move, the UK's Horror Channel has dropped its schedule on the 2nd July to devote a night to Christopher Lee, who passed away on 7th June 2015. The veteran actor had starred in over 250 movies and was an undeniable icon of the horror genre, being a regular player in some of the most formative films of British gothic horror made popular by studios like Hammer and Amicus. Read on for the official info.
Horror Channel is clearing the post 9pm schedules on Thursday 2nd July for a 'Christopher Lee Night' in tribute to the great actor and horror icon's recent death. The films to be screened are:
9pm – THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968)
10.55pm – DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1966)
12.45am – SCARS OF DRACULA (1970)
2.35am – TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER (1976)
Stewart Bridle, Horror Channel’s manager said today: “'We feel the movies chosen for the night represent some of his most iconic characters and performances during his time with Hammer Films and in the horror genre. Watching these you realise why he was so highly respected as a fantastic character actor who could both be a stoic hero and also a terrifying villain. He will be greatly missed but he lives on through his amazing legacy of movies”.
Horror Channel is available in the UK on: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138 / Freeview 70
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