October 15th, 2009

Halloween

Halloween Countdown, Day 15


Here's a point to ponder during the Halloween season: who is the greatest star of classic horror cinema? (And by classic, I simply mean "before I was born," which was thirty-mumble years ago, so the modern greats, such as Jeffrey Combs, Tony Todd, and Lance Henriksen, don't count.) What do you think? That's right - it's poll time again!

Poll #1471577 Stars of Classic Horror Cinema

Who is the greatest star of classic horror cinema? (Choose more than one if you like.)

Evelyn Ankers
0(0.0%)
Lionel Atwill
0(0.0%)
John Barrymore
0(0.0%)
Colin Clive
0(0.0%)
Boris Karloff
4(10.8%)
John Carradine
0(0.0%)
Lon Chaney
2(5.4%)
Lon Chaney, Jr.
0(0.0%)
Hazel Court
0(0.0%)
Peter Cushing
0(0.0%)
Dwight Frye
0(0.0%)
Klaus Kinski
0(0.0%)
Elsa Lanchester
1(2.7%)
Christopher Lee
9(24.3%)
Herbert Lom
0(0.0%)

Cont'd

Peter Lorre
0(0.0%)
Bela Lugosi
2(5.9%)
Fredric March
0(0.0%)
Ingrid Pitt
0(0.0%)
Donald Pleasence
1(2.9%)
Vincent Price
7(20.6%)
Claude Raines
0(0.0%)
Basil Rathbone
0(0.0%)
Max Schreck
2(5.9%)
Barbara Shelley
1(2.9%)
Simone Simon
0(0.0%)
Vampira
0(0.0%)
Fay Wray
0(0.0%)
George Zucco
0(0.0%)
The horrifying ticky-box is ready for its close-up!
0(0.0%)

My favorite star wasn't listed above. He/She is...



Spooky Text of the Day: Today's story is "The Sad Story of a Vampire" (1894) by Count Eric Stenbock.

Excerpt:
Vampires generally arrive at night, in carriages drawn by two black horses.

Our Vampire arrived by the commonplace means of the railway train, and in the afternoon.

You must think I am joking, or perhaps that by the word "Vampire" I mean a financial vampire.

No, I am quite serious. The Vampire of whom I am speaking, who laid waste our hearth and home, was a real vampire.


Read the complete story here.
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