Aside from Halloween, how many real opportunities are there for horror fans to embrace their love of the genre – giving them an excuse to watch horror back-to-back? The next two days has become something of an un-official horror holiday, as a result of three of it’s most iconic stars celebrating their birthday on these dates. Today would have been Peter Cushing’s 103rd, and tomorrow would have marked both Vincent Price’s 105th and Christopher Lee’s 94th. It’s also the first time that, sadly, none of the ‘Horror Holy Trinity’ are alive to mark the occasion.
Since all three actors had such long and varied careers, there are far too many films to watch in the two day celebration. But we’ve compiled a list of all the films in which at least two of these iconic gentlemen share the screen.
Hamlet (1948) was the first film in which Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee appeared together.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) was Lee and Cushing’s first horror film together, and the first of many Hammer films they would play opposite each other.
Though Dracula (1958) is probably the most famous
This also included The Mummy remake
Here’s Christopher Lee in Moulin Rouge, which also featured Cushing.
The Oblong Box was the first film to star both Price and Lee.
Scream and Scream Again was the second teaming, after The Oblong Box, of actors Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. Peter Cushing also starred in this one.
The Creeping Flesh (1973) saw Lee and Cushing team up again – with director Freddie Francis.
And in The Gorgon, from horror director Terence Fisher.
Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing also co-starred in Horror Express, one of those very specific ‘horror movies set on trains’ subgenre of films
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors also fell into this subgenre – and also starred Lee and Cushing.
The House of the Long Shadows is a 1983 horror-parody film notable for starring all three of these iconic actors. Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, and Peter Cushing star, alongside fellow horror legend John Carradine.
Cushing and Price teamed up again for Madhouse (1974)
Occasionally the films they shared weren’t strictly horror, like The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
And fantasy-adventure She (1965)
And Arabian Adventure (1979) which also starred Lee and Cushing
Lee and Cushing also starred in separate segments in early anthology horror The House That Dripped Blood
Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee starred in Island of the Burning Damned (1967), which was released as a double feature with Godzilla’s Revenge.
And I Monster, an Amicus production of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake.
Old horror films had such better names, right. Best friends Lee and Cushing worked together again on Nothing But the Night (1973)
Sometimes Lee and Cushing even teamed up for a comedy, like One More Time (1970)
Peter Cushing joined Vincent Price in the sequel to Dr. Phibes – Dr. Phibes Rises Again