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IN MEMORIAM — GEORGE ROMERO 1940 – 2017

A pioneer of our favored genre has passed into history this weekend — at 77 years of age, George Romero has died this past Sunday. Having only days ago released a poster for Road of the Dead, a continuation of his “dead” saga co-written with longtime film partner Matt Birman, Romero left this world after a short…

IN MEMORIAM: HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS 1929 – 2016

A pioneer and a legend in our world of horror cinema has left this world today. Herschell Gordon Lewis, writer, director, producer, “The Godfather of Gore” himself, has passed away at the age of 87. After a start in teaching and managing a Chicago radio station, Lewis began working in films in the late ’50s,…

IN MEMORIAM: ANGUS SCRIMM (1926 – 2016)

It’s with a profound kind of sadness that I type this:  the horror community has lost a larger-than-life icon — Angus Scrimm, known to fans everywhere as the Tall Man, has passed away at the age of eighty-nine. Scrimm, born Lawrence Rory Guy, started out in theater in USC, but made more of a splash…

IN MEMORIAM: GUNNAR HANSEN 1947 – 2015

In what has already been a terribly tragic year for we Fellow Fans, we here at LeglessCorpse are saddened to report that we have lost yet another irreplaceable figure in our beloved genre. Gunnar Hansen, most famously known to us all as the original “Leatherface” from the 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, has passed…

IN MEMORIAM: WES CRAVEN (1939 – 2015)

Wow. I really don’t know how to even approach this memorial; this is a year that we’ve already lost far too many people from our beloved genre…and it’s with a profound sense of loss that I must write about yet another. One of the master creators that indelibly changed the face of horror, giving we fans a…

IN MEMORIAM: SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE (1922 – 2015)

A man particularly suited to being called “legendary” has passed into history. After ninety-three illustrious years, the world now mourns the loss of Sir Christopher Lee. Perhaps best known for his multiple appearances on screen as Count Dracula, there was much, much  more to the man than his highly popular, sinister, and provocative portrayal of the Lord of…

IN MEMORIAM: BETSY PALMER (1926 – 2015)

She was the first killer to shed blood at the venerable Camp Crystal Lake; her initial bloody rampage through that same summer camp set the stage for a phenomenon that still thrills we horror fans to this day; her cinematic son would go on to brutally carve his name into our collective horror memory. She…

IN MEMORIAM: GEOFFREY LEWIS (1935 – 2015)

In what’s been a very sad week for we film fans, we’ve lost yet another fixture of our beloved cinema today with the passing of the veritably omnipresent character actor, Geoffrey Lewis. In his five-decade spanning career, Lewis appeared in over 200 features and television shows, his chameleon-like skills allowing him to be hero or…

IN MEMORIAM: TOM TOWLES (1950 – 2015)

It’s with sadness on this otherwise festive holiday of Easter that we announce the passing of Tom Towles. Likely not the most well-known of names to the average folk, his face is quite familiar to we Fellow Fans and followers of macabre cinema.  Otis, from Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer…Deputy George Rydell from House…

IN MEMORIAM: ROBERT Z’DAR (1950 – 2015)

We Fellow Fans and purveyors of cult cinema have lost an unforgettable face with the passing of Robert Z’Dar on March 30th. Probably best known to us as Matt Cordell, the titular character in the Maniac Cop series, Z’Dar’s work spanned three decades, and included roles alongside Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell in Tango &…

IN MEMORIAM: LEONARD NIMOY (1931 – 2015)

The world has lost an icon. Actor, singer, director, poet, photographer, author, and teacher Leonard Nimoy passed from this life today.  He was eighty-three. Although he’s primarily known for his contributions to the sci-fi genre, most particularly, of course, Star Trek, he’s earned mention here at the ‘Corpse for two reasons: First and foremost, let’s…

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