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 of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects…Harry Cooper from the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead…you may even recall him from Prophecy II or countless TV appearances…Tom Towles was a face that our chosen genre has seen a lot of.
After a stint in the Marine Corps and a bit part in the Al Pacino film Dog Day Afternoon, Towles spent his life in theater and film, appearing often as a villain or, most often in the films of Rob Zombie, an authority figure, Tom Towles was a prescient face in our beloved horror films.
It’s with a profound sense of loss that we mark his passing, but with the small comfort that his strong character legacy will live on.
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