What are the chances that two of THE best actors that have ever lived were born on the same day? The SAME DAY. I spend a good deal of time in the Twilight Zone, but honestly, this sounds like a set up for a really scary movie — as I’m marvelling at this amazing coincidence, I’m also waiting for what must be a terrifying punch line.
“1911: St. Louis, Missouri. The ghosts are moving tonight, restless… hungry. For a remarkable baby was just birthed into the world. This baby will grow into a man. A man desperate for power and control. He will hunt for witches, showing them no mercy. He will seek vengeance many times in his life. And he will terrorize and torment people for his own amusement — making a game of their fear.”
*screen caption* Meanwhile, across the pond, half a world away, eleven years later . . .
“The year is 1922. As the full moon rises over the quiet forests of Belgravia, a wolf howls. For on this day, the greatest evil the world will ever face has been born. This man will become an unstoppable monster with a thirst for blood. This man will spend centuries mummified in a tomb. And this man will be assembled, piece by grotesque piece, by a madman on a quest to play God.”
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’d watch this movie. Especially if these two men were portraying themselves.
Today’s blog post is dedicated to the other two parts of my Trilogy of Terror: Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. These two masters of horror were both born on May 27th, which as I just explained, seems like an incredible coincidence. And if that wasn’t creepy enough, those who read yesterday’s post know that my number one guy in the Trilogy, Peter Cushing, celebrated his birthday just a day earlier, on the 26th. Continue reading