At The Cameraman’s Revenge, James Russell offers smart appraisals of Cushing’s two mid-Sixties sorties as Dr. Who.
Brian Solomon of The Vault of Horror contemplates the last stretch in Cushing’s career, and the missed opportunities in a piece called What Might Have Been.
There's one more review to go from Ray, coming up later this evening.
This week, RayRay of WeirdFlix walked us through the Hammer Frankenstein series starring Peter Cushing. Now we come to the end when the Mad Baron, wearing what Cushing called his Helen Hayes wig, undertakes his last experiments, with predictably chaotic results. “This may be his swan song, Ray writes, “but in his final moments on film, he reminds us that he’ll never, ever stop.”
Ray’s review of Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974) is entitled All Good Things.
Peter Cushing’s Last Bow, posted on The Secret Sanctum of Captain Video, features links to a trailer and the whole film, available on YouTube.
Over the last seven days, I have posted some 80 links from over 30 sources, all discussing and celebrating the exceptional work and the remarkable life of Peter Cushing on this, his 100th Anniversary.
I am amazed by the variety, the originality and the quality of research and writing that I have been privileged to share here. Thank you so much to all the contributors, and thank you to all our visitors — I hope you have all enjoyed the Blogathon as much as I did.
Peter Cushing has been gone now for almost 20 years, but his films are being preserved, his work is widely available and he may very well be as popular today as he ever was. To us, his fans, he remains a vibrant presence in our lives.
“He really was the most gentle and generous of men. I have often said he died because he was too good for this world.”
— Christopher Lee, on Peter Cushing.