After months of planning, the big day has finally arrived. Yours Truly and my co-host with the most, Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews, proudly present Day 1 of the Christopher Lee Blogathon! It’s an honor to dedicate this three-day event to one of my all-time favorite actors, who was the embodiment of wit, charm and continental sophistication. There are not enough superlatives in the English language to adequately describe the formidable talent and prodigious exploits of a man who lived a life that would have made James Bond envious. We’re kicking off this blogathon with an impressive batch of posts that would undoubtedly bring a smile to Sir Lee’s typically resolute face.
If you plan to participate but you’re not quite ready, don’t fret, we’ll post your link on Day Two. And of course, it’s never too late to join. Post a comment below, email me at email@example.com, or reach me on Twitter (@barry_cinematic). You may also contact Gill by commenting on her post, through her blog’s Contact Me page, or on Twitter (@realweegiemidge).
Please enjoy Day 1’s submissions below, and remember to tune in Saturday and Sunday for recaps of days two and three!To the blogathon a blog post: Angelman from Angelman’s Place reviews To theDevil a Daughter (1976).
Lê from Critica Retro walks us through the Corridors of Blood (1958)
Can one man save a movie? Silver Screenings certainly thinks so, taking us one step Beyond Mombasa (1956).
It’s no mystery that you should check out Movie Rob’s review of Diagnosis: Murder (1974).
The Grump of Horror is our fearless guide to Hammer’s Dracula (aka: Horror of Dracula) (1958).
Dick Scott of The Oak Drive-In reviews the Franco-Italian production, The Whip and the Body (aka: La frusta e il Corpo; or What!) (1963).
Things get toasty when Brian Schuck of Films from Beyond the Time Barrier takes a gander at Night of the Big Heat (aka: Island of the Burning Damned) (1967).
Terence Towles Canote of A Shroud of Thoughts invites us to visit Lord Summerisle in the folk horror classic, The Wicker Man (1973).
John L. Harmon of Tales from the Freakboy Zone bids us good evening, with a look at NothingBut the Night (1973).
Holger Hasse from Hallo, Hier Spricht, lets us in on the Secret of the Red Orchid (aka: Das Rätsel der roten Orchidee) (1962).
Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews shows a different side of Christopher Lee, protecting us from evil in The Devil Rides Out (aka: The Devil’s Bride) (1968).