The 10 Strangest Movies Starring Christopher Lee
Posted 2017/06/15 2821 0
This month 2 years go, we lost Sir Christopher Lee. How about we watching some of his weird movies, paying tribute to one of the greatest presences cinema, not just horror cinema, has ever seen.
1. Uncle Was a Vampire (1959)
Baron Osvaldo Lambertenghi is forced to sell his ancestral castle; when it's converted into a hotel, he stays on as a bellboy. His mysterious uncle arrives--and turns out to be a vampire. When his uncle vampirizes Osvaldo, the newly-minted blood-sucker gallops about the castle sipping from the necks of dozens of beautiful female guests.
2. The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)
In the Olden Tymes, Count Regula is drawn and quartered for killing twelve virgins in his dungeon torture chamber. Thirty-five years later, he comes back to seek revenge on the daughter of his intended thirteenth victim and the son of his prosecutor in order to attain immortal life.
3. Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Heading British Intelligence, Fremont (Christopher Lee) carries a heavy workload, what with killers, mad scientists and all. While a serial killer with a penchant for drinking his victim's blood runs rampant, the murderous and deranged Dr. Browning (Vincent Price) engages in harvesting body parts to conduct his experiments. The lead man on the case, Detective Bellaver (Alfred Marks), tries to piece it all together, while a fascist leader (Peter Cushing) pulls strings from behind the scenes.
4. Horror Express (1972)
Alexander Saxton (Christopher Lee), a brilliant British anthropologist researching in the Russian Far East, boards the Trans-Siberian Express with his latest discovery, a frozen specimen he hopes to prove is the missing link. But en route to Europe, passengers begin to turn up dead, and terror engulfs the train as Saxton and his partner, Dr. Wells (Peter Cushing), struggle to contain a mysterious, and increasingly murderous, force with the power to control minds.
5. The Keeper (1976)
The keeper (Christopher Lee) of an insane asylum controls everything from a console, as a private eye (Tell Schreiber) finds out.
6. Dracula and Son (1976)
Son grows up with father, leaves to go to big city in 1979. Father follows and tries to survive as a vampire in a modern world. Son finds girl, decides not to be a vampire anymore. Great ending!
7. Starship Invasions (1977)
Good aliens and a man (Robert Vaughn) who investigates UFOs thwart a bad alien (Christopher Lee) and his flying saucers hovering over Earth.
8. The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)
In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a US super secret super weapon is stolen, he's asked to come back, to help. Unfortunately, he's an alcoholic now... -- parody of superhero comic strips.
9. Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1984)
After his sister is turned into a werewolf and subsequently killed, Ben White (Reb Brown) decides to help the enigmatic Stefan Crosscoe (Christopher Lee) fight the growing population of lupine monsters, along with the lovely Jenny Templeton (Annie McEnroe). Traveling to Transylvania, Ben, Jenny and Crosscoe attempt to hunt down the powerful werewolf queen, Stirba (Sybil Danning), and must face her furry followers, as well as other supernatural forces.
10. Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
The Russian mob, led by Konstantine Konali (Ron Perlman), develops a computer game that, unbeknown to its players, has the ability to destroy security systems. As a result, a staggering number of robberies have been committed, and the Russian police have no leads. They call in the help of the Americans, but think twice about that decision when they end up with the lovable, bumbling members of the Police Academy, including Eric Lassard (George Gaynes) and Thaddeus Harris (G.W. Bailey).