They Will Be Missed, But Never Forgotten
I want to take a minute to remember the names and faces of those who left us throughout this last year. One of the things that I really love and admire about movie fans is that we are the ones that keep the memories alive of all of these people that have passed on over the years. We collect their movies, we watch them repeatedly over the years, and even pass the pleasure we get from them onto others. I guess it is our little way of keeping them alive. Because of the VHS, DVD, bluray, etc., their performances will be around for us, and many other future fans, to enjoy for many years to come, so they will be missed, but never forgotten.
All of the people listed below have had some involvement in the genre at some point in their career. For some, it might have only been a single appearance in the genre, while others simply redefined it. So please take a minute and read through these names and remember the pleasure and enjoyment you received from their work. And make sure that we do what we can to continue to pay tribute to them for years to come.
James Best in The Killer Shrews (1959)
Carlo De Mejo from City of the Living Dead (1980)
Charles Herbert in 13 Ghosts (1960)
Edward Herrmann in The Lost Boys (1987)
Composer James Horner
Richard Johnson in The Haunting (1963)
Louis Jourdan in Count Dracula (1977)
Geoffrey Lewis in Salem’s Lot (1979)
Leonard Nimoy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Betsy Palmer in Friday the 13th (1980)
Germán Robles in El Vampiro (1957)
Rod Taylor in The Time Machine (1960)