“Horror Icons” – 12 Part Documentary Series

Taking audiences on 12 terror-filled rides through the careers and lives of Vincent Price, Lon Chaney (Sr & Jr), Barbara Steele, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and many others, “Horror Icons” will spotlight each one’s life, their key performances and examine how each gave form to our darkest fears.

From the Rondo Award winning director of “Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster”, comes an exciting new series, exploring the great stars of Horror, those legendary actors who’ve disturbed and delighted us for over a century: “Horror Icons”.

Planned Episodes

  • Horror Icons: Vincent Price
  • Horror Icons: Lon Chaney Sr
  • Horror Icons: Lon Chaney Jr
  • Horror Icons: Bela Lugosi
  • Horror Icons: Boris Karloff*
  • Horror Icons: Reluctant Icons**
  • Horror Icons: Caligari’s Nightmares***
  • Horror Icons: Peter Lorre
  • Horror Icons: A-Z of Horror Characters +
  • Horror Icons: Lethal Ladies (I) ++
  • Horror Icons: Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee
  • Horror Icons: Barbara Steele (if we can secure an interview) or Basil Rathbone +++

* This episode will be distinct from “Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster” (focusing on the Karloff’s many Mad Scientist roles)

** Reluctant Icons examines the lives & careers of those who resisted becoming known as Horror Icons, eg Colin Clive, Claude Rains, Henry Hull & Duane Nelson

***Caligari’s Nightmares delves into the world of Expressionist horror and it’s background in the post WW1 Germany. Conrad Veidt will be a major focus but we will also feature Paul Wegener, Werner Krause, Max Schreck, Emil Jannings, Brigitte Helm & Anita Berber)

+ A-Z of Horror Characters will highlight Lionel Atwill, Dwight Frye, Elsa Lancaster, Beryl Mercer, Maria Ouspenskaya, Ernest Thesiger & George Zucco

++ First of 3 ‘Lethal Ladies’ docs spanning different Horror eras-this one will focus on Fay Wray, Gloria Holden, Evelyn Ankers, Sybille Schmitz & Gale Sondergaard,

+++Dependant on whether we can secure a filmed interview with Ms Steele we will either feature a profile of her in Season 1 or one on Basil Rathbone.

Does this sound like something you’d like to see? Then you can head on over to the KickStarter page HERE

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