Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WOMEN OF HORROR: ANGELA PLEASENCE

THE DAUGHTER OF HORROR ROYALTY. 

Angela Pleasence is the daughter of one of horror's most beloved icons:  Donald Pleasence.  However, she is an accomplished actress in her own right.  She's married King Henry VIII as well as played his daughter Elizabeth I.  She's palled around with Sarah Jane Smith and been the ghost of Christmas past.  But the single role which inducts her into the pantheon of the women of horror is that of the meek-looking but deadly Emily Underwood in the "Act of Kindness" segment of Amicus' horror omnibus "FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE" where she is mesmerizing!
  • FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE (1974)
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL  (1984)
  • DR. TERRIBLE'S HOUSE OF HORRIBLE "Scream, Satan, Scream!"  (2001)
  • DOCTOR WHO "The Shakespeare Code"  (2007)
  • THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES "The Curse of Clyde Langer Part 2)  (2011)
  • AMICUS:  HOUSE OF HORRORS  (2012)
  • WHITECHAPEL  (2013)

with Donald Pleasance in FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
 
A CHRISTMAS CAROL with George C. Scott
 
the blushing bride prepares to cut the cake in FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
 
Queen Elizabeth I in DOCTOR WHO: THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
 
as Mystic Mags in THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES
 
paying Diana Dors a visit in FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
 
 
TODAY'S "WOMEN OF HALLOWEEN" SONG ON MY AUDIO BLOG "BATHED IN THE LIGHT FROM ANDROMEDA" IS "MAD MONSTER PARTY" BY ETHEL ENNIS.


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