Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood" .... PULL THE STRINGS!
This was one of my favorite movies, mostly because I absolutely loved Landau's stellar, pathos-driven performance as the old horror movie icon who was befriended by B-movie director Ed Wood in his twilight years. I often said that he "out-Lugosied Lugosi" and deservedly won the Oscar that year for his portrayal of Bela as he declined both in his career and health.
June 20 1928 - July 15 2017
George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" scared the hell out of me when I was 9 years old, seeing this movie for the first time... I remember having to sleep with the light on for a month afterward, as I was convinced that every shadow I saw had to be a zombie lurching down the hallway toward my room. EEEK! Romero's subsequent zombie flicks solidified his status as one of the kings of the horror genre.
February 4 1940 - July 16 2017
George Romero, surrounded by his zombie horde!