Howdy there Scream Freaks! We like keeping our ear to the ground and informing you of anything we think is worth knowing about regarding horror news, and one particular subject has been popping up a lot! We’re only a little more than half way through the year, but the horror community has already lost several memorable actors from notable works in the genre. Here’s an overview of those who passed away in 2015 thus far in no particular order:

Christopher Lee (Hammer films, Star Wars saga, Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Wicker Man, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Howling II, Sleepy Hollow)

Betsy Palmer (Friday the 13th)

Robert Z’Dar (Maniac Cop 1-3)

Roddy Piper (They Live, Hell Comes to Frogtown)

Tom Towles (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Night of the Living Dead (1990), Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Halloween (2007), The Pit and the Pendulum (1991) and The Prophecy II)

Alex Rocco (The Entity, Lady in White, Return to Horror High and Blood Mania)

Aubrey Morris (A Clockwork Orange, The Wicker Man, Lifeforce, Bordello of Blood, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb)

Robert Harris (Cabin Fever)

Patrick Macne (Howling, Twilight Zone, Night Gallery and Tales from the Darkside)

Rick Ducommun (Scary Movie, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Little Monsters, Blank Check and Ghost in the Machine)

Elizabeth Wilson (The Addams Family, The Birds, The Graduate, Dark Shadows and The Incredible Shrinking Woman)

Richard Dysart (The Thing, Prophecy)

Geoffrey Lewis (Devil’s Rejects, The Lawnmower Man, Night of the Comet and Trilogy of Terror II)

Gregory Walcott (Plan 9 From Outer Space)

Daniel von Bargen (The Silence of the Lambs, The Faculty, Lord of Illusions, Thinner and RoboCop 3)

Ben Woolf (American Horror Story)

Louis Jourdan (Swamp Thing, Return of Swamp Thing)

See what I mean? Luckily, most of these were deaths due to natural causes like old age, but it’s still hard to say good-bye and be reminded of their impressions on us through their works that continue to speak to future generations beyond the veil of death.

Getting off that sad note, be sure you’re caught up with the rest of Screaming Soup! Season 2 and use our social buttons in the upper right corner of the site and follow our tweets, subscribe to our Youtube channel, like our Facebook, watch and share all our vids, and keep that fan mail coming.

That’s pretty much it for now, so I’ll see ya’ later Scream Freaks!


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