Catch Up on Classic Christopher Lee on June 22

Horror of Dracula (1958 UK) aka Dracula Directed by Terence Fisher Shown: Christopher Lee (as Count Dracula)
Christopher Lee as Count Dracula in Horror of Dracula. Photo: © Universal Pictures/Tom Edwards.

This week, we got the sad news that Sir Christopher Lee had passed away at the age of 93. Geek-film fans knew him from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as his roles in the Star Wars and Hobbit franchises.

However, Lee had quite the lengthy film career, which included well over 275 credits. Turner Classic Movies will highlight some of Lee’s earlier works with an eight-film tribute on Monday, June 22. More specifically, TCM will show Lee in some of his creepier roles, including Count Dracula. Here is the full schedule:

  • 6:15 a.m. The Mummy (1959)
  • 8:00 a.m. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
  • 9:30 a.m. Horror of Dracula (1959)
  • 11:00 a.m. Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966)
  • 12:45 p.m. Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969)
  • 2:30 p.m. Horror Express (1972)
  • 4:00 p.m. The Three Musketeers (1972)
  • 6:00 p.m. The Four Musketeers (1975)

It’s too bad that The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Wicker Man, or The Man with the Golden Gun isn’t on this list, but you can’t be too picky. Just be advised that all of the times listed are Eastern, so set your DVR accordingly!