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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Horror Hotty Veronica Carlson (#peopleiveseenlive) : Voice of the Undead Countdown Minus 58

With Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead coming out on July 26, I'm counting down sixty cool vampire things, one per day. Today's cool vampire thing: swinging 60's scream queen Veronica Carlson.
Several years ago I had the chance to chair a panel featuring actresses who had starred in vampire films in the 60s.

On the panel was Veronica Carlson, a statuesque and stunning actress who was the perfect plainspoken, witty foil for the more baroque Ingrid Pitt. Carlson was in a number of Hammer films, including Horror of Frankenstein, which I regard as an unsung masterpiece, but none was better than Dracula Has Risen from the Grave. That movie had it all: Christopher Lee as Dracula, an amazing series of rooftop sets, and of course, Hammer Glamour.

Here then is a video tribute to the lovely Veronica Carlson, cool vampire thing of the day.

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