In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

R.I.P. Dick Miller 1928-2019

I was very sad to hear about the passing of prolific actor Dick Miller a few days ago. He was 90.

R.I.P. Dick Miller 1928-2019.

As someone who grew up watching genre movies, Miller was perhaps one of the most visible actors of my childhood. Along with John Saxon, his appearance would always bring a smile to my face. His longtime moniker as “That Guy” was apt because it was years before I even knew his name. It's fitting that became the title of his eventual biography in 2014.

Whether it was the ill-fated gun store owner in The Terminator, the crusty janitor in Chopping Mall or beleaguered veteran in Gremlins, Miller chalked up countless acting roles. Though most famous for said walk-on parts, he did have a few leading roles while working with Roger Corman in the fifties, in 1957's Rock All Night and A Bucket of Blood two years later. The former title should be sought out, as it's a terrific film and Miller is great in it.

Rest in peace, Mr. Miller. Here's to a wonderful career.

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