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.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

R.I.P. Rutger Hauer 1944-2019

I was saddened to hear about the passing of inimitable actor Rutger Hauer last week in the Netherlands. He was 75. Although he was best known for his portrayal of vigilante replicant Roy Batty in 1982's Blade Runner, his list of significant genre credits is truly impressive.

Rutger Hauer 1944-2019

Cutting his teeth on the early works of Paul Verhoeven, he made his mark on American eighties cinema with roles in such flicks as Nighthawks, The Hitcher and Wanted: Dead or Alive. He kept working throughout the decades, more recently playing the title character in Hobo With A Shotgun in 2011 and doing a stint on HBO's True Blood. Rest in peace, Mr. Hauer. Unlike tears in rain, your moments won't be lost in time.

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