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.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

R.I.P. John Saxon 1936-2020

I was really saddened to hear about the passing of John Saxon yesterday. He was 83. This one really stings. He was a legend with a show business career that spanned seven decades and almost two-hundred credits.

R.I.P. John Saxon 1936-2020

Arguably best known for this roles in A Nightmare of Elm Street and Black Christmas, he was a ubiquitous figure in the horror genre that goes all the way back to Mario Bava's 1963 film The Girl Who Knew Too Much. To me as a child, he was that guy who always popped up in popular TV shows like Wonder Woman, The A-Team and Fantasy Island. Saxon was the guy who basically introduced me to the concept of a character actor. I'm glad I was able to see him in person during the 2014 Festival of Fear as part of the Black Christmas 40th anniversary reunion.

John Saxon (left) at 2014 Fan Expo.

Rest in peace, Mr. Saxon. You will be missed.   

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