Meet the Last Person Ever to Be Publicly Executed Via Guillotine in France

On June 17, 1939, Eugen Weidmann—a slick, handsome 31-year-old German—became the last person to be publicly executed via guillotine in France. His journey toward being a trivia-question answer started with a kidnapping gone awry, and spiraled into a deadly crime spree that spanned half of 1937. »11/19/15 1:23pm11/19/15 1:23pm


22 Incredible Facts About The Life and Career Of Sir Christopher Lee

If Sir Christopher Lee had just been a movie star, he would still have been an icon. But the late actor, who passed away last week, had an amazing life even beyond his incredible body of work. Whether you’re still lamenting his passing or unsure why his death is such a loss, here’s 22 reasons why Christopher Lee will … »6/12/15 1:28pm6/12/15 1:28pm

Newspaper flashback: Here's a look at Guardian profile of Christopher Lee that was published 43 year

Newspaper flashback: Here's a look at Guardian profile of Christopher Lee that was published 43 years ago today. Back then, Lee's career was only just starting. Who knew it would still be going strong now? And that he'd be a metal Christmas carol singing badass? [Read a digital except here] »3/11/15 6:30am3/11/15 6:30am

Christopher Lee Keeps His Christmas Metal Streak Intact With A New Song

He rocked you in 2012 with "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night." In 2013, he slayed you with "Jingle Hell." Now, Christopher Lee is back to melt the long, white beard off your face with "Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing," a "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" do-over that contains the lyric "Glory to the metal king!" »12/09/14 8:30pm12/09/14 8:30pm

8 Vampires Who Make Bloodsuckers Into Badass Monsters Again

Too long have vampires been portrayed as heroes, lovers, fops, and/or glitter-covered emotional disasters. We remember a time when vampires were monsters, and the only reason they were trying to get into your teenage daughter's bedroom was to drink their blood and murder them. Here are eight vampires who refuse to be… »2/27/14 1:20pm2/27/14 1:20pm

Christopher Lee’s greatest horror movie is getting a director’s cut

Yes, 40 years after The Wicker Man came out — and of course I mean the British movie, please pay no attention whatsoever to the Nic Cage clusterfuck of the same name — director Robin Hardy has returned to the horror masterpiece to make his definitive version. Plus Archer, Enterprise, Kurosawa and more! »1/06/14 9:00pm1/06/14 9:00pm

Christopher Lee returns with a new heavy metal Christmas carol classic

Oh, man. Christopher Lee is so old, you guys. Which is partially why it's so wonderful that's he's still churning out awesome holiday music like this new heavy metal cover (with accompanying metal lyrics!) of "Jingle Bells" titled, of course, "Jingle Hell." The other reason is that his singing voice is still amazing. »12/16/13 10:20am12/16/13 10:20am

Before he was Batman, Christian Bale was Jum-Jum the Swedish boy from the Land of Faraway

Long before Bale was hopping about Gotham in his cape and cowl, he was cast in the Swedish fantasy movie Mio in the Land of Faraway as a boy named Jum-Jum. The Swedish fairy tale (originally titled Mio Min Mio took place half on Earth and half in Land of Faraway, where the evil Knight Kato (played by Christopher Lee)… »12/27/12 12:25pm12/27/12 12:25pm

Christopher Lee has just released two heavy metal Christmas covers

God Rest Ye, Christopher Lee, and your new heavy metal Christmas songs. This is all the information you need in order to decide whether you want them or not (if the answer is not an emphatic yes, please see a doctor immediately), but if for some reason you're on the fence, the songs are "The Little Drummer Boy" and… »12/21/12 6:00pm12/21/12 6:00pm

Listen to Christopher Lee read Tim Burton's original The Nightmare Before Christmas poem

In 1982, while Tim Burton was still working at Disney, he wrote the poem The Nightmare Before Christmas, which would eventually become the animated Halloween classic. As it's October and our thoughts are turning to skeleton kings and Oogie Boogie monsters, let's take a moment to listen to that poem, read by none… »10/13/12 1:00pm10/13/12 1:00pm

Christopher Lee massacres a whole starbase full of groovy aliens, to a jazzy soundtrack

Earlier today, many people were somewhat startled by the image of Christopher Lee, wearing a Gumby-shaped ninja outfit with a winged serpent on it, gunning down a disco dancer. Where does this startling image come from? Why, the 1977 "Canuxploitation" classic Starship Invasions, of course. »10/11/12 8:00pm10/11/12 8:00pm

Can Christopher Lee out-scream Nic Cage in The Wicker Man sequel?

Last we saw of this Wicker Man sequel, some character was giving the Spielberg face right up some poor old lady's skirt. Since then, the frenetic crotch-centric trailer has been scrapped in favor of a much more sullen Christopher Lee preview. Gone is the naked horse-head sex play. Instead, it's just a couple of… »1/10/12 11:20am1/10/12 11:20am