Tuesday, August 13, 2013

LL80'sH Remembers Karen Black (1939-2013)

Hi everyone. Just posting a little note here to pay tribute to the wonderful Karen Black, who passed away on August 8, from cancer. She was my number three horror goddess following Felissa Rose and Amy Steel who after her appearance in the 1975 TV classic “Trilogy of Terror” was cast in dozens of horror and B-films, some which are my favorites to this day. She was an actress who held a spot on my bucket list as one I would have hoped to have met and had the opportunity to talk to and let her know how much of a fan I was of hers. The first film I ever saw her in was "Trilogy of Terror" back in 1994 and was immediately drawn to her beauty and her talent. From then on, I was privileged to have seen her in a slew of horror films ranging from "Burnt Offerings" (which I have previously reviewed on this blog here), "The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver", "Mirror Mirror" to "Out Of the Dark" and even appeared on 80's television shows such as "Murder, She Wrote", "The Hitchhiker"  and "Growing Pains". She was beautiful. She was talented. She was one-of-a-kind. She will be sorely missed. The horror community has lost one of its best. Much love to you, Karen. Thank you for your contributions to the horror genre.
May you forever rest in peace.
Linus Loves 80's Horror Recommends these horror/B- films starring Karen Black for your consideration:
The Pyx (1973)
Trilogy of Terror (1975)
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Family Plot (1976)
The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver (1977)
The Blue Man (aka Eternal Evil) (1985)
Invaders From Mars (1986)
It's Alive! III (1987)
Out of the Dark (1988)