Friday, June 5, 2009

Carradine Found Dead

Wow. Now this certainly came as a surprise.

Renowned B-movie star, David Carradine (of Kill Bill fame) was found dead, in a Bangkok hotel room, yesterday.

The apparent cause is an attempt at (ahem) autoerotic asphyxiation that went horribly wrong.

So what's the vampire connection to Carradine?

Firstly, he was the star of Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1990) and The Last Sect (2006).

Secondly, his father was John Carradine (1906-1988), star of the House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945), "Dracula" episode of Matinee Theatre (1956), Billy the Kid versus Dracula (1966), Las vampiras (1969), Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969), Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975) Doctor Dracula (1978), Vampire Hookers (1978) and Nocturna (1979).

You can read an interview with David, conducted by Noel Murray for A.V. Club's "Random Roles" (September 9, 2008), here.

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