Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tor Johnson We Hardly Knew Ye

There are few actors in the realm of film who has managed to make a career out of staring in bad films as Tor Johnson. Nope, not a good one in the bunch. A former pro-wrestler he was discovered by Ed Wood and asked to star in his films. Though usually as a creature of the undead with very few, if any, speaking lines. How ironic that a man whose made a career out of playing evil characters was in fact quite a loving and kind individual. There is a rumor he helped fellow cheese head Bela Lugosi out when he was in financial dire straights. I recommend either Plan 9 from Outerspace or The Beast From Yucca Flats, which was a forerunner to The Incredible Hulk. I have also included MST3K's best of Tor Johnson.

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