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Peter Cushing in The Ghoul

Peter Cushing (1913 - 1994)

Film Deaths[]

  • The Black Knight (1954) [Sir Palamides]: Stabbed in the stomach by Alan Ladd after attempting to bludgeon Alan with a mace. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Alexander the Great (1956) [Memnon]: Killed in combat with Richard Burton's army, after Peter's offer of surrender is rejected. (Thanks to Garrett)
  • The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) [Baron Victor Frankenstein]: Executed (off-screen) by the guilotine; the film ends as the blade drops. (Note: His character returns in the 1958 sequel, having survived, but I'll list it as it was intended as a death.)
  • The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) [Baron Victor Frankenstein]: Beaten up by his patients in the hospital; he later dies in his laboratory when Francis Matthews tries to save him. He is brought back to life when Francis transplants his brain into a body that looks just like him (that Peter had prepared earlier).
  • Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960) [Sheriff of Nottingham]: Stabbed repeatedly in the back by Oliver Reed when he refuses to go along with Richard Pasco’s evil plans. (Thanks to Garrett and Uwe)
  • Night Creatures (Captain Clegg) (1962) [Rev. Dr. Blyss a.k.a. Captain Clegg]: Harpooned through the stomach by Milton Reid. (Thanks to Garrett and Uwe)
  • The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) [Baron Victor Frankenstein]: Presumably killed (off-screen) in an explosion when a fire breaks out in his laboratory.
  • The Gorgon (1964) [Dr. Namaroff]: Looks into the Gorgon’s eyes (which is fatal). We don’t see Peter turn to stone (as he collapses under a curtain), but the implication is obvious.
  • The Skull (1965) [Dr. Christopher Maitland]: Bitten on the throat (off-screen) by a disembodied skull in his bedroom; the scene ends as the skull floats towards him. His body is shown when Jill Bennett (British) discovers him the next morning.
  • Night of the Big Heat (Island of the Burning Doomed) (1967) [Dr. Vernon Stone]: Dies of heatstroke when the aliens raise the temperature around him. (Thanks to Garrett)
  • Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) [Baron Victor Frankenstein]: Frozen to death (off-screen) in his laboratory by Thorley Walters and Robert Morris (under Peter’s instructions) shortly before his appearance. After being revived, he survives the rest of the movie.
  • Torture Garden (1967) [Lancelot Canning]: Bludgeoned to death with a candlestick by Jack Palance during a struggle in Peter's celler.
  • Corruption (Carnage; Laser Killer) (1968) [Sir John Rowan]: Slashed/burned to death by the surgical laser in his laboratory after it goes out of control. (The entire movie turns out to be Peter's dream, but the final scene indicates that it's coming true.)
  • Scream and Scream Again (Screamer) (1969) [Benedek]: Killed when Marshall Jones applies a death-grip to his shoulder in Peter's office.
  • Frankenstein Must be Destroyed (1969) [Baron Frankenstein]: Seemingly burned to death (off-screen) in a house fire along with Freddie Jones. (Note: The 1974 sequel, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, revealed that he had survived the fire, but the filmmakers did intend this as an actual death before deciding to make a sequel, so I'll list it.)
  • The House That Dripped Blood (1971) [Philip Grayson]: Decapitated (off-camera) with an axe by Wolfe Morris in the wax museum.
  • Twins of Evil (1971) [Gustav Weil]: Stabbed in the back with an axe thrown by Damien Thomas. (Thanks to Garrett)
  • Asylum (House of Crazies) (1972) [Smith]: Accidentally shot to death when his own gun goes off during a struggle with Barry Morse. (Thanks to Garrett)
  • Dracula AD 1972 (1972) (Dracula Today) [Professor Van Helsing]: Playing the 20th century Van Helsing and his 19th century ancestor, the 19th century Van Helsing is fatally injured when his coach crashes during a struggle with Christopher Lee; he dies shortly after managing to impale a wooden spike through Christopher's heart. (The 20th century Van Helsing survives the movie.) (Thanks to Garrett)
  • Tales from the Crypt (1972) [Arthur Edward Grimsdyke]: Commits suicide (off-screen) by hanging himself in his home; his body is shown afterwards. He later comes back to life as a zombie.
  • From Beyond the Grave (1974) [Antique Shop Proprietor]: Appears throughout the film as a ghost. We learn this at the end of the film.
  • Madhouse (Deathday; The Madhouse of Dr. Fear; The Revenge of Dr. Death) (1974) [Herbert Flay]: Stabbed repeatedly by Adrienne Corri, then pushed down a flight of stairs by Vincent Price; his body is subsequently eaten by Adrienne's pet spiders. (Thanks to Garrett)
  • The Ghoul (1975) [Mr. Lawrence]: Commits suicide (off-screen) in his office by shooting himself in the head after shooting his son (Don Henderson). His body is shown afterwards.
  • Trial by Combat (A Choice of Arms; Choice of Weapons; Dirty Knight's Work) (1976) [Sir Edward Gifford]: Stabbed to death with a sword by a man in medieval knight's armor. (Thanks to Garrett and Uwe)
  • Land of the Minotaur (1976) [Baron Corofax]: Destroyed along with his other satanists, when Donald Pleasence throws holy water around and on them and says a prayer.
  • Shock Waves (1977) [SS Commander]: Drowned by one of the zombies while trying to escape through the marsh. We only see him being pulled under; his body is not shown afterwards.
  • The Uncanny (1977) [Wilbur Gray]: Falls down a flight of stairs after being attacked by a group of cats. (Thanks to Garrett)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Star Wars) (1977) [Grand Moff Tarkin]: Killed (off-screen) in an explosion (along with the rest of the Death Star crew) when Mark Hamill blows up the Death Star.
  • House of the Long Shadows (1983) [Sebastian Grisbane]: Hanged, it's later revealed that Peter was faking his death.

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