Disturbing Images From The Dark Side Of The Entertainment Industry

By Sophia Maddox | December 27, 2023

The sadness of a blank expression in "Eyes Without a Face" (1960)

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Most doctors and medical associations will tell you it's not a good idea for doctors to operate on their own children. Emotion can cloud your judgment. The 1960 French film Eyes Without a Face provides an over-the-top example of a doctor who abandons the hippocratic oath out of love for his disfigured daughter who wears a creepy mask to hide her hideousness. YES, Dr. Génessier, it is a natural desire to fix  your daughter Christiane's disfigurement (which was caused by a car accident) -- but NO, Dr. Génessier,  you should not be slicing the faces off of other young ladies and trying to graft them onto Christiane.

Christopher Lee and comely co-stars of "Dracula A.D. 1972" (1972)

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Today we know the late Christopher Lee as Saruman from the Lord of the Rings saga and Count Dooku from Star Wars -- but in the '60s and '70s he was one of the iconic actors of the horror genre, portraying Dracula in feature films 10 times. Seven of those Dracula movies were made for Hammer Film Productions, the British production company that specialized in stylish, gothic films about classic horror characters played by creepy actors (Peter Cushing and Oliver Reed were also Hammer stars). Hammer films were also famous for their alluring female cast members, who were sort of horror's equivalent of Bond Girls. Here, Christopher Lee is enduring another day at the salt mine with (clockwise from top left) Stephanie Beacham, Marsha Hunt, Janet Key, and Caroline Munro. Munro actually was a Bond Girl in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Hunt appeared in Never Say Never Again (1983), but is more famous for being the subject of the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar."