With Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead coming out on July 26, I'm counting down sixty cool vampire things, one per day. Today's cool vampire thing: swinging 60's scream queen Veronica Carlson.
Several years ago I had the chance to chair a panel featuring actresses who had starred in vampire films in the 60s.
On the panel was Veronica Carlson, a statuesque and stunning actress who was the perfect plainspoken, witty foil for the more baroque Ingrid Pitt. Carlson was in a number of Hammer films, including Horror of Frankenstein, which I regard as an unsung masterpiece, but none was better than Dracula Has Risen from the Grave. That movie had it all: Christopher Lee as Dracula, an amazing series of rooftop sets, and of course, Hammer Glamour.
Here then is a video tribute to the lovely Veronica Carlson, cool vampire thing of the day.