Just days before the horror world was shocked by George A Romero’s passing, another legend of film, Martin Landau passed away. He died on June 15th. He was 89 years old.
We wanted to take a moment and backtrack, because Martin Landau was not only prolific, he was one incredible actor who tackled any challenge put in front of him. He was legendary no doubt, and no matter how bent out of shape we all were when Romero passed, we should have stopped to take an earlier moment to acknowledge one of the greats.
Landau’s genre work was surprisingly extensive, though fanatics rarely extend the man the credit he deserved. Of the many horror and science fiction films Landau shot, Ed Wood, North by Northwest, The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre, Journey Through the Black Sun, The Fall of the House of Usher, Alone in the Dark, The Being, The X Files, Sleepy Hollow, 9, and Frankenweenie, as well as popular television shows, The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour are all standout efforts.
Rest in peace, Mr. Landau. You were a man of many talents, and we wish you well with those talents in the next phase of existence.