Venetia Stevenson Horror Hotel

venetia stevenson horror hotel

venetia stevenson horror hotel

"Horror Hotel" (1960) is a heavily atmospheric, truly classic horror film. The film tells the story of Nan Barlow (Venetia Stevenson), a hapless college student who investigates the history of witchcraft in the small New England town of Whitewood.

If only Nan Barlow (Venetia Stevenson), the academically ambitious heroine of 1960’s The City of the Dead (aka Horror Hotel), had shared my same apathetic attitude. A rapt student of history teacher Professor Alan Driscoll (Christopher Lee), Nan doesn’t plan on just phoning in her senior paper on witchcraft.

Born in 1938 in London, England, as Joanna Venetia Invicta Stevenson, she is the daughter of film director Robert Stevenson and actress Anna Lee. The family moved to Hollywood within a year of her birth after her father signed a contract with film producer David O. Selznick.

IMDb digs into its thesaurus to describe Venetia Stevenson, pegging her as variously “sultry,” “glamorous,” “shapely,” “lush-lipped,” and “photogenic.” Never a strong or confident actress, though, Venetia retired from the business in her early 20s – basically to marry Everly Brother Don and raise his kids.

The City of the Dead is practically essential to anyone remotely interested in classic horror. Christopher Lee and the entire cast ranging from the extremely beautiful Venetia Stevenson to the exquisitely menacing Patricia Jessel all appear on top form.

Venetia Stevenson in Horror Hotel Film Deaths Edit Horror Hotel (City of the Dead) (1960) [Nan Barlow] : Stabbed to death (off-screen) by Patricia Jessel during a sacrificial ceremony; the scene cuts away as Patricia brings the knife down.

Part CURSE OF THE DEMON, part PSYCHO, HORROR HOTEL is an effective, quite atmospheric witchcraft film set in the US. A young student of the occult, Nan Barlow (Venetia Stevenson), visits a rundown ...

The City of the Dead (U.S. title: Horror Hotel) is a 1960 horror film directed by John Llewellyn Moxey and starring Christopher Lee, Venetia Stevenson, Betta St. John, Patricia Jessel and Valentine Dyall. Produced in the United Kingdom but set in America, the British actors were required to speak with North American accents throughout.

Venetia Stevenson, Actress: The City of the Dead. Sultry, glamorous blonde Venetia Stevenson was a British-born starlet of late 1950s Hollywood whose face was her initial fortune. A shapely, lush-lipped knockout, the camera simply adored her and, in her early years, she dotted the covers of several magazines.

Part CURSE OF THE DEMON, part PSYCHO, HORROR HOTEL is an effective, quite atmospheric witchcraft film set in the US. A young student of the occult, Nan Barlow (Venetia Stevenson), visits a rundown ...

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