For horror fans everyone who ever contributed to our genre is important, even if it was for only a couple of films. Legendary actor Peter Graves cut his teeth in the biz battling all manner of creatures during the Fifties and Sixties, and we’re sad to say he’s no longer with us.
Best known to fans from the Airplane! films, and as James Phelps on the hit television show “Mission: Impossible”, Graves could also be seen back in the day fighting giant grasshoppers in The Beginning of the End, going toe-to-toe with The Eye Creatures, The Killers From Space, The Clonus Horror, and of course the hilarious looking psychic pointy headed alien veggie-monster from It Conquered the World.
Graves was found dead Sunday afternoon in front of his Pacific Palisades home from apparent natural causes. He was 83. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to send out our deepest condolences to Peter’s friends, family, and constituents.
Thanks for the memories. Rest easy. Godspeed.
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