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This Day in Horror: Happy Birthday Ernest Thesiger

Born on this day in 1879: actor Ernest Thesiger.

Thesiger was a British actor whose first American film was in James Whale’s The Old Dark House. Thesiger played Horace Femm, a man who offers shelter to several people who are caught in a storm. His house is full of mysteries and mayhem, leading to a threatening evening.

Most notably, Thesiger appeared as Doctor Pretorius in Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein. Doctor Pretorius is a true mad scientist who persuades Doctor Frankenstein to resume his diabolical experiments.

Other horror projects Thesiger appeared in include: The Ghoul and The Man Who Could Work Miracles based on the H.G. Wells book.