November 28, 2011 Ken Russell, British director of "The Devils,", one of the best horror films of all time, passed away Sunday. He was 84.
Russell wasn't known as a horror director really, but he did some excellent work in the genre beyond "The Devils," including "Gothic" and the fantastic "Lair of the White Worm." In 2008, he helmed one of the stories of the so-so anthology horror flick "Trapped Ashes".
Another great horror filmmaker from the 1970s has left this world -- and left a legacy of excellent film titles for us to enjoy forever. Here's hoping Warner Bros. finally gets around to releasing his greatest film on DVD. They've been sitting on the rights since the movie came out on VHS in the '80s.