Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the theater Brian Solomon of TheVaultofHorror.net is back with more blood-curdling double features to bring an extra chill to your winter. Bridgeport, prepare for more Bedlam…
Vincent Price was more than a legend of the horror film genre. He was its ultimate icon ambassador for all the things that go bump in the night. On this night we pay tribute to the man who filled our hearts with fright and made us love the dark and did it all with a wry smile and an irresistible laugh. By the 1970s, Price was the elder statesman of horror, and as such, made some of the most memorable films of his entire career. In Theatre of Blood, he gives us the implacable Richard Lionheart, a hammy Shakespearean out for bloody revenge against his worst critics. The result is perhaps Price’s most intense and modern thriller of all, as well as a delightful romp populated by an outstanding cast of British character actors. And then comes Dr. Phibes, the role Vincent Price was born to play. Some credit the film with inspiring movies like Se7en and Saw. Pure joy from beginning to end, The Abominable Dr. Phibes may just be the ultimate Vincent Price picture, and just about the most fun you can have at the movies.
Bonus: Sit tight between features for a screening of the quirky Disney cartoon short Vincent, directed by Tim Burton!
Special Guest: Emmy-nominated comedy writer and Vincent Price enthusiast Kevin Maher