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Theatre of Blood
It's curtains for his critics!
A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.
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One of the greatest British ensembles you will ever see in a film that starts with Michael Hordern warding off a gang of murderous squatters with his umbrella. I definitely picked the perfect film for the British leg of my May 30 Countries project.
Vincent Price was perfect for this role as well, wasn't he? If you look at his horror film career prior to Theatre Of Blood, the type of performances he almost always turned in were always of the more theatrical style. To say the very least. It almost felt as though his whole career in those kinds of films were one…
Aaah the memories. Because I had very strange friends apparently, this was one of the first horror movies I ever saw; a friend of mine suggested to watch it when I came over to visit him in sixth grade or so.
I have to admit that I was quite terrified of it when I saw it the first time, but at the same time I realized that horror was my genre.
Yesterday I saw it the for the first time since that fateful day and while I definitely wasn't terrified, I was tremendously entertained by it.
It is not only the at the same time clever and silly premise of killing off critics in Shakespeare-inspired ways that amazed me (elderly…
Officer, if I'm not mistaken Mr. Psaltry is murdering his wife.
Easily in the running for my new favorite Vincent Price film as he plays a stage actor taking revenge on his critics after his supposed death with the help of his troupe of homeless followers. Each murder is elaborate and accompanied by Price performing Shakespeare. Brilliantly bonkers.
Death by Shakespeare.
This film has to be seen if only for Vincent Price's most ridiculously bizarre performance ever.
Delightfully weird early seventies Brit Horror. A must watch if that's your thing.
Vincent Price is a Shakespearean actor who is snubbed for an award so he decides to kill each of the critics in a way that matches a death scene in one of Shakespeare's plays.
What's interesting, is that the deaths also tend to line up with a critics weakness. And the names tend to match as well. "Snipe" jumps at the chance to write, "Dickman," who should be mourning his friend's death instead puts the moves on Diana Rigg, etc.
Price does a wonderfully hammy performance with almost every line taken from the Bard.
*ominously whisks an egg
He gave his critics a bloody and violent taste of their own medicine!
Hugely entertaining, unique dark comedy/horror film about a hammy Shakespearean stage actor named Edward Lionheart (Vincent Price) taking bloody revenge on the snooty theatre critics who've written poor reviews of his performances in the past.
Each of the murders is a wonderfully ghastly and elaborate set-piece inspired by one of Shakespeare's plays. There are parts that are genuinely a bit disturbing, but for the most part THEATRE OF BLOOD is absolutely hilarious (especially many of Price's various costumes), fast-paced, well-acted, and fiendishly clever.
This one really needs a Blu Ray release, stat!
Vincent Price is amazing in this movie. He carries the burden of an overacting stage actor who seeks revenge on critics who savaged his performances and does so incredibly well. His gang of drunk hobos are also a highlight as they provide some choice murder setups and bumbling sidekick material. The concept itself is one that I think a lot of actors would relate to wanting to do to the, mostly, talentless people who smugly criticize them, even if they do so with just reasoning.
Really it's just a ton of campy fun.
Edward Lionheart (Vincent Price) is incensed that his last season of performances in Shakespearean plays did not win him a prestigious acting award from critics. After an unsuccessful attempt at suicide, Lionheart is rescued by a group of drug-addicted bums. He then sets out to murder all of his critics, each with a different style of death taken from a Shakespeare play. When Lionheart faces head critic Peregrine Devlin (Ian Hendry), he offers Devlin a second chance to bestow the award.
This is Vincent Price at his melodramatic best. Wonderfully funny, and deliciously campy! Top tier Price!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Turns out gory deaths plus Vincent Price choking on scenery plus a hobo army equals delightful fun. I especially enjoyed the surgery scene.
I am ashamed to admit that it took me all the way until the Richard III scene to realize that Price's mustachioed toady was none other than his doting daughter. It's just so damned obvious in hindsight.
Vincent Price chews the scenery with relish as an actor turned serial killer executing Shakespeare-themed revenge on critics who snubbed and panned him. Some of the critics are pretty big hams, too. It's a lot of fun and comically gruesome.
I loved the crap out of this.
*ominously whisks an egg
It's camp and it's ridiculous and it's farfetched and it's Vincent Price and it's wonderfully British and it's a lot of fun and it's a bit great
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