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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…
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.
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.
Hoop-tober! Part 47.
Happy Halloween! It's important that we remember, on this of all days, that Vincent Price was the greatest actor - and possibly greatest human being - that ever lived. Here he gets to play Edward Lionheart, the self-proclaimed greatest actor in the world. How fitting!
I've been saving this one for a while due to its reputation as one of VP's best, and sure enough it's absolutely fantastic. Dr. Phibes is my favourite Price character and The Pit and the Pendulum might be my favourite single performance of his, but I have no problem agreeing that this is his best all-round film - it's funny, scary, gory, clever, twisted and cruel in all of the best possible…
"Critics are likely to make enemies, inspector. You can call it an occupational hazard."
As an actor or anyone in the arts or in fact anyone who creates something for public consumption, you are opening yourself up to criticism. Whether good or bad critics can make or break an artists career, one false word and a career can be ended. But at the same time a critic is also open to criticism, especially from the egotistical mind of an actor. Write a bad review and you could illicit the rage of a fragile and broken ego. In 'Theatre of Blood' Vincent Price plays the Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart, who goes on a killing spree of a group of critics who've…
Neste filme Vicent Price mostra muito do seu lado teatral e exagerado de interpretar. O filme mescla horror, comédia e trama Shakespeariano, o que compõe uma história eletrizante e intensa.
I've seen this a few times down the years and I'm always surprised I don't enjoy it more than I do. On paper, it has everything: a strong central idea, the opportunity for Vincent to camp it up to the max as a hammy Shakespearian actor who fakes his own death and then takes his revenge on the theatre critics who humiliated him, and a quite extraordinary supporting cast that reads like a who's who of great British character actors of the period. The problems with the movie are several. Firstly, although he loosens up as the film progresses, Price's tongue is not so firmly in cheek as one might expect, and though a straighter performance had worked wonders for…
20 Words or Less Recommendation/Review: Essential Vincent Price at the top of his game. Creative, grotesque kills. I love his films centered on revenge.
This is like the dumbest shit ever and I loved it.
It has Vincent price dressed as an afro wearing hairdresser, to mention only one of his awesome, if not baffling, disguises, killing critics in ways Jigsaw would call contrived while he recites Shakespeare. If you haven't watch this, do it, DO IT NOW, AND LOVE IT.
Vincent Price? Diana Rigg? The guy who played Durand Durand in Barbarella? Why the hell not?
For my money, this is my favorite type of Price role. The kind where he's kinda psycho, but still not taking himself too seriously. The kind of movie where he can recite Shakespeare and yet still rock a 70's afro.
Here, Price plays Edward Lionheart. He's a veteran stage actor who feels he got jobbed for a prestigious award. He fakes his death and then goes about killing the critics who wronged him, all with the help of his hobo posse. Seriously, he has a gang of homeless people helping him. It's awesome. And the lead hobo looks like Jeff Lynne from ELO.
The top end of Vincent Prices career, star studded cast , descent script and soundtrack. Price is allowed free range as he play ham Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart . Theatre critics are dying in horror ways all the clues point to a dead disgraced actor.
This is a perfect role for a actor of the caliber of Price, it gave him the chance to play several classic roles in the genre he was know for.
A hilarious horror comedy with good performances from Vincent Price and Diana Rigg.
The early 70s was a great time to be alive
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…