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Theatre of Blood

  • Film
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Time Out says

Comedy horror that really does give Vincent Price a chance to do his stuff, with deliciously absurd results. He plays a vilified classical actor driven to mount a series of elaborate Shakespearean charades in which eight drama critics will die: one is decapitated in his bed, another is forced to give a pound of flesh, yet another is drowned in a barrel of wine, and all are subjected beforehand to the manic posturing and rambling of the mad actor romping through a succession of tragic characters with grotesque brilliance. Price's Richard III is enough on its own to make the film worthwhile (as he snakes his way through a cobwebbed corridor in full royal gear, hissing 'Now is the Winter of our discontent...'); but unfortunately the overlong script eventually runs out of steam, and the ending is feeble.
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Release Details

  • Duration:102 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Douglas Hickox
  • Screenwriter:Anthony Greville-Bell
  • Cast:
    • Vincent Price
    • Diana Rigg
    • Ian Hendry
    • Harry Andrews
    • Coral Browne
    • Robert Coote
    • Jack Hawkins
    • Michael Hordern
    • Arthur Lowe
    • Robert Morley
    • Dennis Price
    • Diana Dors
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