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« on: April 10, 2013, 03:28:52 PM »

My boyfriend is new to the B-movie horror scene, and alas I am no expert, but not a novice either. We recently watched Tales of Terror through amazon prime and he liked it. He wants to see more Vincent Price. This weekend we're going to watch three movies starring the classic actor himself.  Which three would, and in what order do you think is good to break in a newbie?

My thoughts so far...

The House on Haunted Hill
House of Wax
House of Usher

Then maybe more like The Abomidable Dr Phibes and The Tingler

If anyone has better suggestion, i'm open.  thanks
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 03:39:57 PM »

Price has lots of great performances, it's almost hard to go wrong.

For an introductory trio I think I'd probably go with

ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES
THEATER OF BLOOD (a great hammy performance with Price playing a hammy actor)
WITCHFINDER GENERAL (his evilest role, based on a real-life witch hunter)

but HOUSE OF WAX is also a good choice. THE TINGLER is a good one if you want a "bad" movie in there, and I think Price is hilarious as an acerbic undertaker in THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (an underrated movie).
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 03:51:11 PM »

I've never seen Comedy of Terrors, but heard good things. Its available free on Amazon prime so will add that to the list. I really liked Peter Lorre and Vincent playing off each other in Tales of Terror, so it has to be good if not better in Comedy of Terrors.

Thanks for your advice.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 05:09:24 PM »

Theatre of Blood
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Dr. Goldfoot and The Girl Bombs
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 05:21:16 PM »


Dr. Goldfoot and The Girl Bombs


I'd go for Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine instead if for no other reason its opening song.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 05:25:01 PM »


Dr. Goldfoot and The Girl Bombs


I'd go for Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine instead if for no other reason its opening song.
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That's why I recommended Dr. Goldfoot and The Girl Bombs instead of Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine.  Smile TeddyR Smile TeddyR
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 05:33:56 PM »

BIKINI MACHINE fer sure. Can't believe Mario Bava directed the sequel...

THEATER OF BLOOD

THE RAVEN.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 05:42:21 PM »

I agree, he has some great lines. One of my favorites is from House of the Long Shadows in his role as Lionel Grisbane...

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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 06:13:44 PM »

Whatever Corman Poe films he was in would be great.

This would probably be better till later on but I love him in THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, but that's because it's not a role you typically see him in.
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 07:14:30 PM »

I loved him in the Pit and the Pendulum. 

I'd also go with House on Haunted Hill and the Abominable Dr. Phibes. 



While it wouldn't be one of my choices, I also have to give a quick shout out to his cameo in Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein. 
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 09:01:38 PM »

Theatre of Blood - this is the Vincent Price movie, as far as I'm concerned.  He gets to show off a greater range than usual, and the entire movie plays like a tribute to his long and successful career.

The Abominable Dr. Phibes - watch Price out-act everyone around him without so much as speaking or even changing his facial expression!  It's amazing to behold.

Witchfinder General - Price's finest villainous performance.
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2013, 10:02:09 PM »

Theatre of Blood - this is the Vincent Price movie, as far as I'm concerned.  He gets to show off a greater range than usual, and the entire movie plays like a tribute to his long and successful career.

The Abominable Dr. Phibes - watch Price out-act everyone around him without so much as speaking or even changing his facial expression!  It's amazing to behold.

Witchfinder General - Price's finest villainous performance.
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2013, 10:34:03 PM »

My boyfriend is new to the B-movie horror scene, and alas I am no expert, but not a novice either. We recently watched Tales of Terror through amazon prime and he liked it. He wants to see more Vincent Price. This weekend we're going to watch three movies starring the classic actor himself.  Which three would, and in what order do you think is good to break in a newbie?
My thoughts so far...
The House on Haunted Hill
House of Wax
House of Usher
Then maybe more like The Abomidable Dr Phibes and The Tingler
If anyone has better suggestion, i'm open.  thanks
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL sure belongs in a Bad movies forum!   Smile  Hey, with CAROL OHMART, it's hard not to love HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL.   

For VINCENT PRICE I'd go for: 

1) BRIGHAM YOUNG (1940) despite PRICE's relatively small part (and DEAN JAGGER as the title character) it may be PRICE's best performance. 

2) DRAGONWYCK (1946 with GENE TIERNEY and despite her ethereal loveliness) it works remarkably well and in large part to VINCENT PRICE

3) THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971) Another great performance. 

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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2013, 11:05:06 PM »

I love Vincent Price!  I can watch him in anything!  I think the 3 you chose are really good for an introduction.

I haven't seen all his movies, but right off the top of my head I would pick:
The Raven
Twice Told Tales
The Monster Club

I don't know if they're available on Amazon Prime though.  Have fun!
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