Saturday, April 22, 2017

#76 - Madhouse

One of my favorite Price films, mainly because he shares so much screentime with the great Peter Cushing. This is a Price essential.




Vincent Price stars as Paul Toombes, a famous horror actor best known for his signature role, Dr. Death. At a wrap party for his latest film his fiance is murdered by someone dressed as Dr. Death. Toombes, distraught, is placed in a mental hospital. Now, years later, he is released from the institution and planning a comeback. But once again bodies begin to pile up, as someone has it out for Paul Toombes. Also stars Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, and Adrienne Corri.

About this series: Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host explores the films of the merchant of menace, Vincent Price, in chronological order from first to last, approaching them from a scholarly perspective, offering commentary, review and criticism.

Music: "Backed Vibes", "Hot Swing" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

Opening Credits Artwork: Used by permission from Mark Maddox, http://www.maddoxplanet.com/

All film clips © respective studios and used purely for academic purposes and Fair Use under Copyright Act 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107 #drgangrene #vincentprice #madhouse

Thursday, March 9, 2017

#75 - Theater of Blood

Vincent Price stars as Edward Lionheart, a much-maligned Shakespearian actor who is believed to be dead, driven to suicide by negative critics reviews. When those critics begin turning up dead, it is discovered that Lionheart is still alive, and on a mission of vengeance!

 

About this series: Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host explores the films of the merchant of menace, Vincent Price, in chronological order from first to last, approaching them from a scholarly perspective, offering commentary, review and criticism.



Music: "Backed Vibes", "Hot Swing" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

 Opening Credits Artwork: Used by permission from Mark Maddox, http://www.maddoxplanet.com/

 All film clips © respective studios and used purely for academic purposes and Fair Use under Copyright Act 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107 #drgangrene #vincentprice #drphibes #theaterofblood

#74 - Dr. Phibes Rises Again

Vincent Price as Dr. Anton Phibes, returned from suspended animation to continue his quest to restore life to his beloved wife, Victoria. Once again joined by his assistant Vulnavia (Valli Kemp), he finds himself on a race to Egypt against his old rival Biderbeck (Robert Quarry) to uncover the mystical River of Life.

 

About this series: Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host explores the films of the merchant of menace, Vincent Price, in chronological order from first to last, approaching them from a scholarly perspective, offering commentary, review and criticism.




Music: "Backed Vibes", "Hot Swing" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

 Opening Credits Artwork: Used by permission from Mark Maddox, http://www.maddoxplanet.com/

 All film clips © respective studios and used purely for academic purposes and Fair Use under Copyright Act 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107 #drgangrene #vincentprice #drphibes #theabominabledrphibes

#73 - The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Vincent Price stars as Dr. Anton Phibes, a man whose wife died on the operating table. On his way rushing to the hospital Phibes' car slid off the road and he was presumed dead in a horrible accident. However, he survived, and now seeks revenge against the surgical team that operated on his wife. Together with his assistant Vulnavia, he is killing each member is bizarre, exotic fashions that follow the ten plagues on the pharaoh in the bible.




About this series:
Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host explores the films of the merchant of menace, Vincent Price, in chronological order from first to last, approaching them from a scholarly perspective, offering commentary, review and criticism.



Music: "Backed Vibes", "Hot Swing"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

Opening Credits Artwork: Used by permission from Mark Maddox, http://www.maddoxplanet.com/

All film clips © respective studios and used purely for academic purposes and Fair Use under Copyright Act 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107

#72 - House of Frightenstein



In this episode Dr. Gangrene looks at several of Price's television appearances from 1971 that are among his best.

About this series: Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host explores the films of the merchant of menace, Vincent Price, in chronological order from first to last, approaching them from a scholarly perspective, offering commentary, review and criticism.

Music: "Backed Vibes", "Hot Swing" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

Opening Credits Artwork: Used by permission from Mark Maddox, http://www.maddoxplanet.com/

All film clips © respective studios and used purely for academic purposes and Fair Use under Copyright Act 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107

Saturday, January 14, 2017

#71 - Cry of the Banshee



Vincent Price stars as Lord Whitman, a 16th century magistrate with a vendetta against witches. He sentences accused witches to a variety of tortures. When his men disciver a coven of witches in his province they attack them, slaughtering a number of them. In retaliation their leader, Oona, summons an avenging spirit, a sidhe, to attack the Whitman family.

 About this series: Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host explores the films of the merchant of menace, Vincent Price, in chronological order from first to last, approaching them from a scholarly perspective, offering commentary, review and criticism.


 Music: "Backed Vibes", "Hot Swing" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

 Opening Credits Artwork: Used by permission from Mark Maddox, http://www.maddoxplanet.com/

 All film clips © respective studios and used purely for academic purposes and Fair Use under Copyright Act 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107 #drgangrene #vincentprice #cryofthebanshee #hilarydwyer

#70 - Scream and Scream Again



 An insane seventies romp featuring Vincent Price as a mad scientist responsible for creating a race of Frankenstein-style composites, while a Vampire killer is attacking women in London, draining them of blood, and a madman from a nazi-like totalitarian government is crushing people to death. Also appearing are Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

 About this series: Dr. Gangrene, Physician of Fright and Award-winning Nashville-based TV Horror Host explores the films of the merchant of menace, Vincent Price, in chronological order from first to last, approaching them from a scholarly perspective, offering commentary, review and criticism.


 

Music: "Backed Vibes", "Hot Swing" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

 Opening Credits Artwork: Used by permission from Mark Maddox, http://www.maddoxplanet.com/

 All film clips © respective studios and used purely for academic purposes and Fair Use under Copyright Act 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107 #drgangrene #vincentprice #christopherlee #petercushing #screamandscreamagain