Halloween Edition: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971 Full Movie)

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This year we start off our Halloween edition of Cryptic Escape Magazine with a funny and quirky horror movie from the master of horror himself, Vincent Price!  Honestly, there is no better way to start the month of October without Vincent Prince in your living room scaring the hell out of your kids.  As always, thank you Vincent Price, you will forever be loved.  

So we start with The Abominable Dr. Phibes, who is an expert in music, science, and theology.  He was believed to be dead due to a car crash and before that he lost his lovely wife, Victoria.  Though he survived the car accident he was left terribly scared and forever mutilated and can no longer speak.  Using his great intellect he rebuilds his face with being a savant in music relearned how to speak.  Through his power of will, he becomes nearly human again however he is bent on revenge.  He blames the doctors who operated on his wife for her death and thus, sets out our tale of meticulously plotted murder and death.  Classic VP!

The Abominable Dr. Phibles is a horror/comedy that was directed by Robert Fuest, and written by William Goldstein and James Whiton.  This classic horror film stars Vincent Price and Joseph Cotten.  The shots were all made in art deco flavor and littered with dark humor throughout.  The movie was so good, it was given a sequel Dr. Phibes Rises Again.  This film also features Terry-Thomas, Hugh Griffith, and uncredited Caroline Munroe (The true queen of horror) who only appears in photographs as Victoria.

 

We hope you enjoy the flick and please take the time to www.vincentprice.com!

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