DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN
1972, Park Circus/MGM, 89 min, Dir: Robert Fuest

Vincent Price returns in the title role, arising from suspended animation three years after the events of the first film and still determined to resurrect his beloved wife. But the ancient Egyptian scrolls he needs to revive her have been stolen by a rival (Robert Quarry), whose team is targeted for elaborately staged death by the diabolical doctor. With Peter Cushing and Peter Jeffrey (in a wonderful comic turn as a pursuing police inspector).


HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS
1983, Park Circus/MGM, 100 min, UK, Dir: Pete Walker

Director Pete Walker’s final feature stars a horror movie dream team: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John Carradine. The fearsome foursome complicates the work of a writer (Desi Arnaz Jr.), who hopes to pen a Gothic novel during a single night at the decaying Grisbane mansion in order to win a $20,000 bet. This distinctive thriller filters 1980s gore through the grand traditions of AIP and Hammer horror films.


THE MAD MAGICIAN
1954, Sony Repertory, 72 min, USA, Dir: John Brahm

If an unscrupulous businessman and a rival magician stole your wife and all your best illusions, wouldn’t you go mad? Revenge is a dish best served by Vincent Price, whose lethal legerdemain as “Gallico the Great” will have audiences ducking for cover in this B&W 3-D thriller. With Eva Gabor as the ill-fated ex-wife.


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