Oct. 21, 2008, 2:12 a.m. CST
See, that's what I like about these...I will keep a look out for this in the bargain bins.<p> Roger Corman had the potential to make good, solid movies...but somewhere along the line he became goofy. Either he was all about making it cheap, so he'd make his money or that he learned that his audience just like being entertained by silliness. <p> If only he decided to put more of his moeny into his productions-he could have made some great stuff.
Oct. 21, 2008, 2:12 a.m. CST
is a fucking great film, my favorite of the Poe/Price flicks.
Oct. 21, 2008, 2:30 a.m. CST
I'm adding it to my queue right now.
Oct. 21, 2008, 2:47 a.m. CST
Harry , but my affections lie with Masque of the Red Death. But hey , you can't miss either way !
Oct. 21, 2008, 3:27 a.m. CST
is the 1928 silent by Epstein, comes closest to the written atmosphere.
Oct. 21, 2008, 3:46 a.m. CST
by Lost Jarv
Have you seen Vincent Price in Matthew Hopkins Witchfinder General, Quint? That one is well worth a look as well. It's even got a tragic backstory.
Oct. 21, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST
The Pit and the Pendulum is my favorite. The Tomb of Ligeia (screenplay by Robert Towne!) is also a must-see.
Oct. 21, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST
by The Nihilist
...really hope Quint draws it before the end of the month. But yeah, this is a good one too. The more I see of Price's work and the more I learn about him, the more I respect him. Sounds like he was a helluva guy. Go over to his Wiki entry and read the story of the egg fight on the "Batman" TV show if you've never heard about it.
Oct. 21, 2008, 6:07 a.m. CST
The Peter Lorre segment is my favorite.
Oct. 21, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST
I mean, when he writhes and winces in agony at the slightest sound or touch, you really feel it...
Oct. 21, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST
...in all the Jedi Master duels in the Prequel films, as they all seem directly inspired, to me, by the master wizard duel between Vincent Price and Boris Karloff at the end of "Raven."
Oct. 21, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST
the "curse" is actually the result of generations of inbreeding. Oh, and a heads up on Audrey Rose.....it's kinda lame, sadly.
Oct. 21, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST
Picked this up at the Big Lots on Parmer, by Fry's, for only three bucks!
Oct. 21, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST
by Monkey Butler
Earth is 6000 years old!
Oct. 21, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST
Yeah. I kinda remember watching it on TV once years ago and it creeping the hell out of me..."Marcia, no!!!"
Oct. 21, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST
...turns up in Scorcese's "MEAN STREETS" as his way of saying thanks to his mentor Corman for all his help on the way up. Coincidently, Corman also offered to finance Mean Streets if Scorcese would make it as a blaxploitation flick (MS turned him down and cast DeNiro and Keitel - good call Marty!). Can you imagine how that would have turned out? Me neither. That is all.
Oct. 21, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST
I agree with Lost Jarv, its the"The Conquoror Worm", also called "Witchfinder General". Price is evil and sinister in it, without being the least bit hammy or winking at the audience. Put it on your list Quint, "The Power of Christ Compels You!"
Oct. 21, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST
by Han Cholo
There was a movie I was watching recently that had Peter Cushing (Governor Tarkin) in it where there was this soul brother, fro sporting, pimp-looking, rich black dude who called a bunch of people together and said that one of them is a werewolf and that he would kill whoever it was. The movie asks the viewer to figure out the mystery as well. Soul brotha's wife in the film (who also appeared in Enter The Dragon) asked what he would do if she was the werewolf, he replied something like "bang". I stopped watching because I had to go to bed and it seemed silly that Cushing would appear in a quasi-blaxploitation film. Anyone know what this movie is?
Oct. 21, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST
Oct. 21, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST
I watch this one a couple of times a year, for the production design, the beautiful cinematography, and the fab Vincent Price performance. A great flick from a bygone era.
Oct. 21, 2008, 6:43 p.m. CST
That's your movie, Pissed Off and Bitter.
Oct. 21, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST
by The Crystal Skull
Glad to see you're a fan, Quint! McKean is fantastic!
Oct. 22, 2008, 2 a.m. CST
The Jean Epstein silent version. Its a great creepy ass silent movie, that doesn't make much sense but is full of mood and atmosphere. Highly recommended.