Sunday, 24 February 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 65: Wed Mar 6

Theatre of Blood (Hickox, 1973): BFI Southbank, 8.30pm

Here is the BFI introduction to what promises to be an excellent event: We are thrilled to welcome actor, writer, comedian and television producer Reece Shearsmith (League of Gentlemen, Shaun of the Dead, Psychoville) to introduce Theatre of Blood as the film that inspired him. Vincent Price stars in this decidedly dark and devilishly twisted tale about a washed-up actor who, after one too many bad reviews, wreaks gory revenge on his critics.

Chicago Reader review:
'A British black comedy/horror film (1973) about a demented Shakespearean actor (Vincent Price) having his revenge in the most macabre ways on eight critics: Ian Hendry, Robert Morley, Robert Coote, Harry Andrews, Jack Hawkins, Michael Hordern, Arthur Lowe, and Coral Browne. Gory, imaginative, wildly melodramatic—good fun. With Diana Rigg as Price's helpful daughter.'Dan Druker

Here are the gorgeous opening credits.

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