Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 142: Sat May 21

Theatre of Blood (Hickox, 1973): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.40pm


This fondly remembered horror film is part of the Shakespeare on Film season at BFI Southbank. You can find the full details here.

BFI Southbank intro:
The Bard’s penchant for cruelty is gleefully exploited in this devilishly macabre black comedy of terrors. Vincent Price is Edward Lionheart, a vengeful actor seeking bloody payback on the critics who so callously denied him the recognition he felt he deserved. Featuring a slew of inventive death scenes inspired by Shakespeare plays, this campy slice of Grand Guignol was a personal favourite of Price himself.
Michael Blyth


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