November 23, 1989

November 23, 1989

I think my favorite V Price movie is The Abominable Dr. Phibes, outside of all the Poe films, of course. He’s just so good in it. You really feel for him and his wife even though he does kill just about everyone in the movie. Well, he killed only the people he thought deserved it. Not that they did, of course, but I can see how someone might think that based on what they did to his wife. I like how he was inspired by the 10 plagues of Egypt to create all those elaborate deaths, even though some of them aren’t exactly believable. Favorite death? The frog mask. Yeah, the frog mask. The cracking of the skull is really what makes it. Reading that back makes me sound like a psycho but oh well. The only thing I didn’t like was his assistant, Vulvania. Vulvania? Really? That’s not a name. She does wear some great clothes, though. The soundtrack’s pretty amazing, too, with that organ and everything? Haunting. I think that’s the word I’m looking for. The music is haunting. One of these days I’m going to have to watch the sequel.

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