Wednesday, March 23, 2005

TALES OF TERROR: THE FILMS OF VINCENT PRICE





Just a reminder for horror fans: Tales of Terror: The Films of Vincent Price, a seven-film retrospective, begins its run at the Egyptian and Aero Theaters this weekend. It’ll be a rare opportunity to see the brilliantly moody Masque of the Red Death, with luridly gorgeous cinematography courtesy of Nicolas Roeg, on the big screen, as well as favorites like Tales of Terror, The House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler and, of course, two of Price’s greatest, Theatre of Blood and The Abominable Dr. Phibes. The festival also highlights a rare screening, for those who can stomach it (this jaded horror fan had a pretty hard time), of Witchfinder General, known more commonly in America as The Conqueror Worm. For theatre locations, dates and showtimes, click here, if you dare…

2 comments:

Thom McGregor said...

I'm too scared to go.

blaaagh said...

I'm eaten up with jealousy that you have the opportunity to go! I'm actually most curious to see THE CONQUEROR WORM, or WITCHFINDER GENERAL, or whatever you want to call it, though I'd probably regret it. I remember seeing it (substantially cut, I'm sure) on Sinister Cinema when I was a kid, and finding it grim, strange, and maybe a little sadistic. I hope they'll bring this series up to the bay area.
Bruce