This week, quite fittingly, Halloween Week overlapped with "Vincent Price Week"!
Sure, I know... EVERY week should be "Vincent Price Week"! But, what made this particular week "Vincent Price Week", you might ask?
Well, it probably has to do with the purely arbitrary notion of the great actor and horror icon finding his way to me three times, in three different ways, over a seven day period.
|...Or, just plain RUN, period!|
Indeed, with your further indulgence, you might even say: "Bad Things Come in Threes"... but, we'll save that specific phrase or title for a another use, to be discussed in the unspecified future.
This was the first (Purchased Saturday, October 25):
This was the second (Arrived in the mail On Friday, October 31 - Halloween Day):
Check out the list of Price films therein:
"The Raven" (1963): Great horror/comedy with Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and a very young Jack Nicholson.
"The Comedy of Terrors" (1963): Ditto, with Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and Basil Rathbone.
"The Tomb of Ligeia" (1964): The last, and some say best, of Price and Roger Corman's Edgar Allan Poe series.
"The Last Man on Earth" (1964): Brilliant, and vastly underrated sci-fi horror effort that clearly inspired my beloved "Night of the Living Dead" (1968). Don't believe me? See the film, and listen to the commentary track.
"Dr. Phibes Rises Again" (1972): Worthy sequel to 1971's "The Abominable Dr. Phibes"! No one does death like Dr. Phibes!
"The Return of the Fly" (1959): Sequel to "The Fly" (1958), but without David Hedison to cry "Help Meeee!" See equipment and hear sound effects (originally from "The Fly") that would later turn up on Irwin Allen's TV series!
"House on Haunted Hill" (1959): Spend the night, if you dare!
For the third, by sheer coincidence, I just happened to channel-surf by "Me-TV" last Saturday, on October 25 - same day as I bought the "Egghead" copy of BATMAN '66, and saw Vincent Price on (of all things) a random episode of DANIEL BOONE!
I'd never seen that one before, and didn't even know it existed, until spying the unmistakable visage of Price, acting as a sort of "Fagin" to a wagon-load of captive orphans whom he had trained to steal.
And, if for no other reason than to cap off "Vincent Price Week", (...and because they're in our stock image files), here's Price on VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA ("The Deadly Dolls", 1967) reunited with his co-star of "The Fly", David Hedison...
...And THIS LINK to a review of another favorite Vincent Price film!