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.