Theatre of Blood by John Llewellyn Probert
Hardcover – PS Press – Sep 2016 – 98 pages
From the back of the book:
THEATRE OF BLOOD (1973) Directed by Douglas Hickox
It is notoriously difficult to mix Comedy and Horror. Rare are the examples where one element does not overpower the other: BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, EVIL DEAD 2 . . . ATTACK THE BLOCK?
But perhaps no film gets it so spectacularly right as THEATRE OF BLOOD. And perhaps no actor has ever embodied the twin masks of Comedy and Tragedy so perfectly as Vincent Price in what is, arguably, his finest role. A perfectly pitched, deliciously arch slice of Gothic Grand Guignol, with a supporting cast that reads like a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of British character actors, THEATRE OF BLOOD is:
“Sublime . . . a perfect marriage of genuinely gut-wrenching gore and moments
of quite hysterical comedy.”—Reece Shearsmith