Friday, 29 July 2011

Watch Vincent Price in the ultra-rare 1974 documentary Death Trap

Death Trap (aka The Tender Trap), 1974
Oxford Scientific Films
Written, produced and directed by Hugh Falkus, Bill Travers, James Hill

In four parts, here's an extremely rare documentary hosted by Vincent Price and featuring some extraordinary footage of carnivorous plants, shot by Oxford Scientific Films.

Watch it now on my YouTube Channel at MrPrice07.

Here's the original blurb from the VHS cover.

Never has dire treachery or deceit lurked so cunningly concealed behind the open face of innocence or beneath such breathtaking beauty.

Who better than Vincent Price to guide us through the strange ad weird experience into the unknown world of supernature?

No invention of man can compare with the natural ingenuity of these strange earthly inhabitants which only exist by the death traps they must set, by their victims which they must devour or absorb.

Not until a team of eminent Oxford Scientists investigating the biology of natural death traps had spent years perfecting special equipment, cameras, lenses and techniques, could they attempt to capture this strange alien world for the screen.

There are predators which seal themselves in tubes of silk and lie and wait; some whose heads form trap doors, while others offer part of their bodies as bait.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Catch The Abominable Dr Phibes at the Roxy Bar in London on Sunday 31 July!

On Sunday 31st July, The Classic Horror Campaign, Cyberschizoid, Scare Sarah and Filmbar70 present the latest 'Classic Horror Double Bill'! Taking place at Filmbar's regular haunt, The Roxy Bar and Screen in London, they'll be serving a double helping of horror pie - Horror Hotel and The Abominable Dr Phibes!

As usual look out for some superb horror giveaways and prizes.

The screaming starts at 3pm but the bar is open from 2pm serving drinks and food. Some tickets will be available on the door.

Book your tickets here.

Friday, 22 July 2011

House of a Thousand Dolls on Horror Channel tonight!

Horror Channel (Sky 319; Virgin 149; Freesat 138)
Friday 22 July 10.55pm

If you have never seen this Euro-thriller before then you are in for a treat.
Vincent Price plays a nightclub magician while Martha Hyer is his mentalist cohort. Together they hyponitise women who are then sent to the infamous House of Dolls where they are forced into prostitution.

Maria Rohm (aka Mrs Harry Alan Towers, the film's producer) is one of the kidnapped girls, while George Nader (aka Rock Hudson's former lover) is the boyfriend who goes searching for her.

Despite the film's bad synching, poor colours and ropey script, its actually not that bad (and not remotely sleazy, despite the exploitation ad campaigns of the day). The best thing for about the film is the location shooting (in Tangiers and Madrid) and the catchy theme which is performed by Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers and is written by Don Black.

As for the 1000 dolls, well you only ever get to see a handful in their skimpy lingerie and fluffy mules.

Catch it again on Friday 29 July at 12.40am

Friday, 15 July 2011

Calling all Dr Phibes fans! I need your help!

Hey, Phibes fans out there!

I'm researching a project about the entire Phibes canon, bringing together all the associated scripts linked to the 1970s cult classic. But just like poor old Beiderbeck, I'm missing a vital piece to the jigsaw puzzle: the elusive script to Dr Phibes in the Holy Land.

If you have any knowledge about this, however small, please email me:

Your help will be of immense value.