Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Calling all Theatre of Blood fans! | Kensal Green Cemetery Open Day is this coming Saturday (4 July 2015)

 Theatre of Blood Walking Tour at Kensal Green Cemetery

Did you know that Kensal Green Cemetery in North London was the location for a key scene in the 1973 black comedy horror, Theatre of Blood?

This coming Saturday, during the annual Open Day celebrations at the cemetery, I will be hosting two tours at 12.30pm and 2.30pm...

• You’ll hear the bloodcurdling story of Edward Lionheart’s terrible revenge on members of the London Critics Circle who dared to mock his season of Shakespeare at Putney’s Burbage Theatre.

• You’ll visit Lionheart's memorial and the resting place of one of the doomed critics

• You’ll learn how horror film icon Vincent Price found love among the tombstones of Kensal Green cemetery.



Come on down!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Vincent Price in 1964's The Masque of the Red Death | Still Chillin' 51 Years On!

Did you know that Roger Corman's THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH had its UK and US premiere on June 24 1964?

To celebrate 51 years of the 'Masquerade of the Macabre' as conceived by the 'Master-Designer of Evil Desires' and presented by the Crown Prince of Horror, Vincent Price, here's a selection of trailers, clips and gifs for your satanic amusement.




These cool gifs are courtesy of Vincent Fucking Price

Monday, 22 June 2015

Cry of the Banshee | Visit the original film location with the Vincent Price London Legacy Tour in November

This great ad comes from the original American International Pictures campaign pressbook that was given out to film distributors to help sell the 1970 horror film, starring Vincent Price.

This coming November, the Vincent Price London Legacy Tour will revisit the real-life location of this cult classic and we'd love you to join us.

To find out more and to book tickets for this not-to-be-missed luncheon and tour, hosted by Victoria Price, please visit the website: vincentpricelegacy.uk

And if you love this ad, stayed tuned for more from the press back soon.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

War-Gods of the Deep celebrates it 50th anniversary with a re-mastered HD release

Vincent Price and Tab Hunter square up in the 1965 AIP fantasy tale, War-Gods of the Deep, co-starring Mary Poppins’ David Tomlinson and Susan Hart (Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine), which gets a newly re-mastered US release in HD on 11 August from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

This faux Jules Verne adventure was titled City Under the Sea in the UK in a bid to cash in AIP’s Poe cycle of films which officially ended when Roger Corman jumped ship after the excellent Tomb of Ligeia. It was also the last feature by the once great director Jacques Tourneur, who also helmed 1964's The Comedy of Terrors. Check out my review of the Blu-ray release HERE

Released in the US on 26 May 1965 and in the UK in June of the same year, War-Gods is nothing as exciting as the synopsis that I found on Amazon makes out, but which echoes AIP's OTT exploitation marketing techniques of the period…

'This turbulent thriller pits gill-men against he-men, with a sexy woman caught between and surges with excitement from initial fade-in to climatic fadeout. When a slimy, gilled monster from the deep kidnaps the beautiful Jill (Hart) it'll take her boyfriend (Hunter), his sidekick (Tomlinson) and his sidekick's sidekick – a rooster – to get her back! Following her trail into the deep, they are shocked to discover a lost underwater city, ruled by a ruthless captain (Price) and an army of mutated sea creatures, who imprison the hapless landlubbers... while a restless volcano threatens to bury them all!'

For me, the only reason to add this damp squib to my Vincent Price film collection is the special feature – an interview with Tab Hunter. Can't wait to hear his version of how this got made. Expect a full review in August.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Victoria Price invites you to join the Vincent Price London Legacy Tour this November

From 4-8 November 2015, a celebration of the life and career of horror movie icon Vincent Price will take place in the London in the UK, hosted by the late actor’s daughter, Victoria Price, and yours truly.

Events include:
• Visits to the film locations used in Theatre of Blood, Cry of the Banshee and Witchfinder General.
• A special talk by Victoria Price on her father's life and legacy.
• The 50th anniversary book launch of A Treasury of Great Recipes at Harrods.
• An electronic music performance of The Last Man on Earth.
• and much more.

Check out the website for schedule and ticketing information: http://vincentpricelegacy.uk/