Theatre of Blood Review
By Christopher Null
This is about as close as Vincent Price got to playing Hamlet, in his campy and bizarre Theatre of Blood. Recalling Dr. Phibes, Price once again plays a man hell-bent on revenge, only this time it's an actor murdering his former critics. Unfortunately the killings aren't as wild in the Theatre -- even a drowning in a vat of wine looks an awful lot like someone splashing around in water. Come on Vincent, throw in some food coloring for us! And Vinnie with an afro... some things are too frightening for the movies.
Aka Theater of Blood.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Thursday 5th April 1973
Production compaines: Cineman Productions, Harbour Productions Limited
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Fresh: 25 Rotten: 1
Cast & Crew
Starring: Vincent Price as Edward Lionheart, Diana Rigg as Edwina Lionheart, Ian Hendry as Peregrine Devlin, Harry Andrews as Trevor Dickman, Coral Browne as Chloe Moon, Robert Coote as Oliver Larding, Jack Hawkins as Solomon Psaltery, Michael Hordern as George Maxwell, Arthur Lowe as Horace Sprout, Robert Morley as Meredith Merridew, Dennis Price as Hector Snipe, Diana Dors as Maisie Psaltery, Milo O'Shea as Inspector Boot, Madeline Smith as Rosemary, Joan Hickson as Mrs. Sprout, Renée Asherson as Mrs. Maxwell, Charles Gray as Solomon Psaltery (voice)