The Abominable Dr. Phibes Reviews

  • Apr 14, 2019

    A campy horror-comedy. It's not the best horror movie ever made, but it actually makes for a memorable and interesting view. Vincent Price delivers another creepy performance, the script is written in an original and fastly-paced manner, the sets are well made and the concept is very interesting. The film's humor can also be charming and funny, without forgetting the memorable and heavy use of a good score. Overall, this should be considered a Vincent Price classic. Recommended!!

    A campy horror-comedy. It's not the best horror movie ever made, but it actually makes for a memorable and interesting view. Vincent Price delivers another creepy performance, the script is written in an original and fastly-paced manner, the sets are well made and the concept is very interesting. The film's humor can also be charming and funny, without forgetting the memorable and heavy use of a good score. Overall, this should be considered a Vincent Price classic. Recommended!!

  • Nov 10, 2018

    An elegant horror comedy from the early 70's with a refined English humour, graceful soundtrack featuring solemn organ and of course the imitable Vincent Price in an earnest role of a vengeful husband who lost his wife and eventually his reasoning. On the surface it might look like a typical campy b-movie, but the combination of the above elements elevates it way higher and makes it an enjoyable experience. The witticism of detectives's dialogues is yet another amusing feature.

    An elegant horror comedy from the early 70's with a refined English humour, graceful soundtrack featuring solemn organ and of course the imitable Vincent Price in an earnest role of a vengeful husband who lost his wife and eventually his reasoning. On the surface it might look like a typical campy b-movie, but the combination of the above elements elevates it way higher and makes it an enjoyable experience. The witticism of detectives's dialogues is yet another amusing feature.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    A classic of the genre.

    A classic of the genre.

  • Apr 11, 2018

    this is a weird old movie. vincent looks ugly as hell with that makeup on

    this is a weird old movie. vincent looks ugly as hell with that makeup on

  • Mar 16, 2018

    Vincent Price foreshadows his Edward Lionheart in Theatre of Blood in this ðeliriously camp horror comedy. Speaking (and drinking) via a tracheotomy in his neck he dispatches several former colleagues in ways outlined by Hebrew scripture (don't ask). It plays like an extended episode of TV classic The Avengers. No surprise when you realise it's directed by Robert Fuest. Great fun, and Price is wonderful.

    Vincent Price foreshadows his Edward Lionheart in Theatre of Blood in this ðeliriously camp horror comedy. Speaking (and drinking) via a tracheotomy in his neck he dispatches several former colleagues in ways outlined by Hebrew scripture (don't ask). It plays like an extended episode of TV classic The Avengers. No surprise when you realise it's directed by Robert Fuest. Great fun, and Price is wonderful.

  • Nov 06, 2017

    One of the last major productions of MGM that although has quite the reputation is quite a bit of a blunder. The story of Dr. Phibes obsessed with the negligence of doctors regarding his wife's death so he decides to avenge her but murdering them all. A very confusing & convoluted film it's hard to really get in to. Great costumes & set decoration to its merit.

    One of the last major productions of MGM that although has quite the reputation is quite a bit of a blunder. The story of Dr. Phibes obsessed with the negligence of doctors regarding his wife's death so he decides to avenge her but murdering them all. A very confusing & convoluted film it's hard to really get in to. Great costumes & set decoration to its merit.

  • Oct 31, 2017

    My favorite horror movie of all time, draws from Phantom of the Opera, Agatha Christie, and many others, but has its own unique flair. Not to mention the unique flair if Vincent Price,

    My favorite horror movie of all time, draws from Phantom of the Opera, Agatha Christie, and many others, but has its own unique flair. Not to mention the unique flair if Vincent Price,

  • Jan 25, 2017

    A gory tale of drama and revenge. Just perfect.

    A gory tale of drama and revenge. Just perfect.

  • Nov 25, 2016

    Had the occasion to watch this again while relaxing after preparing the Thanksgiving dinner. It was a pleasure seeing it with someone who had never seen it before and watch them cringe and flinch appropriately. A revolutionary film (for the time) with tons of humor and a great visual flair.

    Had the occasion to watch this again while relaxing after preparing the Thanksgiving dinner. It was a pleasure seeing it with someone who had never seen it before and watch them cringe and flinch appropriately. A revolutionary film (for the time) with tons of humor and a great visual flair.

  • Sep 20, 2016

    A masterpiece of the dark comedy.

    A masterpiece of the dark comedy.