Dr. Phibes Rises Again Reviews

  • Aug 17, 2018

    Vincent Price was at his weirdest when he made this crazy piece of crap

    Vincent Price was at his weirdest when he made this crazy piece of crap

  • Aug 17, 2018

    Playing like an extended episode of The Avengers, and with a bonkers Vincent Price seemingly rehearsing his turn as Edward Lionheart in the following year's superior Theatre of Blood, this is Robert Fuest's camp sequel to The Abominable Dr Phibes. It's fun and fairly watchable, but it completely runs out of steam (and script) long before the desert climax.

    Playing like an extended episode of The Avengers, and with a bonkers Vincent Price seemingly rehearsing his turn as Edward Lionheart in the following year's superior Theatre of Blood, this is Robert Fuest's camp sequel to The Abominable Dr Phibes. It's fun and fairly watchable, but it completely runs out of steam (and script) long before the desert climax.

  • Dec 12, 2017

    Just what the fuck is this move, and I mean this in the most enduring way. It doesn't help matters that this is the first of the Dr. Phibes flicks I see, but it will not be the last. Vincent Price plays the good doctor wearing a mask of his own face. Now with that being said that is where it kind of falls apart his real face just suppose to be a simple but realistic mask. He moves his face muscles too much to make feel like he is wearing a mask. Outside of that nit-pic it is a great flick. The gaudy coffins, Dr Phibes' outlandish outfits and speaking poetry while being dubbing himself, and a rival that gets thwarted by happenstance. Great murder scenes, almost like the doctor trys to out do himself.

    Just what the fuck is this move, and I mean this in the most enduring way. It doesn't help matters that this is the first of the Dr. Phibes flicks I see, but it will not be the last. Vincent Price plays the good doctor wearing a mask of his own face. Now with that being said that is where it kind of falls apart his real face just suppose to be a simple but realistic mask. He moves his face muscles too much to make feel like he is wearing a mask. Outside of that nit-pic it is a great flick. The gaudy coffins, Dr Phibes' outlandish outfits and speaking poetry while being dubbing himself, and a rival that gets thwarted by happenstance. Great murder scenes, almost like the doctor trys to out do himself.

  • Sep 02, 2017

    Sure, it's ridiculous that Phibes has a traveling, robotic band, speaks through a device on the side of his neck, and enjoys dancing with his assistant. But Price waxes poetic on the nature of life all the while subjecting his victims to some incredibly creative deaths. It's fun and quite gory at times. While not as good as the first, it's actually more entertaining.

    Sure, it's ridiculous that Phibes has a traveling, robotic band, speaks through a device on the side of his neck, and enjoys dancing with his assistant. But Price waxes poetic on the nature of life all the while subjecting his victims to some incredibly creative deaths. It's fun and quite gory at times. While not as good as the first, it's actually more entertaining.

  • Aug 23, 2016

    Though perhaps the downright shock of the original had been missing, there is nothing wrong in this fine sequel. One of Vincent Price's best roles. Unmissable for Price enthusiasts.

    Though perhaps the downright shock of the original had been missing, there is nothing wrong in this fine sequel. One of Vincent Price's best roles. Unmissable for Price enthusiasts.

  • Oct 05, 2015

    Very slow to get going. It at first feels like a retread of the same stuff for a little while. The opening is really cheesy, with footage played backwards from the first movie and a Batman TV show-like voice over recounting all the events of the first movie and where we are now. The kills are less memorable, and there isn't really a clear motive other than "fuck you, that's my eternal life water." The last half hour gets much better with the Saw-like elaborate traps that made the first movie so interesting. The ending is very abrupt, especially since you watch the entire movie wondering about this river, only to never actually see it. Vincent Price singing somewhere over the rainbow was classic though.

    Very slow to get going. It at first feels like a retread of the same stuff for a little while. The opening is really cheesy, with footage played backwards from the first movie and a Batman TV show-like voice over recounting all the events of the first movie and where we are now. The kills are less memorable, and there isn't really a clear motive other than "fuck you, that's my eternal life water." The last half hour gets much better with the Saw-like elaborate traps that made the first movie so interesting. The ending is very abrupt, especially since you watch the entire movie wondering about this river, only to never actually see it. Vincent Price singing somewhere over the rainbow was classic though.

  • Jul 07, 2015

    Quite outlandish and ridiculous, but still a fun sequel.

    Quite outlandish and ridiculous, but still a fun sequel.

  • Nov 24, 2014

    This movie was dumb. Really dumb. Really confusing. The first movie was mediocre, this movie was horrible. Worst Vincent Price that I have ever seen. His acting is on point as usual, but the movie was confusing and terrible.

    This movie was dumb. Really dumb. Really confusing. The first movie was mediocre, this movie was horrible. Worst Vincent Price that I have ever seen. His acting is on point as usual, but the movie was confusing and terrible.

  • Bruce B Super Reviewer
    Feb 16, 2014

    The first "Dr. Phibes" film was a remarkably entertaining film that found the right balance between campy humor and grand guignol-style horror. This sequel is unfortunately a huge let-down. Everything that made the original great seems to be completely mishandled this time around. First off, none of the characters are remotely interesting in this one. Secondly, the deaths are nearly as innovative. Also, the technical credits are pretty weak (the direction by Robert Fuest seems to have no sense of pacing where the first one zipped right by). Mostly however is there's too much emphasis on comedy in this one. There's no menace to Phibes anymore. Whereas the first film was a great tongue-in-cheek and campy horror film, the sequel is simply a lousy comedy. Apparently the production was rushed and it shows. Fortunately, the film is still worth watching thanks to Vincent Price. Even with the lesser material, hes still got it, succeeding where the rest of the film fails - finding the right balance between horror and comedy. The performance is still delightful even if the screenplay calls for him to go too over-the-top. The rest of the cast fares worse. Peter Jeffrey (who was enjoyable in the first one) and the bland Robert Quarry (nowhere near as good an actor as Joseph Cotten) are both given far too much screen time. "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" is another disappointing sequel to a great original. 2 1/2 Stars 2-10-14

    The first "Dr. Phibes" film was a remarkably entertaining film that found the right balance between campy humor and grand guignol-style horror. This sequel is unfortunately a huge let-down. Everything that made the original great seems to be completely mishandled this time around. First off, none of the characters are remotely interesting in this one. Secondly, the deaths are nearly as innovative. Also, the technical credits are pretty weak (the direction by Robert Fuest seems to have no sense of pacing where the first one zipped right by). Mostly however is there's too much emphasis on comedy in this one. There's no menace to Phibes anymore. Whereas the first film was a great tongue-in-cheek and campy horror film, the sequel is simply a lousy comedy. Apparently the production was rushed and it shows. Fortunately, the film is still worth watching thanks to Vincent Price. Even with the lesser material, hes still got it, succeeding where the rest of the film fails - finding the right balance between horror and comedy. The performance is still delightful even if the screenplay calls for him to go too over-the-top. The rest of the cast fares worse. Peter Jeffrey (who was enjoyable in the first one) and the bland Robert Quarry (nowhere near as good an actor as Joseph Cotten) are both given far too much screen time. "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" is another disappointing sequel to a great original. 2 1/2 Stars 2-10-14

  • Nov 19, 2013

    Picking Up 3 Years After The First Film Left Off. This Sequel Reveals The Second Part Of The Abominable Dr. Phibes' Plan, By Taking His Wife To Egypt To Resurrect Her. Explorers Get In The Way, & He Has To Dispatch Of Them. Sadly His Method Of Killing Isn't As Planned Out And As Well Done As In The Previous Film. But This Price Driven Veichle Does Not Fail To Entertain.

    Picking Up 3 Years After The First Film Left Off. This Sequel Reveals The Second Part Of The Abominable Dr. Phibes' Plan, By Taking His Wife To Egypt To Resurrect Her. Explorers Get In The Way, & He Has To Dispatch Of Them. Sadly His Method Of Killing Isn't As Planned Out And As Well Done As In The Previous Film. But This Price Driven Veichle Does Not Fail To Entertain.