Thursday, May 27, 2010

TOP 10 BIRTHDAY SPECIAL: VINCENT PRICE (May 27, 1911 - October 25, 1993)

Vincent Price is one of the greats of the modern horror film, with his voice and elegant/suave style he rivaled Bela Lugosi in presence. To celebrate his birthday here is the Top 10 Best of Vincent Price:

#10 "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) - Even though he was only in this for 5 minutes this was his last and still a memorable performance. Especially his death scene!
#9 "The Fly" (1958) - This is an old favorite, although Price isn't the main character he remains a focal point through the story.
"Madhouse" (1974) - Opposite another great, Peter Cushing, we have an old horror movie star whose character is committing murders independently!

#7 "
Diary of a Madman" (1963) Price plays a judge who visits a murderer possessed by an evil spirit, awesome!
#6 ""House of Wax" (1953) - This is one of his best, although a remake of "Mystery of the Wax Museum" (1933) and in 3-D! Price's makeup is frightening and the movie features a young and thankfully mute Charles Bronson!
#5 "
House on Haunted Hill" (1959) - The original, the amazing! The incredibly campy and hokey! But wonderful!
#4 "
The Abominable Dr. Phibes" (1971) - PHIBES! Need I say more? He didn't, he doesn't "speak" a word the whole movie!
#3 "
The Last Man on Earth" (1964) - Before Will Smith! Before Charlton Heston! This is the original adaptation of Richard Matheson's "I Am Legend", very faithful, although they changed the title and the main characters name too. Oh well...
#2 "
Pit and the Pendulum" (1961) - One of many of Vincent Price/Roger Corman's Edgar Allan Poe adaptations. The torture sequences are intense!

#1 "
The Masque of the Red Death" (1964) - My favorite of all and Poe story too! This is Vincent Price at his most evil of characters!