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Monday, 13 April 2015

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

The grand opening clues you in pretty quickly to what Phibes subsequently offers up: it’s a markedly strange horror/comedy that’s distinctly British in tone. It wouldn't have been out of place for Steed and his lady of choice in sexy boots to appear and take on the case. But that didn't happen; instead we follow Detective Inspector Trout (Peter Jeffrey) as he attempts to prevent Vincent Price from inflicting the ten plagues of Egypt upon a group of surgeons in an OTT vendetta. Price never ceases to amaze, despite his character being a difficult one to portray.

3½ creeping deaths out of 5

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