Did you know that Christopher Lee and Vincent Price share the same birthday? Vincent Price would have been 102 years old today, and I have a list of his films you should check out, along with an embedded version of House on Haunted Hill that you can watch for free.
While many remember Vincent Price for Edward Scissorhands, The Fly, and the Corman-produced Poe adaptations, there are plenty of lesser-known classics. For those of you haven’t seen The Last Man on Earth, I highly suggest watching it. You’ll notice how similar it is to the modern zombie story and looks like it served as inspiration for George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Here are some other Price films that you may want to check out:
House of Wax, The Tingler, Tales of Terror, Twice-Told Tales, The Comedy of Terrors, The Masque of the Red Death, Witchfinder General, The Oblong Box, Scream and Scream Again, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Theatre of Blood, Madhouse
My personal favorite is House on Haunted Hill, which was the first film starring Vincent Price that I can remember watching. It left quite an impression on me and I still watch it regularly. I will be starting the film shortly after posting this entry and if you’d like to join me, pull it up on Netflix instant, pop in your DVD, or watch the embedded version below: