Did you know that Christopher Lee and Vincent Price share the same birthday? Vincent Price would have been 101 years old today, and I have a list of his films for you to check out, along with an embedded version of House on Haunted Hill 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 see 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.
Whether you’re a younger horror fan that missed out on some of these films or just haven’t watched them in a while, Netflix Instant is offering over a dozen titles that star Vincent Price, including:
Edward Scissorhands, From a Whisper to a Scream, Madhouse, Theater of Blood, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Witchfinder General, The Last Man on Earth, The Masque of the Red Death, The Tomb of Ligeia, The Raven, The Comedy of Terrors, Tales of Terror, The Pit and the Pendulum, House on Haunted Hill, The Fly
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: