Friday, September 19, 2008

Vincent Price...

One of my all-time favorite horror actors is Vincent Price. What a great movie career he had. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 27th, 1911. He had such a distinctive voice that was soothing, yet he presented a devilish style that was perfect for the horror genre. Although he made many movies that were not in the horror genre, 102 movies in his career, his first horror one in 1953 was The House of Wax. A very good movie that also featured Charles Bronson as the deaf-mute helper Igor. Price appeared in The Fly in 1958 and in the year of my birth, 1959 he was in one of my favorite Price films House on Haunted Hill. However, my favorite Price film is The House of Usher from 1960. Madness ruled in this film where the Usher family has a history of insanity. Great movie! I have seen it several times. In 1963 Price was in The Haunted Palace. Really creepy movie where Price plays a descendant of a "warlock" who placed a curse on the town he was living in and a little over 100 years later, the Price character and his wife inherit the house of the warlock. Price begins to be almost possessed by the spirit of his former relative. This is a very good film.

Here's a GREAT (final) scene from the movie House of Usher. I love this movie!

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