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THEATRE OF BLOOD
October 31, 2019  | By David Bianculli

AXS TV, 9:30 p.m. ET

 
This is my favorite ghoulish movie on TV today – and one of my favorite movies ever, because it’s sort of like a murder-spree cross between Shakespeare and A Fish Called Wanda. And it’s educational, too: This 1973 Vincent Price movie is where I first learned about Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s over-the-top bloodbath of a stage drama. The plot has Price, as a has-been Shakespearean actor, returning from seeming oblivion to wreak revenge on his hostile former drama critics – by dispatching them in ways borrowed from the Bard.  Oh, and his chameleonic partner in crime? His devoted, beautiful daughter, played by Diana Rigg. Yesterday, despite all the other creepy competition, Theatre of Blood made my Best TV Tomorrow video…
 
 
 
 
 
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