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VINCENT PRICE MARATHON
October 31, 2018  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

 
What better way to spend Halloween night than to wallow in some vintage Vincent Price horror films? (Answer: There are few better ways. The Price is right – and in terms of holiday wallowing, consider it Walloween.) The evening begins at 8 p.m. ET with 1953’s House of Wax, continues at 9:45 p.m. ET with 1961’s The Pit and the Pendulum, and keeps going with 1964’s The Masque of the Red Death (11:15 p.m. ET) and 1959’s House on Haunted Hill (1 a.m. ET). And saving the best for last, it ends (at 2:30 a.m. ET) with one of my favorite horror films of all time: the darkly comic, brilliantly inspired 1973 film Theatre of Blood, in which Price plays a ham Shakespearean actor who takes revenge on his critics by killing them in gruesome ways inspired by plays from the Bard. Diana Rigg co-stars, and the two of them, together (pictured, in one of their many disguises), are magnificently malevolent.
 
 
 
 
 
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