The Abominable Dr Phibes.-the Evil Dr. Faimps (1971)
Ronald S. Dunas, Louis M. Heyward
James Whiton, William Goldstein
Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Peter Jeffrey, Virginia North
American International Pictures
"The Curse of Dr. Phibes", "Dr. Phibes"
1 Hour and 34 Minutes (94 Minutes)
"HE CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD FOR REVENGE with Nine Diabolical Curses ... BEES ... BATS ... BEASTS ... BLOOD ... FROGS ... HAIL ... LOCUSTS ... DARKNESS ... DEATH! THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES ... the most terrifying film you will ever see!", "Revenge Is The Best Medicine.", "Love means never having to say you're ugly!", "Dr. Phibes has great vibes!", "There are two sides to Dr. Phibes.....both of them EVIL!".
One of the most peculiar and violent horror films with main protagonist the great Vincent Price is undoubtedly "The Abominable Dr Phibes.". Directed by Robert Fuest, who gave a series of fairly good thriller in the 70s, the film masterfully combines horror, black comedy, music and … Theology in an explosive and highly enjoyable mix! The Price played the evil Dr. title in a wonderful interpretation full of emotion, irony and anger.
The case is entirely a story of revenge, but before you rush to criticize as usual you should consider the additional items that apegklwbizoyn this film from the shackles of repetition and give an air of diabolical originality. The vengeful crescendo unleashes a theologian and musician, the notorious Dr. Phibes, assassinating specific doctors, inspired by the Old Testament and specifically from the "10 Plagues of Egypt". The reason? Quite simply, these doctors are when Dr Phibes. responsible for the death of his wife which attempted to cheiroyrgisoyn after a traffic accident where he died himself Phibes (ostensibly at least!). Dr. evil's favourite died on the operating table and now he with the help of silent associate (Virginia North) punishes the "incompetent" doctors without any frugally while police trying to clarify the situation surrounding the murders. It won't take long to understand that not ever Phibes died in that accident …
The name of Vesalius Chief doctors of the film alludes to the well-known 16th century physician Andreas Vesalius, who is considered by many to be the founder of modern human anatomy with very great writing scientific project. He used to chop corpses in order to learn more about the functions of the body.
Reference point of the film is the inventive murders of doctors from Dr Phibes. and charming Assistant. It's not a little thing to see the biblical narrative taking shape in some way, even within the framework of a fun film, albeit with certain modifications in the middle of the culling. See the ' wounds ' of frogs, blood, akridwn, hail, etc. be transformed into raw murderous acts against the unfortunate doctors. All such scenes distinguished by inspiration, theatricality and brutality, with Dr Phibes. giving recitals diabolical methodology that nails. And talk about a villain who can speak only through a complex mechanism that connects the trachea of a Gramophone — another sign of originality of the film.
At the same time there is a police investigation where the feisty Trout inspector looks for traces of the paranoid doctor with the collaboration of Dr archicheiroyrgoy. Vesalius (Joseph Cotten) who is naturally potential victim of vengeance frenzy of Phibes. A frosted Phibes whose gaze causes shudders, especially when we know his moods! Worth mentioning is also the Orchestra of his personal residence. There watching an excellent audio-visual spectacle with Phibes playing Church instrument, different Dummies playing percussion, horns and other instruments while captivating, silent Assistant of indulging in dance manoeuvres sometimes alone and sometimes with Phibes himself. Talk about pompous artistic nature scenes in every sense of the word. In addition, we meet and the darkest dramatic scenes where the character Dr Phibes. forth in the photo speaks adikochamenis his wife pointing out how soon we will be together again, giving a prophetic touch in the movie …
No need to say more about this rich and artistic horror film. Few backsliding in the progress of action hardly reduce the fun and satisfaction that we receive from watching "The Abominable Dr Phibes.". Fearlessly rushing …
The Abominable Dr. Phibes
- The creepy murder with the "plague of frogs".
- The gruesome murder with standard "curse of akridwn"!
- The dynamic finale that contains suspense and macabre element simultaneously!
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
Imaginative and appalling in conception and execution killings, lyrical and somber atmosphere, theatrical style, black humor, great music, cold and hate-filled eyes of Dr. Phibes – another awful performance by the great Vincent Price.