The Comedy Of Terrors details
|Starring:||Vincent Price, Peter Lorre|
The Comedy Of Terrors
|Run time:||1 hour 19 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Jan 2009|
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Famous names, big disappointmentBy JohhH (6 reviews) from London , 23 Feb 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I have seen this film now about three times (once on 35mm in a cinema, and at least twice on 16 mm showing it at film societies). This was in the 60's and 70's. The cast (Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone) are lost in a weak script (Richard Matheson) lamely directed (Jacques Tourneur). Everyone connected with this picture has been much better. Every time I've seen this, the audience has been let down.
Tingle your funny bones.By Griff1893 (16 reviews) from London , 03 Dec 2012One of those wonderfully silly black comedy 'horrors' that seemed to spring up around the same time with Price, Lorre and Rathbone mugging it for all they're worth. Enjoy.
Peter and Vincent in an excellent comedyBy riskysmith (150 reviews) , 29 Nov 2012I have had a dvd of this film for many years as I am a great fan of Peter Lorre and Vincent Price. The disc was rented to see if the film quality had been improved over the years, and the difference is only marginal. With the addition of Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone in it an excellent Comedy is the result. It is a pity that Peter lorre did not live longer as his duet with Vincent produced three excellent films. In this one Peter gets the girl for the first time.
Imperious, glorious PriceBy BluPhoenix69 (3 reviews) from Bath , 12 Apr 2011We loved this film - Price at his most imperious, glorious best, Peter Lorre was a dream (read nightmare) & it made a change to have actual story-line & dialogue - almost too good to be a B-movie, but immensely enjoyable nontheless. CLASSIC written allover it!
BLACK COMEDY BESTBy Marcus Brooks from uk , 13 Apr 2010Had this on vhs for years. My children grew up on it...we all loved it. Lorre wonderful, Price has some excellent lines and Karloff the King! A black comedy from more innocent times. Never tire of it.
Campy, dark and funny.
comedyBy juradino (815 reviews) from London , 22 Dec 2009Most horror movies with Vincent Price are somewhat comical because of their dreary campness, this one is so black that it is practically straight. Undertakers killing people off to make business. How very civilized.