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Theater of Blood

Director Douglas HICKOX
Info
  • UK│
  • 1973│
  • 104min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

This brilliant yet bizarre comedy-horror has Vincent Price starring as a psychotic actor. Feeling jilted by nine critics, he re-enacts Shakespearean murder scenes to earn his gruesome revenge.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
203 2016. 04. 30 10:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 7 EK19
540 2016. 05. 03 21:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 EK19
903 2016. 05. 07 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 EK19

Review

Theater of Blood begins with deadly scenes from silent films that look like Shakespeare stories. A pound of flesh is cut out from Merchant of Venice. A duel is fierce from Romeo and Juliet, and Othello is tricked into murdering his wife. Theater of Blood reveals that Shakespeare’s plays are filled with characters blinded by earthly desires. When a real drama begins, a man faces death surrounded by people. It is Edward, a Shakespearean actor, who ignites the collective murder. After losing a prominent actor award, he decides to seek revenge on the critics responsible, basing his killings on violent scenes from Shakespearean plays. With sarcasm on art with cult-like imaginations, and Vincent Price’s unique style of acting, the campy killing spree is turned into a sort of festivity. (LEE Sang-yong)

Credit

Director Douglas HICKOX
Screenplay Anthony GREVILLE-BELL
Producer John KOHN, Stanley MANN
Cinematography Wolfgang SUSCHITZKY
Editor Malcolm COOKE
Music Michael J. LEWIS
Cast Vincent PRICE,?Diana RIGG,?Ian HENDRY

Director

Douglas HICKOX

Douglas HICKOX(1929~1988) was born in London, where he was educated at?Emanuel School. Began as an assistant director and second unit director in the 1950´s, graduating to full director with Behemoth the Sea Monster(1959). His work includes?Entertaining Mr. Sloane(1970),?Theatre of Blood(1973),?Sky Riders(1976) and?Zulu Dawn(1979).

Trailer

(Theater of Blood) DIR. Douglas HICKOX

This brilliant yet bizarre comedy-horror has Vincent Price starring as a psychotic actor. Feeling jilted by nine critics, he re-enacts Shakespearean murder scenes to earn his gruesome revenge.