Saturday, 10 May 2014

Theatre Of Blood Blu-ray Short Review

4 stars of classic British horror.Theatre of Blood Cover
Theatre Of Blood was first released in 1973 and is directed, brilliantly I might add, by Douglas Hickox (Zulu Dawn, Brannigan).
It tells the story of Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart (Vincent Price - The Fly, House Of Wax) and his lovely and loyal daughter Edwina Lionheart (Diana Rigg - The Avengers, On Her Majesty's Secret Service).
Theatre of Blood Diana RiggAfter years of ridicule, followed by one serious humiliation at the hands of the Critics Circle, led by Peregrine Devlin (Ian Hendry - Get Carter, Repulsion), this seasoned actor appears to take his own life as they look on and laugh. However, it soon becomes apparent that rumours of his demise have been greatly exaggerated, as members of the Critics Circle begin to drop like flies in all sorts of imaginative and deeply disturbing ways.
As the film opens, we see the first victim, George Maxwell (Michael Hordern - Where Eagles Dare, Gandhi) as he responds to a call to remove squatters from a building which he owns so that it can be demolished. He is brutally attacked by a crowd of strangely dressed individuals and as he lies dying he recognizes his attacker as Edward Lionheart.
Read all about it over at Road Rash Reviews.

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