The Abominable Dr Phibes

The Abominable Dr Phibes

Robert Fuest (1971)

X Certificate


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Vincent Price's role here as an ex-vaudevillian madman living in a secret underground mechanical world is his only self-originated monster and is superbly tailored for the horror maestro. Phibes is a deformed maniac with a florid sense of style and an inclination to ham, who concocts a divinely ingenious revenge, gruesomely inspired by ancient plagues, on the surgeons he holds responsible for the death of his wife. Full of gaudy Art Deco excess, surprise charm and sardonic violence, this deadpan send-up is a classy fright delight. Originally billed with the timely tagline "Love means never having to say you're ugly"!


A disfigured genius seeks out the surgeons he holds responsible for his wife's death and bumps them off in ever more elaborate ways. Horror, starring Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Terry-Thomas and Virginia North.

Cast & Crew

Dr Anton Phibes Vincent Price
Dr Vesalius Joseph Cotten
Rabbi Hugh Griffith
Dr Longstreet Terry-Thomas
Vulnavia Virginia North
Goldsmith Aubrey Woods
Nurse Allan Susan Travers
Dr Hargreaves Alex Scott (1)
Dr Kitaj Peter Gilmore
Dr Dunwoody Edward Burnham
Inspector Trout Peter Jeffrey
Dr Whitcombe Maurice Kaufman
Director Robert Fuest
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Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray