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The Comedy of Terrors

  • Comedy
  • Horror
  • 1964
  • Jacques Tourneur
  • 79 mins
  • X

Summary

Horror comedy starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff. When a New England funeral parlour falls upon hard times, murderous mortician Waldo Trumbull decides to put new life into the business by drumming up a little trade.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Undertakers Vincent Price and Peter Lorre (in one of his last films) drum up business by murdering potential customers in this lesser effort from Jacques Tourneur, director of such classics as Cat People and Curse of the Demon. Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone complete a fearsome foursome who try hard to extract every ounce of humour from the regrettably dull script. Watching genre stars send up the horror clichés they themselves made famous is the only reason for watching this marginally interesting failure.

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Credits

Cast

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Waldo TrumbullVincent Price
Felix GilliePeter Lorre
Amos HinchleyBoris Karloff
John F BlackBasil Rathbone
Cemetery keeperJoe E Brown
Amaryllis TrumbullJoyce Jameson
Mrs PhippsBeverly Powers
RiggsPaul Barsolow
Phipps's maidLinda Rogers
Mr PhippsBuddy Mason

Crew

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DirectorJacques Tourneur

Details

Theatrical distributor
Anglo Amalgamated
Languages
English
Guidance
Some violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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