Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Continuing my weekly peek at my stills collection, here's a great staged shot from the comedy horror film "The Comedy of Terrors."

Seen here are Peter Lorre at the organ, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone standing behind him.

Needless to say there isn't a point in this nifty little comedy in which all of these characters are getting along! Throughout the film, Price is bullying Lorre, wanting to kill Karloff and almost succeeding in killing Rathbone.

The film is out on a double feature DVD with another Amerian International Pictures horror comedy "The Raven." Although I have plenty of affection for "The Raven," it is no where near as successful a film as "Comedy."

Roger Corman, who directed "Raven," was not as good a director as Jacques Tourneur was with comedy.

It's interesting to note through some contractual feature "Rhubarb the Cat" actually gets billing before Rathbone. That cat is good, but not that good.

If you're a Kevin Smith fan, head over to your local Best Buy for a special edition of Clerks II only that company has: a Mooby happy meal box that contains the film, plus a Mooby visor, name tag and drink cup. It's pretty damn cool.

Yes, I'm a fan boy: proud and geeky.

1 comment:

Kip W said...

As a longtime H. Allen Smith aficionado, "Rhubarb" holds a spot in my heart as the only movie based on one of his books.

I also saw a Karloff collection yesterday that has four movies, including The Boogie Man Will Get You, a quickie that coasted in on the wake of "Arsenic and Old Lace," and a cast including Peter Lorre, Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom (who H. Allen Smith interviewed once) and Larry Parks. I thought it was pretty funny as a kid. I've, uh, seen it since then.