Saturday, December 21, 2013

Vincent Price: The Sinister Image (1987)

Director: Stanley Sheff

Writers: David Del Valle, Steve Biodrowski

Composer: no music

Starring: David Del Valle, Vincent Price

More info IMDb

Plot: Host David Del Valle sits down with his longtime friend, Vincent Price, over the course of an hour discussing his career and his later years as a horror icon.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? Nah.

Vincent Price is such an icon in cinema that you just have to watch him whenever he sits down for an interview.  He's such an engaging presence and his memory at his age is incredible.  He seems like he'd be the nicest guy to his fans.  It's impossible to cover one's career with any decent amount of detail in an hour but Del Valle does an admirable job.  It's mentioned toward the end that he'd known Price since '68 and he'd been trying to get him to sit down for an interview for 4 or 5 years.  They cover a lot of ground including his early days in Hollywood, through the transition to horror with films like HOUSE OF WAX (1953), the Poe films with Roger Corman, the Phibes pictures and beyond.  It's a no-brainer, must-watch for fans of this wonderfully talented actor.

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