Directed by Douglas Hickox • 1973 • United Kingdom
Starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Harry Andrews
The one and only Vincent Price brings his inimitable flair for camp to this wickedly inventive horror comedy. He is perfectly cast as a scenery-chewing Shakespearean actor determined to wreak vengeance on the critics who fail to appreciate his genius, killing them in a series of spectacular set-piece murders based on scenes from the Bard. The elaborate killings—which include death by poodle pie—are miniature masterpieces of the macabre.